Belanglo State Forest Camping At Dalys Clearing
We drove down to Dalys Clearing in Belanglo State Forest to have a look at the free camp site. We are thinking of going camping there over the Australia Day long weekend next year.
Dalys Clearing is only about 60 kilometres from southwest Sydney, about 40 minutes driving time. It is only about 5 kilometres off the Hume Highway. It’s absolutely perfect for a quick weekend getaway . If you are in Sydney it’s about 135 kilometres, 1 hour and 35 minutes driving time.
The campground if free, as are all state forests in NSW. Dogs are allowed. There is a long drop toilet but otherwise there are no facilities. Fires are allowed but only at certain times of the year.
In Belanglo State Forest there are many 4wd tracks and there are plenty of places to go for a bushwalk. If you can find it there is also a monument to the backpacker murders.
About Belanglo State Forest Camping
Just five kilometres west of the Hume Highway, an old cottage once stood in Daley’s Clearing. The site is a good level camp spot surrounded by exotic pines and a great place for a picnic year round. From the Hume Highway, turn west into Bunnygalore Road and follow the signs to Daley’s Clearing.
Belanglo State Forest is predominately a pine plantation with some areas of native forest around the edges. Just over an hour from Sydney, it is a popular recreation spot. Forests in this area are a mixture of pine plantations and native forests. The first radiata pines were planted in this area in Belanglo State Forest in 1919. Today there are around 3,500 hectares of commercial pine plantations in the southern highlands with timber being processed at a local mill.