Bony Mountain Sports Ground

Bony Mountain, Qld, July 2019 Only 28kms west of Warwick, there’s acres of space around the sports ground. Power and water is available and there is a caretaker, Curley, on site. A blissfully peaceful spot it is surrounded by small farms and is well away from traffic noise. A portable type amenities block has spotless toilets and showers. There is plenty of wildlife with galahs, corellas and kangaroos to keep you company. If you like a fire in the evening there are fire pits and wood is available. This is more than just an overnighter as it is a peaceful … Continue reading Bony Mountain Sports Ground

Eumungerie Recreation Reserve

July 2019, Eumungerie, NSW A kilometre or so to the east of the Newell Highway, Eumungerie is 30kms north of Dubbo. The reserve is well signposted and just beyond the pub. A spacious red dirt camp ground there is power, water, toilets and cold showers for $10 per van per night. The onsite caretakers are happy to provide a fire pit and firewood as well. The big plus is that it is well away from the noise of the highway. And of course there are kangaroos in the surrounding paddocks. Continue reading Eumungerie Recreation Reserve

Tocumwal Town Beach

July 2019, Tocumwal, NSW A delightful riverside freedom camp situated on a sandy bend of the Murray just behind and walking distance from the town. $10 per night per van gives you a water tap and clean toilets and traffic noise is slight. Courtesy buses are available for transport to the local pubs and clubs. Would we return? Definitely, as it’s an easy drive from Melbourne when heading north to the Newell Highway. And like so many Victorians we always like a spiritual fix of The Mighty Murray and especially in a town as charming as Tocumwal. The kangaroos are … Continue reading Tocumwal Town Beach

Old but not forgotten

Mar 2019, Cann River, Vic The Cann River Rainforest Campground was once a caravan park. It now provides a grassy 48 hour stop for those travelling the long stretch between Gippsland and the Sapphire Coast in New South Wales. The amenities are decent and there is water. The small but vibrant town of Cann River is only a very short walk away on the other side of the bridge. Continue reading Old but not forgotten

Marlay Point

Mar 2019, Marlay Point, Lake Wellington, Vic Just out of Sale in Victoria, you’ll find a freedom camp on the shores of Lake Wellington. There is lakeside camping on grassy areas and on bitumen. There is a toilet block. The birdlife here is fabulous and the nights are peaceful. Gazing across Lake Wellington will give you some appreciation of the immense size of the Gippsland Lakes. Continue reading Marlay Point

Scott Reserve

Feb 2019, Scott Reserve, Woods Point, Vic On the outskirts of Woods Point, high up in the Victorian Alps you’ll find Scott Reserve. The Mansfield Woods Point Road is steep, narrow and winding up here and I wouldn’t fancy towing a caravan in, but this pretty little campground is perfectly suited to tents and camper trailers. The reserve is flanked by the Goulburn River which is a tiny stream this high up in the mountains and shaded by tall Mountain Ash. There are picnic tables, a long drop toilet and river access. Continue reading Scott Reserve