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Qld 522 Betoota Rest Area
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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, Queensland

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
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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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All-natural playground at the popular Swan’s Crossing in Kerewong State Forest
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Swans Crossing Campground is a top spot for kids

Forestry Corporation of NSW has worked with a local contractor to unveil a new all-natural playground at the popular Swan’s Crossing in Kerewong State Forest. Swans Crossing is a camping and picnic site located just 15 minutes from Kendall and a popular spot for locals and visitors alike to come and experience the beauty of State forests. Forestry Corporation’s Partnerships Leader, Sandra Madeley, said the new playground is just another great reason to visit the scenic state forest. “There are so many things to do when visiting Kerewong State Forest, and the new playground is an excellent addition,” Ms Madeley said.

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Arnhem land - Rainbow Cliff
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Travelling the Great Arnhem Road and Nhulunbuy

Memorial Park The designated biosecurity areas in the Northern Territory have been lifted as of June 5, 2020. At this stage, due to Covid-19, individual recreation permits to enter Aboriginal land will not be issued , with the exception of residents and tourism businesses with access or leases. We have learnt that portions of the Great Arnhem Road, a noted 4WD track in Australia will be sealed in the next year. Please contact authorities to obtain permits before you leave and note that wildlife may visit these locations! Any body of water in the Top End may contain large and

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Arnhem land - Central Arnhem Road
Immerse Yourself In Nature

Work starts on sealing the Central Arnhem Road, Northern Territory

Central Arnhem Road Have you travelled to Nhulunbuy via the Central Arnhem Road, from Katherine in the Northern Territory? A $225 million investment starts mid 2020 to seal almost half of the 710 km road.  Known as the Bulman Road it is one of the great Aussie 4WD tracks. The 710 km road passes through Indigenous lands, and starts 50 km south of Katherine, off the Stuart Highway.  Dry season is the best time to tackle this popular road and explore this area, please note permits are required.  As well as tourism, the road services Indigenous communities, agriculture, mining and  the

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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
Camping

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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Mikkira Station and southernmost tip of the Eyre Peninsula, SA
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Mikkira Station and southernmost tip of the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia

As we navigated around The Eyre Peninsula a few years back, we stayed at Coffin Bay and Port Lincoln – next time we’ll linger longer. According to local, Helen Helen de la Perrelle from Mikkira Station – the area is a wildlife haven, with beaches and food to die for.  The little-known Mikkira Station Koala Country (SA site 557 in Camps 10) is 25 km south west of Port Lincoln, in the Southernmost tip of Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. Pronounced ‘Mikkra’  the station opened for camping this year on May first. In South Australia, camping currently isn’t allowed in

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Tanami Dog Track
Camping

Did you know the Tanami Track, Northern Territory will be sealed?

Image via Instagram: On Telstra Hill about 300km south of Halls Creek, taken by @swagmanphotography who says it is the only place on the track you can get reception before Tilmouth Well Roadhouse in NT Have you experienced Australia’s famous track, the Tanami Road? If you haven’t – time is running out, as planning is now underway for $235 million of Federal Government funds to upgrade and seal this iconic route. Known as the ‘Tanami Track’, it is the most direct road, or the “short-cut” between Alice Springs in NT and Halls Creek, WA. Spanning over 1000 km, it best

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