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Free Camping & Map Book Austraila

This could either go here or "Route Planning"
Although this book is in A4 size, it would be the camping bible for Australia
http://www.campsaustraliawide.com/information.php?product=CAW5SBA4

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thanks for that - have you used it?

It says 3500 camp sites on the front cover, but how up to date is it? Do you know when it was published?

Love the fact there are GPS locations in the book, obviously with it's size it wont be coming with me, but I can glean what I need at home and dump it in the GPS.

Price is a bit expensive, but then this is Australia and books are just not cheap full stop!

Nice find... thanks for sharing.

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It's aimed more at the motorhome market than the motor bike - I'd not feel too safe putting a tent up on some of the sites suggested, as you'll be sharing with trucks along the major highways - who always seem to have their reefer motors running when I want a snooze.

There is a weblink to keep the book updated.

About 1/3 of the sites listed charge - national parks mainly.

Wildcamping with a tent is harder than with a motorhome as plenty of councils specifically state no camping except in approve areas - whereas overnight parking is easy to argue. That said, I'll now contradict myself and say that hiding your tent and bike a few metres into the bush is very easy and as long as you dont plonk down in front of someone's $million views you can camp/tent pretty much anywhere away from people.
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thanks for that - have you used it?

It says 3500 camp sites on the front cover, but how up to date is it? Do you know when it was published?

Love the fact there are GPS locations in the book, obviously with it's size it wont be coming with me, but I can glean what I need at home and dump it in the GPS.

Price is a bit expensive, but then this is Australia and books are just not cheap full stop!

Nice find... thanks for sharing.

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No idea when it was published but they offer free updates for 4 years.
Last update avail is 31st March 2009
Price is OK considering what a full set of Australian maps are worth and as a bonus you get the camp sites and free updates
Waiting to see what mates want to do a bulk order with me before I order online.

I always wondered how the Grey Nomads found all those tucked away sites in great places!

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thanks for that - have you used it?

It says 3500 camp sites on the front cover, but how up to date is it? Do you know when it was published?

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Have just had a chance to have a good look through it. This edition was published in Feb '09 with free updates avail 'til 28th February 2013, this will be very useful.
Lots of free and budget campgrounds

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