backcountry camping around australia

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Hi there,
me again... i hope i'm not a pain in the neck asking again and again...

Can't find information about backcountry camping (where's allowed and where not).

Do you know a site where i can find these informations for australia ?

Is there a generally regulation ?


thx.

cheers

Heiner (21 days till start of "project dreamtime 2010"
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Reply By: Blaze (Berri) - Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 01:29

Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 01:29
Hi Heiner,

Get hold of a copy of Camps Australia Wide volume 5. Great book, It will at least give you an idea. Of course you will find literly thousands of more sites that aren't listed whilst travelling, and word of mouth from travellers coming from where you are heading usually seems the best.

Have a look at Book

Enjoy



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Follow Up By: Member - Heiner B (INT) - Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 19:23

Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 19:23
Hi Berri,

i already own a copy of Camps Australia Wide Vol 5, but haven't read it.
So i know what to do first when i arrive in OZ :) :) :)

thx.

cheers
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Reply By: Crackles - Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 09:29

Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 09:29
Free camping in Australia is very common but can vary in each state.
Basically in most National Parks & Reserves you must camp in the designated areas. These are signposted and are listed on maps & in guide books, often set out with pine post barriers. Side of road camping there are many parking areas or creek side reserves. One needs to be careful that you camp on crown land & not on private property as often the area is a bit grey if there are no fences. In general camp where everyone else does. Often areas are sign posted 'No Camping' due to past problems with rubbish & human waste. Most councils don't allow camping within town boundries as you should use caravan parks there instead. Head out of town for 5km & you should be right.
As suggested grab a copy of the free camping book & along the way chat to other travellers who will soon let you know the best places to go.
Cheers Craig..................
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Follow Up By: Member - Heiner B (INT) - Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 19:33

Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 19:33
Hi Craig,

good information (will be saved and translated to german :) )

thx.

cheers
Heiner

btw.: whats the "free camping book" ?
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Follow Up By: Member - Heiner B (INT) - Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 20:34

Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 20:34
lol, my mistake, understanding "free camping book" wrong :)
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Reply By: Steve63 - Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 17:02

Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 17:02
There is a lot of free camping about. Just don't expect much near towns. There is a free camping book which is good. The information centres will often know about camping areas.

Be aware that a lot of private property is unfenced.Camp in areas that have been used before to minimise impact to the environment. Keep well clear of stock and stock watering areas.

The Hema maps often mark areas where camping is allowed and some areas where it is not.

National Parks and Conservation Parks are often not free though fees are often low (a few dollars). Sometimes camping fees are included in the entry pass (ie Desert Parks Pass). Some parks are free. There are usuall signs at the entrance.

You usually can't camp on Native Title land without a permit if at all.

A Public Access Route (PAR) does not imply that camping is permitted.

You can usually camp on Crown land and some rivers.

There are not always signs everywhere. The population density is very low in some areas and the wildlfe can't read so there is often much point. This goes for warning signs as well. For example absence of croc warning signs does not mean no croc's.

Steve
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Follow Up By: Member - Heiner B (INT) - Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 19:56

Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 19:56
Hi Steve,

ah, i see, i need the "free camping book" but where to get ???

your informations are useful :)

thx.

cheers
Heiner
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Follow Up By: Member - Heiner B (INT) - Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 20:33

Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 20:33
lol, my mistake, understanding "free camping book" wrong :)
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Follow Up By: Steve63 - Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 at 09:23

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 at 09:23
It is a map book using the Hema maps that identifies the location of free camping spots and what facilities are there. You can get it at most book shops, Auto Association shops and many 4wd shops in Australia.

Steve
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Follow Up By: Member - Heiner B (INT) - Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 at 20:15

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010 at 20:15
Ah, i see.
So i will get it if i'm in OZ.

thx.
cheers

Heiner
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