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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
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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
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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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Kooroorinya Falls Nature Reserve
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Budget Camp: Kooroorinya Falls Nature Reserve, Queensland

  These photos are taken from when we dropped into Kooroorinya Falls Nature Reserve – a little known community-owned camp area between Muttaburra and Prairie in Queensland. You’ll find it in the CAMPS 11 book out this month and the Camps Australia Wide App (QLD site 414 in CAMPS 10). When we were there in winter this year – there was a lot less water to what I’ll guess what is there right now! It was $20 per vehicle per night, no power, BYO water, generators ok 8am-6pm. It hosts the annual OAPRC – Kooroorinya Races so has excellent facilities

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All-natural playground at the popular Swan’s Crossing in Kerewong State Forest
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Swans Crossing Campground is a top spot for kids

Forestry Corporation of NSW has worked with a local contractor to unveil a new all-natural playground at the popular Swan’s Crossing in Kerewong State Forest. Swans Crossing is a camping and picnic site located just 15 minutes from Kendall and a popular spot for locals and visitors alike to come and experience the beauty of State forests. Forestry Corporation’s Partnerships Leader, Sandra Madeley, said the new playground is just another great reason to visit the scenic state forest. “There are so many things to do when visiting Kerewong State Forest, and the new playground is an excellent addition,” Ms Madeley said.

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Swans Crossing is NSW site 381 in Camps10 or find it on the Camps Australia Wide App, it has a brand new playground for the family to enjoy
Camping

8 reasons to plan camping at State Forests in New South Wales

Swans Crossing is NSW site 381 in Camps10 or find it on the Camps Australia Wide App, it has a brand new playground for the family to enjoy NSW residents will be able to take a holiday anywhere in NSW from next month, with intra-state travel restrictions to be lifted from Monday 1 June 2020. A number of caravan parks and camping grounds will be open from 1 June 2020, but travellers should call ahead and confirm bookings. State forests “are working towards June reopenings and will announce what’s happening closer to the date”. So put them on your list! These

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