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Hawkesbury River Rural Campground

9 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents350 acres · Wisemans Ferry, NSW
We do this because we believe humans in nature bring out the best of human nature. The 350 acres comprises of native bushland, riverside mangroves and cleared pastures. It is completely surrounded by the Marramarra National Park. The property dates back to early English settlement and is entwined into the Hawkesbury’s rich history. There are a number of activities that can be experienced on the farm including kayaking, bushwalking, fishing, crabbing (in warmer months) and boating to name a few. These campsites suit self-contained campers who bring their own camping toilet/shower and drive 4WD or AWD vehicles. It's not advisable to use a 2WD vehicle to come along our road due to it's condition, we are currently waiting for Hornsby Council to repair and maintain the approach road to the property. knowing I've highlighted my concerns about the road allows me peace of mind that guests have been informed. We have a toilet and warm shower available if needed up at the farm cottage. The cottage is also for rent which is clean and cosy with two queen sized bedrooms that open out onto the wrap around verandah which over looks the Hawkesbury River. It has a self-contained kitchen with a gas oven and separate island style gas cooktop. The small fridge is also gas but there is a 12v fridge that runs off solar too, the kitchen is equipped with cooking utensils, tea and coffee, oil, salt and pepper and dishwashing liquid etc. There is a nice living and dining area in the cottage with a wood burning fire for heat if needed, firewood is supplied free of charge when renting the cottage. Also there is a large undercover outdoor living area with a barbeque. The cottage is powered by solar so things like hair dryers, microwaves and any high powered electrical equipment can not be used. The battery packs recharge during sun light hours so any mobiles or alike should be charged up during the day. There is a back up generator in case there's a problem so you will always have power one way or another. The cottage comes with it's own private jetty which gives you another means of transport, bring your own boat or arrive by water taxi. There is access to a drinking water supply which comes from a natural spring high up in the sandstone cliffs which can also be shown to you if you don't mind a hike. Arriving by boat or taxi is an option also, as there are a number of water taxi services from Brooklyn who will ferry you to the farm at a cost. Campground 2 is the smaller of the two sites but comes with its own private jetty and water access. It also boasts it's own bathroom, with toilet and shower for exclusive use by campground 2 guests only. Campground 1 is much larger and can be adapted to whatever the campers needs are, it has fantastic views of the surrounding cliffs and is only five minutes walk from the jetty and amenities. Campground 3 and 4 has a communale jetty and a boat/jet-ski slip, it also has a bush toilet and indoor camp kitchen. Campground 5 is a three minute walk to the jetty but stands alone. Campground 6 is a secluded site in amongst Ironbark trees and Campground 7 is a large site in an open paddock. Extras can be added depending on the occupancy of the other sites. The towing of traditional caravans along our approach road is not advised at the moment however we are working on improving that. Rubbish and recycling facilities are also catered for too. We supply fishing gear and crab pots for a small cost, but you have to bring your own bait for both. We also offer a $10 cow feeding experience which the kids love, in fact everyone does. Firewood can be gathered in amongst the trees surrounding the camp sites, but we can supply wood if needed, please see Extras. Enjoy the evenings telling tall tales around the campfire. You may experience a number of animals throughout your stay including native birds, cows, goannas, wallabies and bush turkeys. There are a number of walks in the surrounding area that we can provide information on if you're wanting to explore. On our adjoining property (40 acres) there is an amazingly beautiful waterfall with a little refreshing dip pool at the base. This is obviously only appreciated when there has been some good rain in the area. There are also cafes and pubs in the nearby towns that can be enjoyed plus a fantastic Thai restaurant located just across the river at Spencer. If you are truly looking for a rural camping experience then look no further than the Hawkesbury River Rural Campground, we will do everything possible to make your stay enjoyable. On the southern shore of the Hawkesbury upstream from Mangrove Creek in Haycock Reach. Peter Hibbs (1762-1847) was a seaman who was a member of Governor Phillip’s party which explored the Hawkesbury. In 1823 he was granted 60 acres here. He is buried in the Wisemans Ferry Cemetery at Laughtondale. Reed gives “Cooranggoorah” as meaning “grass tree”. The Aborigines used the gum from these to attach spear heads and for a variety of other purposes. These grasstrees are abundant in much of the Hawkesbury sandstone region. Access by road: Hawkesbury River Rural Campground is approximately a 1 hour and 50-minute drive from Sydney CBD, a 2-hour drive from Gosford or a 3-hour drive from Newcastle CBD. The road is sealed for the most part except for the last 3 km’s which is unsealed and can be rough at times. Arrival before dark is advised. Access by water: Hawkesbury River Rural Campground is approximately a 35-minute boat ride from Brooklyn Marina and Hawkesbury River Train Station. You may take your own boat or catch a Water Taxi which we can help organise. Hawkesbury RIver Rural Campground acknowledges the Dharug and Darkinjung people as the Traditional Custodians of the Hawkesbury and pays respect to Elders past, present and emerging.
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Shady Acres Colo River

10 sites · RVs, Tents37 acres · Central Colo, NSW
This property is a Pristine Riverfront property in Colo Valley. It is a tidal river with sandy shallow sandbars and 10ft deep swimming holes. There is an abundance of native animals here including kangaroos, lyre birds, lace monitors, platypus and more! Access is via a short dirt driveway to the riverfront camping area. The access is 2wd unless there has been significant rain it becomes 4wd access.We can accommodate both small and large groups with sites just steps away from the river. We have 2 water entrances, one is a large grassed area with shallow water which is great for kids & families. The other entrance is a natural sandy entry with a deeper swimming area suitable for adults. We also have a beautiful lagoon area where I can arrange additional campers. We have built some new flushing toilets (3) with a hot water shower.We are very accommodating of your pets. We welcome dogs and can host horses in one of the paddocks. Please ensure you contact the host prior to your stay if you are bringing any animals. We have canoes & floats which you can hire to paddle up the river. Additional activities here include fishing, swimming, bushwalking, canoeing & birdwatching. We are also only a 5 minute drive to Colo Riverside Cafe.We also have 2 beautiful brand new glamping tents that you can hire. Please see our extras.I look forward to meeting you soon!
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Picturesque Semirural Parking

5 sites · RVs5 acres · Middle Dural, NSW
Overnight parking for caravan/RV with easy access. The property is based approx 35 kms from the Sydney CBD, 20 minutes from the M1 north. Set in a semi rural location, close to shops, medical centre(s) and other services. Quiet location, overlooking bush canopy. Suit couples travelling that need a safe, quiet overnight stay on route to their next destination. Two Woolworths, two Aldi’s and local shops within 5-10 minutes drive at Galston, Glenorie and Dural Round Corner. Access to water and power can be arranged at a small charge but must have and use own toilet. Parking can be on driveway at front or if prefer, in dry weather, on flat, former tennis court at the rear of the property, overlooking the bush.
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Tibohine Farm

5 sites · RVs5 acres · Balmoral, NSW
Tibohine Farm is a small working farm located in the Southern Highlands of NSW and only 10 mins off the Hume Hwy. Bordered by the beautiful Bargo River Conservation Area, we have access to amazing native bush hiking trails, natural swimming holes and a lake close by for kayaking. As we are a rural property on tank water and with limited services, please ensure you are self-contained with your own toilet, shower and drinking water. Our Village is host to a Heritage rail trail and a short easy drive to the NSW Heritage Rail Museum, which is home to the restored 3801 engine. A great place to base camp and experience the best the Southern Highlands has to offer, including wineries, The Bradman Museum, Historic Berrima or Bowral Tulip Time. As we are a working property, we also live on site and happily offer a place to safely leave your van/rig/camp set up to explore the region.
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Paradise near Cattai

6 sites · RVs, Tents28 acres · Sackville North, NSW
Spread across 8-9 acres, we offer space for 4 sites with power available. Entrance is from the side, leading to a picturesque landscape. Additionally, we have a vast 7-8 acre empty section, perfect for exploration or future development. Please note, entry to the main house and granny flat is restricted. Guests must be fully self contained with their own toilet/shower facilities and must take all waste with them on departure.
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Glenworth Valley Camping Ground

100 sites · RVs, Tents200 acres · Glenworth Valley, NSW
Just 20 minutes from Gosford & Hornsby, this hidden natural oasis offers the most unique camping experience anywhere in Australia. Set in spectacular natural bushland without marked sites, a 200-acre creekside campground gives you the freedom to find your own patch and sprawl out - making it perfect for families and groups of all sizes. Enjoy open-ground campfires, waterhole swimming, a petting farm with super cute baby animals and breathtaking Valley views. All alongside incredible onsite guided tours and adventures - including horse riding, quad biking, kayaking, abseiling, axe throwing, laser skirmish & more.
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Mountain Lagoon Wildlife Retreat

2 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Mountain Lagoon, NSW
We're located in a little picture-perfect paradise nook on the backside of the Wollemi National Park 14 kilometres North East of Bilpin in a little hollow called Mountain Lagoon.We have 5 acres of gentle flowing grassy open areas surrounded by towering trees brimming with birdlife. We also have native animals (Koalas) (Goannas) (Wombats) which all reside within an ear's reach of this property. There are trees that are over 200 years old and 40 metres high with real birds and nests that don't run on batteries or solar. Plenty of area for the kids to wear themselves out.Some of the most scenic bushwalks in the country are at our doorstep,  The wildlife, flora, and fauna are truly spectacular and extremely untamed. Close to the Colo river (20 mins) where the cliffs of the mountain are at your backdrop, There is also the Wheeny Creek swimming hole, Or just chill out with an ice-cold one in front of the dedicated firepit as you gaze up at the night sky.There is access to bore water for cleaning but you should bring your own drinking water supply. You will need to be a fully self-contained camper with your own camping toilet/shower amenities.  There are 2 dedicated powered sites are available at an extra cost of $12 per night, Add an additional $8.00 for 2nd vehicle on the campsite, plenty of room to spread out and truly let nature be your guide as you totally unwind and reintegrate with yourself and nature on this stunning breathtaking property hidden away from the world. A truly invigorating relaxing experience you will never want to forget. Spoil yourself today.
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