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Flanagan Reserve Bush Camping near Rathdowney, Queensland - Image by Judy and Graham Gardiner
Camping

4 camps under Mount Barney, near Rathdowney in the Scenic Rim of Queensland

Flanagans Reserve – Image by Judy and Graham Gardiner Mount Barney is the second highest peak in South East Queensland and stands majestic in the Scenic Rim corner of Queensland. Mount Barney National Park’s camping areas can only be reached by foot. However there are four privately-run camps all located under beautiful Mount Barney, only 9 to 19 km from Rathdowney. This is a special World Heritage Area of Gondwana Rainforests and the national park also includes Mount Maroon, Mount May, Mount Lindesay, Mount Ernest, Mount Ballow and Mount Clunie, remnants of the Focal Peak Shield Volcano. Bring noodles, pool floats or inflatable

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Heatley and Michelle at Dorrigo National Park, November 2022
Destinations

New arc treetop walkway planned for Dorrigo, New South Wales

We were just wowed by the Skywalk at Dorrigo National Park. Interesting to hear that planning is underway for the new Dorrigo Arc Rainforest Centre and 46 km Dorrigo Escarpment Great Walk! Artistic rendition of the draft concept for the proposed new Dorrigo Arc Rainforest Centre – Credit DPE NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Area Manager Glenn Storrie said there has been huge interest from the community in the $56.4 million project so far. “The NPWS project team and I have shared the draft project concepts at more than 20 community and stakeholder briefings over the last 4

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Ebor Falls NSW
National Parks

Ebor Falls closed for $3 million redevelopment

TWO years after viewing platforms, pathways and pedestrian barriers at Ebor Falls were destroyed in devastating bushfires, the facilities which make Guy Fawkes River National Park one of the region’s most popular visitor destinations will return from the ashes, with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall yesterday announcing $3 million for a major redevelopment. Mr Marshall said considerable planning had gone into developing an accessible tourist experience which will act as the ‘eastern welcome mat’ to the region. “We’ve used the devastation caused by the Black Summer bushfires in 2019/20 to hit the reset button and develop a breathtaking suite of

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Destinations

Alpine National Park in Summer

Go alpine bird watching Pack the tent or the van and head to the Alpine National Park in the warmer months. Make camp in snow gum woodlands at Lake Catani or camp amid wildflowers at Falls Creek. Cool off and cast a line in the Rocky Valley Dam or waterways in the Kiewa Valley. Walk the amazing Razorback Trail and return to your basecamp at Mount Hotham. Trek the Bogong High Plains and Mount Buller and stay at historic cattlemen’s huts. We have just come back from a site checking trip in the Alpine area , this is a great

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Killalea Reserve, New South Wales - Campground
Camping

Update on Killalea Reserve, New South Wales

Killalea Reserve, New South Wales – Campground Only 25 km S of Wollongong, Shellharbour is the gateway to the South Coast and is perfectly positioned between the pristine waters of the Tasman Sea and the picturesque Illawarra Escarpment. The area rolls from calming countryside to crystal clear beaches and is only 2 hours drive from the heart of Sydney.  The Killalea Reserve, (newly named Killalea Campground) approximately 6 km south of town, has recently had it’s unique environment secured for future generations and has been added to the NSW national parks estate, creating one of New South Wales’s newest regional

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Mardugal Camp - image by Overland Exposure
Camping

Camp at Mardugal, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory

Only a short distance from Cooinda, Mardugal Camp One and Two (Mardukal) are a good base to embark on day trips to Jim Jim Falls and the Mary River regions. Enjoy watching Kakadu’s wallabies and large colonies of bats. Or utilise the boat ramp at Mardukal Billabong for some barramundi or saratoga fishing. This managed campground has flushing toilets plus hot and cold showers. Divided into generator and non generator zones. Alcohol is permitted, drinking water is available, they are open inthe dry season. Everyone needs a park pass to visit Kakadu. Your pass includes excellent free ranger guided walks,

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Wanderlust Retreat NSW
Camping

NEW CAMPSITE near Wollemi and Yengo National Parks, New South Wales

This site is not cut priced, but how often can you sleep in a cave, or a tipi? And it is pet friendly! Situated in a valley, between two national parks, the owners will welcome you to their natural haven. Discover the local wildlife of kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, cockatoos and lyrebirds. More incredible features of the area include a waterfall, cliffs, caves, and views of Mount Yengo and Moruben. How about camping in a Cave! Wanderlust Retreat is 91 km from Singleton, NSW and not much further to Sydney suburbs. They accept all vehicles, as well as offering traditional American

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Freycinet National Park, Tasmania
Budget Campsite

“Unbeatable” beachfront camping at Richardsons Beach, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

Wow, what an amazing spot in Coles Bay, Freycinet National Park! Bec from Look The World In The Eye has been travelling Australia for six months when they came across this beauty in Tasmania. They said, “Unbeatable position! This is one of the nicest spots we’ve camped!” “$13 for unpowered ‘tent’ sites (not all suitable to sleep in a car as some car parks sloped – we were in site #30 which was great for our van) or $16 for power and water (all powered sites suitable for caravans).” This site is Richardsons Beach, just outside Coles Bay – beside Ranger

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Butterfly Falls, Northern Territory
Destinations

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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