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Round Hill Hotel in Morven, New South Wales
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NOW OPEN: Round Hill Hotel in Morven, New South Wales

Round Hill Hotel in Morven, NSW is now open again for camping with new owners who are really keen to welcome campers! Please add your photos to the Camps Australia Wide App or email them in.  They have gone from SCV (self contained vehicles) only with 48 hour stop to: 72 hour limit Toilet, shower and power for $10 and Unpowered sites are free! Have more space allocated now, now accepting tents, swags and big rigs. Meals are Wed-Sun, Raffles Wed and Friday, Sunday Roast lunch. Monthly Chinese all you can eat buffet. Sounds great! Find it in the CAMPS

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Lake Munmorah State Recreation Area image Tim Gilbert

Lake Munmorah State Recreation Area, New South Wales

Lake Munmorah State Recreation Area image Tim Gilbert Lake Munmorah State Recreation Area is located between Wyong and Swansea, just north of Budgewoi on the beautiful New South Wales Central Coast.  A few snaps from Lake Munmorah State Recreation Area – Deadman’s Beach, near Frazer Campground by Tim Gilbert. He said it was well worth the early morning walk. Lake Munmorah State Recreation Area image Tim Gilbert There are lots of picnic areas and lookouts. It is also a spot for rock fishing and whale watching in the season. Walks include: The Moonee Beach trail is 4 km return – Grade

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Boohoo Boonoo Falls, New South Wales

Romantic Boonoo Boonoo Falls, New South Wales

Before you get to Boonoo Boonoo National Park, you need to get the lingo right! It’s pronounced Bunna Boo Nu. Practice it, soon it will roll off the tongue. I hadn’t quite done that in the video! The photos simply don’t do it justice! The lookout is where Banjo Paterson proposed to his missus, so they say! No wonder she said yes, Boonoo Boonoo Falls is breathtaking. It is an effort to get to also – 43 km from Stanthorpe, Queensland or 23 km from Tenterfield, New South Wales, turn west. It is 4 km on the Boonoo Boonoo

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Cypress Pine Campground

CAMP at Cypress Pine Campground, Boonoo Boonoo National Park, New South Wales

Cypress Pine Campground is the only camp in Boonoo Boonoo National Park. This is how you pronounce it! Located beside the Boonoo Boonoo River, there are firepits, BBQ and picnic tables at sites. Plus you’ll find a sheltered area and accessible toilets.  I’m coming back for the river walk, It is one beautiful river and gorge!  There are plentiful sites, but do book ahead – there is little mobile reception at this park.  Make sure you see Boonoo Boonoo Falls, the waterfall Banjo Patterson thought was romantic, whilst you are here!  You can also fish (get a NSW licence) – and

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CAMPS at Bald Rock Campground, New South Wales

National Park must stay: Bald Rock Campground, New South Wales

We are definitely coming back to this wonderful spot! You can camp under the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest granite rock! Sites at Bald Rock Campground have plenty of vegetation and privacy, we loved the granite surrounds. Bald Rock was neutral ground, trade route and a meeting place for three of the Aboriginal nations of the area: the Jukambal, Bundgalung and Kamilleroi. The campground would be a wonderful location for groups. There is a sheltered area, but each site had picnic tables – the site we stopped at had a huge one. The firepits were very functional with BBQ plates that rotated.

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World War II Tank Traps at Thunderbolt's Gully
New South Wales

Living history: World War II Tank Traps at Thunderbolt’s Gully, New South Wales

We found this fascinating! Just north of Tenterfield, you’ll see the signs and a concrete wall (built to prevent tanks bypassing the road) on one side and huge boulders on the other. The then gravel road was full of holes from exploding mines. Wooden posts were there to force tanks to rise up and expose their underbelly – and it was part of the alleged ‘Brisbane Line’. 10,000 troops were stationed at 3 km south! The rock fall further down from the posts was from rocks blasted up higher to make the passage more difficult for the enemy. Drill holes

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Australia's largest granite rock - at Bald Rock National Park, New South Wales

Climb Australia’s largest granite rock – at Bald Rock National Park, New South Wales

My adrenaline is still on overdrive after climbing down the southern hemisphere’s largest granite monolith! When I’ve visited Stanthorpe, Queensland, I stopped at Girraween National Park, on the way to the border town, Wallangarra. It is full of granite domes, balancing rocks, and epic walks. I remember them being a bit scary, too! Well, Bald Rock National Park adjoins Girraween. And we had quite the adventure here, that is NOT for the faint hearted. After lunch and checking out the lovely Bald Rock Campground and local wildlife, we read the walk info. “Grade 5! No way!” said I. Ever the diplomat, Heatley assures, “We’ll

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Road to Basket Swamp National Park, NSW
Camping Tips

TRAVEL ALERT: Basket Swamp Campground temporary closure

We tried to pop into Basket Swamp National Park, NSW (north of Tenterfield) but it was closed until further notice – due to weather damaged access roads. Have you camped at Basket Swamp (in Boonoo State Forest) Or stopped at the waterfall? This important wetland of heaths and sedges has the role of cleaning, stoing and slowly releasing water throughout the year. All so it can gather into creeks feeding the coastal Clarence River system – the second widest river in mainland Australia. Visit: Timbarra Lookout Basket Swamp horse riding trails  Basket Swamp Falls  Woollool Woolloolni Aboriginal Place Boonoo State

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Bowning Rec ground, Victoria

FREEDOM CAMP at Bowning Recreation Ground, New South Wales

CAMPS at Bowning Rec ground, Victoria Have you been to Bowning, New South Wales? Our first stop was Bowning Hotel – just down the road from the campsite! As we walked in I looked up to one of my favourites poems. “Clancy of the Overflow” adorns the bar.  Established in 1870, the pub is proud of their past patron, Banjo Patterson. In fact, it is said that Banjo Patterson had a drink in town with fellow poet, Henry Lawson. These two Aussie writers were known for ‘the Bulletin debate’, discussing our national identity and whether bush life was romanticised by

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