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Ravensbourne Rec Ground views to wake up to!
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10 camping roadtrips near Toowoomba, Queensland

Ravensbourne Rec Ground views to wake up to! Alison and Greg from Toowoomba have asked us for inspiration for their maiden 8 day trip, close to home. We lived in lovely Toowoomba, and Heatley grew up on the Darling Downs, so we know it well! We took our firstborn camping into a few of these, and then back again with our youngest two more recently! There is sooo much to see and do around Toowoomba. ! From Great Dividing Range views to the patchwork fields of the Darling Downs, here are 10 road trips we have selected for you: 1.

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Nullarbor trip
Camping

Crossing the Nullarbor – our adventure from Western Australia into South Australia

On the end of our Big Lap, on limited time, we traversed The Nullarbor in two days. Kids were due back at school, we had businesses to run but were so keen to experience this famed road trip. We left Esperance and the beauty of Cape Le Grand National Park, through Grass Patch and the heart of Mallee Country. The Nullarbor Plain begins in Norseman, Western Australia – we saw camels here, which was pretty cool. “The Nullarbor” is an 1100km route. Here’s where we stopped: Balladonia was a lunch stop with a pretty multicoloured picket fenced playground. Oh, we were so

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Camps Australia Wide stop at Winton - Long Waterhole, Queensland - Drone image by Hugh Gilmore
Destinations

Favourite free camp: Long Waterhole, Winton, Queensland

Drone image by Hugh Gilmore Geez, we enjoyed our night here! The sky and birdlife was amazing – but rug up as it was on the chilly side (it was winter).⠀ Long Waterhole in Winton, Queensland is commonly known as the locals’ waterhole. It is approximately 2 km from Winton (dirt road) on the Jundah Road. Long Waterhole is man-made and was once used during the Outback Festival as the site for the World Crayfish Derby! Camps Australia Wide stop at Winton – Long Waterhole The townsfolk often go there in the summertime for a swim and occasionally a speedboat

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Waltzing Matilda Centre Winton QLD
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Why we love Winton, Queensland – must do attractions

Waltzing Matilda Centre Winton QLD Winton is a very interesting destination – and a MUST for Banjo Patterson fans. There are references to the famous Australian everywhere! Where else can you walk on the lyrics of “Waltzing Matilda”? Or stroll amongst the jumbucks and stanzas of this beloved Aussie song. Even the Swagman is immortalised in a statue in town. Walk on the lyrics of Waltzing Matilda – Winton QLD There are loads of options in town for caravan parks and pub stays, and a couple of waterside camps south of town, including our stop for the night, Long Waterhole.

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Mary Kathleen Old Mine QLD
Camping

Freedom camp beside an abandoned uranium mine at Mary Kathleen, Queensland

If you are self contained and looking for a quiet camp spot away from the Flinders Highway the old Mary Kathleen township site between Cloncurry and Mount Isa is well worth a visit. The road into the old town is slowly deteriorating, but still accessible with care. Once you get to the old town, there is nothing left except the roadways and some concrete slabs, the land owner allows overnight stays as long as you do not light a fire. Mary Kathleen was first surveyed as a mining town in 1956 after the discovery of the largest known deposit of

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Karajini NP WA Gorge Rim
Destinations

A Dad’s Guide: Top 10 things to do in Australia with kids before they leave home

Karajini NP WA Gorge Rim Here are some epic action-packed adventures plus iconic Aussie destinations to share with your children and teens, that they will remember, and you will cherish. Bicentennial Tree Pemberton WA 1. Climb the Bicentennial Tree, Western Australia  Tallest of three fire lookout trees in the Pemberton area – this is super scary! Especially for mums looking on. We stayed at Pemberton Caravan Park. Kayak the Ord River Kununurra WA 2. Kayak the Ord River, Western Australia   We kayaked for a two-day self-guided tour on the spectacular Ord River, and stopped at a rustic private camp overnight.

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See & do Byron Bay & Hinterland
Beaches & Coasts

10 local tips for things to see and do at the Byron Bay Hinterland and surrounds, New South Wales

There are a plethora of caravan parks and campgrounds in the beautiful  hinterland and coastline around Byron Bay, New South Wales. It is the country’s most easterly point, so you can watch the sun greet Australia, as well as play at the sand, beaches and ocean – here’s what else you can do to keep active and refuel at local watering holes, whilst you are there: Walking the lighthouse at Byron or Broken Head to the point looking for whales. Hiking the 3 hour trail at Minyon Falls in Nightcap National Park… when open you can also camp there. Hiking Lennox

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Stingray Head, Northern Territory - image Allards.Across.Oz
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NEW FREE CAMP LISTING: Stingray Head, Northern Territory

Stingray Head, Northern Territory – image Allards.Across.Oz Update: Closing September 10, 2022. Due to liability issues for the station. It is still open for day use and fishing.  Free, pet friendly and beachfront camping! This camp area 10 km S of Dundee Beach, another amazing free camping location, on the cliff’s edge! Look out for crocodiles, sharks and dolphins. Fires are not allowed, and there are absolutely no facilities.  Stingray Head, Northern Territory – image Allards.Across.Oz This site is accessed via 4WD through private property at Finniss River Station. There are two track options through the station – one is

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Tjaebata Falls Litchfield NP NT
Bucket List

Top attractions at Northern Territory’s Litchfield National Park – without a 4WD

Wangi Falls Litchfield NP NT Our new Tik Tok page has gone VIRAL this week, and do you know why? It was thanks to our recent visit to amazing Litchfield National Park, near Darwin, in the Top End of Northern Territory.  This is an ancient land, important to Koongurrukun, Mak Mak Marranunggu, Werat and Warray Aboriginal people. It doesn’t matter if you are travelling with your family, or with mates – these are our must  see and dos, and you don’t need a 4WD!  Magnetic Termite Mounds Litchfield NP NT Magnetic Termite Mounds  The first thing you will see driving from Batchelor

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