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No Camping sign

Aussie Camping 101: Dos and Don’ts

Here’s some basic courtesies with camping – if we all followed them, then perhaps more FREE camping sites would open up, and certainly less would close down. 1. Unless it is unavoidable – camp in a designated camping area or caravan park. But definitely if a place says NO CAMPING then please don’t. Remember with rest areas with “no camping” you are still entitled to stop for fatigue breaks in your car or RV. It is not a place to hang out clothes or set up camp. Do follow signage – and remember it may change.  2. Abide by time

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Edith Falls

10 favourite destinations between Cairns, Queensland to Darwin, Northern Territory

Sally has just begun planning adventures with our CAMPS App: “Thank you so much. This is a brilliant site and I’m looking forward to starting my first campervan trip. I’m hoping to get advice of where to go and highly recommended adventures, driving from Cairns to Darwin….” Every town in the outback is worth exploring! It’s a big list! Here’s a few of the places we had a ball in. Tell us, what are your favourite recommendations for this route? 1. Atherton Tablelands near Cairns, Queensland What beautiful memories we have travelling here with Heatley’s parents and the kids. This

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Kings Canyon Northern Territory

FAMILIES – you will never get this time again!

Kings Canyon Northern Territory “You only get 18 summers. One of the most valuable things I’ve learnt over the years from having 7 kids is this… Do not miss out on school holidays with your kids. Because the truth is, you only get 18 summers with your kids. And once those summers are gone, they are gone. And then they are all grown up. … I’d encourage you to take some time to plan some things this school holidays. It doesn’t have to be expensive. They want YOU and your time more than anything. With kids, love is spelt T-I-M-E. They

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Travel Games - CAMPS Adult Spotto
Camping Tips


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
Family Friendly Fun

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
Camping Tips

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

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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