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Hickeys Falls New South Wales image by Adams Family Travels
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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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The Spit, Gold Coast, Queensland #3 Best Aussie Beach 2022
Beaches & Coasts

The Spit, Gold Coast, Queensland #3 Best Aussie Beach 2022

Another isthmus – this time in one of the most popular locations for beach holidays – Queensland’s Gold Coast. And it’s at the business end! I grew up knowing “The Spit” as the home of Seaworld – where we could go see the dolphins, orcas, seals and rollercoaster! People have commented on the name, but ‘spits’ are common in Australia. It is a narrow landform, attached to the coast, often near a river mouth. Here it is the gateway from the ocean to Gold Coast Broadwater at Southport. On our last visit to Main Beach, we ‘discovered’ you could escape into

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Depot Beach, South Coast, New South Wales - Image Kate Gilmore
Beaches & Coasts

BEST Aussie Beaches 2022 #8: Depot Beach, South Coast, New South Wales

Depot Beach, South Coast, New South Wales – Image Kate Gilmore Don’t you love it when a campground is right beside the beach? Depot Beach just north of Batemans Bay, on the south NSW coast is a family favourite. Our daughter said it was quiet and pretty. They had a lovely picnic on the beach. She said you walked just over a hill and road – a hundred metres or so from the campground to the beach. Facilities include toilets, showers, electric power, BBQs picnic tables, drinking water. BYO firewood and coins for the shower. The sites are suitable for tents, swags,

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Lake Wabby, K'gari, Queensland
Beaches & Coasts

2022 Best Beach #17: Lake Wabby, K’gari Fraser Island, Queensland

Our daughter enjoyed her visit to K’gari and Lake Wabby this summer Image by Max Clarke K’gari is world heritage listed wonderland, and part of the Great Sandy National Park. The Lake Wabby walk starts a few minutes drive north from the village of Eurong, off the beach. We were astounded one of the kids spotted an echidna at the start of the track – and it stayed put while we all had a chance to look. We ditched our thongs for bare feet – it was sand all the way, and lots of steps! Lake Wabby is very different

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Lake Tinaroo Downfall Creek Campground QLD- image Overland Exposure
Camping

How good is Downfall Creek Camp, Queensland

How good does this look? Downfall Creek Camp on Lake Tinaroo is located in the Danbulla forest, a spectacular part of the Atherton Tableland, Queensland. You can spend the day on the water, fishing, waterskiing and swimming, or enjoy the Regeneration walk that leads to the Kauri Creek camping area. CAMPS ambassadors, Dan and Manda said: We had a planned 2 nights stay here, however it turned into 6 nights since you can’t get a better lake side camp in the Atherton Tablelands area! Swimming, camp fires, off grid living, wildlife, and we ran into our friends… so hung out

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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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Red Bluff, Western Australia - Image by Adams Family Travels
Beaches & Coasts

World renowned surfing when you camp at Red Bluff, Western Australia

Red Bluff, Western Australia – Image by Adams Family Travels Red Bluff, Western Australia is where you can choose your accommodation – from camping or palm frond humpies, fishing shacks, cottages through to luxury eco safari tents on top of the Red Bluff cliffs. At 54 km N of Quobba Homestead, turnoff 44 km N of station, and drive 10 km rough dirt road to campsite.  It is suitable for off road caravans and has toilets, a dump point, fireplaces and views! It also has the CAMPS tick of approval. Quobba Station is located on the southern tip of the

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