New South Wales

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Border Gate Roadhouse, New South Wales

We’d like to give a shout out to the folk at the Border Gate Roadhouse, New South Wales. Right on the border with South Australia, Covid and state border closures hit them hard. On top of that, they have had floods to contend with. This site was closed for a few months, but is now open again for 72 hour rests, pet friendly and free! However, they are still waiting for a plumber – so for now it is SCV (self contained vehicles) only – until repairs are made on their amenities. They said plumbers are flat out with repairs

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Cooma - Flags
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Visit Cooma and Snowy Hydro, New South Wales

About 114 km south of Canberra on the Monaro Highway, you’ll come to a regular stop off for us – Cooma, New South Wales. It’s a great base for groceries, shopping and a top museum. The Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre was hands on fun for our whole family. We really recommend visiting her before you explore the Snowy Mountains – as it gives you perspective on just how hydro power works. Displays really demonstrate the water flow, as well as the sheer scale of the project. Construction took a whopping 25 years to complete, from 1949-1974, and over 100,000 workers

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Molong Bowling Club NSW Free Camping
Free Camping New South Wales

Molong Bowling Club now open for free camping in New South Wales! 

Molong Bowling Club in New South Wales is now open for self contained vehicles – just find a spot under the trees. It is FREE camping with no time limit! The club will be looking at a donation box soon. This private, flat grassed area behind the bowling club, is pet friendly and central to town. Volunteers run the club which opens in the late afternoons most days, with meals available one day of the week (check with club). The organisers said, “Thanks for including us, we love having caravanners, great for us and our small community.” Also note the latest phone number is in

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Round Hill Hotel in Morven, New South Wales
Hotel Camping

NOW OPEN: Round Hill Hotel in Morven, New South Wales

Round Hill Hotel in Morven, NSW is now open again for camping with new owners who are really keen to welcome campers! Please add your photos to the Camps Australia Wide App or email them in.  They have gone from SCV (self contained vehicles) only with 48 hour stop to: 72 hour limit Toilet, shower and power for $10 and Unpowered sites are free! Have more space allocated now, now accepting tents, swags and big rigs. Meals are Wed-Sun, Raffles Wed and Friday, Sunday Roast lunch. Monthly Chinese all you can eat buffet. Sounds great! Find it in the CAMPS

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Lake Munmorah State Recreation Area image Tim Gilbert
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Lake Munmorah State Recreation Area, New South Wales

Lake Munmorah State Recreation Area image Tim Gilbert Lake Munmorah State Recreation Area is located between Wyong and Swansea, just north of Budgewoi on the beautiful New South Wales Central Coast.  A few snaps from Lake Munmorah State Recreation Area – Deadman’s Beach, near Frazer Campground by Tim Gilbert. He said it was well worth the early morning walk. Lake Munmorah State Recreation Area image Tim Gilbert There are lots of picnic areas and lookouts. It is also a spot for rock fishing and whale watching in the season. Walks include: The Moonee Beach trail is 4 km return – Grade

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Boohoo Boonoo Falls, New South Wales
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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! https://youtu.be/PbkorYCfx4c 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
Camping

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
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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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World War II Tank Traps at Thunderbolt's Gully
New South Wales

Living history: World War II Tank Traps at Thunderbolt’s Gully, New South Wales

We found this fascinating! Just north of Tenterfield, you’ll see the signs and a concrete wall (built to prevent tanks bypassing the road) on one side and huge boulders on the other. The then gravel road was full of holes from exploding mines. Wooden posts were there to force tanks to rise up and expose their underbelly – and it was part of the alleged ‘Brisbane Line’. 10,000 troops were stationed at 3 km south! The rock fall further down from the posts was from rocks blasted up higher to make the passage more difficult for the enemy. Drill holes

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