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"Duck Downs" Snowy Mountains

6 sites · RVs, Tents150 acres · Dalgety, NSW
Rolling hills, Quite still. Few trees, Much to see. Many granite rocks, Like sheep in flocks. Natural sounds, At ‘Duck Downs’. T.J Wilson We have 3 remote sites and 3 dispersed sites and the property is six kilometers from Dalgety township which is situated on the “Snowy River” NSW. We are located 30 minutes drive south east of Jindabyne and 40 minutes drive south west of Cooma. There is a flush toilet and fresh drinking water is available at our dispersed sites. Caravans can easily be filled up via garden hose and if on one of the remote sites this can be done easily prior to settling in. We have a mowed loop track giving easy access from each site to stroll to the top of the hill, walk the dog or enjoy the 360 degree views. Take a picnic in the evening or just a glass of wine and watch the sunset from the top of the hill. After dark, relax and toast some marshmallows over the fire pit and discuss what you are going to do the next day. The land was originally once a part of "Marranumbla Homestead". I have called it home since 1995 and now share it with my partner, son, Danish the Whippet, Murphy the Malshi, Myonie the Moodle and Finley the cat. The house yard only had 2 trees when I bought it and the house built originally in 1980 still needed completing on the inside. I have worked hard to create an extensive garden in a sometimes harsh environment. It's my peaceful part of the "Snowy Monaro", the property being 155 acres in total. A great place to wander and breath in the fresh air. In Dalgety township you can have a meal and catch up with a local at the "Buckley's Crossing Hotel" or take a walk around the show ground, town and along the river reserve where you can have a swim and relax on the riverbank and view the historic Dalgety Bridge circa 1888 across the Snowy River. Then come back in the evening to look for platypus when they come out to play. Visit the local 'Snowy Vineyard and Microbrewery' incorporating the 'Dalgety Brewing Company' situated approximately 10km north of the town on the Snowy River or have lunch at 'Tuscany in Dalgety' 2km to the west of town. Take a trip to Jindabyne which is half an hours drive to the west, walk round the lake, visit the 'Jindabyne Brewery', great food, beer, cider and wine or the many other restaurants and cafes in town. Spend some time at the 'Snowy Region Visitor Centre' and the 'Gaden Trout Hatchery' or catch your own trout in the lake or at the 'Eucumbene Trout Farm'. Travel beyond into the mountains and Kosciusko National Park to Thredbo, Perisher Valley and Charlottes Pass. Explore the many walks in the national park including the walk to the top of Mt Kosciusko. Visit the 'Wild Brumby Distillery' enjoy some European fare and locally crafted Schnapps, Gin, Vodka or Gluhwein. Take a day trip through Adaminaby to 'Yarrangobilly Caves and Thermal Pool' in the northern end of Kosciusko National Park, picnic, swim and tour the caves. Visit the "Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre and Café in Cooma and learn the history of the scheme. The Centre houses a comprehensive exhibition hall including an extensive photographic collection, models, hands-on exhibits and a one of a kind immersive theatre. You will find information about the Scheme such as engineering, the environment, the National Electricity Market, history, water management and power generation. Make it your base camp while enjoying all that the winter season has to offer and lets not forget the skiing and snow boarding of course. Well that's just a sample of some of the things you can do but if all that sounds like too much, just put your feet up and have a rest at your campsite!! P.S. The annual Dalgety Show is held on the first Sunday in March every year and did you know that Dalgety was one of the sites considered for our country's capital. Telstra 4G coverage on the property, limited Optus coverage.
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Jacarry Rocks

4 sites · RVs50 acres · Jindabyne, NSW
Nestled on the gentle, rolling hills of The Snowy River Way, tucked away from the road, and only a short drive from town, it feels miles from anywhere. Our place is set amongst an abundance of beautiful, old Candlebark trees, granite boulders, native grasses and shrubs. The trees with their sculptural trunks and hollows provide homes and nests for many native birds and eagles. Our property has 500m of Mowamba River frontage where platypus and trout abound. Kangaroos, wallabies and fallow deer wander down at dusk to nibble on the grasses and sheep can be seen grazing on the hillside of a neighbouring farm. Guests are able to enjoy glorious sunrises and sunsets, from an elevated, yet private position taking in the natural beauty. A perfect base for your skiing/ snowboarding, mountain biking, fishing or hiking holiday! * Important. Please note our sites are for caravans and motorhomes only. This is non-negotiable. We do not cater for tents, camper trailers, swags or sleeping pods! Your caravan or motorhome must have it's own toilet. Thank you *
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Harros Hill, Jindabyne

10 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Jindabyne, NSW
We have 40 beautiful acres on The Snowy River Way in Jindabyne with two large, private sites on offer plus some free range camping options. There’s no power hookups, taps or toilets.... only fully self-sufficient campers please. Our property is on a beautiful hill with a dam about midway up if you’re looking for a nice walk. Do a loop around the property for spectacular views! The two designated sites are both at the bottom of the property for ease of access and flatter ground, but you will still require levelling if you’re in a van or camper. These sites are private from one another and from our house. Trees are in abundance to help shelter from the elements. Groups are welcome to have their own spot together, each site can easily accommodate a few vans or tents and both sites have great fire pits in place. For the free range campers we are happy to supply a fire pit too. If you have a 4WD you can head up the hill and find a nice spot. We can supply firewood, kindling and fire starters for a small fee or you can BYO. Strictly, no foraging for wood from the property please. We are only 10 minutes from Lake Jindabyne – turn left to head up to the mountains (a further 30 minutes to Thredbo or Perisher) or right to explore Jindabyne township and its boutiques, breweries, cafes and cinema. Stop in at The Station Resort on the way back from the mountains, just five minutes away for a nice feed & game of pool (during winter). Come and enjoy the beautiful outlook and natural wildlife. Get out and about to enjoy all that the Snowy Mountains has to offer. Whether you’re interested in snow sports, water sports, biking or hiking – adventure awaits!
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Ghostwood

2 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Moonbah, NSW
Our property is located a few short minutes' drive from the township of Jindabyne. Over the road you are can visit the Station Resort and enjoy their bar and restaurant, as well as the bands and entertainment they feature regularly. Perisher ski resort is just 40 minutes away, Thredbo ski resort is a quick 25 minutes away so pack your skis and snowboards during winter, or bring your mountain bike during summer. You need to be a self-contained camper with your own camping toilet/shower. There is access to drinking water, a picnic table and rubbish facilities. There is an outdoor fireplace for your use, you will need to provide your own firewood. For high country fly fishing enthusiasts, there are Blue Ribbon Trout Fishing streams 2km away. The campsite is 2WD accessible, and we ask that you reverse in your caravan, campervan or motorhome. Your vehicle will require some leveling. Friendly owners on site. We are pet friendly (dogs must be on leads please). The supermarket and shopping centre is 5km away for all your adventure gear and supply needs.
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The Hill

4 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents40 acres · Jindabyne, NSW
A family owned, rural property covering 40 acres nestled at the bottom of Round Hill, just a 5 minute drive from Jindabyne in the Snowy Mountains region. Predominantly a flat block with the backdrop of snow gumtrees, mountains and the rugged Alpine outback with roaming native wildlife. A shared toilet, laundry and shower block allows guests to rinse off - warmly after their days adventures. An abundance of outdoor activities are near by including skiing, snow touring, snowboarding at popular ski resorts Thredbo, Perisher and Charlotte Pass located just 30 minutes from the cabin. In the warmer months guests can enjoy mountain biking, hiking and swimming in NSW National Park Kosciusko National Park. Rise to the fresh Alpine air, look out to the kangaroos grazing, and enjoy the stillness while you bask in the natural rugged surrounds that wrap the rural property. Wind down from a day around your own fire pit watching the sunset from your abode.
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The Farm, Hilltop

1 site · RV, Tent100 acres · Jindabyne, NSW
Welcome to our farm, spread across 100 acres of alpine grasslands and just a short 15-minute drive from Jindabyne's lively town center. While we offer easy access to town for supplies, our property feels like a secluded oasis, with only one campsite ensuring your privacy amidst the rural charm. Embrace the rural lifestyle with picturesque views of the Snowy Plains' snow-capped peaks in winter, sightings of native wildlife, and the soothing sounds of nature. Enjoy a leisurely 10-minute drive to Lake Jindabyne at Kalkite for water adventures or head out for a scenic 35-minute journey to Thredbo or Perisher for winter thrills. With epic night skies, stunning sunrises, and breathtaking sunsets, our farm offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Immerse yourself in the beauty of rural living, where every moment is an opportunity to reconnect with nature and unwind in blissful solitude.
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Galaxy Gums Bush Camp

2 sites · RVs, Tents144 acres · Avonside, NSW
Beautiful and peaceful bush land on a hill, situated in the Snowy region, our 144 acres of land have amazing views over the Snowy Mountains. At just 20 min to town and 40 min to the mountains resorts we are just close enough for everything while still feeling isolated from the crowd. Our Bush Land is full of wildlife to observe and share the space with, you can go explore the area and maybe discover the Devil’s Hole Creek which pass through our property, or simply sit back and enjoy the view and don’t forget to look up and watch the stars they are amazing! The area have almost everything you can think of, boating on the lake, fishing trouts & salmon on the lake or nearby rivers, paddling, horse riding, mountains biking, skiing/snowboarding, cross country skiing, climbing, hiking, perfect for sport and nature lovers. Pets are welcome but must be leashed due to neighbouring farmland. Pet sitting can also be arranged with us.
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Snowy Mountains Retreat

1 site · RV5 acres · Moonbah, NSW
Located just 7 minutes from central Jindabyne and 35 minutes from Perisher or Thredbo, our 5 acre property is the idyllic setting for your next ski or mountain biking holiday. You will stay on a flat area in a garden setting within a 5 acre property with stunning snowy mountain range views. The campsite location is situated within a garden setting, offering privacy from the host location (the main house) on the property. Power and drinking water access available. You will need to be fully self-contained with your camping toilet and shower - grey and black water. You will have your own designated fire-pit area and private picnic table for use. There is access to rubbish facilities, wifi, power and drinking water. There is access to other paddocks for children to play. Located just 7 minutes from central Jindabyne, offering a wide range of activities, amenities and shopping. The campsite is 2WD accessible and we welcome caravans, motorhomes and other large camping vehicles. Your friendly hosts are located on site and will be available during check-in and departure. No pets please.
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Wombat Pines - Private Camping

1 site · RV, Tent55 acres · Dry Plain, NSW
55 acres, natural spring fed creek, wombats and kangaroos, sensational views and a 25 acre pine forest all to yourself! Nestled in the picturesque Kosciuszko region, Wombat Pines is a charming rural property that embodies the tranquility and natural beauty of the Australian Alpine region. Surrounded by rolling hills and lush greenery, this idyllic retreat offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Wombat Pines is only 30-minutes from Cooma and 20-minutes from Adaminaby. It is characterised by its expansive landscapes, featuring sprawling sheep farms dotted with native flora and fauna. The property is crowned by a gentle hill, providing breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. A babbling creek meanders through the property, adding a touch of serenity to the already peaceful ambiance. For outdoor enthusiasts, Wombat Pines offers a plethora of activities, from hiking, mountain bike riding, birdwatching, trout fishing, skiing, hot springs and exploring the magic of the Kosciuszko National Park. The property's rural charm and proximity to nature make it a perfect retreat for those seeking a quiet and rejuvenating escape in the heart of the Australian high country.
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Millwood Cottage

3 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents5 acres · Binjura, NSW
Millwood is located 6kms from COOMA n.s.w. in the Snowy Mountains Region and is within easy reach to a number of great locations. We are just 90 minutes from Canberra, just over an hour from Perisher and the snowfields and 1.5 hours from all the beautiful beaches that the South Coast has to offer. With only one camp site available you will have plenty of space and privacy. We also offer an RV site. You can relax around your firepit and enjoy watching the beautiful wildlife that come to visit the property including Kangaroos, Wombats and a variety of native birds. The host runs a Day Spa from her home so you may like to treat yourself to some self care. Please check with host as to availability of Spa Treatments. Why not check out our outdoor clawfoot bath during your stay. It's an amazing experience under the stars! Tank water is available but please use sparingly. The surrounding area is hugely popular for cyclists and bushwalkers with many great tracks available to explore. The Murrumbidgee River is 2 klms away, where you can enjoy a picnic along it's banks and take a dip if it's warm enough. We accept campers who are fully self contained with their own toilet. Campers must take all waste and rubbish with them on departure. No pets please as we have animals here.
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Ambroses

1 site · RV350 acres · Thowgla Valley, VIC
Camp on the clear running water of the Thowgla Creek! Swim or float down stream, play cricket on the manicured lawns, kick a football with the kids or read a book under a shady tree with the sound of water rippling over the rocks. The Thowgla creek is a renowned fly fishing destination in trout season with Rainbow or Brown trout. For the active, bushwalking through the nearby state forest can be enjoyed. There is something for everyone’s interests. Ambrose’s ticks all the boxes for the camper looking for an off the track, quiet location with uninterrupted picturesque views of of the beautiful Thowgla valley. A unique secluded retreat!
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Bimbimbi River Camp

10 sites · RVs, Tents200 acres · VIC
Bimbimbi is now open until May 2024. Bimbimbi has 3km of access to the Murray River at its clear, free-flowing beginning, with views of Snowy Mountains. This is our piece of paradise that we love and we are happy to share it with others. We have 5 camping locations, all with access to the river, but set back from the crown land that borders the river banks. Each of them is for a single group only. Some of them are big enough to accommodate a lot of people. The number of cars is usually not an issue. The Big Bend is the most open camping site suitable for larger groups. Access to the river for swimming is good. This site is accessible to 2-wheel drive vehicles. The Fishing Hole is our most remote location, accessible during the summer by high clearance 2-wheel drive vehicles but 4-wheel drive is highly recommended. There is good access to the river here for swimming. This site is clothing optional. You are basically on your own in a remote place. Wear whatever you like, including nothing at all. River Red Gums is a single campsite, also remote and primitive, accessible by high clearance 2-wheel drive vehicles during dry weather. Again, 4 wheel drive is recommended. Access to the river is easy and the bank slopes gently down making it a great place for swimming. This site is also clothing optional. The Old Pump Hole is upstream of all the other camp sites. It is the easiest to access. Most vehicles will get to this site. The bank here is steeper so swimming is not as easy. However, always improvising, campers at this location jump in here with their li-los, inner tubes and other flotation devices and float down to The Big Bend, get out and then come back and do it again. This is an area set on a small hill overlooking the river, as shown in the photos. The Willows, our newest site, is between The Big Bed and River Red Gums, set under the shade of some willows a few metres from the river bank. The bank here is also steep, but again, campers can hop into the river here and float down to River Red Gums, or walk either to River Red Gums or The Big Bend for swimming. The Willows is also clothing optional. The campsites are well spaced out, with a minimum of 200 metres between the nearest two locations. In fact, it either impossible or very difficult to see anyone else at the other camp sites from your own camp site. Each camp site is accessible via its own track, so you won't have other vehicles driving past your camp site. We have a Leave No Trace policy, please take all rubbish with you. (This also means not throwing bottles, cans, bottle tops, aluminium foil and other non-biodegradable items into the camp fire.) Dogs are allowed, but please keep them under control, particularly if near cattle. Campfires are allowed only in braziers provided, when fire bans are not in place. You can gather your own firewood or purchase firewood from us (see "Extras"). Please arrive before dark if you haven't been here before. It is difficult to understand a new camp site in the dark. We provide a toilet at each location, for your convenience and the cleanliness of the camp site in general. Nothing but your human deposit and toilet paper in the toilet please. No disposable wipes, nappies etc. Please put these in your trash. Also, bring your drone but use it only over locations that are not occupied. We have canoes for rental and seasonal produce is available from the garden. And, again, wood for purchase if you don't want to gather your own. Please see "Extras"
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Caravan camping near Jindabyne with campfires guide

Overview

Jindabyne is the gateway to Kosciuszko National Park, home of Australia’s highest ski resorts: Thredbo, Perisher, and Charlotte Pass. But the town, which overlooks Lake Jindabyne in southwest New South Wales, draws all kinds of travellers year-round, not just in winter, with waterskiing, fishing, hiking, and mountain biking being popular activities in the warmer months. Travel just an hour or two out of town and you’ll also find dramatic cliffs, coastal hideaways, secluded beaches, and opportunities for whale-watching, rainforest walking, and more.

Where to go

Snowy Mountains

Australia’s highest mountain range and home to Kosciuszko National Park, the Snowy Mountains region is an alpine wonderland of glacial lakes and soaring snow-capped mountains. A 45-minute drive from Jindabyne, the national park’s riverfront Pinch River Campground is popular among fishers and swimmers cooling off in the heat of summer. Three Mile Dam Campground offers some of the best views of Mount Kosciuszko, especially in winter when the adjacent lake freezes over, and Yarrangobilly Village Campground makes a good base for walkers given its location near the Yarrangobilly Caves.

Wadbilliga National Park

Just under two hours east of Jindabyne, the rugged Wadbilliga National Park offers a wilderness escape for experienced and well-equipped campers and bushwalkers. The park’s scenery includes steep gorges carved into granite cliffs and the teeming waters of Tuross Falls—plus, you might also spot such charismatic critters as wallabies, kangaroos, wombats, possums, and platypus. You can set up camp in the remote surroundings of Cascades Campground, a small, quiet area with toilets, picnic tables, and barbecues.

The Sapphire Coast

With its uncrowded, white-sand beaches, cliffs, and blue bays, the Sapphire Coast along the far south of NSW’s coastline offers a laid-back alternative to the north. This spot is perfect for soaking up nature while boating, kayaking, and wildlife-spotting. Eden is one of the best places in Australia to spot humpback whales on their annual migration, while Mimosa Rocks National Park, near Tathra, is a wonderland of rainforest, lagoons, and strikingly intricate rock formations. You’ll find opportunities for fishing, surfing, snorkelling, and birdwatching here, as well as the unpowered Gillards Campground set between the bush and beach.

When to go

The snowy winter (June through August) is the peak season in Jindabyne, offering the chance to hit the surrounding slopes but coming with bigger crowds and higher prices. Summer (December through February) visitors can take advantage of balmy weather and easy access to hiking, biking, and watersports on the lake. Some festive highlights outside of peak season include Jindabyne's Man From Snowy River Rodeo, an action-packed day filled with barrel racing and side shows, which has been held in late December since 1943. Keen whale watchers will want to visit between May and September.

Know before you go

  • To stay at national park campgrounds, you’ll need to purchase park admission. 
  • If you are planning to visit several NSW national parks, you can save on entry fees by purchasing an annual pass.
  • Smoking is prohibited in all New South Wales national parks, as are pets.
  • Jindabyne is home to several camping and outdoor supply stores, including Wilderness Sports in the town center.

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