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CAMPS Tips on Touring Tasmania
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Tips on Touring Tasmania

Ezra from the UK, is hiring a motorhome, and organising a week’s camping in Tasmania. He said places are booking out already, and was hoping for some advice…  Now, we’re just back from Tasmania and it is no surprise bookings are busy. Especially around that time. We had trouble, too – but there was still room in free camps. Firstly – here is our latest article that is perfect for you. I would recommend choosing one corner of Tasmania (depending on where you fly into Tasmania), otherwise in a week you’ll spend a lot of time driving. Many free camps

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Bright Victoria - Alpine
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One of the prettiest places in Australia – Bright, Victoria

The Ovens River is up! The last time we visited Bright in the Alpine region of Victoria was earlier this year – there was an annual cycle event. People everywhere, and car parks were scarce. What are we kidding – every time we are here the tourist town is pumping! However we still found a delicious lunch, and a picnic spot with a view.  Heatley’s mum and sister were there this week and they were awed by the force of the Ovens River. His Mum said: “Bright is the prettiest place. Bright Riverside Caravan Park was lovely, too – with great

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Cape Keraudren WA - image Ken Herne

What you need to travel Australia

Cape Keraudren WA – image Ken Herne From Ken Herne: “I hope to provide some inspiration to those people debating whether you need this and that in order to travel around Australia. My wife and I have just returned home after completing 26,000 klm and 6 months touring around Western Australia, NT, SA and Victoria living in our 18’ 1964 Wayfarer caravan. We were very comfortable and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We free and low cost camped the majority of the time, left the TV and generator at home and did not have air conditioning and did not miss any of

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Experienced traveller, Bill Grienke has a sneak peek to our soon to be released CAMPS 12

Here’s the answers travellers want about our brand new CAMPS 12

Experienced traveller, Bill Grienke has a sneak peek to our soon to be released CAMPS 12 Whether you are starting out on your Aussie adventures, or a freedom camping pro, travelling solo or with the whole family, camping weekends or the whole lap, and with or without your pets – CAMPS 12 is the best camping tool you can bring with you! We’ve had so many questions about our brand new CAMPS 12, here’s why you’ll want to pre-order now: Do I need to register/order online for the discount? Yes – CAMPS 12 is available on pre-order. You can find

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Tyla holding the new Camps 12 editions

What is the difference between CAMPS 12 and CAMPS 11?

We are proud to announce CAMPS 12 is available for preorder. Each new edition is different -some of our customers collect each one! An hour after it was released, we’ve had queries about how it differs. So here are the changes we’ve made for CAMPS 12: CAMPS 12 has the LATEST new sites and dump points and updates of existing sites – since CAMPS 11 there’s over 2 years of research from our team expert CAMPS detectives, our CAMPS Ambassadors and CAMPS Community LATEST Hema Maps – still the same format as CAMPS 11, but updated CAMPS 12 has more

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Be first to get your hands on our NEW CAMPS 12 – pre-order NOW

Big news! The latest edition is out on pre-order!  Pre-order now via Messenger to receive our exclusive Camps 12 deal – or pre-order direct from our website using coupon code preordercaw12. Buy Now: Easy to Read B4 Buy Now: Standard A4 Add discount code: preordercaw12 at checkout What’s new in Camps 12? More focus on free and low-cost sites than ever before Latest new campsites and public dump points – over 3,300 pet-friendly campsites Supported with updates and free 12 months access to the CAMPS App Sites that are pet friendly and/or have a public dump point are identified on the map, as well as

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No Camping sign

Aussie Camping 101: Dos and Don’ts

Here’s some basic courtesies with camping – if we all followed them, then perhaps more FREE camping sites would open up, and certainly less would close down. 1. Unless it is unavoidable – camp in a designated camping area or caravan park. But definitely if a place says NO CAMPING then please don’t. Remember with rest areas with “no camping” you are still entitled to stop for fatigue breaks in your car or RV. It is not a place to hang out clothes or set up camp. Do follow signage – and remember it may change.  2. Abide by time

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Nullarbor trip

Crossing the Nullarbor – our adventure from Western Australia into South Australia

On the end of our Big Lap, on limited time, we traversed The Nullarbor in two days. Kids were due back at school, we had businesses to run but were so keen to experience this famed road trip. We left Esperance and the beauty of Cape Le Grand National Park, through Grass Patch and the heart of Mallee Country. The Nullarbor Plain begins in Norseman, Western Australia – we saw camels here, which was pretty cool. “The Nullarbor” is an 1100km route. Here’s where we stopped: Balladonia was a lunch stop with a pretty multicoloured picket fenced playground. Oh, we were so

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Waltzing Matilda Centre Winton QLD

Why we love Winton, Queensland – must do attractions

Waltzing Matilda Centre Winton QLD Winton is a very interesting destination – and a MUST for Banjo Patterson fans. There are references to the famous Australian everywhere! Where else can you walk on the lyrics of “Waltzing Matilda”? Or stroll amongst the jumbucks and stanzas of this beloved Aussie song. Even the Swagman is immortalised in a statue in town. Walk on the lyrics of Waltzing Matilda – Winton QLD There are loads of options in town for caravan parks and pub stays, and a couple of waterside camps south of town, including our stop for the night, Long Waterhole.

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