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Take a 900 km doggo friendly island road trip

Sarah from @allthegear.illustrated took a 900km van trip with her pup for “solitude and sunshine; connection and clarity…wide open spaces and ocean air to breathe and adventure amongst”…and said it was perfect! She even saw a cane train for the first time, and took her dog, Nessie, on a boat.  Starting in Caloundra on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, here where Sarah and her van Brian’s eight days were spent: MV Sarawak, Inskip Point, Rainbow Beach MV Sarawak, Inskip Point, Rainbow Beach – image Sarah from @allthegear.illustrated At Inskip Peninsula Recreation Reserve, you are right near K’gari Fraser Island, and north of

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The D'Alton family said Fifi is a great camper, and although she didn't like the muzzle - it was her first time - she tolerated it when needed - Image Gail D'Alton

Travellers – keep pets safe around baits

The D’Alton family said Fifi is a great camper, and although she didn’t like the muzzle – it was her first time – she tolerated it when needed – Image Gail D’Alton We received sad news from a traveller of the loss of two dogs due to baiting. We thought we would remind Australian travellers to be aware, in case 1080 baiting programs are underway in the area. Baits are distributed throughout Australia for wild dog, dingo, rabbit or wild cat control. Signs should be up in locations where this occurs. Help out other pet owners by adding a review to

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Walking across the border from Coolangatta to visit Tweed

1 Budget Camp, 1 Caravan Park and 15 tips for Pet-friendly Camping

  Such fabulous feedback on the brand new CAMPS 11 and not long now for the Easy to Read Edition to be released.  To all of our CAMPS Community, we are checking sites constantly – all of the sites in CAMPS 11 have been updated in readiness for the new book. Later this year, we’ll audit every single Caravan Park in Australia.  In the meantime, if you see a symbol in the Camps Australia Wide App that needs updating – please let us know. Remember, that there are a load more symbols in the new book and App that aren’t

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Frank - Bianca & Grant King - Livin Like Kings - livin_like_kings

15 tips for travelling and camping with your pet

Frank loves camping – Image by Bianca & Grant King from Livin Like Kings – livin_like_kings If you travel with your pet, or you are planning a trip with yours – then this article is for you. These tips are worth knowing BEFORE you hit the road. We’ve found in some districts, pet-friendly parks or campgrounds are few and far between. This is something you need to know before you plan your itinerary. The good news, is that pet friendly is in! In the CAMPS 11 book alone – there are over 4400 free and budget campsites around Australia and

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Lis Brown Camper Van

Lis Brown, Maggie and Mollie see Tasmania

  by Leisa Cooper from CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE It was a pleasure catching up with full time traveller Lis Brown of Tasmania recently for a chat. Lis is Dutch-born, but grew up in Queensland. She had been a Queensland Police Officer for many years. At age 48 she decided to retire early, and at 55 headed out on her new path – the road! Her first trip to Tasmania was for five weeks, in 1999. On a rushed drive through Corinna to catch a booked scenic flight at Strahan, she made a promise to one day return to Corinna. It

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Top of the Town Tourist Park- image Peter Creigh

How do you travel? Pet friendly or pet free?

Image: All smiles at Wallangarra, QLD an image featured from our App thanks to Peter Creigh Sometimes on our Facebook group – I Love Camping Australia Wide, there is a little bit of controversy about travelling with pets, especially dogs. Why? I guess it is because there are still some inconsiderate pet owners out there who may not keep their animal on a leash or contained, don’t pick up after them or let them yap. Plus there are folk who don’t understand how other travellers call them “fur babies”! In fact, we regularly receive requests to focus on sites that

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Inskip Point is a National Park site in Queensland where dogs are allowed

Over 4,400 pet friendly sites in Camps 11

Inskip Point is a National Park site in Queensland where dogs are allowed Do you camp with your pet? Regardless if you like to travel with your pet, or avoid them – the new Camps 11 book is designed so you can easily identify what sites will suit you.  In previous editions of Australia’s favourite RV and camping guide, you had to look at the listings pages to check which sites were pet friendly or pet free. Now you can see it on the maps – all you have to do is choose a site with or without ears!  We

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Beaches & Coasts

Campground at Freycinet Paintball, Tasmania

If you’re travelling Tassie our newest listing is a great little find!  Owners, Beck and Scally welcome everyone and all vehicles from tents and caravans to big rigs and well behaved pets!    The campground is located on the same site as Freycinet Paintball (so you can have some fun while you’re there).  The campground offers large grassy sites, there’s plenty of room to camp in the field or under shady wattles beyond the main campsite with views of Moulting Lagoon. You can enjoy the licensed bar opened in the evenings with TV,  BBQ and firepit to share some stories

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The Reef Reserve Oberon NSW

Free camp: The Reef Reserve, Lake Oberon, New South Wales

This pretty spot is situated around 3.5 kilometres from the centre of Oberon, New South Wales.  It’s quickly becoming a fisherman’s paradise as it is well stocked with trout and both fly fishing and spinning for trout are permitted all year round.   The unpowered campground provides beautiful views of Lake Oberon and you can stay for up to 72 hours. Treed with native Eucalypt and grassland, you can choose to camp amongst the shade trees or near the lake and toilets. Sites are well spaced for privacy and dogs are welcome on lead. Facilities include a boat ramp, picnic area

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