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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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Best Routes and Roadtrips in Australia
Camping Tips

Best Routes and Roadtrips in Australia

If you are camping or travelling with your RV around Australia, here’s a list of the best road trips with suggested itineraries and campsites. Regardless of what state or territory you are in, Australia has some magnificent routes to follow. These include road trips on a theme – like Queensland’s Natural Science Loop or Dinosaur Trail. The Cape (Cape York), The Red Centre Way or The Gibb River Road in The Kimberley are all destinations in their own right. We include routes that wind around a coastline – like The Great Ocean Road in Victoria, or the Great Eastern Drive in Tasmania. Others follow our magnificent

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BHP Mt Whaleback Tour at Newman WA
Life on the Road

52 years between visits: BHP Mt Whaleback Tour at Newman, Western Australia

I visited the Mt Whaleback iron ore mine in September 1969 which was the year that its ore was first shipped overseas.   Along with 23 girls and guys in our early twenties we chartered a bus to take us on a tour of the Pilbara region of Western Australia, sleeping under the stars on camp stretchers and cooking meals over camp fires.  Fast forward to last September, 52 years later and I am visiting the Pilbara region for the second time.  This time in the comfort of a luxury caravan with Maureen, my wife of 50 years. In 1969 Mt

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Myall Park Botanic Garden Shearers Ride 2020
Destinations

Shearer’s Ride stops at Myall Park Botanic Garden, Queensland

Shearers Ride 2020 Myall Park Botanic Garden is QLD site 699 in the Camps 10 book, hosted the Shearers Ride 2020 (take 2) 3-9 October. I didn’t know that it was common for shearers to ride their bicycles from shed to shed as they worked across the country during shearing season. The social ride covers about 400 km all up – riding old steel single speed, 2/3 speed internal geared bicycles – they range from 1900 to 1960 with no modern MTBs or gravel bikes. Here’s what their week looks like, finishing tomorrow where they started in Meandarra, Queensland, Australia.

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Michael Lennon with his Camps Book
Camping

“The Campers’ Bible”

Michael Lennon with his Camps Book Lake Wyangan (pictured below) is one of the many beautiful free camps we have found in our caravanning trips through SA, Victoria, NSW and Qld using the Camps Australia Wide guide book. Lake Wyangan which is a lovely camping spot about 8 km north west of Griffith in NSW.  This book is referred to by many travellers as the “Campers’ Bible”.  We have yet to travel through the red centre up to Darwin and back through the Kimberley to Perth, but when we do we will definitely be using the current edition of the “Campers’

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Arnhem land - Central Arnhem Road
Immerse Yourself In Nature

Work starts on sealing the Central Arnhem Road, Northern Territory

Central Arnhem Road Have you travelled to Nhulunbuy via the Central Arnhem Road, from Katherine in the Northern Territory? A $225 million investment starts mid 2020 to seal almost half of the 710 km road.  Known as the Bulman Road it is one of the great Aussie 4WD tracks. The 710 km road passes through Indigenous lands, and starts 50 km south of Katherine, off the Stuart Highway.  Dry season is the best time to tackle this popular road and explore this area, please note permits are required.  As well as tourism, the road services Indigenous communities, agriculture, mining and  the

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