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ACT

EPIC Canberra reopens for camping in our Australian Capital Territory

If you are travelling to Canberra in our Australian Capital Territory we have some great news! After months of closures, Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) has reopened, September 2022. Pre-book via phone or email – details are in the Camps App and guides. Prices have risen up $5 – to $40 for a powered site for 2 people per night, and $35 for unpowered. It is $5 per extra person (aged 5 years and over). Facilities include toilets, showers, dump point, laundry, water and picnic tables. It is pet friendly and there is room for Big Rigs. We love the

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Rossmount Nursery Gympie - Cooloola Farmer's Trail
Camping

Where to camp along the Cooloola Farmer’s Trail at Gympie and Noosa Hinterland, Queensland

Rossmount Nursery Cooloola Farmer’s Trail is on again! So if you are travelling or not far from the Gympie or Sunshine Coast regions, September 10-11, make the most of it. You can spend a weekend or see it in a day trip – just bring an empty belly – there is good eating and good camping to be had.  Check this out online at https://cooloolafarmtrail.com.au/farm-trail/ This trail was on my priority trips, last year. So I can vouch for quite a few of these personally – and we enjoyed lunch just this month, at the newest of them all! On the

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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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Cable Beach - Image by Overland Exposure
Destinations

Must Dos in Broome, Western Australia

Cable Beach – Image by Overland Exposure Broome is remote! It is almost 2000 km to drive from Darwin, and over 2000km to Perth. When we initially planned our trip we just couldn’t fit it in. At Home Valley Station, which we had planned as our turnaround spot, we decided to extend our trip. I was so pleased, partly because I would finally see Broome! Here’s what our family loved.  1. Pearl LuggersSeriously don’t miss the Pearl Luggers, it was awesome! We all learnt so much about the industry, the history and early Broome. We tasted pearl meat and held

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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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Windjana Camp - image Overland Exposure
Camping

Five stars: camp at Windjana Gorge, Western Australia

How is this view out the caravan window? Travellers rate this Kimberley campground  5 stars at Windjana Gorge, in Western Australia. It exceeded expectations – with a great backdrop and only a 5 minute walk to the stunning gorge itself! CAMPS Ambassador, Tracey from Adams Family Travels is back in the Kimberley again, and said, if you want to see a freshwater crocodile, Windjana gorge is the one place you are nearly guaranteed to see some. The campground has two sections – generators to the left and no generators to the right. CAMPS Ambassadors Dan and Manda, Overland Exposure loved

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Hidden Camp at Pie Creek, Gympie, Queensland
Camping

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
Camping

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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Scotts Head Reflections Holiday Parks in New South Wales
Camping

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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