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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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Hidden Camp at Pie Creek, Gympie, Queensland
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NEW CAMP: Hidden Camp at Pie Creek, Gympie, Queensland

Our latest listing is a favourite with campers. Tucked away just 10 minutes west of Gympie you’ll find Hidden Camp at Pie Creek, a 6.5 acre property where you can get back to nature. The perfect destination … close to most things but still away from everything! Families will love it here, you can bring the kids, dog, push bikes and canoe. Enjoy a campfire in season in the fire pits provided and there’s plenty of firewood available. The camp offers a pretty view, there’s a camp kitchen and bar setup near the dam, with lights, barbeque, fridge/freezer and some

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Berringa Farmstay, Victoria - Meet the animals
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NEW camp: Berringa Farmstay, near Ballarat, Victoria

If you are looking for wide open spaces, and you are self contained, visit George and Rachael at Berringa Farmstay, Victoria. Camp within the pine trees with your own private fire pit – or closer to the house. Power and water are available for an extra fee. Pet friendly, there are only 5 sites across 5 acres, so it is very family friendly for bike riding and games. For animal lovers, look out for kookaburras, rosellas, magpies, black cockatoos and echidnas. Plus kids will love to meet the sheep, geese, chickens and ducks! And there are yabbies in the dam.

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Heatley and Hodgey at the Suncorp Stadium Origin match
Family Friendly Fun

Broome to the Bungle Bungles, Wangi to Warburton – is everyone travelling?

It feels like everyone is travelling! Mum has just returned from a Broome to Kakudu adventure, and that is after fun for her 80th birthday in Adelaide and the Murray River! My sister was flood bound on the NSW Pacific Coast and was delighted with their caravan park at Scotts Head, near Macksville. My brother in law sent word from a WA free camp on the Outback Way enroute to Uluru! Meanwhile, our Ambassadors are also exploring WA’s Kimberley treasures, from Broome to the Bungles Bungles! Our new Tik Tok page has gone VIRAL this week, and do you know why? It was thanks

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Scotts Head Reflections Holiday Parks in New South Wales
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Camp and swim at Scotts Head, New South Wales

I first visited Scotts Head as a kid! I remember the huge picnic area and beautiful beach for big family gatherings. Next up, as a teen with my cousin from Macksville, to soak up the sun. But I haven’t been back, judging by my sister’s recent visit – I’ll have to! She shared photos of Scotts Head Reflections Holiday Parks. A great caravan park for families, it is just a few steps to the beach, and pet friendly during off peak times… As well as regular amenities – they have easy access cabins, huge enclosed camp kitchen, school holiday activities and

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Discovery Parks Broome Town Beach Western Australia - image Overland Exposure
Family Friendly Fun

A makeover for Discovery Parks Broome Town Beach, Western Australia

Discovery Parks Broome Town Beach is getting a reno! New pool, waterfront site, amenities… Being right in town you have access to the beach, jetty and council splash park in this family friendly space! Plus keep an eye out for these creatures in the park! CAMPS Ambassadors, Manda and Daniel were there frst hand to see and experience the changes. Make sure you visit Cable Beach at sunset, a pearl farm and a fantastic museum, Pearl Luggers. Find out more about this site and other Broome caravan parks in the  CAMPS App and guides. Images by Overland Exposure If you

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A highlight of our lap was Karijini National Park, Western Australia
Family Friendly Fun

25 BEST Tips for Camping with Teenagers

A highlight of our lap was Karijini National Park, Western Australia Are you considering doing “The Lap” with your teens? In our family, it was not even discussed if the teens were coming or not. That was an option we didn’t consider. It was 7 weeks together as family – and it was so good, we kept going around Australia, returning 3 months later. Our crew were 15 along with 13, 10 and 8. We created wonderful memories and time together – squished in a six-berth motorhome. The 13 year old was adamant she was flying home from Perth! But,

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Kings Canyon Resort is a Caravan Park in Northern Territory
Family Friendly Fun

9 types of camping for Aussie families 

Kings Canyon Resort is a Caravan Park in Northern Territory Camps Australia Wide owners, Heatley and Michelle Gilmore talk about the different types of camping you and your family can enjoy. The new Camps 11 book has over 5000 sites, each labelled as one of these categories with their brand new colourful symbols. Cunningham Highway (The Pocket) Reserve, Queensland Overnight Site – Free or Donation These “freedom camping” sites include rest areas, picnic areas, parklands or parking areas next to a business, outside the categories below. Many would only be suitable for a brief overnighter on your journey and may

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Gunna Park
Budget Campsite

Rescue animals, Kayaks and BMX at Gunna Park, Queensland

  Gunna Park is a privately owned Farm Stay just 20 minutes north of Gympie and 4km off the Bruce Highway. A family property and private hobby farm who happily share their little slice of heaven with other campers. There’s wildlife in abundance, views and serenity in this secluded paradise. All sites are unpowered and for only $20 per night, they offer clean portaloos, bush kitchens, firepits and wood, hammocks and daybeds, kayaks for the dam, a BMX track, playground, picnic tables and if that’s not quite enough, its pet friendly as well! We think that’s pretty good value for

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