Ranch camping near Minnie Water

Watch whales and learn to surf while camping along the white sand beaches of Minnie Water.

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The Peach Farm

17 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents55 acres · Mororo, NSW
Relax or get involved at The Peachy; an iconic, eco friendly, off-grid animal rescue farm... privately owned and publicly loved! We feed the farm animals and collect the eggs every morning at 8am so set your alarm and join in the fun. Gypsy, your onsite hostess with the mostest, will take you on a fun-filled journey where everyone learns something! The dam is back in action after the drought and then an invasive weed taking over. There are kayaks here and they are free for everyone to enjoy. There is a nature playground for the kids, an outdoor bathtub (book with us after you have booked your site $45 or book as a 'camp site'), wood-fired pizza oven (book in the 'extras') and a well equiped community kitchen. The Peach Farm is centrally located within a 20 minute drive to close by attractions. Adventure; 4 wheel drive at Shark Bay. Swim; Iluka's famous beaches. Walk; Iluka Heritage Rainforest, from the lush rainforest to the amazing views at The Bluff. Explore; Yamba, Angourie, the Scottish town of Maclean. Our eccentric affectionate mix of farm animals will win you over in seconds especially if you grab some feed from your hosts. All of our loving animals have been rescued as a tiny baby or taken in when their owners could no longer care for them. Each site has a picnic table and a fire-pit and you can book a camp oven package if you would like to engage in some outdoor cooking. It's fun, relaxing and nothing beats a camp oven stew! Our community kitchen is a hub for get togethers and yarns, well equipped with a gas cooktop, toaster, kettle, cooking utensils, a BBQ, fridge/freezer, and plenty of tables. There are fresh herbs and eggs when in plentiful supply. Please use the worm bin for all your kitchen scraps. We have an amazing composting loo but no showers yet. We are pet friendly however we do ask that you have your best friends on a leash AT ALL TIMES and please do not get too close to the alpacas, they are protectors and will become uneasy and distressed. We strongly believe in 'leaving no trace' so please be mindful of our animals, other happy campers and 'take only memories leave only footprints'. “The peach from can only be accessed heading north on the highway. If coming from the North take the Iluka exit and then just loop back to head north - 1.5km turn off is on the left straight off the Highway!"
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“Brickella”

130 sites · RVs, Tents350 acres · Woodburn, NSW
350 acres of pristine Australian bush with plenty of open areas - ideal for single person or large group bookings - featuring two exceptional water sites. These are primitive camping sites - BYO everything required for an enjoyable camping experience Complete privacy in a pristine bush setting in Northern NSW, easy access, great access off the M1. Terrific camping spots for fishing, boating and canoeing all within a beautiful bush landscape. The property is located 20 minutes to Evans Head and 45 minutes to Byron Bay. • open flats available for group parties and events • boat ramp opposite property for larger boats • tinnys can launch from property • water sites in the bush - northern nsw - evans river • primitive camping - come self contained • camping, fishing, canoeing
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Southgate Grafton on the Clarence

6 sites · RVs, Tents75 acres · Southgate, NSW
The large and grassy campsites are located on the banks of the Clarence River where you can enjoy fishing, swimming, water skiing and jet skiing. Guests staying with us are required to be fully self contained with their own toilet/shower facilities and must take all waste and rubbish with them on departure. Campers can launch a boat from the property to enjoy all the river has to offer. You can drive the boat to the Ulmarra Hotel nearby, they have a jetty where you can park and enjoy a feed and a drink. You also can take the Ulmarra Ferry and Drive to the Ulmarra Hotel for dinner or lunch. You can access the property via road from Grafton or via Ferry from Lawrence and Maclean. We are located just 11kms from Grafton should you need any supplies. Please note, caravans are not permitted on the Ferry but camper trailers are okay. We farm Hay on the property and do have some friendly cattle around who may wander past to say hello. Campfires are permitted outside of fire restrictions. Sorry, no pets.
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Halfway Creek Acres

1 site · RV, Tent25 acres · Woolgoolga, NSW
Welcome to Halfway Creek Acres, a small hobby farm located between Grafton and Woolgoolga. With only one campsite available, you’ll have this entire campsite to yourself. The secluded campsite is easily accessible by 2wd and is suitable for caravans and motorhomes. Perfect for a quick overnight stay, or setup base camp and explore the area with plenty of POI’s close by including Station Creek and Pebbly Beach, Minnie Waters, Wooli, Sherwood Nature Reserve and many more. Campfires are permitted when restrictions aren’t in place, with plenty of firewood to collect from the property. Campers will need to be fully self-sufficient as there are no onsite amenities. There is a service station just down the road which has toilets. Pet friendly, as long as they don’t chase the locals 🐄
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Riverstone Farm

4 sites · RVs, Tents200 acres · Seelands, NSW
Riverstone Farm is a working cattle property located in Seelands, NSW. You'll stay on grassy, riverfront camping sites on the beautiful Clarence River. Enjoy fishing, paddling, boating, swimming, water skiing, and relaxing by the campfire…. the perfect camping experience! The North East facing sites overlooking the river and rocky cliffs opposite, the view is really quite serene. There is easy river access, ideal for launching kayaks or heading in for a dip. All campers need to be equipped with their own camp toilet, and we kindly ask they take all waste when they leave. We offer several camping sites on the riverside site, but also we offer the option for larger groups to book the entire riverside site out exclusively. Please refer to the different site options.
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The Peninsula

4 sites · RVs, Tents90 acres · Grafton, NSW
Roughly 90 acres of river flat country based on Carrs Peninsula. The mighty Clarence River on one side, Carrs Ck on the other. Gentle grass slope straight to the waters edge with a 5min boat ride to the nearest pub. Bring a fishing or ski boat and enjoy water front camping for all your activities with family or friends
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The Old Peach Farm

1 site · RV, Tent25 acres · Wells Crossing, NSW
This is an old peach farm, set over 25 acres with a 1/4 of the property cleared and the rest left untoched. We've set up the camping area in a nice clearing close to a lake, which has lovely natural forest surroundings. Other than the summer hum of cicadas or the cackle of some resident kookaburras, it's peaceful and private. There are plenty of roos and wallabies around, as well as lots of birdlife including black swans. You can paddle in the lake and try to catch a fish there. We've set up a nice little homemade pontoon. So far only one spot to camp (that will fit up to 3 cars if you come in a group), so you will have the place all to yourselves. The next house (our Shouse) is at least 300m away from the camping area, so solitude and privacy is guaranteed. The property is close to plenty of beach options or nice little towns such as Woolgolga (25 min south) and Grafton (25 minutes north).
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Horizon Oasis

4 sites · RVs, Tents30 acres · Coutts Crossing, NSW
Horizon Oasis is a 30 acre ever evolving permaculture and organic multi faceted farming property located just outside of Coutts Crossing. Situated 20 minutes south of the historic township of Grafton and 55 minutes north of Coffs Harbour we have the best of both worlds. We are in the country and yet so close to the coast with Yamba beach (45 minutes), Red Rock (35 minutes) and Woolgooga (40 minutes) down the road. We are located only a short 15 minute drive off the M1 freeway and 5 minutes from Armidale Road. Our quiet, pristine country side of semi rural rolling hills and Kangaroo River running along our western boundary provide a relaxing and picturesque place to pull up for a night or 3. You will be enchanted by our local wildlife consisting of a multitude of Kangaroos and Wallabies, abundant with colourful bird life with the odd fox or Koala paying a visit to the block. Watch the amazing sunsets as they come down over our valley displaying an array of orange, reds, pinks and purples as you cook your meal or relax with a drink or good book. Then fall asleep under the brightly visible stars of the Milky Way. Awaken to the peaceful chirping of our native bird life easing you in to your day. Open your blinds to appreciate the morning mist that usually settles across our valley or mobs of Kangaroos laced with the odd rabbit having their breakfast on your doorstep. This property shows beauty at all times of the day providing for that relaxing and back to nature stay we all require to recharge our batteries. Take a stroll down to the Kangaroo River and walk our short riverside bush walk consisting of 3 sandy beaches, vine swings for the kids and small lookout. You will enjoy the scenery and tranquil sounds of the river wild life, or sit back and read a book or take in the country air and enjoy your campsite, or take a short drive to one of our local public swimming holes or the local township of Coutts Crossing. Coutts Crossing township is 5 minutes drive up the road and offers a pub and bistro, live music, hot food shop, post office, general store and fuel station for supplies and a golf course for those keen to hit a ball. The local region is dotted with weekly markets and other tourist entertainment options. You can find a number of public riverside spots to spend the day lazing on a sandy beach and enjoying beautiful swimming holes within a short 5-10 minute drive of the property Although we are always introducing new attractions to our property, it is always a comfortable place to stay and will likely always be different each time you come back to stay. Developments in the pipeline will be the addition of animals, an orchard, a dam and Aquaponics vegetable production which are currently in the works. If you are looking for a nice relaxing and scenic country stay with something new each time you stay; don’t go past Horizon Oasis. We look forward to welcoming you here.
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M&R Taylor Pastoral

10 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Coutts Crossing, NSW
M&R Taylor Pastoral is situated on 20 acres in Coutts Crossing NSW of rural cleared land perfect for camping and experiencing the relaxed and peaceful getaway of inland NSW, away from the hustle and bustle of the major cities. We have a few friendly cattle on our property to view and if you enjoy swimming the nearest river Orara River is 5 mins drive away. Coutts crossing has a convenience store in the main town 5 mins drive and Grafton shopping is only 20 mins drive away. Come and experience our property for yourself. There are no amenities here, campers will need to be self contained and leave no trace.
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Westbury Downs

7 sites · RVs, Tents2000 acres · Jackadgery, NSW
Cattle and horses roam the river flat as we are a beef breading cattle farm. Our property is situated across the road from the Mann River Caravan Park. This allows access to shop facilities for top us like ice, gas, take away food, an afternoon ice cream or canoe hire or planning a canoe trip on the river.  We have a number of different sites available, some with river views and river access and others around the property. Check out each of our listings to find out more. There are some great day trips to explore the area from your camp, other river crossings like Cangai, Hanging Rock, Coombadjha, Lliydale, Copmanhurst and many more. You can also head up the Gibraltar Range and check out Waspool National Parks, for some rainforest walks and bird watching or Boundary Falls. Toilet access can be made available on request otherwise please BYO toilet facilities. Sorry, no pets.
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Four Winds

25 sites · RVs30 acres · Swan Bay, NSW
This is a bush camp site with no facilities. We can only accommodate caravans which have their own inside toilet and shower. (Sorry no camper trailers or tent camping at this stage).There is a convenient dump point located at nearby Woodburn for disposal (just 10mins away). The road down to the campsite is 4wd only and you will need a UHF.Take your pick of our flat campsites which all have frontage to Rocky Mouth Creek. Beautiful spot to get away from it all and to sit back and enjoy the peace and tranquility of nature. There is a variety of bird life for you to enjoy, including black swans, ducks, kookaburras and blue cranes. We also have a family of brolgas that visit as well as two jabirus. Spot the water dragons as you watch the sunrise each morning. Bring your kayak and enjoy a leisurely paddle in the creek. Or you can go mountain biking at The New Italy Mountain Bike Park which is just 10 minutes down the road. Campfires are permitted in the mornings and evenings outside of any restrictions.We are a working cattle farm so can welcome small dogs only. No motor bikes. Approx 30 acres for you to enjoy. We are centrally located - an easy 20 minute drive to the beaches of Evans Head, 40 minutes to Iluka and Yamba and 50 minutes to Byron Bay.
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Ranch camping near Minnie Water guide

Overview

For camping getaways filled with fishing, surfing, bushwalking, and whale watching, camp near Minnie Water on the scenic coastline of northern New South Wales. The beach village is one of the oldest fishing towns on the coast. Campers can find holiday parks with powered caravan sites, tent pitches, or cabins near Minnie Water Beach, or go off-the-grid at campsites in the surrounding outback of Yuraygir National Park. Then explore the sunset views from popular lookouts and walking trails. Or head to Solitary Islands Marine Park for snorkelling and diving. Anglers will also love the park, including its many fishing zones along the coast.

Where to go

Minnie Water Beach

Sometimes called Main Beach by the locals, Minnie Water Beach is a 1-kilometre strip of white sand, popular for quiet getaways, fishing, and surfing—especially for beginners. The beach is patrolled during holidays, making it a safe spot for shallow swimming and splashing in the Pacific Ocean. Sign up for surfing lessons near Rocky Point on the north end, or launch a boat from the southern tip for deep-sea fishing. Then pitch a tent or stake a swag at nearby primitive campsites that are right on the water. For a comfortable stay, try a cabin rental or caravan park with electric hookups, toilets, showers, and BBQ facilities just down the road.

Yuraygir National Park

Surrounding the village of Minnie Water on three sides, Yuraygir National Park delivers quiet treks through natural coastal regions teeming with wildlife and ocean views. Angophora Grove walk and Rocky Point walk are popular walking trails. But the best place for watching whales and capturing sunset views on the ocean is from the Tree of Knowledge lookout on the south end of Minnie Water Beach. Campers who want to stay nearby can venture inland for a choice of holiday parks with caravan and tent camping options and several amenities.

Solitary Islands Marine Park

A day trip to Solitary Islands Marine Park, about an hour south of Minnie Water, includes everything from snorkelling and diving to learning about the region’s diverse marine life and the Solitary Islands, after which the park was named. Book a dolphin or whale-watching tour, or throw in a fishing line from one of the recreational fishing zones along the coast. With more than 710 square kilometres to explore, campers can rest easy from a resort-style cabin at one of the holiday parks nearby.

When to go

The milder temperatures of spring and autumn draw the biggest crowds to Minnie Water’s pristine beaches and camping areas. Surfing, diving, and snorkelling are preferable during summer months, while nature lovers like springtime’s bouquet of wildflowers that blanket the terrain. Fall is ideal for stargazing and campfires when the skies are generally clear and evening temperatures are chillier. Be sure to pack binoculars if visiting Minnie Water between June and November—the village has a prime spot for watching humpback whales.

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