Free Range Camping - eNews Edition 10

Welcome to Free Range Camping e-news

Hi everyone, it’s hard to believe a month has flown by since our last newsletter and we are well and truly into Spring.  With the weather warming up, it is traditionally a time where those that migrated north for the winter are thinking of heading south, but those more adventurous may choose to stay for the wet season.  Wherever you are or no matter your style of camping, we hope you are gearing up for your next camping or caravanning adventure. 

In this month’s edition we look at the following

  • How to access your FRC member card to receive discounts
  • Town in focus – Temora in the Riverina area of NSW
  • A light hearted look at how not to empty your toilet cassette
  • An update on Kui Parks and your chance to Win one of 3 Gift Vouchers
  • Campsite Cooking with the Ozwit team
  • Plus all the latest Campsites, Businesses, Classifieds and Events

How to use your FRC Digital Membership Card

We have had quite a few Premium Club Members asking about when their Membership Card will arrive.  The answer is, you already have it.  The member card is actually built into the App.

In an effort to avoid yet another plastic card, and for security reasons, we have provided a digital member card, which is time and date stamped, with provision to add your photo.

There are several ways to display your card on the screen, which you can then use at any participating Caravan Park, Campground or Business to claim your offer or discount.

To access your card, click on the Member icon at the bottom left of screen. This will bring up the Member Page with a list of the participating FRC Business Partners offering a discount within 200km of your current location.

Then just click on your Name or Member Number at the top of the screen to display the card.

For a full explanation about how to access and use your member card, click on the link below.


How to become a Premium Club Member

If you haven’t already joined us a Premium Club Member or wish to find out more, click on the link below to get a full rundown of all the benefits.

We are currently planning the latest upgrades and additions to the App so stay tuned for more.


Temora, NSW

Located in the Riverina area of NSW, north of Wagga Wagga, is the town of Temora.  Filled with a plethora of things to do as well as so many places to camp.  From Free Camps to fully serviced Caravan Parks, Temora is a diverse region to explore.  Known as an agricultural town, its fields of Canola highlight the area yellow.  It is steeped in history, and well known as an aviation centre, including a world class Aviation museum.  There are also several small villages to explore in the region including Ariah Park & Springdale. 

To find out more about Temora, Where to Stay and What to Do click on the link below. 


Kui Parks welcome FRC Premium Club Members

Kui parks have come a long way since their inception a few years back. Now with 80 quality caravan parks in the group, they are leading the way as the preferred choice of Caravan parks for many travellers.

We are proud of our association with Kui Parks and remind you that FRC Premium Members receive a Free 6 Month membership to Kui Parks to try them out and get 10% Off when staying with them.

Also, this month, Kui Parks are giving away $225 worth of Vouchers exclusively to our Premium Club Members. To find out more about Kui Parks and how to be in the running for a Gift Voucher, follow the link below.


First Time Motorhome Adventure

Ever wondered how to get an un-interrupted view of Uluru when there is a crowd?  Or how to NOT empty your caravan toilet cassette!

In this story we have a light hearted look at our time in the red centre a few years ago.  We decided to let the folks tag along for their first adventure in a motorhome.   And an adventure it was, with dad scaring tourists away with his pink umbrella, interrupting the tour guide and showing us how to not empty a caravan toilet cassette.

Warning:  This story does contain toilet humour.


Camp Oven Cooking with OzWit

Everyone loves a great Camp Oven meal, but there is a knack to it, and this month, we caught up with the Ozwit team who have mastered the art of Camp Oven cooking.

Leanne from Ozwit says that her ‘Honey Roasted Lamb Shanks’ are an all-time favourite and has shared the recipe with us.  You can check out the full recipe via the link below, and find out more about their full range of recipes and cookbooks.


NAS - Complete Satelitte TV systems for Caravans & Motorhomes

For those on the road fulltime, or for those times when you just can’t miss the latest sporting events, apart from your TV, you will need GOOD reception.  But, travelling around our beautiful country this is not always guaranteed.  Unless of course, you have a Satellite TV set up.  Thanks to the VAST network, and provided you have the correct equipment, you can access Free-to-Air TV wherever you are in Australia.

But with so many different Satellite systems to choose from, you may be wondering which is best for you.   We did some research on this ourselves last year, and got Keith, our resident tech guru and FRC Ambassador to check out a few systems.

Read on below to find out more and see Keith’s videos on how he set up his affordable system.


NEW Campsite Listings

We are constantly adding new listings to the Directory.  Listings will appear in various categories.  Free Camps (FC), Campgrounds (CG), Caravan Parks (CP), House Sitting (HS) & Help Outs (HO)  

Some sites will offer discounts to Club Members.  To take advantage of the discounts or offers you must be a Premium Member.  Participating sites are clearly marked with the Club Offer Banner.  Further details are in each listing.


Rocky Point Retreat, QLD - CG


Port Stephens Treescape, NSW - CP


Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park, VIC - CP


Kui Parks - Kingston On Murray, SA - CP


Gayndah Heritage Railway Campsite, QLD - FC


Cooktown, QLD - HS


NEW - FRC Business Partners

With the launch of the FRC Club, we have teamed up with many independent FRC Business Partners to bring our Premium Members discounts and offers on items that you will use while travelling.  Below are some of our recent partners.

To take advantage of the discounts or offers you must be a Premium Member.  Participating businesses are clearly marked with the Club Offer Banner.  Details of the discount or offer are in the each listing.


Mavis's Kitchen & Cabins
Murwillumbah, NSW


IGA Mooloolah, QLD


Babinda Meat Mart, Babinda, QLD


Macleans Outdoors, Maclean NSW


Auto Battery Online


Westcoast Trailer & Caravan Services, Padbury, WA


NEW Classifieds

Another new benefit for the FRC Club is the launch of our own Classifieds. A section where Premium Members can list any camping & caravan related items for Free.  Below are some of the latest items for sale in the Classifieds.  


20' Pop Top Annex - $1,995 ono - Brisbane, Qld


Orion Starline - $37,750 ono


A Frame Bike Rack - $149 - Rowville


FRC Shop

GOOD NEWS!  Due to popular demand, we have now sourced a new range of Camping & Caravan Mats.  The mats are ideal for boggy wet ground when camping.  They are available in the FRC Shop and now with special pricing for FRC Premium Club Members. 

FRC Shop


Lots starting to happen at this time of year. 

13-15 October - Sydney 4WD and Adventure Show, Sydney, NSW

13-15 October - 2017 Sunshine Coast Home Show Plus Caravan, Camping and Boating Expo, Sunshine Coast, QLD

14 October - Ashford Salami Festival, Ashford Showground, NSW

14 October - Opera in the Vineyards, Roche Estate, Hunter Valley NSW

15 October - The Meadows Country Fair, Meadows, Adelaide Hills SA

21 October - Batlow Apple Blossom Festival, Batlow NSW

20-22 October - Blackhall Heartland Festival, Blackhall QLD

20-22 October - Toowoomba Spring Home Show and Camping and Leisure Expo, Toowoomba QLD

20-22 October - Adelaide 4WD and Adventure Show, Adelaide, SA

20-29 October - Sydney Craft Beer Week, Sydney, NSW

If you know of any upcoming events in your area, please let us know so we can add them to next months Newsletter.   [email protected]


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