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Fishermans Rest Mitchell, Queensland
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Fishermans Rest Mitchell, Queensland

What an awesome free camp, located 5.5km west of Mitchell in Queensland. There is plenty of room in this grassy riverside camping area along the banks of the Maranoa River. We did attempt a bit of fishing but as usual we had no luck. For those with a boat, there is a boat ramp here. There is a drop toilet, some rubbish bins and also a shaded picnic table. This free camp was very relaxing and one that we will definitely visit again. For more information check out the CAMPS guide books, new CAMPS Pendium boxed set and CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE App. If

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Free camp oasis at Leichhardt Falls, Queensland - Image Julie Holt
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Free camp oasis at Leichhardt Falls, Queensland 

This is a very popular and scenic stop along the Queensland Gulf section of the Savannah Way. Best for self contained vehicles as there are no facilities – it is free and pet friendly. Make sure you leave no trace when you leave. The rocky plateaus and water provide great photo opportunities and exploring. Water levels will vary depending on the season. Julie Holt sent in these photos and told us, “The birdlife was amazing. The birds and wildlife were so natural, even though the cockatoos were noisy. Lucky for me I could take my hearing aids out to sleep!”

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Rocky Creek Glacial Area near Bingara NSW by Nicole Piper
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Free camp at Rocky Creek Glacial Area and explore Mt Kaputar National Park, New South Wales

Image by Nicole Piper Isn’t it amazing what good rain can do? A year ago we showed you photos of Rocky Creek Glacial Area – a freedom camp south west of beautiful Bingara, New South Wales, literally metres off the road to Narrabri, New South Wales. Check out the video we took when we were there, it looks different to this gushing view snapped by Nicole Piper. https://youtu.be/nuYboaLx_Mw You can see how you can swim in a series of natural spas! Note: there is no ice or glaciers now, but the geological wonder is a good place to cool off. It’s NSW

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Eromanga Hall QLD
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FREE camp: Eromanga Hall, Queensland

Dinosaurs, pub down the road, a welcome hot shower and beautiful western sunset – no wonder we loved our time in Eromanga. Eromanga’s town claim is threefold: the furthest town from the sea, the only independently owned oil refinery in the country AND Australia’s largest dinosaur! It is also on Queensland’s Natural Sciences Loop. We rate the wonderful free overnight camp – complete with excellent showers, toilets and playground. And it is pet friendly, with room for Big Rigs, shade and mobile reception! Driving in from Noccundra, and plenty of water crossings, Eromanga was muddy. We were first at Hall, so had the

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Red Cliff Beach Camp - Image by Overland Exposure
Beaches & Coasts

Feed the family from free camp, Red Cliff Beach, South Australia

Red Cliff Beach in SA, just 13 km south of Tumby Bay is pet friendly, with mobile coverage and a zero price and zero facilities. But you are rewarded with priceless views and abundant fishing! Fishing is best here at high tide off the points, and in the inlet. Said CAMPS Ambassador, Manda, “Daniel went fishing with a friend in his boat and they caught enough King George Whiting and squid to feed the family every lunch and dinner. Others were fishing off the rocks and spearfishing, both were also successful!” The southern end of Red Cliff is a beachfront camping area.

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Aysons Reserve VIC image Adams Family Travels
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Popular free riverside camp: Aysons Reserve, Victoria

Aysons Reserve VIC image Adams Family Travels CAMPS Ambassadors, Dale and Tracey recently visited freedom camp, Aysons Reserve on the Campaspe River, and said it was a “great free camp” with “plenty of room for camping, especially for a group.” Plus: large grassy area riverside – room for Big Rigs and groups accessible toilets and dump point pet friendly swimming, fishing, boating – boat ramp nearby shade and views Aysons Reserve VIC image Adams Family Travels You need a permit if you want to stay longer than 3 days and 2 nights, there is no charge. You can only park one

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Urbenville Forest Park, New South Wales image Jenny Woodley
Budget Campsite

2 free camps and budget showground at Urbenville, New South Wales

Isn’t it wonderful when a small country town offers not one, but two FREE camp areas and a budget site? Urbenville Forest Park is on the northern town boundary, bordered by Clarence Way and Tooloom Creek. This special area is south of Woodenbong and the Queensland border. It is surrounded by waterfalls, national parks and state forests. Jenny Woodley shared photos in our Facebook group “I Love Camping Australia WIde”. Jenny said “nice little free camp just out of Urbenville in N.S.W. Toilets, firepits and an abundance of birdlife.” The park is pet friendly with picnic tables, shade, mobile reception

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Free RV camp Drakesbrook Weir, WA - Image by Michael Lennon
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Free RV camp: Drakesbrook Weir, Western Australia

Free RV camp at Drakesbrook Weir, WA – 24 hour limit. NOTE: may be used all year round.  Located 10 km E of Waroona to Lake Moyanup, the weir has just had a makeover and now has upgraded toilets facilities, swimming area, shady parking, beach sand, solar lighting, barbecues and shelters. It’s a great place to have a barbecue, picnic or just a relaxing swim. There is a maximum of five RVs at any one time. There is a pontoon to keep the family entertained or enjoy swimming, canoeing, bushwalking and fishing. Powerboats and dogs are prohibited at the weir.

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Bilung Pool, Western Australia - Image Adams Family Travels
Free Camping Western Australia

Free camp at Bilung Pool, Western Australia

Bilung Pool, Western Australia – Image Adams Family Travels Oh, my goodness! Check out this swimmingly enticing free camp! Almost halfway between Murchison Roadhouse and Gascoyne Junction you come across a Western Australian oasis. Bilung Pool, Western Australia – Image Adams Family Travels As you are travelling along the Carnarvon Mullewa Road, turn west just south of Bilung Creek, and follow a track about 200 metres to the pool. Not quite a lake, but this natural water feature has year round water with BBQ and picnic facilities. It is pet friendly, there is shade, firepits and it is BYO everything! Access this remote spot

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