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Bowning Rec ground, Victoria
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FREEDOM CAMP at Bowning Recreation Ground, New South Wales

CAMPS at Bowning Rec ground, Victoria Have you been to Bowning, New South Wales? Our first stop was Bowning Hotel – just down the road from the campsite! As we walked in I looked up to one of my favourites poems. “Clancy of the Overflow” adorns the bar.  Established in 1870, the pub is proud of their past patron, Banjo Patterson. In fact, it is said that Banjo Patterson had a drink in town with fellow poet, Henry Lawson. These two Aussie writers were known for ‘the Bulletin debate’, discussing our national identity and whether bush life was romanticised by

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Lake Tinaroo Downfall Creek Campground QLD- image Overland Exposure
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How good is Downfall Creek Camp, Queensland

How good does this look? Downfall Creek Camp on Lake Tinaroo is located in the Danbulla forest, a spectacular part of the Atherton Tableland, Queensland. You can spend the day on the water, fishing, waterskiing and swimming, or enjoy the Regeneration walk that leads to the Kauri Creek camping area. CAMPS ambassadors, Dan and Manda said: We had a planned 2 nights stay here, however it turned into 6 nights since you can’t get a better lake side camp in the Atherton Tablelands area! Swimming, camp fires, off grid living, wildlife, and we ran into our friends… so hung out

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West MacDonnell Ranges NT
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Closed for summer: Ellery Creek Big Hole, Northern Territory

Access to the spectacular Ellery Creek Big Hole via road is closed until December 16. The site will reopen over Christmas from December 17, 2021 to January 4, 2022, and will then close again until February 2022. Not only does this mean no swimming, but the popular Ellery Creek Big Hole campground is inaccessible whilst roadworks occur. Work has begun on sealing the 2 km road to the hole and campground. summer was chosen, as it is a quieter time of year for visitors. However, they will reopen over Christmas. If you miss out on seeing the gorgeous waterhole, where

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Discovery Parks Glen Helen NT
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Re-opened Discovery Parks Glen Helen, Northern Territory

Images courtesy Discovery Parks Update:  4th April 2024.  While Glen Helen has been closed again now for some time, we were advised by their Regional Operations Manager that  Glen Helen will remain closed until they work through some challenging infrastructure issues.  They said that they are optimistic about the pathway forward, however the timeline for re-opening is not yet clear. If you’re exploring central Australia, you’ll be pleased to hear that the previously named Glen Helen Lodge at Mount Zeil which was closed last year has now re-opened under the Discovery Parks banner. Discovery Parks Glen Helen is located in

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JB Plain Hut Campground, Dinner Plain by CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE
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Free camp at JB Plain Hut in the Victorian High Country

JB Plain Hut is the first hut you will come across from Dinner Plain, only 1.8 km towards Hotham Alpine Village in Victoria High Country. Surprisingly, there were several RVs at the carpark entrance on the Great Alpine Road – and at least 4 tents around the hut and my favourite snow gums. One skier set up right on the edge of the plain. A beautiful spot! It is a walk-in site for tent camping – with a drop toilet. The two room hut is pretty rustic inside and out – there is a fireplace, the hut is only for

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Deborah Knight 2GB 873 - Sydney Talk Radio
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Free camping does not mean illegal camping

Deborah Knight 2GB 873 – Sydney Talk Radio CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE owner, Heatley Gilmore chatted to Sydney Radio celebrity, Deborah Knight from  2GB 873 – Sydney Talk Radio . He reassured listeners that if you want to camp for free, than you don’t have to camp illegally.  The CAMPS 11 book and the Camps Australia Wide App offer all types of camping choices. Because we check with authorities, you know that they are verified sites, where you won’t be fined. Conditions can change, so we do obey any regulatory signs. In fact, CAMPS 11 lists about 5000 free and budget

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Wanagarren Campground Site 11 Parks and Wildlife Service
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Two new campgrounds open near Jurien Bay, Western Australia

Wanagarren Campground Site 11 Western Australians can now enjoy new campgrounds in the heart of wildflower country along the State’s stunning Turquoise Coast. Managed by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, the new facilities will help meet the growing demand for nature-based tourism in the region.  At Camps Australia Wide, we always love to hear about new campgrounds being developed! Environment Minister Stephen Dawson said, “The Turquoise Coast is growing in popularity due to its pristine waters, stunning wildflowers and small picturesque towns, as well as improved access via the Indian Ocean Drive. “Now more

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Qld 108 Calliope River (drone)
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Council campgrounds to reopen in Gladstone, Queensland

Gladstone Regional Council (GRC) advises that its managed campgrounds will reopen from 2pm on Friday 28 August. Council-managed campgrounds to reopen include: Calliope River Picnic Area – north and south side (pictured) Futter Creek Camping Reserve, Boynedale The Oaks Camping Ground, Facing Island South End Camping Ground, Curtis Island. Based on advice from Queensland Health, campgrounds that are free of charge and do not have shared amenities (other than toilets) are not required to operate under an Approved COVID Safe Plan. This applies to the campgrounds listed above. However, GRC will put signage in place to encourage physical distancing, hand

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