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Newnes Campground - image Bec Conroy
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Everything money can’t buy is at Newnes Campground, New South Wales

Newnes Campground – image Bec Conroy Love kangaroos, campfires, towering rock faces and sunsets that blow your mind? Then Newnes Campground is the place for you. Newnes Campground really is (as the sign at the entryway states) everything money can’t buy. Deep in the NSW Wollemi National Park, just outside of Lithgow, Newnes Campground is a hidden (and free) gem.  There are a couple of loos and loads of fire pits, but no running water or trash facilities. Bring all you need in and pack it all back out. Multiple hikes leave from the campground to explore the surrounding Wollemi

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Michael Lennon with his Camps Book
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“The Campers’ Bible”

Michael Lennon with his Camps Book Lake Wyangan (pictured below) is one of the many beautiful free camps we have found in our caravanning trips through SA, Victoria, NSW and Qld using the Camps Australia Wide guide book. Lake Wyangan which is a lovely camping spot about 8 km north west of Griffith in NSW.  This book is referred to by many travellers as the “Campers’ Bible”.  We have yet to travel through the red centre up to Darwin and back through the Kimberley to Perth, but when we do we will definitely be using the current edition of the “Campers’

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NSW Cowra Overnight Rest Stop
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Cowra Overnight Rest Stop, New South Wales has location, location, location!

This overnighter is opposite McDonalds in Cowra, a pleasant walk to the Australia’s World Peace Bell, 50 metres to the river, and just over the bridge you’ll find the shops. There are toilets and a dump point, plus an Information Centre and even a rose garden! This bitumen parking area is surrounded by parkland and sports fields, and is adjacent to Edgell Park, with BBQs and a good dog area. Cowra is best known for the largest Prisoner of War breakout in modern military history. It has a cemetery, POW theatre and hologram, military and migrant camps. There’s even more

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NSW Kyffins Reserve
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Kyffins Reserve, New South Wales, is a bird watcher’s paradise

You just have to look at the photograph to see why this spot made our list. Right on Lake Mulwala, the kilometre of shoreline has walking tracks and designated areas for bush camping. For fishing and boating enthusiasts, it comes highly recommended. Camp beside these ghostly river red gums, and you might just catch some Murray Cod, Trout Cod, Golden Perch (Yellow Belly), Silver Perch or Murray Crayfish. Note that a NSW recreational fishing licence is required for the Murray River. Alternatively, if you are just after a peaceful setting with wonderful birdlife – this is for you! Facilities are

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NSW Bethungra Dam
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Beautiful night skies at Bethungra Dam and Reserve, New South Wales

This site is not so well known, which makes it even more attractive if you’re hoping to get away from it all! There are good facilities here – toilet, picnic tables, fireplaces, boat ramp, access for big rigs, shade, and it’s pet friendly. There is a big flat gravel area for RVs, and the night skies are perfect for stargazing. In 1895 the dam was constructed as a water supply dam for Junee, north of Ulandra Nature Reserve. After 1906, water quality problems led to its disuse. Blue green outbreaks may mean it is closed for recreation, but it still has

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Getaway Tourist Park Coonabarabran NSW
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Stay at the Getaway Tourist Park, Coonabarabran, New South Wales

Traveller John Missen recommends Getaway Tourist Park, situated on the Newell Highway at Coonabarabran in NSW. He said, “It is a great place to stay to explore, among other things, the Warrumbungles (volcanic mountain peaks) and also the Siding Springs Observatory. The observatory houses a large astronomical telescope surrounded by a viewing floor.” Pet friendly, it is NSW site 125 in Caravan Parks 5, or find it on the Camps Australia Wide App. The park has a dump point, pool, playground and BBQs.  Another CAMPS traveller described it as “spotless”, “friendly” and “no frills, my kind of park”. Add it to your #postlockdownbucketlist. The Pilliga is

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Great to see Camping is back in some states - Di Spice from the I Love Camping Australia Wide Facebook group for this image of her hubby relaxing at Kwolyin Camp, WA site 168 in Camps 10.
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When will our state borders open?

Great to see Camping is back in some states – Di Spice from the I Love Camping Australia Wide Facebook group for this image of her hubby relaxing at Kwolyin Camp, WA site 168 in Camps 10. Hooray – this week, NSW have given a date to get back camping and holiday making – on June 1, 2020. We even know their ski season is on. However, travellers on our Facebook Group, I Love Camping Australia Wide are asking “When will the borders open?” NSW is now welcoming travellers from other states, and I guess other states will follow –

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Swans Crossing is NSW site 381 in Camps10 or find it on the Camps Australia Wide App, it has a brand new playground for the family to enjoy
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8 reasons to plan camping at State Forests in New South Wales

Swans Crossing is NSW site 381 in Camps10 or find it on the Camps Australia Wide App, it has a brand new playground for the family to enjoy NSW residents will be able to take a holiday anywhere in NSW from next month, with intra-state travel restrictions to be lifted from Monday 1 June 2020. A number of caravan parks and camping grounds will be open from 1 June 2020, but travellers should call ahead and confirm bookings. State forests “are working towards June reopenings and will announce what’s happening closer to the date”. So put them on your list! These

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The Perisher Valley in the NSW Snowy Mountains
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Ski season, camping and holiday travel will be on in New South Wales

The Perisher Valley in the NSW Snowy Mountains NSW residents will be able to take a holiday anywhere in NSW from next month, with intra-state travel restrictions to be lifted from Monday 1 June 2020. Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Deputy Premier John Barilaro said NSW citizens will be able take recreational trips across NSW, as long as they maintain social distancing and good hygiene. Ms Berejiklian said lifting the holiday travel restriction will give everyone a much needed break and help get small businesses and the tourism industry moving again. “This is the day we’ve all been looking forward to

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