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winkMy husband of 35 odd years and myself have sold the old campa trainer and purchased a little pop top van.  We have travelled mostly over Western Qld and N.T. but lately have been living in Cairns and love the National Parks Camping areas.  Love to camp in the free roadside areas with other travellers.  Mostly like it when a campfire can be lit.    Have heard about a book or booklet called Camp4 or similar re free stops on the highways.  Where can this be purchased?

Ian and Pauline Anderson
Cairns

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Pauline and Ian   Burrum Heads Queensland



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Ian and Pauline
Welcome to the Forum.

I Bought one in a Newsagent, and I guess most Camping stores would have them, Try BFC at 175 Mulgrave Road,

Pauline......just by chance was your Maiden name Porters from around the Tumbarumba area......????


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racq has great camping books including camps 4.cheaper than stores if you are a member.
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I'm a newbie here as well....Between vans atm pick up the new one early August....I'm a retired person in the over 60 age group, my wife is much younger than me.
I like travelling and soon will be experienceing travelling with my new mate picured to the left. She is a Therapy dog and visits "institutions" for the "aged" bringing happiness to those of us unable to own a dog.....

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Hi ian & Pauline, the book that you are after is called "camps australia wide 4" it is currently in its fourth edition, hence the "4", it is of course the free and low cost campers bible, my wife and I ( married 30 years come january next) travel regularly and would never leave without out it, the cost of caravan parks or rv resorts, as some paddocks like to call themselves, is absolutely astronomical and for us pensioners, prohibitive over long periods, and besides we dont like the types of drongoes that frequent these areas, we prefer, like you, to camp under a gum tree with a fire and a glass (or 3) of whiskey or some other pain depressant, not next to a toilet block, but I digress, the book is freely available in good bookshops, from memory I think it was about the $70.00 mark ( dont quote me on that) sounds dear but when you consider that the average park is now in the $30 - $40 a night mark, some a lot more, that equates to about 2 nights free kip, and the book contains not only detailed instructions on how to get to the camp but also pictures of what it looks like. and G.P.S. positions which you can set in your in car navigator( or as I like to call it "nagging nancy"), best money I ever spent, this is my third book now and I will buy the next one as well. you can preview on their website at www.campsaustraliawide.com.au, there you will see not only what it looks like but you can download updates as well. happy trails, Dave

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Welcome Pauline and Ian,

Welcome to the land of ODD people like Doug and Dusty and me of course - Crazy Dog..

I see you are in Cairns  - I and wife of 36yrs weirdfacelive in Edmonton. If you would like to contact please do so by MM...

Anyway welcome again and look forward to chatting on this site...

Grrr!!!biggrinbiggrin

-- Edited by Crazy Dog at 20:04, 2008-06-21

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It is available at RACQ ( cheaper for members) and i have seen it in the bok stores also at camping outlets...Happy travelling

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Forgot to mention you can HAVE MINE 4 FREE - Camps Australia as we found it next to useless recently on our 10,500 k trip.Just MM me for info how to pick up..

Grrr!!!

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Crazy Dog....Only 36 years....Congrats anyway..Hubby( for 53 years) and i are your neighbours at Gordonvale...Yes we're still travelling...

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MM me/ us for a get together maybe..

Grrr!!!smile

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ISLA
Be very careful about the Crazy Dog , He feeds his visitors with hot Chilli then nearly brings the roof down with roaring laughter when ones face goes red and you sweat like a pig ........Oh but he will warn you it's hot , just that he don't say how HOTTTTTTTTTTT.
But I must say you will made welcome.......after the Initiation....lmao.

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Doug

I hail from the Reservoir area in Melbourne.  Been in Qld (Isa, Brisvagas, Cairns) for the past 36 years.

Pauline

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HI Pauline,

Do you want the Camps Australia book or did you miss the offer in the earlier post. As I said you are welcome to have it for FREE...

Reservoir eh!! Try Karingal down Frankston for 15 yrs way back..Been in Cairns now for about 22yrs..

Grrr!!biggrin

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clazandaza wrote:

Doug

I hail from the Reservoir area in Melbourne.  Been in Qld (Isa, Brisvagas, Cairns) for the past 36 years.

Pauline



Reservoir Hmm I used to have to go there to check the car's radiator water level cus it said on a sticker "Check Radiator level in Reservoir"



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I think you have received plenty of info as to where you can get the Camps 4 book.  One other point to remember, you can access their website (details on the front of their book) and update site information each month. This is improtant if you are considering free camp sites, as some sites in the book have changed and now no longer available for free camping.

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