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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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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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Barrow Creek Roadhouse, NT
Budget Campsite

Barrow Creek Roadhouse, NT reopens for camping!

After a low-key two and a half years, the Barrow Creek Hotel has been able to revitalise and offer meals and a place to stay to the weary traveller between Alice Springs and Tennant Creek. This welcoming roadhouse charges a small fee for unpowered pet-friendly sites at the side of the pub with use of amenities, and a bit extra for power. For a real Aussie outback experience, stop in at the roadhouse, enjoy a meal and support this long-time local business. The pub itself is almost 90 years old, with the owner, Les, operating it for the last 34

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Freycinet National Park, Tasmania
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“Unbeatable” beachfront camping at Richardsons Beach, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

Wow, what an amazing spot in Coles Bay, Freycinet National Park! Bec from Look The World In The Eye has been travelling Australia for six months when they came across this beauty in Tasmania. They said, “Unbeatable position! This is one of the nicest spots we’ve camped!” “$13 for unpowered ‘tent’ sites (not all suitable to sleep in a car as some car parks sloped – we were in site #30 which was great for our van) or $16 for power and water (all powered sites suitable for caravans).” This site is Richardsons Beach, just outside Coles Bay – beside Ranger

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Doonvilla RV Park, Maryborough, Queensland
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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
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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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