The best camping near Werakata National Park

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Bunyip's Camp

18 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Martinsville, NSW
At the foot of the Watagan mountains, close to the Watagan 4WD tracks, picnic areas, and bike tracks. Also close to Lake Macquarie where you will find fishing, boating, kayaking, canoeing etc. About a 20 - 40 min drive to beautiful beaches. Ideal for those wanting to be surrounded by birds, nature and a couple of friendly doggos. Also great for people wanting to try out their new camper, van or tent for the 1st time as we are an easy 1 hour drive north of Sydney on the M1 and close enough to shops for those forgotten items. Also we have unfenced dams, if you are camping with young children please consider carefully and let me know before booking. We have very basic bathroom facilities of 1 flushing toilet in the shed and an outdoor warm shower.
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Cranky Rock Hunter Valley

11 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents120 acres · Sweetmans Creek, NSW
Set at the base of the mountains on a beautiful valley floor, located in wine country in the lower Hunter Valley, Cranky Rock gets its name from a 25 tonne sandstone rock that graces our home. The 120 acre working beef and horse farm is situated a scenic 2 hour drive North from Sydney or 1 hour East from Newcastle. Whether you chose to stay of one of our campsites or in our pioneer-style cottage, all visitor being awoken to the natural bush sounds of lyre birds and cooling their heels in the crystal creek at the bottom of the property. On your way in or out, be sure to check out the boutique village of Wollombi which is just 10 minutes from Cranky Rock, where you'll enjoy wine tasting, fresh produce and quaint cafes. Other must-see's in the area include the Olney State Forest and the Wattagan National Park.The property is located just off a scenic drive, over a 2wd accessible creek crossing. It is peaceful and secluded. Campers can used shared kitchen and bathroom facilities located at the top of the camp area. Dogs are welcome, but as it's a working farm, we ask the remain on leash at all times. 
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Camp on Hunter (Elderslie)

14 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Branxton, NSW
Riverside camping at Elderslie near Branxton. Located on 6 hectares. Camp kitchen in shed. Bbq and wood heater in shed. Well water. Port-a loo available. Fishing, swimming, kayaks or just relax and watch bird life. Dogs on lead. Level places for vans. Fires must be contained, when fires are permitted. Also a fire bunker for camp ovens - pending fire restrictions. Gas hot shower available. On the river means keep eye out for snakes in the warmer months. Camping under gum trees is not permitted- see photo.
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Mt Nellinda Campsite

31 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents47 acres · Cooranbong, NSW
The property rests on the shoulder on Mt Nellinda on nineteen hectares of land, there are two large Greenhouses where we grow potted flowers and some veggies, also several large dams which are used for irrigation and act as a Sanctury for our geese, best of all are the views. The perfect spot for relaxing next to a fire and listening to the Frogs and nightlife and waking to the sounds of kookaburras and bird life, Lots of Rock Wallabies in the evenings and early mornings. Dog friendly, no leads required, portable toilets in the multiple Camp site 1 and an older style toilet in the camping area 2, fresh water available only next to the portable toilets camping area 1. also included is a camp kitchen with fridge, kettle microwave etc for your convenience. Check with host regarding campfires. Group bookings accepted with prior notice to save camping areas. Range of six camping areas. CAMP 1 allows up to 14 or more campsites to include caravans, motor homes, large or small. tents etc. with flat and slightly flat areas and close to the roadway dead end street. CAMP 2 allows up to eight or more smaller caravans tents rooftops etc also with some flatter areas. CAMP 3 is a private in the bush area and will cater for five or so rooftops tents, difficult for caravans or large vehicles. CAMP 4 smaller possibly two tents or rooftops secluded in the bush. CAMP 5 similar to camp 3 in the bush and completely private great for a get together with friends. CAMP 6 is the very top of the mountain with a long wide strip of cleared area with bush on both sides and a window at the end to the valley below, very private, must be fully contained and would suit most vehicles, may lose traction if pulling a heavy caravan or trailer.
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Purple Pear Farm Camping & RV's

9 sites · RVs, Tents14 acres · Anambah, NSW
Purple Pear Farm is a working Permaculture Farm and Education center. We have a wide range of animals from pigs to cows and a pony and all types and numbers of poultry. You can join us for "chores" in extras. We aim to provide a restful site close to other activities on the farm and in the Maitland area such as festivals and farm field days at Tocal. Guidance for a pleasant stay at Purple Pear Farm. • Speed limit is 5 km per hour. There are animals and children that may be in the driveway. • Respect private spaces on the farm (residences) and with other campers. • No noise after 9pm. • No drugs. • We are a working farm – for your safety and ours, please stay within the camping areas including the car park and shower block. • Supervised tours of the farm only – you can book for a tour or children’s morning or evening chores via Hipcamp or come and see us. • If there are aspects of the facilities you do not like please give us the opportunity to correct prior to your leaving/reviewing. • We welcome any feedback that helps make the stay worthwhile and improvements for the future.
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Mulla Villa Farm

50 sites · RVs, Tents74 acres · Wollombi, NSW
Mulla Villa Farm is set on 74 acres in the beautiful Wollombi Valley Hunter Valley. Set up camp down by the creek and listen to nature at it's best. With fishing, bush walking and exploring right out side you're door. Walk the trails through our land and find the caves up in the bush or just sit and relax by the creek.No amenities so campers will need to have own camping toilet and leave no trace. Dog friendly. Campfires permitted. No drinking water so BYO.The creek is the perfect spot to pitch your tent or camper. Come and take advantage of the Wollombi Valley's beautiful scenery and atmosphere. Sit and relax while taking in fresh air and wild life all around you. Take a walk up the bush track and find the caves.We look forward to welcoming you soon!
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Tarahleigh, Hunter Valley

10 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Lower Belford, NSW
Large campsite in the beautiful Hunter Valley region, with plenty of level, grassed space to park self-contained campers, caravans and motor homes. Pull up beside "the pond" (the dam) on the property, or find yourself a wide-open grassy patch or a shaded corner. Plentiful birdlife, and kangaroos passing through daily! Our local area has a lot to offer including Hunter Valley gardens, beer breweries, wineries, restaurants, clubs, bars, golf course and more. Grocery shops within a few minutes drive. We're in a very convenient, central location! Campfires are permitted in the designated fire pits when restrictions/bans are not in place. We have firewood available to purchase on-site.
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La Cascina

3 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Floraville, NSW
*****No toilet or shower available at this listing. You must bring your own. PLEASE BE AWARE ENTRY TO THE PROPERTY IS STEEP. Entry is not ideal for large caravans or campervans. ***** We do not allow fires at the campsite between the 1st of October and the 1st of March. We apologise for any inconvenience to this rule. La Cascina is a small property on a hill surrounded by trees and bushland. There are two main camping areas which would suite tent and small to medium van/car camping. There is access to neighbouring bushland with nice short walks available in the area. Only 20 minutes by car to Newcastle CBD, 10 minutes by car to Redhead Beach and 5 minutes by car to Lake Macquarie. La Cascina is a great spot to stop overnight on a road trip or to get away for the weekend to relax. We have no toilets so please bring your own. The access to the property is a steep sealed driveway. Site 1 is an open site with plenty of shade. The area is flat. More suited to larger camping setups. This site is less private. There is vision of the neighbouring property and an overflow campsite 50 meters away. Site 2 is a more uneven surface area which is better for smaller vans and tents. Redhead Beach is the closest dog beach 10 minutes by car. Croudace Bay is a dog park on the lake which is 5 minutes by car. This is a family owned acreage that brings the best parts of environmental living with the benefits of being close to the coast and a city. A very long time ago it was the site of a quarry. The nature has returned and we are left with a beautiful forested acreage.
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Myrtle Ridge farm

29 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Ourimbah, NSW
Private camp paddock located right on the banks of Ourimbah creek. Walk track. Loads of local fauna and close to all the Central Coast tourist attractions. This circle campground is perfect for family get togethers or accommodation for a local wedding The farm has been in the same family for over 80 years This is a large flat paddock with loads of space and it is very private with a large hedge of trees surrounding it. Our Bottom Creek camp will also be open..
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Fern Valley Ranch

20 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents100 acres · Somersby, NSW
**FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE AVAILABILITY, PLEASE CHECK AND BOOK THROUGH THE CALENDAR (If you write to us, we may not get to your message in time)** - ** We are not taking bookings Mon to Thu. Please check back here for updates if we start again 😊 - Are you looking for a retreat to get away from the city, or a refreshing alternative to a caravan park along your journey? We have CAMPSITES nestled in our Orchard or in the Pine Trees paddock, (with nearby amenities); or for more of a comfortable and unique stay, try our CHARMING, CONVERTED SCHOOL BUS! Fern Valley Ranch has it all- waterfall viewing, bush walks, animal feeding. Unwind; relax by the campfire with quiet cup of tea (or a beer). Leave the city behind and tune back in to the birdlife and whistle of the breeze among the tall trees. CAMP SITES- Max 5 campers (see Campsite Listing for number and type of dwellings allowed per site.) SCHOOL BUS- Max 4 guests (no pets)- can book separate bus campsites after booking Bus. SCHOOL BUS CAMPING- Get friends to camp next to you in the Bus. *** NO ENTERING ANY WATER ON THE PROPERTY, YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE IMMEDIATELY IF YOU DO NOT RESPECT OUR RULES *** If you want to swim, there are beaches within half an hour from our farm. - We are just an hour between Sydney and Newcastle; and 15 minutes to Gosford. THINGS TO DO IN THE CENTRAL COAST: - Australian Reptile Park - Great North Walk - Fire Creek Botanical Winery - Mount Penang Farmers Market - Mangrove Creek Dam - Many Cafes & chocolate shop -BEACHES: The Entrance, Toowoon Bay, Shelley, Terrigal - Gosford Regional Gallery - Edogawo Commemorative Gardens - Take a drive to the small village of Spencer - Golf clubs are all nearby.
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Oscars Retreat

7 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Maitland, NSW
We are on 25 acres set in rural farm lands on the Hunter River. Close to historic Morpeth with cafes and antique shopping at your finger tips. Property is located within 30 minutes to Newcastle and handy access to Sydney express way. Camp and stay in a gorgeous location beside the Hunter River. Bring your favourite book and comfy chair to enjoy the serenity of the land. Bring your walking shoes if you are up for some hiking along the river. Bring your fishing rod to catch your own dinner. Bring your swimmers and your stand up paddle board to enjoy the water access. Come with your friends or come by yourself and enjoy the peace and quiet. Transport to and from local wineries and concerts are available. We would love to welcome you to sit by your fire and gaze up at the stars only minutes from the convenience of nearby cafes and restaurants. Pets are allowed on leash. Please keep fires within the firepit provided.
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Hunter Valley Farmstay

5 sites · Tents2 acres · Greta, NSW
Hunter Valley Farmstay is located in Greta, NSW, offering proximity to Pokolbin Wine Country. While we once had a few sheep and goats, our focus has shifted to providing self-contained travelers with a serene and secure place to park and unwind. Our farmstay is perfect for those seeking a peaceful stopover or an extended stay to explore the surrounding area. Whether you're passing through or planning to spend a few days immersing yourself in the beauty of the Hunter Valley, our accommodations offer a quiet retreat amidst the stunning countryside.
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The best camping near Werakata National Park guide

Overview

About

Nestled in the Lower Hunter Valley, Werakata National Park is a haven for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. With its easy, flat cycling and walking trails, visitors can immerse themselves in a landscape punctuated by seasonal wildflowers and an array of native animals. The park's birdwatching opportunities are particularly noteworthy, offering a chance to spot the rare swift parrot or regent honeyeater amid the park's rich biodiversity.

When to go

The best time to visit Werakata National Park is during spring, when the wildflowers are in full bloom and the park is alive with wildlife. Autumn offers cooler, sunny days ideal for cycling. Winter's flowering gums attract a plethora of birds, making it perfect for birdwatching. Summer's warmth calls for picnics under the gum trees.

Know before you go

  • Werakata National Park is always open, but may close due to poor weather or fire danger.
  • There is limited mobile phone reception; download the Emergency Plus app for safety.
  • Pets and smoking are not permitted within the park.
  • Illegal dumping is prohibited; help keep the park clean by reporting any such activities.
  • For a seamless visit, check the local alerts and contact the Newcastle office from 8:30am to 4:30pm for any enquiries.

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