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Chambers Pillar, Northern Territory
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Chambers Pillar: MUST SEE and 4WD budget camp, Northern Territory

Not just a camp area, this historical reserve is 160 km south of Alice Springs and is dominated by a 50m high sandstone pillar. At sunrise and sunset, the red and orange in the rock are impressive over the Simpson Desert plain. There are short walks so you can explore, take photos and local wildlife. Castle Rock, Northern Territory The local Aboriginal people believe that the pillar is the gecko ancestor Itirkawara. He and his wife were banished – turning into rock, his wife is Castle Rock, 500 metres north east. Also check out historical markers – John MacDouall Stuart

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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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Beaches & Coasts

Oceanfront FREE CAMP: Green Point Beach, Marrawah, Tasmania

Here is a beautiful coastal campsite in the rugged west coast of Tasmania. It is free, pet friendly and protected from the wind. Metres down the road, you’re at the beach! The park here has toilets, cold showers, a playground, sheltered BBQ and picnic tables right over the beach with AMAZING views.  There are more picnic tables in the camp area (see the video below). Suited for motorhomes, campervans, camper trailers and tents. Bring drinking water. Cold outdoor showers. No open fires allowed.  The campsite is clearly signed and on the right before the beach.  Choose from flat bitumen sites

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7 ways to save your travel dollars when petrol prices soar 1
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7 ways to save your travel dollars when petrol prices soar

It is encouraging to hear that the record level petrol prices won’t be stopping RV travellers and campers in Australia. Here’s a list to help you stretch the budget further, despite wallets hit harder at the petrol bowsers. 1. It’s about the journey, not the distance One way to slow down petrol spend, is to decrease your daily distances. Last year it took us eight hours to travel to our campsite, sixty minutes away. Plus it was fun! We found state forests, lookouts, historical trails as well as a pub! Yes, this may mean you’ll cover less of Australia each

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Lucky Bay, Kalbarri - Images Adams Family Travels
Beaches & Coasts

2 AMAZING Lucky Bay camps in Western Australia

Lucky Bay, Kalbarri – Images Adams Family Travels Most people know Lucky Bay near Esperance in WA but there is also a Lucky Bay campground 46km south of Kalbarri and it doesn’t disappoint. Both are wonderful bases to explore two unique National Parks – one on the west coast the other on the south. For us it was, regretfully, the last beach stop in WA before we crossed the border. Lucky Bay, Kalbarri  How does a protected bay, reef, massive sand dunes and a budget campground only 50 metres to the beach sound? As you travel 2km down a gravel

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Eromanga Caravan Park QLD
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Budget priced: camp at Eromanga Motel, Queensland

A pool, cafe, tourist information, motel rooms, dongas and camping. You’ll find the Eromanga Motel in the centre of town, opposite the only independently owned Oil Refinery in Australia. It is walking distance to the local Royal Hotel and Town History Walk. The very friendly team serves 3 meals a day, every day.  There are twin and single rooms with en suites, donga rooms, as well as powered and unpowered camping sites. It is pet friendly, with room for Big Rigs.  Other facilities in laundry, BBQ, picnic tables, mobile coverage and Wi-Fi. However, a huge bonus is the refreshing pool!  It was

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Camping at Lions Park, New South WalesCamping at Lions Park, New South Wales
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Two pet friendly budget camps at Bundarra, New South Wales

Camping at Lions Park, New South Wales We stopped at Bundarra, a lovely town between Armidale and Bingara, south of Inverell and north of Uralla in the New England region of New South Wales. It’s always a bonus when a town offers not just one but two budget camping options – and your can bring your furry friend to both: Bundarra Lions Park We were very impressed with this pretty park, right on the banks of the Gwydir River.  The large quiet rest area has accessible toilets, firepits, picnic tables, shade and views. It is pet friendly. Please make sure

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Port Gibbon Beach - Image by Overland Exposure
Beaches & Coasts

NEW: Port Gibbon a beachside camping oasis, South Australia

Port Gibbon Beach – Image by Overland Exposure Less than 4 km south of Port Gibbon, South Australia – you’ll find Port Gibbon Dunes Camp – the newest listing for CAMPS. Said CAMPS Ambassadors, Manda and Dan, “We are in love! We are planning to spend as many days as possible here, because well, why not!!” Suitable for RVs and Big Rigs, it is $50/week with a 14 night time limit. Alternatively, only $10 per night for gorgeous views of the coastline. Permits are available from Beach Rd or Council Office. They said, “BYO water, dog friendly, rubbish bins provided

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Urbenville Forest Park, New South Wales image Jenny Woodley
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2 free camps and budget showground at Urbenville, New South Wales

Isn’t it wonderful when a small country town offers not one, but two FREE camp areas and a budget site? Urbenville Forest Park is on the northern town boundary, bordered by Clarence Way and Tooloom Creek. This special area is south of Woodenbong and the Queensland border. It is surrounded by waterfalls, national parks and state forests. Jenny Woodley shared photos in our Facebook group “I Love Camping Australia WIde”. Jenny said “nice little free camp just out of Urbenville in N.S.W. Toilets, firepits and an abundance of birdlife.” The park is pet friendly with picnic tables, shade, mobile reception

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