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Hi everyone, and welcome to Newsletter 18 and also to 2019.  This is our very first newsletter for the New Year and in this edition we bring you

  • The latest updates with the FRC App
  • Survival tips for Camping in the Rain
  • Places to See - Jugiong NSW
  • Travellers Stories – Murry the Free Range 'Muso'
  • Campsite of the Month – Henty Bay Holiday Park
  • Group Buy – OzTrail 9 Dome Tent
  • Win a FRC Water Saving Kit - Valued @ $257
  • More Premium Member Benefits
  • Our latest camping products and savings
  • Latest events for campers around the country

Welcome to 2019

Welcome to the New Year!  We hope you all made the most of the Christmas and New Year break and many of you got to enjoy the festive season while out camping.  We started the New Year off with a quick road trip from Sydney back to FRC HQ, on the Sunshine Coast, and checked out a few new campsites along the way. 

During the course of 2019, we aim to bring you many more improvements and member benefits to Free Range Camping, including a host of new campsites, more RV Businesses offering savings to our members, and lots of new features in the App.   So please join us as we welcome you to grow with us and share your camping experiences along the way.

Premium Maps - Upgrades

Before the Christmas break, we released Versions 2.0 of our App, which now provides better and quicker access to all areas of the website.  Over the break, we continued with improvements and are happy to advise we have now added more new features to the app.  Due out this week, these will include:

Places of Interest – Now you can find other places of interest such as ATM's Fuel stations, Cafes & more that are not necessarily FRC Business Partners, but services or locations you may still need. 

Collections & Bookmarks - We have revamped our collections section so you can now add notes to your favourite campsites as well as edit them to allow better organisation

Map View Toggle - There are now 3 types of maps views available.  Default, Satellite & Terrain.  Select your preferred option from a drop-down menu.

These updates will be available inside Google Play & iTunes stores this week, so make sure to keep an eye out for the update notification.  

Coming Soon

Weather - We are now working on our weather overlay, which will have the ability to have weather updates and overlays in the map and for each campsite.  Stay tuned for this update.

Travel Planner - Work has also begun on this exciting feature which will make planning trips so much easier.  

40% Off Memberships

We have extended the current Premium Membership discount offer for a limited time while we are still adding member benefits.  However, once we integrate all of our features and benefits, membership is likely to increase.  Avoid any future increased by locking in your membership at a discount price today.


Tips on how to make the most of camping when it rains

It’s that time of year again where most of us love to be out camping, but also the same time of year we are often subjected to summer rain and storms and in some cases lots of them. 

Whilst continual rain when camping can be a nuisance to some of us, it is greatly needed in many parts of our drought affected areas.  So, rather than curse it, we should learn to camp around it. 

In this blog post, we share some tips we have picked up along the way, both from our own experiences and those of others, which offer some solutions that allow you to still enjoy your camping adventure, even if it is raining. 


Jugiong, NSW

Not far from the hustle and bustle of the big city of Sydney lies the quaint little village of Jugiong.  Easy to bypass if you didn’t know it was there, this is truly a must stop at spot.  This small farming locality is transforming itself into an iconic location with a host of eclectic galleries and places to eat, and a free camp right on the rivers edge making it the ideal place to stay for a few days. 


Meet Murry – The Free Range Muso

A piano and a man living in a little white van and exploring the country.  A tiny new fish to the music industry and driving Darwin to Tasmania and everywhere in between.  This is the story of Murry Rhodes, a self-taught, down to earth Musician, living in a motorhome and travelling around Australia, looking to bring music into many a campground.  


Henty Bay Beachfront Holiday Park

This month we have a closer look at the Henty Bay Beachfront Holiday Park.  Nominated for a mention by one of our Premium Club members, it is in an ideal spot located right on the beach near Portland in Victoria and at the gateway to the Great Australian Bight.


Another great GROUP BUY OFFER by ‘ADVENTURE OPERTATIONS’ - Massive Savings on OZTrail 9 Person Tents

Following the huge success of our last Group Buy we are following up with another great offer, this time on the OZTrail 9 Person Dome Tents

These are a top quality tent made by OZTrail offering a great design, strong durable materials, and easy to erect with their self-supporting poles.

We have been set a target of 20 tents in order to be able to offer them at the price of $179 including free postage, which is a massive saving of over $251

On Offer is:

(Includes FREE Postage to ANYWHERE in Australia)

NORMALLY $380 + $50 Shipping – SAVE $251


To find out more about the tents and terms and conditions of the Group Buy click on the link below. 


Featured Campsites

Looking for a new place to stay?  We have just added more new campsites to the Directory.  Some offering great discounts and offers to our Premium Club Members. 

Featured Businesses

Looking for repairs or things to do while on the road?  We have some great RV related Businesses just listed and offering discounts to our Premium Club Members.

Latest Classified Listings

Looking for a tent or caravan?  Check out our latest Classified Listings, and remember, Premium Club Members list for free.

Member Benefits Section

Are you a Premium Club Member yet?  Below are just some of the benefits of upgrading to a Premium Membership.  For full details on how to save hundreds of $$$$ while traveling click HERE.

Specialised RV Insurance

Is your Caravan or Motorhome insurance due for renewal? If so, don’t forget to check out caRVan Insurance. With caRVan Insurance, all our Premium Club Members receive 10% Off their premiums. Offering specialised cover for RV's with extras such cover for Generators, Solar Panels & More.


Charge Up & Save with Battery World

Save with FRC and Battery World.  As a Premium Club Member, you can attend any Battery World outlet around the Country and receive a 10% Discount simply by showing your FRC Member Card.  This includes Batteries, Solar Panels, Chargers, Dual Battery Systems and so much more.


Deals in the Free Range Camping Online Shop

Majestic 12v RV - TV/DVD


Purpose built for the RV & Marine industry.  Handles harsh environments and rattling. Power efficient - Multi-Media display Easy to tune.  Includes a 3 Year warranty. Club Members Save 10%


Win a FRC Water Saving Kit - Rain Saver Gutter & Topargee Water Tank Gauge

This month we are giving one of our premium members the chance to win a special water saving kit we have put together with items from the Free Range Camping Shop.

Turn your awning into a gutter to collect rainwater, then measure your water consumption with one of the most accurate gauges on the market. 

The Rain Saver Gutter Kit quickly and easily converts the front of your awning into a gutter allowing you to either collect or divert rainwater from your awning direct into your water tanks. 

The Topargee Water Tank Gauge is an easy to install unit, which does not require drilling into your water tank and counts down the amount of water you have left at any time.  It can also be used to monitor the amount of water you are using on each shower. 

To find out more about each of these great Aussie camping inventions and how to win, follow the link below.

Find out More about the Rain Saving Kits

I want to Win a Water Saving Kit (Premium Members Only)

Last Month's Winner - The Quokka

Congratulations to last month’s winner of the Quokka Folding BBQ & Firepit, Rod Slater of Sandstone Point Queensland.  Rod loves the name of the Quokka and we are sure he will love what it does even more.

Events - What's On Around The Country

18-27 January - Toyota Country Music Festival, Tamworth, NSW
19-20 January - Western Australian Circus Festival, Karridale, WA
24-27 January - Port Lincoln Tunarama Festival, Port Lincoln Foreshore, SA
25-28 January - Rainbow Serpent Festival, Lexton, VIC
26 January - Australia Day Cockroach Races, Brisbane, QLD
26 January - Hot 100 Australia Day Ute Run, Darwin, NT
26-28 January - Festival of Sails, Geelong, VIC
26 January - Electric Gardens Festival, Centennial Park, Sydney, NSW
27 January - Bonjour Bright Festival, Bright, VIC

Thanks to our FRC Business Partners

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