Fossick and camp your way through Australia

Are you feeling lucky? Line up your family or friends and head out to one of these “diamond in the rough” camps and have a fossick around. There is even a festival!

This photo of me is from Lightning Ridge – the only gems we found were in shops – haha!

We arrived just in time for the weekly Sunday market – and opals were everywhere!

 I found some vintage glasses for our port, and Heatley was amazed by the mega-brekky burgers. Have you seen them?

Who knew you can find quality petrified wood by the side of the road around Chinchilla? Two properties allow digging – you can camp nearby at newly named Charleys Creek….

Fossick for semi precious gems at this pet friendly 4WD camp on Alcoota Station. What colour Zircons will you unearth?

The buzz of gold rush fever may be behind her, but Rocky River still delivers a campsite rich in history and stories.  Discover it just west of Uralla, NSW…

No bucket list journey is complete without visiting the Opal Capital of the world. There’s plenty to do here and we found out what noodling means!

The return of the fabulous Jewel of the Gemfields Festival brings an exciting line up of market days, entertainment and family events.

Find these sites and more nearby in the CAMPS guide books, CAMPS Pendium boxed set and CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE App.


Panther Pub and Tattersalls Hotel, Emmaville, NSW

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