Collarenbri Primitive Campground, NSW

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Hi everyone, and welcome to Newsletter 20.  Hopefully you all had a great Easter and got to spend at least a few days camping.  We have another full Newsletter for you this month with a host of great stories, updates and new products including

  • FRC Updates & New Features
  • Places to See – Albany, WA
  • Travellers Stories – The String Family
  • Campsite of the Month – Camp at Old Bara
  • New Products in the FRC Shop
  • Last month’s winner
  • Premium Member Benefits
  • Our latest camping products and savings
  • Latest events for campers around the country


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.  You can still find the same campsites but it is much faster than the website.  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. 

Adding New Sites

Suggest Listings to Us

We are constantly looking for new camping sites to add to the FRC Directory, and appreciate it when you all help us out.  We have now made this a little easier with the addition of a new function in the app.  

After logging into the Free Online Maps or the Premium Members, Maps + Extras area, on the top of the Map page, you will now see a small icon that looks like the one in the image above.  By pressing on this icon, you can simply place a map marker on the site you wish to tell us about. 

The address will then be automatically entered, so you just need to tell us what type of campsite it is, any facilities at the location and send it in.  We will then fully research and verify the site for you and make it available for all to see.  

Speaking of new sites, and thanks to our support staff and many contributions, we have only this month added over 60 new sites in the Northern Territory.  These comprise of a mixture of Free Camps, Campgrounds and Caravan Parks, and we still have more to come.  You can find these new sites along with all the others in the Free Range Camping App. 

Albany and the Great Southern Coastline

A trip to the west would not be complete without checking out Albany. 

Albany is Western Australia’s oldest town and was settled before Perth and Freemantle.  It has a magnificent port and some of the most stunning beaches on the Great Southern Coastline.

It is the site of one of Australia’s last whaling stations and nowadays makes a great vantage point to view these magnificent creatures as they migrate.  There is plenty to see and do in the region which is diversified and rich in history.  There are also a wide range of camping options available. 

Find out more about Albany

Travellers Stories - The String Family

The String Family

This amazing family have managed to combine their love of music, with their love of travel.  They live full time on the road travelling around Australia in their caravan and performing to many travellers as they go. 

Their journey started in 2016 when they decided to busk their way around Australia.  Set up with their 23 foot Jayco Whitehawke which is towed by their trusty Toyota Landcruiser, they left their home in Illawarra with no set plans. 

They have currently stopped off for a while at the amazing Paronella Park in FNQ, where they will be performing on a nightly basis from now until November. 

We recently had a chat to Sarah to find out more about the families travels and their shows.  To find out more please read on…

Read more about the String Family

Campsite of the Month - Old Barra

Camp at Old Bara

This month we have a look at Camp at Old Bara located near Mudgee in NSW.  A unique 1100 acre cattle property offering spacious camping in the country. It is a family operated park that welcomes pets and offers a great variety of sites scattered all over the property.

Find out more about Old Bara

The Strucket

Strainer meet Bucket meet Campers

Following last month’s very popular giveaway, hundreds of Premium Members entered the drawer to win three Strucket’s.   They also came up with 101 different uses for the Strucket around the campsite. 

From doing the dishes, washing the car, and even as a small dog wash, the uses were endless.

We are now please to say we have the Strucket available for purchase in the Free Range Camping Shop. 

To find out more about the Strucket and how to get your set, click on the link below.

Tell me more about the Strucket

Last Month’s Winner

Congratulations to last month’s winner of the family of Strucket’s.  David Caddy from Crawley, WA who is going to use the Strucket mainly for fishing, but also keeping his drinks cold on the next camping trip.

For all those who missed out, we now have the Strucket available direct from the Free Range Camping Shop.

View the Strucket in the Shop

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 - Harbour View Caravan Park, Cowell, SA
Kui Parks - Harbour View Caravan Park, Cowell, SA

Situated on the picturesque Franklin Harbour, our family-run park has spectacular views of the harbour and surrounding area. The view of Cowell across the harbour at night is stunning with the small town’s twinkling lights reflecting on the water.

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Royal Hotel Gurley, Gurley NSW

Royal Hotel Gurley, Gurley NSW

The Royal Hotel Gurley and Free Camp is a family owned and operated pub located in the middle of the small town of Gurley in Northern NSW. This hotel is one of those old iconic hotels and the perfect spot to eat, drink and stay all in the one place. The Gurley Hotel is a must visit if you’re travelling between Narrabri and Moree.

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Moss Vale Show Ground, Moss Vale NSW

Moss Vale Showground, Moss Vale NSW

The Moss Vale Showground is located south to Araluen and is owned by the Members of the Moss Vale Show Society. The showground is the perfect place to base yourself to enjoy a charming rural escape in the beautiful Southern Highlands. 

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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.

Cairns Bulk Meats, Earlville, QLD

Cairns Bulk Meats, Earlville, QLD

The Edmonds family have operated Cairns Bulk Meats since 1958 and are well renown in the area as suppliers of high-quality bulk meats, poultry, and small goods, all at very affordable prices. 

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Bundamba Auto Electrics, Bundamba, QLD

Bundamba Auto Electrics, Bundamba, QLD

Bundamba Auto Electrics and Aircon offer over 65 years collective experience in the industry and are training a new generation of Auto Electricians that specialise in all aspects of auto electrics and vehicle air conditioners.

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Tomaree Automotive, Salamander Bay, NSW

Tomaree Automotive, Salamander Bay, NSW

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.

Off Road Spinifex Nomadix, Kalgoorlie, WA

Off Road Spinifex Nomadix, Kalgoorlie, WA

used only once, we are selling due to medical concerns, this van is built to last and comes with so many extras to numerous to mention

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Trailer Carcarrier Heavy Duty, Toowoomba, QLD

Trailer Carcarrier Heavy Duty, Toowoomba, QLD

2017 tandem wheel car carrier trailer registered to July 2019. Custom-built to be strong but light.

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Nissan Altima Ti Sedan, 2015, Brookfield, VIC

Nissan Altima Ti Sedan, 2015, Brookfield, VIC

Excellent - showroom condition. Kept garaged. Low kilometres. Serviced by Nissan as scheduled. It will come with a roadworthy certificate so you don't have to do the running around.

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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 127,000 followers and 100,000 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

Member Discounts


We now have well over 600 Campsites & RV Related Businesses where FRC Premium Club Members can save as they travel with hundreds of dollars’ worth of discounts and offers? 

Food, Groceries, Alcohol, Batteries, Tyres, Repairs and much more. Simply show your digital member card, built into the App to receive your Discount or Offer.

Find out more about Premium Membership

See Your Site Here

We are looking for more Campsites & RV related business to add to our growing list.  We now have over 100,000 registered members and over 127,000 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.

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Events - What's On Around The Country

12 May - Crookwell Potato Festival, Crookwell, NSW

12-20 May - Melbourne’s Good Beer Week, Melbourne VIC

19 May – Bass In the Grass Music Festival, Darwin, NT

24-26 May - Port Douglas Carnivale, Port Douglas, QLD

24-26 May - Hunter Valley Caravan, Camping, 4WD, Fish & Boat Show, Maitland, NSW

Thanks to our FRC Business Partners

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