Camping near Jindabyne with wildlife watching

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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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"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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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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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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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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High Country Camping

10 sites · RVs, Tents187 acres · Rocky Plain, NSW
Our place is 187 acres of natural Snowy Mountains. There are two dams, natural ground springs and plenty of species of gumtrees. It is home to native animals big and small and many natural features and views. Close by you can enjoy the Eucumbene dam 10 minutes to the North with great Trout fishing and Jindabyne 25 minutes to the South. Kosciousko National Park is located to the West with several access points. Sitting at an elevation of 1270m above sea level it gets blanketed in snow in winter and beautiful sun in summer.
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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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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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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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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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Kybeyan Retreat

7 sites · RVs, Tents3000 acres · Kybeyan, NSW
Pitch your tent or park your campertrailer in the native bushland with the pristine Numeralla River as your boundary fence. This 3000 acre property is located close to Nimmitabel and not too far from Cooma. Try your hand at trout fishing and enjoy endless tracks for bushwalking and observing the native wildlife. Wander along the river banks just enjoying the serenity of the location and witness platypus feeding, water dragons sunning themselves and the brown trout fly feeding and one of Australia's beautiful but lesser known native rodents, Rakali (intelligent semi aquatic water rat who's scientific name translates to golden -bellied water mouse). One of Australia's two aquatic mammals, the platypus being the other. This campsite suits self-contained campers who bring their own camping toilet/shower. IF NO CHEMICAL TOILET, DIG A HOLE AT LEAST 30CM DEEP . There is access to a drinking water supply (mountain river water), or you can bring your own water. After heavy rain you may need to boil/filter for drinking. You will need a 4WD to access the campsites closest to the river as there is a shallow gully crossing. Camper trailer or off road pop up campers will be able to negoiate the tracks. Good clearance necessary to pass over one gully crossing. Dogs are welcome, however, we do run sheep in an adjoining paddock so they need to stay close to your camp. Kids aged 16 and under camp for free. There is a dedicated campfire pit so you can stay warm on chilly evenings (please check to see if there is a seasonal fire ban in place). Fire wood can be provided - chainsaws are permitted but be mindful of structures that are animal habitats. Your family may enjoy taking a bushwalk that takes you around the 300 acre native bush paddock. Climb up and get a birds eye view down into a gully of magnificent granite boulders above where the river disappears deep below. Identify the unique sounds of the native birds and follow the tracks wildlife create. We are centrally located - just 1.5 hours from the snowfields and from the best beaches of the NSW coastline. There is a small general store, 2 takeaway cafes and a pub at Nimmitabel, or you can get all supplies in Cooma 25 mins away. Please note that we have very limited reception service for mobiles, so let's communicate via messages before you arrive in our area. I can provide a camping setup if you need extra bedding or you don't have any camping equipment or tent.
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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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Welcome to Hipcamp, your go-to resource for camping in Australia! Whether you're a wildlife enthusiast or simply looking for a serene getaway near Jindabyne, New South Wales, we've got you covered. With over 1600 options available in the area, you'll have no trouble finding the perfect spot to immerse yourself in nature and observe the local wildlife. Check out some of our top-rated campsites like Bahwidgee ~ Tumut River (390 reviews), Millingandi Station (334 reviews), and Karoola Station (324 reviews) to get a sense of what others have enjoyed. Plus, with facilities like rubbish disposal, pet-friendly spaces, and showers, you'll have all the comforts you need to make your camping experience memorable. Don't miss out on exciting activities like snow sports, wind sports, and surfing either. So, pack your gear and get ready for an unforgettable wildlife watching adventure in Jindabyne, New South Wales!

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