THE new ninth edition of Camps Australia Wide, regarded by many
as the budget campers' bible, will be available from February 15.
Published by avid travellers Philip and Cathryn Fennell, the book is a
comprehensive and authenticated guide to over 4000 free and low cost
camping sites, including unique outback and remote ones throughout
"Once again we have notched up a great number of kilometres checking,
verifying and visiting existing and new sites and adding new photos," the
"Those that we found closed or not suitable have been removed.
"The result of this zigzagging around and across Australia is that there
are now over 4000 sites listed in this new edition, the majority of which
are overnight stops and camping areas.
"Also included are low-cost caravan parks, national and state parks and
Its maps have been customised as much as possible to make them easier to
read, with campsites overlaid on each one.
There is a state-by-state index at the front of the campsite listings.
Simple descriptive icons and symbols show facilities such as toilets,
maximum rigs and stay allowed, dump points, whether pets are allowed,
fees, mobile phone coverage and site access details.
"Being able to plan a trip with stopovers that are free or low cost,
knowing if pets are welcome and seeing available facilities at a glance
has proven to be a hit with travellers across Australia," the Fennells
A free user-friendly searchable update service is provided on the
"Changes will occur, especially over time after the book's release, so it's
important to check regularly for updates," the authors added.