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The Yacht Club overlooks the Broadwater, Main Beach
New South Wales

Book now for a fun Queensland & New South Wales Caravan Clubs State Rally

Yacht Club overlooks the Broadwater, Main Beach How does happy hour all week long sound? Beautiful Southport on the Gold Coast, is the location for the Caravan Club Rally for QLD and New South Wales, February 19- 25 February in 2024. Plenty of cafe and eatery choices in Southport I know that might seem like a long way ahead, but there is an awful lot of organisation that occurs for one of these, thanks to CCQ and the friendly Roustabouts Club. Broadwater Tourist Park has kindly given CCQ a ‘reservation block out’ period where the public cannot get bookings, ceasing June 2023. Rally organisers have earmarked 200

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See & do Byron Bay & Hinterland
Beaches & Coasts

10 local tips for things to see and do at the Byron Bay Hinterland and surrounds, New South Wales

There are a plethora of caravan parks and campgrounds in the beautiful  hinterland and coastline around Byron Bay, New South Wales. It is the country’s most easterly point, so you can watch the sun greet Australia, as well as play at the sand, beaches and ocean – here’s what else you can do to keep active and refuel at local watering holes, whilst you are there: Walking the lighthouse at Byron or Broken Head to the point looking for whales. Hiking the 3 hour trail at Minyon Falls in Nightcap National Park… when open you can also camp there. Hiking Lennox

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R & R Farm Stay, near Mallanganee, New South Wales
Budget Campsite

NEW Budget Camp: R & R Farm Stay, near Mallanganee, New South Wales

Lehanne and Bruce welcome you to their working farm for a peaceful and quiet stopover in northern New South Wales. Just listed, they offer a limited number of unpowered sites, and booking is essential. Come and visit the farm animals: alpacas, cattle, mini goats, mini horse and poultry. There’s bird watching, bush walking, wildlife, plus paddock and yards for horses. It is suitable for all vehicles and it is pet-friendly. There are basic amenities (camp kitchen, showers and toilets) and there is a 48 hour maximum stay. Firewood and firepits are provided. Find this camp 17 km from Tabulam, or 10

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Scotts Head Reflections Holiday Parks in New South Wales
Camping

Camp and swim at Scotts Head, New South Wales

I first visited Scotts Head as a kid! I remember the huge picnic area and beautiful beach for big family gatherings. Next up, as a teen with my cousin from Macksville, to soak up the sun. But I haven’t been back, judging by my sister’s recent visit – I’ll have to! She shared photos of Scotts Head Reflections Holiday Parks. A great caravan park for families, it is just a few steps to the beach, and pet friendly during off peak times… As well as regular amenities – they have easy access cabins, huge enclosed camp kitchen, school holiday activities and

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Image by Lesley Meade of nearby Lake Pamamaroo (from I Love Camping Australia Wide Facebook Group)
Camping

UPDATE on Menindee Lakes Caravan Park, New South Wales

Image by Lesley Meade of nearby Lake Pamamaroo (from I Love Camping Australia Wide Facebook Group) Please update your books! Menindee Lakes Caravan Park, which is located on a Crown land reserve on the eastern shores of Lake Menindee, was brought under the management of the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment – Crown Lands in August 2020. The managers have had to make a lot of changes, there is no longer a dump point, cabins, camp kitchen, BBQs, picnic tables or shade! Water is now non potable, and the amenities for people with disabilities are not at the required standard.

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Kim Murphy sent us this photo of Lake Menindee
Bucket List

Bucket List Oasis in New South Wales – Menindee Lakes

Kim Murphy sent us this photo of Lake Menindee Just like everyone wants to see the miraculous occasion when South Australia’s Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park has water in it, Menindee Lakes is another outback oasis – but timing must be right! Described as naturally ephemeral, the inter-connected lakes are normally dry, unless there has been adequate rain. They were modified during the 1950s and 1960s for water storage to nearby Broken Hill, as well as towns and farms in the Murray–Darling system. So when there is water in them – travellers flock to the great camping spots you’ll find

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Perisher Ski Fields by Kate Gilmore
Camping

Do you want to build a snowman? Free camp near the snow in New South Wales and Victoria!

Perisher Ski Fields by Kate Gilmore In 2022, we are so fortunate that the snow season has started early! If skiing or snowboarding is your thing, or if you just want the kids to have the experience of a snowball fight and sticking a carrot in the face of a snowman they have rolled themselves… Here’s a few options for accommodation that are easier on the wallet. Island Bend Campground, NSW Island Bend Campground, NSW by Kate Gilmore It is only 15 minutes to Perisher and the snowfields. This is a free national park campground with toilets, BBQ, picnic tables. Permits apply.  Island

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Free Camping New South Wales

Border Gate Roadhouse, New South Wales

We’d like to give a shout out to the folk at the Border Gate Roadhouse, New South Wales. Right on the border with South Australia, Covid and state border closures hit them hard. On top of that, they have had floods to contend with. This site was closed for a few months, but is now open again for 72 hour rests, pet friendly and free! However, they are still waiting for a plumber – so for now it is SCV (self contained vehicles) only – until repairs are made on their amenities. They said plumbers are flat out with repairs

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Cooma - Flags
Destinations

Visit Cooma and Snowy Hydro, New South Wales

About 114 km south of Canberra on the Monaro Highway, you’ll come to a regular stop off for us – Cooma, New South Wales. It’s a great base for groceries, shopping and a top museum. The Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre was hands on fun for our whole family. We really recommend visiting her before you explore the Snowy Mountains – as it gives you perspective on just how hydro power works. Displays really demonstrate the water flow, as well as the sheer scale of the project. Construction took a whopping 25 years to complete, from 1949-1974, and over 100,000 workers

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