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Mount Taylor Forest Camp Gippsland,Victoria.
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New: Mount Taylor Forest Camp, Gippsland, Victoria

  Mount Taylor Forest Camp is located in Gippsland, Victoria. Caron Horton from Facebook Group ‘Tripping with Caz and Pete’ said we must add it to the CAMPS guide and App! Caz said, “The drive here from Bairnsdale was glorious, with some very picturesque scenery. I was a little bit concerned as we got closer to the camp as there was lots of smoke in the air, but at the moment it is just a controlled burn, albeit a bit close for my liking.” “The camp is lovely – part of it is day use as there are a multitude

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Thunderbolt Lookout walk, Torrington State Conservation Area NSW
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Must Do: Thunderbolt’s Lookout, NSW

Alternative to driving Glen Innes – Tenterfield – we drove west to Emmaville (lovely little caravan park next to the public pool, and 2 pubs in town, one opposite a museum). Then onto the Torrington State Conservation Area.

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Barrington Tops State Forest Lookout
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Have you camped at Barrington Tops, near Gloucester, NSW?

West of Gloucester, and east of Scone, is a very special (and chilly) New South Wales national park and state forest. As well as lookouts, there are seven camping options around Barrington Tops – including Polblue Campground which you can find in the first edition of CAMPS!  Check out these world class views from recently upgraded Cobark Lookout at Barrington Tops State Forest. Cobark Lookout is the first stop for visitors on their way across the Barrington Tops from Gloucester, so was a great candidate for an upgrade, said Forestry Corporation of NSW Tourism and Partnerships Manager Louise Faulkner. Ms

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Forges Beach - Victoria
Camping

Changes to Murray River FREE camping near Yarrawonga, Victoria

Forges Beach – Victoria Vic Parks have recently made some big changes to the camping options along the Murray River, consolidating many state forest, wildlife reserves, conservation areas and town commons under the umbrella of the National Parks system. This has cleared up a lot of confusion about who controls what, where to book and where to find the info you need to plan your trip. With roughly 2000km of river frontage in Victoria, you can only imagine the scale of the task placed upon Parks to achieve this outcome and we thank them for their hard work. This process

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Lake Munmorah State Recreation Area image Tim Gilbert
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Lake Munmorah State Recreation Area, New South Wales

Lake Munmorah State Recreation Area image Tim Gilbert Lake Munmorah State Recreation Area is located between Wyong and Swansea, just north of Budgewoi on the beautiful New South Wales Central Coast.  A few snaps from Lake Munmorah State Recreation Area – Deadman’s Beach, near Frazer Campground by Tim Gilbert. He said it was well worth the early morning walk. Lake Munmorah State Recreation Area image Tim Gilbert There are lots of picnic areas and lookouts. It is also a spot for rock fishing and whale watching in the season. Walks include: The Moonee Beach trail is 4 km return – Grade

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CAMPS visited Washpool Camping Reserve, Lake Leslie, Warwick, Queensland. We thought this camp spot was a beauty!
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Lake camping at its best: Washpool Camping Reserve, Lake Leslie, Warwick, Queensland

CAMPS visited Washpool Camping Reserve, Lake Leslie, Warwick, Queensland. We thought this camp spot was a beauty! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcQBMTzhCFI It has all the amenities of a caravan park, but there are spacious sites – swimming, fishing and boat ramp. Fires are allowed. Roos are nearby, too! It is a reserve, so there are no pets – and there is a seven day limit. BYO firewood, find a site and self register. This is a really pretty spot, right on the shores of Leslie Dam – or Lake Leslie. Facilities It is just down the road from Lake Leslie Caravan Park. Make

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Porepunkah bridge campsite, Victoria
Camping

6 new and 28 upgraded campsites in Victoria

From the Grampians to the Great Ocean Road and all across Victoria, families now have more opportunities to explore the great outdoors over Easter with the opening of new and upgraded campgrounds. Whether its pristine coastlines or the rugged High Country there is something for everyone, with a plethora of new and upgraded campgrounds. A further 23 new and 55 upgraded campgrounds are said to be finished by mid-next year, so stay posted.  Over $105.6 million has been invested in new campgrounds, better walking trails and visitor facilities across the state. You’ll find these new camping spots in the CAMPS AUSTRALIA

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Mt Kosciuszko lookout - Vic 180
Destinations

Free camp at Mt Kosciuszko Lookout, Victoria

I was so excited the last time we visited Mt Kosciuszko Lookout (Victorian site 180 in Camps 11) – we spotted the peak itself! Initially I thought the white was part of the clouds – until I realised I was looking at Australia’s highest mountain. When you consider you walk up the mountain from Thredbo in NSW, it is pretty amazing you can spot it all the way from Victoria. The last time we drove through, it was hiding behind the clouds. We were also thrilled to have made it to Victoria at all – thankfully before the lockdowns. This parking area

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