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Freedom camps expert, Michael Lennon with his Rig
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MORE FREEDOM camps coming your way

TOP CAMPS fan Michael Lennon has sent us almost 400 updates since Heatley and I purchased CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE five years ago!

Thanks Michael. He is a freedom camps expert, and we’ve included some of his tips for you.

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Neil and Jovy, Halls Point (free camp), Tasmania

Freedom camps near Penguin, Tasmania

Penguin is west of Ulverstone and Devonport, a gorgeous place to visit with two free and one donation campsite. All beachfront to the Bass Strait! Hall Point (update: now permanently closed for camping) We met Neil and Jovie at Halls Point, Tasmania who said. “We find all our stays in the book! We can’t be happier with our travel with CAMPS.” What a great site they had – free and oceanfront. Penguins, too! I can’t believe you’ll see them at night here. It is a protected penguin colony, so definitely no pets allowed. Hall Point is not a large area, and it

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GoRV magazine - Julia Creek RV Stop 1

Our new “Freedom Camp” column in GoRV magazine!

Introducing a brand new column we are writing for Go RV – called the “Freedom Camp of the Month“.  Our first article is all about Julia Creek RV Friendly Site and the lovely town of Julia Creek! We chat about Julia Creek Visitor Information Centre, more things to do – we had to mention our soak in the artesian baths at Julia Creek Caravan Park – have you tried it out? Hope you like it. Have you visited there? Check out the digital magazine whilst you are at it! This will be a regular article, and it is not just

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Cliff Head Central

Keep freedom camps open in Dongara – Denison, Western Australia!

Update July 21, from council website. We are pleased to hear that council have responded positively after this article was produced: OPEN CAMP SITES Cliff Head Knobby Head Freshwater Point CLOSED CAMP SITES Seven Mile Beach Dongara Town Oval – RV Overnight Stay The dump point at the 24 hour rest stop will remain open A shire in Western Australia have shut their free camps to support caravan parks in the region.  I’m just off the phone from the Irwin council’s CEO, Shane Ivers. He said, “Caravan Parks have lost their key income stream, we encourage people to come and

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4 Macs Makin Trax at Lakes Entrance Recreation & Camping Reserve - great to see your Camps book on hand!

2 farm stays, 1 freedom camp, 1 showground and 1 pub

4 Macs Makin Trax at Lakes Entrance Recreation & Camping Reserve – great to see your Camps book on hand! Drought, fire and now floods! This sunburnt country of ours is all a-kilter. If you have come across any changes to sites, or if you are travelling through areas affected by these weather events where campgrounds are closed, please let us know. Our team are compiling a list of sites that are open and ready for your business. So stay tuned. In this issue we’re sharing a Station Stay in WA with a difference, a Freedom Camp in Victoria that

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Freedom Camping in the Goondiwindi region of QLD at Cunningham Highway (The Pocket) Reserve, QLD site 885 in the new Camps 11 book or find it in the CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE App

How much do freedom campers spend in communities they visit?

Freedom Camping in the Goondiwindi region of QLD at Cunningham Highway (The Pocket) Reserve, QLD site 885 in the new Camps 11 book or find it in the CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE App Camps Australia WIde is all about choice. We give travellers choices in where they stay – we have CAMPS 11 for free and budget camping, and Caravan Parks 5 with only caravan parks.  A recent survey on our Facebook Group, “I Love Camping Australia Wide” showed that the majority of campers (68%) stayed at all types of camping sites and caravan parks, only 5% reported they stay exclusively in caravan

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Free Stopover: Alwyn Francis Bridge, Queensland

Just south of Kingaroy, we’d recommend a shady, quiet campground – and beside the Stuart River (we’ve heard there may not be much water in it at the moment though).  Alwyn Francis Bridge at Taabinga, has toilets, picnic tables, mobile phone coverage and is pet friendly. There is plenty of room for big rigs. Note the time limit of 20 hours. It is QLD site 683 in Camps 10 or find it on the Camps Australia Wide App.  We had a lovely stop here. There is plenty of room so you don’t feel surrounded. Kumbia is only 17km away as

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Scottsdale Northeast Park is one example of a free camping site in Tasmania

Tasmanian camping is open for business

13 February 2019 by Peter Gutwein, Treasurer There is no better place that caters for the free and low cost camping market. Importantly, visitors and locals alike continue to enjoy camping, and no camping sites have closed, or are flagged to close. There has been a review into the practical application of the policy in relation to council-owned camping facilities and the outcome will provide greater clarity and certainty for all stakeholders. Following consultation with councils, private operators, and RV users, it was found the previous policy needed clarification as well as simplification and that is exactly what has been achieved.

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