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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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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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Ningaloo Coast - Winderbandi, WA by Jennifer Cumming is budget priced camping with million dollar views!
Budget Campsite

21 ways to travel further for less

Ningaloo Coast – Winderbandi, WA by Jennifer Cumming is budget priced camping with million dollar views! Known as the “RV Traveller’s Bible”, we really do have the know-how to stretch your dollars so you can travel further and longer! Go straight to the end of the list to save the big bucks! 1. Choose to camp It doesn’t matter if it is with a swag, a roof top tent, traditional tent or a deluxe RV – if you choose to camp, then your nightly accommodation rates are slashed! You can see what sites are suitable for your set up, in each of our

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From our visit in January 2020 - the National Park is currently closed
Immerse Yourself In Nature

Wollumbin National Park, New South Wales closures continue

From our visit in January 2020 – the National Park is currently closed The chains at the top of MT WARNING have been removed in the currently closed Wollumbin National Park (Courier Mail). Having grown up in the NSW Tweed Valley, I remember these chains well – they helped climbers reach the rocky summit – in the final leg of a 4 km hike up to the top of a mountain, where you could view Australia’s first sunrise of the day. The formerly known Mount Warning National Park was shut last March “to comply with COVID-19 rules on public gatherings and

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Kings Canyon Resort is a Caravan Park in Northern Territory
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9 types of camping for Aussie families 

Kings Canyon Resort is a Caravan Park in Northern Territory Camps Australia Wide owners, Heatley and Michelle Gilmore talk about the different types of camping you and your family can enjoy. The new Camps 11 book has over 5000 sites, each labelled as one of these categories with their brand new colourful symbols. Cunningham Highway (The Pocket) Reserve, Queensland Overnight Site – Free or Donation These “freedom camping” sites include rest areas, picnic areas, parklands or parking areas next to a business, outside the categories below. Many would only be suitable for a brief overnighter on your journey and may

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Cunningham Highway (The Pocket) Reserve, Queensland
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Camping 101: Campsites explained

Cunningham Highway (The Pocket) Reserve, Queensland Camps Australia Wide owners, Heatley and Michelle Gilmore talk about the different types of camping you and your family can enjoy. The new Camps 11 book has over 5000 sites, each labelled as one of these categories with their brand new colourful symbols. Free Overnight – Virgin Rock Rest Area, Springsure, Queensland Overnight Site – Free or Donation These “freedom camping” sites include rest areas, picnic areas, parklands or parking areas next to a business, outside the categories below. Many would only be suitable for a brief overnighter on your journey and may have

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Heatley using the Caravan Awning Anchor Kit
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13 Camps and Parks for you – plus Father’s Day sorted!

It’s your last CAMPS newsletter for winter!  We have some Father’s Day ideas, tips for keeping your pet safe, an iconic SA National Park, and then it is north for a QLD caravan park plus a QLD campground. Then we give you another jam packed route from our recent Queensland adventure – full of pubs, bakeries and no less than 10 more places to park your van or set up a swag! It was on this trip we first tried out the Ezy Anchor Caravan Awning Kit. Heatley raved about it so much, we’ve added it to our webstore for you. The

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