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Port Gibbon Beach - Image by Overland Exposure
Beaches & Coasts

NEW: Port Gibbon a beachside camping oasis, South Australia

Port Gibbon Beach – Image by Overland Exposure Less than 4 km south of Port Gibbon, South Australia – you’ll find Point Gibbon The Dunes – the newest listing for CAMPS on the spectacular Eyre Peninsula. Said CAMPS Ambassadors, Manda and Dan, “We are in love! We are planning to spend as many days as possible here, because well, why not!!” Suitable for RVs and Big Rigs, it is $50/week with a 14 night time limit. Alternatively, only $10 per night for gorgeous views of the coastline. Permits are available from Beach Rd or Council Office. They said, “BYO water,

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Nullarbor trip
Camping

Crossing the Nullarbor – our adventure from Western Australia into South Australia

On the end of our Big Lap, on limited time, we traversed The Nullarbor in two days. Kids were due back at school, we had businesses to run but were so keen to experience this famed road trip. We left Esperance and the beauty of Cape Le Grand National Park, through Grass Patch and the heart of Mallee Country. The Nullarbor Plain begins in Norseman, Western Australia – we saw camels here, which was pretty cool. “The Nullarbor” is an 1100km route. Here’s where we stopped: Balladonia was a lunch stop with a pretty multicoloured picket fenced playground. Oh, we were so

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Murphys Haystacks, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia
Budget Campsite

Budget and views: Camp at Murphys Haystacks, South Australia

The Eyre Peninsula in South Australia really is a wonderland to discover. As we drove south from Streaky Bay, we dropped in to check out Murphy’s Haystacks, listed as a budget campground in our book! These amazing rock formations are on a farm – in a paddock! There is a picnic area and toilet, and the site is not far from the highway. The camp area is pet friendly, has 24 hours maximum stay for RVs and Big Rigs. There is a small fee, mobile coverage, shade, limited level spots, but it is so unique, we’ve given it our CAMPS tick of approval! It is

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Our Aussie Big Lap Part 4 Nullarbor
Camping

Our Aussie big lap with the kids – part 4

We DID not want to return from our Aussie big lap! Especially from southern Western Australia – in this article you’ll also hear tales of the Nullarbor, Eyre Peninsula and South Australia and some magnificent towns in the country New South Wales. Plus we share what kept our four kids happy … (Here’s part one, two and three – in case you missed it!) Whether you are planning a lap like this or smaller trips to some of these locations, we hope our tips will help your planning! Read the original article in the Rainbow Beach Community News on page

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Our Aussie Big Lap 2 Coober Pedy
Camping

Our Aussie big lap with the kids – part 2

After surviving the first month, our Aussie big lap continues through South Australia and Northern Territory. Here’s our road trip through Coober Pedy, Uluru and the Red Centre, Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks, to Kununurra and the Ord River in the East Kimberley, Western Australia. Wow, what great memories we had – made even better travelling with kids … (Here’s part one, in case you missed it!) Read the original article in the Rainbow Beach Community News on page 13 and 2: https://issuu.com/heat1870/docs/rbcn-july-2013-final-issu          

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Tom's Opal mine Coober Pedy SA - Gilmore Lap 2013
Bucket List

Bucket List: Coober Pedy, South Australia

A lap of Australia generally includes The Red Centre, and an outback pilgrimage to “the opal capital of the world”, where living underground is the norm. Coober Pedy attractions in South Australia are a must see – here is where to camp! 

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WALGETT Alex Trevallion Park, Walgett, NSW Free camp with showers
Camping

BEST 10 CAMPS OF VIC, NSW and SA trip!

  Alex Trevallion Park We haven’t calculated how many camps and caravan parks we have visited yet, but here are our BEST 10 camps from our winter trip!  We were away 4 months, visited 5 states/territory and travelled 16000 km. I’m not sure how many towns, national parks as yet!  Here are Heatley’s and mine – our top five each. Remember, this is our opinion – they may not be the best in the state. Additionally, some places we hoped to stop at, were closed due to flooding. However, here they are, our favourites over our 4 months on the

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Christmas banner $20000 Kimberley giveaway
Camping

Merry Christmas Campers – last minute gifts, festive menus and family holidays!

Here’s our Merry Christmas wrap up just for you – gift ideas, camping treats to eat, and awesome locations to stay AND a $20,000 Kimberley Holiday giveaway! We kick it off with our Top 25 – BEST OF VIC, NSW and SA trip! Best winery, towns, hikes, pubs, waterfalls, slippery dip – there is so much on this list to add these to your own wishlist! And tell us if you’ve been there… Last minute gifts Still got last-minute gifts to buy? Get 20% OFF all Camps Australia Wide guidebooks + Express Shipping Australia wide! Use promo code MERRY20 at

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Chambers Rosewood Winery Rutherglen VIC
Camping

TOP 25 BEST OF VIC, NSW and SA trip!

Here’s our “Top 25 Best of”.  All our favourites, yes we are biased this is our opinion – not best in the state – just best of our 4 month trip. We also saw a bit of ACT and QLD. So 4 months, 5 states/territory and 16,000 km – not sure how many towns or national parks as yet! Here they are: Winery – Chambers Rosewood Winery and Vineyard, Rutherglen, VIC. Pictured above – and you can try out their yummy  (but unusual) cocktail! Town – Carcoar, NSW and Robe, SA Most RV Friendly Town – Karoonda, SA Hikes –

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