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Wellington Dam Mural - image Taj Kempe
Sights

Collie Mural Trail a must see!

Wellington Dam Mural – image Taj Kempe Visitors are flocking to the south-west town of Collie in WA to see the State Government’s $1.5 million Collie Mural Trail, including the biggest dam mural in the world. The Collie Mural Trail town walls include 16 town murals. Fifteen Western Australian artists and one from interstate were selected to paint the town murals with their designs including references to the history of Collie, Aboriginal culture and the natural environment. The centrepiece of the trail is the Wellington Dam’s impressive 8,000 square metre mega-mural being painted by Australian artist Guido van Helten. The

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Talaroo hot springs
Camping

Talaroo Hot Springs in Nth Qld’s Gulf Country

Image Courtesy Talaroo The Savannah Way’s newest camping and caravan experience, Talaroo Hot Springs, is expected to open next month. Nestled on the Einasleigh River in North Queensland, and owned by traditional owners, the Ewamian people, Talaroo is a 31,500 hectare property with significant natural and cultural sites including the hot springs. Planned for this stunning outback setting, are 16 powered caravan sites, 14 camping sites, camp kitchen and facilities. There will be guided tours of the springs, a yarning circle, bathing pool and private soaking pools. Site costs per night are $40 powered and $32 unpowered per site for

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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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Lamington National Park Falls
Family Friendly Fun

Waterfalls on the Box Forest Circuit, O’Reillys, QLD

Yalnungala Falls O’Reillys Rainforest Retreat is south of Canungra in Queensland – and after last year’s devastating bushfires in May followed by the COVID-19 pandemic, what was known as Green Mountains campground, reopened as O’Reilly’s Campground. We checked it out recently and Heatley found us our very own waterfall – all to ourselves! The weather was scorching that week, even though we were walking under the cool of the rainforest canopy, As soon as we found the rock pools at Picnic Rock, I couldn’t have been more happy to sink into a little rockpool. it was more like a spa

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New Norcia Oval WA 546
Camping

New Norcia, WA offers two options for campers

Compiled with assistance from volunteer CAMPS ambassador, Michael Lennon New Norcia, the only monastic town in Australia,  is 132 km north of  Perth. You can wander around beautiful old buildings – a very relaxing and quiet place to spend some time. If you are ever in WA, I recommend that you pay a visit to New Norcia. New Norcia Roadhouse  The area behind the roadhouse is suitable for up to seven caravans.  This is the area for non-self-contained caravans and campers who need to connect to power. There is 24 hour access to amenities. Fees are $20 per night. This is listed on

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Haddon Corner
Destinations

Have you been to Haddon Corner?

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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Must Do's Rainbow Beach
Beaches & Coasts

Top 10 ‘must-dos’ in Rainbow Beach for nature lovers

Rainbow Beach has two caravan parks and is surrounded by Queensland National Park’s three most popular camping grounds. They are favourites of generations for good reasons – beachside or on the Island and some are even dog friendly. These famous grounds include Fraser Island, Teewah Beach and Inskip Point. Check out your Camps 10 for these campsites and locations or the Camps Australia Wide App, and do book ahead!  From a local, to you, here’s our Top 10 natural ‘must-dos’ in Rainbow Beach and the surrounds: 1. Carlo SandblowIt really is something special and that first arrival takes your breath away. Sunsets

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Kalbarri Skywalk (credit Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions)
Destinations

Kalbarri Skywalk is open!

The breathtaking Kalbarri Skywalk in Kalbarri National Park is now open and ready to become a major tourism drawcard for the region, providing visitors with a stunning vista of the Park’s gorges, rust-red cliffs, flowing waterways, and bushland from high above. The newly opened Kalbarri Skywalk is a welcome addition to the National Park.

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Mist rises over Palm Pool in Millstream Chichester National Park 📸Peter Nicholas/DBCA via @waparkswildlife on Instagram
Camping

Camping and Glamping at Palm Pool, WA

Mist rises over Palm Pool in Millstream Chichester National Park 📸Peter Nicholas/DBCA via @waparkswildlife on Instagram Have you visited Millstream Chichester National Park? Palm Pool in Millstream Chichester National Park will soon have included 25 glamping-style safari tents, caravan and camping sites, as well as a restaurant. The new ecotourism accommodation with approval for a lease was given to the Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation. Covering an area of approximately 200,000 hectares around the Fortescue River, this National Park is set amongst a stunning natural landscape of ancient volcanic ranges, tablelands, escarpments and water systems. Palm Pool is the perfect destination for

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