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Riverside Escape Off Grid Camping

· Manilla, New South Wales
18 acres hosted by Caroline M.
4 Vehicle/Tent sites
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A beautiful, off grid, riverside campground with amazing swimming hole on private property. This private campground is located in North West NSW. 50 minutes from Tamworth. Conveniently located 20 minutes outside the pretty town of Manilla and right on the river banks of the Namoi River. Also 20 minutes from beautiful Warrabah National Park. The campground is tucked away in a little valley overlooking an idyllic stretch of windy river with an amazing swimming hole, sandy beach, tranquil rapids and a beautiful, mesmerising, majestic rock. We have four primative campsites suited to all types of large and small, self sufficient campers in RV's, caravans, camp trailers, vans and tents. All sites are unique and positioned to enhance space and privacy as well as proximity and views of the river. They all showcase the varying, natural beauty and characteristics of the landscape. You can also book our amazing, award winning glamping tent. We are not a party campsite. Our little slice of paradise is for peace and relaxation. We also need to respect and encourage the presence and abundance of birds and animals and continue to ensure it is a peaceful and quiet home for them. You can enjoy your music just as long as other campsites and the local wildlife can't hear it. Manilla, only 20 minutes away has two dump points and water refill stations as well as a good number of shops to cater to all your needs during your stay. We are not in a high traffic area so you may get to enjoy having the place all to yourself. Our campsites have good access for all types of camp set ups and are not impacted by flooding. Nor do they become boggy in wet weather due to the high sand content in our soil. You could be sitting on the warm sandy bank overlooking the river and being captivated by the surrounding beauty and the magnificence of the swimming hole. This secret little piece of paradise has been untouched for 40 years and is home to an abundance of birdlife. Birds include the colourful Rainbow bee eaters, Kingfishers, Superb Fairy Wrens, Eastern Yellow Robins, Red Browed Finch and many more. A magical place that will delight your senses and make you feel relaxed and at peace. BYO camp toilet and leave no trace. Fish in the river; cod, cat, golden perch and carp. Well behaved dogs on leash and supervised at all times are welcome. If you would like to enquire about having the place to yourselves send me a message. ACCESS CONDITIONS: To help you decide if your set up is suitable you can google Riverside Escape Camping Manilla and find 2 videos on 23 and 25 May 2022 taken of me driving up and down the track to the campsites in my old Ford Courier that is NOT 4x4. There are lots of other useful videos to get a good sense of our campsite. You will also get a sense of the distance between each site. We recognise the Kamilaroi / Gomeroi people as the traditional custodians of this land.
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295 Ratings · 268 reviews
Sam B.recommends
July 19, 2024
Private & Sheltered by the River
A wonderful campsite by the river. Easy directions to follow which was a bonus. Would suit anyone looking for a nice weekend getaway off grid. Sam
Gregory F.recommends
July 12, 2024
Private & Sheltered by the River
Beautiful property right on the river would definitely return for another visit
Raegan H.recommends
June 24, 2024
Private & Sheltered by the River
Absolutely spectacular but boy oh boy was it cold! Prepare for icey (literally) conditions if you’re camping in winter. The campsite was so generous in size and what it had to offer. We camped with our 12 month old and 3 dogs and felt like the only people on the planet. A much needed off grid getaway. Thoroughly enjoyed flicking a lure around while watching the kingfishers dive. We will be back!
Philip G.recommends
June 19, 2024
Private & Sheltered by the River
The instructions from Caroline were great. The camp sites were easily accessible, very spacious & very picturesque We will definitely come back
Wayne C.recommends
June 11, 2024
The Lookout with amazing views
Rievrside camping spot
Nice spot. Right on the river. Not far from Manilla.
Ken B.recommends
June 10, 2024
Private & Sheltered by the River
Very private and quiet campsite. Very good swimming hole and appears to have plenty of fish. Didn’t have a rod will next time Definitely will be back Our dogs had a great time too
Manilla, New South Wales, AustraliaTraditional, ancestral territory of Nganyaywana and Kamilaroi First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking

Hosted by Caroline M.

Joined in January 2017
Response rate: 100%
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