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NSW - The views from Green Cape
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8 Favourite Road Trips in New South Wales

The views from Green Cape One of the questions we’ve heard a lot lately, is what is there to see and do in New South Wales? Some of the NSW residents who were planning trips up north, or west – were at a loss to know must-sees in their own state.  So, we’ve put together a parcel of NSW road trips… they have various starting points, so just begin your trip in the part of the route, closest to you! Oh, and keep up to date with any hot spot areas, so those can be avoided.  Remember, all the overnight stops you

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Edeowie Station - image by Ross Plant
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Edeowie Station in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia

Edeowie Station – image by Ross Plant by Guest Blogger Ross Plant Our evening in Peterborough was spent at the rest area just east of town. There are no facilities here and after yesterdays and last nights rain, the whole area is one big mud puddle. Peterborough in its heyday was an important link for trains carrying iron ore from Broken Hill to Port Pirie with about one hundred trains passing through daily. Just over an hour later we stopped in Orroroo. The main street has to be one of the widest street’s you will ever drive down. Several years

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Charleville Evening Star Tourist Park image Keith Skinner
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‘Freedom Explorers’ part 3: Yowah to Charleville, Queensland

The next instalment of Keith Skinner’s trip in Outback Queensland, leads quick decisions on route changes, two stops with free damper and some top ‘must-dos’ along the way! Noccundra Hotel Yowah to Noccundra by Keith SkinnerNext day found me on the road again (as the song goes) and I was heading for the Noccundra Hotel and the free camp at Wilson River, just a short dirt track down from the pub (Camps 10, site 984). But I was met with clouds of Bull Dust around the river bank. Camper trailers and a van or two that were there were all

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Arnhem land - Central Arnhem Road
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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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Murwillumbah Showgrounds4
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Stay at Murwillumbah Showground, New South Wales

You can see from these photos when we dropped in the other day, Murwillumbah Showgrounds are a little piece of paradise. Surrounded by ranges, and located near Mt Warning (or Wollumbin National Park) and in walking distance to Murwillumbah’s main street, it is a great spot! This is NSW site 2 in Camps 10 or find it on the Camps Australia WIde App.  As for most showgrounds, camping is not available during events and very wet conditions, plus there are limited sites – so do check first as bookings are strongly advised (especially for a powered site).  It comes in

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Uki Hotel
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On the verandah at the Mt Warning Hotel, Uki, New South Wales

We thoroughly recommend this lovely pub with friendly staff at Uki.  Arriving late (we lost an hour crossing the border into NSW), fortunately the pub was still open for meals. I snagged a table on the verandah, and sipped our cold drinks whilst we waited for lunch to arrive.  My niece said it was, ‘the best chicken schnitzel I had in a long time’. Real chicken breast – and the gravy is included. Likewise, our son loved his pizza, the rest of us ate the yummy schnitzels as well. I had our choice of two sides – for example: spuds,

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The Sandstone Caves in the Pilliga Nature Reserve @thatladyfrombrazil  via Instagram
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What is The Pilliga?

The Sandstone Caves in the Pilliga Nature Reserve @thatladyfrombrazil  via Instagram So many times we’ve driven the Newell Highway south, from Narrabri to Coonabarabran – through the desolate Pilliga Forest, totally oblivious that there was so much to discover here! Pilliga means ‘Swamp Oak’ and the Pilliga Forest (or Pilliga Scrub) is an Aussie icon and includes Pilliga Nature Reserve, Timmallallie National Park, Pilliga West, and East State Conservation Areas. There is more than 500 000 hectares with 2000 km of trails. Here’s some must see spots: BaradineThis town hosts the Pilliga Discovery Centre – with all the information you’ll need

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Four Corners by Paul Zuccarello @mariachi.abandoned.melbourne via Instagram
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GO WEST and stay with a farmer!

Four Corners by Paul Zuccarello @mariachi.abandoned.melbourne via Instagram One of the wonderful things we do as a nation, is get behind the battlers, and help out those in need. We’ve seen it with the bushfires and the MILLIONS of funds directed to communities reeling from lost lives, homes and livelihoods from fire damage. We don’t want Australians in the drought areas to be forgotten – so we are asking you, our CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE Community, to visit these drought-stricken areas. Rains will come (in some places have had a little), but it will still take years to recover from this drought. So

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Alert Roadworks on the Pacific Highway
Life on the Road

Alert: Roadworks on the Pacific Highway

Take the Pacific Highway, they said – it is smooth sailing, they said!  Last year the Pacific Highway was hard work with all the traffic and roadworks. We were assured that all this was much smoother now, so choose this route as our way home from Victoria last month.  There has been some amazing progress – although we hit some road works just north of Sydney, we could see the progress all along – and noticed the bypasses at Buladelah and Macksville.  However there was still plenty of stopping in northern NSW. The thing that had our jaws dropping as

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