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Thargomindah HYDRO

Thargomindah, Queensland – a little town with an Aussie first!

Do you know the FIRST place in Australia to produce hydro electricity? It wasn’t the Snowy Hydro Scheme, or near a city. Thargomindah – a tiny town in the south west corner of Queensland claims it was not only the first town in Australia, impressively, it was third in the world! Drilling began in 1891, with the bore struck in 1893. Hydro-electric powered the street lighting from 1898-1951 by using the water pressure from the Artesian Basin. This Artesian Hydro Power Plant is believed to be the oldest working unit in Australia, and possibly the world! You can see close up a windmill and a decommissioned oil “donkey”. You can

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Cooma - Flags

Visit Cooma and Snowy Hydro, New South Wales

About 114 km south of Canberra on the Monaro Highway, you’ll come to a regular stop off for us – Cooma, New South Wales. It’s a great base for groceries, shopping and a top museum. The Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre was hands on fun for our whole family. We really recommend visiting her before you explore the Snowy Mountains – as it gives you perspective on just how hydro power works. Displays really demonstrate the water flow, as well as the sheer scale of the project. Construction took a whopping 25 years to complete, from 1949-1974, and over 100,000 workers

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Botanic Gardens, Adelaide SA
Bucket List

12 Must See and Dos in Adelaide, for your South Australia Bucket List

If you want to know what to see and do in South Australia’s beautiful capital, here goes. We were only there for three nights, but took in so much! Markets, churches, food, trams, gardens, history, culture and wine! Don’t forget the shopping. Plus we’ll give you the tip on where to camp and still be close to the city. Here’s a dozen reasons to visit Adelaide: 1. Take a tram If you travel within the city mile, it is free to hop on and off and a great way to get your bearings as well as travel on the cheap.

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What to see and do at Arthur River in Tasmania’s North West

Boasting three budget campgrounds and a caravan park, Arthur River is a must do! This tiny village has a population of about 25. Surrounded by the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area and located on the Tarkine Drive this is a pristine area of Tasmania.  As for wildlife, there are  Bennett’s wallabies, Tasmanian pademelons and wombats. Tasmanian devils, brushtail possums and spotted-tailed quolls! Unfortunately, we only spotted the Tassie Devil signs. Birdwatchers have plenty of species to spot as well. On top of fishing, surfing, horse riding and camping, it is surprising how much there is to do and see… The Edge of the World A must! Take the short drive and take the boardwalk to

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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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Swimming at Litchfield National Park, Northern Territory

What’s open at Litchfield National Park in the Northern Territory?

Have you been here? Hands down, it is such a favourite for us.  We loved coming up in the wet season – or near the end! There was still a lot open this time of year, BUT and it is a BIG but, it was so quiet on the tourist front. At Tjaebata Falls, there was no one else there. We had it all to ourselves! Locals have told us it’s been a late wet up Darwin way this year. But there was still plenty open for us to check out. Gates were mostly locked to the 4WD roads –

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Michelle holding the NEW Camps Pendium

Announcing Pre-Order the brand new CAMPS Pendium

Announcing… Brand New and a FIRST Limited edition CAMPS Pendium – CAMPS Boxed Set  7 separate State by State guides including Free and Budget Campsites & Caravan Parks, NOW RELEASED! Order Now and save $20 use discount code: DPEND20 Pre-Order Today! $20 OFF + Free Shipping Announcing… Brand New and a FIRST Limited edition CAMPS Pendium – CAMPS Boxed Set  7 separate State by State guides including Free and Budget Campsites & Caravan Parks, NOW RELEASED! Pre-Order Now and save $20 use discount code: DPEND20  Click here Michelle and I are very excited about this launch. We have been asked

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Queensland good to go for New South Wales
New South Wales

Queensland good to go for New South Wales

  Finally, Queensland will reopen to all of New South Wales at 1am on Monday, February 1. That’s great news for us campers!  Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said authorities were working overtime to ensure a smooth border re-opening from next week.  The Premier said. “Now that the Chief Health Officer has recommended it’s safe for Greater Sydney residents to come to Queensland, the borders can come down. “I want to encourage anyone in New South Wales who is thinking about having a holiday, come up to Queensland.” Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said New South Wales health authorities had successfully linked its

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Deborah Hill Family

The NEW Camps Australia Wide Site Symbols

  It has come in handy – we’ve booked holidays in Coffs Harbour, Sunshine Coast and Surfers.  It’s good because of the symbols – like a playground for the kids, also petrol stations and shopping centres. It’s really good for me, I find it easy and I don’t know how to use maps! The kids are 6 and 10, they look at the pictures and are learning from the symbols and know if it has a playground or toilet.  We save caravan parks in favourites and eliminate them until we find the site we like. You can tell if they have toilets,

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