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CAMPS visited Washpool Camping Reserve, Lake Leslie, Warwick, Queensland. We thought this camp spot was a beauty!
Budget Campsite

Lake camping at its best: Washpool Camping Reserve, Lake Leslie, Warwick, Queensland

CAMPS visited Washpool Camping Reserve, Lake Leslie, Warwick, Queensland. We thought this camp spot was a beauty! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcQBMTzhCFI It has all the amenities of a caravan park, but there are spacious sites – swimming, fishing and boat ramp. Fires are allowed. Roos are nearby, too! It is a reserve, so there are no pets – and there is a seven day limit. BYO firewood, find a site and self register. This is a really pretty spot, right on the shores of Leslie Dam – or Lake Leslie. Facilities It is just down the road from Lake Leslie Caravan Park. Make

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Finch Hatton Gorge, Queensland - Image by Naomi Cole
National Parks

Bushwalk and camp near Finch Hatton Gorge, Eungella National Park, Mackay Region, Queensland

Image by Naomi Cole In the heat of a Mackay summer, you can cool down at Finch Hatton Gorge. Follow the Gorge Road to the day use area and track to the gorge. You can take a shorter walk – it is only 2.8 km return to the Araluen Cascades.  https://youtu.be/prl-jtaqg-Q Jumping and diving are prohibited – there have been five deaths here since 1976. Many more have been seriously injured, some of these include spinal injuries. These incidents are specifically due to slipping on the wet slippery rocks and steep wet slopes—Parks say one slip could be fatal. Fast stream rises

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Swimming at Litchfield National Park, Northern Territory
Destinations

What’s open at Litchfield National Park in the Northern Territory?

Have you been here? Hands down, it is such a favourite for us.  We loved coming up in the wet season – or near the end! There was still a lot open this time of year, BUT and it is a BIG but, it was so quiet on the tourist front. At Tjaebata Falls, there was no one else there. We had it all to ourselves! Locals have told us it’s been a late wet up Darwin way this year. But there was still plenty open for us to check out. Gates were mostly locked to the 4WD roads –

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Congo Campground Eurobodalla NP NSW - image Cathie and Alan Bromwich
Budget Campsite

2 beaches and a river at Congo Campground, Eurobodalla National Park, New South Wales

Congo Campground Eurobodalla NP NSW – image Cathie and Alan Bromwich Congo Beach, NSW is a budget national park campground, and a favourite in our CAMPS community with the CAMPS tick of approval. Located in the beautiful Eurobodalla National Park, you can explore lagoons, lakes, estuaries, sheltered and wild beaches. For water lovers – there is waterskiing and boating at Corunna Lake, fishing and swimming around Mullimburra Point, surfing at 1080 Beach and paddling on Brou Lake and around Lake Tuross. The closest town is Moruya on the far south coast of New South Wales, just 10 km away. The campground has

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Second Creek Beach - image Overland Exposure
Beaches & Coasts

Budget and waterside camp: Second Creek Beach, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia

Our ambassadors Manda and Daniel thought this was a great small camp. There was only room for three or four sites. It is a flat site and there is a boat ramp (with 4WD access) and toilets, too! Payment is available onsite with an honesty box, but there are no bookings. You can swim, fish and bring your pet. There is a low ocean swell here because of the Islands of the Sir Joseph Banks Group, so no need to bring a surfboard! The camp is located south of Tumby Bay, on the eastern side of the beautiful Eyre Peninsula. What to see

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Fortescue Falls, Karijini National Park, Western Australia
Bucket List

6 of our favourite waterfall trails in Australia

6 of our favourite waterfall trails in Australia – include the Waterfall Way, NSW; Karijini National Park, WA; Litchfield National Park, NT; the Gold Coast Hinterland, Sunshine Coast Hinterland and the gorgeous Atherton Tablelands, all in Queensland. What’s your opinion – which are your favourite waterfall trails in Australia? 1. Karijini National Park, Western Australia For rock-hopping, waterfall-loving adventurers. You can explore a ‘minecraft’ world of blocks in cliffs! Start at the rim of Dales Gorge, then walk to the secluded Fern Pool, where fish nibble on your toes (if you let them). You literally walk on water to other sections

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Hickeys Falls New South Wales image by Adams Family Travels
Camping

Waterfall and FREE camp: Hickeys Falls, New South Wales

Hickeys Falls New South Wales image by Adams Family Travels Swim and FREE camp at Hickeys Falls, near Coonabarabran, NSW. There is shade, picnic tables, mobile coverage, bins and firepits. Yes to Big Rigs, pets but no tents at this sealed parking area. As you can see from the photos, it is set off beside the road – so you might expect some noise. Currently it is for 24 hours only, and note that time limits may change for the Devil’s Hole Rest Area – so please observe local signage. You’ll need to be self-sufficient, as there are no toilets.

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Butterfly Falls, Northern Territory
Destinations

Waterfall camp: Butterfly Falls, Limmen National Park, Northern Territory

Butterfly Falls is in Limmen National Park, NT. You can camp beside them – budget priced, with toilets, shade, views and the CAMPS tick of approval! No pets or Big Rigs.  On the Savannah Way, it is a must do. You need to be self sufficient if driving this remote route. Remember it is seasonal, so you may not be able to swim here in the dry season.  Infact, it is the only safe swimming spot away from crocodiles, in the entire park! Towards the end of the dry it can become stagnant and unsuitable for a dip. What else to

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Our daughter enjoyed her visit to K'gari and Lake Wabby this summer Image by Max Clarke
Beaches & Coasts

20 BEST Aussie Beaches for 2022 and where to camp nearby

Our daughter enjoyed her visit to K’gari and Lake Wabby this summer Image by Max Clarke It’s an interesting top 20 just released for Tourism Australia’s 2022 Best Beaches – includes some quirky spots, some with indigenous history, on islands, cities, including a lake and rivers! Australia has the largest number of beaches of any country in the world with close to 12,000 beaches, so it would have been a tough job. We give you their list PLUS campgrounds or caravan parks closest to each beautiful location… 1.Misery Beach, Albany WA There are plenty of caravan parks in nearby Albany. 2.

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