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2022 Winners

of the Best

Charlotte Plains

Outback Magic

Near Cunnamulla

Outback Queensland

More information below.

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Hall of Fame

2019 - 2020 - 2021

Best Grey Nomad

Council Free-Stay

Kimba Recreation Reserve

Location: Smack bang half way across Australia, in Kimba on SA's Eyre Highway.

Judges tip: Take the time to do the short three-kilometre walk to White's Knob and spend a night to watch the silo art begin to glow under lights.

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Hall of Fame

2020 - 2021 - 2022

Best Grey Nomad

Farm or Station Stay

Charlotte Plains Outback Magic

Location: 50 kilomtres east of Cunnamulla, OUTBACK QUEENSLAND

Judges tip: Stay for at least two days so you can experience the half-day historic property tour and soak in an artesian bath upon your return to the campground.

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Best Grey Nomad

Community Campsite

Booleroo Centre RV Park


Location: The heart of Booleroo Centre, a rural town in SA's SOUTHERN FLINDERS RANGES.

Judges tip: Head next door to the Booleroo Steam and Traction Museum to SA's largest collection of vintage tractors and take some extra time to explore nearby Mount Remarkable, one of the state's most stunning natural landmarks.

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Best Grey Nomad

Freedom Stay

Dumaresq River Campground


Location: Just one kilometre south of the town of Texas on the QLD side of the  border with NSW in the GOONDIWINDI REGION.

Judges tip: Plan on spending a few days at this free freedom camp to relax, fish in the river, explore the region, check out the water tank mega mural and enjoy Australia's only Rabbit Works Museum.

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Best Grey Nomad Trail

Mungindi Sculpture Trail


Location: Along the picturesque Barwon River in the border town of Mungindi , starting in QLD's ST GEORGE REGION.

Judges tip: Make a morning or afternoon of exploring this two and half kilometre trail of extraordinary memorial artworks by Nicko McMillan, a local Mungindi man who loved his town, its natural beauty and his art before his premature passing.

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Best Grey Nomad Tour

Charlotte Plains Historic Property Tour


Location: On Charlotte Plains, a cattle and sheep station half the size of Singapore 50 kilometres east of Cunnamulla in OUTBACK QUEENSLAND

Judges tip: Book in for the tour when booking your station stay or before reaching Charlotte Plains as these are extremely popular in peak periods - and with good reason!

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Best Grey Nomad

Festival or Event

Outback Queensland Masters


Location: Six towns in OUTBACK QUEENSLAND. Each year those towns change and in 2022 they were Roma, Tambo, Barcaldine, Winton, Mount Isa, and Birdsville.

Judges tip: The 2022 OQM was a sell out event held over six weekends, so get in early for 2023 to avoid disappointment. You'll play in St George Cunnamulla, Quilpie, Richmond, Karumba and finally Mount Isa where you could win $1 million! 

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Best Grey Nomad

Historic Attraction

Paronella Park


Location: At Mena Creek, only minutes from Innisfail, in TROPICAL NORTH QUEENSLAND.

Judges tip: Book early and enquire at the time about availability of a free overnight RV site included in the ticket price and then enjoy the spectacular nightly light and sound show.

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Best Grey Nomad


Paronella Park


Location: Within 40 minutes from Mission Beach or Tully, and only half that from Innisfail, in TROPICAL NORTH QUEENSLAND.

Judges tip: With dog sitting and an onsite cafe, don't just go it alone. Join a tour first to learn about José Paronella's dream then spend time exploring the parts of the expansive gardens that appealed most.

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Best Grey Nomad

Small Caravan Park

Valley View Caravan Park


Location: Just over half an hour from Wangaratta in the town of Whitfield, in VICTORIA'S HIGH COUNTRY.

Judges tip: Go! Enjoy this pretty region and make Valley View Caravan park the base for your alpine adventures.

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Best Grey Nomad

Large Caravan Park

Queens Beach Tourist Village Bowen


Location: A short stroll to the soft white sand of Bowen's Queens Beach in the WHITSUNDAYS region.

Judges tip: Lounge in the luxury of extra space at one of the Premium Sites at this multi-award winning caravan park.

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Hall of Fame

2020 - 2021 - 2022

Best Grey Nomad

Pub Stay

The Wellshot Hotel Ilfracombe


Location: Ilfracombe, just a 20-minute drive east along the Matilda Highway from Longreach in OUTBACK QUEENSLAND.

Judges tip: Get in early as spots at this boutique RV stay are snatched up super fast. Then spend a couple of hours exploring the amazing Machine Mile directly opposite the hotel before relaxing in the beergarden.

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