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Rod and Pam Elkington
Life on the Road

An ANZAC Story: Push to the Bush

Rod and Pam Elkington On April 15, Pam and Rod Elkington will set out on an outback trip with a difference. Along with other veterans they will visit remote towns and tell them about ANZAC Day.  “When we first started Push to the Bush,” said Rod, “Wyandra had 15-16 kids in the school and we marched on ANZAC Day. There were whole heaps of mums and dads asking questions – turns out they weren’t alive when we came back from Vietnam. “It was the whole family – so we’re actually getting two chops at the cherry!” That was 16 years ago,

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“Hanging Rock “Jackadgery NSW

Free and pet friendly: Cangai Bridge at Jackadgery, New South Wales

This FREE pet-friendly camp spot is 20 km west of Jackadery via Gwydir Hwy. Small vehicles only, narrow bridges – we call it Cangai Bridge in CAMPS 11 – NSW site 245. Or find it on the Camps Australia Wide App! Photographer Anne Meagher says this area is also known as Hanging Rock, Jackadgery. It is for self contained vehicles, and Anne said there were plenty of caravans on site, with a good gravel road in from the highway. They camp on the grassy slopes just after the wooden bridge, probably about 8 km in from Gwydir Hwy. Fishing allowed

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O'Reilly's Campground

O’Reilly’s Campground opens at Lamington National Park, Queensland

After last year’s devastating bushfires in May followed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the formally known as Green Mountains campground, reopen September 18, 2020 as O’Reilly’s Campground. Now privately managed by O’Reilly’s Forest Retreat and after six months of building and development the upgrade for this new world class ecotourism attraction includes: A new amenities building, communal camp kitchen and hub with stunning views overlooking the McPherson Range, with pathways and ramping to enable accessibility for all guests 21 recreational vehicle sites and 24 campsites 17 safari tents with ensuite pods and two of them with disabled access Creation of a fire pit and gathering

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All-natural playground at the popular Swan’s Crossing in Kerewong State Forest

Swans Crossing Campground is a top spot for kids

Forestry Corporation of NSW has worked with a local contractor to unveil a new all-natural playground at the popular Swan’s Crossing in Kerewong State Forest. Swans Crossing is a camping and picnic site located just 15 minutes from Kendall and a popular spot for locals and visitors alike to come and experience the beauty of State forests. Forestry Corporation’s Partnerships Leader, Sandra Madeley, said the new playground is just another great reason to visit the scenic state forest. “There are so many things to do when visiting Kerewong State Forest, and the new playground is an excellent addition,” Ms Madeley said.

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Ganmain showgrounds
Budget Campsite

New listing:  Ganmain Showgrounds, NSW

We have just listed a new budget camp area at 20 Showground Rd, Ganmain, 57 km north west of Wagga Wagga, or 46 km east of Narrandera. Call on arrival. Add it to your books – map reference: 69 C13.  Ganmain is a small, quiet town in the Riverina known as the Sheaf Hay Centre of Australia, set in a beautiful district. The showground provides clean and well-maintained facitlities on a large, open grassy area. Great food and cold beer can be found at the Ganmain Hotel, and there is a chemist, newsagent, craft shop and petrol station. Visitors must

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