Media Releases

Read on for the latest news and press releases from Camps Australia Wide, Australia’s authority in all things camping, RV travel, campsites, farmstays and caravan parks. Please contact us for high resolution images.

Deborah Knight 2GB 873 - Sydney Talk Radio

Free camping does not mean illegal camping

Deborah Knight 2GB 873 – Sydney Talk Radio CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE owner, Heatley Gilmore chatted to Sydney Radio celebrity, Deborah Knight from  2GB 873 – Sydney Talk Radio . He reassured listeners that if you want to camp for free, than you don’t have to camp illegally.  The CAMPS 11 book and the Camps Australia Wide App offer all types of camping choices. Because we check with authorities, you know that they are verified sites, where you won’t be fined. Conditions can change, so we do obey any regulatory signs. In fact, CAMPS 11 lists about 5000 free and budget

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Heatley and Michelle - Camps Made in Australia

Made in Australia & Aussie owned

  CAMPS has always been Australian owned and proudly Australian. We now qualify for Australia Made and Owned certification! All our products are created and designed here in Australia – we employ local cartographers, designers and our CAMPS researchers. We purchase Aussie products – like the extensive maps. We made a decision to print CAMPS 11 in Australia, and help another company who employ Australians, too. Unlike many in our industry, we’re not a multinational company, CAMPS is owned by an Aussie family. So from our family to yours, happy camping! Thank you for supporting an homegrown, dinky-di Australian business! Pre-order your newly released Camps 11

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Camps 11 Site Types

What’s New in Camps 11? 

  For the first time in the history of CAMPS, you can identify the site type at a glance on the maps. We now have these colourful new symbols so you can see if it is a recreation or showground, national park, state forests or nature reserve, station or pub stay, RV park or other freedom or paid site. Without looking at the listing, you can see if it is pet friendly depending on whether the numbered oval has ears or not and which type of stop it is depending on the colour.  We’ve included this in our new App as well,

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Yelarbon Silo Art - image credit: Hugh Gilmore

10 Lockdown boredom busters for frustrated campers

Yelarbon Silo Art – image credit: Hugh Gilmore We are feeling for you Victorians! And anyone who is in ‘iso’ again. You’ve had a taste of freedom after our first lockdown, nationwide – but it has become tougher. With only essential businesses open in some locations, and limited opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, we thought of a list that might help you through these coming days. Lockdown Boredom Buster #1 Trip planning Time to pull out the CAMPS 10 and Caravan Parks 5 books and plot those trips you haven’t yet travelled. Make a list of possible routes you’d like to embark on

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The Campmobile

Find your perfect spot

You won’t miss us! Our 4WD is now recognisably branded with CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE. If you see us out and about, please say hello. We will be carrying stock as well, so you can compare the books and view the new cookbook. A big shout out to Leanne from Flowering Design and Jared from Trademark Signs in Gympie for our vibrant new look on the Hilux. Also a big thanks to new Gympie councillor, Bruce Devereaux – who, when he was travelling with our books, suggested the phrase to us: “Find your perfect spot”. As we’ve been chatting in the

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Little Yabba Creek Picnic Area

4 Reasons to go Camping

Right now, councils and local commerce groups need to work even harder and smarter to reinvigorate tourism after lockdown, and welcome people into their region. Although Aussies have done it tough during the crisis, we know from the surge in interest post-Covid – that people cannot wait to get back on the road. The beauty of the camping industry is that compared to traditional accommodation: 1. It is relatively cheap – so very appealing if you are on a budget.2. Travellers who are self-contained don’t have to worry about public facilities, and3. Self distancing in the bush or beach is

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Drought Angels Map

‘GO WEST and stay with a farmer’ raises over $2000

Hurrah – in less than a week, we have already raised over $2000 for Drought Angels. They will provide grocery and fuel cards to drought-afflicted families in farming communities across Australia. Camps Australia WIde is asking Aussies like you to GO WEST and stay with a farmer. And we make it easy! We profile 10 farm or station stays in drought affected areas in NSW and QLD in a professionally produced downloadable document. These farms are already listed in our Camps Australia Wide books/app (for free). The PDF is available for free or you can choose to donate online for

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Four Corners by Paul Zuccarello via Instagram

GO WEST and stay with a farmer!

Four Corners by Paul Zuccarello via Instagram One of the wonderful things we do as a nation, is get behind the battlers, and help out those in need. We’ve seen it with the bushfires and the MILLIONS of funds directed to communities reeling from lost lives, homes and livelihoods from fire damage. We don’t want Australians in the drought areas to be forgotten – so we are asking you, our CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE Community, to visit these drought-stricken areas. Rains will come (in some places have had a little), but it will still take years to recover from this drought. So

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