The Ultimate Guide To State Forest Camping In NSW Australia

The Ultimate Guide To State Forest Camping In NSW Australia

The Ultimate Guide To State Forest Camping In NSW Australia

Hey there! Want to know all about state forest camping in New South Wales (NSW) State forests? Well you’re in luck because this guide has got you covered from top to bottom! We’re talking about where to camp, what facilities you’ll find, how much it’ll cost you (spoiler alert: free!) and all the rules to follow for a fun and safe time.

  • Facilities
    First off let’s chat about what you can expect in terms of camping facilities. Picture this: loads of camping spots nestled in State forests, some with spots for tents or caravans, fire pits for roasting marshmallows, and toilets for when nature calls. Oh, and did I mention the picnic areas with tables and BBQs? Yeah a lot of the sites have them too! Just remember to use the existing fire pits because that’s the way to go.
  • Cost
    Now let’s talk cost. How much is this gonna set you back? Well, guess what? Camping in NSW State forests won’t cost you a cent! That’s right it’s absolutely free! Gotta love that.
  • Rules
    But hold up as always there are some rules you have to follow. You can’t reserve or book camping spots and you can only stay for up to four weeks at a time. Keep an eye out for signs at campsites because sometimes they’ll have shorter stay limits. And always listen to the forest officers – they know what’s up.
  • Camp Fires
    Now about campfires. Most places won’t have firewood so it’s best to bring your own or a gas BBQ. And remember there are fire regulations to watch out for, especially during Total Fire Bans. If you see a bushfire dial triple zero (000) immediately. During summer, there might be Solid Fuel Fire Bans in effect, meaning no campfires or charcoal BBQs allowed. So pack those gas appliances and plan accordingly. And hey, always check for closures and notices before you head out on your trip.
  • Safety
    Before you hit the road, make sure you’ve checked out all the important safety info. And if you’re planning on having a fire, double-check for any total fire bans in the area. And hey, don’t forget to reach out for the latest information on where you’re headed.
  • Camping Spots
    Now, let’s talk camping spots. You can camp in pretty much all State forests except for Cumberland and Strickland State forests. But here’s the scoop: camping usually ain’t allowed in picnic areas, ‘cept for rest areas along major highways passing through State forests. Got it?
  • What Can You Do In NSW State Forests?
    Phew, that’s a lot of camping talk! But wait, there’s more! We’re talkin’ four-wheel driving, trail bike riding, hiking, bushwalking, mountain biking, fossicking, rock climbing – you name it, NSW State forests got it! Just make sure you’re playing by the rules, staying safe, and respecting the environment.
  • Dogs
    Oh, and if you’re bringing along your furry friend, no worries! NSW State forests are dog-friendly, so your furbaby (I hate the term furbaby but apparently I’m on my own there) can tag along for the adventure. Just remember to keep ’em on a leash, clean up after ’em, and be respectful of other campers.

So there you have it, friends and neighbours! A rundown of all the camping and outdoor fun you can have in NSW State forests. Now go on, grab your gear, grab your beer and get ready for an epic adventure in the great outdoors!

Random Campsite In Wingello State Forest

Random Campsite In Wingello State Forest

List Of State Forest Camping Sites In NSW

1. Bago State Forest

Includes: Paddy’s River Dam – Blowering Dam Foreshore (currently closed) – Hume and Hovell Walking track – Pilot Hill Arboretum – Paling Yards

Camping, picnicking and bushwalking are permitted in Bago State Forest. Dogs are welcome on a lead and horse riding is allowed on formed roads and fire trails. Four-wheel driving and trail bike riding are permitted but only on formed roads. Driving off-road and unauthorised track construction is not permitted. Access to the site is via 4WD in dry conditions only. Take all rubbish with you and leave no trace.

There are no toilet facilities at this site. If you do not have your own toilet, camp at one of the nearby sites that have toilet facilities. When planning your visit, make sure you know what fire ratings and bans apply. In summer periods, Forestry Corporation may declare a Solid Fuel Fire Ban, meaning no wood or charcoal fires can be lit at any time. When lighting a campfire, make sure you stick to the following rules: In picnic and camping areas, only light fires in existing fire places. No fires are permitted within pine plantation areas. Only use fallen wood to light your fire never attempt to cut standing timber, whether alive or dead. Before lighting a fire, make sure the surrounding area is clear of leaves and flammable material and always keep plenty ofwater handy in case of a stray spark. Never leave your fire unattended and fully extinguish your fire with water before leaving.

Type: State Forest Free Camping
Location: Foreshore Rd, Blowering, New South Wales
GPS: -35.540476°, 148.260035°
Pet Friendly: Yes

Yadboro State Forest Old Trestle Bridge

Yadboro State Forest Old Trestle Bridge

2. Barrington Tops State Forest (Manning River)

Includes: Manning River – Cobark Lookout

Access to Barrington Tops State Forest is via Gloucester or Scone. The Manning River runs through the forest. On the banks of the Manning River, this stunning camping and picnic area is popular with four-wheel-drive enthusiasts and freshwater fisherman. It’s nestled in cool highland forests and is perfect for a peaceful mountain getaway.

The Manning River camping and picnic areas were upgraded in 2017, with the new site now located next to Henry’s Bridge on Pheasants Creek Road. To help protect catchment/stream health, please take all rubbish with you when you leave.

Type: State Forest Free Camping
Location: Pheasant Creek Rd, Barrington Tops NSW 2422
GPS: -31.88120234794992, 151.51210752467628
Pet Friendly: Yes

3. Belanglo State Forest (Dalys Clearing)

Includes: Dalys Clearing

This free campground offers toilets. It is dog friendly. It is accessible to motorbikes, RVs, camper trailers, caravans and big rigs. Camping in tents is allowed.

Type: State Forest Free Camping
Location: Dalys Rd, Belanglo State Forest, New South Wales
GPS: -34.527643°, 150.241341°
Web: https://www.forestrycorporation.com.au/visit/forests/belanglo
Pet Friendly: Yes

4. Bodalla State Forest (Bodalla Forest Rest Area)

Includes: Bodalla Forest Rest Area – Kianga Rainforest Walk – Wagonga Scenic Drive

Bodalla Forest Rest Area is located in Bodalla State Forest, just off the Princes Highway. This free campground offers toilets, picnic tables, drinking water and a book exchange. It is dog friendly. It is accessible to RVs, camper trailers, caravans and big rigs. Camping in tents is allowed. The shaded area is nestled under tall spotted gums, with a easy walking trail around Mummaga Lake from which you may spot a variety or native animals and birds.

Type: State Forest Free Camping
Location: Bodalla Park Rd, Bodalla, New South Wales
GPS: -36.151320°, 150.095116°-36.151320°, 150.095116°
Phone: 1300 655 687
Web: https://www.forestrycorporation.com.au/visit/forests/bodalla
Email: [email protected]
Pet Friendly: Yes

Yadboro State Forest Camping

Yadboro State Forest Camping

5. Bondi State Forest (Bondi Forest Lodge)

Includes: Bondi Forest Lodge

Type: State Forest Free Camping
Location: Unnamed Road, Rockton NSW 2632
GPS: -37.18646690375689, 149.29029090616655
Pet Friendly: Yes

6. Boonoo State Forest

Includes: Basket Swamp visitor area – Basket Swamp Falls

Campground accessed via Basket Swamp National Park but is located in Boonoo State Forest. This free campground offers one long drop toilet. Dogs are permitted as campground is in State Forest (just be sure not to walk your dog in the National Park section).

  • 4WD is required to access this site.
  • It is accessible to camper trailers and off road caravans.
  • Camping in tents is allowed.
  • Road is dirt and maybe slippery when wet as area is swampy.
  • Road is narrow so beware if oncoming vehicles, particularly if towing.
  • No rubbish bins and no phone signal.

Type: State Forest Free Camping
Location: Boonoo State Forest, New South Wales
GPS: -28.910180°, 152.153782°
Phone: (02) 6736 4298
Pet Friendly: Yes

7. Bulahdelah State Forest

Bulahdelah Mountain is a legislated Aboriginal Place in recognition of the cultural, spiritual and historical significance of the area to the Worimi People. Worimi People are the traditional custodians of this country. Please respect Country and enjoy this beautiful place. Read more about the significance of Bulahdelah Mountain to the Worimi People.

The mountain landscape is unique, with towering Blackbutt, spectacular Grass Trees and contrasting alunite geological features. The walking tracks start at the base of the mountain.

  • Boolah-Dillah Track: 2.2km return takes you to the Worimi Cultural Area.
  • Mountain Track (1.7km return): starts from the Worimi Cultural Area and takes you to Mountain lookout.
  • Ted Baker Track (840m return): starts along the Boolah-Dillah Track.
  • Download the site map.
  • Caution – Lookouts are natural rock cliffs with no barriers or viewing platforms. Please take caution when walking with young children or anyone who might need assistance.
  • Caution – The mountain contains old mine sites, so please keep to formed walking tracks and avoid tunnels or loose edges.

The mountain was mined for its alunite. You can observe some of the old mining boilers, tram tracks, mullock heaps along the walks. To learn more, visit Bulahdelah Mountain Park, which is located at the base of the mountain. Toilets are also located there.

Type: State Forest Free Camping
Location: Pacific Hwy, Bulahdelah NSW 2423
GPS: -32.40791009139656, 152.22272522111493
Pet Friendly: Yes

Yadboro Flat Camping

Yadboro Flat Camping

8. Campbells Island State Forest

Includes: Campbells Island

Camping areas at various locations along the Murray and Little Murray Rivers.

Type: State Forest Free Camping
Location: Murrabit VIC 3579
GPS: -35.51140856981758, 143.94973744837247
Pet Friendly: Yes

9. Chichester State Forest (Allyn River)

Includes: Allyn River Forest Rest Area – Peach Tree – White Rock – Old Camp – Mount Allyn – Ladies Well – Dobbie Rim – Pademelon – Allyn River Rainforest Walking Track

Located in Chichester State Forest, Old Camp is positioned closest to the Allyn River with drive-in shady and spacious camp sites. A popular spot with families. Toilet facilities are provided. Dogs are permitted.

Type: State Forest Free Camping
Location: Allyn River Rd, Upper Allyn, New South Wales
GPS: -32.155619°, 151.488603°
Phone: 0130 065 568
Web: https://www.forestrycorporation.com.au/visit/forests/chichester
Email: [email protected]
Pet Friendly: Yes

10. Chichester State Forest (Telegherry River)

Includes: Telegherry Forest Park – Frying Pan Creek – Currawong Camping Area – Coachwood Camping Area

On the way to Telegherry Forest Rest Area you will find a small, open air museum of old logging machinery. This is an excellent reminder of how logging equipment and practices have advanced over time. Telegherry Forest Rest Area contains separate picnic and camping areas beside the river. There are a number of short walking tracks leading into the surrounding forest and areas of river/creek that are popular spots on a hot day.

For visitor safety and protection of the environment, please note that following wet weather Telegherry may be closed to the public andthe gate will be locked.

Type: State Forest Free Camping
Location: Middle Ridge Rd, Upper Karuah River, New South Wales
GPS: -32.221114°, 151.745442°
Phone: (02) 9872 0111 or 1300 655 687
Web: https://www.forestrycorporation.com.au/visit/forests/chichester-telegherry
Email: [email protected]
Pet Friendly: Yes

11. Coopernook State Forest (The Forest Headquarters)

Includes: Coopernook Forest HQ

The Forest Headquarters is just north of Coopernook (beoveen Taree and Kew). It is a lovely spot for a family picnic or overnight stay in scenic eucalypt forest. Caravans and campervans are welcome but no power available.

Type: State Forest Free Camping
Location: Bangalow Rd, Coopernook, New South Wales
GPS: -31.788881°, 152.608581°
Phone: (02) 9871 3377
Web: https://www.forestrycorporation.com.au/visit/forests/coopernook
Pet Friendly: Yes

Wingello State Forest Camping Ripper Of A Camp Site

Wingello State Forest Camping Ripper Of A Camp Site

11. Dog Rocks State Forest (Campbells River)

Includes: Campbells River

It is accessible to camper trailers. Camping in tents is allowed.

Type: State Forest Free Camping
Location: Swallows Nest Rd, Mount David, New South Wales
GPS: -33.785820°, 149.609451°
Pet Friendly: Yes

12. East Boyd State Forest (Scrubby Creek Rest Area)

Includes: Edrom Lodge – Scrubby Creek Rest Area

An attractive picnic area set on the banks ofthe Imlay Creek in Timbillica State Forests, around 1 Okm from the Princes Highway via Imlay Road. There is a popular swimming hole in granite boulders about 50 metres downstream from the picnic site. Facilities include toilets, picnic tables and fire pits. Pets are permitted.

Type: State Forest Free Camping
Location: Princes Highway, New South Wales
GPS: -37.222069°, 149.830303°
Pet Friendly: Yes

13. Ellangowan State Forest (Braemar Roadside Rest Area)

Includes: Braemar Roadside Rest Area

Basic facilities in roadside rest area on the Summerland Way, about 30 kilometres south of Casino, in Ellangowan State Forest. The site is suitable for tents, motorhomes, camper trailers, caravans and big rigs. Facilities include drop toilets, picnic tables, rubbish bins and fire pits. Pets are permitted.

Type: State Forest Free Camping
Location: Summerland Way, Rappville, New South Wales
GPS: -29.088060°, 153.001973°
Web: https://www.forestrycorporation.com.au/visit/forests/ellangowan
Pet Friendly: Yes

14. Girard State Forest (Crooked Creek Picnic Area)

Includes: Crooked Creek Picnic Area

Located about 500 metres from the Bruxner Highway in the Girard State Forest, this lovely natural clearing beside Crooked Creek provides for a convenient overnight or short stay camping. Facilities include toilets, picnic tables, walking tracks, 4WD tracks and fire pits. Pets are permitted.

Type: State Forest Free Camping
Location: Crooked Creek Fire Trail, Sandy Hill, New South Wales
GPS: -28.926982°, 152.312500°
Web: https://www.forests.nsw.gov.au/visiting/forests/girard
Pet Friendly: Yes

Wingello State Forest Camping

Wingello State Forest Camping

15. Hampton State Forest (Millionth Acre Recreation Area)

Includes: Millionth Acre

This free campground offers toilets. It is dog friendly. It is accessible to motorbikes, RVs, camper trailers, caravans and big rigs. Camping in tents is allowed.

Type: State Forest Free Camping
Location: Duckmaloi Rd, Hampton, New South Wales
GPS: -33.676944°, 150.050272°
Pet Friendly: Yes

16. Heaton State Forest (Watagan HQ Camping Area)

Includes: Heaton Forest Park – Heaton Lookout – Hunter Lookout – Mcleans Lookout – Watagan Headquarters

This is a free campground. It is dog friendly. It is accessible to motorbikes, RVs, camper trailers and caravans. Camping in tents is allowed.

Type: State Forest Free Camping
Location: Watagan Forest Rd, Olney, New South Wales
GPS: -32.975802°, 151.412148°
Pet Friendly: Yes

17. Kerewong State Forest (Swans Crossing)

Includes: Longworth’s Tramline – Swans Crossing

About a 20 minute drive from Kew (halfway between Taree and Kempsey) is Swans Crossing. Popular with locals and visitors alike, this camping and picnic area in Kerewong State Forest is set on former farmland. The Swan family ran a dairy and beef property on the site for many years, including clearing the forest and establishing grasses for the stock. This continued until 1964 when the area became State forest and was regenerated as native forest including hardwood plantation areas.

  • No longer closed on weekdays (previously was due to logging operations).
  • Swimming is a popular activity in the nearby shallows of Upsalls Creek.
  • Longworths Tramway Heritage Walk is located a short drive away, with other walking tracks leading off from the site including Cascade Walking Track.
  • Tents, camper trailers, caravans and camper vans are welcome at Swans Crossing.

Type: State Forest Free Camping
Location: Kerewong Rd, Swans Crossing, New South Wales
GPS: -31.608745°, 152.581787°
Phone: (02) 6585 3744
Web: https://www.forestrycorporation.com.au/visit/forests/kerewong
Pet Friendly: Yes

18. Koondrook State Forest

Includes: Koondrook State Forest

At various locations along the Murray River. There are many sites suitable for camping.

Type: State Forest Free Camping
GPS: -35.66800670000439, 144.246664668354
Phone: (02) 9872 0111
Pet Friendly: Yes

19. Mount Boss State Forest (Wild Bull Camping Area)

Includes: Cobrabald – Wild Bull – Pappinbarra Field Studies Centre – Cobrabald – The Bluff

This free campground offers toilets and swimming. It is dog friendly. Camping in tents is allowed. Room and access for camper trailers and small caravans

Type: State Forest Free Camping
Location: Cobrabald Rd, Kippara, New South Wales
GPS: -31.245876°, 152.513164°
Web: https://www.forestrycorporation.com.au/visit/forests/mount-boss
Pet Friendly: Yes

Walking In Wingello State Forest

Walking In Wingello State Forest

20. Nalbaugh State Forest (Nalbaugh Falls)

Includes: Nalbaugh Falls

Type: State Forest Free Camping
GPS: -31.23992690611348, 146.91757958395064
Phone: (02) 9872 0111
Web: https://www.forestrycorporation.com.au/visit/forests/nalbaugh-state-forest
Pet Friendly: Yes

21. Olney State Forest (The Basin Campground)

Includes: Abbotts Falls – Casuarina – Rock Lily – The Basin – The Pines Camping Area – The Pines Walking Trail – The Pines Picnic Area – Turpentine – Old Mill Picnic Area – Olney Headquarters

Located in the Olney State Forest the Basin Campground features open grassy camp sites with easy access and a flowing creek nearby. Located away and further inland of The Pines, Turpentine & Casuarina camping areas, the Basin is suitable for large groups. Nearby creeks can be used for swimming in the warmer months. The Great North Walk passes by this camping and picnic area.

Facilities include toilets, picnic tables and fire pits. State forests permit dogs, but visitors should keep them under control and on a lead at all times.

Please dispose of rubbish properly. Use rubbish bins if provided or take it with you. Choose a campsite carefully, at least 20 metres from the edge of any stream or waterway. Use existing areas for camping and do not clear or damage trees and plants. Do not cut standing timber, alive or dead, for firewood.

Type: State Forest Free Camping
Location: Basin Forest Rd, Olney, New South Wales
GPS: -33.104476°, 151.230474°
Web: https://www.forestrycorporation.com.au/visit/forests/olney
Pet Friendly: Yes

Walking In Belanglo State Forest

Walking In Belanglo State Forest

22. Penrose State Forest (Kingsbury VC Rest Area)

Includes: Kingsbury VC Rest Area

This is an ideal place to camp alongside for an overnighter on the Hume Highway between Sydney and Canberra.

This free campground is located in the Penrose State Forest and offers toilets, bins and picnic tables. It is dog friendly. It is accessible to RVs, camper trailers, caravans and big rigs. You can stay here for up to 24 hours. Fire is allowed when not total fire ban. The noise ofthe highway is quite loud.

Type: State Forest Free Camping
Location: Stingray Road, Penrose, New South Wales
GPS: -34.619317°, 150.213856°
Pet Friendly: Yes

23. Perricoota State Forest (Perricoota State Forest Bush Camping)

Includes: Perricoota

This free campground offers swimming. It is dog friendly. It is accessible to RVs, camper trailers, caravans and big rigs. Camping in tents is allowed.

Type: State Forest Free Camping
Location: Freemans Rd, Womboota, New South Wales
GPS: -35.940171°, 144.479270°
Web: https://www.forestrycorporation.com.au/visit/forests/perricoota
Pet Friendly: Yes

24. Stewarts Brook State Forest

Includes: Moonan Brook Forestry Cottage – Moonan Outlook – The Firs Picnic Area

Type: State Forest Free Camping
Location: Stewarts Brook NSW 2337
GPS: -31.93137288282747, 151.36193641023226
Phone: 0298720111
Pet Friendly: Yes

25. Styx River State Forest (Wattle Flat Camping Area)

Includes: Wattle Flat Picnic Area – Wattle Flat Camping Area

Bush camping beside the Styx River in the Styx River State Forest. Facilities include toilets, picnic tables and BBQ. The forest can be accessed via the Armidale-Kempsey Road. Turn north onto Styx River Forest Way and follow directional signage. Access for two wheel drives not recommended. Caravans and campervans are welcome, but only four wheel drives. No power is available.

Choose a campsite carefully, at least 20 metres from the edge of any stream or waterway. Use existing areas for camping and do not clear or damage trees and plants. Use soaps or detergents at least 50 metres from waterways and camping areas. Detergents, toothpaste and soap (even biodegradable) harm fish and aquatic life. Take all rubbish with you and leave no trace. State forests permit dogs, but visitors should keep them under control and on a lead at all times.

Type: State Forest Free Camping
Location: Boundary Rd, Armidale Region, New South Wales
GPS: -30.584152°, 152.200199°
Web: https://www.forestrycorporation.com.au/visit/forests/styx-river
Pet Friendly: Yes

State Forest Camping In Penrose State Forest

State Forest Camping In Penrose State Forest

26. Sunny Corner State Forest

Includes: Mary’s Park – Sunny Corner Arboretum – Sunny Corner

This site is located in Sunny Corner State Forest. No facilities are provided so please abide by minimal impact principles. Take all rubbish with you and leave no trace.

  • There is a drop toilet at this site and a fire pit
  • No water is available
  • Play ground for small children
  • Pets are permitted

Type: State Forest Free Camping
Location: Sunny Corner Road, Sunny Corner, New South Wales
GPS: -33.387867°, 149.892964°
Web: https://www.forestrycorporation.com.au/visit/forests/sunny-corner-state-forest
Pet Friendly: Yes

27. Tallaganda State Forest (Lowden Forest Park)

Includes: Fern Gully Walking Trail – Hopkin’s Pond – Lowden Forest Park – Tallaganda Forest Drive

This free campground offers toilets. It is dog friendly. It is accessible to motorbikes, RVs, camper trailers, caravans and big rigs. Camping in tents is allowed.

Type: State Forest Free Camping
Location: Tallaganda State Forest, New South Wales
GPS: -35.509774°, 149.602694°
Pet Friendly: Yes

28. Urbenville State Forest (Urbenville Forest Park)

Includes: Urbenville Forest Park

Free picnic and camping ground in forest park on town boundary. Grassy and flat camping are with toilets, picnic tables and BBQ’s. Take all rubbish with you and leave no trace. Use existing areas for camping and do not clear or damage trees and plants. Do not cut standing timber, alive or dead, for firewood. State forests permit dogs but visitors should keep them under control and on a lead at all times.

Type: State Forest Free Camping
Location: Clarence Way, Urbenville, New South Wales
GPS: -28.468365°, 152.548682°
Phone: (02) 6634-1254
Web: https://www.forests.nsw.gov.au/visiting/forests/urbenville
Pet Friendly: Yes

29. Vittoria State Forest (Macquarie Woods Rec Area)

Includes: Macquarie Woods

This relatively unknown treasure offers picnicking and camping areas, walking tracks and a lookout with extensive views of the Macquarie Valley. Macquarie Woods is situated on the Mitchell Highway about halfiway between Bathurst and Orange. Macquarie Woods covers an area of 600 hectares and was established in 1988 as a demonstration forest. It displays exotic conifer planted forests and has an area of native woodland which once dominated the landscape. This is made up of yellow box, Blakelys red gum, red stringybark and apple box and other eucalypts in an expanse of native grass.

A large picnic area situated in the middle of the Forest with a camping area, toilets and information shelter completes the site. There are no camping fees and dogs are permitted. Solid fuel fires are not permitted. Fine of $2200 apply.

Type: State Forest Free Camping
Location: Cashens Lane, Vittoria, New South Wales
GPS: -33.408018°, 149.312622°
Web: https://www.forestrycorporation.com.au/visit/forests/vittoria-state-forest
Pet Friendly: Yes

Penrose Forest NSW State forest Camping

Penrose Forest NSW State forest Camping

30. Vulcan State Forest (Vulcan State Forest at Shooters Hill)

Includes: Black Springs

Dispersed forest camping sites in Vulcan State Forest just off Riverview Forest Road near Shooters Hill. No amenities or facilities. Multiple separated sites available. Established fire pits and grassy areas to camp. Basic state forest camping. Take all rubbish with you.

Type: State Forest Free Camping
Location: Riverview Forest Road, New South Wales
GPS: -33.886148°, 149.845463°
Web: https://www.forestrycorporation.com.au/visit/forests/vulcan-state-forest
Pet Friendly: Yes

31. Wild Cattle Creek State Forest (Mobong Creek)

Includes: Mobong Creek

This free campground offers toilets and swimming. It is dog friendly. Camping in tents is allowed. Only one flat camp site. Do not attempt if it’s due to rain. 4wd only. Road in is only partially sealed and has large pot holes.

Type: State Forest Free Camping
Location: Moses Creek Rd,, New South Wales
GPS: -30.218611°, 152.779190°
Pet Friendly: Yes

32. Wingello State Forest (Wingello HQ Camp)

Includes: HQ Camp

We’ve camped here loads of times and it’s pretty awesome. Besides the main camping area there are lots and lots of great sites dispersed all through the area.

HQ Camp is a free campground with toilets. It is dog friendly. It is accessible to motorbikes, RVs, camper trailers, caravans and big rigs. Camping in tents is allowed.

Type: State Forest Free Camping
Location: Caroua Road Wingello, New South Wales
GPS: -34.715833°, 150.189104°
Pet Friendly: Yes

Dalys Clearing Camping In Belanglo State Forest

Dalys Clearing Camping In Belanglo State Forest

33. Yadboro State Forest (Yadboro Flat)

Includes: Yadboro Flat

This free campground offers toilets and swimming. It is dog friendly. It is accessible to camper trailers. Camping in tents is allowed.

Type: State Forest Free Camping
Location: Yadboro State Forest, New South Wales
GPS: -35.340331°, 150.217275°
Web: http://www.forestrycorporation.com.au/visit/forests/yadboro
Pet Friendly: Yes

34. Yambulla State Forest (Newtons Crossing Camp)

Includes: Newton’s Crossing – Allan Brook

This free campground offers toilets and swimming. It is dog friendly. It is accessible to motorbikes, camper trailers and caravans. Camping in tents is allowed.

Type: State Forest Free Camping
Location: Allan Brook Rd, Yambulla, New South Wales
GPS: -37.267390°, 149.674800°
Pet Friendly: Yes

Four Wheel Driving And Trail Bike Riding In State Forest

Roaming Roads In NSW State Forests

Forestry Corporation maintains a sprawling network of roads and fire trails across its forests. These roads serve practical purposes, facilitating timber harvesting and protecting forests from summer bushfires. But they also grant community access to the forests, whether for tourism, recreation, or exploring the great outdoors with four-wheel drives or trail bikes.

Rules Of The Road

When it comes to State forest roads, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Normal road rules apply: Just like on regular roads, State forest roads have rules that everyone must follow.
  • Licencing and registration: Drivers and riders need to have the necessary licences, and vehicles, including motorcycles, must be registered and display clear registration plates.
  • Safety first: Riders must wear appropriate safety gear as required by law.
  • Stay on designated paths: Vehicles, including trail bikes and 4WDs, are only allowed on established roads, formed vehicle trails, and fire trails. Creating new tracks or bush bashing is a no-go.
  • Obey signage and directions: Follow any signs, directions, or gates to protect sensitive areas, respect adjacent private properties, and ensure everyone’s safety.
  • Exceptions: Remember, Cumberland State Forest doesn’t allow camping, trail bike riding, or 4WDing.

Protecting Our Roads

With 60,000 km of forest roads in NSW State Forests, it’s crucial to preserve them:

  • Drive responsibly: Avoid driving in wet conditions to prevent road damage and environmental harm.
  • Respect others: Slow down and show consideration for all road users, including trucks, vehicles, runners, cyclists, and horse riders.

Unacceptable Behaviour

Certain behaviours are strictly prohibited in State forests:

  • Damaging roads, infrastructure, or the environment
  • Creating new trails or driving off formed roads for thrills
  • Engaging in reckless driving practices

NSW And Act 4wd Association

Forestry Corporation collaborates with the NSW ACT 4WD Association to ensure responsible off-road activities. Affiliated 4WD Clubs can organise events in State forests, adhering to the Association’s 4WD Code of Conduct.

Safety Reminders

Driving In State Forests Requires Caution

  • Roads may be narrow, winding, and unsealed, with limited maintenance.
  • Plan your journey, check the weather forecast, and be prepared for various conditions.
  • Keep an eye out for other vehicles and heavy equipment like trucks and excavators, especially in remote areas with poor mobile phone reception.

So, next time you hit the road in a NSW State forest, remember to drive responsibly and enjoy the journey!

Hiking And Bushwalking

Explore NSW State Forests: Your Adventure Awaits!

Get ready for an unforgettable adventure in the NSW State forests! With a plethora of captivating walking and hiking trails boasting breathtaking scenery and natural wonders, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
From short strolls spanning a few hundred metres to epic treks covering hundreds of kilometres, the trails offer varying levels of difficulty to cater to all skill levels and preferences.
Embark on renowned walks like the Great North Walk, stretching from Sydney to Newcastle, or tackle the challenging Six Foot Track in the majestic Blue Mountains, both of which traverse State forests, adding an extra layer of allure to your journey.

Before setting off on your expedition, it’s essential to be well-prepared:

  • Familiarise yourself with important safety information for visiting state forests to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
  • Plan your trip meticulously, never venture alone, and always inform someone trustworthy of your whereabouts for added security.
  • Keep in mind that permits from the Forestry Corporation are mandatory for commercial activities and most organised events in State forests, so be sure to obtain them beforehand.

With these preparations in place, you’re all set to embark on an incredible journey through the captivating landscapes of NSW State forests. Let the adventure begin!

Where Can I Go Hiking And Bushwalking In NSW State Forests?

  • Armidale State Forest
    Includes: Armidale Forest Park
  • Awaba State Forest
    Includes: Deltaforce Paintball
  • Bagawa State Forest
    Includes: Twelve Sixty Flora Reserve
  • Bago State Forest
    Includes: Paddy’s River Dam; Blowering Dam Foreshore (currently closed); Hume and Hovell Walking track; Pilot Hill Arboretum; Paling Yards
  • Bodalla State Forest
    Includes: Bodalla Forest Rest Area; Kianga Rainforest Walk; Wagonga Scenic Drive
  • Bondi State Forest
    Includes: Bondi Forest Lodge
  • Boonoo State Forest
    Includes: Basket Swamp visitor area; Basket Swamp Falls
  • Bulahdelah State ForestBurrawan State Forest
    Includes: Burrawan Picnic Area; Old Bottlebutt
  • Campbells Island State Forest
    Includes: Campbells Island
  • Chichester State Forest (Allyn River)
    Includes: Allyn River Forest Rest Area; Peach Tree; White Rock; Old Camp; Mount Allyn; Ladies Well; Dobbie Rim; Pademelon; Allyn River Rainforest Walking Track
  • Chichester State Forest (Telegherry River)
    Includes: Telegherry Forest Park; Frying Pan Creek; Currawong Camping Area; Coachwood Camping Area
  • Cowarra State ForestCumberland State Forest
    Includes: Calgaroo Picnic Area; Shepherds Picnic Area; Swains Picnic Area; Bellamy Picnic Area
  • Girard State Forest
    Includes: Crooked Creek Picnic area
  • Glenwood State Forest
    Includes: Mountain Biking in Glenwood State Forest
  • Gurnang State Forest
    Includes: Bicentennial Trail
  • Heaton State Forest
    Includes: Heaton Forest Park; Heaton Lookout; Hunter Lookout; Mcleans Lookout; Watagan Headquarters
  • Kerewong State Forest
    Includes: Longworth’s Tramline; Swans Crossing
  • Koondrook State Forest
    Includes: Koondrook State Forest
  • Lidsdale State Forest
    Includes: Mountain Biking in Lidsdale State Forest
  • Mannus State Forest
    Includes: Mannus Lake
  • Micalong State Forest
    Includes: Micalong Swamp
  • Mundaroo State Forest
    Includes: Maginnity’s Historical Walking Trail; Hume and Hovell Walking track
  • Olney State Forest
    Includes: Abbotts Falls; Casuarina; Rock Lily; The Basin; The Pines Camping Area; The Pines Walking Trail; The Pines Picnic Area; Turpentine; Old Mill Picnic Area; Olney Headquarters
  • Orara East State Forest
    Includes: Includes: Forest Sky Pier, Sealy Lookout, Korora Lookout, Halfway Picnic Point.; Sealy Lookout
  • Perricoota State Forest
    Includes: Perricoota
  • Stewarts Brook State Forest
    Includes: Moonan Brook Forestry Cottage; Moonan Outlook; The Firs Picnic Area
  • Strickland State Forest
    Includes: Arboretum trail; Banksia Picnic Area; Bellbird trail; Cabbage Tree Trail; Stoney Creek Trail; Strickland Falls Trail
  • Styx River State Forest
    Includes: Wattle Flat Picnic Area; Wattle Flat Camping Area
  • Sunny Corner State Forest
    Includes: Mary’s Park; Sunny Corner Arboretum
  • Tallaganda State Forest
    Includes: Fern Gully Walking Trail; Hopkin’s Pond; Lowden Forest Park; Tallaganda Forest Drive
  • Tumut State Forest
    Includes: Tumut Trail
  • Vittoria State Forest
    Includes: Macquarie Woods
  • Vulcan State Forest
    Includes: Black Springs
  • Wang Wauk State Forest
    Includes: Sam’s Camp; Wootton Historical Railway Walk; Trestle Bridge
  • Wild Cattle Creek State Forest
    Includes: Mobong Creek

Dalys Clearing Camping In Belanglo State Forest

Dalys Clearing Camping In Belanglo State Forest

Mountain Bike Riding In NSW State Forests

Mountain bikers get ready to pedal your way through the stunning NSW State forest, where an extensive network of roads offer some absolute ripper opportunities for both leisurely rides and tough as guts challenges.

Whether you’re seeking an easygoing track or craving an adrenaline-pumping adventure, the State forests of NSW have something for every rider.

Venture into Bondi State Forest near Bombala, where a well-developed network of trails awaits, promising an unforgettable biking experience amidst picturesque surroundings. Closer to Sydney, the Southern Highlands State forests beckon with their enchanting pine forests, inviting riders to explore their winding paths and discover hidden gems along the way.

But before you hit the trails, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Familiarise yourself with essential safety information for visiting state forests to ensure a smooth and secure biking experience.
  • Don’t forget that permits from Forestry Corporation are required for commercial activities and most organised events in State forests, so be sure to obtain them in advance.

With your bike tuned up and your spirit of adventure ignited, prepare to embark on an epic journey through the breathtaking landscapes of NSW State forests. Let the biking escapade begin!

Where Can I Go Mountain Bike Riding While State Forest Camping In NSW?

  • Armidale State Forest
    Includes: Armidale Forest Park
  • Bago State Forest
    Includes: Paddy’s River Dam; Blowering Dam Foreshore (currently closed); Hume and Hovell Walking track; Pilot Hill Arboretum; Paling Yards
  • Beaury State Forest
    Includes: Tooloom Forest Drive
  • Bermagui State Forest
    Includes: Bermagui Picnic Area
  • Bodalla State Forest
    Includes: Bodalla Forest Rest Area; Kianga Rainforest Walk; Wagonga Scenic Drive
  • Bondi State Forest
    Includes: Bondi Forest Lodge
  • Boyne State Forest
    Includes: Big Bit Lookout
  • Clyde State Forest
    Includes: Mogood Lookout
  • Ellangowan State Forest
    Includes: Braemar roadside rest area
  • Girard State Forest
    Includes: Crooked Creek Picnic area
  • Glenwood State Forest
    Includes: Mountain Biking in Glenwood State Forest
  • Lidsdale State Forest
    Includes: Mountain Biking in Lidsdale State Forest
  • Nundle State Forest
    Includes: Nundle Forest Way; Ponderosa Park
  • Olney State Forest
    Includes: Abbotts Falls; Casuarina; Rock Lily; The Basin; The Pines Camping Area; The Pines Walking Trail; The Pines Picnic Area; Turpentine; Old Mill Picnic Area; Olney Headquarters
  • Orara East State Forest
    Includes: Includes: Forest Sky Pier, Sealy Lookout, Korora Lookout, Halfway Picnic Point.; Sealy Lookout
  • Ourimbah State Forest
    Includes: TreeTop Adventure Park; Dedicated mountain biking track
  • Toonumbar State Forest
    Includes: Toonumbar Forest Drive
  • Tumut State Forest
    Includes: Tumut Trail
  • Urbenville State Forest
    Includes: Urbenville Forest Park
  • Wingello State Forest
    Includes: HQ Camp

Fossicking While State Forest Camping In NSW

Hey there fellow fossickers! Did you know that you can embark on an exciting fossicking expedition right here in the NSW State forests? But before you grab your gear and head out let’s go over the details you need to know to keep yourself out of trouble.

Get Your Permit: Fossicking in State forests requires a permit, but don’t worry, it’s easy to obtain! Simply apply online through Forestry Corporation for a 12-month state-wide permit at just $27.50, including GST. With this permit, you’re all set for some small-scale fossicking fun for recreational, tourism, or educational purposes.

Family Fun: Planning to bring the whole crew along? No problem! A single permit can cover a family group of up to 5 people, including 2 adults and 3 children under 18 years of age. It’s a fantastic way to bond and create unforgettable memories together.

Group Gatherings: If you’re fossicking with a group or club, each member or family group must hold a permit. But here’s a tip: clubs can apply for a permit to cover single events through the Forest Permit – organised activities system.

Rules of the Hunt: While fossicking, it’s crucial to follow all regulations and guidelines, respecting the environment and fellow visitors. Remember, leave the forest just as beautiful as you found it. For more detailed information, be sure to check out “A Guide to Fossicking in New South Wales“.

Native Title Consideration: In areas where native title exists, ensure you obtain consent from the relevant registered native title body corporate before fossicking. You can find more information about Native Title on the National Native Title Tribunal website.

Map Your Journey: Before you set out, take a peek at the maps indicating where fossicking is permitted. Keep in mind that while every effort is made to ensure accuracy, State forests may close areas at short notice for operational or safety reasons.

Prepare and Explore: Apply for your fossicking permit, read up on the guidelines, and check out the maps to plan your adventure accordingly. Remember, fossicking is all about the small-scale search for minerals and gemstones using hand-held implements only. No fancy machinery allowed!

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your permit, gather your gear, and get ready to uncover hidden treasures in the breathtaking NSW State forests. Your fossicking adventure awaits!

Dogs And State Forest Camping In NSW

NSW State Forests Are Your Ideal Camping Destination With Your Furry Friend.

Planning a holiday with your beloved canine companion can often present challenges, especially when it comes to finding pet-friendly destinations. But did you know that in New South Wales (NSW), all State forests extend a warm welcome to your furry friend? Here’s why NSW State forests should be your next adventure spot with your loyal companion:

Welcoming Your Canine Friend

Unlike many other destinations, NSW State forests embrace the presence of dogs, ensuring that no member of your family is left behind. Whether you’re embarking on a hiking expedition or planning a camping getaway, your furry friend can join in on the fun without any hesitation.

Here Are Some Important Guidelines To Remember

To ensure a harmonious experience for everyone exploring NSW State forests, it’s essential to adhere to a few guidelines:

  • Control: Keep your dog under control at all times as per the responsibilities outlined in the Companion Animals Act 1998.
  • Cleanliness: Always pick up after your dog to maintain cleanliness and preserve the natural beauty of the forests.
  • Provision: Pack enough food and water for your dog, especially for long forest trips, to ensure their well-being throughout the journey.
  • Respect: Be mindful of fellow campers who may not have dogs and keep noise levels to a minimum, particularly during quiet hours.
  • Awareness: Stay within State forests as adjacent National Parks may have restrictions on dogs.

Additional Information About State Forest Camping In NSW With Your Dog

For further inquiries or assistance regarding your visit to NSW State forests with your furry friend, feel free to contact the Forestry Corporation:

  • Call the Forestry Corporation State-wide Information Line at 1300 655 687 or 02 9871 3377, Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.
  • Visit the Forestry Corporation Visitor Centre at 95 Castle Hill Road, West Pennant Hills NSW 2125.

Rock Climbing In NSW State Forests

Ready to conquer the heights and delve into the heart of NSW State forests? The Forestry Corporation extends a warm welcome to all responsible rock climbers and abseilers, offering a playground of natural wonders to explore. But before you gear up and hit the rocks, let’s go over a few ground rules to ensure a safe and respectful journey.

Excluded Areas

While most of our State forests are open for rock climbing and abseiling fun, there are a few exceptions. These areas are off-limits due to their sensitivity in terms of cultural heritage and environmental value, or because these activities clash with other forest happenings. Here are some spots you’ll need to steer clear of:

  1. Flora Reserves: Areas zoned as Forest Management Zone (FMZ) 1 are a no-go for climbing adventures. You can check out our online FMZ map for more details.
  2. Declared Aboriginal Places: Respect is key. Rock climbing and abseiling are not allowed in declared Aboriginal places within NSW State forests.
  3. Specific Forests: Certain State forests, like Biamanga in Mumbulla State Forest and Bulahdelah Mountain in Bulahdelah State Forest, are also excluded from these activities.

General Guidelines

Before you strap on your climbing shoes, keep these pointers in mind:

  • Check for Closures: Forest operations or timber harvesting might lead to temporary closures. Always obey signs and check for any additional restrictions.
  • Stay Updated: The excluded areas can change, so make sure to stay in the loop by checking our website regularly.

Camping In Wingello State Forest

Camping In Wingello State Forest

Climbing Conditions

Rock climbing and abseiling are thrilling adventures, but safety comes first. Here’s how you can make sure you’re climbing responsibly:

  • Protect the Environment: Watch out for sensitive plants and habitats, like orchids, cracks, and crevices where microbats and reptiles call home.
  • Minimise Damage: Be gentle with the rocks and avoid disturbing wildlife habitats. Try out different routes to spread out the wear and tear.
  • Respect Nature: Leave no trace behind. Minimise pathways and use natural features as anchor points. Permanent steel pegs are a no-no, but nuts or chocks are fair game.

So gear up, stay safe, and get ready for an adrenaline packed adventure rock climbing in the breathtaking NSW State forests!

Staying Safe

When visiting NSW State forests, it’s crucial to prioritise safety:

  1. In case of a bushfire emergency, call ‘000’ or visit www.rfs.nsw.gov.au for updates.
  2. Stay informed about Total Fire Bans and Current Fire Danger Maps at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au.
  3. For more information about emergency services, visit www.nsw.gov.au.

Australia Day Camping In Belanglo State Forest

Australia Day Camping In Belanglo State Forest

FAQs About Camping In NSW State Forests

How Much Does It Cost To Camp In NSW State Forests?

Guess what? Camping in State forests won't cost you a cent.

What facilities are there in State forests For State Forest Camping?

You can find loads of camping spots in State forests. Some have space for tents or caravans, fire pits, and toilets. Many of these forests even have picnic areas with tables and BBQs. Remember to use the existing fire pits whenever you can.

What Restrictions are there on NSW State Forest Camp Sites?

You can't reserve or book camping spots in State forests. And there's a limit to how long you can stay—usually four weeks tops. Keep an eye out for signs at campsites that might specify shorter stays, and make sure to follow any instructions from the forest officers.

Campfires And Firewood In NSW State Forests

Most places won't have firewood available, so it's best to bring your own or a gas BBQ. And watch out for fire regulations, especially during Total Fire Bans. If you spot a bushfire, dial triple zero (000) ASAP.During summer, Solid Fuel Fire Bans might be in effect in many State forests, meaning no campfires or charcoal BBQs allowed. Make sure to pack gas appliances and plan for days with total fire bans. Check for current closures and notices before your trip or reach out to your local Forestry Corporation office for the latest info.

What do I need to know before I go camping In NSW State Forests?

  • Check out important info about visiting State forests for safety tips and sustainable recreation
  • If you're thinking about having a fire, make sure there's no total fire ban in the area
  • Get in touch with us for the most up-to-date info on the area you're planning to visit

Where Abouts Can I Camp In A NSW State Forest?

You can camp in all State forests except for Cumberland and Strickland State forests. Just remember, camping usually isn't allowed in picnic areas. The exception? Rest areas along major highways passing through State forests.

7 Best Caravan Parks In Broken Hill

7 Best Caravan Parks In Broken Hill

7 Best Caravan Parks In Broken Hill

Caravan parks in Broken Hill provide the perfect gateway to experience this iconic region, offering a blend of convenience, comfort, and rustic charm. Nestled deep in the heart of the Australian Outback, Broken Hill is a place of stark beauty, rich history, and a unique sense of adventure.

In this blog post we outline caravan parks in Broken Hill. Not all of them are actually in Broken Hill but they are very close to it and a couple are station stays. Go on a journey through the enchanting landscapes, intriguing history and local attractions that make this destination a must-visit for travellers seeking an authentic Outback experience.

Caravan Parks In Broken Hill

1. Broken Hill Tourist Park

Broken Hill Tourist Park is centrally located so you can experience everything our stunning outback region has to offer. Close to all the main attractions including our much photographed “Living Desert Scuptures” and handy to the city centre – 3kms from the city’s Tourist Information Centre and 1.5 kms from Centro Westside Plaza shopping centre.

Broken Hill Tourist Park offers a range of accommodation to suit your holiday style and budget from luxurious cabins to powered caravan and camping sites including private ensuite sites and drive-through sites for extra convenience.

Guest can cool off in the inground swimming pool which is solar heated for year round swimming. The kids can start their outback adventure in the children’s playground and the whole family can enjoy a delicious meal cooked to perfection on the undercover BBQ.

Type: Caravan Park
Cost: $55 per night two adults water and power (Sep 2023)
Location: 142 Rakow St, Broken Hill, New South Wales
GPS: -31.961498°, 141.437717°
Phone: 0180 080 384 or (08) 8087 3841
Web: https://brokenhilltouristpark.com.au
Email: [email protected]
Pet Friendly: Yes

Camping In Broken Hill Penrose Park Silverton

Camping In Broken Hill Penrose Park Silverton

2. Outback View Holiday Park

The team at Outback View Holiday Park (previously Lake View Caravan Park) look forward to welcoming you to Broken Hill. From cabins to caravanning and camping. There’s something for everyone! Guests enjoy amazing views over the Barrier Ranges dotted with greenery, red for miles, underneath a glittering night sky and spectacular sunrises.

Type: Caravan Park
Cost: $45 per night two adults water and power (Sep 2023)
Location: 1 Mann St, Broken Hill, New South Wales
GPS: -31.943928°, 141.486799°
Phone: (08) 8088-2250
Web: http://www.outbackview.com.au
Email: [email protected]
Pet Friendly: Yes

3. Broken Hill Outback Resort

Offering a unique combination of nature and luxury, Broken Hill Outback Resort is designed for anyone seeking quality accommodation in the heart of the Australian Outback. With a mix of powered and unpowered caravan and camping sites on
level, grassy areas complete with high spec amenities block, camp kitchen, kids playground, 24 King Spa Cabins, Bar / Restaurant the resort provides all guests with luxury, comfort and convenience.

Surrounded by breathtaking views of the Barrier ranges guests experience the vastness of the outback with its serenity and quintessentially Australian rugged landscapes all while enjoying the comforts of resort living. Our location also provides perfect backdrop for inspirational sunrise and sunset viewing.

Type: Caravan Park
Cost: $48 per night two adults water and power (Sep 2023)
Location: 1 Barrier Hwy, Broken Hill, New South Wales
GPS: -31.896350°, 141.596648°
Phone: 0447 626 154 or 1300 688 225
Web: https://www.brokenhilloutbackresort.com.au
Email: [email protected]
Pet Friendly: Yes

Broken Hill Cemetery

Broken Hill Cemetery

4. Mt Gipps Station Stay

Bookings Essential

A working organic meat sheep farm station stay about 30 minutes north of Broken Hill. They offer Station Stay accommodation, such as camping, powered caravan sites, shearer’s quarters and cottages. So close to Broken Hill, you can sight see all day and then within 30mins, you can have slip into town for a coffee or meal.

In the interest of guest safety bookings are essential even on the same day. This just means we can make you aware of any changes to road conditions and check you in safely.

They allow dogs but as they are a working station they need to be on leads at all times.

Type: Station Stay
Cost: $30 per night two adults with power (Sep 2023)
Location: 860 Corona Rd, Fowlers Gap 2880, New South Wales
GPS: -31.628995°, 141.557399°
Phone: 0402 354 553 or 0429 941 972
Web: https://mtgipps.com.au
Email: [email protected]
Pet Friendly: Yes

RFDS Base Broken Hill

RFDS Base Broken Hill

5. Penrose Park Recreation And Campground

Just a short 20-minute drive from the historic city of Broken Hill Australia’s first heritage listed city you’ll find upon the charming town of Silverton and the hidden gem of Penrose Park.

Whether you’re in search of a tranquil camping spot, a family-friendly BBQ area, an action-packed weekend, or a serene week away from the hustle and bustle, Penrose Park is the ideal destination for you. Here you can experience expansive powered camping sites and a variety of camping options. Unwind in the historical family cottage, well-appointed ensuite cabins and contemporary bunkhouses.

Penrose Park holds a unique and cherished place in the hearts of both locals and visitors. It is as much a symbol of Silverton as the city itself. Situated right on the border of the awe-inspiring Mundi Mundi Plain and nestled beside the serene Umberumberka Creek, this park offers a tranquil escape that will leave a lasting impression. Take a moment to explore, soak in the surroundings, and consider an extended stay. You’ll find that Penrose Park is an experience that promises no disappointment.

Type: Caravan Park
Cost: $20 per night two adults unpowered (Sep 2023)
Location: Penrose Park Rd, Silverton, New South Wales
GPS: -31.882346°, 141.229573°
Phone: 0458 600 891
Web: https://penroseparksilverton.com
Email: [email protected]
Pet Friendly: Yes

6. Regional Event Centre & Racecourse

Situated just on the outskirts of Broken Hill town centre the Broken Hill Regional Events Centre is the perfect camping location for tents, camper vans, caravans and larger recreational vehicles.

Offering a number of large grassed areas adjacent to the racetrack. The primitive facilities also include basic showering and toilet facilities (as new and fabulous showers) and a dump point at very affordable prices. Powered and unpowered sites are available.

The overnight stabling of horses travelling through the city is also available for an additional small fee. This facility is on Crown Land and is a NFP site run largely by a Trust and voluntary labour.

Contact the caretaker to book a site.

Type: Showground Camping
Cost: $25 per night two adults unpowered (Sep 2023)
Location: 220 Racecourse Rd, Broken Hill, New South Wales
GPS: -31.918077°, 141.479942°
Phone: 0437 250 286
Web: https://www.brokenhilleventscentre.org.au
Email: [email protected]
Pet Friendly: Yes

Silverton Hotel

Silverton Hotel

7. Nine Mile Station

Bookings Essential

A working sheep station close to town (11.5km from Broken Hill on the Silver City Highway Tibooburra Rd) that offers accommodation.

This paid camp ground offers limited powered sites and several non-powered sites. Powered sites are near the homestead and woolshed $30. There is a toilet/shower block available for all campers. Non powered sites ($20) are approximately 1km from the homestead. Campers can also use shower/toilet/laundry block if they would like to use these facilities.

The non-powered and powered sites are accessible to motorbikes, RVs, camper trailers, caravans and motor homes. Clearance is required for powered sites near the homestead due to levy bank.

If you are in a group and would like a more isolated campsite, please let Greg know. Please call Greg to book 0427671012. We are a working station and sometimes busy with stock work or out of range. If Greg does not answer straight away please text and he will get back to you asap.

Shearers quarters accommodation also available. 7 rooms of various bedding configurations, reverse cycle air conditioning $60 per room (include towel/linen). Access to Shower/ toilet block. Large shared kitchen/ dining and BBQ areas. Would suit large groups or workers /contractors.

Type: Station Stay
Cost: $35 per night two adults with power (Sep 2023)
Location: 1421 Silver City Hwy, Broken Hill, New South Wales
GPS: -31.837304°, 141.502423°
Phone: 0427 671 012
Email: [email protected]
Pet Friendly: Yes

Broken Hill – The Land of Contrasts

Broken Hill often referred to as the ‘Silver City,’ is a place of stark contrasts. It’s where the arid outback meets rugged charm, and modern amenities coexist with the timeless essence of the land. The surrounding landscapes are characterized by vast, open plains, unique rock formations, and the occasional glimpse of wildlife. Visitors to the caravan parks in Broken Hill often find themselves captivated by the breathtaking sunsets that paint the sky in a vivid palette of colours, making it a haven for photographers and nature enthusiasts alike.

Caravan Parks In Broken Hill Where Comfort Meets Adventure

a. Accommodation Options
Caravan parks in Broken Hill offer a wide range of accommodation options to cater to the diverse needs of travellers. From powered and unpowered sites for caravans and tents to cozy cabins and self-contained units, there is something for everyone. These parks are known for their clean and well-maintained facilities, making it easy to enjoy the great outdoors without sacrificing comfort.

b. Facilities and Amenities
Modern caravan parks in Broken Hill come equipped with all the essential amenities needed for a comfortable stay. You can expect amenities such as clean showers and restrooms, laundry facilities, BBQ areas, and even swimming pools. Some parks also have playgrounds and recreational spaces for families traveling with children. The welcoming staff is always ready to assist you with anything you may need, ensuring your stay is as enjoyable as possible.

Discovering The History Of Broken Hill

a. The Mining Legacy
One cannot visit Broken Hill without delving into its rich mining history. The city is famed for its silver, lead, and zinc mines that played a pivotal role in the development of the Australian mining industry. To get a deeper understanding of this history, a visit to the Broken Hill Mining and Minerals Museum is a must. The museum showcases a vast collection of minerals, gemstones, and mining artifacts, providing an insightful journey into the mining heritage of the region.

b. Historic Town Tours
Caravan parks in Broken Hill often offer guided tours to explore the historic town itself. The streets are lined with century-old buildings, and you can learn about the colourful characters and stories that shaped the city. Highlights may include the iconic Palace Hotel, the Broken Hill Trades Hall, and the Mario’s Palace. These tours make history come alive, allowing you to step back in time and understand the challenges and triumphs of this remote community.

Silverton Hotel Cheers

Silverton Hotel Cheers

Local Attractions

a. The Living Desert Sculptures
One of the most iconic attractions in Broken Hill is the Living Desert Sculptures. These large sandstone sculptures are perched atop a hill, offering panoramic views of the surrounding plains. Created by artists from around the world, these sculptures are a testament to the creative spirit that thrives in this region. Sunset and sunrise visits are especially popular as they add an otherworldly aura to the already breathtaking landscape.

b. Royal Flying Doctor Service Visitors’ Centre
The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) plays a vital role in providing medical assistance to the remote Outback communities. The Visitors’ Centre in Broken Hill is a remarkable place to learn about this essential service. Interactive displays and exhibits showcase the history and operations of the RFDS, offering a glimpse into the challenges of providing healthcare in such remote areas.

c. Outback Astronomy
Broken Hill boasts some of the darkest night skies in Australia, making it a prime destination for stargazing. The Outback Astronomy experience allows visitors to explore the Southern Hemisphere’s night sky like never before. With the assistance of powerful telescopes and knowledgeable guides, you can witness the beauty of the universe, including planets, stars, and galaxies.

Local Cuisine and Dining

a. Pub Culture
Australia’s outback is famous for its ‘pub culture,’ and Broken Hill is no exception. The city is home to several historic pubs that offer a blend of classic Australian cuisine and unique outback flavours. Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy a counter meal or a cold drink while soaking in the atmosphere and mingling with the friendly locals. Our favourite Broken Hill pub is The Palace. A more than honourable mention goes to a pub about 30 minutes outside of Broken Hill – The Silverton Hotel.

b. Silver City Mint and Art Centre
The Silver City Mint and Art Centre is more than just a place to buy souvenirs; it’s an attraction in itself. It houses a working silver mine replica, a gallery showcasing local and indigenous art, and a café that serves delectable local fare. This is an ideal stop for those who wish to combine a cultural experience with a gastronomic one.

ThePalace Hotel Broken Hill

ThePalace Hotel Broken Hill

Conclusion To Caravan Parks In Broken Hill

Caravan parks in Broken Hill offer a gateway to a unique Outback adventure where modern comfort meets the rugged charm of the Australian wilderness. From the rich mining history to the captivating local attractions Broken Hill has much to offer. This remote outpost beckons travellers to experience its stark beauty and historical significance. So whether you’re seeking an escape into nature, a journey through history or simply a unique adventure, caravan parks in Broken Hill should be on your travel list. Broken Hill offers a memorable experience that will stay with you for years to come.

Free Camping In Winton QLD

Free Camping In Winton QLD

Free Camping In Winton QLD

In this blog post we have a look at some free camping in Winton. Winton is a small town nestled in the heart of Outback Queensland. A great place to explore the outback and a must do for adventure seekers. Known for its rich history, stunning landscapes, it is an iconic Australian outback experience.

Winton offers an excellent opportunity for free camping. If you’re looking to immerse yourself in the rugged beauty of the Australian Outback without breaking the bank – free camping in Winton is the way to go.

Plan Your Visit

Before heading off on your journey to Winton it’s important to plan your visit carefully. Research the weather, local attractions, and the best time of year to visit. While free camping is a cost-effective way to explore the area, be prepared for the extreme temperatures of the Outback. It’s recommended to visit during the cooler months (May to September) for a more comfortable experience. And if you aren’t a fan of flies then maybe give it a miss.

  • Sufficient water and food supplies.
  • A first-aid kit.
  • Adequate clothing for varying temperatures.
  • A reliable GPS or maps for navigation.
  • Camping gear, including tents, sleeping bags, and cooking equipment.

Setup At Mistake Creek Free Camping In Winton QLD

Setup At Mistake Creek Free Camping In Winton QLD

Exploring Winton

With the high cost of fuel and the long distances to get to Winton free camping is a fantastic way to save on accommodation costs. Winton offers a wide range of attractions to explore.

  1. Australian Age of Dinosaurs: Discover the world’s largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils at this renowned museum.
  2. Waltzing Matilda Centre: Learn about the history of the famous song “Waltzing Matilda” and its connections to Winton.
  3. Lark Quarry Dinosaur Trackways: Explore a unique site with preserved dinosaur footprints.
  4. Adventure Drives: Take advantage of the stunning 4WD routes in the region including the famous “Winton to Boulia.”

Amanda At The Waltzing Matilda Centre Winton QLD

Amanda At The Waltzing Matilda Centre Winton QLD

Places Available For Free Camping In Winton

1. Mistake Creek

  • This is a free campground beside a creek. It is dog friendly.
  • It is accessible to RVs, camper trailers, caravans and big rigs. Camping in tents is allowed.
  • There are no facilities. Take all rubbish with you and leave no trace.
  • Dogs are permitted.
  • This area may become muddy and slippery when wet.

Type: Free Camping
Cost: Free
Location: Winton-Jundah Rd, Winton, Queensland
GPS: -22.417848°, 143.033297°
Pet Friendly: Yes

Campfire At Mistake Creek Winton QLD

Campfire At Mistake Creek Winton QLD

2. Mistake Creek Overflow

  • It is accessible to RVs, camper trailers, caravans and big rigs. Camping in tents is allowed.
  • There are no facilities. Take all rubbish with you and leave no trace.
  • Dogs are permitted.
  • This area may become muddy and slippery when wet.

Type: Free Camping
Cost: Free
Location: Winton-Jundah Rd, Winton, Queensland
GPS: -22.419791°, 143.032828°
Pet Friendly: Yes

3. Long Waterhole

This is commonly known as the locals’ waterhole, It is approximately 2kms from Winton on the Jundah Road. Long Waterhole is man-made and was once used during the Outback Festival as the site for the World Crayfish Derby!

The townsfolk often go there in the summertime for a swim and occasionally a speedboat will be launched for a spot of water-skiing.

  • If you carry it in, carry it out
  • Dont burn, dump or bury rubbish
  • Leave the campsite clean and tidy
  • Take only photographs and leave only footprints

WARNING – The area is prone to being affected by rain and flood water. Be aware and evacuate the area immediately as necessary.

Type: Free Camping
Cost: Free
Location: Winton-Jundah Rd, Winton, Queensland
GPS: -22.412903°, 143.058587°
Pet Friendly: Yes

Sunset At Mistake Creek While Free Camping In Winton

Sunset At Mistake Creek While Free Camping In Winton

41 Free And Low Cost Camps Along The Darling River Run

41 Free And Low Cost Camps Along The Darling River Run

41 Free And Low Cost Camps Along The Darling River Run

We have selected 39 free and low cost camps along The Darling River Run. A remarkable journey deep into the heart of the Australian outback. From the tranquillity of riverside camping to the rich Indigenous culture and the stunning landscapes. This adventure offers a unique and unforgettable experience.

We have selected 39 free and low cost camps along The Darling River Run. Ranging from free camping to low cost Station Stays there is something here for all budgets and camping styles. So pack your gear and hit the road. Let the Darling River Run unveil the beauty and mystique of the Australian Outback.

Pomona18K Camp & River ViewsBanks Of Darling RiverBush CampAvoca Homestead On The DarlingDarling BridgePooncarie Free CampingSandy River BendPooncarie Campground Down TrackPooncarie Multi Purpose ParkTolarno StationDarling River Campground Sites 1 to 34Menindee Free Riverside CampingMain Weir CampsiteDarling River Block Dam (Menindee Lakes Storage)Sandy Sunset CampBurke & Wills Camp SitePhoenix Tree CampLake PamamarooWests BeachStumpys CampSunloversStones LakesidePamamaroo Private BeachPamamaroo HeightsNelia Gaari Station StayLarge Gravel PitThe Lookout Aka Beach PaddockCoach & Horses CampgroundTilpaTilpa WeirTrilby Station Farm StayDunlop StationLouth Town CommonShindys InnRose Isle Farm StayDarling River Campground (Yapara Paaka Thuru)Yanda Campground Gundabooka NPDry Tank Campground, Gundabooka NPMays Bend – Bourke

1. Pomona

This free campground offers swimming. It is dog friendly. It is accessible to RVs, camper trailers and caravans. Camping in tents is allowed.

Type: Free Camping
Cost: Free
Location: Low Darling Rd, Wentworth, New South Wales
GPS: -33.994358°, 141.895926°
Pet Friendly: Yes

Trilby Station Camping

Trilby Station Camping

2. 18K Camp & River Views

This is a free campground. It is dog friendly. It is accessible to RVs, camper trailers, caravans and big rigs. Camping in tents is allowed.

Type: Free Camping
Cost: Free
Location: Wentworth-Pooncarie Rd, Wentworth, New South Wales
GPS: -33.970914°, 141.951507°
Pet Friendly: Yes

3. Banks Of Darling River

This is a free campground. It is dog friendly. It is accessible to RVs, camper trailers and caravans. Camping in tents is allowed. You must be fully self-contained.

Type: Free Camping
Cost: Free
Location: 1275 Wentworth-Pooncarie Road, New South Wales
GPS: -33.968536°, 141.950125°
Pet Friendly: Yes

4. Bush Camp

This free campground offers swimming. It is dog friendly. It is accessible to RVs, camper trailers, caravans and big rigs. Camping in tents is allowed.

Type: Free Camping
Cost: Free
Location: Wentworth-Pooncarie Rd, Wentworth, New South Wales
GPS: -33.961999°, 141.957456°
Pet Friendly: Yes

Tilpa Or Bourke

Tilpa Or Bourke

5. Avoca Homestead On The Darling

Avoca station homestead is situated on the iconic Darling River, just 26 km from the historic town of Wentworth at the junction of the Murray and Darling Rivers. It was the Head Station of one of the original sheep stations in the region, and for a period covered 1,100 square miles. The homestead complex, gardens, tennis court, orchard and outbuildings sit on 100 acres of natural bushland, disused flood irrigation bays; old and new river red gums line 1.5 km of river frontage. You are invited to come, relax and enjoy the serene ambience provided by the buildings and Mother Nature’s sunshine, stars, flora and fauna.

Camping is available on the property with supply of your own equipment. Sites are unpowered and suitable for tents, camper trailers, caravans, motorhomes and big rigs. Facilities include toilets, showers, picnic tables, fire pits and BBQ. Pets are permitted.

Type: Paid Camping
Cost: $25 per night
Location: 1122 Low Darling Rd, Wentworth, New South Wales
GPS: -33.928065°, 141.971736°
Pet Friendly: Yes
Phone: 03 5027 3020
Web: http://sites.google.com/site/avocaondarling

6. Darling Bridge

This is a free campground. It is dog friendly. It is accessible to camper trailers and off road caravans. Camping in tents is allowed.

Type: Free Camping
Cost: Free
Location: High Darling Rd, Pooncarie, New South Wales
GPS: -33.414220°, 142.568669°
Pet Friendly: Yes

7. Jim N Tans Camp

This is a free campground. It is dog friendly. steep banks but the sand bar is easy to walk down too and only visible while the river is low. It is accessible to motorbikes, RVs, camper trailers and caravans. Camping in tents is allowed. You must be fully self-contained. Some bridge noise but minimal.

Type: Free Camping
Cost: Free
Location: High Darling Rd, Pooncarie, New South Wales
GPS: -33.412985°, 142.569744°
Pet Friendly: Yes

Selfie At Burke Wills Camp Site Lake Pamamaroo

Selfie At Burke Wills Camp Site Lake Pamamaroo

8. Pooncarie Free Camping

Free camping along the Darling River, south of Pooncarie. There are no facilities. Campers must be self-sufficient. Take all rubbish with
you and leave no trace.

There are no toilet facilities at this site so you must be self sufficient. It’s a short walk into town to the Old Wharf Cafe for breakfast and lunch or the hotel for dinner and drinks. Hot showers are available behind Pooncarie Hall for a small fee.

Type: Free Camping
Cost: Free
Location: Pooncarie Rd, Pooncarie, New South Wales
GPS: -33.391937°, 142.570271°
Pet Friendly: Yes

9. Sandy River Bend

Quiet Sandy area on the Darling River surrounded by beautiful bush. Follow the dirt road that goes through the Multi Purpose Park to the very end. Lovely quiet spot away from it all. Plenty of firewood. Must be self contained. Please take your rubbish home.

Type: Paid Camping
Cost: $10 per night pay at the shop
Location: Pooncarie, New South Wales
GPS: -33.388422°, 142.556793°
Pet Friendly: Yes

10. Pooncarie Campground Down Track

Follow the track to the end to find nice camp sites. $10 per night pay at the pub. $1 to use the hot showers and toilets.

Type: Paid Camping
Cost: $10 per night pay at the pub. $1 to use the hot showers and toilets.
Location: Pooncarie, New South Wales
GPS: -33.387029°, 142.559608°
Pet Friendly: Yes

Kinchega National Park Darling River NSW

Kinchega National Park Darling River NSW

11. Pooncarie Multi Purpose Park

Pooncarie Multi Purpose Park (Wakefield Oval) features 1200 acres of dispersed camping stretched along the Darling River. Unpowered and Powered site fees apply and deposit for key (for power) is payable at Pooncarie Hotel, 9 Tarcoola St. Pooncarie is the closest town to the Mungo National Park, part of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Willandra Lakes Region.

Type: Paid Camping
Cost: $10 per night pay at Pitstop Store
Location: Pooncarie Menindee Rd, Pooncarie, New South Wales
GPS: -33.380837°, 142.563754°
Pet Friendly: Yes

12. Tolarno Station

River side camping $15/Per Vehicle/Per Night. Toilets, Showers & Kitchen with Shearers Quarters Bookings Only – $30/Per Person/Per Night. Accessible to camper trailers and off road caravans. Camping in tents allowed. Dogs with prior approval only.

Type: Paid Camping
Cost: $15 per vehicle per night
Booking Required: Yes
Location: Pooncarie Menindee Rd, Menindee, New South Wales
GPS: -32.783254°, 142.398159°
Pet Friendly: With Prior Approval Only

Inside The Kinchega Woolshed

Inside The Kinchega Woolshed

13. Darling River Campground Sites 1 to 34

34 camp sites are available inside Kinchega National Park for a small fee. Outback camping beside the Darling River in Kinchega National Park offers excellent birdwatching, barbecue facilities and swimming. Bookings are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757. Campsite fees and Park entry fees apply.

Sites are unpowered and suitable for tents, camper trailers, caravans, and camping beside your vehicle. Facilities include picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), carpark, and non-flush toilets. Drinking and cooking water is not available at this campground. Hot showers and bore water are available at the Shearers’ Quarters at the Historic Woolshed by gold coin donation.

This is a remote campground, please arrive well prepared and make sure you travel with ample food and water. Be aware of the weather conditions. If it rains, you might need to move your camp to Emu Lake campground or you may have to stay at your campsite for several days while the road dries out.

  • Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty.
  • Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted.
  • NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Type: Paid Camping (National Park)
Cost: $12.50 per site per night plus park access fees
Booking Required: Yes
Location: Kinchega National Park – River Dr, Menindee, New South Wales
GPS: -32.459877°, 142.371654°
Phone: 1300 072 757 or (08) 8080-3200
Web: https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/campgrounds/
Email: [email protected]
Pet Friendly: No

14. Menindee Free Riverside Camping

This free campground offers swimming. It is dog friendly. It is accessible to motorbikes, RVs, camper trailers and caravans.

Type: Free Camping
Cost: Free
Location: Wentworth Rd, Menindee, New South Wales
GPS: -32.396547°, 142.427816°
Pet Friendly: Yes

15. Main Weir Campsite

This free campground offers toilets and swimming. It is dog friendly. It is accessible to motorbikes, RVs, camper trailers, caravans and big rigs. Camping in tents is allowed.

Type: Free Camping
Cost: Free
Location: Menindee-Wilcannia Road, Menindee, New South Wales
GPS: -32.314214°, 142.509037°
Pet Friendly: Yes

Free Camping At Louth Town Common

Free Camping At Louth Town Common

16. Darling River Block Dam (Menindee Lakes Storage)

This is a free campground. It is dog friendly. It is accessible to motorbikes, RVs, camper trailers and caravans. Camping in tents is allowed. You must be fully self-contained.

Type: Free Camping
Cost: Free
Location: Menindee, New South Wales
GPS: -32.313609°, 142.503220°
Pet Friendly: Yes

17. Sandy Sunset Camp

This free campground offers toilets and swimming. It is dog friendly. It is accessible to motorbikes, RVs, camper trailers, caravans and big rigs. Camping in tents is allowed.

Type: Free Camping
Cost: Free
Location: Lake Pamamaroo, Menindee, New South Wales
GPS: -32.301415°, 142.501407°
Pet Friendly: Yes

18. Burke & Wills Camp Site

This free campground offers toilets. It is dog friendly. It is accessible to motorbikes, RVs, camper trailers, caravans and big rigs. Camping in tents is allowed.

Type: Free Camping
Cost: Free
Location: Main Weir Rd, Lake Pamamaroo, New South Wales
GPS: -32.304623°, 142.497912°
Pet Friendly: Yes

19. Phoenix Tree Camp

Free camp by the lake with great sunsets. It is dog friendly. It is accessible to motorbikes, RVs, camper trailers, caravans and big rigs. Camping in tents is allowed.

Type: Free Camping
Cost: Free
Location: Main Weir Road, Menindee, New South Wales
GPS: -32.306539°, 142.492171°
Pet Friendly: Yes

Free Camping At Lake Pamamaroo

Free Camping At Lake Pamamaroo

20. Lake Pamamaroo

This is a free campground. It is dog friendly. It is accessible to RVs, camper trailers and caravans. Camping in tents is allowed. You must be fully self-contained. Fires allowed.

Type: Free Camping
Cost: Free
Location: Lake Pamamaroo, Menindee, New South Wales
GPS: -32.313764°, 142.480823°
Pet Friendly: Yes

21. Wests Beach

Lovely sheltered spot on a sandy beach. No facilities. It is dog friendly. It is accessible to RVs, camper trailers and caravans. Camping in tents is allowed. You must be fully self-contained. Fires allowed.

Type: Free Camping
Cost: Free
Location: Main Weir Road, Menindee, New South Wales
GPS: -32.316066°, 142.467321°
Pet Friendly: Yes

22. Stumpys Camp

Open area beside the water amongst some dead trees. No facilities. It is dog friendly. It is accessible to RVs, camper trailers and caravans. Camping in tents is allowed. You must be fully self-contained. Fires allowed.

Type: Free Camping
Cost: Free
Location: Lake Pamamaroo, Menindee, New South Wales
GPS: -32.318188°, 142.451866°
Pet Friendly: Yes

Driving The Darling River Run With A Caravan

Driving The Darling River Run With A Caravan

23. Sunlovers

Lovely large campsite with a private beach. No facilities. It is dog friendly. It is accessible to RVs, camper trailers and caravans. Camping in tents is allowed. You must be fully self-contained. Fires allowed.

Type: Free Camping
Cost: Free
Location: Lake Pamamaroo, Menindee, New South Wales
GPS: -32.317636°, 142.440694°
Pet Friendly: Yes

24. Stones Lakeside

This free campground offers swimming and fishing. It is dog friendly. Deep sand underfoot. Requires 4WD to access. No access when wet.

Type: Free Camping
Cost: Free
Location: Weir Road Menindee, New South Wales
GPS: -32.315844°, 142.436241°
Pet Friendly: Yes

25. Pamamaroo Private Beach

4wd camper access in a private location along the Pamamaroo lake edge. If you don’t want to be with everyone else to the east in the caravan parking bays this is a perfect little spot to get away. Lots of other areas along here as well. Look for the little tracks off the main road.

Type: Free Camping
Cost: Free
Location: Location: Lake Pamamaroo, Menindee, New South Wales
GPS: -32.305692°, 142.420538°
Pet Friendly: Yes

26. Pamamaroo Heights

Great camp with awesome views. No wind protection and no shade. No facilities. It is dog friendly. It is accessible to RVs, camper trailers and caravans. Camping in tents is allowed. You must be fully self-contained. Fires allowed.

Type: Free Camping
Cost: Free
Location: Menindee, New South Wales
GPS: -32.288395°, 142.419421°
Pet Friendly: Yes

Darling River Taken At The Tilpa Hotel

Darling River Taken At The Tilpa Hotel

27. Nelia Gaari Station Stay

Nelia Gaari is a working sheep station situated on the west side river road half way between Menindee and Wilcannia. Four wheel drive isn’t necessary but recommended. Please check road conditions if there has been rain in the area. Unsealed roads are closed in the event of rain.

If you are looking for a quite convenient spot on the Darling River to park your caravan/campervan or four wheel drive for overnight or as long as you like, call in and check out our great camp sites.

Our camp sites have shared toilet and shower facilities. Relax and experience the quiet and restful solitude of the Darling River.

Choose your spot by the Darling River, our camp sites are natural, secluded spots with absolute river frontage. There is a gas BBQ as well as shower and toilet facilities. All camp sites are unpowered – if necessary bring your own generator for lighting etc.

  • Dogs are welcome subject to conditions – call about pets prior to arrival.
  • Sorry no eftpos facilities available
  • Strictly NO Firearms or Recreational Off-Road Motorbike Riding

Type: Station Stay
Cost: $10 per person per night
Booking Required: Yes
Location: Menindee-Wilcannia Road, Menindee, New South Wales
GPS: -32.072232°, 142.827058°
Phone: (08) 8091-6496
Web: http://www.neliagaari.com.au
Email: [email protected]
Pet Friendly: Dogs welcome subject to conditions – call about pets prior to arrival

28. Large Gravel Pit

Not a bad stopover out of the wind and away from the road if you need to stop between Menindee and Wilcannia. Climb to the top of the gravel pile to get a view of the plains. No facilities. It is dog friendly. It is accessible to RVs, camper trailers and caravans. Camping in tents is allowed. You must be fully self-contained.

Type: Free Camping
Cost: Free
Location: West Wilcannia Rd, Menindee, New South Wales
GPS: -31.896256°, 142.939705°
Pet Friendly: Yes

Darling River Run

Darling River Run

29. The Lookout Aka Beach Paddock

28km south of Wilcannia is a nice spot just off the road to the left when heading south behind a sand dune overlooking a billabong that is filled by the Darling River when it floods. Have a fire (providing there is no state issued fire ban for the area) but please put out the fire properly. Take rubbish with you and contain grey water near the river. Use caution if bringing dogs as the property does regular baiting for wild dogs. Shooting is also not allowed anywhere on the property.

Type: Free Camping
Cost: Free
Location: Culpaulin Station West Wilcannia Road, Wilcannia, New South Wales
GPS: -31.737966°, 143.189250°
Pet Friendly: Yes

30. Coach & Horses Campground

In a shady spot next to a bend in the Darling, this campground offers a bush camp with views up and down the river. Sites are unmarked and unpowered, suitable for tent, trailer, campervan or caravan. Facilities include picnic tables, barbecue facilities and toilets. Camp overnight at the scenic Coach and Horses campground in Paroo-Darling National Park. Go kayaking, fishing, walking and swimming or just relax by the Darling River.

There are 12 unpowered sites suitable for tents, camper trailers, caravans and camping beside your vehicle. Facilities include picnic tables, barbecue facilities and non-flush toilets. River water is available, but it’s a good idea to boil it before drinking.

This is a remote campground, please make sure you arrive well prepared and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans. Check the weather before you set out as roads within the park can become impassable when it rains. Pets and smoking are prohibited.

Type: Paid Camping (National Park)
Cost: $12.50 per site per night plus park access fees
Booking Required: Yes
Location: Paroo-Darling NP, Wilcannia-Bourke Rd, Wilcannia, New South Wales
GPS: -31.456269°, 143.826599°
Phone: 1300 072 757 or (08) 8083 7900
Web: https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/campgrounds/coach-and-horses-campground
Email: [email protected]
Pet Friendly: No

31. Tilpa

Across the road from the iconic Tilpa Hotel. This campground offers showers and toilets. It is accessible to camper trailers and caravans. Camping in tents is allowed. Camping in tents is allowed. Awesome meals and ice cold beers at the pub. Fuel available.

Type: Free Camping
Cost: Free
Location: Opposite the Pub, Tilpa, New South Wales
GPS: -30.934835°, 144.416059°
Pet Friendly: Yes

Darling River At Tilpa

Darling River At Tilpa

32. Tilpa Weir

This is a free campground. It is dog friendly. It is accessible to motorbikes, RVs, camper trailers and caravans. Camping in tents is allowed. You must be fully self-contained.

Type: Free Camping
Cost: Free
Location: Tilpa Weir Access Rd, Tilpa, New South Wales
GPS: -30.919203°, 144.458094°
Phone: (02) 6837-3928
Pet Friendly: Yes

33. Trilby Station Farm Stay

An absolute favourite of ours. Trilby Station offers self contained cottages, bunkhouses, secluded river campsites and powered sites on the Darling River 25km from Louth.

Campsites are Riverside and on the large billabong, each with a firepit (some wood to get you started, then you gather more in as needed), rubbish bin and recycle bin (we recycle drink cans and bottles for the RFDS). Pit toilets are scattered around (we recycle drink cans and bottles for the RFDS). Pit toilets are scattered around the campsite track with hot showers, flush loos, washing machines and camp kitchen (TV) near the Bunkhouse.

One powered site (no water) is riverside and the other 5 are together near the amenities, gazebo and campfire pit. Good quality bore water to each powered site.

Trilby is pet friendly for the campsites and powered sites, though being a working sheep/goat station we ask that your dog be on a leash at all times. Sorry – no pets in the cottages and Bunkhouse.

Swimming pool, canoes/kayaks, yabby nets, Mud Map drives on the station. 10km from historic Dunlop Station.

Type: Station Stay
Cost: Unpowered about $25 per night – phone or email for details. Powered available but
Location: Toorale Road, New South Wales
Booking Required: Yes
GPS: -30.641053°, 144.943002°
Phone: (02) 6874 7420 or 0419 447 938
Web: http://www.trilbystation.com.au
Email: [email protected]
Pet Friendly: Yes

34. Dunlop Station

Dunlop Station is an historic property located on the Darling river. Once a million acres it has a 45 stand shearing shed which was the first shed to have mechanical acres it has a 45 stand shearing shed which was the first shed to have mechanical shears.

Dunlop Station offers un-powered campsites along the picturesque Darling River and shearers huts are available to stay in. Bookings are required.

  • Dogs are permitted
  • Tours of the homestead, store and shearing shed are offered at 11 am on Tuesday’s, Wednesdays, Thursday’s, Friday’s, Saturday and Sunday Morning tea served in the homestead followed by the tour. Closed for tours Monday morning Tours cost $20/head or $50/family (includes morning tea).

Type: Station Stay
Cost: $20 per van or setup per night – $70 shearer’s huts rooms per night
Location: 10045 Toorale Rd, Louth, New South Wales
Booking Required: Yes
GPS: -30.614378°, 145.020561°
Phone: 0458 472 698
Web: https://Dunlopstation.com
Email: [email protected]
Pet Friendly: Yes

Darling River At Louth

Darling River At Louth

35. Louth Town Common

An absolute ripper of a camp site. This free campground offers swimming. It is dog friendly. It is accessible to RVs, camper trailers and caravans. Camping in tents is allowed. You must be fully self-contained.

Type: Free Camping
Cost: Free
Location: LOT 2 Bloxham St, Louth, New South Wales
GPS: -30.535244°, 145.113966°
Pet Friendly: Yes

36. Shindys Inn

Shindy’s Inn is located in Louth NSW on the banks of the Darling River – renowned for its fishing, yabbying and birdlife. With its population of 35 people Louth can provide a quiet, peaceful and relaxing stay.

Shindy’s Inn is a unique Australian hotel in Louth NSW, situated on the banks of the Darling River. In the great tradition of Australian Outback pubs it’s a wonderful place to spend some time – with terrific meals, good company, the best potato chips for a hundred kilometres and plenty of much-needed cold beer!

If you’d like to stay for a while we have powered and unpowered sites on our large, shady lawn and two beautifully-situated and fully self-contained cabins that sleep up to six.

Sites are suitable for tents, camper trailers, motorhomes, caravans and big rigs. Facilities include toilets, showers, laundry, games room and playground.

Type: Paid Pub Camping
Cost: About $30 per night unpowered – check their website for updates
Location: Bloxham St, Louth 2840, New South Wales
GPS: -30.535224°, 145.115605°
Phone: (02) 6874-7422
Web: https://www.shindysinn.com.au
Email: [email protected]
Pet Friendly: Yes

37. Rose Isle Farm Stay

This paid campground offers toilets, showers, swimming and power hookups. It is dog friendly. It is accessible to motorbikes, RVs, camper trailers, caravans and big rigs. It is accessible to motorbikes, RVs, camper trailers, caravans and big rigs. Camping in tents is allowed. You must book in advance.

Type: Farm Stay
Cost: About $30 per night unpowered – check their website for updates
Booking Required: Yes
Location: Louth-Bourke East Rd, Louth, New South Wales
GPS: -30.438048°, 145.378536°
Phone: (02) 6874-7371
Web: http://www.roseislestation.com
Pet Friendly: Yes

Bridge Across The Darling River At Louth

Bridge Across The Darling River At Louth

38. Darling River Campground (Yapara Paaka Thuru)

This location is a free campground, however a booking fee of $6 per site applies. Money collected is used to manage campground numbers and improve your safety.

  • This is a free campground (requires a booking fee)
  • Dogs are not permitted
  • It is accessible to motorbikes, RVs, camper trailers, caravans and big rigs
  • Camping in tents is allowed

Type: Paid Camping (National Park)
Cost: Booking Fee $6 per site
Booking Required: Yes
Location: Weir Trail, Gumbalie, New South Wales
GPS: -30.288808°, 145.562314°
Phone: 1300 072 757
Web: https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/campgrounds/
Pet Friendly: No

39. Yanda Campground Gundabooka NP

Camp by the Darling River at Yanda campground in Gundabooka State Conservation Area, near Bourke. This remote campground offers caravan camping with fishing and paddling in Outback NSW.

  • There are 10 unpowered sites suitable for tents, camper trailers, caravans and camping beside your vehicle.
  • Facilities include picnic tables, barbecue facilities, car park and flushing toilets.
  • This park or attraction is in a remote location, so please ensure you are well-prepared, bring appropriate clothing and equipment and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans.
  • Check the weather before you set out as the road to Yanda campground can become boggy when it rains.
  • Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted.

Type: Paid Camping (National Park)
Cost: $12.30 per site per night – check their website for updates
Booking Required: Yes
Location: Louth-Bourke Rd, Gundabooka, New South Wales
GPS: -30.321357°, 145.575199°
Phone: 1300 072 757
Web: https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation
Email: [email protected]
Pet Friendly: No

40. Dry Tank Campground, Gundabooka NP

This paid campground offers toilets. Dogs are not permitted. It is accessible to motorbikes, RVs, camper trailers, caravans and big rigs. Camping in tents is allowed.

Type: Paid Camping (National Park)
Cost: $12.30 per site per night – check their website for updates
Booking Required: Yes
Location: Ben Lomond Rd Via Bourke, New South Wales
GPS: -30.517809°, 145.714891°
Phone: 1300 072 757
Web: https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/campgrounds/dry-tank-campground
Pet Friendly: No

41. Mays Bend – Bourke

Mays Bend is a free campsite located only 10 kilometres from the Kidman Camp. It is a gorgeous and breath-taking spot along the Darling River which is popular among those who are self-contained. As this particular camp offers zero facilities there are public showers available at certain venues and public toilets located in and around Bourke.

Type: Free Camping
Cost: Free
Location: Bullamunta Rd, North Bourke, New South Wales
GPS: -30.039458°, 146.023308°
Phone: (02) 6872 1321
Web: https://www.visitbourke.com.au/products/mays-bend
Email: [email protected]
Pet Friendly: Yes

Exploring the Beauty of the Outback: The Darling River Run Adventure

Australia is a land of rugged beauty and endless horizons, and one of the best ways to experience its true essence is by embarking on the Darling River Run. This iconic outback journey takes you through the heart of New South Wales, following the course of the meandering Darling River. From remote campsites to charming outback towns, the Darling River Run offers a taste of true Australian wilderness and culture. Join us as we take you on a virtual journey through this remarkable adventure.

The Route

The Darling River Run covers approximately 730 kilometres, stretching from Brewarrina in the north to Wentworth in the south. Along the way, you’ll encounter a diverse range of landscapes, from arid plains to lush riverbanks teeming with wildlife. The journey can be done in a few days or leisurely stretched out over a couple of weeks, depending on your pace and the stops you choose to make.

Riverside Camping

One of the highlights of the Darling River Run is the opportunity to camp beside the river under a canopy of stars. There are numerous camping spots to choose from, ranging from basic free campsites to more developed stations with amenities like hot showers and fire pits. Some popular camping locations include Bindara Station, Trilby Station, Louth, and Bourke.

Wildlife Encounters

The Darling River is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. Keep an eye out for kangaroos, emus, and a wide variety of bird species. If you’re lucky, you might even spot a platypus swimming in the river at dawn or dusk.

Aboard The SS Jandra At Bourke On The Darling River

Aboard The SS Jandra At Bourke On The Darling River

Outback Towns

Along the Darling River Run, you’ll pass through charming outback towns that offer a glimpse into the region’s history and culture. Bourke, with its historic wharf and famous Back O’Bourke Exhibition Centre, is a must-visit. Louth and Wilcannia also have their unique charm and stories to tell.

Exploring Indigenous Culture

This region is rich in Indigenous history, and you can learn about the local Indigenous culture at various cultural centres and art galleries along the route. Take the time to appreciate the significance of the land to the Aboriginal communities.

Challenges and Preparations

Travelling the Darling River Run can present its challenges, especially if you’re not accustomed to outback conditions. Be sure to carry plenty of water, supplies, and fuel. Check the weather conditions and road status before embarking on your journey, and always let someone know your travel plans.

Conclusion

The Darling River Run is a remarkable journey that takes you deep into the heart of the Australian outback. From the tranquillity of riverside camping to the rich Indigenous culture and the stunning landscapes, this adventure offers a unique and unforgettable experience. So, pack your bags, hit the road, and let the Darling River Run unveil the beauty and mystique of the Australian Outback.

Camping Near Me In Australia Guide – Camp Close To Home

Camping Near Me In Australia Guide – Camp Close To Home

Camping Near Me In Australia Guide – Camp Close To Home

Are you an Aussie camper looking for the perfect camping spot near you? Look no further! In this comprehensive guide we have gathered the best tips for an unforgettable camping experience. Get ready to reconnect with nature and explore breathtaking landscapes right on your doorstep. Whether you prefer serene lakeside retreats or rugged mountain escapes, we have something for everyone.

This blog post aims to inspire and empower outdoor lovers to embark on awesome adventures. We understand the importance of finding the right camping spot that suits your needs so we have done the hard work for you. We’ve scoured the country to uncover lesser-known camping locations that offer stunning natural beauty and peace away from the crowds.

From secret beach coves to picturesque forest trails, our camping near me guide has got you covered. Discover secluded campsites that provide a tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Pack your gear, grab your compass, and let us take you on a journey to the best hidden gems for camping near you. Get ready to create lifelong memories surrounded by breathtaking landscapes.

Benefits Of Camping Near Me In Australia

Camping near your home location offers numerous benefits that can enhance your outdoor experience. Firstly, it saves you time and money on long-distance travel. Instead of spending hours on the road, you can be setting up your tent and immersing yourself in nature within a short drive from home.

Additionally, camping near your location allows for spontaneous trips. Whether it’s a last-minute weekend getaway or a midweek escape, you have the flexibility to make plans without extensive planning or time off work. This freedom to explore whenever the mood strikes is a major advantage of camping near me.

Moreover, camping near your location enables you to build a deeper connection with your local environment. You can discover hidden treasures in your own backyard and develop a sense of stewardship for the land. By exploring nearby camping spots, you become more aware of the natural beauty and resources available in your community, fostering a greater appreciation for your surroundings.

Factors To Consider When Choosing A Camping Location Close To Home

When selecting a camping location near you, several factors should be taken into consideration to ensure a memorable and enjoyable experience. The first factor is the type of camping experience you desire. Are you looking for a primitive camping experience, where you can truly disconnect from civilization and rely on your survival skills? Or do you prefer a more developed campground with amenities such as showers, electricity, and Wi-Fi?

Another crucial factor is the accessibility of the camping spot. Consider the distance from your home, the road conditions, and the ease of reaching the campsite. If you are planning to hike or backpack to your camping spot, evaluate the trail difficulty and length to ensure it matches your physical fitness and experience level.

Furthermore, think about the climate and weather conditions of the camping area. Research the average temperatures, rainfall, and any potential weather hazards such as flash floods or extreme heat. Being prepared for the climate will ensure you have the right gear and clothing to stay comfortable and safe during your camping trip.

Best Resources To Find Camping Spots Near Me In Australia

Finding the perfect camping spot near you can be a daunting task, but luckily there are several resources available to make the process easier. Online platforms such as Campendium, Hipcamp, and Recreation.gov offer comprehensive databases of camping spots, complete with user reviews, photos, and detailed descriptions. These platforms allow you to filter your search based on location, amenities, and camping preferences, making it simpler to find the ideal spot.

Additionally, local tourism websites and visitor centres are excellent resources for discovering hidden gems in your area. They often provide maps, brochures, and insider tips on the best camping spots that may not be as well-known to the general public. Don’t hesitate to reach out to these organisations for personalised recommendations and local insights.

Furthermore, social media can be a valuable tool for finding camping spots near you. Join online camping communities and forums where fellow outdoor enthusiasts share their favourite camping locations, tips, and experiences. Engaging with these communities can provide you with first hand recommendations and valuable advice from experienced campers.

Camping Near Me Destinations By State

Explore The Natural Beauty: Top Camping Destinations In New South Wales (NSW)

Camping near me in New South Wales (NSW) is a state of diverse landscapes, from pristine beaches to lush rainforests and rugged mountain ranges. Camping in NSW offers the perfect opportunity to reconnect with nature, whether you’re a beach lover, a bushwalker, or a starry-eyed stargazer. In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to some of the most enchanting camping destinations in NSW for an unforgettable outdoor experience.

  1. Jervis Bay, South Coast
    Why Go: Jervis Bay is renowned for its crystal-clear waters, white sandy beaches, and abundant marine life. It’s an ideal spot for swimming, snorkelling, and dolphin watching.
    Camping: Green Patch and Bristol Point campgrounds within Booderee National Park offer beachside camping facilities.
  2. Kosciuszko National Park, Snowy Mountains
    Why Go: Explore the highest peaks in Australia, picturesque alpine meadows, and pristine lakes. It’s a paradise for hikers, mountain bikers, and winter sports enthusiasts.
    Camping: Thredbo Diggings and Island Bend campgrounds are popular options for camping in the Snowy Mountains.
  3. Royal National Park, Sydney Surroundings
    Why Go: Located just outside Sydney, the Royal National Park offers coastal walks, secluded beaches, and lush rainforest trails. It’s a perfect weekend escape.
    Camping: North Era Campground and Bonnie Vale Campground offer beachfront camping within the park.
  4. Barrington Tops National Park, Hunter Region
    Why Go: Barrington Tops is a World Heritage-listed wilderness area known for its subalpine forests, waterfalls, and unique flora and fauna.
    Camping: Junction Pools and Gloucester River campgrounds are great options for camping near Barrington Tops.
  5. Mungo National Park, Outback NSW
    Why Go: Mungo National Park is famous for its ancient landscapes and rich Aboriginal history. Explore the striking Walls of China and enjoy stargazing in the outback.
    Camping: Facilities are basic, but you can camp at the Mungo Shearers’ Quarters campground.
  6. Myall Lakes National Park, North Coast
    Why Go: Myall Lakes boasts a network of coastal lakes and pristine beaches, making it an ideal destination for kayaking, fishing, and birdwatching.
    Camping: There are various campgrounds within the park, such as Mungo Brush and Dees Corner.

Camping near me in New South Wales offers an abundance of camping destinations to suit every outdoor enthusiast. Whether you’re seeking coastal adventures, alpine escapes, or outback exploration, these camping spots in NSW provide the perfect backdrop for your next camping adventure. Remember to check park regulations, book campsites in advance where necessary, and leave no trace to preserve these natural wonders for future generations to enjoy.

Uncover Victoria’s Natural Beauty: Top Camping Destinations In Victoria

Camping near me in Victoria, Australia’s southernmost state, is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. With its diverse landscapes ranging from coastal vistas to alpine wilderness, Victoria offers a wide array of camping experiences. In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to some of the most picturesque and memorable camping destinations in Victoria.

  1. The Great Ocean Road, South-West Coast
    Why Go: The Great Ocean Road is famous for its dramatic coastal scenery, including the Twelve Apostles and the Loch Ard Gorge. It’s a must-visit destination for road-trippers and beach lovers.
    Camping: Explore various campgrounds along the route, such as Johanna Beach, Princetown, and Blanket Bay.
  2. Wilsons Promontory National Park, Gippsland
    Why Go: Known as “The Prom,” Wilsons Promontory offers stunning beaches, lush forests, and incredible wildlife viewing opportunities. It’s a paradise for hikers and nature enthusiasts.
    Camping: Tidal River Campground is the main camping area with facilities like showers and a general store.
  3. Grampians National Park, Western Victoria
    Why Go: The Grampians boast rugged sandstone mountains, ancient rock art, and countless hiking trails. You can also enjoy panoramic views from the region’s lookouts.
    Camping: Halls Gap and Plantation campgrounds are excellent options for camping within the park.
  4. Alpine National Park, Victorian Alps
    Why Go: Explore the high country of Victoria with its alpine meadows, pristine rivers, and hiking trails. In the winter, it’s a popular spot for skiing and snowboarding.
    Camping: Choose from various campgrounds, including Howmans Gap and Lake Catani.
  5. Gippsland Lakes, East Gippsland
    Why Go: The Gippsland Lakes offer a stunning water-based camping experience. You can go boating, fishing, and kayaking while enjoying the serene coastal environment.
    Camping: There are numerous campgrounds around the Gippsland Lakes, such as Reeves Beach and Lake Tyers.
  6. Lerderderg State Park, Central Victoria
    Why Go: Lerderderg State Park is known for its rugged gorges, historic goldfields, and challenging hiking trails. It’s a great place for a wilderness escape.
    Camping: Choose from campgrounds like O’Briens Crossing and Shaws Lake.

Camping near me in Victoria’s camping destinations offer a diverse range of experiences, from coastal beauty to alpine adventures and everything in between. Whether you’re seeking a tranquil lakeside retreat, an exhilarating hiking expedition, or simply a relaxing beachside camping trip, these Victoria camping destinations have something for everyone. Remember to check park regulations, make reservations where necessary, and respect the natural environment to ensure a memorable and responsible camping experience.

Camping Near Me At Steiglitz

Camping Near Me At Steiglitz

Tasmania’s Natural Wonders: Top Camping Destinations In The Apple Isle

Camping near me in Tasmania, often referred to as the “Apple Isle,” is a treasure trove of natural beauty and outdoor adventures. With its pristine wilderness, rugged mountains, and pristine coastline, Tasmania offers some of the most remarkable camping destinations in Australia. In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to the top camping spots in Tasmania for an unforgettable outdoor experience.

  1. Freycinet National Park, East Coast
    Why Go: Freycinet National Park is famous for its stunning Wineglass Bay, pink granite peaks, and pristine beaches. It’s a paradise for hikers, beach lovers, and wildlife enthusiasts.
    Camping: The park offers camping at the Richardsons Beach Campground, which provides a great base for exploring the area.
  2. Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Central Highlands
    Why Go: Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair is a UNESCO World Heritage-listed wilderness known for its dramatic alpine landscapes, hiking trails, and diverse wildlife.
    Camping: Choose from campgrounds like Ronny Creek and Lake St Clair for an immersive wilderness experience.
  3. Bay of Fires, North-East Coast
    Why Go: The Bay of Fires is renowned for its stunning orange lichen-covered granite boulders, white sandy beaches, and crystal-clear waters. It’s perfect for beach camping, swimming, and snorkelling.
    Camping: You can camp at various sites along the coastline, such as Cosy Corner and Policemans Point.
  4. Southwest National Park, South-West Wilderness
    Why Go: The South-West Wilderness is one of Tasmania’s most remote and pristine regions. It’s a challenging but rewarding destination for experienced hikers and wilderness enthusiasts.
    Camping: Camping options vary from basic wilderness camping to designated campgrounds like Edgar Campground.
  5. Mount Field National Park, Derwent Valley
    Why Go: Mount Field National Park offers a mix of temperate rainforests, alpine moorlands, and cascading waterfalls. It’s a great spot for bushwalking and wildlife spotting.
    Camping: Stay at the Mount Field Campground or explore nearby options like Lake Dobson.
  6. Bruny Island, South-East Coast
    Why Go: Bruny Island is a natural wonderland with pristine beaches, towering sea cliffs, and abundant wildlife. It’s also a foodie’s paradise with local gourmet delights.
    Camping: There are various campgrounds on the island, including The Neck Reserve and Cloudy Bay.

Camping near me in Tasmania’s camping destinations offer a diverse range of experiences, from coastal beauty to alpine adventures and wilderness exploration. Whether you’re seeking a serene beachside escape, an epic mountain hike, or a tranquil rainforest retreat, these Tasmania camping spots have something for every nature lover. Remember to check park regulations, make reservations where necessary, and practice Leave No Trace principles to preserve the island’s pristine natural environment.

South Australia’s Natural Paradise: Top Camping Destinations For Outdoor Enthusiasts

Camping near me in South Australia is a land of diverse landscapes, from vast deserts and rugged coastlines to lush forests and rolling vineyards. Camping in South Australia offers the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the state’s natural beauty and unique outdoor experiences. In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to some of the top camping destinations in South Australia for a memorable and adventurous getaway.

  1. Flinders Ranges National Park
    Why Go: The Flinders Ranges offer a stunning mix of rugged mountain ranges, deep gorges, and ancient landscapes. It’s perfect for hiking, photography, and stargazing.
    Camping: Wilpena Pound Campground and Rawnsley Park Station offer excellent camping facilities within the park.
  2. Kangaroo Island
    Why Go: Kangaroo Island is a wildlife lover’s dream, home to kangaroos, koalas, sea lions, and more. Explore pristine beaches, coastal cliffs, and unique rock formations.
    Camping: There are several campgrounds on the island, including Western KI Caravan Park and Vivonne Bay Campground.
  3. Coffin Bay National Park
    Why Go: Coffin Bay is famous for its stunning coastline, pristine beaches, and exceptional seafood. It’s a paradise for fishing, boating, and water sports.
    Camping: Coffin Bay National Park offers several campgrounds, including Yangie Bay and Morgan’s Landing.
  4. Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary
    Why Go: Arkaroola is an outback sanctuary with a unique geological landscape. It’s a fantastic destination for birdwatching, 4WD adventures, and astronomy enthusiasts.
    Camping: Camp at Arkaroola Village or enjoy the remote Ridgetop Tour and camping experience.
  5. Innes National Park
    Why Go: Innes National Park features rugged coastal cliffs, historic shipwrecks, and excellent bushwalking trails. It’s a haven for birdwatchers and beachcombers.
    Camping: The park offers several campgrounds, including Stenhouse Bay and Cable Bay.
  6. The Coorong
    Why Go: The Coorong is a unique wetland ecosystem renowned for its birdlife and serene waterways. Explore the lagoons by kayak or simply enjoy the tranquillity.
    Camping: Campsites are available at several locations, including 42 Mile Crossing and Policeman’s Point.

Camping near me in South Australia’s camping destinations offer a diverse range of experiences, from coastal beauty to outback adventures and wilderness exploration. Whether you’re seeking a coastal escape, a rugged outback adventure, or a peaceful wetland retreat, these camping spots have something for every nature enthusiast. Remember to check park regulations, make reservations where necessary, and practice responsible camping to help protect the state’s unique natural environment.

Western Australia’s Wilderness Wonders: Top Camping Destinations For Outdoor Enthusiasts

Western Australia is a vast and untamed land, known for its rugged landscapes, pristine beaches, and diverse wildlife. Camping in Western Australia offers an opportunity to explore some of the most breathtaking natural wonders in the country. In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to the top camping destinations in Western Australia for an unforgettable outdoor adventure.

  1. Cape Range National Park, Exmouth
    Why Go: Cape Range National Park is a coastal paradise, offering breathtaking snorkelling opportunities at Ningaloo Reef, rugged canyons, and pristine beaches.
    Camping: Yardie Creek Campground and Kurrajong Campground provide excellent camping options within the park.
  2. Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungle Range), Kimberley
    Why Go: Explore the otherworldly beehive-shaped rock formations of the Bungle Bungle Range. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a true wilderness gem.
    Camping: Camp at the Walardi Campground or Kurrajong Campground for an immersive experience in the park.
  3. Karijini National Park, Pilbara
    Why Go: Karijini National Park is a rugged paradise, featuring stunning gorges, waterfalls, and adventurous hiking trails. It’s a haven for nature enthusiasts.
    Camping: Dales Gorge Campground and Knox Gorge Campground offer camping facilities within the park.
  4. Fitzgerald River National Park, South Coast
    Why Go: Fitzgerald River National Park boasts incredible biodiversity, wildflowers, and coastal landscapes. It’s perfect for hiking, birdwatching, and beachcombing.
    Camping: There are various campgrounds within the park, such as Four Mile Campground and Hamersley Inlet Campground.
  5. Karri Forests, Pemberton
    Why Go: Discover the towering karri forests of Pemberton, home to some of the world’s tallest trees. Enjoy forest walks, river kayaking, and the famous Gloucester Tree climb.
    Camping: Pemberton offers several campgrounds, including Warren Campground and Big Brook Arboretum.
  6. Francois Peron National Park, Shark Bay
    Why Go: Francois Peron National Park is a pristine coastal wilderness with rich marine life and unique red sand dunes. It’s a must-visit for beach lovers and wildlife enthusiasts.
    Camping: Stay at one of the beachside campsites, such as Gregories or Bottle Bay.

Camping near me in Western Australia’s camping destinations offer an array of diverse experiences, from coastal beauty to outback adventures and ancient forests. Whether you’re seeking a beachside escape, a wilderness adventure, or a tranquil forest retreat, these camping spots have something for every nature enthusiast. Remember to check park regulations, make necessary reservations, and practice responsible camping to preserve the unique natural environment of Western Australia.

Unveiling Nature’s Treasures: Top Camping Destinations in the Northern Territory

Camping near me in The Northern Territory (NT) of Australia is a vast and wild land, where the outback meets tropical wilderness. Camping in the NT offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the heart of Australia, with its stunning landscapes, rich indigenous culture, and diverse wildlife. In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to some of the top camping destinations in the Northern Territory for an extraordinary outdoor adventure.

  1. Kakadu National Park
    Why Go: Kakadu is Australia’s largest national park, known for its incredible biodiversity, ancient Aboriginal rock art, and breathtaking wetlands. Explore waterfalls, billabongs, and stunning landscapes.
    Camping: Choose from various campgrounds within the park, such as Cooinda Campground and Mardukal Camping Area.
  2. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
    Why Go: Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) are iconic natural wonders of the world, with cultural and spiritual significance. Experience the changing colours of Uluru at sunrise and sunset.
    Camping: Ayers Rock Campground and Yulara Campground provide camping options near Uluru.
  3. Litchfield National Park
    Why Go: Litchfield National Park is famous for its stunning waterfalls, clear swimming holes, and monsoon rainforests. It’s a haven for hikers and swimmers.
    Camping: Florence Falls Campground and Wangi Falls Campground are popular camping areas within the park.
  4. Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge)
    Why Go: Nitmiluk National Park features a series of stunning gorges carved by the Katherine River. Explore the gorges by boat, hike along the escarpment, and immerse yourself in Indigenous culture.
    Camping: Nitmiluk National Park offers camping at places like Nitmiluk Camping and Katherine Hot Springs.
  5. West MacDonnell Ranges
    Why Go: The West MacDonnell Ranges offer a spectacular desert landscape with red rock formations, hidden waterholes, and unique wildlife. Explore gorges and historical sites.
    Camping: Ellery Creek Big Hole, Redbank Gorge, and Ormiston Gorge have campgrounds for visitors.
  6. Arnhem Land
    Why Go: Arnhem Land is a remote and culturally significant region. Immerse yourself in Aboriginal culture, explore pristine coastlines, and witness unique wildlife.
    Camping: Visitors require special permits for camping in Arnhem Land, and accommodations range from remote campsites to exclusive wilderness lodges.

Camping near me in The Northern Territory’s camping destinations offer an incredible array of experiences, from lush wetlands to ancient deserts and cultural exploration. Whether you’re seeking a spiritual journey, a wilderness adventure, or a refreshing swim in natural pools, these camping spots have something for every nature lover. Remember to respect the land and its indigenous heritage, follow local regulations, and practice responsible camping to preserve the unique natural and cultural treasures of the Northern Territory.

David And Amanda At Uluru Sunset Viewing Area

David And Amanda At Uluru Sunset Viewing Area

Queensland’s Natural Wonders: Top Camping Destinations For Outdoor Enthusiasts

Camping near me in Queensland, often referred to as the “Sunshine State,” is renowned for its stunning natural beauty, diverse landscapes, and outdoor adventures. Camping in Queensland offers a chance to experience the state’s pristine beaches, ancient rainforests, and unique wildlife. In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to some of the top camping destinations in Queensland for an unforgettable outdoor experience.

  1. Daintree Rainforest, Far North Queensland
    Why Go: The Daintree Rainforest is one of the world’s oldest rainforests, teeming with unique flora and fauna. Explore lush jungle trails, swim in crystal-clear freshwater creeks, and experience a UNESCO World Heritage site.
    Camping: Find campgrounds like Noah Beach Campground and Cape Tribulation Camping within the Daintree area.
  2. Fraser Island, Great Sandy National Park
    Why Go: Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island, known for its pristine beaches, freshwater lakes, and dense rainforests. It’s perfect for beach driving, wildlife spotting, and outdoor adventure.
    Camping: Choose from numerous campgrounds on Fraser Island, including Central Station and Lake Boomanjin.
  3. Lamington National Park, Gold Coast Hinterland
    Why Go: Lamington National Park is a haven for nature lovers, with its lush subtropical rainforests, waterfalls, and abundant birdlife. Enjoy hiking through ancient forests.
    Camping: Camp at Green Mountains Campground or Binna Burra Campground for an immersive rainforest experience.
  4. Whitsunday Islands National Park
    Why Go: The Whitsundays are a group of stunning islands with azure waters and white-sand beaches. Snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef, go sailing, and relax in paradise.
    Camping: Enjoy camping on islands like Hook Island and Whitehaven Beach, with facilities varying from basic to more developed sites.
  5. Carnarvon Gorge, Carnarvon National Park
    Why Go: Carnarvon Gorge offers spectacular sandstone cliffs, lush vegetation, and Aboriginal rock art. Hike through the gorge, marvel at ancient palms, and spot unique wildlife.
    Camping: Camping is available at the Carnarvon Gorge Visitor Area and Big Bend camping areas.
  6. Cooloola Great Walk, Great Sandy National Park
    Why Go: The Cooloola Great Walk offers a diverse range of ecosystems, from coastal dunes to subtropical rainforests. It’s a multi-day hiking adventure with stunning scenery.
    Camping: Camp at designated sites along the Cooloola Great Walk or choose campgrounds in the Great Sandy National Park.

Camping near me in Queensland’s camping destinations offer a diverse range of experiences, from coastal paradises to ancient rainforests and rugged gorges. Whether you’re seeking a beachside retreat, a wilderness adventure, or a hike through lush forests, these camping spots have something for every nature enthusiast. Remember to check park regulations, make reservations where necessary, and practice responsible camping to preserve the unique natural environment of Queensland.

Nature’s Retreat: Camping Destinations In The Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

While the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) may be known primarily for its political hub, it also boasts a surprising array of natural beauty and outdoor adventure. Camping in the ACT allows you to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse yourself in serene bushland, pristine lakes, and rugged mountain ranges. In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to some of the top camping destinations in the ACT for an unforgettable outdoor experience.

  1. Namadgi National Park
    Why Go: Namadgi National Park covers a vast wilderness area, offering hiking trails, stunning landscapes, and the chance to encounter native wildlife. It’s an ideal destination for bushwalkers and nature enthusiasts.
    Camping: Find campsites such as Orroral Valley Campground and Honeysuckle Campground within the park.
  2. Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
    Why Go: Tidbinbilla is a haven for wildlife lovers, with abundant birdlife, kangaroos, and koalas. Explore walking trails, the Tidbinbilla Deep Space Communication Complex, and pristine wetlands.
    Camping: Camping facilities are available at Tidbinbilla’s Woods Reserve Campground.
  3. Cotter Campground, Namadgi National Park
    Why Go: Cotter Campground offers a peaceful escape along the Cotter River, with opportunities for swimming, picnicking, and hiking. It’s conveniently located near Canberra.
    Camping: Cotter Campground provides a picturesque setting for camping and is suitable for both tents and caravans.
  4. Googong Foreshores
    Why Go: Googong Foreshores is a tranquil reservoir surrounded by bushland, perfect for fishing, kayaking, and bushwalking. It’s a short drive from Canberra.
    Camping: Camping is available at the London Bridge and Beltana campgrounds, offering a peaceful lakeside experience.
  5. Murrumbidgee River Corridor
    Why Go: The Murrumbidgee River Corridor is a natural oasis on the outskirts of Canberra. Enjoy scenic walks, birdwatching, and river activities in this picturesque setting.
    Camping: Camping is permitted in designated areas along the river, such as Kambah Pool and Casuarina Sands.
  6. Booroomba Rocks, Namadgi National Park
    Why Go: Booroomba Rocks is a popular destination for rock climbing and offers stunning views of the surrounding landscapes. It’s a great spot for adventure seekers.
    Camping: While there is no camping at Booroomba Rocks, you can stay at nearby campgrounds in Namadgi National Park.

Camping near me in The Australian Capital Territory’s camping destinations offer a serene retreat into nature, with options for hikers, wildlife enthusiasts, and adventure seekers. Whether you’re seeking a peaceful lakeside escape or an adrenaline-pumping rock-climbing adventure, these camping spots have something for everyone. Remember to check park regulations, book campsites where required, and practice responsible camping to preserve the natural beauty of the ACT.

Camping Near Me Destinations By Capital City

Escape To Nature: Camping Destinations Near Sydney

Camping near me in Sydney, Australia’s largest city, is surrounded by natural beauty, from pristine beaches to lush national parks. Camping near Sydney offers a perfect opportunity to escape the urban hustle and reconnect with nature. In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to some of the top camping destinations near Sydney for an unforgettable outdoor adventure.

  1. Royal National Park
    Why Go: Located just south of Sydney, the Royal National Park is one of the world’s oldest national parks, known for its coastal cliffs, pristine beaches, and lush rainforests. It’s perfect for hiking, swimming, and birdwatching.
    Camping: Stay at campgrounds like Bonnie Vale, North Era, and Garie Beach for an authentic coastal camping experience.
  2. Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
    Why Go: This park, situated to the north of Sydney, features a network of waterways, lush forests, and Aboriginal rock engravings. Explore the Hawkesbury River, hike to the West Head lookout, and discover ancient culture.
    Camping: Choose from campgrounds like The Basin and Mackerel Beach for waterside camping.
  3. Lane Cove National Park
    Why Go: Lane Cove National Park offers a tranquil oasis within the city limits. Enjoy bushwalks along the Lane Cove River, paddle on the river, and spot wildlife in a suburban setting.
    Camping: Lane Cove River Tourist Park provides camping facilities close to the city.
  4. Wollemi National Park
    Why Go: Wollemi National Park, located northwest of Sydney, is a World Heritage-listed wilderness area known for its rugged sandstone cliffs, deep canyons, and unique flora and fauna. It’s perfect for bushwalking and canyoning.
    Camping: Colo Meroo and Newnes campgrounds offer camping options within the park.
  5. Bouddi National Park
    Why Go: Bouddi National Park, on the Central Coast, offers coastal walks, secluded beaches, and opportunities for whale watching. Explore Maitland Bay, hike to the Box Head lookout, and relax on sandy shores.
    Camping: Camping is available at the Little Beach campground within the park.
  6. The Blue Mountains
    Why Go: The Blue Mountains, just west of Sydney, feature stunning cliffs, deep valleys, and lush forests. Explore iconic landmarks like the Three Sisters, hike through picturesque trails, and enjoy the tranquillity.
    Camping: Numerous campgrounds are available in the Blue Mountains, including Euroka Campground and Blackheath Glen.

Camping near me in Sydney’s camping destinations offer a diverse range of experiences, from coastal beauty to mountain adventures and serene riverside getaways. Whether you’re seeking a coastal escape, a bushwalking adventure, or a peaceful riverside retreat, these camping spots have something for every nature enthusiast. Remember to check park regulations, book campsites where required, and practice responsible camping to preserve the natural beauty of Sydney’s surroundings.

Escape To The Outdoors: Camping Destinations Near Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia’s cultural capital, is not only known for its vibrant city life but also for its proximity to stunning natural landscapes. Camping near Melbourne provides an excellent opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse yourself in nature. In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to some of the top camping destinations near Melbourne for an unforgettable outdoor adventure.

  1. Wilsons Promontory National Park
    Why Go: Wilsons Promontory, affectionately known as “The Prom,” offers awesome coastal scenery, pristine beaches, and a variety of hiking trails. It’s a paradise for nature enthusiasts.
    Camping: Choose from campgrounds such as Tidal River Campground, Little Waterloo Bay, and Sealers Cove for a true wilderness experience.
  2. The Grampians National Park
    Why Go: The Grampians boast rugged sandstone mountains, stunning waterfalls, and a rich Indigenous history. It’s a haven for hikers, rock climbers, and wildlife enthusiasts.
    Camping: Camp at Halls Gap, Plantation, or Buandik campgrounds for access to hiking trails and scenic viewpoints.
  3. Phillip Island
    Why Go: Phillip Island, a short drive from Melbourne, is famous for its penguin parade, beautiful beaches, and a range of outdoor activities, including surfing and wildlife watching.
    Camping: Stay at Cowes Caravan Park or Beachcomber Holiday Park for convenient camping options.
  4. Lerderderg State Park
    Why Go: Lerderderg State Park, located just an hour from Melbourne, features rugged gorges, historic goldfields, and challenging hiking trails. It’s perfect for a quick wilderness escape.
    Camping: Choose from campgrounds like O’Briens Crossing and Camp Blackwood for a tranquil bush camping experience.
  5. Yarra Ranges National Park
    Why Go: Yarra Ranges National Park, in the Dandenong Ranges, offers lush rainforests, picturesque waterfalls, and a network of walking trails. It’s a great destination for day hikes and picnics.
    Camping: Camping facilities are available at Toorongo Falls Campground and Donnelly’s Weir Campground.
  6. Kinglake National Park
    Why Go: Kinglake National Park, in the Great Dividing Range, offers a mix of tall forests, fern gullies, and scenic lookouts. Explore walking tracks, enjoy birdwatching, and unwind in nature.
    Camping: Choose from campgrounds such as Masons Falls and Jehosaphat Gully for peaceful camping experiences.

Camping near me in Melbourne’s camping destinations offer a diverse range of experiences, from coastal beauty to mountain adventures and lush forests. Whether you’re seeking a coastal escape, a bushwalking adventure, or a peaceful forest retreat, these camping spots have something for every nature enthusiast. Remember to check park regulations, book campsites where required, and practice responsible camping to preserve the natural beauty of Melbourne’s surroundings.

Camping Getaways Near Hobart: Discover Tasmania’s Natural Beauty

Hobart, the capital city of Tasmania, is nestled amidst some of the most stunning natural landscapes in Australia. Camping near Hobart offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in Tasmania’s pristine wilderness, rugged coastlines, and serene forests. In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to some of the top camping destinations near Hobart for an unforgettable outdoor experience.

  1. South Bruny Island National Park
    Why Go: South Bruny Island is a pristine natural wonderland, known for its picturesque beaches, wildlife, and stunning sea cliffs. Explore the Cape Bruny Lighthouse, go birdwatching, and spot seals.
    Camping: The Cloudy Bay Campground is a remote and tranquil camping spot within the national park.
  2. Mount Field National Park
    Why Go: Mount Field National Park is a diverse wilderness area with ancient rainforests, alpine moorlands, and stunning waterfalls. It’s perfect for bushwalks, wildlife encounters, and photography.
    Camping: Camp at the Mount Field Campground for easy access to the park’s attractions.
  3. Tasman National Park
    Why Go: Tasman National Park boasts dramatic coastal landscapes, including the iconic Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen. Enjoy bushwalking, sea kayaking, and exploring convict history.
    Camping: Fortescue Bay and Remarkable Cave campgrounds offer scenic places to camp within the park.
  4. Maria Island National Park
    Why Go: Maria Island is a unique island sanctuary known for its convict history, abundant wildlife, and beautiful beaches. Explore the Painted Cliffs, hike to Fossil Cliffs, and spot Tasmanian devils.
    Camping: Maria Island offers various camping options, including Penitentiary Campground and Frenchs Farm.
  5. Douglas-Apsley National Park
    Why Go: Douglas-Apsley National Park is an oasis of eucalypt forests, rugged gorges, and crystal-clear waterholes. Hike through the Apsley Gorge, swim in natural pools, and admire the scenery.
    Camping: Camp at the Apsley Waterhole Campground or Rosedale Campground for a peaceful bush camping experience.
  6. Wellington Park
    Why Go: Wellington Park, just outside of Hobart, offers a diverse range of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain biking, and birdwatching. Enjoy panoramic views of Hobart from the summit of Kunanyi / Mount Wellington.
    Camping: The Big Bend and Springs Campgrounds provide camping options close to the city.

Camping near me in Hobart’s camping destinations offer a wide range of experiences, from coastal beauty to alpine adventures and serene forests. Whether you’re seeking a coastal escape, a wilderness adventure, or a hike with stunning vistas, these camping spots have something for every nature enthusiast. Remember to check park regulations, make reservations where required, and practice responsible camping to preserve the natural beauty of Hobart’s surroundings.

Camping Adventures In Adelaide: Discover South Australia’s Natural Beauty

Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, is surrounded by a diverse and stunning landscape, making it a fantastic gateway for camping enthusiasts. Camping near Adelaide offers a chance to explore pristine beaches, rugged mountains, and unique outback environments. In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to some of the top camping destinations near Adelaide for an unforgettable outdoor experience.

  1. Flinders Ranges National Park
    Why Go: The Flinders Ranges is a dramatic landscape of rugged mountains, deep gorges, and rich indigenous history. It’s ideal for hiking, 4WD adventures, and stargazing.
    Camping: Camp at Wilpena Pound Campground or Rawnsley Park Station for a taste of outback camping.
  2. Yorke Peninsula
    Why Go: Yorke Peninsula boasts stunning coastal scenery, pristine beaches, and excellent fishing opportunities. Explore Innes National Park, go snorkelling, or simply relax by the sea.
    Camping: Yorke Peninsula offers a range of campgrounds, including Marion Bay Caravan Park and Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park.
  3. Kangaroo Island
    Why Go: Kangaroo Island is a wildlife paradise, home to kangaroos, sea lions, koalas, and unique landscapes. Explore rugged cliffs, visit Flinders Chase National Park, and enjoy local produce.
    Camping: Kangaroo Island offers campgrounds like Western KI Caravan Park and Vivonne Bay Campground.
  4. Murray River
    Why Go: The Murray River offers a unique water-based camping experience. Enjoy houseboat cruises, fishing, and birdwatching along the riverbanks.
    Camping: There are various campgrounds along the Murray River, such as Mannum Riverside Caravan Park and Big Bend by Night.
  5. Deep Creek Conservation Park
    Why Go: Deep Creek Conservation Park, on the Fleurieu Peninsula, features coastal cliffs, dense forests, and abundant wildlife. Hike the Heysen Trail, spot kangaroos, and admire the ocean views.
    Camping: Stay at campgrounds like Tapanappa and Stringybark for a nature-focused camping experience.
  6. Coorong National Park
    Why Go: The Coorong is a unique wetland ecosystem known for birdwatching, boating, and serene waterscapes. It’s a peaceful escape from city life.
    Camping: Camp at 42 Mile Crossing or Policeman’s Point to enjoy the tranquil surroundings.

Camping near me in Adelaide’s camping destinations offer a wide range of experiences, from coastal beauty to outback adventures and serene wetlands. Whether you’re seeking a beachside escape, a wilderness adventure, or a serene riverfront retreat, these camping spots have something for every nature enthusiast. Remember to check park regulations, make reservations where necessary, and practice responsible camping to preserve the natural beauty of Adelaide’s surroundings.

Camping Escapes In Perth: Discover Western Australia’s Natural Beauty

Camping near me in Perth, the capital of Western Australia, is surrounded by some of the most awe inspiring natural landscapes in the country. Camping near Perth offers an opportunity to explore pristine beaches, rugged coastlines, ancient forests, and the vast outback. In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to some of the top camping destinations near Perth for an unforgettable outdoor adventure.

  1. Yanchep National Park
    Why Go: Yanchep National Park, just north of Perth, is known for its ancient caves, diverse wildlife, and serene wetlands. It’s perfect for bushwalks, cave tours, and birdwatching.
    Camping: Stay at the Henry White Oval Campground or Yanchep Inn for a nature-focused camping experience.
  2. Rottnest Island
    Why Go: Rottnest Island is a paradise for beach lovers, with crystal-clear waters, stunning snorkelling spots, and the chance to see quokkas. Explore the island by bike and relax on pristine beaches.
    Camping: Camping is available at the Caroline Thomson, Geordie Bay, and Longreach Bay campgrounds.
  3. Dwellingup
    Why Go: Dwellingup is an outdoor adventure haven, featuring the Murray River, tall forests, and hiking trails. Enjoy water sports, mountain biking, and the famous Bibbulmun Track.
    Camping: Camp at Lane Poole Reserve or Nanga Mill for access to the region’s attractions.
  4. Cape Range National Park, Exmouth
    Why Go: Cape Range National Park offers stunning coastal scenery, world-class snorkelling at Ningaloo Reef, and the opportunity to swim with whale sharks. It’s a nature lover’s dream.
    Camping: Yardie Creek Campground and Kurrajong Campground provide camping options within the park.
  5. Dryandra Woodland
    Why Go: Dryandra Woodland is a wildlife sanctuary known for its nocturnal animal tours, birdwatching, and conservation efforts. Spot rare marsupials and enjoy tranquil bushland.
    Camping: Gnaala Mia Campground offers a rustic camping experience within the woodland.
  6. Lane Poole Reserve, Dwellingup
    Why Go: Lane Poole Reserve is a serene forested area along the Murray River, ideal for swimming, canoeing, and picnicking. It’s a short drive from Perth for a peaceful getaway.
    Camping: Choose from campgrounds such as Baden Powell, Nanga Brook, and Chuditch for riverside camping.

Camping near me in Perth’s camping destinations offer a diverse range of experiences, from coastal beauty to forest adventures and outback exploration. Whether you’re seeking a beachside escape, a wilderness adventure, or a serene forest retreat, these camping spots have something for every nature enthusiast. Remember to check park regulations, make reservations where necessary, and practice responsible camping to preserve the natural beauty of Perth’s surroundings.

Camping Adventures In Darwin: Explore The Northern Territory’s Natural Wonders

Camping near me in Darwin, the capital city of the Northern Territory, is a gateway to the stunning natural landscapes and unique wildlife of Australia’s Top End. Camping near Darwin offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in the region’s rugged beauty, lush rainforests, and rich Indigenous culture. In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to some of the top camping destinations near Darwin for an unforgettable outdoor adventure.

  1. Kakadu National Park
    Why Go: Kakadu is Australia’s largest national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, renowned for its diverse ecosystems, ancient rock art, and wildlife. Explore waterfalls, billabongs, and breathtaking landscapes.
    Camping: Choose from various campgrounds within the park, such as Cooinda Campground and Mardukal Camping Area.
  2. Litchfield National Park
    Why Go: Litchfield National Park is famous for its stunning waterfalls, clear swimming holes, and magnetic termite mounds. It’s a haven for hikers and those seeking a refreshing dip.
    Camping: Florence Falls Campground and Wangi Falls Campground are popular camping areas within the park.
  3. Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge)
    Why Go: Nitmiluk National Park features a series of stunning gorges carved by the Katherine River. Explore the gorges by boat, hike along the escarpment, and immerse yourself in Indigenous culture.
    Camping: Nitmiluk National Park offers camping at places like Nitmiluk Camping and Katherine Hot Springs.
  4. Douglas Daly Region
    Why Go: The Douglas Daly Region is known for its thermal springs, lush wetlands, and birdwatching opportunities. Soak in Mataranka Thermal Pool, explore Elsey National Park, and relax in nature.
    Camping: Camp at Bitter Springs Campground or Mataranka Homestead for a relaxing experience.
  5. Mary River National Park
    Why Go: Mary River National Park is a wildlife paradise, with abundant birdlife, crocodiles, and wetlands. Experience river cruises, fishing, and nature walks.
    Camping: Shady Camp Campground and Mary River Roadside Rest Area provide camping options within the park.
  6. Berry Springs Nature Park
    Why Go: Berry Springs is a hidden oasis known for its clear pools, waterfalls, and picnic spots. It’s perfect for a day trip or a weekend escape from Darwin.
    Camping: Camping facilities are available at Berry Springs Nature Park Campground.

Camping near me in Darwin’s camping destinations offer a diverse range of experiences, from ancient gorges to lush waterfalls and pristine wetlands. Whether you’re seeking Indigenous culture, water adventures, or a peaceful soak in thermal springs, these camping spots have something for every nature enthusiast. Remember to check park regulations, make reservations where necessary, and practice responsible camping to preserve the unique natural beauty of Darwin’s surroundings.

Camping Escapes Around Brisbane: Discover Queensland’s Natural Beauty

Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, is surrounded by stunning natural landscapes that beckon outdoor enthusiasts. Camping near Brisbane offers a chance to explore pristine beaches, lush rainforests, and serene hinterlands. In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to some of the top camping destinations around Brisbane for an unforgettable outdoor adventure.

  1. Moreton Island
    Why Go: Moreton Island, a short ferry ride from Brisbane, boasts sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, and the famous Tangalooma Wrecks for snorkelling. It’s a paradise for water sports and relaxation.
    Camping: Camping is available at various beachfront campgrounds, including North Point, Comboyuro Point, and Ben-Ewa.
  2. Lamington National Park
    Why Go: Lamington National Park, part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, offers lush rainforests, waterfalls, and diverse wildlife. Hike through ancient forests and discover birdwatching gems.
    Camping: Camp at Green Mountains Campground or Binna Burra Campground for an immersive rainforest experience.
  3. North Stradbroke Island (Straddie)
    Why Go: North Stradbroke Island is a natural wonderland with stunning beaches, sand dunes, and an opportunity to spot marine life, including whales and dolphins. Explore Point Lookout and Amity Point.
    Camping: Choose from campgrounds like Cylinder Beach and Adder Rock for beachside camping experiences.
  4. Springbrook National Park
    Why Go: Springbrook National Park is known for its lush Gondwanan rainforests, impressive waterfalls, and the Natural Bridge rock formation. Hike to Purling Brook Falls and enjoy stargazing opportunities.
    Camping: Camp at The Settlement Campground or Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk Campsites.
  5. Mount Tamborine
    Why Go: Mount Tamborine offers a serene hinterland escape with wineries, boutique shops, and beautiful rainforest walks. Discover the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk and glow-worm caves.
    Camping: Camp at Tamborine Mountain Caravan and Camping Park for a peaceful mountain retreat.
  6. D’Aguilar National Park
    Why Go: D’Aguilar National Park, just north of Brisbane, features eucalypt forests, rugged landscapes, and hiking trails. Explore Mount Nebo and Mount Glorious for scenic viewpoints.
    Camping: Camp at Neurum Creek Bush Retreat or Archer Camping Area for a nature-focused camping experience.

Camping near me in Brisbane’s camping destinations offer a diverse range of experiences, from coastal beauty to rainforest adventures and mountain retreats. Whether you’re seeking a beachside escape, a rainforest hike, or a peaceful mountain getaway, these camping spots have something for every nature enthusiast. Remember to check park regulations, make reservations where necessary, and practice responsible camping to preserve the natural beauty of Brisbane’s surroundings.

Camping In Canberra: Exploring The Capital’s Natural Wonders

Camping near me in Canberra, Australia’s capital city, is not only known for its political significance but also for its proximity to stunning natural landscapes. Camping near Canberra offers a unique opportunity to escape the city’s hustle and immerse yourself in serene bushland, pristine lakes, and rugged mountain ranges. In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to some of the top camping destinations near Canberra for an unforgettable outdoor adventure.

  1. Namadgi National Park
    Why Go: Namadgi National Park covers a vast wilderness area, offering hiking trails, stunning landscapes, and the chance to encounter native wildlife. It’s an ideal destination for bushwalkers and nature enthusiasts.
    Camping: Find campsites such as Orroral Valley Campground and Honeysuckle Campground within the park.
  2. Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
    Why Go: Tidbinbilla is a haven for wildlife lovers, with abundant birdlife, kangaroos, and koalas. Explore walking trails, the Tidbinbilla Deep Space Communication Complex, and pristine wetlands.
    Camping: Camping facilities are available at Tidbinbilla’s Woods Reserve Campground.
  3. Cotter Campground, Namadgi National Park
    Why Go: Cotter Campground offers a peaceful escape along the Cotter River, with opportunities for swimming, picnicking, and hiking. It’s conveniently located near Canberra.
    Camping: Cotter Campground provides a picturesque setting for camping and is suitable for both tents and caravans.
  4. Googong Foreshores
    Why Go: Googong Foreshores is a tranquil reservoir surrounded by bushland, perfect for fishing, kayaking, and bushwalking. It’s a short drive from Canberra.
    Camping: Camping is available at the London Bridge and Beltana campgrounds, offering a peaceful lakeside experience.
  5. Murrumbidgee River Corridor
    Why Go: The Murrumbidgee River Corridor is a natural oasis on the outskirts of Canberra. Enjoy scenic walks, birdwatching, and river activities in this picturesque setting.
    Camping: Camping is permitted in designated areas along the river, such as Kambah Pool and Casuarina Sands.
  6. Booroomba Rocks, Namadgi National Park
    Why Go: Booroomba Rocks is a popular destination for rock climbing and offers stunning views of the surrounding landscapes. It’s a great spot for adventure seekers.
    Camping: While there is no camping at Booroomba Rocks, you can stay at nearby campgrounds in Namadgi National Park.

Camping near me in Canberra’s camping destinations offer a serene retreat into nature, with options for hikers, wildlife enthusiasts, and adventure seekers. Whether you’re seeking a peaceful lakeside escape or an adrenaline-pumping rock-climbing adventure, these camping spots have something for everyone. Remember to check park regulations, book campsites where required, and practice responsible camping to preserve the natural beauty of the Canberra region.

Camping Near Me In Canberra

Camping Near Me In Canberra

Ultimate Outback Camping Locations In Australia

If you’re looking to truly immerse yourself in the rugged beauty and isolation of the Australian Outback, you’re in for an adventure like no other. The Outback, with its vast deserts, stunning landscapes, and unique wildlife, offers some of the most memorable camping near me in camping experiences in the world. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through some of the ultimate outback camping locations in Australia, where you can connect with the raw, untamed heart of the country.

  1. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory
    Location: Near Alice Springs, Northern Territory
    Why Go: Camping near the iconic Uluru and Kata Tjuta rock formations is a spiritual and awe-inspiring experience. Witness the changing colours of Uluru at sunrise and sunset, and explore the surrounding desert landscape.
    Camping: There are several campgrounds within the national park, including Ayers Rock Campground and Curtin Springs Wayside Inn.
  2. Karijini National Park, Western Australia
    Location: Pilbara Region, Western Australia
    Why Go: Karijini National Park is known for its spectacular gorges, waterfalls, and ancient rock formations. It’s a paradise for hikers, offering adventurous trails through stunning landscapes.
    Camping: Dales Gorge Campground and Karijini Eco Retreat are popular options for campers.
  3. Simpson Desert, Northern Territory, Queensland, and South Australia
    Location: Across three states – Northern Territory, Queensland, and South Australia
    Why Go: The Simpson Desert offers a remote and challenging camping experience. It’s famous for its iconic red sand dunes and unique flora and fauna.
    Camping: Camping in the Simpson Desert requires careful planning and permits. Campsites are basic, and self-sufficiency is essential.
  4. The Kimberley, Western Australia
    Location: Northern Western Australia
    Why Go: The Kimberley is a remote and pristine region known for its stunning gorges, waterfalls, and ancient Aboriginal rock art. It’s a place of rugged beauty and cultural significance.
    Camping: There are numerous camping opportunities throughout The Kimberley, from free campsites along the Gibb River Road to established campgrounds in national parks.
  5. Flinders Ranges, South Australia
    Location: South Australia
    Why Go: The Flinders Ranges offer a unique outback experience with dramatic mountain ranges, deep gorges, and fascinating geological formations. It’s also a fantastic spot for stargazing.
    Camping: Wilpena Pound Campground and Rawnsley Park Station are excellent camping options in the area.

Camping near me in the Australian Outback is an adventure that promises to be both challenging and rewarding. These outback camping locations will provide you with a deep connection to the land, a chance to witness stunning natural beauty, and an opportunity to experience the unique culture and history of this vast and ancient land. Remember to prepare thoroughly, follow safety guidelines, and respect the environment and local communities as you embark on your outback camping adventure.

Towing Our Caravan Off Road

Towing Our Caravan Off Road

Camping Gear Essentials For A Successful Trip

  • Packing the right gear is essential for a successful and enjoyable camping trip. While the specific gear you need may vary depending on the type of camping you plan to do, there are a few essentials that every camper should have.
  • Firstly, a reliable tent is a must-have. Choose a tent that suits your needs in terms of size, durability, and weather resistance. Consider the number of people who will be sharing the tent and the climate conditions you are likely to encounter. Investing in a high-quality tent will ensure your comfort and protection from the elements.
  • Secondly, a comfortable sleeping bag and sleeping pad are crucial for a good night’s sleep in the great outdoors. Look for a sleeping bag that is suitable for the expected temperatures and provides adequate insulation. Pair it with a sleeping pad to add an extra layer of cushioning and insulation from the cold ground.
  • In addition to shelter and bedding, you will need cooking equipment and utensils. A portable camping stove or grill, along with pots, pans, and utensils, will allow you to prepare delicious meals in the wilderness. Don’t forget to pack a cooler or food storage containers to keep your perishable items fresh.
  • Lastly, it’s important to have appropriate clothing and footwear for the camping trip. Dress in layers to adapt to changing temperatures and weather conditions. Bring sturdy, comfortable hiking boots or shoes that provide support and traction for exploring the surrounding landscapes. Don’t forget to pack rain gear and insect repellent to protect yourself from the elements and pesky bugs.

Tips For A Safe And Enjoyable Camping Experience

While camping is a great way to connect with nature and unwind, it’s important to prioritise safety and be prepared for any challenges that may arise. Here are some tips to ensure a safe and enjoyable camping experience:

  • Research the camping area in advance to familiarise yourself with any potential hazards, wildlife, or regulations.
  • Check the weather forecast before your trip and pack accordingly. Be prepared for sudden changes in weather conditions.
  • Inform someone about your camping plans, including the location, duration, and expected return date. This ensures that someone knows where you are in case of an emergency.
  • Pack a first aid kit with essential medical supplies and medications.
  • Follow Leave No Trace principles to minimise your impact on the environment. Leave your camping spot as you found it, respecting the natural surroundings and wildlife.
  • Practice proper food storage to prevent attracting wildlife to your campsite. Use bear-resistant containers or hang food from a tree branch.
  • Stay hydrated and bring enough water for your entire camping trip. If camping near a water source, bring a water filter or purification tablets to ensure safe drinking water.

By following these tips, you can have a safe and enjoyable camping experience while minimising any potential risks.

Local Camping Regulations And Permits

  • Before embarking on your camping adventure, it’s important to familiarise yourself with local camping regulations and obtain any necessary permits. Each camping area may have specific rules regarding campfires, wildlife encounters, waste disposal, and noise levels. It’s essential to respect these regulations to ensure the preservation of the environment and the enjoyment of other campers.
  • Additionally, some camping spots require permits or reservations in advance. This is particularly true for popular camping areas or during peak seasons. Check the park’s website or contact the park office to inquire about any permits or reservations needed for your chosen camping spot.
  • By being aware of and adhering to local camping regulations, you can help protect the natural beauty of the area and ensure a harmonious camping experience for all.

Conclusion And Final Thoughts

Camping near you In Australia offers a multitude of opportunities to explore the great outdoors and create lasting memories. From state and national parks to hidden gems off the beaten path, there are countless camping spots waiting to be discovered. By considering the factors that matter most to you, utilising reliable resources, and packing the essentials, you can embark on a safe and enjoyable camping adventure near your location.

Remember to respect the environment, follow Leave No Trace principles, and be mindful of local regulations to preserve the natural beauty of these camping spots for future generations. So pack your gear, grab your compass, and get ready to uncover the best hidden gems for camping near you. The great outdoors is calling, and adventure awaits!

Ultimate Guide To Buying And Taking A Caravan Off Road

Ultimate Guide To Buying And Taking A Caravan Off Road

Ultimate Guide To Buying And Taking A Caravan Off Road

Going off road with a caravan is a thrilling and adventurous way to explore australia. This guide to buying and taking a caravan offroad will make it easy to get off the beaten track, immerse yourself in nature, and create unforgettable memories with your loved ones. In this blog post we’ll dive into the world of off-road caravanning, sharing tips, destinations, and essential gear to make your next adventure a resounding success.

Essentials For Taking Your Caravan Off Road

Before you pack up the family and head off on the great Aussie offroad adventure roadtrip there are certain things you need to do and take into account. It’s not a difficult thing to do – in reality all it takes is planning and time.

  1. Choosing the Right Off-Road Caravan
    Start by selecting a caravan designed for off road adventures. Look for features like reinforced chassis, heavy-duty suspension, and off-road tires. These will ensure your caravan can handle rugged terrain without a hitch.
  2. Packing Essentials
    Lightweight and versatile gear is essential for off-roading. Invest in compact and durable camping equipment, including cookware, sleeping bags, and portable power sources.
  3. Route Planning
    Research your chosen off-road route thoroughly. Pay attention to terrain, weather conditions, and any necessary permits or restrictions. It’s crucial to be prepared and have contingency plans.
  4. Safety First
    Safety should be your top priority. Ensure your caravan has a reliable first-aid kit, communication devices, and a well-stocked toolset. Don’t forget to tell someone about your plans and expected return date.
  5. Off-Road Driving Tips
    Master off-road driving techniques, including proper tire pressure adjustment and navigating challenging terrain. Take it slow, and don’t be afraid to ask experienced off-roaders for advice.
  6. Remote Destinations
    Off-road caravanning opens up a world of remote and breathtaking destinations. Consider exploring national parks, forest trails, and remote beaches. Remember to respect the environment and leave no trace.
  7. Wildlife Encounters
    Off-roading often leads to encounters with wildlife. Learn about the local fauna, and follow ethical wildlife viewing guidelines. Always maintain a safe distance and never feed wild animals.
  8. Campfire Cooking
    Cooking over an open flame is an integral part of off-road camping. Pack a portable grill, gather firewood responsibly, and enjoy delicious meals under the stars. get yourself a camp oven and have a crack at it.
  9. Staying Connected
    While off-roading often takes you far from mobile communication towers there are satellite communication devices that can help you stay in touch with loved ones in case of emergencies. Starlink is now a really viable option.
  10. Leave No Trace
    Protect the natural beauty of the places you visit by adhering to the principles of Leave No Trace. Pack out all trash, avoid disturbing wildlife, and camp in designated areas.

Supreme Getaway Caravan Off Road Heading North Of The Warri Gate

Supreme Getaway Caravan Off Road Heading North Of The Warri Gate

Off-road caravanning is a thrilling way to experience the beauty of the outdoors while creating lasting memories with your family and friends. By choosing the right gear, planning your route carefully, and prioritising safety and environmental responsibility, you can embark on incredible off-road adventures that will stay with you for a lifetime. So, load up your caravan, hit the trails, and embrace the wild side of travel. Happy off-roading!

Heading Towards Merty Merty

Heading Towards Merty Merty

Taking Your Caravan Off Road Preparation Tips

Embarking on an off-road caravan adventure is an exhilarating experience, but it requires thorough preparation to ensure safety and enjoyment. Whether you’re a seasoned off-roader or a newbie to rugged terrain, this blog post offers essential preparation tips to make your journey a success.

  1. Choose the Right Caravan
    Opt for an off-road caravan designed for rough terrains. Look for features such as reinforced chassis, heavy-duty suspension, and robust tires to handle the challenges of off-roading.
  2. Inspect Your Caravan
    Before hitting the off-road trails, thoroughly inspect your caravan. Check for any signs of wear and tear, loose bolts, or potential issues. Ensure all systems, including brakes and lights, are in working order.
  3. Tyre Maintenance
    Invest in quality off-road tires suitable for the terrain you’ll encounter. Check tire pressure regularly and carry necessary tools for quick repairs or replacements.
  4. Pack Smart and Light
    Off-road caravanning requires a minimalist approach to packing. Prioritise essentials like camping gear, spare parts, and safety equipment. Overloading your caravan can lead to handling issues and increased wear and tear.
  5. Navigation Tools
    Equip yourself with reliable navigation tools, including GPS devices, paper maps, and compasses. Familiarise yourself with the route and potential alternate paths in case of unexpected obstacles.
  6. Emergency Kit
    Prepare a comprehensive emergency kit that includes first aid supplies, basic tools, a fire extinguisher, and a recovery kit for towing or winching your caravan out of sticky situations.
  7. Water and Fuel
    Plan for adequate water and fuel supplies. Off-road routes may lack refuelling stations and freshwater sources, so carry extra to stay self-sufficient. Consider fitting a fuel pre filter to your tow vehicle as fuel quantity in the outback can vary greatly.
  8. Communication Devices
    Invest in satellite phones or two-way radios for reliable communication, especially in remote areas with limited cell signals.
  9. Off-Road Driving Skills
    Enrol in an off-road driving course if you’re new to this terrain. Learn techniques such as proper tire pressure adjustment, rock crawling, and tackling steep inclines and declines.
  10. Camping Essentials
    Pack lightweight, compact camping gear, such as cookware, sleeping bags, and portable stoves. Prioritise items that won’t take up too much space in your caravan.
  11. Weather Preparedness
    Stay informed about weather conditions along your route. Prepare for sudden changes in weather by carrying appropriate clothing and gear.
  12. Respect Nature and Regulations
    Familiarise yourself with local regulations and environmental guidelines for the areas you’ll visit. Respect wildlife and natural habitats by adhering to Leave No Trace principles.
  13. Install A Stone Stomper
    StoneStompers are a great way to protect your caravan and vehicle from stone and rock damage.
  14. Install A Caravan Stone Guard
    Install a stone guard to your caravans drawbar to protect the front of the caravan when travelling off road.
  15. Install Something To Protect The Back Window Of Your Vehicle
    Stones can easily ricochet off the front of your caravan forwards into your tow vehicles back window causing it to shatter. It’s easy to prevent this happening by covering your back window with some sort of protection. Even some beer cartons taped across it is better than nothing.

Off-road caravanning promises adventure and breathtaking landscapes, but successful journeys require meticulous preparation. By choosing the right equipment, ensuring your caravan is in top shape, and honing your off-road driving skills, you can confidently tackle rugged terrain and create unforgettable memories along the way. Prioritise safety, self-sufficiency, and environmental responsibility to make the most of your off-road caravan adventure. Happy trails!

Montecollina Bore

Montecollina Bore

Offroad Caravan Buying Guide

Investing in an off-road caravan opens up a world of exciting possibilities for adventure seekers. Whether you’re a seasoned off-roader or a newbie to rough terrains, this buying guide will help you make an informed decision when choosing the perfect offroad caravan for your outdoor escapades.

  1. Determine Your Needs and Budget
    Begin by defining your specific needs and budget. Consider factors like the number of travellers, desired features, and how frequently you plan to use your caravan off-road.
  2. Off-Road Capabilities
    Look for a caravan specifically designed for off-roading. Key features include reinforced chassis, heavy-duty suspension, and robust tires to handle rugged terrain.
  3. Size and Weight
    Consider the size and weight of the caravan. Smaller caravans are more agile but offer limited living space, while larger ones are more comfortable but can be challenging to manoeuvre on narrow off-road trails.
  4. Build Quality
    Inspect the build quality and materials used. A sturdy caravan constructed with durable materials will withstand the demands of off-roading.
  5. Suspension
    Ensure the caravan has a reliable suspension system. Commonly used caravan off road suspension types include,

     

    1. Live Axle
      Referred to as a solid or beam axle, a live axle suspension system comprises a single axle with one wheel positioned at each end. This configuration is commonly paired with leaf springs, making it well-suited for on-road caravans due to its tendency to minimize sagging and flattening.
    2. Independent
      In contrast to the live axle suspension system, an independent suspension system consists of two shorter axles that operate separately, without a direct connection between them. This configuration offers significant advantages, particularly in situations where one wheel is affected by external factors. In such cases, the performance of the other wheel remains relatively unaffected. Moreover, the independent suspension system boasts increased ground clearance and enables adjustments in wheel alignment, addressing concerns such as toe and camber. “Toe” refers to a misalignment where the wheel is not in proportion with the trailer, while “camber” describes a slight inward tilt of the wheel. Independent systems are often paired with coil or airbag setups, making them particularly well-suited for off-road caravans due to their superior shock-absorption capabilities. However, it’s worth noting that coil springs can experience compression over time, potentially necessitating replacement when this occurs.
  6. Tyres
    To take your caravan off road you’ll be looking for good quality LT rated A/T (All Terrain) tyres with a rating that matches those on the caravans compliance plate. I highly recommend a tyre with at least 8 or 10 ply sidewalls for strength and durability.
  7. Ground Clearance
    Opt for a caravan with ample ground clearance to navigate rocky and uneven surfaces without getting stuck.
  8. Water and Dust Resistance
    Check for features like sealed compartments and waterproof seals to protect your caravan’s interior from water and dust ingress.
  9. Interior Layout and Amenities
    Assess the interior layout and amenities based on your comfort needs. Consider features like a kitchenette, sleeping arrangements, bathroom facilities, and storage space.
  10. Kitchen and Cooking Facilities
    Look for a well-equipped kitchen with a stove, sink, and ample storage. Cooking on the go is an integral part of off-road caravanning.
  11. Off-Grid Capability
    Consider whether the caravan is equipped for off-grid living. Features like solar panels, a freshwater tank, and a self-contained waste system can enhance your independence.
  12. Storage and Cargo Space
    Evaluate the caravan’s storage capacity, both inside and outside. Adequate storage is crucial for carrying essential gear and equipment.
  13. Tow Vehicle Compatibility
    Ensure your chosen caravan is compatible with your tow vehicle in terms of weight, hitch type, and towing capacity.
  14. Warranty and Support
    Research the manufacturer’s reputation for quality and customer support. A strong warranty can provide peace of mind.
  15. Reviews and Recommendations
    Read reviews from fellow off-roaders and seek recommendations from experienced caravan enthusiasts. Real-world experiences can be invaluable.
  16. Test Drive and Inspection
    Whenever possible, take the caravan for a test drive and inspect it in person. Pay attention to details like interior comfort, storage access, and ease of setup.
  17. Maintenance and Repairs
    Consider the availability of maintenance and repair services, especially if you plan to venture far from urban areas.

Choosing the right off-road caravan is a crucial step in your journey to off-road adventure. By carefully considering your needs, budget, and the caravan’s features, you can select the perfect companion for your rugged escapades. Whether you seek compact agility or luxurious comfort, the ideal off-road caravan is out there, waiting to take you on unforgettable journeys. Happy caravan hunting!

Stone Stomper On Jayco All Terrain At Beresford Siding On The Oodnadatta Track

Stone Stomper On Jayco All Terrain At Beresford Siding On The Oodnadatta Track

Caravan Off Road Adventures Down Under – Iconic Caravan Trips in Australia

Australia’s vast and diverse landscapes offer some of the world’s most iconic and challenging off-road adventures for caravan enthusiasts. From rugged desert tracks to lush rainforest trails, this blog post explores some of the most iconic off-road caravan trips across the Land Down Under. Get out there and take your caravan off road!

  1. The Gibb River Road, Western Australia
    Dubbed Australia’s ultimate outback adventure, the Gibb River Road takes you through the Kimberley region’s remote wilderness. Prepare for river crossings, corrugated roads, and jaw-dropping gorges like Windjana Gorge and El Questro.
  2. Birdsville Track, South Australia/Queensland
    Linking the outback towns of Marree and Birdsville, the Birdsville Track provides a taste of Australia’s arid interior. This iconic route passes through the red sands of the Simpson Desert, offering a challenging yet rewarding journey.
  3. Cape York Peninsula, Queensland
    Cape York is Australia’s northernmost point, and reaching it is an epic adventure. Caravanners can experience rainforests, river crossings, and pristine beaches while enjoying breathtaking views along the way.
  4. The Oodnadatta Track, South Australia
    Follow the historic Oodnadatta Track to discover relics of Australia’s past, such as the Old Ghan Railway and the famous Pink Roadhouse. This route takes you through arid landscapes and past vibrant art installations.
  5. The Anne Beadell Highway, South Australia/Western Australia
    This remote and challenging track offers a unique opportunity to explore the Australian outback. It was originally used for atomic bomb testing and passes through vast deserts and indigenous cultural sites.
  6. The Strzelecki Track, South Australia
    This iconic track crosses the arid Strzelecki Desert, providing stunning desert vistas and opportunities for bird watching and stargazing.
  7. The Great Central Road, Northern Territory/Western Australia
    Stretching over 1,100 kilometres from Laverton to Yulara, the Great Central Road is a captivating journey through the outback offering a multitude of remarkable attractions along the way. Be sure to explore the striking ochre bluff of Giles Breakaway, revel in the beauty of Lake Throssel and witness the vibrant wildflowers at Lake Yeo Nature Reserve. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Peegull Waterhole, explore the intriguing caves, and bask in the natural splendour of Emperor Springs and the Petermann Ranges. Additionally, make a point to discover the wonders of Lasseter’s Cave and the Docker River. As you travel, keep a watchful eye on the horizon, where the iconic Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and Uluru (Ayers Rock) gradually come into view, adding to the magic of your journey.
  8. The Savannah Way, Northern Territory/Queensland
    The Savannah Way is a long-distance route connecting Broome in Western Australia to Cairns in Queensland. It passes through diverse landscapes, including tropical rainforests and savanna woodlands.
  9. The Tanami Track, Northern Territory
    The Tanami Track is a remote and challenging route that crosses the Tanami Desert. It’s a journey filled with red dirt, desert oaks, and stunning sunsets.
  10. Planet Arrabury Road
    Arrabury Road loosely traces the border between South Australia and Queensland commencing at the intersection with the Dig Tree turnoff along the Innamincka/Thargomindah Road in Queensland. After journeying approximately 250 kilometres northward you will encounter the Birdsville/Windorah Road. Roughly 50 kilometres prior to reaching this junction, you’ll notice the access road to Haddon Corner, which spans approximately 15 kilometres in each direction. It’s essential to note that this is an isolated route, with no fuelling stations along the way. Make sure to refuel whenever the opportunity arises. Fuel stops are available in Innamincka, Birdsville, and Windorah. Prepare thoroughly for remote travel – you likely won’t see another vehicles throughout the entire journey.

Australia’s off-road caravan adventures are as diverse as its landscapes. Whether you’re seeking the rugged beauty of the outback, the lushness of tropical rainforests, or the thrill of desert crossings, these iconic caravan trips offer something for every adventurer. Just remember to prepare meticulously, be mindful of environmental conservation, and immerse yourself in the unique beauty of the Australian wilderness. Safe travels!

About To Leave Tibooburra Heading North

About To Leave Tibooburra Heading North

Well Australian Known Off Road Caravan Manufacturers

When it comes to off-road caravanning, Australia is home to some of the world’s finest manufacturers known for crafting rugged and reliable vehicles capable of conquering the toughest terrains. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at some of the best off-road caravan manufacturers in Australia, each renowned for their dedication to quality, innovation, and adventure.

  1. AOR (Australian Off-Road)
    AOR has established itself as a leader in off-road caravans with a focus on innovation and craftsmanship. Their Quantum Series and Sierra models offer exceptional off-road capabilities, cutting-edge technology, and well-designed interiors for comfort on the go.
  2. Track Trailer
    Track Trailer is synonymous with rugged off-road excellence. Their Tvan series, including the Tvan MK5 and the Topaz, are highly regarded for their toughness and versatility. They come equipped with impressive suspension systems and intelligent design features.
  3. Patriot Campers
    Patriot Campers is known for its range of off-road camper trailers and caravans that combine luxury and durability. The X1-H and X1-N models are favourites among adventure seekers, offering off-road prowess and comfortable living spaces.
  4. Bruder Expedition
    Bruder Expedition specialises in off-road camper trailers and caravans built for tough conditions. The Bruder EXP-6 and EXP-4 models are celebrated for their off-road capabilities and innovative designs.
  5. Conqueror Australia
    Conqueror Australia is renowned for its rugged and reliable off-road camper trailers. The UEV-490 and UEV-490 Extreme are designed to handle extreme terrains while providing a comfortable camping experience.
  6. Zone RV
    Zone RV is known for its luxury off-road caravans that combine cutting-edge technology and top-quality materials. Their Off-Road Series, particularly the Zone RV Z-21.6 Off-Road, offers spacious interiors and exceptional off-road performance.
  7. Lotus Caravans
    Lotus Caravans is recognized for its off-road caravans that cater to various adventure preferences. The Trooper and Tremor series provide excellent off-road capabilities and comfortable living spaces.
  8. Rhinomax
    Rhinomax specialises in off-road hybrid camper trailers that offer the best of both worlds the comforts of a caravan and the off-road capability of a camper. Models like the Discovery and Scorpion are highly regarded for their versatility.
  9. Kedron Caravans
    Kedron Caravans is an Australian institution when it comes to off-road caravans. The Top Ender and AT5 models are known for their robust construction and off-road features. They are well known for making caravans for Australian conditions well suited to allowing you to take your caravan off road.
  10. Spinifex Caravans
    Spinifex Caravans crafts off-road caravans designed to withstand Australia’s rugged conditions. Their EpiX and EpiX2 series combine strength and comfort for off-road adventurers.

Conclusion When it comes to off-road caravanning in Australia, these manufacturers have earned their stellar reputations through years of dedication to quality, innovation, and adventure. Whether you’re seeking luxury, ruggedness, or a blend of both, these Australian manufacturers offer a range of off-road caravans to suit your preferences. Before making a choice, it’s essential to thoroughly research and consider your specific needs and travel plans to ensure you find the perfect off-road caravan for your adventures.

Towing Our Caravan Off Road

Towing Our Caravan Off Road

Off-Road or Semi-Off-Road Caravan

Introduction Australia’s diverse landscapes offer a treasure trove of off-road adventures for caravan enthusiasts. As you plan your caravan purchase, you’ll face the crucial decision of whether to go with a full-blown off-road caravan or a semi-off-road model. Some things to consider when deciding between an off road or a semi offroad for your Australian adventures.

Terrain and Destinations
Consider the type of terrain and destinations you plan to explore. If you’re sticking to well-maintained roads and campgrounds, a semi-off-road caravan may suffice. However, if you’re venturing into remote and rugged areas, an off-road caravan is a better choice.

  1. Budget
    Your budget plays a significant role in this decision. Off-road caravans typically come with a higher price tag due to their reinforced chassis, heavy-duty suspension, and other off-road features. Semi-off-road models are often more budget-friendly.
  2. Frequency of Off-Roading
    Think about how often you’ll be off-roading. If you’re planning frequent off-road adventures, an off-road caravan is a wise investment for its durability and ability to handle rough conditions.
  3. Caravan Weight
    Off-road caravans tend to be heavier due to their robust construction. Ensure your tow vehicle can handle the additional weight if you choose an off-road model.
  4. Comfort and Amenities
    Consider your comfort needs. Semi-off-road caravans often offer more luxurious interiors and amenities compared to their off-road counterparts, which prioritise ruggedness over comfort.
  5. Maintenance and Repairs
    Keep in mind that off-road caravans may require more maintenance due to the harsh conditions they endure. Ensure you have the time and resources for proper upkeep.
  6. Customisation Options
    Some manufacturers offer customisation options, allowing you to add off-road features to a semi-off-road caravan. This can be a middle-ground solution if you want more flexibility.
  7. Your Towing Skills
    Assess your towing skills and experience. Off-road caravans may be more challenging to manoeuvre in tight spots and over difficult terrain.
  8. Resale Value
    Consider the resale value of your caravan. Off-road caravans often retain their value better due to their durability and suitability for adventurous buyers.
  9. Safety
    Safety should always be a top priority. Off-road caravans are designed with safety features that can be crucial when navigating challenging terrain.
  10. Environmental Impact
    Think about your environmental impact. In sensitive natural areas, a semi-off-road caravan may have a smaller footprint and cause less damage.
  11. Test Drive and Research
    If possible before making a decision test drive both off-road and semi-off-road caravans to get a feel for their handling and comfort. You can hire either type for a short trip. Additionally research the specific models you’re interested in to understand their features and capabilities better.

Choosing between an off-road and a semi-off-road caravan in Australia ultimately boils down to your specific needs, budget, and travel plans. While off-road caravans excel in rugged environments, semi-off-road models offer more comfort and affordability. Carefully assess your preferences and requirements, and don’t hesitate to consult with experts or experienced caravanners to make an informed decision that will enhance your Australian adventures. Happy travels, whatever you choose!

Free Camping On Cooper Creek At The Dig Tree

Free Camping On Cooper Creek At The Dig Tree

Buying an Off-Road Caravan in Australia New vs. Used – What’s Right for You?

As you embark on your journey to purchase an off-road caravan in Australia, one of the fundamental decisions you’ll face is whether to buy a new or used model. Both options have their pros and cons. Factors to consider when making this crucial choice to ensure it aligns with your preferences and needs are as follows.

  1. Budget
    Your budget is often the primary factor influencing this decision. New off-road caravans typically come with a higher price tag due to their pristine condition and the latest features. Used caravans can offer significant cost savings, making them a more budget-friendly choice.
  2. Depreciation
    New caravans experience more significant depreciation in their early years. If you’re concerned about retaining the value of your investment, a used caravan might be a better option, as it has already weathered some depreciation.
  3. Warranty and Reliability
    New caravans come with warranties, providing peace of mind against unexpected repairs and defects. However, modern caravans are built to be highly reliable, so a well-maintained used caravan can still offer dependable performance.
  4. Customisation and Features
    New caravans often offer the latest in technology, design, and features. If having the latest amenities and customisation options is a priority for you, a new caravan may be the better choice.
  5. Maintenance
    Used caravans may require more maintenance and potentially have wear and tear issues that need addressing. Consider your willingness and ability to invest time and resources into upkeep.
  6. History and Maintenance Records
    When buying used, thoroughly review the caravan’s history and maintenance records. A well-documented maintenance history can provide confidence in a used caravan’s condition.
  7. Modifications
    Used caravans may come with modifications or upgrades made by the previous owner. This can be advantageous if the modifications align with your needs and preferences.
  8. Availability and Lead Times
    New caravans are readily available from dealerships, while finding the perfect used caravan might take more time and effort. Consider the lead times and availability when making your decision.
  9. Resale Value
    New caravans tend to depreciate faster initially, while used caravans can stabilise in value. If you plan to resell in the future, consider how depreciation might affect your resale value.
  10. Inspection and Testing
    Whether buying new or used, it’s essential to inspect and test the caravan thoroughly before purchase. Look for any signs of wear, damage, or issues that might need attention.
  11. Upfront Costs
    New caravans often require a larger upfront investment, including registration fees and insurance costs. Used caravans may have lower initial costs.
  12. Personal Preferences
    Ultimately, your choice may come down to personal preferences. Some buyers prefer the satisfaction of owning a brand-new caravan, while others are happy to embrace the character and history of a used one.

Deciding between a new or used off-road caravan in Australia hinges on your budget, preferences, and priorities. Each option has its advantages and drawbacks, so it’s crucial to weigh them carefully. Whether you choose a new caravan for its modern features or a used one for its cost savings and character, remember that the right caravan is the one that aligns best with your needs and enhances your off-road adventures in Australia.

Aboriginal Land Council Camp Site Tibooburra

List Of Australian Caravan Brands

Adventura Caravans, Alpha Fibreglass, Aussie Wide Caravans, Avan Campers, Ballina Campervans, Billabong Custom Caravans, Caravan Manufacturer, Caria Caravan Trailer, Challenge Camper Trailers Caravans, Classic RTM Caravans, Concept Caravans, Coromal Caravans, Creative Caravans, Davsher Caravans, Desert Edge Trailers, Designer Vans Caravans, Discoverer Campers, Dreamhaven Caravans, Dreamland Trailers, Driftaway Caravans, Dryden Trailers Caravans, Eagle Caravans, Elross Caravans, Evernew Caravans, Exodus Campers, Ezytrail Campers, Galaxy Caravans, Goldstream Recreational Vehicles, Golf Caravans, Heaslip Campers, Horizon Motorhomes, I & D Industries, Imperial Caravans, Jayco Caravans, Jurgens Caravans, Kea Campers Australia Caravans, Kingdom Caravans, La Vista Caravans, Lifestyle Leisure RV, Limit Seeker Camper Trailers Caravans, Lotus Caravans, Majestic Caravans, May West Caravans, Millard RV Caravans, Montana Caravans, Nova Caravans, Olympic Caravans, Opalite Caravans, Paradise Caravans, Paradise Motor Homes, Paramount Caravans, Regal Caravans, Regent Caravans, Retreat Caravans, Rhinomax, Rivenlee Caravans, Roma Caravans, Royal Flair Caravans, Spaceland Industries Caravans, Spinifex Caravans, Suncamper Caravans, Sunland Caravans, Sunliner Recreational Vehicles, Supreme Caravans, Swagman Aust Caravans, Tavlor Motorhomes, Toy Haulers Manufacturer, Track Trailer, Trailblazers RV Caravans, Trailer Manufacturer, Trailstar Caravans, Trakka Caravans, Trakmaster Caravans, Travelhome, Traveller Caravans, Truelux 5th Wheel, Vanguard Caravans, Western Caravans, Windsor Caravans, Winnebago Industries, Wirraway Motorhomes, Zone RV