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NSW Bretti Reserve
Free Camping New South Wales

A free camp that the cows love as well: Bretti Reserve, NSW

This is a beautiful camping and picnic area located in a serene environment. Although the facilities are basic, Bretti Reserve features large open spaces and a flowing river that makes for a refreshing swim. The river is frequented by birdlife and don’t be surprised if a few cows graze close to your site! The site has toilets, fireplaces, shade and access for a big rig; the maximum stay is one month. There are no showers and taps, however you can drink water from the river if you boil it for at least 15 minutes. If you have packed your canoe, you

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NT Neil Hargrave Lookout - photo credit: Rose Boccalatte @roseyb_11 via Instagram
Free Camping Northern Territory

Neil Hargrave Lookout, Northern Territory, is a perfect base

Photo credit: Rose Boccalatte @roseyb_11 via Instagram What is amazing about this rest area is that you are in the West MacDonnell Ranges, close to tourist icons. This route is a must-see with beautiful gorges, indigenous culture, chasm, gap, hole and pits! With a bitumen surface, there are picnic tables and a BBQ, but a patchy mobile reception. It is 24-hours only and pet friendly; BYO drinking water and firewood. You will be rewarded with beautiful views and spectacular sunsets across the Ranges and Mt Sonder. Read the plaque on Nathaniel Charles (Neil) Hargrave OBE, applauded for his work towards

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VIC Meredith Park
Fishing

Fish and free camp at Meredith Park, Victoria

A lovely peaceful spot on the shores of Lake Colac, the largest natural freshwater lake in Victoria. Meredith Park has large flat camping areas with easy access, views, and good facilities. There is water, shade, picnic table, fireplace, mobile phone coverage, toilets and a boat ramp. This popular camp ground is suitable for pets and there are good spots for big rigs. This is a great location for fishing when the water level is up. Expect water sports, prolific birdlife, fantastic sunsets and large grassy sites. Note: it can be windy here. You will find this site at 175 Meredith

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WA Doolena Gorge - Photo Credit Denhym Kelly-Wilson @denhym from Instagram
Free Camping Western Australia

Doolena Gorge – a Western Australia free camp by the water

Photo credit: Denhym Kelly-Wilson @denhymn from Instagram Who knew that only half an hour from Marble Bar, the hottest place in Australia – there was a waterhole to cool down in? Doolena Gorge is shaded by trees and the cliffs most of the day, so perfect for a swim. Follow walking tracks to the next creek or climb up to the waterfall. If you are camping here, make sure you arrive in time – dusk is a must, this is when the sun lights up the cliff face. Facilities are non-existent, but pets are welcome. Access this camp only during

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WA Niagara Dam - Photo credit @onthetracksau from Instagram
Free Camping Western Australia

Freedom Camp at Niagara Dam, Western Australia

Photo credit @onthetracksau from Instagram This is a great camp in an interesting historical area. There are three designated campsites – one below the dam wall and two to the west of the dam. It is rugged country, but some level sites are available near the dam. Toilets, BBQ, picnic table, dump point and fireplaces are on site. BYO firewood and bring water in case the dam is empty. Big rig and pet friendly. Built in 1897, the dam wall is 225 metres across and 18 metres high – you can learn about the story of the construction. One of the stops on

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Newnes Campground - image Bec Conroy
Camping

Everything money can’t buy is at Newnes Campground, New South Wales

Newnes Campground – image Bec Conroy Love kangaroos, campfires, towering rock faces and sunsets that blow your mind? Then Newnes Campground is the place for you. Newnes Campground really is (as the sign at the entryway states) everything money can’t buy. Deep in the NSW Wollemi National Park, just outside of Lithgow, Newnes Campground is a hidden (and free) gem.  There are a couple of loos and loads of fire pits, but no running water or trash facilities. Bring all you need in and pack it all back out. Multiple hikes leave from the campground to explore the surrounding Wollemi

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VIC Lake Lascelles
Free Camping Victoria

Lake Lascelles, Victoria is a free camp with facilities plus

This lake is fed by the clean water from the Grampians Wimmera Mallee pipeline. Pull up and enjoy a beverage lakeside as the sun goes down. A known location for water sports and fishing, this top spot is on the edge of the Lake Lascelles in Hopetoun, developed and beautified over the last few years. Facilities are numerous: toilets, shower, drinking water, picnic table, fireplace, BBQ, mobile phone coverage and a boat ramp. There’s also shade and views! Suitable for big rigs and pets are allowed. Powered sites are also available for a fee. It is 24 hours only – you

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VIC Ludlows Reserve
Free Camping Victoria

Enjoy free camp, shady Ludlows Reserve, Victoria

If you’d like to wake up to beautiful views of a lake and mountains, here’s your camp spot! You are situated very close to the shores of Lake Hume, and on the 64km High Country Rail Trail. The large grassy area has easy access and a boat ramp. There are toilets, picnic table, BBQ, and mobile phone coverage. Big rigs and pets can find a home here. This site is shady and cool – and if there is a heatwave, you can immerse yourself in the lake! The site is 24-hours only. Caravans and motorhomes only, no tents or camper trailers.

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TAS Petal Point Our Camp - Photo credit No Boundaries
Free Camping Tasmania

Petal Point – free camp at this remote Tassie Getaway

Photo credit No Boundaries Petal Point is a primitive camp situated high on an escarpment looking north across Bass Strait. Situated in the less travelled north east corner of Tasmania, we loved it because of its remoteness and panoramic views. At Petal Point, you need to be fully self-contained, take all your supplies in and take any evidence of your stay out. We settled in to the silence easily – only interruption was the ocean waves, sea breezes and the Mozart we belted out around the campfire at sunset – a luxury afforded because we were the only camping residents

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