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Offline brad-corp

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So I know that I can't just pull in to any council park or picnic area and camp overnight, but I'm finding it hard to find good information on what the rules are, or where to find free overnight stops.
Is there a good webpage with this information?
We plan on setting out on fairly aimless trips and finding spots to stay along the way - but I don't want to spend hours looking for one, I can't deal with that anxiety every day!

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Re: Novice here - Where can I find info on overnight free camping spots?
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2019, 11:36:04 AM »
Webpages are old school....   ;D ;D


WikiCamps app  is pretty good. 

Aircamps is another app you can use.  Havnt tried it myself.

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Re: Novice here - Where can I find info on overnight free camping spots?
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2019, 12:25:49 PM »
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Re: Novice here - Where can I find info on overnight free camping spots?
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2019, 01:24:06 PM »
Yep WikiCamps is the way to go. We use to use the 'Camps' books but now only WikiCamps.  One off payment to download the app. Heaps of info on there, you can look at camping spots Australia wide and read what others have said about a spot and most of the time people have uploaded a photo or photos of the camp.  Also you can see dump points and again comments about each one, not to mention where to get water from.  Kevin
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Re: Novice here - Where can I find info on overnight free camping spots?
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2019, 01:49:03 PM »
You could also try:-

https://www.exploroz.com/

Not trying to drive you away, just exploroz is oriented to some things not on this forum.
The more info you get, the closer to a decision you can be.
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Re: Novice here - Where can I find info on overnight free camping spots?
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2019, 06:34:49 PM »
Or https://countrypubcamping.com/

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Re: Novice here - Where can I find info on overnight free camping spots?
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2019, 09:37:10 AM »
Here's one I just found out about yesterday: https://opencampingmap.org/index.html.en#10/-28.0694/152.7069/0/0/bef

Based on Open Street Maps so very much still a work in progress, but shows you where lots of spots are (although sometimes they don't even have a name listed!)
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Re: Novice here - Where can I find info on overnight free camping spots?
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2019, 09:51:20 AM »
Quote from: Cruiser 105Tvan
https://www.exploroz.com/

Not trying to drive you away, just exploroz is oriented to some things not on this forum.
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Re: Novice here - Where can I find info on overnight free camping spots?
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2019, 03:06:00 PM »
Thought there was a sticky on the top of the camping thread here? 🤔

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