Freedom with options aplenty

I was recently trying to explain ‘freedom’ camping to a cousin at a family reunion. The caravanners in the group nodded sagely but this particular cousin is probably still scratching her head and wondering what on earth we all get up to when out on the road. Some caravanners choose to stay in caravan parks but not long after we bought our first pop top caravan we made the decision to explore other options. Caravan Parks, National Parks, Showgrounds, Freedom Camps, Farm Stays, Pub Stays and Rest Areas. In fact, it’s hard not to include the odd rest area if … Continue reading Freedom with options aplenty

Cooroy RV Stopover

July 2019,Cooroy, Sunshine Coast, Qld Oh, so convenient, only 300metres from a small town that has almost everything, good coffee shops and a hairdresser. At the Stopover there’s a caretaker onsite. A dump point at the gate.  A large spacious grassy area suitable for big rigs and no pesky trees to block satellite reception. Only a few minutes off the Bruce Highway it is peaceful and quiet. It’s also close enough for a quick visit to Noosa Heads if you so desire. $10 per self-contained van. 72 hour stopover. Continue reading Cooroy RV Stopover

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