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Camp at Kirra, Qld
Beaches & Coasts

What to see and where to camp in Kirra, Queensland

If you are keen to camp in Kirra, Queensland, here’s where we stopped for our first night on our lap of Australia! Plus having grown up on the Tweed – and visiting my folks here several times a year – we let you in on local tips! Where we stayed The closest camp to Coolangatta Beach is Kirra Beach Tourist Park. Of course, Kirra has its own beach – a great big one that has different names all the way to Tugun! Yes, the caravan park is pet friendly, has loads of fun for kids with jumping pillow, playground and

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Swim into the last month of summer with these camps

We’re just back from Wee Waa in western NSW and we didn’t think we’d be dipping in a hot bore bath! Although temps were soaring for the weekend, we dutifully (haha) tested out Pilliga Bore Baths – now open for swimming and camping! Heatley decided it was nowhere near as hot as the Lightning Ridge spa, so it was the first hot mineral springs he enjoyed! Are they your ‘cup of tea’? I love them all, the hotter – the better. But it was great to cool down with their shower after. Council wanted us to mention, the nearest dump

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No Camping Penalties apply sign
General

Finding camps along the New South Wales Pacific Coast

One of the frequent queries we receive is why aren’t there free camps along the Pacific Highway? Historically, the rest areas allowed free overnight stays. However, as travellers abused the 24 hour limit, with locations so close to beautiful beaches and towns… the government cracked down what was allowed. You will notice that listings were deliberately kept in the CAMPS book, so travellers could have a spot to rest overnight (not necessarily “camp”). Some of these regions were trialing an RV stopover at the rest areas – we felt it was important to provide options along the Pacific coast where

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Junction reef new FREE CAMP Burnt Yards Blayney REgion
Camping

Imagine yourself at these NEW camps for a Happy NEW Year!

Junction reef new FREE CAMP Burnt Yards Blayney Region   Good news and new camps for 2024. There is a lot of talk about free camps and pub stays disappearing. Yes, you see the odd site close – but here at CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE we are actually adding more new sites every week! Many are free camps, and definitely pubs, too! In fact, we currently have 1378 NEW sites (day use, too) listed in our database. Unlike other apps, these don’t include duplicate or dodgy user generated sites – because we check every single one, like in the video below.

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Camping

Boil the billy and relax at our best camps for the year!

Rose Isle Station Happy New Year! Here’s our final round up for 2023. Last week we shared favourite pubs, silo art, towns, burgers and more – this week we rank campsites! It was hard to narrow it down – Heatley is happy wherever he can have a campfire, swim or views and maybe a chat! I think my list is about the experiences there, as much as the surroundings. In 4 months, across 5 states/territory and 16000 km. Here goes … visit our BEST 10 camps from our winter trip! Plus we add in a few more from our other

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Birdwatching

Camp and dance at Neurum Creek Bush Retreat, Queensland

Book Neurum Creek Bush Retreat in advance for upcoming concerts in 2024! If you love music, and you love camping (like I do) then it is a no-brainer. Camp onsite and a short walk to the bands and action under the Big Fig. All this is at Mount Archer in the Somerset Region, near Woodford, Queensland. They say it is 75 minutes from Brisbane and 75 minutes from the Sunshine Coast. We relaxed, fireside, and danced down by the stage to tribute bands for Icehouse and INXS. Each guest has a chance to win lucky door prizes – they were

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Beach Camping, North Stradbroke Island, QLD
Beaches & Coasts

Why we love camping on Straddie, Queensland

Here’s what you need to know for Straddie camping or Minjerribah North Stradbroke Island. We live on the beach, so we tend to camp in the bush. But here is an island we loved. Plus we share why you don’t need a 4WD and where you can bring the dog …  Pet friendly camping on Straddie If you like to travel with a pooch, Flinders Beach and Main Beach are your options for camping – and you will need a 4WD. Our friend’s dog, Bruce, loved it! Facilities are limited and in some zones, there’s nothing provided. Do your research

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Experience beach camping at its best Griffiths Island
Beaches & Coasts

Experience beach camping at its best!

Only two more weeks until Christmas! I can’t wait for catch-ups with mates and BEACH CAMPING. The table will be full of family – and Christmas treats, including the cocktails (and mocktails) below. One of our favourite beach towns this year is Port Fairy, Vic. Griffiths Island (pictured) has the BEST beach hike – with wildlife, boardwalks and lighthouse. TIP: We stopped at Southcombe Caravan Park and dined at a new bar and eatery, The Sentinel. I soaked up the first live music we’d come across in months of bush travels! Leave time to browse lovely local stores, too. Have

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Fraser Island K'gari
4WD

Ten new listings on Fraser Island K’gari

Fraser Island K’gari In light of the royals Harry and Meghan’s visit to Fraser Island, we thought it was high time to add more campsites to the App and CAMPS 10. In addition to Cathedrals on Fraser listed in Caravan Parks 4, we now have four more campgrounds and six dump points listed! First thing to note – K’gari Fraser Island travel is only suited to high clearance, off road 4WDs only – there are soft sandy and rough tracks. Vehicle permits are required. Prebook trailer sites – they are limited, and if in holiday time, well ahead, Fraser can

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