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Yorke Peninsula Bush Camping
Camping

Fee rise for Yorke Peninsula Bush Camping, South Australia

The gorgeous 19 bush camping sites along the Yorke Peninsula had a steep price rise from $10 to $20 per site per night.   Council explained that their bush camping has never had a price increase since camping commenced and had been running at a loss for quite some time. With the significant increase in the arrival of campers along this stretch of coastline, there has been some environmental damage that council is addressing.  They have installed new and improved toilets in all but 2 of the smaller campgrounds, and have employed an extra ranger to help monitor the environmental impact. 

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Kate and Max crossed the QLD NT border near Camooweal
Northern Territory

QLD – NT: a Must Do Aussie Roadtrip

Who has crossed the QLD/NT border near Camooweal? This week, Kate and Max clocked 3,000km in 3 days – from Rainbow Beach to Katherine. Through Rockhampton to Barcaldine for the night. They said nothing was open for dinner  Ilfracombe Wellshot Hotel – image Kate Gilmore Stopping off at Ilfracombe past the Wellshot Hotel and Machinery Mile, Longreach, Winton, McKinlay and Cloncurry. Ilfracombe Machinery Mile – image Kate Gilmore Views of the mines greet you are you drive through Mount Isa – and they rested at Camooweal for the night. The last Queensland town you’ll see before the border! They had

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Granite Sky Walk, WA - Image Overland Exposure
Immerse Yourself In Nature

Push the limits with these hikes and views near Albany, Western Australia

Granite Sky Walk, WA – Image Overland Exposure CAMPS Ambassador, Manda said “Albany Region in WA seems to like you pushing yourself and your limits to walk at heights! The Gap and Granite Sky Walk are both 20-30minutes out of Albany.  The Granite Sky Walk is not for the faint hearted, it is a 2km hike which is a constant climb, then a huge boulder manoeuvre, a ladder and then walking on a platform on the edge of the granite boulder. The Gap (at Torndirrup National Park) is not as difficult, even wheelchair/pram friendly.” “When you come to places like this, you

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Destinations

Alpine National Park in Summer

Go alpine bird watching Pack the tent or the van and head to the Alpine National Park in the warmer months. Make camp in snow gum woodlands at Lake Catani or camp amid wildflowers at Falls Creek. Cool off and cast a line in the Rocky Valley Dam or waterways in the Kiewa Valley. Walk the amazing Razorback Trail and return to your basecamp at Mount Hotham. Trek the Bogong High Plains and Mount Buller and stay at historic cattlemen’s huts. We have just come back from a site checking trip in the Alpine area , this is a great

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Darwin River Tavern, NT - image Overland Exposure
Budget Campsite

“Awesome” budget NT pub camp: Darwin River Tavern

CAMPS Ambassadors Daniel and Manda from Overland Exposure loved a pub camp in the Northern Territory. They said, “Darwin River Tavern has an awesome unpowered camping area available. We used this as our base for a night to visit Berry Springs and had a great stay for just $10/night.” “If you camp here add another night or two and visit the Territory Wildlife Park, we really loved visiting when we lived in Darwin and highly recommend stopping in.” “This is such an awesome camp – at a Tavern so there’s meals and drinks and live music, a bottle-o, little shop

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Kapok flowers and the Cockburn Ranges on the Gibb River Road
Bucket List

Explore The Kimberley: 12 must dos around Kununurra and the eastern Gibb River Road, Western Australia

Kapok flowers and the Cockburn Ranges on the Gibb River Road Nothing compares to The Kimberley. I don’t think I could even anticipate how much this well known region, covering the north of Western Australia would resonate within me. Was it the trees? Those sunsets? Definitely the ranges… We explored from Kununurra to Broome, I was entranced! Here’s why we loved the eastern Kimberley and our introduction to the Gibb River Road… 1. Kununurra town We had to get through some work deadlines, and back then we secured an awesome family rate – so it was our longest stop in our

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Camps Australia Wide stop at Winton - Long Waterhole, Queensland - Drone image by Hugh Gilmore
Destinations

Favourite free camp: Long Waterhole, Winton, Queensland

Drone image by Hugh Gilmore Geez, we enjoyed our night here! The sky and birdlife was amazing – but rug up as it was on the chilly side (it was winter).⠀ Long Waterhole in Winton, Queensland is commonly known as the locals’ waterhole. It is approximately 2 km from Winton (dirt road) on the Jundah Road. Long Waterhole is man-made and was once used during the Outback Festival as the site for the World Crayfish Derby! Camps Australia Wide stop at Winton – Long Waterhole The townsfolk often go there in the summertime for a swim and occasionally a speedboat

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KCT Guluyambi Boat East Alligator - Image by Kakadu Cultural Tours
Immerse Yourself In Nature

Cruise the East Alligator River, Kakadu, Northern Territory

How beautiful is this? No wonder my mum rated the Guluyambi Cultural Cruise as her favourite day out on her recent Broome to Kakadu trip. As you cruise upstream, the East Alligator River divides the country, with Kakadu National Park on one side and Arnhem Land on the other. Step foot on Arnhem Land and check out the traditional hunting and gathering implements. And you can count crocs! Check out those views of this heritage listed land! What a beautiful part of the world – and not often seen when you visit Kakadu National Park. Mum especially loved how personal the tour was

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The Outback Way Yarla Kutjarra Rest Area Western Australia - image Miles Boak
Camping

Free camp on The Outback Way: Yarla Kutjarra Rest Area, Western Australia

Free, pet friendly, toilets, fire pits and remote! This is Yarla Kutjarra Rest Area – with a 48 hour limit for camping. North of Warburton it is on the Great Central Road in WA. ‘Australia’s longest shortcut!’ – the Outback Way is an epic 4WD road trip that connects you from Perth, Western Australia to Cairns, Queensland. Linking Laverton to Winton via Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Alice Springs you will drive through remote desert, learning about Aboriginal culture and outback life. The shelter at Yarla Kutjarra has an interesting story and paintings, created by locals. Make sure you organise your Abororiginal entry

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