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Michelle and Heatley at Dangar Falls
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Hello Summer! Cool down and camp along Australia’s Waterfall Way

We just had the BEST week. Our “schoolies” included 5 waterfalls, 8 national parks, 8 pubs and a whopping 20 waterside camps! We followed major rivers – the mighty Clarence and Belliger, lulled to sleep on Nymboida’s rapids, onto dips in the Gwydir and Bielsdown Rivers as well as the Reedy and Never Never Creeks. From uggies to togs, we checked out farms, showgrounds, bridges, halls, forests, hikes, a suspension bridge, a skywalk and met lovely fellow travellers. Instead of a partridge in a pear tree, there was a very noisy cockatoo! I admit, because we are scoping out new camps,

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Heatley and Michelle on the road
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Family adventures start now – get ready for summer

Can you believe December is almost here – and yes, that means Santa is less than 4 weeks away!  So today’s newsletter focuses on summer! We gift you four amazing experiences across the country – a BBQ boat, up close with wild dolphins (and we’re not in Monkey Mia), a national park haven and kid friendly campground. Plus we finish with a recipe to serve up for a festive nibbly or a wholesome lunch. We are just back from a quick New South Wales road trip, and looking forward to sharing our highlights. You still have time to order a brand new

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Heatley and a friendly Kookaburra
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Do you really love animal encounters? Here’s our top picks and camps

Mamma turtles are nesting and Year 12s around the country are leaving their nests for sandy schoolies’ destinations! I know there will be a few around our area camping at K’gari Fraser Island and Inskip Point.  You really can’t get closer to nature, can you, than when you are camping? Here are some animal encounters at an outback beachside station! We chat about our turtle experience and island dingos in Queensland, birdwatching and treks in Victoria’s Alpine National Park and where to find Tassie wombats… Heatley’s mum and sister had the best time at a NSW zoo last week! I

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CAMPS November 2022
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5 country pub crackers for great camping

It’s been a big week for us! SOOO good to be back on the road again, even just for a quick weekender! The new deck at Theebine Hotel is huge and we were lucky to be among the first to dance on it. Pubs and camping are a fun combination – so we’ve filled the newsletter with them. Most of these camps are free and all are pet friendly. We take you to an awesome NT camp close to Berry Springs and the Territory Wildlife Park, a WA tavern just over an hour from Perth, a riverside pub near the NSW

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CAMPS at the beach
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Visit a free caravan park and “the prettiest town in Australia”

November brings more floods and snow – even the Grampians in Victoria were coated white! It also means it’s your last chance to save with our pre-order special because we’ll be shipping CAMPS 12 to their happy new owners later this week! And it is just 7 weeks until Christmas! Don’t worry, we can help you find perfect Christmas gifts for outdoor and camping fans. In honour of Remembrance Day on November 11, I’ve selected choice sites, with memorials all over Australia. There is an SA free camp, a picnic area at an interesting historical location in Queensland, a Tassie rec ground,

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One dozen CAMPS editions
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A dozen CAMPS books – how many have you owned?

To answer your question – or the question many have sent to us – CAMPS 12 will be posted from November 17. So you can pre-order the latest free and budget camping guide, (use coupon code preordercaw12) and receive it well before Christmas and summer holidays! Here’s other answers about CAMPS 12. As you can see, there are a dozen CAMPS travel guides out there! How many have you owned, or still have? Let us know, we’d love to see a photo! This week, all of the camps featured are from our very first edition! These classics are kind to your wallet

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Dog on the Tuckerbox Gundagai NSW
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Add 5 favourite Aussie camping destinations to your list

It’s been a big week for us at Camps. Not only have we announced the CAMPS 12 pre-order – it was also our youngest’s Year 12 formal. Today, and the coming weeks he is in the thick of exams.   Before you know it we’ll be empty nesters, able to trip off as we please. Right now, I’m holding close all the precious memories of travels with our four and planning future adventures with our grown up “crew”. Like the one above… So this week I am sharing favourite destinations across Australia we’ve loved as a family: a spectacular NSW national park, a

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Michelle with the new Camps 12 A4 and B4
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New CAMPS 12 adventures on the horizon – taking orders now

If you are a CAMPS fan, you’ll know we released a new edition of CAMPS every two years, and they get better each time!  We are very excited, we are taking your orders for the latest edition, CAMPS 12! That’s 12 editions of this much loved, what our travellers call their FREE camping bible! And the latest edition is more about FREE and BUDGET camping than ever before. This newsletter highlights AMAZING camps that feature on the covers and introduction pages in the new travel guide. And they are all FREE and pet friendly! As our valued CAMPS community – you

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Playground at Barnhill Station, WA
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Drive to these fun family camping & caravanning destinations

Bring the family to these fun camping and caravanning finds Just back from a wonderful few nights’ camping with friends over the school holidays, ahhh! They were with their entire family – 10 adults and 11 children! We both learnt to stand up paddle board (thanks Lillie!), kayaked, played board games, badminton, road bikes, bushwalked… a dream escape. We share this unexpected gem surrounded by Queensland national park! Plus give you a wildlife park with Tassie devils, WA station stay with rock pools and red cliffs, a little seaside caravan park in SA with lots to offer and a free Victorian pub stay.

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