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Check before you go - Victoria Parks

Where to check flood and storm affected parks in Victoria, before you camp

Parks Victoria, Forest Fire Management Victoria and the Conservation Regulator are urging travellers to be extra prepared before visiting parks and forests. Even where the rain has stopped, the impacts of floods and storms will continue for months ahead. Things might not be as expected, and forecasts and park conditions may change rapidly. Victoria continues to experience the impacts of widespread floods and storms, affecting many communities across the state. Many campsites and access roads, particularly near rivers in northern Victoria, such as along the Murray River, are closed or partially closed and will remain so until they are safe to access. While they

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If you want an Aussie owned App

Do you want an Aussie owned independent Camps App?

Over the holidays, on another Facebook group, someone suggested there should be an Aussie owned, independent App for free and budget sites. They were worried these sites were being removed or changed into day use areas in another App.  Well there is – the Camps Australia Wide App actually predates others, and has led the way from 2011. Unlike others, each site is verified before it goes live – so you don’t end up with duplicate sites, it includes live fuel pricing, gas refill and swap outlets, dump points, tourist info centres… Plus you can tell on the map symbols,

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Eromanga Hall QLD
Camping Tips

Why it really doesn’t matter HOW you travel Australia

We talked about the steps we follow as I trip plan: check dates and set travel goals, build a wish list, develop an itinerary. If you missed the series, just click on these links. Our last step in TRIP PLANNING for 2023 series is sorting logistics and transport/accommodation. You need to ask HOW will I travel? Now, it is a 4WD and van for us! For many, working this out, is the number 1 step. You may need to know this to determine what type of sites you can camp at, or the roads you’ll travel. For instance, do you

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Camping Tips

How to plan THE best camping and RV trips

Beautiful Tasmania When you are building an itinerary it can all seem a little daunting. There is a lot to decide – how far to travel each day, types of campgrounds and importantly just how many days, weeks or months you can escape for! Making an itinerary is STEP 4 of our new year reset and travel goals. If you missed them, we recommend you check dates and set travel goals and build a wishlist. I like to set it all down on paper, spreadsheet or document – like traveller, Keith Skinner, who showed us how to trip plan. So

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Cunninghams Gap, Main Range National Park, QLD
Camping Tips

Create your travel wishlist for 2023

Making a wishlist is STEP 3 of our new year reset and travel goals. If you missed them, here are our first two steps to trip planning. Creating a wishlist is the fun part! Here’s ours – in NSW – the Darling River Run, Menindee Lakes and Mungo National Park. I have started plans on a National Park circuit in Queensland and we’d like to explore sites along the Murray River and the Victorian High Country. Plus I would love to visit my brother and his family working in the Pilbara, Western Australia. We’ve only seen a fraction of that

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CAMPS Roadtrip
Camping Tips

Reset for 2023 – and a happy new year to you!

“Instead of a trip of a lifetime, plan a lifetime of trips.” This is one of our CAMPS’ mottos. And it’s a good one, don’t you think? Our last newsletter of the year is all about ensuring great adventures for you in 2023.  Now all the Christmas festivities are past us, many of us are planning the year ahead. Over the next few weeks, we’ll take you step by step, how we decide on, plan and organise our many trips!  So how do you go about planning a trip? There’s probably no right or wrong way to go about it.

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Views of Stanley and The Nut, Tasmania

BEST Aussie camps for 2022 – our personal favourites

Views of Stanley and The Nut, Tasmania Here’s our personal favourites from where we’ve been this year. Heatley and I have travelled far and wide in 2022, and so have our CAMPS Ambassadors. So grab a cuppa, and check out our list for your 2023 trip planning! Click on the links to find out more! Tasmania  Stanley Recreation Ground (photographed from The Nut), Tasmania Oh, I’ll be back in a heartbeat. We weren’t here for long, but in usual CAMPS style we covered some country. From Launceston to Marrawah on the West Coast, and all down the north east corner. Ahhh! So

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12 tips for finding last minute campgrounds during peak season

This couple were very happy at Diamantina Cooper Rest Area, near Windorah and Quilpie, QLD For popular caravan parks and camps, you need to book ahead over peak periods like Christmas, summer, Easter, other school holidays and often The Dry season up north. Some bookings at iconic beach parks or camps can only be won in a ballot. But if you are like us, we don’t often plan ahead. We love not knowing where we’ll be that night. Perhaps you’ve just secured time off over summer, or you have some new camping gear for Christmas that you want to try out,

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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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