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My husband and I are planning a road trip around Australia in Sept. Arrival in Brisbane, renting a campervan and heading up the east coast sightseeing along the way to Cairns/GBR/Daintree; over to Darwin; down to Alice Springs, Uluru and Kings Canyon; on to Adelaide, Kangaroo Is and the GOR to Melbourne; to Sydney and back up to Brisbane.

Does anyone know of book of camp grounds/sites?

Thanks.

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1. Re: campsite guide book

At one time the National Roads+Motorist Assoc , produced a book on what we call Caravan Parks and camping grounds. I guess in these modern times of the WWW. they became redundant. and they no longer have them.

I found it most helpful doing a trip, not quite as long as yours. My was only about 8000 kilometres.

Good Luck

That is on long trip.

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2. Re: campsite guide book

The answer is yes. I just put in google , Guide to caravan parks in Australia . There are plenty.

Good Luck

Edited: 12 June 2018, 08:27
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Thanks for your help--I didn't know to use the term caravan in my search. My husband and I are really good road companions. It's going to be an outrageously FUN trip!

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4. Re: campsite guide book

Agree with John, NRMA book was excellent but haven’t used a book for years so can’t comment on recent ones although the Camps 9 that comes up looks pretty comprehensive. Otherwise the member sites like CMCA might be your best bet. Big 4 and TopTourist are 2 of our major Holiday Park chains with good facilities. Your trip starts around the school holidays so you’ll need to book those sites in advance and if your trip goes into mid December, that’s the summer holidays so, again, bookings are essential. I’d also book sites in areas that you really want to explore to avoid disappointment.

All the best.

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So this is at least 3 month trip?

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Also be aware that your rental company may need to be advised that you are taking the vehicle into the northern Territory.

You can also google National Park camping grounds for camp sites. These are non power sites and facilities are basic. Most sites cant be booked.

You wpuld be better starting your trip in the Ntas the weather starts to get very hot past September.

Have you mapped out the kms ? You are going a fair distance - it will be at least 5000kms to Alice Springs.

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7. Re: campsite guide book

Wikicamps is a great app to download as well, it has reviews from people who have used the campsites plus photos can be added etc. I’ve found some real hidden gems with it.

You mention coming in September, you have more than just 1 month though don’t you? What you’ve suggested is at least a 3 month trip if you don’t want to be changing location every day and driving 10 hours a day.

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8. Re: campsite guide book

Those caravan & campsite books still exist (not sure of the names). Keep an eye out for them in caravan park reception desks, amongst all the local brochures.

Big4, NRMA, Ingenia are a few chains - if you look them up they'll have membership deals, which usually pay for themselves in the first night or two.

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9. Re: campsite guide book

Hema are a respected map company that do atlas, guidebooks, maps and digital navigation.

You can get their stuff by mail or in camping stores or booksellers.

Hemamaps.com

They have a aust wide caravan park book in their range

https:/…caravan-parks-australia-wide

They also have local maps with lots of tips of things to do, and are specialist in maps for offroad adventures..

I'm not associated with Hema in any way,but I have owned a couple of their books and found them a very useful aid to planning a trip

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Hard copy maps plus

https://www.wikicamps.com.au/

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