After a long days drive from Winton, through Boulia and a few hundred kilometers along the plenty highway we found a stop for the night. To find places to stop we were using the camps Australia book. It is revised every year or so and contains all the free, paid and licensed campgrounds throughout Australia, with really good maps. It includes a list of symbols outlining what facilities are available at each site such as, water, toilet, shower, fees, mobile reception etc. The more expensive larger version of the book contains pictures of the campgrounds (although the photographs aren’t that great and I don’t think that it is worth the extra money for the larger book). There is now an app available but when I’m looking at a map I prefer to keep it old school.
We stopped at the Arthur River free camp. This is a really beautiful spot. There was no water in the river & no toilets but there is a stock watering hole nearby (not drinkable), which was full of galahs, white, and black cockatoos. You can camp anywhere by the river & relax and admire the changing landscape with the setting sun. Just make sure you have your own water, and when we were there the flies were crazy, so bring some fly face nets.
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