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Rod and Pam Elkington
Life on the Road

An ANZAC Story: Push to the Bush

Rod and Pam Elkington On April 15, Pam and Rod Elkington will set out on an outback trip with a difference. Along with other veterans they will visit remote towns and tell them about ANZAC Day.  “When we first started Push to the Bush,” said Rod, “Wyandra had 15-16 kids in the school and we marched on ANZAC Day. There were whole heaps of mums and dads asking questions – turns out they weren’t alive when we came back from Vietnam. “It was the whole family – so we’re actually getting two chops at the cherry!” That was 16 years ago,

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Myall Park Botanic Garden Shearers Ride 2020
Destinations

Shearer’s Ride stops at Myall Park Botanic Garden, Queensland

Shearers Ride 2020 Myall Park Botanic Garden is QLD site 699 in the Camps 10 book, hosted the Shearers Ride 2020 (take 2) 3-9 October. I didn’t know that it was common for shearers to ride their bicycles from shed to shed as they worked across the country during shearing season. The social ride covers about 400 km all up – riding old steel single speed, 2/3 speed internal geared bicycles – they range from 1900 to 1960 with no modern MTBs or gravel bikes. Here’s what their week looks like, finishing tomorrow where they started in Meandarra, Queensland, Australia.

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Haddon Corner
Destinations

Have you been to Haddon Corner, South Australia?

Borders have been a bit controversial lately, haven’t they? Haddon Corner (1880), marks the north-eastern extension of the Queensland-South Australia border, and was important for the colonial government and pastoralists of the time. We thought you’d like to see this corner of Queensland and update… sent in by Shez Tedford. The turn off is off the Arrabury road. There is a green finger sign to Haddon Corner. It is a gravel road but in fairly good condition. This would depend on whether there has been any rain. If that is the case, this road along with all others in the

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NSW - The views from Green Cape
Camping

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
Camping

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
Camping

‘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
Immerse Yourself In Nature

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
Budget Campsite

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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