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Kilkivan's cracking free camping area is just behind this sign - but is the region's new RV strategy welcoming all travellers?
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Scones, swims and the Self Contained Debate

Kilkivan’s cracking free camping area is just behind this sign – but is the region’s new RV strategy welcoming all travellers? Australia Day is here! We hope you are camping? Here’s some ideas: an SA beach camp oasis, beside a pub in the Victorian High Country or whilst eating scones at a remote Kimberley station! Cool down in a freshwater perched lake and would you like a list of campsites and caravan parks you can swim at? Find all these amazing sites featured in our latest newsletter and in the Camps Australia Wide App, CAMPS Pendium, CAMPS 11 and Caravan

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Kandanga has the most popular council owned freedom RV stop in the region
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Your opinion wanted for the Gympie RV strategy, Queensland

Kandanga has the most popular council owned freedom RV stop in the region I first listened to the RV strategy at a Gympie Regional Council meeting, here is a round up of what was discussed, and the next draft RV strategy. Double the number of council controlled sites Gympie Regional Council RV strategy proposed six new RV sites which add to their six recognised existing sites that are council owned or controlled. On rural locations, I heard, “We want people in these towns”.  On the coastal site suggested, a councillor asked if we needed to have one. Would it take tourist dollars away?

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CAMPS at Kata Tjuta, Northern Territory (known as The Olgas)
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Free absolute beachfront camping ideas this Christmas and much more

Here’s another virtual lap for you – stopping into every state and one territory! I’ve had several friends visit the red centre lately, here’s a photo of us near Kata Tjuta, Northern Territory (known as The Olgas). We include top beach campsites in Victoria (the free Reeves Beach), on a WA island and the best free camp on the Cape, Queensland.  Or choose a SA farm stay on an olive grove, a whole list of free camps in Tassie and we discuss price hikes at Bellingen Showground in NSW. Our community includes travel with tents, rooftop tents, swags, campervans, motorhomes, caravans, buses, cars,

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Michelle holding the NEW Camps Pendium
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Announcing Pre-Order the brand new CAMPS Pendium

Announcing… Brand New and a FIRST Limited edition CAMPS Pendium – CAMPS Boxed Set  7 separate State by State guides including Free and Budget Campsites & Caravan Parks, NOW RELEASED! Order Now and save $20 use discount code: DPEND20 Pre-Order Today! $20 OFF + Free Shipping Announcing… Brand New and a FIRST Limited edition CAMPS Pendium – CAMPS Boxed Set  7 separate State by State guides including Free and Budget Campsites & Caravan Parks, NOW RELEASED! Pre-Order Now and save $20 use discount code: DPEND20  Click here Michelle and I are very excited about this launch. We have been asked

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Bulcock Beach, Caloundra
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Mamma Mia! Plenty of campsites for you

Today we bring you a beachfront site at rock bottom prices in SA and let you know a caravan park has reopened in the West MacDonnell Ranges, near Alice springs in NT. We hope you like our new format AND that we are moving to weekly newsletters, instead of fortnightly. That means more camps, more camping recipes, more must ‘see and dos’ and our favourite locations across Australia. This includes a shark sighting at 80 Mile Beach, WA, kicking back at the QLD Charlotte Plains Station Stay, Uluru, NT and a whole bunch of NSW free campgrounds in our brand

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Our comment on Wikicamps sale to GDay Parks

You may have heard that Wikicamps has been purchased by GDay Parks. We want to reassure you, we remain an Australian, independent and family owned business.  Camps Australia Wide has been the most trusted source of caravan park and camping information for over 20 years, and with your ongoing support, we plan to keep it that way. Come on board, join the community – let’s make this the Camps Australia Wide App the Number 1 camping app in Australia.    In case you aren’t on Facebook, here’s what Heatley said on his Facebook Live video: I just wanted to touch base

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The D'Alton family said Fifi is a great camper, and although she didn't like the muzzle - it was her first time - she tolerated it when needed - Image Gail D'Alton
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Travellers – keep pets safe around baits

The D’Alton family said Fifi is a great camper, and although she didn’t like the muzzle – it was her first time – she tolerated it when needed – Image Gail D’Alton We received sad news from a traveller of the loss of two dogs due to baiting. We thought we would remind Australian travellers to be aware, in case 1080 baiting programs are underway in the area. Baits are distributed throughout Australia for wild dog, dingo, rabbit or wild cat control. Signs should be up in locations where this occurs. Help out other pet owners by adding a review to

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CAMPS' picks for books on the road
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12 Favourite Camping Reads – CAMPS’ picks for books on the road

It is easy for me to find books to read, a book-aholic – I have some lined up on my bedside, plus a bookshelf full just waiting. Here are some of my favourites, that I hope you will enjoy. Send in your recommendations and camping/reading photos, and we’ll start another list! Bridge of Clay – Markus Zusak  This story meant I only started my latest book club saga a few days before we were supposed to discuss it! If you are a lover of The Book Thief, Zusak’s latest was exquisite. He tips me so easily into tears, crafting such

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