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Eagle Ridge Bush Retreat

6 sites · Lodging, Tents330 acres · Tabulam, NSW
A property with amazing river access and a history of decent fishing and gold panning. The steep terrain adjacent the river lends itself to some fantastic hiking and mountain bike riding to the peaks that display amazing views to the north and east. With a small number of sites on the property you're sure to feel like the only ones in the world. Currently access is 4WD recommended. Some AWD and rear wheel drive vehicles are fine. Contact hots to discuss access
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On the Clarence Camping

56 sites · RVs, Tents1600 acres · Lower Duck Creek, NSW
- 1600 acre cattle property 30 mins from Tabulam, NSW. - $24 per adult per night, $4 per child per night (aged 4 - 14 years old) children under 4 years old FREE (just don't add child when booking) - Large open field campground with the Clarence River on one side and rocky rugged terrain on the other - Choose your own camp spot in our designated campground - River approximately 150 metre walk from campground * SWIM AT OWN RISK * The Clarence River can be treacherous (at times it cannot be entered at all!) Flooding, submerged/slippery rocks, little to no water - it all depends on the weather conditions, please keep this in mind when booking. - Track to campground accessible by 2wd, tracks around property only accessible by 4wd - Two new flushing toilet/shower blocks with wheelchair access and - Dump point - Fire pits scattered throughout the campground - firewood can be collected from around property or purchased but please no cutting down trees. - Perfect for fishing, bushwalking, bird watching, star gazing, canoeing (byo) exploring tracks around the property, bbq's etc - Sociable dogs allowed if kept on leash at all times as it is a working cattle property, we also have wild dogs in the area so pets need to be supervised at all times - No drinking water - Quiet generators are allowed from 8am - 6pm (if required overnight please enquire) Find us on facebook and instagram - @on_the_clarence_camping
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Emu Creek Retreat

101 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents2800 acres · Tabulam, NSW
Welcome to Emu creek Retreat One of the best destinations for hiking, camping, bushwalking, swimming, Kayaking, fishing, mountain bike riding (bicycles only), bird watching, 4wdriving and even fossicking, since the old gold mining town "Lunatics" was not far away from us. If travelling in a 2wd please contact us before booking, some of the campgrounds have to be reached by crossing the creeks, Girard camp is one of them where the office and the showers are, at times this crossing is under water and is only accessible by 4wd. Other campgrounds are available near the entry gate that don't require a creek crossing for access and toilets are available on some of them. One side of the property is bound by Emu Creek and the other by Gerard Creek, both creeks have enough water with some permanent deep water holes for all year activities. Sightseeing inside the property we have Girard Falls, a 50m deep waterfall, nature at it's best. The only entry into the property is by Emu Creek Rd a gravel road. Emu Creek Retreat is located in the far north-east of New South Wales. We are approximately 200 km from Brisbane, Toowoomba and Gold Coast, 150km from Byron Bay. Tabulam is the nearest town 12km away. Fuel and groceries are available at Tabulam along with a post office, pub and police station. Casino is 68km away and Tenterfield 78km. Once a working cattle property, in the 90's was converted into a camping and 4WD park. Since 2017 has been a family own and operated property, pet friendly, we are using the existing large camping grounds to convert it into a camping paradise. Two properties combined with close to 2800 acres, fronting Paddy’s Flat Rd for 2km and extends 7km to the back fence bordering a 22000 acre cattle property. The front section is undulating with plantation forest (spotted gum) and bushland, towards the back it has mountains, steep terrain and millions of trees with spectacular views and great hiking tracks.
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Aloomba Lavender Farm

65 sites · RVs, Tents24 acres · NSW
Welcome to Aloomba Lavender Farm. We offer bush camping with powered and unpowered sites. This means you will not be placed very close to other vans unless you are friends and choose to be together. In many cases you will be able to choose where you wish to park. Not all sites are level, but you are able to site your camp/ van as you wish. There are no cement pads. There is access to toilets and hot showers. You may have to walk some distance to the amenities but the solitude, the quiet, safety and stars make all worthwhile. There is a dedicated firepit and firewood is supplied. We can supply no water other than sufficient to cook dinner. You are welcome to use some of the vegetables and herbs but not to strip the vegetable garden! If in doubt - ask. We have great coffee and Devonshire teas but we are not a cafe. However there is a great little lavender shop where you can buy our own lavender essential oil, or a cake of soap or a Baggallini Handbag. We are dog friendly! We welcome well behaved dogs. We are 20 km from Stanthorpe. You may see wildlife or cattle through the fence and an occasional vehicle going down the road. We have a sealed road all the way to our boundary and then drive through the lavender. If you visit in late November through to early December you will enjoy our lavender flowering, but the plants look very pretty all year around in neat rows. We are a commercial farm so there is the need to work to the rhythm of the lavender.
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Andrew Drynan Park

80 sites · RVs, Tents12 acres · Kooralbyn, QLD
Andrew Drynan Park is situated on Running Creek, 47 km south of Beaudesert and 19 km from Rathdowney on the Lions Road. The drive from Brisbane will take a couple of hours. It has an impressive backdrop formed by Mt Chinghee. Running Creek is a lovely flowing creek which is very inviting in summer and the park offers a great bush camp. Toilets, BBQs, picnic tables and swimming. BYO drinking water. Pets to be restrained. No showers—a dip in the creek will keep you clean but please don’t use soap or detergent. Directions: At Rathdowney, turn left into Running Creek Rd and travel approximately 17km south east. Campers & Day Trippers Rules: The Park is for everyone to enjoy, so please adhere to a few simple guidelines while enjoying this beautiful park. By using this park you agree to the following rules. All vehicles entering the park must observe 10 Km per hour speed limit. Fires must be extinguished prior to departure. Park users must clean up their area when leaving, by taking all rubbish, including food scraps and disposable nappies with them, so the next users can enjoy the Park as well. Do not burn your rubbish. It must be taken with you! The disposal of nappies in the grass around the waterline, and in fire pits, is a serious risk to human health, the health of the creek, surrounding stock and the ecosystem! Please be respectful of other camper’s space & privacy! Do not set up on top of other campers. Generator use is restricted to 4 hours per day between the hours of 2pm to 6pm. Dogs must be on short leads and confined to your campsite at all times. No music or noise after 10pm, noise level must at all times be at an acceptable level so as not to disturb other users. No antisocial behavior. No camping on creek banks. No playing around toilet block area. No livestock to be kept on the park. No cutting down trees. No person to travel in the load area of vehicles. No motorcycles other than on the formed roads or when moving between your campsite and the road. No stock whips, firearms or weapons of any sort, chainsaws, drones or fireworks allowed in the park. No use of detergents, soaps or shampoos in creek. No washing dishes or clothing in creek. No hitting of Golf balls. No cricket with cricket ball (tennis ball ok). No swings to be tied to trees. Anyone who is non-compliant may be directed by park management to leave the park and if so must leave without delay. Non-compliance will be referred to local Police and you may face legal action for trespassing. Park management reserves the right to refuse anyone entry to and use of the park. Let’s all enjoy the beauty of the natural surroundings. Yours respectfully Andrew Drynan Park Management
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Stonepine Ridge 'where eagles fly'

40 sites · RVs, Tents2000 acres · Willsons Downfall, NSW
Space, scenic views, a series of mountain bike tracks to test your skills, abundant wildlife, peace and quiet. Mountain biking only? Book a campsite for the day. These best describe this 754 hectare (1864 acres) property. Stonepine Ridge is 'remote' - your camp sites are away from any dwellings - but you are still close enough to country towns across borders. Map to get here ( https://stonepineridge.com.au/map/ ) There is plenty of space for social distancing. Most camp sites are 50 or more metres apart. The terrain is mostly treed with some cleared, pastured country. On the border with the Queensland town of Stanthorpe, Stonepine Ridge is close to the historic areas of Willsons Downfall and Amosfield in New South Wales. Home to many rivers that traverse the property from top to bottom, the Boonoo Boonoo and Bookookookarara rivers and Undercliffe and Boonoo Boono Falls are close by and are popular sites to spend a few hours walking/hiking and immersing yourself in the ambient countryside. The Boonoo Boonoo and Bald rock National Parks are also within this area. The beautiful New England town of Tenterfield is about 20 minutes drive from the falls and offers visitors many shopping and restaurant options. Be sure to stop en route to visit the World War 2 tank traps - (Australia's Maginot Line) and Thunderbolt's hideout. A short drive across the border into Queensland will give you access to the Girraween National Park and a host of wineries, coffee shops, restaurants and pubs. At Stonepine Ridge, some areas of the top country are accessible by 2WD when not wet but high suspension and 4wheel drive vehicles are recommended. This camping property is large and you will find no better place that allows for gentle as well as more advanced walking, hiking and mountain biking. The altitude on the property varies from 900m at the top down to 50m to the bottom. The temperature is variable with mostly cool nights, which makes for restful sleep and a nice fire to add to the ambience.
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The Ranch on Clarence

22 sites · RVs, Tents113 acres · Louisa Creek, NSW
Our property features 113 acres with 1.3kms of Clarence River freshwater frontage with a beautiful herd of 30+ horses roaming over the land. Come and feel the deep peace of this beautiful property. Horse Lovers Camp offers plenty of space to pitch your tent or your off road caravan for a special getaway amongst our horses. Meet our horses, and book a horse ride/experience under our Extras. You will be camping on the edge of the mighty Clarence River. With over a kilometre of river frontage, if horses aren’t your thing why not go for a swim, throw a line in or go for a paddle on your kayak. Hop on your mountain bike and explore the hills. There’s so much to explore on our property and in this beautiful region. Warm your feet around the campfire in the evenings as you gaze at the stars above. At the moment we only welcome self-contained campers who bring their own camping toilet/shower and drinking water. You must have your own amenities. Well behaved pets are welcome to camp with you, however if your pet chases livestock and horses they’ll need to stay on a leash at all times. Please note that you will need a 4WD to access our property, and 4WD caravans and camper trailers are ok. If you’re unsure about your vehicle please message us for a chat. The Ranch on Clarence is the sister business to The Ranch Byron Bay and we offer Equine Experiences.
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Kingsland Camping Mt. Maroon

8 sites · RVs, Tents164 acres · Maroon, QLD
64 Hectares surrounded by National Park. *There are no showers but there is a compost toilet available.* A perfect spot to stay over for the Mt. Maroon climb. The local area has a tourism focus with plenty of opportunities to explore the Scenic Rim. Lake Moogara and Maroon Dam are not far away for jet skis, kayaking and swimming. If you are not up for Mt Maroon climb which could take up to 3 hours, there is always walks around the area that are less challenging. We are family friendly and easy terrain to set up for first time campers. Wake up to beautiful views and serenity. Sorry, no dogs are allowed as we have koalas and we are surrounded by National Parks Campfires permitted when restrictions aren't in place. Check on the day, it is usually fine to cook with contained cookers during a fire ban. BYO gas BBQ. Please note that there are no showers or potable (drinkable) water on our property, you will need to bring your own. Bring what you need and take it away. Leave no trace.
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"Mindoo"

10 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents1100 acres · Tenterfield, NSW
Located 19 km due east of the famous historical village of Tenterfield the working, cattle breeding, property "Mindoo" has recently opened its gates to campers. Framed by the rugged border range National Parks "Mindoo" is 1100 acres of rolling green hills dissected by the pure, cascading, waters of the Cataract River which provide a number of private riverside campsites. Campers are encouraged to meander along the continually changing River and explore its many secluded swimming holes and enjoy the abundant wildlife that cohabitates with the Angus/Wagyu cow herd. Direct access to the neighbouring National Parks and State Forests offers an array of day trips to hikers, mountain bikers, or horse riders where they can discover the natural treasures of Basket Swamp and Boonoo Boonoo Falls, Woolool Woolooni, among others. For those who require a little more comfort, and lets face it we all do at times, the Mindoo Cabin is available. Featuring three bedrooms, open plan living/dining/kitchen,and a shady deck overlooking the River the cabin sleeps eight and still allows visitors to partake in all the adventures that "Mindoo" offers with the benefit of a comfortable rest when the day is done. For those interested in exploring the park trails via horseback we can also provide secure lodgings for your horses, with quality hay available for purchase. Be as adventurous or as restfull as you please as both options are freely available. Mountain Biking, Hilking, Horse riding, or just riding your hammock and relaxing we are sure you will enjoy your time at "Mindoo" There is approximately 4km gravel road to get to the property. Mobile reception is patchy (telstra) you may need to get to the top of a hill for reception. Very little or no reception for other networks. Our aim is for your visit to be private so are spacing our sites . From Easter will no longer have undesignated river sites, all river sites will be designated and spaced a part. If you have a large group - Koala & Rockpool can be booked together, the Park One & Two booked together, or The Bend. Send us a message if you have any questions.
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Clarence River Wilderness Lodge

11 sites · RVs, Tents2500 acres · Tabulam, NSW
Clarence River Wilderness Lodge, just 3 hours from Brisbane is situated on the headwaters of the Clarence River in the rugged Great Dividing Range. A forgotten pocket of Australia where nature reigns supreme. Four thousand hectares of river crafted country has been preserved in a wildlife refuge that is noted for the diverse abundance of its native animals and the wild splendour of its scenery.Clarence River Wilderness Lodge offers families affordable camping within this pristine wilderness area. The Clarence River Wilderness Lodge operates based on environmentally sustainable principles. Solar power, minimal water use, bush regeneration and minimal impact policies are all part of your stay at this eco-friendly lodge.Pets are not permitted.
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Wunglebung

18 sites · RVs, Tents1600 acres · Rocky River, NSW
Wunglebung is a beautiful remote 1600 acre working cattle property on the upper Rocky River near Tenterfield NSW. The magnificent Rocky River and Bicentennial National Trail run through the property with National Park boundaries. There are tracks to follow and beautiful valley trails to drive and explore. There is plenty of wildlife and native flora to discover at Wunglebung. A true bush retreat, Wunglebung has areas designated for campers, vans, tents and motorhomes. 4WD access required for all sites but one.We offer bushwalking, swimming, kayaking, mountain biking and lots of big sky star gazing. No overcrowding. No fishing. Please note we have no mobile or internet service available. 
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Undercliff Farm

57 sites · RVs, Tents325 acres · Undercliffe, NSW
Respecting the Spirit of Undercliff Farm We want to emphasize that Undercliff Farm is not a park or a 5-star retreat. Instead, we offer you the opportunity to share in the quiet beauty of our private campground. We ask for your respect and understanding as we invite you to immerse yourself in the tranquillity of this special place. Here, it's not about luxury; it's about simplicity, connection, and the rejuvenating embrace of nature. As you step onto the sprawling grounds, you're not just entering a farm; you're entering a haven of serenity and a journey into peace. Undercliff Farm, with its picturesque landscapes, invites you to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life and reconnect with the simplicity of days gone by. This is more than just a piece of land; it's a story waiting to be told. The comfortable campsite spaces must create a serene and tranquil atmosphere, allowing visitors to relax after a day of outdoor adventures. The guidelines regarding motorbikes show a commitment to safety and consideration for all guests, ensuring that everyone can enjoy their time at the property safely. The diverse wildlife on the property, including numerous bird species and the possibility of spotting platypus, adds an element of excitement for nature enthusiasts and photographers. Important Biosecurity Notice: No Outside Wood Allowed In our commitment to preserving the pristine beauty of Undercliff Farm and protecting its ecosystem, we kindly request that visitors refrain from bringing outside wood onto the property. This precautionary measure is in place to maintain the biosecurity of the farm, guarding against the introduction of fire ants. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in helping us safeguard the natural harmony of this unique environment. The availability of facilities, firewood, and the dog-friendly policy, with responsible pet ownership emphasized, cater to the needs and preferences of various visitors.
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Welcome to Hipcamp, your go-to resource for camping adventures in the Gold Coast Hinterland of Australia. With over 2,900 camping options to choose from, you'll find the perfect spot to pitch your tent or park your caravan. Whether you're a hiking enthusiast or simply enjoy exploring nature, the Gold Coast Hinterland offers stunning trails and stunning landscapes for you to discover. Some of our top campsites, like Crystal Creek Ranch (781 reviews), Stonesthrow (781 reviews), and Natural Bridge Retreat (662 reviews), have been highly recommended by fellow campers. With popular facilities such as potable water, campfires, and pet-friendly options, you'll have everything you need for a memorable camping experience. Plus, you can engage in exciting activities like whitewater paddling, biking, and surfing to make your trip even more thrilling. So pack your gear and get ready for an unforgettable camping adventure in the Gold Coast Hinterland!

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