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Beaches & Coasts

Finding camps along the New South Wales Pacific Coast

One of the frequent queries we receive is why aren’t there free camps along the Pacific Highway? Historically, the rest areas allowed free overnight stays. However, as travellers abused the 24 hour limit, with locations so close to beautiful beaches and towns… the government cracked down what was allowed. You will notice that listings were deliberately kept in the CAMPS book, so travellers could have a spot to rest overnight (not necessarily “camp”). Some of these regions were trialing an RV stopover at the rest areas – we felt it was important to provide options along the Pacific coast where

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Northern Territory - Macassan Garanhan - 20000ksinacampertrailer

Where are the locations featured in the new CAMPS Pendium state by state book covers?

South Australia – A Murphys Haystacks, Eyre Peninsula Seven iconic locations are featured on state book covers in the new CAMPS Pendium. Here they are for your go-to list: camp beside a natural or man made wonder! Murphy’s Haystacks, South Australia Murphy’s Haystacks are ancient rock formations on a farm – in a paddock! There is a picnic area and toilet, and the site is not far from the highway. The budget camp area is pet friendly, has 24 hours maximum stay, mobile coverage, shade, limited level spots, but it is so unique, we loved it and we’ve given it our CAMPS tick of approval!  Northern Territory

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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?

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

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)
Beaches & Coasts

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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