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EPIC CAMPING: STAYING CHEAPLY IN CANBERRA

Located at Exhibition Park in Canberra, this Campground is a cheap, good option for visiting Canberra.
Set on 70 hectares, it is only a short 8min easy drive into the city centre. Public transport is available, and Farmer’s markets are held here every Saturday morning.

We stayed here in our Caravan as it was cheaper than anywhere else we had found in Canberra.
They have Powered and Unpowered sites, a big Amenities block which includes Showers, Toilets, Washing Machines & Dryer. The showers were not high on pressure, this may not be normal, I don’t know, but Canberra was in drought in 2009.
There are heaps of sites, some are under trees, others in the open, and you can choose your own site. Some have tables with benches beside them.
The area was quiet, even though located near the Bathurst Pacing track, which did hold a meeting while we were here.

On arrival, go to the office located off Flemington road, and pay for your site. The Office is located on the corner as you drive in. They will give you a sticker to put on your tent or Van, so they can see who has paid and who hasn’t. They do come around and check.

UPDATE
Since I wrote this tip, prices have risen $10 in 3years.
Now, in 2013 A Powered site is $30 night for 2 people Van Under 7.5m 24ft
Powered Site (Over 7.5m 24ft): $35 per night
Unpowered $25 night for 2 people……extra people are $5 night.

When revisiting Canberra, we will be staying here again, I only wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Camping
  • Written November 17, 2009
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  • vpas profile photo vpas
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Kambah Inn: low end stay

I did not stay here.However,I would recommend this to someone who is looking for cheap accomodation in the Kambah area.The rooms are basic and dont have much ventilation,however they are clean and comfortable.there is a refrigerator, kettle,t.v. and toilet in the rooms.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel
  • Written December 7, 2008

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  • vpas profile photo vpas
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Edwil house: Cosy home atmosphere in a suburb of Canberra

Edwil house has a lovely homely atmosphere.The warmth of the people running this place truly reflects in this bed and breakfast place.Most of the rooms have a refrigerator,tea kettle and T.V..They are generous with the food and are happy to share information regarding the area.They also offer a pick up and drop if you request.On the whole it was a very pleasant stay for me.

Located near the bush lands where one could go walking,trekking,looking for kangaroos.It has a pool,real fire place,Billiards table,has some indoor games for kids,great hosts!,calm atmosphere,very clean,comfortable and homely rooms.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Written July 23, 2008

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Comfort Inn Airport: Out by the Airport - Comfort Inn

Typically when someone says, "you are staying out by the airport", their basic statement means that you are crazy for staying far away from a city or town. In the case of Canberra however, this is not the case. Canberra Airport is only 9km from the city center, so a budget hotel option out by the airport can be a very good choice for a relaxing trip.

The Comfort Inn Airport was a little nicer than most Comfort Inns I had been to in the past. It had a nice courtyard and pool area, along with some very well sized rooms that over looked the courtyard. The bed was comfortable, and slept two just fine, and the price was right for the trip. We paid about $100 AUD a night for the accommodations, which was well below the average in downtown. Luckily, we did have a car, and parking was free.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Road Trip, Budget Travel
  • Written March 8, 2008
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Best Western Motel Monaro: Handy if you're hungry

This is your basic 3 star motel. The people that run both it and the hostel next door are very helpful and friendly and the units are average.
The mini bar is well stocked and the units are clean, if not spacious. There's a dated look about the exterior but, rather obviously, that's no where you're staying. Good off street car parking and the usual breakfasts are available.
I find it convenient for the western shore attractions, such as Parliament House, Art Gallery etc., as they are all just up the road apiece.

Though it doesn't have its own restaurant, this is not a disadvantage here as, right behind the motel and a very short walk across the carpark, there are heaps of restaurants to choose from, most of very good quality.
There's a locked gate and fence you have to go through to get there but your room key fits the lock so it's not a problem and gives the motel carpark some security.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Business Travel, Museum Visits, Architecture
  • Written September 11, 2005

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Best Western Motel Monaro: Basic budget accommodation, very handy

This is just a basic motel room, but close to a lot of amenities such as the Kingston shops (through a gate at the rear of the motel), Manuka, and not far from Parialment house. If you don't need to spend much time in your room, this is fine.

Nothing to write a glowing report about.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written May 26, 2004

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Mates....

This ones for you Pete and Julie, Johns cousins who didnt know 3 of us but in that good old Aussie hospitality, gave us a bed for 2 nights and also cooked us a great barbie!
Also to you Kirst who took me out on the ***!

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Budget Travel
  • Written September 3, 2003

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Blue Marlin Resort & Motor Inn: Accommodation on the Sapphire Coast

Blue Marlin Resort & Motor Inn, EDEN, NSW. My dearest friend used to own this motel so while she was living in Eden and this is where I stayed. Right on the main road just before the township if travelling from Canberra/Sydney.

I don’t know what the ownership is like now but there is a large heated indoor pool and spa, billiard room and table tennis. There are plenty of motels both in Eden and surrounding areas of Merimbula and Pambula - right on the Sapphire Coast.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written September 12, 2002
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At my best friend's home in...


At my best friend's home in Amaroo, a suburb in
Gungahlin in North Canberra. Canberra is so widespread; it's a fact that when Griffin designed Canberra he did not have the foresight that Canberra would grow. The outcome of this is that you now have satellite townships in the outskirts of Canberra proper, with most people living away from the city centre. This meant also that you don't find high apartments but most of the time nice low built houses, however this is changing because in the city centre now there are growing numbers of apartments being built. The picture you see here is taken at my friend's home around Christmas time. That moment we had also a visit of a older Papua New Guinea woman, she is also a poet and some of her works or written in Yoko Ono's book about John Lennon 'Imagine Strawberry
Fields'.


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  • Written September 12, 2002
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The Forrest Inn: The Forrest Inn

The Forrest Inn is the only one that I can recommend, although there are many other good hotels/motels in Canberra.
Most are quite expensive, in my opinion, all start at around $85AUD and up.
It has been a long time since I was in Canberra, so this information may not be up to date.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Road Trip, Family Travel, Budget Travel
  • Written August 25, 2002
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  • Rozita profile photo Rozita
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We stayed at Canberra Motor...

We stayed at Canberra Motor Camping, just outside Canberra city, and it was OK. We lived in a tent, but they had heeps of cabins for rent. The weather was awful when we were there, but our tent stood against the massive amounts of rainfall, lightening and thunder, and we woke up to sunshine!! For phone number to the camping, look up in your Lonely Planet guide of Australia, or send me a e-mail, and I'll look it up for you!

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  • Written August 24, 2002

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