The best camping near Carcoar Dam

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Watton Airstrip

30 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents265 acres · Watton, NSW
PLEASE BE SURE TO READ ALL OF OUR BIO ITS LONG BUT YOU'LL GET ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED! We are also available for small Weddings, Birthdays and other functions. Speak to us about using us for a working space for corporate or business trips, collaborations and more......... Watton Airstrip is a stunning property, nestled on the banks of the Macquarie River. Featuring nine riverside campsites, along with paddock and bush sites, all 4WD accessible and two equally stunning 2WD accessible sites. You’ll share our spaces with kangaroos, wallabies, emus, echidnas, deer, platypus and more. Enjoy some optional extras, including Tammie's home made bread, farm fresh, free range eggs, or one of our range of grazing platters, home made jams or hot chocolate kits. Or pamper yourself with a Crystal reiki session, or tarot reading. The 2WD accessible sites feature spectacular views to the right, towards Mt Panorama and Mt Horrible and towards Mt Canobolas to the left. Lie back in your swag at night and let the star struck, velvety sky envelope you, or make a booking at the nearby Bathurst Observatory to see the stars up close. Each campsite offers its own unique features for you to enjoy and a hand crafted pit toilet is accessible to those camped along the river bank. Fish or swim in the river, ride your bikes, or set up camp and then head off on an adventure to the Goldfields at Ophir, or History Hill at Hill End via the Bridle Track. Better still, book into a pub crawl with Damo so you can lie back and enjoy the ride. There are plenty of opportunities for 4WDing and bushwalking in the local area. Fires are allowed (fire restrictions permitting). Wood can be collected from fallen wood around the property, or bring your own if you prefer. Pets are welcome for a one off fee per animal. We do ask that pets are supervised at all times and that they do not interfere with farm animals or local wildlife.
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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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The Orchard

13 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Nashdale, NSW
Our property is situated on a working apple and cherry orchard at the base of Mount Canobolas, 10 minute drive from Orange. The region has much to offer including amazing wineries and cellar doors, quaint villages with artisans shops, hot air balloon rides, waterfalls, the Arch Cave and more. Here at The Orchard visitors are welcome to pick their own fruit in season, at a cost. Please speak to your host if you are interested. There are plenty of local food and wine venues in the surrounding area for you to enjoy. Lake Canobolas is close by for swimming and there are a number of walking/ hiking trails in the beautiful Mount Canobolas National Park. Pets are welcome but we do have livestock on the property to please keep them under control. Campfires are allowed as long as there are no fire restrictions in place. Amenities are available for campers. A shower and toilets are also available to campers.
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AU$45
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Cargo Road Wines

5 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Orange, NSW
16 Ha of grapevines on 40 Ha of land. We also have a cherry orchard so people can pick their own cherries in December. We have stunning views, dedicated sites that can be powered, close to the amenities in the winery or very isolated. We also make some fantastic wine. Close by is the Orange Mountain Bike Club with dedicated downhill trails and events year-round. We are just next to the Lonely Mountain Ultra which runs in October. Mount and Lake Canobolas offer wonderful walk, swims, paddles and fishing. The region has incredible produce, restaurants and wineries.
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On the Stone River Retreat

1 site · RV, Tent100 acres · Bathurst, NSW
Unwind in the seclusion of this private and safe bush camping site on the banks of the Wambuul-Macquarie River in the remote Killongbutta valley located half-way between Bathurst and Orange. It’s a place where time stands still. Enabling you to reconnect with nature as you slow down and embrace the sounds of the river, wildlife and sheoaks when they ‘whisper secrets to the wind’. Many stories and dreamings have come from this place which guarantees to inspire your imagination as an artist, writer, poet or musician. You have access to 100 acres of bushland or enjoy a walk along Killongbutta Road which winds its way through spectacular Wiradjuri country where ancient stone quarries, corroboree sites and a warrior’s grave have been found. Platypus, water dragons and river rats all live in the river. Be prepared to share the site with wombats who have burrowed their homes into the banks. Road access to site is suitable for 2WD in dry weather. It is a short, steep drop with two tight corners not suitable for large caravans and RVs. The site has a newly constructed long drop toilet, pets are allowed and firewood is supplied. Please take all rubbish with you. Please note: Kids under 12 are free to support young families wanting to experience the bush. Please still add them to the booking as they will not be charged. What is not allowed: shooters and trappers, illegal fishing, motor bikes, quad bikes, chainsaws, and other noisy machines! Killongbutta Road runs off Freemantle Road and is 36 kms from Bathurst. It is 40 kilometres from Orange through Gowan Road that joins Lower Lewis Ponds Road. For your information, On the Stone is a podcast and publishing studio that produces a quarterly magazine for the Freemantle Road community. We have local history to share and can always provide information about our services. We look forward to providing exclusive access to our river site for campers who will appreciate and respect this place which is our home.
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Riveroak Farm

2 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · O'connell, NSW
With 1km of Fish River frontage, Riveroak Farm is a natural oasis. With 50 acres lining the beautiful Fish river, there is plenty of space to enjoy the natural surrounds. Riveroak is home to beautiful platypus, passing echidnas and unique water frontage, with trout to fish and places to swim and enjoy. A truly unique and amazing experience. Located in O’Connell in the beautiful foothills to the Tarana valley with breathtaking views and experiences.
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Borenore Billabong Field Days site

13 sites · RVs, Tents130 acres · Borenore, NSW
The 130 acres site hosts Agricultural events during the year. It is also run as a working farm and has grassed areas and power sites with access to showers, toilets and a dump point. The grassed area overlooks a Billabong with trees and wildlife with a background to Mount Canobolas. The site is in closer proximity to Vineyards and Cellar Doors.
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Artisans Park

3 sites · Lodging383 acres · Turondale, NSW
Artisans Park welcomes people please no pets or dogs. from all around the world with open farm stays and unique accommodation. Please note no pets no dogs as we have stock and other dogs. Here you will find interesting and quirky props from movie sets and fun parks. Set high overlooking the back of the Blue Mountains is one of Australia's most unique farm stays - a genuine red 1949 London double decker bus. Artisans Park is just a three hour drive from Sydney over the Blue Mountains and, at 1000 metres, experiences winter snow and mild summers. The London bus is suitable for children as the upper deck houses the bedroom. The lower deck houses the kitchen and bathroom with a front deck complete with barbecue and amazing views. Relax and watch the kangaroos and eagles from your private deck. Summer swimming in the crystal clear river and winter camp fires where you can toast marshmallows. Around the bus is a large stage, playground, bus stop, traffic lights and sculpture. The lower level has a cooktop "no oven or fridge share fridge at entrance of park", outside gas BBQ and tables. You will need to bring your own drinking water. There is a toilet and shower downstairs. The top deck has two small single beds and one double, quilts and pillows however BYO linen sheets and towels. This bus has featured on many TV shows and is often featured in travel magazines, including on Better Homes and Gardens television in 2013 and in many magazines shoots. No pets please. once again no pets including dogs.
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Windy Oaks Farm

2 sites · RVs, Tents30 acres · O'connell, NSW
Windy Oaks Farm is a small 30 acre property with about 700 metres frontage on the Fish River. We grow saffron and garlic and other veggies, have a small orchard and plenty of eggs daily from our lovely chooks. Trout and fly anglers love our stretch of the river, as do bird watchers, nature lovers of any kind and anyone who simply loves the bush and being close to the water for a refreshing dip. BBQs down at the river are loads of fun, as are campfires when permitted. We have kangaroos in abundance, wombats and platypus. Windy Oaks is just 1.8 kms from the O'Connell Hotel if you're in the mood for a good old country pub feed. And right opposite the pub, coffee, cake and other delicious brekky and lunch treats are to found at Get Roasted - O'Connell's newly reopened cafe. Bathurst and Oberon are both 20kms either side of O'Connell with the world famous Mayfield Garden just 15 minutes drive away. Or, just relax and soak up the peace and quite of the Aussie bush right on the river. We live in one of the very few regions in Australia that boasts the perfect climate, conditions and soil for growing saffron - the most expensive spice in the world! Saffron harvest time is around the end of April for just a few weeks. This is a great time to see these spectacular flowers called crocus, come into bloom, where they are then handpicked for their valued bright red stigma. They are then dried, providing these most exquisite and highly sought after saffron threads. Just 20 minutes from Bathurst, Windy Oaks is a great option for motor racing enthusiasts who prefer not to stay at the large, crowded campsites around town. There is a very popular campground only 3 minutes from Windy Oaks that is always occupied and packed elbow to elbow during holidays and race weeks. Why not secure your very own exclusive patch on the river which would make for a great escape to relax after a noisey, busy and exciting day at Mount Panorama. There are several options along the river on which to camp. Photos 33-42 are showing some of those possible sites. But remember - you will have the place to yourself!
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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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Copperwing

2 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Yetholme, NSW
Quiet setting, lovely undulating 20 acre property with a dam, 5 alpacas, 1 sheep and 3 horses that like a feed and a calm pat. Go for a walk along the tree lined road. 25 minutes from Bathurst where there are great cafes, pubs, restaurants and of course Mt Panorama. Sound like the place for you to chill?
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Camp Crudine

2 sites · Tents80 acres · Crudine, NSW
New name, same great location. Camp Crudine is the ideal getaway for groups and families to enjoy what nature has to offer. Located approximately 40 mins from Bathurst the camp is the ideal location to enjoy the tranquility of the bush. 4WD access ONLY Suitable for off-road camper trailers, tents and swags. Natural bushland consisting of 80 acres with the Crudine River along the boundary. We are part of the Sofala gold rush history (from the 1850s), sit back and imagine gold miners and their families camped along the banks. There are two campsites, Camp Crudine Kitchen and Camp Crudine Riverside. When you make your booking whether for 2 people or a group of family and friends the chosen campsite is all yours for the length of your stay. If you need supplies Sofala is just 8 km away, drop in and explore the town. Hill End is 28 km which is another Historic town to explore. Camp Crudine is great for kids and adults alike to have a go at panning for gold or try out the metal detector. All findings must be returned to the host, lol. Campfires must comply with the local fire restrictions and guideline and must be contained in the fire pits provided. Bonfires are not permitted at any time. We recommend campers bring their own firewood as campers are requested to source only small amounts of firewood along the riverbank. Under no circumstances are trees to be cut down. Firewood is available at the Sofala General Store. Campers are required to bring everything they need and take all rubbish when leaving. Dogs are welcome but they must be supervised and under control at all times. The owner has livestock on the property which must be respected at all times.
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The best camping near Carcoar Dam guide

Overview

About

Nestled in the rolling hills of the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Carcoar Dam is a popular spot for fishing, swimming, and camping. With its crystal clear waters and lush green surroundings, this engineering marvel is a great place to relax and take in the beauty of nature. The dam is stocked with a variety of fish species, including bass, golden perch, silver perch, and catfish. There are also plenty of picnic spots and walking tracks around the area for visitors to explore.

When to go

The best time to visit Carcoar Dam is during the warmer months when the full range of water activities can be enjoyed. However, it's wise to avoid the dam during periods of heavy rainfall or drought, as these can affect water levels and the quality of the recreational experience.

Know before you go

  • Check the latest water storage levels and safety information at the WaterNSW website before planning your trip.
  • Be mindful of the weather conditions, as they can greatly impact water sports and fishing activities.
  • Ensure you have a valid fishing licence and are aware of any fishing regulations in place.
  • Carcoar Dam is a popular spot, so arrive early to secure the best spot for your day out.
  • Remember to bring sun protection and stay hydrated, especially during the hot Australian summer.

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