The best camping near Abercrombie River National Park

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Megalong Valley Farm

82 sites · RVs, Tents1800 acres · Megalong Valley, NSW
BEFORE YOU BOOK: 1. We are not permitting people to set up in the dark, it is totally black, no lighting in wilderness zone and far too difficult to locate your site, and it disturbs other campers. 2. If you have other campers coming make sure you book on the one booking otherwise you will not be placed together. Our property is nestled in 2000 acres of totally private wilderness in the centre of the lush valley in the heart of the Blue Mountains. Experience the magnificent ancient rainforest glen with a canopy of tree ferns, caves and huge towering gum trees. Savour the moment and feel the magic of simplicity in our world of nature. Renowned for their spectacular scenery, the Megalong Valley Farm offers fresh mountain air, history and wildlife. Guests can expect some of the most spectacular sunsets, sunrises and scenery in the Blue Mountains. While you're here, check out some of the iconic destinations our region has to offer. We offer a range of camping options, . There is something to suit every taste. If your Booking Request expires, please resubmit again. BEFORE YOU ARRIVE PHONES: Phone reception is good, there is a Telstra exchange on the property. ROADS: Roads around the sites are unsealed, but most normal cars and the average SUV handle it okay. The road down into the Megalong Valley is tar sealed, very scenic but winding. ICE: Bring your own ice WOOD: Timber for fires can be purchased at reception. We are an environmental biodiversity precinct so don’t permit damage to vegetation. FIRES: Plenty of existing fire spots SHOPS: The township of Blackheath is 15klm away up on the Gt Western Hwy, none in the Valley SHADE: Plenty of shady areas WATER: We are on town water TOILETS there are 3 men's and 3 women's, plus 8 at reception, plus 2 in the Lodge. plus 3 in pioneer and 3 in corner paddock SHOWERS: 3 gas hot water showers in men's, 3 in women's, plus 2 in Lodge NOISE: Shutdown time for music is 10pm - no exceptions! but you can still enjoy the fires - quietly. THINGS TO DO: SCENIC RAILWAY 25 Klms away at Katoomba and 40 minutes travel time BIKE and WALKING TRACKS: Plenty of bush tracks, plus walks up at Porters Pass and Blackheath Dont forget to bring along some bread to feed the horses and donkeys - they love it You are reminded to allow enough time to arrive for this property.prior to dark, which is 5.30 in winter. It is difficult to find a wilderness campsite in the dark and disturbs other campers. We are requiring ALL vehicles to get registered PRIOR to going up to the site, resulting from so many vehicles trespassing at the venue and causing nuisances for other campers Please indicate the details of cars such as make, model , colour and rego number prior to arrival. We must also remind campers that this is not a venue for noisy partying as we are a quiet wilderness environmental zone. We do not tolerate it and will remove offenders. Other campers treasure the peace and quiet. Kindly advise us of your anticipated time of arrival Please forward this message to ALL persons in your group, thank you
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Oberon Showground

14 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Oberon, NSW
Refunds' are only given before you receive the code to the amenities Oberon Showground offers casual camping on gently sloping sites. Campers will have access to the amenities block with toilets and showers. Power is available. There are several water taps available. The showground is located in the heart of Oberon, a small rural community located just 2.5 hours from Sydney. Situated on a plateau at a height of 1130m above sea level, Oberon is on the western fall of the Blue Mountains. Enjoy the nearby spectacular scenery, Jenolan Caves, alpine lake, Mayfield and other fabulous cool climate gardens. The showground is a short walk to shops and restaurants, pubs and clubs. The Visitors information Centre is conveniently just across the road. Pets welcome on leash and under control.
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Aurora-Exclusive Mountains area

5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents300 acres · Oberon, NSW
Aurora is set on 300 acres of natural terrain with breath taking escarpment views, an abundance of animal life a running stream and dams The property offers multiple camping spots located only 2 hrs from Sydney's inner city CBD. It is a secluded location, you will be sent a map with clear directions on how to find us once booking is confirmed. Dogs are welcome but must be on a lead and well behaved around native animals and livestock. 4WD and AWD sites available no 2WD access With only a 15min - 20min drive to Jenolan Caves Aurora is the perfect camp spot for a weekend of adventure or take some time to reflect, relax and refocus. Campfires permitted if restrictions aren't in place and wood can be purchased in advance ready to go. Guest are expected to remove all their rubbish from the site - leave only footprints.
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Wildwoods

6 sites · RVs, Tents330 acres · Megalong, NSW
At Wildwoods you'll find 330 acres of natural bushland and a small amount of cleared farmland/paddocks with incredible views in every direction. Endless gullies, mountains, forests, cliffs, and caves to explore on the property or on the crown land adjoining. An amazing amount of wildlife - Birds, wombats, kangaroos of all kinds (wallaby, wallaroo, eastern greys etc), goannas, echidnas, turtles, ducks just to name a few. There are also plenty of roads to ride and explore via mountain bike or foot. I have only owned this property for a couple of years so there is not much here, every camper that stays helps to improve and maintain the land for future use. The road in is a little rough, and there is only a small amount of levelled land. But it is still an amazing spot, where nature does all the hard work, and I would love to share it with people. This is the perfect place for those who want to be in total peace and quiet, surrounded by nature and wildlife. Each campsite is private, some more so than others - Read each description for details. I allow self check in, but also love meeting campers. I won't disturb you unless you ask me to. If you would like to meet me, talk about the property, Megalong or the Blue Mountains I would be more than happy to come and see you - Just reach out on arrival. I have grown up in this area so can recommend just about anything! If you would like to meet the animals (goats, peacocks, chickens, geese, dog, cat) please just ask. I will accommodate wherever possible. Update 25/4/24 - Please note, Megalong Road (the only access in to and out of Megalong Valley) sustained a major landslide on 5/4/24. The road is open, but there is boom gates, an escort vehicle and one lane open only. The journey down is slow, with tight corners, but it is beautiful. Take your time & enjoy it. Don't come in a hurry. The road has a 7.5 tonne limit.
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Silky Oaks

8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents30 acres · Oakdale, NSW
Silky Oaks is one of Australia’s largest private collections of Native Australian plants. Set on 30 acres; there is 3 lakes, manicured gardens, a cut-flower plantation, rainforest, and orchard to wander. Our 2 x Vintage Glampers are now available for retro nostalgic Glamping! Set direct on lake front on our premium lake spot. The camp ground is a secluded part of the property on an untouched lake with wildlife and horses surrounding. leave the packing and hassl at home and just show up! Each Camper sleep 2 and can be arranged into 2 single beds, Perfect for 2 couples, friends and parents with kids! There is also the option to byo more tents and more friends! We also have campsites that are completely BYO for the camping enthusiasts! Oakdale is a lovely rural area; you will pass cow paddocks, mountains and beautiful country vistas on your drive to the property. The area is a mix of houses, hobby farmers, homes on acreage, equestrian centres, produce growers and National Park. There is a glorious look-out in the National Park overlooking the Warragamba dam. Some days it is swept with clouds; enveloping you into the majestic heavens. It’s an easy ten min drive away. There is local towns 15mins drive for eating out and getting coffee.
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Monastery of 11 Strings

13 sites · RVs, Tents400 acres · Wombeyan Caves, NSW
Lovingly developed for 15 years as a mindful refuge & wildlife corridor by Victoria, a filmmaker/permaculture designer, the property was completely destroyed in 2018. Thus the mega bushfire cycle began impacting forever most of NSW's flora, fauna & people. Nature ultimately prevails & slowly the untamed terrain is healing. After studying at RMIT School of Architecture & Design for three years with the intention to design tiny living house systems better suited for harsh environments, Victoria has returned. Slowly she rebuilds a humble off-grid existence from the burnt-out bus fusing knowledge of building design with her food forests/aquaponics passion, keen to create an environmentally connected experience to share with like-minded others. By staying you are helping her & all the wild things emerge from the ashes. Thank you. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- No flies on us this winter... Book a stay until the end of July 2023 & get 25% off! Use the code EDMVEXWK when booking.
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Mount Testa Campgrounds

9 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents250 acres · Bathurst, NSW
Owned and run by our family for over 20 years. We have loved the farm so much we decided others should get to experience it too and let them get out and take in the peace and serenity of being in nature. We offer 6 spacious campsites as well as a self sufficient cabin overlooking stunning sunset views to the west of our property. We also have communal flushable toilets for our campers. Escape the busy city life and come light a campfire and watch the sunrise and sunset and enjoy the amazing views and wildlife and keep an eye out for koalas in the trees. Bathurst is known for motorsports thanks to Mount Panorama, one of the world’s most famous circuits. It hosts a number of international racing events, including the Bathurst 12 Hour and the Bathurst 1000. When it's not being used for a race, the public can take a spin around the course. Visit the National Motor Racing Museum, right next to the track. The Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum boasts a Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton and the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery is home to a wonderful collection of Australian paintings and contemporary artworks. Spend the day in Bathurst by seeing many of the amazing sites including the famous Ben Chiffley Dam and spend the day on the water and even a short drive to Rockley to visit the famous pub now owned by Matt Moran. Find us on Instagram @mounttesta
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Buxton Getaway

3 sites · RVs, Tents19 acres · Buxton, NSW
Located just one hour from Sydney, our property features 19 acres of pure serenity with two dams and one large enough to kayak on (kayaks supplied). The back of the property is perfect for camping and suitable for a small to medium caravan/camper. The larger dam has a picnic area and kayaks available to paddle on. Adjoining our property is Nattai National Park with a lovely 20 minute walk down to Little River. The Aqua Pool Trail in the National Park is just gorgeous. If you wish to try and catch some yabbies from the dams the only allowable and fun way is by a long stick and sausage. Hooks, fishing lines and traps are not allowed as we have people, dogs and horses swimming in the dams. We welcome self-contained campers who bring their shower/toilet set up. We do have two drop pit toilets available and each campsite has a pit fire provided. We are getting low on firewood so you will need to bring some along with you. There is access to drinking water. Our property is 2WD accessible and can accommodate small caravans and camper trailers. Not far from Buxton is Thirlmere where the Steam Train Museum is and train rides are available on the weekends, a great activity for the kids. Thirlmere Lakes National Park is perfect for a relaxing picnic, walk, birdwatching, and glimpse into locomotive history. Mittagong and Bowral have great wineries with restaurant/bistro. Pets are welcome. There's a range of different bushwalking trails in the region, including Starlights trail, a scenic bushwalk suited to experienced hikers, which forms part the Greater Blue Mountains trail network between Mittagong and Katoomba.
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Sutton Farm Equestrian Centre

8 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · Sutton Forest, NSW
Sutton Farm is located in Sutton Forest, nestled in the Southern Highlands, and just an hour and a half from Sydney. Sutton Farm is easily accessible for all guests as we're just five minutes from the Hume Highway. Our historic stable complex featured as a setting in the iconic Australian movie, “Phar Lap”, and includes stables boxes immediately adjacent to our indoor arena. Just minutes from the shopping delights of Bowral and Moss Vale, and an easy drive to other historic Highlands towns like Berrima, Bundanoon and Robertson, a stay at Sutton Farm puts you right in the middle of everything the area has to offer. This is the perfect weekend escape for busy city folk and a magical getaway for families. Our Equestrian Centre boasts state of the art equestrian facilities within a beautiful, historic setting. The lush, undulating green hills are shaded with leafy trees. We love our horses. We host horse lovers events twice a year, and offer boutique training, horse riding lessons, functions and five star events. We welcome all types of camping guests from tents through to campervans and caravans. The camping area is 2WD accessible. You are welcome to choose where you’d like to set up on arrival. PLEASE ARRIVE BEFORE 5PM. A gate code will be given on arrival if you need to exit after 5pm. We have a large open, grassy area close to the amenities or you can tuck your campsite away under the trees. PLEASE TAKE ALL YOUR RUBBISH WITH YOU. We have very comfortable toilet and hot shower facilities, with access to drinking water. For those wanting an indoor stay please check out our Loft above the Stables listing, a wonderful and quirky accommodation option that puts you right near all the horse action. No pets please. Take all your rubbish with you. ARRIVAL BEFORE 5PM We ask while staying with us you do not pat or feed the horses. Please ask one of our staff and they can direct you to something you can pat.
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Eudora Farm

20 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents245 acres · Crookwell, NSW
We have 245 acres with an area of bushland and other lovely areas with scattered trees, plus some open areas. Currently we have a choice of camping areas for caravans and tents, some nestled in amongst the tree line. Other areas alongside the dam. We keep all the camping areas slashed for safety and to allow easier access to find a suitable camping spot. We also have a hut available in the bush area. This hut is secluded and has its own outdoor private toilet. All camping areas can cater for a number of caravans/tents if you’re travelling with friends. There is no shower, electricity or fresh water available, however we do have a flush toilet at the camping and caravan site. Campers would need to be self-sufficient otherwise. The hut has its own toilet available and is for people staying in the hut only. If the hut is booked prior to any campers booking, that area will be unavailable for campers. Please note we don't allow motorbikes, Quads or firearms on the property and there are no exceptions, sorry. We run 300 sheep on our property and have wildlife such as kangaroos, wombats and echidnas. We also have farm animals such as cows, horses, rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, geese, and dogs. We have 8 dams, 3 of which have fish as well as yabbies throughout the year. Fire pits located in designated areas and only to used during non fire ban periods and to be supervised at all times. We're happy for you to bring your dog however you would be required to keep it under your control or on a leash and away from the sheep. It is a very peaceful location. Great for a group of camping friends or just on your own. No motor bikes, quads, firearms permitted and no exceptions. Please No diving off jetty Supervise children at all times. Water, dams, firepits, bushwalking and all areas can be dangerous. Caution, dams may be dangerous, and water is deep. Beware of snakes. Do not enter paddocks with cows and horses. Caution, dams may be dangerous, and water is deep. Beware of snakes. Do not enter paddocks with cows and horses. Eudora Farm provides our guests with a unique opportunity to enjoy a multitude of activities, including but not limited to swimming ,fishing, boating, camping, camp fires, bush-walking and other farm related activities. Participating in these activities or any other activities anticipated or unanticipated, during your stay at Eudora Farm may involve inherent risks which could result in serious bodily injury and or death. In consideration of your applying and being accepted to rent accommodation or camping sites and being permitted to stay at Eudora Farm you acknowledge and accept all such risks involved and hereby agree on your own behalf and on behalf of your family and guests and on behalf of all minors in your care and custody or control (hereafter also included in “your” or “you” ) to assume full responsibility for all risks whether identified or not and hereby release from liability and waive any and all claims that you have or may have in the future against the owners of Eudora Farm or any employees or agents thereof . You further acknowledge that all children /minors must be under responsible adult supervision at all times and especially near waterways .The use of life jackets is strongly recommended when undertaking any water activities. Take rubbish away on departure. No fires during fire bans. Dogs to be on a leash or in control and kept away from farm animals
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Lillyfield

7 sites · Tents8 acres · Balmoral, NSW
Lillyfield is an 8 acre property located close to Balmoral village. Balmoral village is a small village on the border of the Wollondilly and the Southern Highlands. There is lots to site-see around the area and while you're here why no visit the tourist attractions such as Thirlmere Railway Museum, Thirlmere Lakes National Park, the infamous Picton ghost train tunnels, the majestic Mermaid pools and the Forty Foot Falls. Call into the George IV Pub for a lunch at the historic establishment. We offer camping and a cabin. The campsite offers a quiet, secluded camping space with access to bushland for a lovely bush walk. The property backs onto Crown Land. We welcome only self-contained campers who bring their own camping toilet/shower and drinking water. You must have your own amenities. Light a campfire at your campsite and enjoy the quite bush backdrop. Listen to the wildlife from your camp, make a camp oven roast and chill out with a book. This campsite is 2WD accessible and can accommodate tents. The cabin is fully contained for a very comfortable stay yet still offers you quick access to nature, local bushwalks and lots of wildlife to hear and see. No pets please.
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Platypus Waterhole

1 site · RV, Tent450 acres · Kanimbla, NSW
Platypus Waterhole is rented out as one site exclusive for the booking. We charge all guests a one-off exclusivity site fee. This applies to all guests whether you book one night or seven nights. You need to add this to your booking.This is an exclusive private camping area on the beautiful Blackheath Creek.The camping area has a fantastic shelter/camp kitchen with internal fireplace, wood fired stove, sink, running water & a preparation area together with a gas BBQ & large dining table with bench seats. There is hot water and an open air shower. A long drop toilet is located nearby. At night the shelter is lit by solar powered lights & the glow of the campfire. The shelter is accessible by 4WD. Dogs are not permitted. Limited firewood is provided.
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The best camping near Abercrombie River National Park guide

Overview

About

A sweeping stretch of protected gum and bark forests in the NSW Central Tablelands, Abercrombie River National Park offers plenty of ways to play, from bushwalking through mountainous woodland to lazy days spent swimming in one of the park’s three rivers. It's also a fantastic place to spot wildlife like kangaroos, wallabies, emus, and more than 60 bird species. If you have a 4WD vehicle, test its off-roading capabilities on rugged mountain tracks that lead to a handful of secluded campgrounds.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for caravans: Bummaroo Ford Campground is the only place inside Abercrombie River National Park that allows trailers and caravans. It’s also great for families and has river swimming access.
  • Best for a secluded swim: The Beach Campground is only accessible by 4WD, but this off-the-track campground has amazing shady spots along the Abercrombie River.
  • Best for groups: Spread out and socialize among the grassy riverside flats at the Silent Creek Campground

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Like all campgrounds in NSW, advance reservations are required and can be booked online.
  2. Summer holidays and Easter weekend are generally the busiest times, and spots book up quickly. For fewer crowds, aim for spring or fall, or try visiting on a weekday.

When to go

Spring is the ideal time to visit, when wildflowers lining the park’s waterways and hillsides burst into bloom. Wintertime is best avoided, as roads become icy and nighttime temperatures can be freezing at higher elevations. No matter what time of year you go, try sitting quietly near a waterhole at dusk for a chance to spot one of NSW’s most elusive animals—the wild platypus.

Know before you go

  • Most roads within the park require a 4WD vehicle. More capable cars can explore the steep, rugged tracks accessed through the eastern entrance on Felled Timber Road, while those with lower clearance should stick to the west side from the Arkstone Road entrance. 
  • Roads leading from the eastern entrance entrance should not be attempted during wet or icy weather.
  • Trailers are only allowed via the western entrance.  
  • Flush toilets are available at all campgrounds, and barbecue pits are at all but Bummaroo Ford.

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