Wiki Camps is an app for iPhone and Android. As it is generated by the public, there is no guarantee that camps listed are authorised or that they haven't subsequently been closed to camping. Use with caution. Caravan Parks, dump points, public showers and other resources are also being added by users.
To find farm and station stays see Farm Stay Australia and some regional lists Western Australia’s Golden Outback, Western Australia’s Coral Coast, Queensland Outback, South Australia Flinders Ranges and Outback. Not all have camping accommodation so check the listing.
To find showground camping, go to Q. Is there a directory of showgrounds that offer camping?
useful sites include: Includes caravan parks and four wheel drive off road camp grounds for something different, but is not a
complete listing by any means, at 4x4 Earth. For personal reviews of free and low cost camps that we
can recommend here Many more authorised free and low cost options are and listed here
Others useful sites include:
Includes caravan parks and four wheel drive off road camp grounds for something different, but is not a complete listing by any means, at 4x4 Earth.
For personal reviews of free and low cost camps that we can recommend here
Many more authorised free and low cost options are and listed here
To find out more about camping in National Parks, visit the following websites for each state:
Note that several parks are federally administered, and these will not appear under each state.
Private camp ground only at Yulara
to see the
Ants: Australian Ants See also Insects and Invertebrates hereunder.
Bats: Australian Bats
Birds: Australian Birds in Backyards, Australian Birds, Birdlife Australia, Australian Bird Photos, Birds on OzAnimals. Apps: Michael Morcombe's Field Guide to Australian Birds, Michael Morcombe and David Stewart eGuide, Pizzey and Knight Birds of Australia (see also Fauna)
Centipedes and Millipedes: Australian Centipedes and Millipedes
Australian Reptile Online Database. For well illustrated snakes mainly from Western Australia see
Weeds: Weed Identification
our Wildflowers of Western Australia pages, Flowering plant families of
Do consider that franchised outlets can change brands from time to time so if you require one brand only make up to date check. Not all websites that list multiple brands are up to date. Some outlets may be brand card only with no staff. If chasing the 'cheapest' you may waste time and fuel to locate it in an industrial area, then find it is not open to the general public.
BP Outlets To find BP outlets
Caltex Outlets Site Locator; including Woolworths Caltex outlets
Shell Outlets To find Shell outlets
Coles Espress Outlets To find Coles Express outlets
Exxon Mobil Outlets To find Exxon Mobil outlets
Fuel stations on True Local All brands list which does not include roadhouses ourside of towns
Where can I fill with LPG? to find auto gas outlets brand by brand
Find fuel prices in Adelaide, South Australia South Australia
Find fuel trends in Queensland Queensland
Fuel Check NSW for mobile devices and desktop is being developed, but is not all encompassing as yet.
Fuel Watch Tasmania RACT is no longer available
Motormouth fuel prices
Fuel Map is an App for smart phones, and is built from user contributions.
Petrol Spy website and App for smart phones, relies on user contributions.
Read about different power sources here. Solar is my preference.
Living with Solar - understanding your solar system
Solar Panel Basics - beginners guide to solar panels
Solar Panel Types - Polycrystalline (or multicrystalline), Monocrystalline or Amorphous (or 'thin film')?
How much solar input? - to help you calculate your needs in the various climates in Australia
Towing Guide - A new website is up and running, with a link to a downloadable e-book all about towing
Caravanning Tips - Weight Distribution Hitch explained
Travellers may have an interest in finding gemstones or opals, or hope to make their fortunes (or at least have a good find from time to time) prospecting for gold using a metal detector. In most states a fossicking licence is necessary, and in some states, fossicking is for personal collecting only not for making profits or any form of commercial activity. You may be required to pay a small fee in some states, whereas the licence is free in other states. Check the links hereunder for details of any fees which may apply. Specific areas apply and in most cases exclude private property and existing mineral leases.
Obtaining a fossicker's Licence in Queensland
A licence is not required to fossick in the Northern Territory
A licence is not required to fossick for gemstones in New South Wales
A licence is not required to fossick for gemstones in South Australia
Specimens may be collected for personal use, not for sale or commerical activities.
In Victoria you are required to hold Miner's Right
No licence is required in Tasmania to fossick in specified areas for personal collecting
Fossicking areas are outlined here. These areas are set aside for personal collecting, not commercial activities and no licence is required. Conditions are specified in the downloadable .pdf 2120 kb booklet.
Some tourist ventures have an area for searching for gemstones, usually planted with a set amount of a certain quality of gems stones. It gives the thrill of the search with an almost guaranteed ‘find’.
For recent caravan park reviews from those who use them, visit Badger's Australian Caravan Parks Reports. Pet friendly parks are noted where known.
For a comprehensive on line listing of caravan parks visit, highlighting pet friendly parks, visit My Parks List