Our Stay at Leichhardt Lagoon

Words by Desmond Fittock.  Photography by Beverley Fittock

We arrived at Leichhardt Lagoon caravan and camping park on 31st July 2015, 170 years almost to the day since Ludwig Leichhardt camped by the Norman River on 19th July 1845.  Leichhardt was one of Australia’s early explorers at the time of

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    Camps Australia Wide recognised as No. 1 most influential product in caravanning!

Camps Australia Wide recognised as No. 1 most influential product in caravanning!

Heatley enjoyed a double feature in Brisbane – watching Queensland beat NSW at State of Origin, then following up the boy’s night with a boy’s day at the QLD Caravan, Camping & Touring Supershow. He brought home a few RV brochures AND the latest copy of the Roam magazine. 


“CAMPS is my bible”

We love to hear from fellow travellers. Thanks Chris for this glowing testimonial:

“CAMPS is my bible”

It’s forever sitting on my lap when we travel. We were on the road for 19 years, and 4-5 months each year on the road. We speak to everybody and it always comes up.

New Camping Ground: Hangar O

Here’s a personal recommendation from Bob: “I am staying at this camp called Hangar O which is near Gunalda just 35 kilometres north of Gympie. It has only been open for three weeks but is terrific for $10.00 per night. No Power or water but a …

Heraldsun – Melbourne Victoria

It bills itself as “the traveller’s bible” with good reason. The comprehensive 408-page fifth edition of Camps Australia Wide guidebook includes more than 3550 campsites, making it mandatory reading for budget-conscious roadtrippers.       Authors Philip and Cathryn Fennell have traversed more than 90,000km reviewing sites for this long-awaited new edition,

Outer Edge – The Ultimate Adventure Magazine – 5th Edition

Updated edition of the staple reference guide for any self-respecting camper. Pinpoints most, but not all, sites with easy to follow symbology and accurate map placing with directions. Would be even better if there was a smaller version for backpacks. ‘CampsSnaps’ version with images gives you an idea of

Channel 7 Local News – Queensland

A Sunshine Coast couple living the Australian Dream and travelling around the nation are now earning a living from their many adventures.

The self-published book on campsites and caravan parks, Camps Australia Wide, has become a bible for the budget conscious traveller. A must have for the budget traveller, it

The Great Outdoors – Channel 7

Ask Ernie… “In terms of where to travel, Australia has some great spots for caravan holidays right across the country. For a comprehensive guide, Camps Australia Wide has got over 3300 listings including rest areas, free camps and National Parks all over the country. You can contact the publisher

Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia Ltd

Camps Australia Wide –
The Ultimate Guide for the Budget Conscious Traveller
by CMCA Member, Phil Procter

A4 size, over 400 pages. 3,300 sites, 101 maps, colour-coded States, index of highway routes, alpha list of site names, regular updates on the Camps Australia Wide web site. An order form is depicted on


This is definitely the most expensive camping guide available in Australia – but is it? All the others to date, bar one, cover individual states and some just parts of a state, so overall it really is terrific value. Added to this, it truly is a very professional publication.