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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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Cape Keraudren WA - image Ken Herne

What you need to travel Australia

Cape Keraudren WA – image Ken Herne From Ken Herne: “I hope to provide some inspiration to those people debating whether you need this and that in order to travel around Australia. My wife and I have just returned home after completing 26,000 klm and 6 months touring around Western Australia, NT, SA and Victoria living in our 18’ 1964 Wayfarer caravan. We were very comfortable and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We free and low cost camped the majority of the time, left the TV and generator at home and did not have air conditioning and did not miss any of

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Experienced traveller, Bill Grienke has a sneak peek to our soon to be released CAMPS 12

Here’s the answers travellers want about our brand new CAMPS 12

Experienced traveller, Bill Grienke has a sneak peek to our soon to be released CAMPS 12 Whether you are starting out on your Aussie adventures, or a freedom camping pro, travelling solo or with the whole family, camping weekends or the whole lap, and with or without your pets – CAMPS 12 is the best camping tool you can bring with you! We’ve had so many questions about our brand new CAMPS 12, here’s why you’ll want to pre-order now: Do I need to register/order online for the discount? Yes – CAMPS 12 is available on pre-order. You can find

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Tyla holding the new Camps 12 editions

What is the difference between CAMPS 12 and CAMPS 11?

We are proud to announce CAMPS 12 is available for preorder. Each new edition is different -some of our customers collect each one! An hour after it was released, we’ve had queries about how it differs. So here are the changes we’ve made for CAMPS 12: CAMPS 12 has the LATEST new sites and dump points and updates of existing sites – since CAMPS 11 there’s over 2 years of research from our team expert CAMPS detectives, our CAMPS Ambassadors and CAMPS Community LATEST Hema Maps – still the same format as CAMPS 11, but updated CAMPS 12 has more

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Be first to get your hands on our NEW CAMPS 12 – pre-order NOW

Big news! The latest edition is out on pre-order!  Pre-order now via Messenger to receive our exclusive Camps 12 deal – or pre-order direct from our website using coupon code preordercaw12. Buy Now: Easy to Read B4 Buy Now: Standard A4 Add discount code: preordercaw12 at checkout What’s new in Camps 12? More focus on free and low-cost sites than ever before Latest new campsites and public dump points – over 3,300 pet-friendly campsites Supported with updates and free 12 months access to the CAMPS App Sites that are pet friendly and/or have a public dump point are identified on the map, as well as

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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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Our caravan and Commodore which took us all over Australia - image Carol and Bill Odgaard

CAMPS books worth every cent

Our caravan and Commodore which took us all over Australia – image Carol and Bill Odgaard Have had two editions of these over the years. The second one finally had the updated maps. Was our travel bible. I wrote camp info in it…highlighted great spots to see….notes on caravan friendly servos…plus much more. Bill and Carol say CAMPS books are “worth every cent” It’s well worn and retired now after 5 years full time on the road. However we still get it out occasionally and read our tips and reminisce off all the wonderful places we had seen. Our very

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Carmel Cider Co Camp - image Overland Exposure

5 brewery and cidery camps

Carmel Cider Co Camp – image Overland Exposure If you like your brews and you love to camp – then this is for you! 5 camps from all over Australia – all located where the beers or cider are made on site. Purple Mango Camping, Cafe & Brewery, Northern Territory You’ll find this licensed cafe close to Kakadu in the Northern Territory. Friday through Monday in the dry season, they cook up a brilliant feed including woodfired pizzas, mango daquiris and beer tasting from their brewery. Facilities include toilets and hot showers and grassy powered and unpowered sites. No pets. Purple Mango

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Cable Beach - Image by Overland Exposure

Must Dos in Broome, Western Australia

Cable Beach – Image by Overland Exposure Broome is remote! It is almost 2000 km to drive from Darwin, and over 2000km to Perth. When we initially planned our trip we just couldn’t fit it in. At Home Valley Station, which we had planned as our turnaround spot, we decided to extend our trip. I was so pleased, partly because I would finally see Broome! Here’s what our family loved.  1. Pearl LuggersSeriously don’t miss the Pearl Luggers, it was awesome! We all learnt so much about the industry, the history and early Broome. We tasted pearl meat and held

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