News: top outback spots, nominated by you

Winners of the <i>The Australian RV and Caravanner's Guide</i> announced.

News: top outback spots, nominated by you
News: top outback spots, nominated by you

In the June 2009 edition of CW, we invited you to describe your favourite outback location for the chance to win one of five copies of Aussie Outback Publishing's, The Australian RV and Caravanner's Guide by CW columnist Lloyd Junor.

The book is aimed at people who own or want to buy a new or used caravan, camper trailer or motorhome. It tells you what to look for when choosing a caravan or tow vehicle, and suggests options such as fifth wheelers and slide-on units for utes. We were inundated with inspiring entries.

Why not whet your appetite for the Australia's back blocks below?

"Cape Range NP (WA), where the camp grounds aren’t crowded, the water pristine, marine life spectacularly colourful, and the reef accessible with a toy snorkel, mask and glide from the beach," says Nicola Townsend.

Gary Shears of Birkdale, Qld, thinks his favourite place is Birdsville – "one day I will make it. Have tried twice – flooded in, in Windorah once and broken axle in Quilpie the next. Maybe it will be third time lucky."

"We visited Winton
(Qld) and Longreach in 2003 for a stay of four days and ended up staying for four weeks. What a great area with heaps to do and see!" says Greg Brown of Regents Park, Qld.

"My favourite outback destination is Glenmorgan Qld. Camping on the banks of the Condamine with fishing line and a hot cup of tea on a cool autumn morning," says Phyllis Clarke, of Burpengary, Qld.

"Stonehenge in Qld. The campsite with its hot solar showers is a treat! Locals are very friendly, and best of all the donation for staying goes to the RFDS," says Mary Wigan.

  • Congratulations to all of our prize winners and thank you to everyone who participated.