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Rocky Creek Glacial Area near Bingara NSW by Nicole Piper
Free Camping

Free camp at Rocky Creek Glacial Area and explore Mt Kaputar National Park, New South Wales

Image by Nicole Piper Isn’t it amazing what good rain can do? A year ago we showed you photos of Rocky Creek Glacial Area – a freedom camp south west of beautiful Bingara, New South Wales, literally metres off the road to Narrabri, New South Wales. Check out the video we took when we were there, it looks different to this gushing view snapped by Nicole Piper. You can see how you can swim in a series of natural spas! Note: there is no ice or glaciers now, but the geological wonder is a good place to cool off. It’s NSW

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Camping at Lions Park, New South WalesCamping at Lions Park, New South Wales
Budget Campsite

Two pet friendly budget camps at Bundarra, New South Wales

Camping at Lions Park, New South Wales We stopped at Bundarra, a lovely town between Armidale and Bingara, south of Inverell and north of Uralla in the New England region of New South Wales. It’s always a bonus when a town offers not just one but two budget camping options – and your can bring your furry friend to both: Bundarra Lions Park We were very impressed with this pretty park, right on the banks of the Gwydir River.  The large quiet rest area has accessible toilets, firepits, picnic tables, shade and views. It is pet friendly. Please make sure

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Lake Lyell, New South Wales - Image Cathie and Allan Bromwich
Budget Campsite

Waterside fun: camp at Lake Lyell, New South Wales

Lake Lyell is a picturesque recreational lake, great for camping, water skiing, 4WDing, swimming, canoeing. Fish for rainbow trout, brown trout, Australian bass, Macquarie perch, goldfish and redfin. All this and only about two and a half hours from Sydney, on the outskirts of Lithgow! It has unpowered sites at budget prices. Pet friendly, it is suitable for tents right through to Big Rigs. There are toilets and showers, water, mobile coverage, picnic tables, firepits, BBQ and you can purchase gas onsite at the kiosk. Although close to the road – there are great views! Facilities include kiosk, boat ramp, amenities

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Mount Little Station, South Australia

NEW LISTING: Mount Little Station, South Australia

Pet friendly, suitable for all types of camping, including Big Rigs, Mount Little Station is in the majestic Flinders Ranges, SA. Other accommodation is on the property, with toilets, showers, camp kitchen and barbeque, shade, fishing and swimming. Sit around the campfire and enjoy stunning sunsets and a sky full of stars. The Station Stay offers private access to Mayo Gorge and the Elder Range – what a unique experience for bushwalkers, photographers, artists, cyclists, birdwatchers and adventurers! Base yourself here for scenic day trips to Hawker, Parachilna, Blinman and Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, all within an hour of the property.

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Yurlu Caravan Park at Newman, Western Australia
Caravan Parks

Yurlu Caravan Park at Newman, Western Australia now open!

There is a new caravan park in Newman, WA! Developed by the Shire of East Pilbara, the first stage has been completed and when the project has been finished, with over $3 million invested. The first stage saw powered and unpowered sites available for tents, caravans and recreational vehicles – and it is pet friendly. The Shire endorsed the name “Yurlu” which means ‘campground’ in Nyiyaparli. With the facility located on Nyiyaparli Country, Yurlu is an appropriate name and the Shire would like to thank and acknowledge Karlka Nyiyaparli Aboriginal Corporation for their assistance with this process. Well-equipped with a

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Secret Lake Retreat, New South Wales
Budget Campsite

NEW LISTING: Secret Lake Retreat, New South Wales

Budget priced, pet friendly, modern amenities, big rigs, fishing, swimming – here’s a new camp that has the lot! Secret Lake Retreat officially opened for December 2021, and is live in the Camps Australia Wide App. Situated north west of Lawrence, in the Clarence Valley, on the NSW north coast, west of Yamba. There are over 800 acres of bushland to explore and a gorgeous 60 acre private lake! You’ll find sandstone outcrops, waterholes, seasonal creeks and no nearby neighbours, a perfect destination for a relaxing retreat. So new, not all sites have been fully levelled. With unallocated sites, just

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NSW Bretti Reserve
Free Camping New South Wales

A free camp that the cows love as well: Bretti Reserve, NSW

This is a beautiful camping and picnic area located in a serene environment. Although the facilities are basic, Bretti Reserve features large open spaces and a flowing river that makes for a refreshing swim. The river is frequented by birdlife and don’t be surprised if a few cows graze close to your site! The site has toilets, fireplaces, shade and access for a big rig; the maximum stay is one month. There are no showers and taps, however you can drink water from the river if you boil it for at least 15 minutes. If you have packed your canoe, you

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TAS Mayfield Bay
Free Camping Tasmania

Beachfront at free camp, Mayfield Bay, Tasmania

If you are looking for scenery, this is your spot. There’s good camping, fishing, swimming, surfing and diving, as well as wonderful views across Great Oyster Bay to Freycinet Peninsula. Disabled toilets, shady trees, fireplaces, mobile phone coverage are available, and pets are allowed. BYO drinking water, gold coin donation and camera! Enjoy the absolute beachfront. There’s history, too. Photo credit @ozzyprideozzywide via Instagram Further north is Spiky Bridge, built in the 1840s by a convict road gang. Local fieldstones were placed vertically, giving a spiky appearance. Perhaps it was to stop cattle falling over the sides? You can also

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Lake Clarendon Reserve - image @ledantecphotography

Free camp at Gatton, Queensland, has reopened

Lake Clarendon Reserve – image @ledantecphotography After Lake Clarendon Reserve closed due to Covid restrictions – it is now all open and operational again. Provided by the Lockyer Valley Regional Council, this pet friendly site has a 48 hour limit, accessible eco toilet, BBQs and picnic tables/shade shelter. There is mobile coverage, and some shade. The dam supplies water to the Central Lockyer Irrigation Scheme, and is currently very low. Please note, there are frequent closures when the dam levels become unsuitable for recreation. You’ll be able to relax to beautiful sunsets here, and there is a walking trail adjacent to the

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