The best camping near Dorrigo National Park

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Coffs Harbour Camping & 4WD

122 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents230 acres · Bucca, NSW
Located on a 230 acre estate, we have something for everyone including a charming Rustic Cabin recycled from the original homestead from 1890! This is a great base camp to explore the beautiful Coffs Coast with many attractions, and a short 10 minute drive to the famous Moonee Beach, Emerald Beach and Moonee Market which has a large Coles and Aldi, as well as specialty shops, cafe, restaurants and the family friendly Moonee Beach Tavern. Suitable for caravans, motorhomes, or any RV, 2WD's, tents, camper trailers and 4WD's with excellent all weather access straight off the main sealed road👍🏼 Lovely shady sites as well as plenty of open sunny pasture for your solar with use of shared port-a-loo in main camping paddock. You may also camp in the dam paddock (when available) if you have a 4WD however, you will need to be completely self sufficient with your own porta potty. Firewood is available to be purchased from reception. *DUE TO FIRE ANT OUTBREAK IN QLD AND NSW, BRING YOUR OWN (BYO) FIREWOOD IS NOT PERMITTED* Hand feed the farm animals or enjoy hours of bush walking or perhaps have a picnic by the dam overlooking the horses grazing or discover our Secret Garden! Suitable for large groups such as 4WDs, family gatherings, horse riders, weddings and school groups. Plenty of space and privacy. PLEASE NOTE: - CHECK IN CLOSES AT 8PM - Potable water is limited due to weather conditions (drought), and the farm being on tank water. Please fill your vans or tanks BEFORE you arrive. - We are a campground, NOT a 4WD park. 4WDs or motorbikes are NOT to be ridden on the property. Motorbikes need to be registered to ride in the State Forest. - Due to repeated incidents involving our poultry, dogs are no longer allowed. - Our moderate cancellation policy requires a cancellation of 72 hours ahead of check in time for a refund. Date modification requests within 24 hours of check in time will not be accepted. - No refunds will be issued for early departures after arrival.
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AU$15
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Bellinger River Camping

16 sites · RVs, Tents60 acres · Bellingen, NSW
Level, grassed sites, with plenty of open space along 1 km banks of the Bellinger River. Minutes walking distance to town, with a great milk bar serving fish n chips only 700m down the road or swim across the river and have breakfast or lunch at the Old Butter Factory Cafe. There is Free onsite kayaking on request, fishing and great entertainment in town. All Children are FREE and you can Swim and Fish straight from camp and keep an eye out for the platypus! A new fence is now being placed to keep cows away from camping grounds. There is a pit toilet and there are public toilets right next door, available 24/7. Pets welcome. Maximum 1 vehicle per booking, as there is plenty of room for group bookings on one site email me to arrange booking.
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AU$80
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Wild Nymboida Camping Dorrigo

3 sites · RVs, Tents200 acres · Moonpar, NSW
Come and enjoy our private camping spots on the beautiful Nymboida River, New South Wales. Campers have direct access to the river which is great for swimming and paddling. Please note that this is a free flowing river and there are rapids and waterfalls in parts, so care must be taken in parts. The campsites do require a 4WD to be accessed and are not suitable for larger caravans. Small of road vans and camper trailers are fine. Pets are welcome but we are a working cattle property, so if your dog is going to chase cattle it's probably not a great fit. There is a lot to do in the area, including bushwalking, chasing waterfalls, local markets, restaurants, wineries and galleries. 20 minutes from Dorrigo and 50 minutes from Bellingen. We charge $25 per adult per night Kids are free
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AU$25
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Oasis of Hope

12 sites · RVs, Tents250 acres · Upper Orara, NSW
Nested in the Coffs Harbour hinterland is this stunning 250 acre property, offering both powered and unpowered site options and great facilties. Wayper Creek flows though the property, and there are manicured lawns, a large toilet and shower block with hot showers, a caravan dump point, a large BBQ shelter, firepit, and lots of lovely spots to enjoy the plethora of wildlife. We regularly have abseilers come down our creek, as a set of 7 waterfalls is only a 30-minute hike through the creek away. It is a stunning place for relaxation. Pets are welcome too.
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AU$39
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Anchorage Park

7 sites · RVs100 acres · Urunga, NSW
Riverfront campground on the majestic Kalang River. Boating, fishing, crabbing, swimming literally on your doorstep. 20 minutes south of Coffs Harbour, 5 minutes from Urunga town centre. All sites are generally level and grassed. Communal fire pits and potable water on-site. All campers must be self contained ( rubbish, toilet, grey water). Use of boat ramp, jetty and kayaks available from farm house. Due to our coastal location camp may close in extended periods of wet weather. This is a dog friendly campground inviting self contained campers to enjoy our beautiful property. Raised individual fire pits are allowed ( no fires on the ground)
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AU$43
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Valley View Escape

13 sites · RVs, Tents600 acres · Buckra Bendinni, NSW
Valley View Escape is a 600 acre working dairy farm located in the beautiful Nambucca Valley just 25 minutes off the highway. There is stunning 360 views of mountain ranges and Lake Lumby from all our sites. We offer 4 powered sites and 4 unpowered sites which are all level grounded with grass and accessible by 2WD. There is non potable water available. Our powered sites are conveniently located close by the amenities with flushing toilet, hot shower and dump point. Each site has a fire pit, or you can use your own as long as it is not directly on the ground. There is also firewood available for purchase which can be done through HipCamp at checkout or cash on arrival We are a pet friendly campsite but we ask you to keep your pets on a leash and always have full control. Enjoy and relax at our communal picnic area with fire pit, shade, picnic table and pontoon on Lake Lumby which is great for kayaking and swimming. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for Discount codes and updates @valleyviewescape Peak Season: Message us about our overflow camping area if we are fully booked
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AU$20
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Way Way Getaway

5 sites · RVs, Tents55 acres · Way Way, NSW
Minutes away from Scotts Head beach and town, but feels like you’re out in the bush. Surf famous Scotts head point, or head to the back beaches for some in crowded beach breaks, explore local rural towns, enjoy some peace and quiet! Fire friendly, pet friendly, family friendly (pretty friendly in general)!
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Settlers Corner

5 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Dorrigo, NSW
Welcome to Settlers Corner. This small but spacious one acre property on the Bielsdown River is a short stroll to Dorrigo township. A beautiful quiet spot surrounded by trees with an outlook over the river to farm fields.  Lovely level spot by the river surrounded by trees overlooking green paddocks. Enjoy the warmth of the campfire as you gaze at the stars. Relax under the shade of the trees as you read a book on lazy afternoons. Power and water are included in the price. But please take note that you must be totally self contained with your own toilet and bathroom facilities. No pets please.
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Dodona

6 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Nana Glen, NSW
Welcome to Dodona - ancient Greek meaning "God's Gift".Here you can camp by a permanent flowing creek in our beautiful green valley. Sites are accessible by all types of vehicles such as RVs, caravans, motorhomes, big rigs, camper trailers or basic tent camping.Campfires are permitted when restrictions aren't in place, firewood is provided free and bonus inclusion of a lovely swimming pool and BBQ area! Shower & toilet available.There is 350 km of dirt trails in the very large Orara State Forest behind our property which is great for mountain bike riding, or horse riding (no horse riding permitted on the property).Pet friendly. Stay with a local, friendly host.
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AU$9
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Levenvale Farm in Bellingen

9 sites · RVs, Tents500 acres · Valery, NSW
We are farmers, living the dream on 500 acres in beautiful Bellingen. Our farm is called Levenvale Farm. You will feel a million miles away, yet we are only 7mins into the town of Bellingen. We run an organic cattle property and have found a few spots around our farm to share with campers and glampers. Our campsites are "Beyond the Bridge" & "Old Flat Camp". Both are on cattle paddocks and have private access to Hydes Creek. Hydes Creek is a murky sandy base creek. There's lots of logs so its not recommend to jump in, but it's beautiful to cool off in the creek on a hot day. Both campsites have access to our compost toilet, and outdoor camping shower (canvas bag on a rope). Take your own water for a wash off. If you prefer a bit more comfort or don't have your own camping gear, you can escape the hustle and enjoy being perched up on one of the highest points on the farm (with incredible views), in our Bell Tent or Hut. Both the Hut and the Tent are furnished with beds & linen but have no power. Both have access to a Drop Loo and a solar powered outdoor Shower (with 1000L tank and gas hot water). At all our sites, we welcome you to have a small fire, and cook up a BBQ. We sell our organic beef sausages or steaks to campers and happy to have them defrosted for arrival. All of our listings offer spectacular sunrises, sunsets over the mountains and wanderings through lush rainforest. Experience all the adventures of Levenvale Farm and reconnect with nature.
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Windermere

6 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · South West Rocks, NSW
Great location near Hat Head and South West Rocks This lovely 4 acre camping spot is situated at Kinchela on the tidal Kinchela Creek which runs directly into the mighty Macleay river. You can fish or set a crab trap, kayak, paddle board, bring the tinny or just relax and enjoy the water view and surrounding farmland. A few shade trees and quiet surroundings makes this the perfect spot for your next getaway. Fire baskets available. Conveniently located only a 5 minute drive to Gladestone shops and hotel. There is a tap and hose (town water) on site to wash the boats after a big days fishing at nearby South West Rocks (15 minutes) or Hat Head (10 minutes) Last Minute Bookings Welcome subject to availability 😊
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AU$12
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Cracknback Riverside Campground

30 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Lower Creek, NSW
**IMPORTANT INFORMATION** Cracknback Campground is situated almost half way between Kempsey and Armidale shires. They are each responsible for this road. The boundary between the two shires is at Blackbird Flat - which is 12 km from us towards Kempsey. The Armidale Shire section of road is officially closed (though not policed). We are obliged to pass on this information as it must be your decision whether to drive on Armidale Shire Road. There are also old signs still up saying road closed/landslip/turn around etc. Our working farm is located between Kempsey and Armidale at Lower Creek in mid-north NSW. We have grassy campsites right on the beautiful Macleay River, which is famous for Bass fishing, kayaking and swimming. *When you come here, our home is your home. Please respect the pristine wilderness and leave no trace. Clean up your camp and take your rubbish home. * Heaps of flat ground for kids to ride bikes * Watch tortoises and fish in the river * Beautiful mountain ranges and and such an open sky you can see the Milky Way * 30 roomy sites, flushing toilets, hot showers * We are dog friendly...if your dog is friendly. Please pick up after them. * Fire pits provided but bring your own wood Additional guests welcome at $20 per head per night over 15 years old. Kids under 15 years $5 per night.
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The best camping near Dorrigo National Park guide

Overview

About

Part of the Gondwana Rainforest, Dorrigo National Park is one of the most accessible national parks in NSW, proving that you don’t have to rough it on long hikes to see some of the country’s best wilderness. It’s a day-use park only with no campgrounds, but there are a range of boardwalk trails, so it’s great for either a quick one-hour visit or an all-day trip with a longer, five-hour walk. The Rainforest Centre features excellent interpretive displays, while the 70-metre-high Skywalk runs above the forest canopy, leading out over the edge of the escarpment. The other must-see spot is Crystal Shower Falls, where a suspension bridge takes you behind the water curtain.

When to go

Dorrigo National Park is one of those year-round destinations that is beautiful any time. In summer, thanks to the altitude, it offers a refreshingly cool alternative to the often hot and humid coast, but it can be a bit wet—although, visiting after rain is the best time to see the waterfalls at their most dramatic.

Know before you go

  • Dorrigo National Park is on the eastern outskirts of Dorrigo, 38 kilometres west of Coffs Harbour. It’s a windy road, so allow an hour to get there from Coffs. It’s also one of many stops on the 185-kilometre Waterfall Way route, which winds up over the mountains from the coast to Armidale.
  • The Canopy Cafe at the Rainforest Centre serves light lunches, cakes, and coffee daily.
  • Three picnic areas are in the park: Dorrigo Rainforest Centre; Glade picnic area, and the Never Never picnic area, which you can drive to via Dome Road. The track to Glade is suitable for strollers and even wheelchairs and takes about 20 minutes.

Nearby attractions

  • Emerald Beach is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and those seeking a relaxing escape. With its beautiful surroundings and numerous campgrounds, it is a perfect place for camping and enjoying the great outdoors. The area offers various activities such as swimming, fishing, and hiking, as well as plenty of space for picnicking and taking in stunning views. 
  • Dangar Falls is a breathtaking camping destination, with a tranquil setting for outdoor recreation. Enjoy the beauty of the waterfall, fishing and swimming in nearby rivers, and all the essentials for a comfortable camping experience

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