Wildflowers are on show now spring is here. In the Eastern Wheatbelt of Western Australia, the town of Kulin is going above and beyond to attract us RV travellers. Located in the town’s centre, the Kulin Caravan Park guests contribute an amount which they feel their stay and experience is worth. They say this is a unique financial model that is centred on the values of trust, generosity and respect. With drive through bays, new ensuite style ablutions, laundry, powered sites, BBQ and pet friendly, this offer is available to bona fide visitors and tourists for up to 5 consecutive
An update for campers – We closed Site number 452 during production of our new Camps 12 budget edition and unfortunately the number did not get reassigned and appears on Map 166 in Western Australia at coordinates J1. Please update your books to remove it from Camps 12. You will however find Bullara Station in our current Camps Pendium edition site number 700.
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
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
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
Ningaloo Coast – Winderbandi, WA by Jennifer Cumming is budget priced camping with million dollar views! Known as the “RV Traveller’s Bible”, we really do have the know-how to stretch your dollars so you can travel further and longer! Go straight to the end of the list to save the big bucks! 1. Choose to camp It doesn’t matter if it is with a swag, a roof top tent, traditional tent or a deluxe RV – if you choose to camp, then your nightly accommodation rates are slashed! You can see what sites are suitable for your set up, in each of our
Shelly Beach SA – image Dian Maney How would you like to camp in an olive grove, with panoramic views of Coffin Bay National Park and the Great Australian Bight sound? Plus this farm stay is budget priced, close to fishing, swimming, a licensed club, sports grounds, a deli, boat ramp and jetty! Pet friendly as well, there is room for Big Rigs, accommodation, fire pits, BBQs and camp kitchen. It is for 72 hour limit. It is for travellers with self-contained vehicles only. Shelly Beach Lodge is near Mt Dutton Bay and Wangary on beautiful Eyre Peninsula. Camper Dian Maney
Lipson Cove, South Australia – image Dian Maney As you travel on the east coast of the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia, stop off at a favourite site, Lipson Cove. It is situated 13 km north east of Lipson, between Tumby Bay and Arno Bay, north of Port Lincoln. After 8 km of unsealed road, you will be rewarded with spectacular views and white sandy beach. Expect wildlife – you might see kangaroos, seals, dolphins, even penguins! Sites are large – there are ‘long drop’ toilets, and all for a budget price. There is a 14 day maximum stay – but they do
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