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Hi everyone, and welcome to Newsletter 19.  The year has got off to a flying start, with March already here.  With that comes the fast approach to the Easter Break, a very popular time for campers and caravanners to get out and about.  So with that said, please enjoy another jam packed newsletter with loads of info and new listings.  In this edition....

  • The latest updates with the FRC
  • More help needed with Outback Links
  • Places to See – Coober Pedy SA
  • Travellers Stories – FWPT?
  • Campsite of the Month – Farleigh Reserve, Cowra
  • This Months Prize - The Strucket?
  • Last month’s winner of the Water Saving Kit
  • More Premium Member Benefits
  • Our latest camping products and savings
  • Latest events for campers around the country

Lifetime Membership Ending Soon

The lifetime membership is going to end soon.  We have decided that we will only be taking 100 more Lifetime Memberships, then after that, there will only yearly memberships available.

So if you have been sitting on the fence, head on over now to lock in your LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP

With the anticipated arrival of our new weather overlay which will be introduced into the Premium App shortly, we wish to advise that once this feature is added, we will be ceasing our current LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP Offer.

The Lifetime Membership was always our way of saying Thank You for joining us early in our development whilst we were still adding benefits to the Premium Member Club. 

Now however, with all the improvements we have added, and ever increasing costs, due to increased users, we will be reverting to Annual Memberships only.

Therefore, for those wishing to take last minute advantage of our LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP, we have extended the offer to the next 100 MEMBERSHIPS.  Once these Lifetime Memberships are taken, the offer will be discontinued and only Annual Memberships will be available. 

Improvements to the Club, Website & App will still continue.  The website is currently being upgraded and our Journey Planner & Travel Diary are both currently under development. 

For lifetime members, these will be included at no extra cost. Pay once and never pay again.

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Web Directory Upgrade

Now that we have the Free version of the App up and running, we are currently spending time on upgrading the website.  After 5 years the old girl is a bit tired and in need of improvements.  During this time, some of you may have noticed that the search screen is missing. 

Don’t worry, it will be back soon, better and faster.  We have been severely chastised by some users for removing it, but we do remind those people that the whole of the website service, whilst free to use, does come at a cost to us, so we would appreciate your patience whilst we try to improve on things. 

In the meantime, please try out the FREE version of the App.  It is free to use, you can still find the same sites, but is much faster than the website was.  There are a few limitations compared to the premium version, but they will still not stop you finding some great campsites and RV related businesses while you travel. 

Get it at Google Play

Help Needed

Looking for more Campers to Volunteer

In our last update we let you know about some projects that Blaze Aid are currently preparing in flood effected areas of outback Queensland.  We would like to thank everyone for the overwhelming response we have had to this call for help.  

However, we still need more.
We are being asked daily if we have any more Free Range Camping Members that can help.  This week we were in contact with our partners Outback Links also known as Frontier Services who have several teams out assessing heavily affected areas and gearing up for long term help to be provided to those that need it most. 

If you are interested and in a position to HELP OUT, please click on the link below to find out more.

How To Help

Coober Pedy, SA

Coober Pedy – The Opal Town

If you want to see somewhere unique in your travels, then can’t go past Coober Pedy in South Australia. 

Known as the Opal Capital of the world, Coober Pedy still rates high on our list of favourite places to visit during our travels.  We had only heard snippets about the underground houses and opals, so to actually see them was a real eye opener.

It was a few years ago that we went there, and we were only there for a short time, but packed so much in and had some of the best experiences. 

So if you are thinking of doing the trip up the middle this year, have a quick ready of our Coober Pedy experience and find out about some of the places we visited. 

Find out more about Coober Pedy

Travellers Stories – Meet Kaye, Brian & Chica from FWPT

What exactly is FWPT?  Find out as we introduce you to some fellow travellers who are going to be joining us as regulars on Free Range Camping. 

Brian & Kaye although previously avid international travellers are relatively new to the world of camping and caravanning and are gearing up to become full time travellers here in OZ.  They have extensive knowlede of the pet industry and a particular an interest in travelling with pets .  

So its only natural they have combined travelling with pets with their other passions which happen to be Food Wine and Travel, making them the perfect fit for Free Range Camping as that is also what many of our members Love. 

Brian & Kaye are currently preparing for full time life on the road and at the same time busy putting together their own website which will be called Food-Wine-Pets-Travel (FWPT), so we thought we would introduce them here and give you all a taste of what is to come. 

Find out more about Brian & Kaye here

Farleigh Reserve Campground

This month we have a look at the Farleigh Reserve Campground at Cowra.   Free Camps don’t come much better than this one, located right on the river and so close to so many services and attractions. 

Find out more

Introducing the Strucket

Strainer meet Bucket meet Campers

A brand new product to the market this month.  The Strucket is a hybrid Bucket & Straining system that is ideal around the Campsite.  You can use it to wash and dry your dishes, store wet clothes, and our favourite, use it as a mini washing machine with its unique agitator action.

Find out more about what you can use the Strucket for and come up with your own ideas and go into the draw to win 3 of them for yourself. 

Show me more about the Strucket

Last Month’s Winner 

Congratulations to last month’s winner of the Water Saving Kit, comprising of the Rain Saver Gutter & Topargee Water Gauge. 

Gary & Lyn Nathan of Stanthorpe in Qld.  Gary & Lyn have both a Caravan and a Tent and look forward to installing and using both products so they can save on water. 

If you would like your own Rain Saver Gutter or Topargee Water Gauge click on the links for more information.

View the Rainsaver Gutter
View the Topargee Water Gauge

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. 

Kui Parks - Grampians Edge Caravan Park
Kui Parks - Grampians Edge Caravan Park, Dadswells Bridge, VIC

Grampians Edge Caravan Park Edge Caravan Park is in Dadswells Bridge, located on the edge of the Grampians National Park. Our park is in a tranquil bush setting and located approximately halfway between Melbourne and Adelaide.

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Theresa Creek Dam Campground

Theresa Creek Dam Campground, Theresa Creek, QLD

Theresa Creek Dam located south west of Clermont, Central Qld, is an idyllic and relaxing holiday destination for campers, water lovers and anglers. 

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Millicent Hillview Caravan Park

Millicent - Hillview Caravan Park, Millicent, SA

Millicent Hillview Caravan Park is situated in the heart of the Limestone Coast region and is an ideal central base to visit Millicent and the surrounding towns of Mt Gambier, Penola and Beachport where you can enjoy rugged coastlines, vineyards, clean sandy beaches and scenic pine forest drives.

Read More

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.

Hot Wired Auto Electrical

Hot Wired Auto Electrical, Toowoomba, QLD

Since 2000, Hot Wired has built a reputation as a complete auto electrical service, offering a workshop and on-site service and a genuine 24 hour/7 day emergency breakdown service.

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Brazen Bull Butchery

Brazen Bull Butchery, Melbourne, VIC

The Brazen Bull is a local family owned butcher servicing the Lilydale area in outer Melbourne specialising in wood smoking and have a delicious range of small goods, including smoked ham bacon and sausages, and a reputation for selected marinated meats that are reportedly to die for.

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Leamans Auto Electrics

Leamans Auto Electrics and Mechanical, Belmont, WA

Leamans Auto Electrics and Mechanical are conveniently located in Belmont and provide specialist auto electrical services in the Perth Area. They are a family operated business who have been in the industry for over 70 years.

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Latest Classified Listings

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

2016 Coromal Appeal, Quakers Hill, NSW

Selling our Coromal Appeal 554S 2016. Van in excellent conditions with many extras.

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22ft Delta Dream Chaser

2014 Golf Savannah 499 Poptop, Padstow, NSW

The savannah 499, is the perfect size offering a shower / toilet combination,front double bed, side kitchen with large cafe dinette ( converts to double bed ).

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2015 Jayco Starcraft Caravan, VGC, NSW

* One owner. 
* Q bed slide out with gas lift and storage underneath, east/west club lounge.
* Full en-suite,

* 3kg topload washing machine

* 185l Thetford fridge,

* microwave,

* gas/electric cooktop and hot water and much more

Read More

What's in the Shop

Limited time offers or new products.  Check out these products in the online shop.

Bog Out Free Rope Offer

Free Rope & Shackle Offer - 7 Days Only

BOG OUT have just advised us they have introduced a brand new replacement rope for their BOG OUT Vehicle Recovery System. 

Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene or ‘SUPER ROPE’.  3 Times Stronger than ropes and 15 times stronger than Steel.  Plus, the New SOFT SHACKLES.

To introduce the new Super Rope & Shackles they are offering a free Kit upgrade for the next 7 days only. 

This whole kit would noramaly sell for $466 so you save $167.

Find out more about the New SUPER ROPE & SOFT SHACKLES via the link below.

This offer is available for another:

Check out the Free Rope Offer

Screw in pegs with “Bite”

A couple of weeks ago, we released the Ground Dogs and WOW...what a reaction.   We sold out in a few days.  However, we now have more and stock and ready to ship them out.

More details on the Ground Dogs

Member Benefits Section

Just a reminder about some of our Premium Club Member benefits.  As a Premium Club member, you are entitled to hundreds of member benefits, including discounts and special offers as you travel.  Our selection of Campsites & RV Related business is growing weekly.  Plus, you can find them all offline, when you have no internet connection.

FRC Classifieds – List for Free

With over 126,000 followers and 90,000 members, the FRC Classifieds is a great place to advertise your Camping gear for sale.  Reach those that want your items the most.  And, as a Premium Club Member, you can list for FREE.

Browse our Classifieds

See Your Site Here

We are looking for more Campsites & RV related business to add to our growing list.  We now have over 90,000 registered members and over 126,000 followers on Facebook, so if you are the owner of a Campsite or RV Related business and want to let our members know about your site, please feel free to contact us and find out how you can register your business on Free Range Camping for Free.

More Details

Events - What's On Around The Country

Temora RV Muster 2019

It’s on again, following its resounding success in 2017, the Muster is back for the second time. 
Featuring a week long list of activities and events especially for caravanners & motorhomers. 

The program includes camp fire dinners and breakfasts, art classes, a tour of fifth generation farmstead, 'Hazeldean', an ''exclusive tour"of the world famous Temora Aviation Museum, tours of Temora's other award winning and remarkable museums, market day, golf day and more.

Temora is a true RV Friendly town with loads of places to stay including Free Camps, Low Cost Camps & Caravan Parks.

For full details and event schedule, click on the link below.

23-30 April - Temora RV Muster, Temora NSW

Other Events

16 March -
Canberra Craft Beer and Cider Festival, Canberra ACT

16 March - Wynyard Agricultural Show, Wynyard, TAS

17 March - St. Patrick’s Day Festival, St Kilda, VIC

20-24 March - Perth Caravan and Camping Show, Perth, WA

23 March - Rewind in the Vines, Griffith, NSW

23 March - Festival of Colors, Wyndham Vale, VIC

Thanks to our FRC Business Partners

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