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Lindol's Macadamia Farm
Camping

Where are you travelling for winter?

It’s the last day of autumn, WHAT winter travel have you planned? Heatley likes to drive, I control where we go! I sit with the CAMPS book on my lap, and the Caravan Parks nearby, our App and camera ready. Is there a clear role in your vehicle? How do you solo travellers work it all out? Because we audit as we go, and we’re normally on a time limit – we do operate on an itinerary. That piece of paper is lovingly nurtured over weeks of planning, ready to change it up for a whim or a road not

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Kaz Nagle with her Camps 11 Book
Camping

Darwin here I come!

Reader’s update by Kaz Nagle I have mine. Live every day by it.  This determines my address every afternoon.  I even draw in it. Perth to Melbourne solo  – serious about taking the left turn at Port Augusta due to current situation in Melbourne.  Have to be in Melbourne for son’s wedding in October.  I take so many detours thanks to your publication just for a look or to stay the night a few hundred metres (yes metres) down the road. My vista changes every morning I wake up and every evening when I go to bed. Need to service the

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Michelle with CAMPS 11 B4 book
Camping

CAMPS 11 Easy to Read now released

Michelle with CAMPS 11 B4 book CAMPS 11 Easy to Read has finally been released from our printers. Unfortunately, printing in Australia took much longer. Thank you for your patience, they are all being shipped out to everyone who pre-ordered. You still have your hands on the first copies in Australia! We hope you love it – we’ve had glowing feedback – especially on the new site symbols and pet friendly ‘ears’! Now you ask, what is the difference between the two books? Easy to Read is B4 sized so it is bigger so it has bigger maps and slightly

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Jacksons Crossing Camp courtesy John Neiddu
4WD

NEW LISTING: Jacksons Crossing Bush Camp

Images Courtesy John Nieddu Jacksons Crossing Bush Camp is located in the Snowy River National Park.  This is stunning Victorian High Country Camping, with large areas of grassland beside the river.  It is definitely 4WD only, and dry weather only. There are river crossings and off-road campers should check local conditions at the Buchan office first. There’s a small sandy beach to camp at the end of Varneys Track and very pretty views. It has no facilities, so you’ll need all your own provisions including drinking water.  You can fish here, there are no pets allowed as it is National

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Walking across the border from Coolangatta to visit Tweed
Camping

1 Budget Camp, 1 Caravan Park and 15 tips for Pet-friendly Camping

  Such fabulous feedback on the brand new CAMPS 11 and not long now for the Easy to Read Edition to be released.  To all of our CAMPS Community, we are checking sites constantly – all of the sites in CAMPS 11 have been updated in readiness for the new book. Later this year, we’ll audit every single Caravan Park in Australia.  In the meantime, if you see a symbol in the Camps Australia Wide App that needs updating – please let us know. Remember, that there are a load more symbols in the new book and App that aren’t

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Queensland good to go for New South Wales
New South Wales

Queensland good to go for New South Wales

  Finally, Queensland will reopen to all of New South Wales at 1am on Monday, February 1. That’s great news for us campers!  Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said authorities were working overtime to ensure a smooth border re-opening from next week.  The Premier said. “Now that the Chief Health Officer has recommended it’s safe for Greater Sydney residents to come to Queensland, the borders can come down. “I want to encourage anyone in New South Wales who is thinking about having a holiday, come up to Queensland.” Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said New South Wales health authorities had successfully linked its

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Camps at Lamington National Park
Camping

Merry Christmas!

  If there is one thing 2020 has done, it has made us more grateful. We felt so fortunate to experience Outback Queensland this year – a trip we had planned for, cancelled and excitedly re-organised.  We loved our little getaway to the Gold Coast Hinterland. Most of our tribe could make it – except our eldest, who has just started full time work after uni. Heatley found us a waterfall all to ourselves, on a scorcher of a day! We racked up about 14 km the first day, and another 8 the next – where the cloud covered up the

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Deborah Hill Family
App

The NEW Camps Australia Wide Site Symbols

  It has come in handy – we’ve booked holidays in Coffs Harbour, Sunshine Coast and Surfers.  It’s good because of the symbols – like a playground for the kids, also petrol stations and shopping centres. It’s really good for me, I find it easy and I don’t know how to use maps! The kids are 6 and 10, they look at the pictures and are learning from the symbols and know if it has a playground or toilet.  We save caravan parks in favourites and eliminate them until we find the site we like. You can tell if they have toilets,

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Camps 11 Site Feature symbols
Camping

Easy to find sites with fishing, swimming and 4WD access

  In our latest book, CAMPS 11 you’ll find more facilities listed with colourful NEW symbols. You can easily see if you can swim (in waterholes, creeks, dams or the ocean) and fish at a site. You’ll also know it is recommended as 4WD only. On top of the traditional symbols of CAMPS, we have added some of the symbols that you would find in the Caravan Parks 5 books (like children’s playgrounds and swimming pools). Previously we had cabins and ensuite cabins in our Caravan Park book – they have been combined into a symbol for onsite accommodation which might include

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