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Kayak the Ord River Kununurra Western Australia
Outback & Bush

BUCKET LIST: Kayak the Ord River, Kununurra, Western Australia

This was a real adventure, one our kids talk about again and again. And what a way to explore this section of The Kimberley! We booked a two-day, self guided kayaking tour. We packed our food and drink, ice, clothes, camera and sundries – they provided the kayaks, life jackets, tents, waterproof barrels for your gear and eskies. You carry everything you need in your canoes – so pack lightly! Day 1 It was a 6.15am start and an hour’s drive. After a stop at the Lake Argyle lookout, you are given tips, and dropped near the dam wall in our 2

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Bullara Station, Western Australia - Image by Dale and Tracey Adams from Adams Family Travels
Camping

Experience the outback at Bullara Station, Western Australia

Camps Ambassadors, Adams Family Travels, enjoyed a stop at Bullara Station, a working cattle station located between Exmouth and Coral Bay in WA.  They offer a range of accommodation including self contained cottages, powered and unpowered camp sites and a shearers lodge. Try one of their unique showers. There is a communal fire pit that is lit every night and evening meals are available. There are several signed walks around the property including a sunset viewing hill. Be sure to try their homemade scones and/or coffee between 8.30am and midday. Find this site and more nearby in the CAMPS guide books, new

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Curtin Springs - image Dian Maney
Destinations

Camp at a Cattle Station and Wayside Inn at Curtin Springs, Northern Territory

Curtin Springs – image Dian Maney Curtin Springs is a special part of Australia, owned by a family who have made this remote place their home.  Unpowered sites are free, and there is a fee for shower/facilities and powered sites. It is pet friendly, caters for big rigs through to tents.  With over a million acres of land, Curtin Springs includes a cattle station, handmade paper production, guided walks, and Wayside Inn that provides accommodation, campground, fuel, store and meals. Powered sites are limited so ensure you call ahead, but unpowered sites are unallocated and require no booking. Unpowered sites are

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Kings Canyon Resort, Northern Territory
Immerse Yourself In Nature

Where to stay near Kings Canyon, Northern Territory

Kings Canyon Resort, Northern Territory Kings Canyon Resort Amazing views here! Dingos walking outside the campground and could hear them howl at night. Had to put our shoes away, in case they took them! Amazing sunrise and sunset. One of the most spectacular walks at the Canyon, too. It is a bit pricey, but a five star location! The resorts bars and restaurants, convenience stores and petrol station are available to campground guests. Dogs are allowed in the campground, however must be kept secure and on a leash at all times. You can also camp at: Kings Creek Station Northern Territory Staying

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Lightning Ridge, New South Wales - image Keith Halford
Bucket List

Must See and Do on a Lightning Ridge road trip in New South Wales

Lightning Ridge, New South Wales – image Keith Halford Most people have heard of Lightning Ridge and know it is THE destination for NSW opals. But did you know there are other attractions around here for a roadtrip? Also that Opals are Australia’s national gemstone?  The Lightning Ridge area has plenty of free camps and bore baths, too. Even a free camp with a bore bath! Keith Halford from our Facebook Group, I Love Camping Australia Wide said he “Loved our stay in Lightning Ridge! So many things to see and do here.”  Here’s his list: The Chambers Of The Black

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The Dig Tree - image Keith Skinner
Destinations

A pilgrimage to “The Dig Tree”, Coopers Creek, Queensland

The Dig Tree – image Keith Skinner Very recently I achieved my long time ambition to visit Burke and Wills Camp number 65 on Coopers Creek, the very famous “Dig Tree”.  At this point, if you are asking yourself; ‘What is a Dig Tree, forget it.  Stop reading right now.  However, if I have just touched your travel adventurous inner-self, you’re now moving closer to the text, looking for what comes next. On arrival at the Dig Tree, my first thought was; I’m here.  But where am I, I asked myself?   I’m on the bank of a cream coloured river

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Boolimba Bluff Carnarvon Gorge QLD View
Bucket List

Must know tips before you hike to Boolimba Bluff, Carnarvon Gorge, Queensland

Boolimba Bluff is in the Carnarvon Gorge section of Carnarvon National Park half way between Emerald and Roma. The walk itself is a 6.4 km return to the steep slopes above Carnarvon Creek with views to distant ranges. Named the ‘Roof of Queensland’ these plateaus are the source of many of the state’s rivers. You walk about 1 km along the main track, before you arrive at start of a 2.2. km side track – and warnings. There are a lot of steps and rocky sections, and yes – the sign does not lie – it is STEEP! It is

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Cobbold Gorge - image Overland Exposure
Immerse Yourself In Nature

Must See: Cobbold Gorge, Queensland

Hidden in the Gulf Savannah of Queensland is a natural wonder you will want to put on your bucket list.  CAMPS Ambassadors Dan and Manda cruised the gorge and trekked the walls, capturing these beautiful images.  The only access to this unique landmark is via a guided tour. The rugged sandstone cliffs are up to 19 metres high, and includes an area of about 80 square kilometres. The gorge narrows to just 2 metres in places which indicates that it is the youngest known gorge in Queensland today. Be wowed by the geological processes you will see! They stayed at

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Moreton Island - image Steve & Cecily Webster
Beaches & Coasts

Webster family trip, Queensland

Moreton Island – image Steve & Cecily Webster Hello Heatley, We had a 4 week trip during October/November using the App on many occasions. Our trip took us west from Brisbane,  north to Aramac to see the sculptures, then east for a coastal trip to home. Whilst we have had the books for our travels since 2011, I like the app because you include some information about the area we plan to stay in, and also directions for getting there rather than just the coordinates. We very much appreciate the work that Michelle and you, and your team, do towards

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