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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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CAMPS Tips on Touring Tasmania
Budget Campsite

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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Darwin River Tavern, NT - image Overland Exposure
Budget Campsite

“Awesome” budget NT pub camp: Darwin River Tavern

CAMPS Ambassadors Daniel and Manda from Overland Exposure loved a pub camp in the Northern Territory. They said, “Darwin River Tavern has an awesome unpowered camping area available. We used this as our base for a night to visit Berry Springs and had a great stay for just $10/night.” “If you camp here add another night or two and visit the Territory Wildlife Park, we really loved visiting when we lived in Darwin and highly recommend stopping in.” “This is such an awesome camp – at a Tavern so there’s meals and drinks and live music, a bottle-o, little shop

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Michelle and Heatley relaxing at Lake Lenthall near Maryborough, Queensland
Budget Campsite

Ahh the serenity at Lake Lenthall, near Maryborough, Queensland

Michelle and Heatley relaxing at Lake Lenthall near Maryborough, Queensland We had a fab night here! Lake Lenthall is a budget priced camp near Maryborough, Queensland. You’ll meet Ranger Rob – who was so helpful and full of knowledge. He and his wife were out today whipper snipping. They live onsite and really do take pride in the campground – it shows! The lawn was well tended, and the gardens looked lovely. Ranger Rob Every day, he opens the gate around 6am and closes it about 8pm. It is only 4 km from the grounds, but it is a rough,

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Buxton Bush Retreat, Queensland
Budget Campsite

New budget camp: Buxton Bush Retreat, near Childers, Queensland

Kerrie and Brian have opened up their 17 acre property at Buxton, near Childers for camping. It is half way between Bundaberg and Hervey Bay, Queensland with 8 dedicated camping areas set amongst natural bushland.  Brian said, “The camp sites are all flat, fully grassed and well maintained. Each campsite has its own fire pit and an initial supply of firewood (plenty more available in the ‘bush’ areas).  The campsites are only suitable for fully self contained motorhomes, RVs and Caravans as there is no power, water or shower toilet facilities on site (as yet).” The couple live on site

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Perrys Lookdown campground, Blue Mountains National Park
Budget Campsite

4 new FREE camp sites in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales

Perrys Lookdown campground, Blue Mountains National Park We are pleased to announce there are two new reserves we have listed near Sydney’s beautiful Blue Mountains, plus a recent day use area is now available for camping and a new tent only site! Londonderry Reserve, NSW Londonderry Reserve There are no bookings for this new site. You’ll find BBQs and picnic tables, but no toilets or showers. Suitable for all except Big Rigs, please note this free camp is boggy in wet weather. Hartley Reserve 4WD only with steep unsealed access – you can camp here with your caravan, tent and

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Darke Peak Hotel - Georgie Nagel Photography
Budget Campsite

NEW owners for Darke Peak Hotel, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia

Darke Peak Hotel – Georgie Nagel Photography Congratulations to Elli and Jake, new owners of Darke Peak Hotel on the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia.  New publican, Jake worked previously as a refrigeration mechanic Image Georgie Nagel Photography Although the couple have spent the last seven years in Melbourne, Elli grew up in the town and has a lovely connection to the pub. “There are no shops in town, so I spent a lot of time at the pub. My first job was washing dishes and babysitting the kids here, it was like a home to me.” The historic pub was built in

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Doonvilla RV Park, Maryborough, Queensland
Budget Campsite

Budget priced and pet friendly: Doonvilla RV Park, Maryborough, Queensland

Maryborough, on the Fraser Coast of Queensland, really gets the thumbs up from us when it comes to free and budget camping options. Doonvilla RV Park is run by the Doon Villa Football Club Inc. Next to Maryborough Airport, Qld. Don’t worry – we couldn’t even hear the planes when we were there, the larger airport is in nearby Hervey Bay. It is great to be helping a local club for children! Here’s one of the comments from our Facebook page: “And all of the players are thankful to everyone who stays! You’re helping plenty of kids get outside and active

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Carmel Cider Co Camp - image Overland Exposure
Budget Campsite

Perth’s best camping secret: Carmel Cider Co, Western Australia

You know what they say about an apple a day! Carmel Cider Co Camp is our Ambassador Daniel’s happy place and Perth’s best kept camping secret – where you can camp amongst the apple trees or in the paddock and have a cidery down the driveway! It is just $20 a night, per vehicle, for an unpowered site. Ambassador Manda says the owners are lovely and there are toilets on site too (no showers or power) and it is only 25 minutes from Perth! There are minimal facilities, a dam for kayaking / swimming, cidery open for sales and tasting.

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