Camping near Parkes with wildlife watching

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12 top campgrounds near Parkes with wildlife watching

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Happy Valley Farmstay Tomingley

10 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents2000 acres · Tomingley, NSW
We offer powered sites, unpowered sites, and donga accommodation. We accommodate all vehicles of every size. Toilet and shower facilities are available for your convenience. We live on a beautiful mixed farming property based just 10km off Newell Highway from Tomingley. We have plenty of wide open spaces for campers to choose where to set up camp. Campers will enjoy the wildlife, beautiful natural creeks, waterways, and big open skies at night. Set up in the safety of our farm gates. Furry family members are welcome but we ask they please remain leashed at all times. So much to enjoy whilst marveling at the beauty of nature.
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AU$30
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Fana Beag

1 site · Lodging100 acres · Alectown, NSW
Fana Beag is a tranquil country property 30km from Parkes NSW, with a cute farm stay cabin that offers the perfect antidote to life's hectic pace! We are a goat farm, with about 60 goats, and it's the perfect place to unwind and relax. Simply arrive and open the door to your little private cabin. All amenities you will need, including toilet, shower, and camp kitchen, are only 40 metres away. Listening to the gentle sounds of our chickens and goats is a wonderful way to wake up. You can say hello and walk amongst our friendly goats. Or go for walks without anyone around you. Have a drink on your private verandah, admiring the view of the popular Dish (Parkes Radio Telescope) from anywhere on the farm. There is a reverse cycle air conditioner in the van for your comfort. We are also 100 km from Dubbo Zoo - a great day trip!
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AU$70
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The Orchard

13 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Nashdale, NSW
Our property is situated on a working apple and cherry orchard at the base of Mount Canobolas, 10 minute drive from Orange. The region has much to offer including amazing wineries and cellar doors, quaint villages with artisans shops, hot air balloon rides, waterfalls, the Arch Cave and more. Here at The Orchard visitors are welcome to pick their own fruit in season, at a cost. Please speak to your host if you are interested. There are plenty of local food and wine venues in the surrounding area for you to enjoy. Lake Canobolas is close by for swimming and there are a number of walking/ hiking trails in the beautiful Mount Canobolas National Park. Pets are welcome but we do have livestock on the property to please keep them under control. Campfires are allowed as long as there are no fire restrictions in place. Amenities are available for campers. A shower and toilets are also available to campers.
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AU$40
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Canowindra Country Camp

20 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Moorbel, NSW
Come and enjoy this grassy campsite located on the outskirts of Canowindra. Canowindra is known as the Hotair Balloon Capital of Australia, most mornings you wake to find a balloon floating in the sky. Venture to the Main Street and see the historic building’s. Canowindra is also home of the Fish Fossil Museum, so much to explore. Campers are welcome to enjoy a campfire, local regulations permitting. Pet welcome!
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AU$25
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Borenore Billabong Field Days site

13 sites · RVs, Tents130 acres · Borenore, NSW
The 130 acres site hosts Agricultural events during the year. It is also run as a working farm and has grassed areas and power sites with access to showers, toilets and a dump point. The grassed area overlooks a Billabong with trees and wildlife with a background to Mount Canobolas. The site is in closer proximity to Vineyards and Cellar Doors.
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AU$40
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Round Range Eugowra

6 sites · RVs, Tents1500 acres · Eugowra, NSW
Our beautiful property is a working farm. Our farming activities include Merino sheep breeding and grazing, lambs, grain and hay. Our retreat offers a classical bush rock labyrinth, fire pits, lookouts, conservation areas, bird watching, wildflowers, stargazing and unique rock formations upon the lookouts. Visitors can meet Kev, a sixth generation Aussie farmer, and Therese a teacher and labyrinth facilitator. You can go on bush walks along the paths provided, but in high summer and warm weather please be mindful of snakes. They live here too. Check out the local village of murals #visiteugowra and enjoy good old fashioned country hospitality. The camping sight has great views, is quiet and peaceful, and is close to the creek and the hills where you can listen to magpies warbling or watch the sheep grazing as you drink your coffee in the morning. There are plenty of opportunities for hiking in the hills to various lookouts enclosed shoes are required and we offer a range of retreat experiences including a guided farm tour $50 pp (children free) and the guided labyrinth meditation walk $30 pp (children free). Please see our Extras. We are located only 14 km NW from our local village of murals, Eugowra, home of the The Eugowra Museum and Bushranger Centre, Nangar National Park and Escort Rock where bushrangers Ben Hall and Frank Gardiner robbed the stage coach - the largest gold robbery in Australian History. While you're here we recommend you to visit The Fat Parcel Food Van, The Ray's Bistro at the Eugowra Community Bowls and Recreation Club. Get your supplies from our supermarket and hardware. A courtesy bus runs every Saturday evening to the local Bowlie. We are in a great central location to many sights and attractions. Close to Canowindra, home of the Fish Fossil Museum, Hot Air Ballooning in the autumn and the Perenialle Nursery. Close to Gooloogong where you can visit Croote Cottage, the town of Cowra and the Japanese Gardens, Forbes and The Wiradjuri Dreaming Centre, the AMAZING sculpture trail and Grazing Down the Lachlan. Not far is Parkes with its famous Dish, The Elvis Festival, and Cudal the home of the platypus be sure to check out The Platypus Cafe. Toogong with its stirring and memorable Anzac Day dawn service. No pets please. This is a working farm and we ask you to observe our biosecurity rules when entering onto the property. Fires can be lit in designated fire pit area using only the wood and firelighters that are supplied.
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AU$50
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Bellandre Park

2 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents3060 acres · Molong, NSW
We are Marilyn and Peter, we own, live and run a mixed farming business from this beautiful land, located in the Central Tablelands NSW. The country varies between undulating and steep land and has 7 km of double frontage Bell River running through it. The river can range from rapidly flowing to the more usual steady flowing and is most often very clear. The river has numerous swimming spots, some with a rocky base, and some with sand. The winding river and the varying countryside is incredibly peaceful and beautiful and is a perfect retreat for those looking to disconnect and relax. The river has its origin near Orange and is also fed into by many springs. Weandre Creek runs in the backcountry and winds into the Bell River. Our comfortable Hut is situated on an elevated spot looking down on the river with a graduated road leading down. It has everything you need for a relaxing, recharging stay in nature. The Hut can accommodate up to 4 people, however, you also have the option for up to 6 additional guests to set up swags, tents, or a camper trailer nearby. There is space next to the Hut, or for those with a 4WD, there are some lovely camping sites down by the river. We also offer sites for those looking for a self-contained camping site, in a beautiful location. We love the solitude, the endless bush walks, swimming, and being immersed in nature. We are confident you will too. We also have a lovely art gallery on the property, and for a small fee and prior arrangement, you are welcome to come and take a look. From our farm, it is 60 km to Orange with all its wineries, food festivals, and many attractions. Wellington is 40 km and boasts the Wellington Caves. Dubbo is 90 km and is a big inland city and boasts the Western Plains Zoo.
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Getting Away Camp

11 sites · RVs, Tents250 acres · Bocobra, NSW
Approximately 45 minutes from Orange, 4 hours from Sydney. The region between Molong and Parkes offers scenic views, bush walking, bush camping, picnic areas, mountain biking trails, and 4WD touring. To the northwest lies Goobang National Park that includes Caloma lookout, one of the high points in the Wanda Wandong sector of Goobang National Park. The area is a bird watchers' paradise - you can often spot birds of prey, such as wedge-tailed eagles, brown goshawks and brown falcons, soaring across the sky. Black cypress pines, grevilleas, lomandras and heath feature commonly on the landscape. There are many tall grass trees in this area too, some of which are believed to be hundreds of years old. This is a large property that is taking a break from sheep farming. Covered in gum trees and pines and lots of open space. The property has a creek with all year round water holes and dams. You can do almost anything you want. Hiking, fishing, swimming, camping and living the dream. There's emus (bush chooks), kangaroos (hopping dogs), platypus and no drop bears, meaning you can sit back, relax and go back to the way it was. Self sufficient campers only, leave no trace. You must bring your own camping toilet and shower. If booking under the Group listing, you will need to arrange you own portaloos, which I am happy to manage delivery/pick up of with the local hire company. It's 15 minutes to the pub in town if you're up for a coldie or a meal. ​Our farm is a work in progress.
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AU$10
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Wybalena Homestead

1 site · RV, Tent320 acres · Canowindra, NSW
320 acres of mixed farm and bush land for you to enjoy. Bushwalking and wild life watching plentiful. Bring your vans, tents or even just a swag and enjoy our beautiful starry nights. 20 minutes to historical Canowindra, 1 hour to Orange, Forbes, Parkes and Cowra. Children more than welcome! Fires and pets on request.
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Hillside Harvest

2 sites · RVs, Tents75 acres · Borenore, NSW
Hillside is a 75 acre working orchard growing cherries, stonefruit, apples and pears. Amongst the rows of fruit trees is a small block of eucalypts and three dams, one of which is quite large and suitable for swimming, paddling and fishing in. Dawn and dusk brings a variety of birds and kangaroos and skies painted in colour. In summer and autumn you can pick your own fruit. In winter put on your coat and take a walk whilst breathing in the fresh, crisp air. In spring, buds burst open and all the trees are covered in beautiful blossoms. The orchard is in the heart of Cabonne Shire, the fruit bowl of Central West NSW. Orange is renowned for its wineries, restaurants and cafes. At our farm stall you can grab a coffee, light lunch and a great variety of local produce including fruit, vegetables, eggs, honey, olive oil and jams. Just minutes away, Mt Canobolas and Lake Canobolas offer great bushwalking and mountain biking.
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Rosnay

2 sites · Lodging35 acres · Canowindra, NSW
Rosnay is across the road from the original Bangaroo Station homestead, and was once part of the 36,000 acre station that was subdivided in 1905. The Statham family moved to Rosnay in 1996 and began renovating the run down farm using organic and biodynamic methods. They planted the first vines in 1997, and olives in 1999, as well as thousands of native trees, all planted and grown without any chemicals. The new glamping area is on the banks of a old farm dam in the middle of the olive grove. There are sheep and alpacas, and plenty of birds and kangaroos living there too. For those who prefer not to sleep out in the elements, we offer a lovely farmstay guest house. Rosnay is proud to be part of Rivers Road Organic Farms, an organic farming community title project.
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AU$180
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Picturesque Camping

2 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Moorbel, NSW
Enjoy a picturesque scene on a quiet country road only 4 km from Canowindra. It's a 5 minute drive to amenities including the local pool, shops, cafes and pubs. We are less than an hour's drive​ to national parks, canoeing or kayaking on the Lachlan River, Wyangala dam for fishing, boating or skiing, hiking (Koorawatha Falls), 4W Driving (Mount Canobolas), and all of the Orange and Cowra wine region for tastings at the cellar doors. Food, drink, the great outdoors and even live music entertainment, truly Canowindra has it all. Our property proudly boasts the original miner's cottage circa 1860, which is one of the oldest original buildings in the area. No amenities at the campsites currently. Campers must be 100% self contained and bring their own camping toilet and shower. Pets welcome but must be kept under control, leashed, and tethered at all times. Horses considered. Must bring own portable yard, feed, and water. Please message us for a chat. Please clean up after your dogs.
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Welcome to Hipcamp! If you're looking for an unforgettable camping experience near Parkes, New South Wales, with a focus on wildlife watching, you're in luck. We have over 625 options available that cater to your specific activity and terrain preference. Whether you prefer the convenience of a campground or the seclusion of a private property, we've got you covered. From Watton Airstrip with 418 reviews to The Orchard with 136 reviews and Cadagi Farm Stay in Central West NSW with 126 reviews, you can trust the experiences of fellow campers. With popular facilities like rubbish disposal, pet-friendly accommodations, and potable water, and activities ranging from whitewater paddling to biking and exploring historic sites, you'll find everything you need for a fantastic camping trip. Plus, with an average price per night of £25 and options as low as £10 per night, you can enjoy an affordable getaway. So pack your bags and get ready to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature while spotting fascinating wildlife. Happy camping!

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