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Wings Wildlife Park Gunns Plains Tasmania
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Riverside camping and devils at Wings Wildlife Park in Tasmania

When you drive to Wings Wildlife Park in Tasmania’s beautiful Gunns Plains make sure you stop at George Woodhouse lookout to soak up that gorgeous valley. It was near here we found an echidna beside the road – a live one, thankfully!  So very cute, they stood very still and just peered at me.   If you are an animal lover, or have some in your family – they will be in their element. The wildlife park  has animal encounters galore – and personally guided tours. So touch an Aussie sugar glider, snake, or exotic meerkats or marmosets… Me? I’d

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CAMPS at Bald Rock Campground, New South Wales
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National Park must stay: Bald Rock Campground, New South Wales

We are definitely coming back to this wonderful spot! You can camp under the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest granite rock! Sites at Bald Rock Campground have plenty of vegetation and privacy, we loved the granite surrounds. Bald Rock was neutral ground, trade route and a meeting place for three of the Aboriginal nations of the area: the Jukambal, Bundgalung and Kamilleroi. The campground would be a wonderful location for groups. There is a sheltered area, but each site had picnic tables – the site we stopped at had a huge one. The firepits were very functional with BBQ plates that rotated.

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KI Upgrades for D'estrees and Murray Lagoon
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Kangaroo Island South Australia – Upgrades Completed

Murray Lagoon Campground bbq shelter – Images Courtesy of The Department for Environment and Water Late last year we blogged about a host of upgrades that were under way on Kangaroo Island to re-invigorate the area following the devastating bush fires of the previous year. Those upgrades are now complete at some of Kangaroo Island’s most beautiful spots – D’Estrees Bay and Murray Lagoon – and it’s perfect timing for the school holidays.  Located in Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park on the south coast, these secluded spots will give visitors the opportunity to enjoy this peaceful wilderness. The Murray Lagoon campground

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Tooraweenah Emu Farm, New South Wales
Destinations

Visit an Emu Farm, near the Warrumbungles, New South Wales

Have you tried emu? Not tried riding one, I mean eating one. Or an emu egg scramble? Well you can at Tooraweenah, in New South Wales. Little did we know as we travelled through the Warrumbungle National Park, between Gilgandra and Coonabarabran, that we would find a emu farm. It was great to meet the family, check out their birds, and learn about benefits of emu oil. They have been farming emus since 1995 – and now have over 1200. We were lucky to see these little chicks – they normally hatch early July. They are hand raised. The farm

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Lake Wabby, K'gari, Queensland
Beaches & Coasts

2022 Best Beach #17: Lake Wabby, K’gari Fraser Island, Queensland

Our daughter enjoyed her visit to K’gari and Lake Wabby this summer Image by Max Clarke K’gari is world heritage listed wonderland, and part of the Great Sandy National Park. The Lake Wabby walk starts a few minutes drive north from the village of Eurong, off the beach. We were astounded one of the kids spotted an echidna at the start of the track – and it stayed put while we all had a chance to look. We ditched our thongs for bare feet – it was sand all the way, and lots of steps! Lake Wabby is very different

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Poona Lake Rainbow Beach Queensland
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Poona Lake is a hidden wonder in Rainbow Beach, Queensland

We love Poona Lake. Like K’gari Fraser Island lakes, you’ll see rainforest tower above ancient sand dunes – it’s a rare heritage marvel! It is a short, shaded walk into a gorgeous hidden wonder, beloved by locals and visitors.  Poona Lake is the largest of its kind in Cooloola, 12 hectares of water!  Perched lakes are the most common here and form from a ‘saucer’ of organic matter makes a depression in the dunes. Then, water collects and a lake is born. As you enter the water, it is crystal clear. Then at a couple of metres – pitch black!

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Greens Pool, Elephant Cove Western Australia
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William Bay National Park now open

Greens Pool, Elephant Cove Western Australia The McGowan Government has recently announced the completion of the first two stages of the William Bay National Park renewal project and reopening of the park to the public. Greens Pool and Elephant Rocks are much loved icons in Western Australia – near Albany. You can camp at Parry Beach or caravan parks in Denmark. In 2019, the State Government invested $4.4 million over two years to renew ageing visitor infrastructure in the park and to protect the fragile coastal vegetation. The visitor experience is now better than ever with the completion of newly

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Turtle Beach Ngumuy - 20000ksinacampertrailer
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Travelling the Great Arnhem Road and Nhulunbuy

Turtle Beach Ngumuy – 20000ksinacampertrailer The designated biosecurity areas in the Northern Territory have been lifted as of June 5, 2020. At this stage, due to Covid-19, individual recreation permits to enter Aboriginal land will not be issued , with the exception of residents and tourism businesses with access or leases. We have learnt that portions of the Great Arnhem Road, a noted 4WD track in Australia will be sealed in the next year. Please contact authorities to obtain permits before you leave and note that wildlife may visit these locations! Any body of water in the Top End may

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Mutee Head - Overland Exposure
Beaches & Coasts

“Best camp on Queensland’s Cape York”: Mutee Head

CAMPS Ambassadors, Manda and Daniel from Overland Exposure shared these Queensland photos and declared: “Honestly, the best camp in the Cape! Beach front, off grid, small and quiet, beach walks, sunsets, camp fires, hammock laying, turtles, dolphins – just amazingness! We finally hit the road South and went to Mutee Head Turtle Camp for 2 nights. We checked this out a few days back and loved it. We looked forward to some quiet off grid camping with amazing views, not that Seisia was bad lol, this just had the possibilities of turtles too! It did not disappoint! We saw dolphins

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