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Harper Farms

2 sites · RVs, Tents700 acres · Cangai, NSW
Harper Farms is a fourth generation, family owned cattle property out of the small township of Cangai; just 50 minutes west of Grafton. Located along the Mann River, just one kilometre off the Gwydir Highway, campers will find easy access to our riverfront site. The property is bordered by the Dandahra Creek and the Mann River, and boasts a variety of native bird and wildlife; peacocks, platypus, ducks and the occasional pelican to name a few. The Mann River is open to fishing November - July; and is a local favourite as a kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding and swimming destination. Beef cattle and stock horses have been run continuously on the property since the early 1900s, and our friendly horses and cows will often pay a visit to the campsite. Along with our working dogs, we also run a small breeding kennel of Golden Retrievers and Border Collies. Dogs are always welcome on the farm, and we simply ask that camp visitors keep them under their control during their stay. A small shop with basic amenities (groceries, camp supplies, fishing bait, fuel) is located at Jackadgery; a 15 minutes drive east on the Gwydir Highway. To the west of Harper Farms lies the Gibraltar Range which hosts Washpool National Park with walking trails, waterfalls, rainforest and swimming areas. Away from the city lights, the Cangai area offers exceptional stargazing and is popular with keen astronomers and photographers. Our property currently hosts one large campsite; ideal for family and large group gatherings. Booking the site includes complete privacy for your group whether large or small. Our family and friends have gathered at Harper Farms for over a century to enjoy the beauty of the Cangai area, and we are excited for you to come “Camp Cangai” too!
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Timbarra Valley

22 sites · RVs, Tents25000 acres · Rocky River, NSW
The Timbarra or Rocky River is an area of great beauty southeast of Tenterfield with soaring mountains cradling the river flats and undulating hills below and is a renowned cattle breeding region. The Petrie family have been in Tenterfield since 1860 and have owned properties in the valley for over 100 years. Tim’s great-grandfather was known as Rocky Jack because of his extensive holdings. Cattle are still walked up to the Timbarra Plateau property from the river properties ‘Man From Snowy River’ style. The Plateau can be seen rising above the valley to the north from the confluence of Demon Creek and the Timbarra/Rocky River. These flow along the Demon Fault which is clearly visible on a satellite map. The 3 valley properties ‘Corner Camp’, ‘Boundary’ and ‘’Pavels’ combined with ‘Timbarra Plateau’ total over 25000 acres. The whole valley was part of 2 earlier large selections averaging 100000 acres which gradually became broken up in the late 1800s/early 1990s. There is a proud timber history in the valley and the surrounding forested mountains with large sections of State Forest now transferred to Washpool National Park which abuts both the eastern and western boundaries of ‘Boundary’ (which takes its name from Boundary Creek). The National Park and Forestland State Forest can be accessed to the west via the Billirimba Fire Trail. The eastern section of Washpool stretches across to the Clarence River, the largest eastern river in NSW. Washpool is where the Cedar King went missing and was never located. The Timbarra/Rocky River flows into the Clarence at Tabulam and then on to Grafton and out to sea at Yamba. The headwaters of the Rocky are all the way south to the Glen Innes Grafton road so the river can rise quickly if there is a downpour upstream. Interestingly when the Chinese gold miners left the Timbarra Plateau they came down with rickshaws into the Timbarra Valley then scaled the mountains to the west, near Boundary Creek, looking for their next gold diggings towards Glen Innes. The Boundary campsites at Boundary Riverside, The Cockatoo, The China Wall, and the Caves are all suitable for caravans, RVs, Camping trailers, tents and swags as is Timbarra Plateau. Corner Camp and Pavels are suitable for camping trailers, tents and swags. Boundary campsites access are all unaffected if the river rises however we will not take bookings at Corner Camp or Pavels in the likelihood of the river rising as we are committed to safety and avoiding inconvenience for guests. The Rocky is a very special place and we have campers who first came as children and are now bringing their grandchildren. We expect our guests to treat the area respectfully, and only leave footprints and tyre tracks. The valley provides wonderful scenery and settings for bushwalking, birdwatching, photography, painting, bicycle riding, swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding and canoeing, or just kicking back relaxing by the river, listening to the soothing sounds of the water, birds, and the turtles and platypus splashing, or being amazed at the mirror like images on the waters surface on a still day or the flickering light of a campfire at night and the stars above.
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Eagle Ridge Bush Retreat

7 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 4WD recommended however 2WD only campers can be delivered to the site by our onsite assistant. Some AWD and rear whel 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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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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Binghi Station

26 sites · RVs, Tents4000 acres · NSW
Binghi Station Located approximately 4.5hours from Brisbane, Queensland, or 1.5 hour drive west of Tenterfield, New South Wales. Binghi Station, once a large sheep station, was a thriving tin and gem mine from the late 1800 to mid 1900. Set on 4,000 acres of natural granite rock country and untouched overgrowth of lush tea tree bushlands, the sheer beauty of the land will, without a doubt, leave you breathless of its raw natural beauty. Binghi Station surrendered to the ravaging bush fires of 2019, however, after this devastation came some much needed rainfall which brought hope; the creation of new life in the form of rich, vibrant green country not seen since the 1980’s. You can explore endlessly on this raw outback property. Discover secret hideouts, come and enjoy a swim under our flowing waterfall (for those brave enough to during the winter months!) and simply relax and soak in pure wildlife beneath a million stars in the night sky. We strongly recommend access by 4WD only as the entry 6klm driveway is rugged and very bumpy in most places due to heavy rain fall past 12 months. Please ask for more details if necessary should you have any concerns based on your equipment. Its an ongoing maintenance. The Secret Gorge site is suited to swags, tents and camper trailers. It is not suited for Caravans over 15' due to a tight corner. Other site locations are suited to off-road 4WD caravans and camper trailers. Binghi Station - an extraordinary place to make some truly wonderful family memories. :-)
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Kookaburra Camping & Caravan Park

60 sites · RVs, Tents600 acres · Deepwater, NSW
600 acres of Australian bush with walking tracks revealing massive rocky outcrops, various animal and birdlife and incredible views. This is a bushwalker's paradise, a birdwatcher's heaven. Commanding views & wildlife galore. Campers stay within the campgrounds and from there explore the rest of the property.The campground has fire pits with wood supplied. A camp kitchen with wood BBQ. The amenities are 6 star (including disabled access).Large shared BBQ area, fire pit, free firewood, pet friendly, motorhomes and big rigs welcome - most sites are drive through. Everyone loves it at Kookaburra park!Pets are welcome. Please just make a booking and come along, everyone is welcome!
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River View on the Clarence

4 sites · RVs, Tents70 acres · Great Marlow, NSW
Take in the serenity from your own little piece of paradise on the banks of the pristine Clarence river. Just 6.5 km from the jacaranda city of Grafton and 40 minutes drive from Yamba, we offer two level grassy camp sites surrounded by a beautiful poplar shade tree plantation. Private boat ramp directly in front of camp with easy access. 4x4 is recommended for boat launching. You can fish right from camp! Drinking water is connected as well as hot shower and toilet, plus you have your own BBQ and picnic table. Relax while the kids swim, fish or paddle the river.  The beaches of Yamba are only 40 minutes away and the beautiful mountains of the great dividing range can be seen from your camp site.Campfires permitted, but you must BYO firewood, or, I can provide you with firewood. Please let me know.Access is possible for all vehicles. Plenty of room for caravans and rigs to turn around. 
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Private River Camp

7 sites · RVs, Tents150 acres · Eatonsville, NSW
Off grid camping, 1.4 km of private freshwater river frontage, sandy beach access. Camping area is approximately 10 acres. The whole property is 150 acres, plenty of room to kick a footy or play cricket. Fish, Kayak, Swim. - Campers to have their own amenities. - Good access for all types of vehicles including 2WD, caravans, motorhomes. - 4WD or AWD highly recommended in heavy rain. - Access is via 3 km of dirt road only - Dogs are permitted but strictly must not chase or upset cattle or horses - Campfires permitted in a designated area when restrictions aren't in place - BYO firewood or cut your own from ample fallen timber - 13 klm from South Grafton Shopping Centre, Coles Ect. - Property Approx 1200 meters to Clarence River Junction - A small number of canoes and kayaks are available.
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Jindalee

2 sites · RVs, Tents500 acres · Dundee, NSW
"Jindalee" is located on a 500 acre property, 26kms east of Glen Innes on the headwaters of the Severn River, home to a number of platypus. Being situated only 2kms off the Gwydir Highway, access is very easy. Please call Bob for directions prior to arriving- 0409 155 147. We are 40kms from Gibraltar Range National Park, pet friendly, and offer secure camping and a place to leave your pets so you can explore the area. We offer a pet minding service during the day for a small fee for those who want to visit the National parks. There is a bitumen road to the boundary and then an all weather gravel road to the site. The camping site is beside the river with one prepared granite parking area and a number of mown spots for you to select from. We offer campfire pits and free wood - limited amount collected beside each fire pit and you can collect yourself for free. There is abundant wildlife, including Platypus and a pleasant track along the river, wandering in among the granite rocks, to a picnic place.
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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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Bald Rock Station

34 sites · RVs, Tents369 acres · Tenterfield, NSW
Welcome to 369 acres of incredible bush with 5 semi cleared acres. We are 100% off grid, our neighbours are few but the wildlife is plentiful. Choose to pitch a tent camp, bring your caravan or motorhome. We have good access for all types of vehicles, so your visit can be stress free. There is tank drinking water available if you wish or BYO water. You're also welcome to use the basic camp kitchen. There is a toilet available (pit toilet). We realise dogs are part of the family and they are welcome to camp with you, in harmony with the native wildlife. Campfires are permitted outside of fireban season. Don't forget your camera as there is much to explore including big boulders covered in moss, creeks, ferns and amazing places this ancient land has to offer.,
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The best camping near Washpool National Park guide

Overview

About

Embark on an adventure through the ancient landscapes of Washpool National Park. With wilderness walks, horse riding trails, and scenic camping spots, this World Heritage-listed haven invites you to immerse yourself in its natural splendor. Whether you're setting up camp amid the towering trees or exploring the park's extensive network of trails, Washpool offers an unforgettable outdoor experience.

Notable campgrounds

  • Bellbird campground: Nestled in the forest, this site is perfect for those seeking a serene camping experience.
  • Coombadjha campground: Enjoy the tranquility of the rainforest and easy access to walking tracks from this campground.
  • Four Bull Hut: Offers a more rustic stay with basic facilities and the charm of the wilderness.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early, especially during peak seasons, to secure your preferred camping spot.
  • Consider visiting during the off-peak season for a more secluded experience.
  • Keep an eye on the official website for any cancellations and last-minute availability.
  • Explore nearby camping options if your desired campground is fully booked.

When to go

Washpool National Park is a year-round destination, each season offering its unique charm. Autumn provides cool evenings perfect for campfires, while spring bursts with colourful wildflowers. Summer invites you to cool off in natural pools, and winter offers a peaceful escape with fewer visitors.

Know before you go

  • Check the weather and park alerts before your visit, as conditions can affect access.
  • Mobile reception is limited, so plan accordingly and download maps in advance.
  • Pets are not permitted, ensuring the protection of the park's wildlife.
  • Remember to bring correct change for the self-registration fee collection system.
  • For safety, familiarise yourself with the park's guidelines and emergency procedures.

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