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Finch Hatton Gorge, Queensland - Image by Naomi Cole
National Parks

Bushwalk and camp near Finch Hatton Gorge, Eungella National Park, Mackay Region, Queensland

Image by Naomi Cole In the heat of a Mackay summer, you can cool down at Finch Hatton Gorge. Follow the Gorge Road to the day use area and track to the gorge. You can take a shorter walk – it is only 2.8 km return to the Araluen Cascades. Jumping and diving are prohibited – there have been five deaths here since 1976. Many more have been seriously injured, some of these include spinal injuries. These incidents are specifically due to slipping on the wet slippery rocks and steep wet slopes—Parks say one slip could be fatal. Fast stream rises

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Boohoo Boonoo Falls, New South Wales

Romantic Boonoo Boonoo Falls, New South Wales

Before you get to Boonoo Boonoo National Park, you need to get the lingo right! It’s pronounced Bunna Boo Nu. Practice it, soon it will roll off the tongue. I hadn’t quite done that in the video! The photos simply don’t do it justice! The lookout is where Banjo Paterson proposed to his missus, so they say! No wonder she said yes, Boonoo Boonoo Falls is breathtaking. It is an effort to get to also – 43 km from Stanthorpe, Queensland or 23 km from Tenterfield, New South Wales, turn west. It is 4 km on the Boonoo Boonoo

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Cypress Pine Campground

CAMP at Cypress Pine Campground, Boonoo Boonoo National Park, New South Wales

Cypress Pine Campground is the only camp in Boonoo Boonoo National Park. This is how you pronounce it! Located beside the Boonoo Boonoo River, there are firepits, BBQ and picnic tables at sites. Plus you’ll find a sheltered area and accessible toilets.  I’m coming back for the river walk, It is one beautiful river and gorge!  There are plentiful sites, but do book ahead – there is little mobile reception at this park.  Make sure you see Boonoo Boonoo Falls, the waterfall Banjo Patterson thought was romantic, whilst you are here!  You can also fish (get a NSW licence) – and

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CAMPS at Bald Rock Campground, New South Wales

National Park must stay: Bald Rock Campground, New South Wales

We are definitely coming back to this wonderful spot! You can camp under the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest granite rock! Sites at Bald Rock Campground have plenty of vegetation and privacy, we loved the granite surrounds. Bald Rock was neutral ground, trade route and a meeting place for three of the Aboriginal nations of the area: the Jukambal, Bundgalung and Kamilleroi. The campground would be a wonderful location for groups. There is a sheltered area, but each site had picnic tables – the site we stopped at had a huge one. The firepits were very functional with BBQ plates that rotated.

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Here’s Heatley and I on the Room with a View hike.

Check out 3 new pub camps, tips for touring and a new giveaway!

Here’s Heatley and I on the Room with a View hike. The Easter bilby has disappeared and now it is back to school and another long weekend! Will you be camping or attending a dawn ANZAC service? Or both? Today we bring you essential tips for touring around Tassie including the new ferry port in Victoria. There’s three FREE pubs stays from NSW to QLD, a Veterans Camp in WA – with a donation site for all travellers nearby. Then we share our trip to a famous NT national park – in the wet season! Finally, we offer over $330

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Swimming at Litchfield National Park, Northern Territory

What’s open at Litchfield National Park in the Northern Territory?

Have you been here? Hands down, it is such a favourite for us.  We loved coming up in the wet season – or near the end! There was still a lot open this time of year, BUT and it is a BIG but, it was so quiet on the tourist front. At Tjaebata Falls, there was no one else there. We had it all to ourselves! Locals have told us it’s been a late wet up Darwin way this year. But there was still plenty open for us to check out. Gates were mostly locked to the 4WD roads –

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Butterfly Falls, Northern Territory

Waterfall camp: Butterfly Falls, Limmen National Park, Northern Territory

Butterfly Falls is in Limmen National Park, NT. You can camp beside them – budget priced, with toilets, shade, views and the CAMPS tick of approval! No pets or Big Rigs.  On the Savannah Way, it is a must do. You need to be self sufficient if driving this remote route. Remember it is seasonal, so you may not be able to swim here in the dry season.  Infact, it is the only safe swimming spot away from crocodiles, in the entire park! Towards the end of the dry it can become stagnant and unsuitable for a dip. What else to

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North Mandu image Jennifer Cumming

NEW listing – North Mandu, Cape Range National Park, Western Australia

Cape Range National Park is a marine wonderland with a plethora of camps and caravan parks not far away. Newly listed, North Mandu is a small campground behind sand dunes, which gives some protection from strong wind. Walk fifty metres and you are at the beach, right on the Indian Ocean! It is a peaceful spot to relax, swim and snorkel. Facilities include a basic toilet facility only. There are no fires, generators or pets permitted. However, the spot is accessible by two wheel drive. Cape Range National Park borders Ningaloo Marine Park and Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area. You’ll discover limestone ranges and

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Rocky Creek Glacial Area near Bingara NSW by Nicole Piper
Free Camping

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. 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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