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Ten Mile Bird Watch and Farm Camp

6 sites · RVs, Tents340 acres · Whitlow, NSW
Camp under the trees near the large house ponds or choose one of the secluded hill top or bush sites (hill tops may require 4x4 access). If you like bird watching then we recommend the pond sites where, from your shady campsite you will see many varieties of bird life as you look across the ponds and rolling pastures. If you’re looking for solitude we’re happy to show you our more ‘secluded’ sites, where you will see nothing but nature!Both options will give you wonderful views of the night sky. 20 minutes from the town of Bingara. Surrounded by hills, the town rests in a natural amphitheatre. The spectacular Gwydir River, the life blood of the town, pulses through Bingara’s heart. Its beauty is indeed priceless.
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New Valley Dreaming

6 sites · RVs, Tents2859 acres · New Valley, NSW
This cattle and sheep property in New Valley, half an hour south of Inverell, is raw and beautiful, with New Valley Creek running through it, swimming holes, and waterfalls. Newly laid trails make exploring the property easy, from valleys to hilltops. If you are looking for a natural wonderland, where you can enjoy Australian bush camping at its absolute best, this is it. The property is so spectacular, that parts of it have even been featured on TV's Farmer Wants a Wife. The terrain is rugged and hilly, but the host has created easy access to several excellent, grassy camping sites some exclusive to one group at a time, others around the large dam but still with plenty of space. They all have good road access for even 2WD, provided they have good clearance. The creek and rocks are stunning and will provide hours of fun. Fishing tours are run on the property at an extra cost, it is strictly catch and release and must discuss it beforehand with the host. We do not permit hunting as we want our guests to have and enjoy the tranquility and space. Please note, that our Farmer Wants a Wife site has a long-drop toilet and designated fire ring, however, our other sites are for completely self-contained campers only. If you are visiting during the shearing season, you are welcome to come and check it out for an insight into farm life! Pet friendly, but only small breeds, and must be kept on a lead at all times. Please discuss bringing your dog with the host before booking. Campfires are ok provided you BYO firepit, and they are kept small and manageable. There is plenty of fallen timber you are welcome to collect for firewood. Strictly no cutting down of trees. No campfires during fire bans, or when conditions are not favourable. Whilst fishing tours are possible on the property, you must discuss your interest with the host prior as there are important rules around this and is , it's strictly catch-and-release only. We do not allow hunting of any description so that our visitors can have a quiet and relaxing stay without interruptions. Just five minutes up the road is Green Valley Fun Park with a huge playground, jumping pillow, animal walkabout, museum and 18 hole mini putt. So plenty to keep kids entertained both on and off the property!
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Allambie

2 sites · RVs, Tents2500 acres · Keera, NSW
Located an hour south of Inverell, our farm features beef and sheep grazing in the hills of North West Slopes of NSW. It’s an active operating farm so there’s always a lot to see going on in day to day activities. Here you will find acres and acres of rolling hills in a remote area, with spectacular views from the hill tops. So the thing to enjoy here is the fresh air, the bushwalking and the tranquility. Get off grid with no mobile service for a truly relaxing recharge and reviving break away. We have a lovely little waterfall you can walk into and spend some time at the rock pool. This is totally in a natural state. It's about enjoying the rawness of the land and its natural features. The native wildlife is abundant as are the deer and goats. Bird watching is a treat with many small species up to the majestic wedgetail. When visiting us at Allambie, you'll almost be taking a walk back in time. You will encounter a slice of life that has remained very much the same since settlement. If you’re a 4WD drive enthusiast you will enjoy camping 'out the back' on the creek. There are 2 main creeks through Allambie and both feed into the Gwydir River, we can direct you to some great fishing spots on the river for a day out. Canoeing, kayaking, boating are all popular activities on the river and we are 20 mins to Copeton Dam. Situated on a running gully/creek and within 800 metres walking distance to the main homestead, the campsite is in open view and safe for small vans, trucks and campers etc. We recommend 4WDs to access the campsite. Please message us if you’re unsure about your vehicle. We welcome self-contained campers who bring their own camping toilet/shower, and drinking water. You must have your own amenities. Campfires are permitted outside of fireban season. Surrounded by hills and a working farm there is much to see and do. Lots of wildlife fauna and flora to take in along with the domestic operations of cattle, goats, sheep and horses. If you're looking for a quiet place "Allambie's" traditional name meaning, then this is it. Off grid, no mains power, peace and quiet on a self-sustaining farm. Bush walking, bird watching, hiking, cycling if you're fit,...there's incredible views from the hill tops.
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Annalotte

1 site · RV, Tent3 acres · Bingara, NSW
This property offers access to open land, with no dwellings on site. Easy access to Halls Creek, with fire pit and BBQ available for use. Easy access to a solar pump-driven bore. Rubbish bins on site. You will be ensured almost complete privacy, being the last property on the road, surrounded by paddocks. The land is flat, grassed, with established citrus trees, and vegetable trees. Plenty of trees for shade. The town of Bingara offers many attractions, from swimming, to pubs and restaurants, fossicking, and horse riding. The host can also provide free range eggs on request.
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Merridale

7 sites · RVs, Tents1850 acres · Bundarra, NSW
Our beautiful property is located near Inverell, featuring 1,850 acres of gently sloping farmland edged by mountains with beautiful eucalyptus bush. There is a big dam and yabbies in the creek. We have a range of fruit trees which you are welcome to help yourself to fruit when in season. The mountains have some amazing big boulders which you can view and climb when going for a hike. You have an option to camp at the shed where there is a generator for power (lighting) and toilet amenities. This area is generally flat and can accommodate any type of camping vehicle. There is a shed to provide shelter for your food prep etc. There is a sink under the awning but you will need to carry water in a container to wash dishes. Outside there is wood-burning BBQ the camping paddock is fully fenced in . For 4WD enthusiasts, there are good camping spots at the top of the mountain ridge (you will need to bring your own camping toilet/shower amenities)caution boggy when wet . You will need to bring your own fresh drinking water supply and unleaded fuel to run the water pump and generator. We have secure cattle yards as a holding space if holidaying with your horses (please see Extras for horse facility fees). Enjoy scenic horse rides around the valley and relax in front of the campfire by night. Dogs on leashes are welcome. There is no phone reception on site - you may get lucky with some on the big rocks above the dam. There is good reception up Reynolds Road. There is a pub in Bundarra where meals hospitality and spending time with the locals and a corner store 25km away at Bundarra, and all shops and amenities are available 75km at Inverell. - Inverell has the motor museum - 4wheel driving up Reynolds rd - Sapphires - Copeton dam where you can go fishing - Bring your metal detectors and can have some fun - Plenty of wild life and many different types birds the dam is a lake in its self with islands so bring your kayaks - You can book in as a large group
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Riverside Escape Off Grid Camping

25 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents18 acres · Manilla, NSW
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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Embark on an adventure through the scenic landscapes of Gwydir River National Park. With its diverse range of activities, from birdwatching to cycling, and its rich Aboriginal cultural heritage, there's something for every nature enthusiast. While the park offers a variety of experiences, it's an ideal spot for those seeking a tranquil escape in the great outdoors.

When to go

The best time to visit Gwydir River National Park is during the cooler months, from April to September, when the weather is mild and conducive to outdoor activities. The summer months can be quite hot, making it less comfortable for hiking and exploration.

Know before you go

  • Check for fire bans and park alerts before planning your visit to ensure your safety and compliance with regulations.
  • Be prepared for a rustic experience, as amenities may be limited within the park's bounds.
  • Respect the park's rich Aboriginal cultural heritage and historic sites during your visit.
  • Remember to bring adequate water and sun protection, especially during the warmer months.
  • Contact the Narrabri office for up-to-date information on park conditions and accessibility from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

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