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Cooloola Berries - Come to a Paella Sunday
Camping Food

Days Out: Cooloola Berries

Come to a Paella Sunday Farm gate is best! Or so we found on our trip to Cooloola Berries at Wolvi, near Gympie and the Noosa hinterland. Friends were given a Cooloola Berries voucher for a present – and invited us along, to something I wanted to try for a long time – Paella Sundays! We were greeted with generous platefuls, reasonable prices and enticing desserts. The strawberry ice cream is divine. The premises is licensed, and lends itself to long lunches and grazing on the picnic rugs listening to Sunday’s live music. Owner Jason Lewis gave us a tour

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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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Broken Hill - Sunset Sculptures - Rob Blackburn

Traveller’s update to Starview Primitive Campsite

Broken Hill Living Desert Reserve Images courtesy Broken Hill City Council My wife and I have just completed a 7500 Km round trip to Alice Springs and back, we went through Dubbo, Broken Hill and Port Augusta along the Stuart Highway to Alice Springs and back to Port Augusta, then the Princess Highway from Tailem Bend to Mount Gambier before heading back into Victoria doing the Silo Route and the Grampians, then the Sturt Highway, Newell Highway and the Hume Highway heading back home in Albion Park NSW. We used the Camps 10 extensively throughout the trip and would like

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Coulsons Creek Road Merriwa to Willow Tree reconstruction Image Upper Hunter Shire Council NSW

Road upgrades in NSW give more options for travellers

Coulsons Creek Road Merriwa to Willow Tree reconstruction Image Upper Hunter Shire Council NSW Camps Australia Wide thanks Barry Blair and Upper Hunter shire Council for this alert. It’s time to give you a brief mention of the road between Willow Tree and Merriwa in NSW which is expected to be fully sealed sometime during this coming September. This particular road is some 82km in length, and once completed will provide grey nomads with some great alternatives in terms of (currently) ‘road less travelled’. Since April 2018, the road between Blayney and Crookwell via Tuena is now fully sealed. Broadly/generally

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The Gilmores head south

Take the back roads

We are just back from a 3,500 km road trip. We’ve driven from Queensland to the snow many times over the years, but each trip we love to travel via towns we haven’t seen before and roads not yet travelled. It’s good to mix it up a bit. 

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Dungog Shire - Creek

So where to camp in the shire of Dungog, New South Wales?

Camp on Allyn is one of the options still available in the Dungog Shire, now Council are improving current options in the shire (Image: CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE App) There have been a few camping closures by council recently in the Dungog Shire. Here’s a run down on the latest places to stay in the district… Williams River Holiday Park is scheduled to reopen for the Easter school holidays with approximately 58 sites being made available on the hilltop (20 sites) and adjacent to the river (37 sites). A section of the area on the riverbank will be reserved for self-contained

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Ongerup Caravan Park - Lee and Stephen Baker
Caravan Parks

Visit Ongerup Caravan Park

Previously called Ongerup Gardens Caravan Park, new owners Lee and Stephen Baker welcome travellers to their corner of WA. The park is perfectly situated between the Stirling Range and Fitzgerald River National Parks. Home of the Yongergnow Australian Malleefowl Centre with its own aviary as well as a sanctuary for this endangered species. There’s also a cafe with coffee and light meals available. In September / October you can visit the Wildflower Show. Lee also recommends a visit to the Ongerup Museum. There is a Co-Op shop, roadhouse, tyre service centre, post office, the Ongerup Hotel, children’s playground and a sports

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Here's some travellers from Hervey Bay - we caught up at Kybong, south of Gympie - at site 235

Travel to Wuruma, Nambucca and Gympie!

I hope you are on the road right now, having fun! We attended a consultation for the draft RV strategy for our region, and followed it up with a country drive into the Mary Valley – checking on sites. Our feedback to council was to provide a greater number of RV camps across the region – they don’t need to include facilities plus! Rather than having huge dollars spent on one location – like plans for the Valley Rattler Terminal RV stop, we encouraged them to set up and publicise smaller sites, region wide. The coast was not included in

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