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Wilpena Pound - Image by A Year of Beach and Bush
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Multi-million-dollar boost for Wilpena Pound in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia

Wilpena Pound – Image by A Year of Beach and Bush One of South Australia’s most iconic tourism destinations at Wilpena Pound in the Flinders Ranges will undergo a $3 million transformation and take on new management to improve the visitor experience, increase patronage and in turn create local jobs for the region. NRMA Parks and Resorts, which is one of Australia’s largest transport and tourism operators, has been appointed resort manager for South Australia’s iconic Indigenous-owned Wilpena Pound Resort in the Flinders Ranges. The $3 million joint investment by the Marshall Liberal Government and Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) will

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Thallon Silo
Camping

Queensland Routes: St George – Nindigully – Thallon – Dirranbandi – Bollon

Thallon Silo As we headed outback this winter, instead of forging due west from St George, we took a detour – full of gems! Murray the Cod St George We followed the Balonne River into town, stopping at the Beardmore Dam picnic area for lunch. There are four caravan parks in town – we chose the Pelican’s Rest Caravan Park just east of town on the Cararnvon Highway. St George Caravan Park is opposite the bridge and Major Mitchell Monument. You’ll also find Murray the Cod here. The Riverway really makes the most of the Balonne with walkways and picnic

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Mitchell Falls Luminar
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Munurru (King Edward River) Campground, Western Australia

Mitchell Falls Luminar Munurru (King Edward River) Campground, WA site 729 in CAMPS 11, in the far north Kimberley, is an ideal base to explore Ngauwudu (Mitchell Plateau). Managed by Wunambal Gaambera Traditional Owners, it offers spacious, serene, bush campsites, campfires, river swimming and Wanjina-Gwion rock art tours. Punamii-Uunpuu (Mitchell Falls) is an easy day trip. Being the Kimberley, it is 4WD access only, camper trailers and tents recommended – and only during the dry season, April to October. It is in the lower end of the $+ price range and they do offer an attractive family rate. There are

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Litchfield National Park Central Valley Map
Destinations

More swimming and camping at Litchfield’s Central Valley, Northern Territory

We are so excited about the Litchfield National Park improvements. One of our favourite parks in Australia, we loved the waterfall hopping and Buley Rockpools.  Now we can explore brand new areas – with Central Valley campsites on track to open this dry season. Work on the highly-anticipated $17.5 million Turbo Charging Tourism project is progressing well, with 10 campsites in the northern section of the development now complete. The area will allow campers and visitors direct access to swim in and enjoy the spring-fed creeks. Stage 3 Local company, the Ostojic Group, is carrying out construction for Stage 3

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Rod and Pam Elkington
Life on the Road

An ANZAC Story: Push to the Bush

Rod and Pam Elkington On April 15, Pam and Rod Elkington will set out on an outback trip with a difference. Along with other veterans they will visit remote towns and tell them about ANZAC Day.  “When we first started Push to the Bush,” said Rod, “Wyandra had 15-16 kids in the school and we marched on ANZAC Day. There were whole heaps of mums and dads asking questions – turns out they weren’t alive when we came back from Vietnam. “It was the whole family – so we’re actually getting two chops at the cherry!” That was 16 years ago,

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“Hanging Rock “Jackadgery NSW
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Free and pet friendly: Cangai Bridge at Jackadgery, New South Wales

This FREE pet-friendly camp spot is 20 km west of Jackadery via Gwydir Hwy. Small vehicles only, narrow bridges – we call it Cangai Bridge in CAMPS 11 – NSW site 245. Or find it on the Camps Australia Wide App! Photographer Anne Meagher says this area is also known as Hanging Rock, Jackadgery. It is for self contained vehicles, and Anne said there were plenty of caravans on site, with a good gravel road in from the highway. They camp on the grassy slopes just after the wooden bridge, probably about 8 km in from Gwydir Hwy. Fishing allowed

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There's nothing more that our family loves than waterfall and waterhole hopping. Here we are at Edith Falls, NT
Camping

We’re all going on a summer holiday

There’s nothing more that our family loves than waterfall and waterhole hopping. Here we are at Edith Falls, NT Our boys have finished school for the year, so now CAMPS 11 is at the printer, we’ll sneak off to the mountains for a family break. I’m thinking bushwalking, watching sunsets and plenty of swimming under waterfalls. It’ll be great to check out their new campground area – O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat is in Lamington National Park, in the Gold Coast Hinterland.   We are delighted to hear restrictions are relaxing on the QLD border – it means we’ll be seeing more

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