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Melangata Station
Destinations

Melangata Station Stay, WA

Here’s a new budget priced Station Stay – Melangata in Yalgoo, WA, the only privately owned Heritage Listed Homestead John Hawes designed building in Australia.

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Mitchell Falls Luminar
Camping

Munurru (King Edward River) Campground, WA

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, NT

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
Camping

Free and pet friendly: Cangai Bridge at Jackadgery, NSW

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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Qld 522 Betoota Rest Area
Camping

Betoota Hotel is open – stay at one of 4 camps in town! 

After months and months of waiting Betoota Hotel opened – only to be closed when COVID shut down operations across Australia. Well, we are pleased to share the news that the icon in the Outback has finally opened its doors! You can camp behind the Hotel, across the road at the Betoota Rest Area (QLD site 522 in Camps 10) or down by the creek where you can catch some yabbies or yellow belly! The pub has fireplaces, generators are allowed and picnic tables. It is pet friendly, has power, toilets and hot showers. (There’s a fee for showers.) The

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O'Reilly's Campground
Camping

O’Reilly’s Campground opens at Lamington National Park, QLD

After last year’s devastating bushfires in May followed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the formally known as Green Mountains campground, reopen September 18, 2020 as O’Reilly’s Campground. Now privately managed by O’Reilly’s Forest Retreat and after six months of building and development the upgrade for this new world class ecotourism attraction includes: A new amenities building, communal camp kitchen and hub with stunning views overlooking the McPherson Range, with pathways and ramping to enable accessibility for all guests 21 recreational vehicle sites and 24 campsites 17 safari tents with ensuite pods and two of them with disabled access Creation of a fire pit and gathering

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The Camps crew at Long Waterhole, Winton - QLD site 486 in Camps 10
Camping

Come on our Outback Adventure

The Camps crew at Long Waterhole, Winton – QLD site 486 in Camps 10 It’s always good, but bad, when you return home from a trip! Good to have our big bed back, more clothes to choose from, and see family and friends again – the pets were thrilled to see us, too. It is lovely slipping back into the familiar again BUT I’ll miss not knowing where our stop is for the night, simple meals eaten under the stars, zero housework and although we were researching more than holidaying, it was such a remedy to all the COVID changes.

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