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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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Kings Canyon Free Camp - Image Overland Exposure
Bucket List

Ginty’s Lookout, an overnight camp with a great Red Centre view, Northern Territory

The Red Centre of Northern Territory is internationally famous for good reason! CAMPS Ambassadors Dan and Manda were travelling from the West MacDonnell Ranges. They said, “We hit some more dirt roads and made our way towards Kings Canyon. We found this great free camp (Ginty’s Lookout) which was right on the edge of the escarpment overlooking the valley. We enjoyed sitting on the rocks, watching the sunset and sharing a drink.” Whether you are traveling west like them, descending down into Kings Canyon on your way to Uluru, or travelling back to Alice, this is a perfect spot! Have

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Southern Lost City, Northern Territory
Destinations

Hike and camp at Southern Lost City, Northern Territory

When you look at these amazing photos, can you believe this is a site you can camp at? This budget national park site is 4WD only – suitable for caravans, tents (including roof tops and swags) and camper trailers. You’ll find toilets, picnic tables and fire pits. It is not pet friendly and generators are not permitted at night. Karen Putna shared her photos of the park and said, “Southern Lost City (is) between Lorella Springs and Butterfly Falls on the Savannah Way. An amazing 2/3 hour walk to do the circuit.” If you want to be remote, or like

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CAMPS at Uluru - Ayers Rock, Northern Territory
Bucket List

Visit the Red Centre, Northern Territory

CAMPS at Uluru – Ayers Rock, Northern Territory We are talking big bucket list material – you can tick off three amazing landforms right in the heart of Australia, in the Northern Territory.  Uluru First you’ll spot Mt Connor and think it is “The Rock” but then you’ll see the big one! When you arrive at Ayers Rock Resort, time it for sunset drinks with views to Australia’s famous landmark. Your next day there, go back to the sunset carpark at fivies, and watch the rock change colour! The kids feel fortunate they were able to climb Uluru – it

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Greens Pool, Elephant Cove Western Australia
Destinations

William Bay National Park now open

Greens Pool, Elephant Cove Western Australia The McGowan Government has recently announced the completion of the first two stages of the William Bay National Park renewal project and reopening of the park to the public. Greens Pool and Elephant Rocks are much loved icons in Western Australia – near Albany. You can camp at Parry Beach or caravan parks in Denmark.  In 2019, the State Government invested $4.4 million over two years to renew ageing visitor infrastructure in the park and to protect the fragile coastal vegetation. The visitor experience is now better than ever with the completion of newly

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