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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
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Work starts on sealing the Central Arnhem Road, NT

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
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8 reasons to plan camping at State Forests in NSW

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, SA

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
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Did you know the Tanami Track 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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Mirima National Park and surrounds in Kununurra, pictured from our previous travels, remains open as does Minyirr Park and surrounding conservation reserves in Broome and Geikie Gorge National Park
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WA National Parks welcome locals to camp once more 

Image: Mirima National Park and surrounds in Kununurra, pictured from our previous travels, remains open as does Minyirr Park and surrounding conservation reserves in Broome and Geikie Gorge National Park Western Australians are now able to camp in their local national parks, reserves and State forests, implemented from midday Friday, 1 May 2020, following the lifting of some restrictions. While the relaxed restrictions announced last week by the Premier allow the Western Australian community to stay connected through activities such as camping, the intrastate travel restrictions remain in place which means people will only be able to visit and camp

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Anzac Day 2015 - Horsemen on the hill - Vaughan Johnson Lookout
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ANZAC Day Memories in Outback Queensland

Colin Toll is a member of our Facebook Group “I Love Camping Australia Wide“. He was a regular soldier, an officer, graduated from what is now ADFA and Duntroon, fought in two wars, resigned as a young Lieutenant Colonel while commanding all the Leopard tanks in the Army.  As a 25 year old he raised a tank squadron of 120 men here in Australia and took to Vietnam in 1969.  A bit over a third were casualties.  He says: “I am in awe of what soldiers do.  So, ANZAC Days are special to me. Not the big city ones but the

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Flinders Ranges photo by @johnnieddu
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Skytrek and Willow Springs Station

Skytrek and Willow Springs Station is a Farm Stay/Station offering accommodation, camping and 4WD action in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia. This is SA site 460 in Camps 10 or find it on the #CampsAustraliaWideApp. Australian Landscape Photographer, @johnnieddu is based in South Australia and said he can’t wait to support these communities again, once the travel restrictions have lifted. Check out his inspiring images on Instagram. link https://www.instagram.com/johnnieddu

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