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Travel Games - CAMPS Adult Spotto
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Adult SPOTTO

For the rules and whatnot check out our CAMPS SPOTTO GAME FOR FAMILIES. If you are like us, and now travel without the kids, here’s a list that you can have some fun together with driving big distances… Forget the yellow car spotto – have some fun, and stop off at some of these… SPOT THE Pub Dump Point RV/Caravan Parking Winery Big Things (it doesn’t matter how old you are, this is still fun) Toilets (handy, too) Brewery Bakery Free Camp Distillery Wombat signs on the Tarkine Road, Tasmania Now if you are lapping, here’s a few more things

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Family Travel Games - CAMPS Spotto
Family Friendly Fun

Family Travel Games: CAMPS Spotto

We’ve been playing this for years in our family……following the grand tradition of car trips with the Aulds. Four siblings would be vying for the first “spotting” of cat/dog/cow/kangaroo (sign OK) etc…all for a few cents a find! A car trip full of peace and quiet was well worth the price of some scrap paper and a few coins. Here are a few to get you started. surfboard on a car police car boat brumbies (extra if live) fire station windmill campervan My favourite – Belted Galloways, spotted just after we landed in Launceston, Tasmania outside historic Evandale Friesian cow

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A highlight of our lap was Karijini National Park, Western Australia
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25 BEST Tips for Camping with Teenagers

A highlight of our lap was Karijini National Park, Western Australia Are you considering doing “The Lap” with your teens? In our family, it was not even discussed if the teens were coming or not. That was an option we didn’t consider. It was 7 weeks together as family – and it was so good, we kept going around Australia, returning 3 months later. Our crew were 15 along with 13, 10 and 8. We created wonderful memories and time together – squished in a six-berth motorhome. The 13 year old was adamant she was flying home from Perth! But,

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Road to Basket Swamp National Park, NSW
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TRAVEL ALERT: Basket Swamp Campground temporary closure

We tried to pop into Basket Swamp National Park, NSW (north of Tenterfield) but it was closed until further notice – due to weather damaged access roads. Have you camped at Basket Swamp (in Boonoo State Forest) Or stopped at the waterfall? This important wetland of heaths and sedges has the role of cleaning, stoing and slowly releasing water throughout the year. All so it can gather into creeks feeding the coastal Clarence River system – the second widest river in mainland Australia. Visit: Timbarra Lookout Basket Swamp horse riding trails  Basket Swamp Falls  Woollool Woolloolni Aboriginal Place Boonoo State

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Apps can be incredibly handy as you travel Francois Peron National Park, WA by Overland Exposure
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10 Best Travel Apps for 2022

Apps can be incredibly handy as you travel Francois Peron National Park, WA by Overland Exposure A customer from the UK asked us what apps people travel with in Australia. Here’s our and our CAMPS Ambassadors’ recommendations… 1. Camps Australia Wide Not only does it have free and budget campsites, caravan parks, dump points and tourist information centres – fuel prices are updated every 20 minutes and you can see where to top up or replace gas bottles. Opt to display petrol stations as you travel (or not) also. You can create trips and record favourite sites. It links you

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CAMPS Tips on Touring Tasmania
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Tips on Touring Tasmania

Ezra from the UK, is hiring a motorhome, and organising a week’s camping in Tasmania. He said places are booking out already, and was hoping for some advice…  Now, we’re just back from Tasmania and it is no surprise bookings are busy. Especially around that time. We had trouble, too – but there was still room in free camps. Firstly – here is our latest article that is perfect for you. I would recommend choosing one corner of Tasmania (depending on where you fly into Tasmania), otherwise in a week you’ll spend a lot of time driving. Many free camps

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7 ways to save your travel dollars when petrol prices soar 1
Camp On A Budget

7 ways to save your travel dollars when petrol prices soar

It is encouraging to hear that the record level petrol prices won’t be stopping RV travellers and campers in Australia. Here’s a list to help you stretch the budget further, despite wallets hit harder at the petrol bowsers. 1. It’s about the journey, not the distance One way to slow down petrol spend, is to decrease your daily distances. Last year it took us eight hours to travel to our campsite, sixty minutes away. Plus it was fun! We found state forests, lookouts, historical trails as well as a pub! Yes, this may mean you’ll cover less of Australia each

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21 Tassie Road Trip Hacks
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21 MUST-know travel and camping hacks for Tasmania

I am freshly back from the Apple Isle. Who knew I could learn so much in six days? Here’s some essential local knowledge to help you plan and navigate your Tasmanian road trip. SUMMER IN TASMANIA Summer in Tassie does not always equal warmth – but our swims were worth it! Our road trip rule is to at least put your toe in to each ocean you find (do NOT follow this if you have any rips, sharks or other fatal hazards). If you do not know what a rip is, please swim in the flagged patrolled areas. For any

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Clifton Showgrounds, Queensland
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NEW App customer question: Do you list showground stays?

Clifton Showgrounds, Queensland Camps Australia Wide were probably the first ones to list showground camps! We love them, too! They are generally cheap, pet friendly and spacious BUT they have facilities. They’re a great place to start if you want to try different types of camping, because you still have the comforts of toilets, showers etc AND they are generally fenced, with a caretaker, or close to- if not in – town. Please check your filters when you search for them. Delete the other filters, and choose the showground symbol (see screenshot below). Or look for the yellow symbol on

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