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Hotel Koorawatha Free Camp, NSW

I’ve left a part of me at Koorawatha, New South Wales

As soon as we walked in the pub after a big day on the road, we certainly felt welcomed. For a Sunday evening, Hotel Koorawatha was pumping! And to my surprise, people were playing cards! My kind of hotel. Every Sunday, they host a Euchre comp. Well, we ordered some dinner, chatted to locals, played our own card game and enjoyed the atmosphere. Heatley rated the snags (they were skinny beef sausages, cooked to the max – just how he does it himself), and I had the yummy beef schnitty special. Finishing our drinks in the beer garden, we checked

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Wunghnu Rec Reserve, VIC

NEW Free Camp at Wunghnu, Victoria

Wunghnu Rec Reserve has been reopened by Moira Shire Council. It is a free 48 hour RV stop on the Goulburn Valley Highway. Locally, visitors can check out the Moira Miniature Rail, enjoy a coffee or meal at the local cafe or spot the singular ewe on Australia’s first reinforced concrete water tower. Moira Shire is a beauty, bordered by the Murray River! You can explore the silo art trail like we did or stop at one of many waterside free camps, like these: RV Friendly overnight camps are also available at: Forges Beach No 1 and No 2, downstream

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Go camping at these NEW caravan parks and sites!

Go camping at these NEW caravan parks and sites!

Whilst we’ve been scouring the coast and country – our team have been working hard adding new sites to our free Camps Australia Wide App! One of the new sites we came across is a budget pet-friendly camp, Buchan Rec Ground, Victoria. As the caves are still closed, the community REALLY needs visitors to come and support local businesses. Anyway, we checked over 50 camps in one morning alone! And hundreds more in our 5 week trip – so keep posted with this newsletter (like the sites below) and the Camps Australia Wide App feed for updates. PET FRIENDLY RACEWAY

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