pre-booking campsites

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We are picking up motorhome in Sydney for a week in middle of November. We plan on traveling down the coast then across to Canberra/Blue Mts and back to Sydney. Is it advisable to pre-book campsites for motor homes before starting trip? We are a group of Yanks (sorry about that) and do not know the best way to go about it. Any advice would be welcome.
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Reply By: Member - Alan H (QLD) - Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 at 08:39

Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 at 08:39
At that time of year you should be able to just front up at a park and get a spot. Be warned Canberra can be getting very hot by then. The Blue Mountains should be great at that time of year.

Enjoy your taste of Aussie

Alan
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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 at 08:44

Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 at 08:44
Agree with Alan
You will find suitable spots without too much issue and it is always better to have loose plans and make it up as you go

Enjoy
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 at 12:19

Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 at 12:19
We don't get really hot in Canberra until late December onwards. But it can be windy and spreading pollen all over you. So hay fever may be a problem.

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Reply By: Gronk - Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 at 09:21

Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 at 09:21
Mate, are you looking to stay at campsites or caravan parks ? Or both ?

If you have no idea where you might want to stay, ask here and I'm sure some will point you in the right direction....

Seeing as you are going to Canberra and the Blue Mts, you must have a reason to do so, but again, if you need or want to know the best places to see, just ask..
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Follow Up By: Gary B17 - Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 at 10:01

Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 at 10:01
We have a friend in Canberra who we wish to visit. We are waiting for a campsite guide from ExploreOz. Appreciate the quick feedbacks. We would obviously like to see as much as we can but only have one week, so trying to be realistic with the schedule. As you suggest, we can make it up as we go along. Thanks 'mates'.
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Follow Up By: Gary B17 - Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 at 10:03

Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 at 10:03
We will be looking for serviced hook-ups as we will be traveling in a motorhome.
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Follow Up By: richard - Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 at 10:48

Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 at 10:48
Hi
Install a copy of Wikicamps on your Iphone or like device. It has most camping/caravan parks on with comments, ratings and contact details.

As said you should be OK at that time of the year. If it was me I would just take the chance and roll up. If you are concened just ring up on the day as you travel there.

Rich
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Follow Up By: Gary B17 - Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 at 11:24

Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 at 11:24
Gronk- What would be the best places to see in that area? You seem to suggest we may be missing out on hitting the 'hot spots'. We are in the early stages of planning the motor home trip. We are committed to visiting Canberra, but pretty flexible what we do within the week we will be traveling.
Gary
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Follow Up By: Gronk - Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 at 20:44

Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 at 20:44
I'm not sure what "hotspots" you have in mind, but heading south from Sydney, Kiama. Ulladulla and Lake Tabourie are nice spots near the ocean....you'll be wanting to turn inland at Batemans Bay to head to Canberra, which you are all sorted with your friends......but if the drive to the Blue Mts is too long, you can break it up with a stay at Moss Vale, Bowral or Mittagong....but of course if you are going to the Blue Mts, you must see the 3 sisters, and if you can fit it in, Govetts Leap, scenic railway, skyway...

I haven't stayed at Katoomba area,but Katoomba Falls caravan park seems OK ..
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Follow Up By: Michael H9 - Sunday, Jun 21, 2015 at 06:37

Sunday, Jun 21, 2015 at 06:37
Bendeela Campground in Kangaroo Valley is free and is good for wildlife, never seen so many wombats. Go in from Berry and exit via the lookout at Cambewarra (nice view). Wiki camps is gold. Have a nice trip.
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Follow Up By: Gary B17 - Monday, Jun 22, 2015 at 04:54

Monday, Jun 22, 2015 at 04:54
Nothing to do with camping...just watched the Aussie girls beat Brazil 1-0. Great Stuff!
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