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CAMPS loved our visit to Leyburn Sports Ground - image Hugh Gilmore

Free camp at Leyburn Sports Ground, Queensland

CAMPS loved our visit to Leyburn Sports Ground – image Hugh Gilmore Since we visited, Leyburn Sports Ground very flash automatic showers and a dump point all on site. Here’s some of the bird life at Leyburn, Queensland, Australia and a look at their FREE recreation ground. CAMPS at Leyburn Sports Ground It is a great spot to set up your tent, caravan or Big Rig. The site is lovely, grassy and HUGE. image Karen & Mal Grice This free campground has a 72 hour limit – with new showers, a flushing loo and dump point. Thanks Karen & Mal

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Yelarbon Rec Ground

Favourite pet-friendly campground: Yelarbon Rec Ground, Queensland

When I used to work around Texas (last century!), there was a great little town that was on my schedule. If you are leaving on a trip or coming home via the Cunningham Highway there is an excellent camp area in the little town of Yelarbon that we recommend.  It’s between Warwick and Goondiwindi so is a good distance for us for a day’s run from Brisbane or the Sunshine and Gold Coast regions. Yelarbon Recreation Ground is away from the highway with lovely grounds.  Walk through the gate to the unpowered sites – there is a whole oval to choose

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Alectown Rec Ground, New South Wales
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NEW budget camp: Alectown Rec Ground, New South Wales

Congratulations to Alectown Rec Ground Committee, they have just launched a pet-friendly bush camp, north of Parkes in NSW. It features: $10 per night for unpowered camping sites Toilet available Drinking water available Generators ok until 9pm Suitable for all vehicles including big rigs, tents are welcome, too! 72 hour limit Grassy sites Mobile coverage Dogs on leash welcome No fires Call or email for a booking and visit the famous Radio Telescope, ‘The Dish’ nearby. Find it in the CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE App. If you would like order your own CAMPS Pendium, here is a special coupon code for you:

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Lake Munmorah State Recreation Area image Tim Gilbert

Lake Munmorah State Recreation Area, New South Wales

Lake Munmorah State Recreation Area image Tim Gilbert Lake Munmorah State Recreation Area is located between Wyong and Swansea, just north of Budgewoi on the beautiful New South Wales Central Coast.  A few snaps from Lake Munmorah State Recreation Area – Deadman’s Beach, near Frazer Campground by Tim Gilbert. He said it was well worth the early morning walk. Lake Munmorah State Recreation Area image Tim Gilbert There are lots of picnic areas and lookouts. It is also a spot for rock fishing and whale watching in the season. Walks include: The Moonee Beach trail is 4 km return – Grade

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Bowning Rec ground, Victoria

FREEDOM CAMP at Bowning Recreation Ground, New South Wales

CAMPS at Bowning Rec ground, Victoria Have you been to Bowning, New South Wales? Our first stop was Bowning Hotel – just down the road from the campsite! As we walked in I looked up to one of my favourites poems. “Clancy of the Overflow” adorns the bar.  Established in 1870, the pub is proud of their past patron, Banjo Patterson. In fact, it is said that Banjo Patterson had a drink in town with fellow poet, Henry Lawson. These two Aussie writers were known for ‘the Bulletin debate’, discussing our national identity and whether bush life was romanticised by

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Dongara, Western Australia - Image by Kylie Bessen
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Dongara Town Oval is open on trial, Western Australia

Dongara, Western Australia – Image by Kylie Bessen Did you know the Shire of Irwin reopened the RV Overnight Stay at the Dongara Town Oval for a trial period of up to 12 months, due for review by August 2022? Dongara Denison is a beautiful area in Western Australia, we loved our visit here. It is great to see more campgrounds under consideration by council. Dongara Town Oval RV overnight stay map – source Irwin Shire Council The site will cater for self-contained RV/Caravans only at a rate of $10 per vehicle with Patrolling Officer to visit daily to collect fees via

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Myrtle Park Recreation update - Tasmania
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Camping resumes at Myrtle Park Rec Ground, Tasmania

The City of Launceston will reopen the ever-popular Myrtle Park camping ground to the public on October 22.  Councillors also unanimously supported a recommendation to set overnight camping fees at the site at $20 per night per site, up to a maximum of 10 people – the same price as last year. Myrtle Park Rec Ground is Tasmania site 1 in the Camps 11 guide. Pet and Big Rig friendly, it now has a 14 day limit, with toilets, showers, laundry, playground, camp kitchen – even swimming and fishing. City of Launceston Mayor Albert van Zetten said he was thrilled

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Exploring the Meander Valley, Tasmania

Travelling further afield from Launceston, the Meander Valley Highway is well named. It is so pretty,  you want to take your time exploring,  what I imagine,  a drive through the English countryside might look like – quaint towns, historic buildings, churches and a village green. Driving into Hadspen just on the left as you are coming in off the highway is the Discovery Holiday Park Hadspen.  It has an IGA attached to it, so you can get fuel and supplies here. It was nice to see those little extras on offer as well like a coffee machine in the camp

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