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Hillside Farmstay

99 sites · RVs, Tents200 acres · Nemingha, NSW
A 200 acre horse breeding property on the outskirts of Tamworth. 6 minutes to the Country Music Capital CBD. Lots of shady trees to camp or park your van/RV. Hills that you can see forever from the top of.... Some outdoor seating. There's two flush toilets, two hot showers. Dogs are welcome but must be strictly on a lead at all times. There is a dog run available if you want to leave your dog and go to town or the Country Music Festival. Generally most people stay and camp near the horse barn. Indoor shower and toilet available and there is a outdoor hot shower and a sink and a tub to rub a dub dub. Laundry is available. Ask for the key ($5) The outdoor shower is private but has no roof so you can shower under the stars. Picnic table provided and a fire pit to barbecue in winter (fire bans in summer) Transported horses are also welcome...yards available. Price is per person. Children under 12 are free.
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Happy Valley Camp

1 site · RV, Tent20 acres · Nundle, NSW
Our property is located just outside of the township of Nundle. Located near a semi-permanent creek, this level campsite is an ideal base camp for exploring Nundle, the Hanging Rock Lookout and Nundle State Forest. For fit hikers, there is a steep walk via a crown land stock reserve that will take you up to the top and into the Hanging Rock State forest. The lookout offers a scenic vantage point with excellent views of the Nundle valley below. Sheba Dams, south of the range, is an interesting spot for an outing with picnic and barbecue facilities in a bush setting abundant with trees, birds, lizards, wallabies and padamelons. This is regarded as good fossicking country with zircons, sapphires and other semi-precious stones to be found. You will be camping in a large open paddock, not shared with any other campers, and have a choice sites depending on your vehicle type. Sometimes you will be sharing the paddock with a small herd of friendly and curious speckle park cattle. The mommas currently have young calves. They come and go as they please on their grazing adventures across my whole property. Please let me know if you are worried about the cattle and I will move them. P.S: the creek in not currently running as it has been dry. If you need water, ask.
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Oakenville Farm, Nundle

5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents5 acres · Nundle, NSW
Our property is a small but productive farm in Nundle set up using permaculture principles. We have a large vegetable garden, fruit trees, a medicinal herb garden, chooks, guinea fowl, bees, a couple of dogs and many native birds and other wildlife. Oakenville Creek runs along the back of our property.
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Oakey Farm

7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents180 acres · Piallamore, NSW
Oakey Farm is situated 15km from Tamworth's CBD, on a 180-acre farm. Take in the beautiful lights of Tamworth and views of the Peel Valley. The camping space is shaded and grassed, with a powered modern bathroom facility with a flushing toilet and shower. Children under 12 are free. Please still add them to the booking so we are aware of the numbers, you will not be charged. We currently only accept three bookings at one time, so you'll have plenty of space and tranquility.
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Barnard River Farm,Hanging Rock

4 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · Hanging Rock, NSW
A beautiful grassy area with the Barnard River wrapping around your camp site with full morning sun and shade areas in the afternoon, quiet and peaceful with an abundance of wild life. Access to the river from campsite. We have a toilet available, as well as a shower but if you want hot water you'll need to bring your own 9kg gas bottle. We have a leave no trace policy, please take all rubbish away with you.The property is located about an hour from Quirindi. Known as the ‘nest in the hills’, Qurindi has a prime position right in the heart of the picturesque Liverpool Plains. Be enchanted by the stunning landscapes, the Instagram-friendly fields of bright sunflowers, and the neighbouring northern NSW towns of Willow Tree, Wallabadah and Werris Creek.
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Spring cart Farm ( Swamp Oak creek)

1 site · RV, Tent1600 acres · Tamworth, NSW
1600 acre farm approximately 1 hour drive from Tamworth located half way between Limbri and Weabonga. 3 campsites. Swamp Oak creek pergola with toilet. Bottom and top dam campsites with access to toilets showers and fresh water. The Pergola This is our most popular site located 2km from the farm house. Featuring a covered dinning area with magical views looking over Swamp Oak Creek, only a few metres from your kitchen we have our custom made fire pit with a selection of cooking methods for those hearty meals, secluded swimming holes reserved for this site and your own compost toilet. Due to this site being kilometers from anyone it is perfect for the relaxing get away without coming in contact with a sole. NOTE: 4WD DRIVE ACCESS ONLY NO FRESH WATER Top Dam - Site 1 Nestled among the trees on the top side of our 3 acre dam this amazing location has another of our custom fire pits for those nights around the fire and also features various accessories for different cooking styles. Enjoy a swim in the dam or a relaxing afternoon of kayaking then cast in the fishing line and try your skills at reeling in one of our rainbow trout or silver perch, you can even throw out a yabby net to catch a few yabbies. Why not spend an hour or two stolling around the various walks we have on offer, or join us for the afternoon feeding of our petting animals. This site has access to rain water, shower and toilet. NOTE: PRE APPROVAL FOR WATER ACTIVIES MUST BE OBTAINED BEFORE ARRIVAL Bottom Dam - Site 2 This site is located on the lower side of our 3 acre dam this great location has another of our custom fire pits for those nights around the fire and also features the same accessories for different cooking styles. All of the features of site 1 are accessible from this site - swimming, kayaking and fishing. This site is the closest to the toilet and shower. ​ NOTE: PRE APPROVAL FOR WATER ACTIVIES MUST BE OBTAINED BEFORE ARRIVAL. THIS SITE DOES NOT HAVE SHADE SO A GAZEBO IS A MUST HAVE
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Edgecote Camping

2 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Duri, NSW
Our family have lived at ‘Edgecote’ for eighteen years. We are predominantly horse breeders and trainers, however have some cattle and many dogs. We love the great outdoors and especially enjoy this ‘bottom paddock’ because of all the trees and the bird life. The dam gives the space a cool feel and a place for dogs to swim and retrieve.
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Dales Do Drop Inn

3 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Westdale, NSW
Westdale 10mins drive west of Tamworth's main street. A larger than normal suburban backyard with no neighbours. Access for large vehicles. Can accommodate tents, caravans, buses, RV's of all sizes. Flat level all weather block. Dale enjoys Happy Hour most evenings and loves a chat. Or she can leave you to your own devices. There is one site with power and water and plenty of room for those who are self sufficient.
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YellowScone Camping Adventures

139 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents720 acres · Wingen, NSW
YellowScone Camping Adventures at "Maiden Jewel", a sprawling 720-acre Horse Stud, rests beneath the majestic Wingen Maiden, enveloped by ironbark bushland and extensive trails perfect for BYOH horse riding, bushwalking, and mountain biking. Be sure to explore our array of offerings: Maiden Jewel Camping beckons with diverse camping areas: The Waterhole 1: A communal haven boasting 20 campsites, nestled by serene dams teeming with Silver Perch and Murray Cod. While facilities include portaloos without showers, the allure of kayaking or cooling off in the dam awaits. Accessible via 4WD, guests can traverse the trails on foot or by bike. Pet-friendly, but leashes are recommended due to abundant wildlife. Picturesque Maiden Jewel: Spanning the rest of the property, it hosts over 50 campsites, both Private and Communal. The Long Flat Waterhole 2: Positioned at the property's front, offering easy access to a delightful swimming dam. Ideal for families, it features vast open spaces for recreational activities. Camping here grants access to all waterholes on the property. For seekers of solitude, inquire about our private sites, like The View Campsite, Hillside Camp, and The Bluff, each boasting spectacular vistas and proximity to fishing and swimming spots. YellowScone Adventures cater for Glamping escapes to equine enthusiasts, offering various packages allowing guests to bring their horses along. Camp and ride at your leisure, or opt for a unique experience by camping in our Bell tents, with catering services available. Explore our property further with the Buggy Property Tour: Embark on a guided excursion aboard our 6-seater Can-Am Buggy, spotting wildlife, meeting our horses, and discovering our array of campsites. Tours must be pre-booked and offer a captivating hour-long journey covering approximately 13 kilometers. Nestled beneath Towarri National Park, Maiden Jewel promises a plethora of activities—from fishing to hiking and mountain biking. Don't miss out on our additional offerings; there's something for everyone to enjoy amidst our breathtaking scenery.
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Adela Park

10 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Nemingha, NSW
A quiet property on the outskirts of Tamworth, a seven-minute drive to the town centre or the Country Music Capital festivities. Walking distance to the local pub and general store. We offer a flat block, with options for shade by the large pepper and gum trees. There are sweeping mountain views, no street lights, and plentiful birdlife to enjoy. We provide on-site power and bore water (which is drinkable) and also unpowered sites however we DO NOT have toilet or shower facilities so all campers must be self-sufficient in this regard. Dogs are welcome but must be under control or on a leash at all times. Horses welcome also. Children under 12 stay free - please just ensure they're added to the booking so we can keep on top of the numbers. (you will not be charged).
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Spring Creek

11 sites · RVs, Tents1000 acres · Loomberah, NSW
TOM CURTAIN will be preforming ON SITE during the 2023 Tamworth COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL! Spring Creek is a 1000 acre beef cattle & horse property at Loomberah, 23km from Country Music capital Tamworth, NSW. Pet friendly (see rules - conditions apply and dogs well controlled). Campfires permitted in designated areas when restrictions aren't in place. Plenty of firewood lying around to gather your own. Please come with your own amenities/camping toilet and leave no trace.
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Fairfield

4 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Tamworth, NSW
Fairfield is a 25-acre property located 10 minutes from Tamworth CBD. Timbumburri Creek runs through the centre of the property, offering multiple locations to fish, sit back and relax with a beer. Fairfield is the ideal location to set up close to town whilst enjoying some peace and quiet, and plenty of open space to set up your camp. Makes a convenient base camp to explore the local area and enjoy local events. Hike to the Flagstaff Lookout, around 15 minutes drive away. The township of Nundle is around 1 hours drive and makes for a great day trip. And in January, the iconic Tamworth Country Music Festival is in town, so it's a great time to visit. All campers to Fairfield must be completely self-sufficient, with their own camp toilet and we kindly ask you take all waste when you go.
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The best camping near Chaffey Dam guide

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Well worth the visit for those camping near the Peel Valley, Chaffey Dam is an engineering marvel surrounded by pristine parkland. Gazing out from the main lookout, you can enjoy views of the lake and parkland, as well as the giant Morning Glory spillway.

The lake is perfect for water sports and fishing, with so much space it's easy to find a calm section of water to enjoy. Whether you're looking for fun on or off the water, the Peel River and the surrounding Bowling Alley Point Recreation Reserve provide days of entertainment for those camping nearby.

Nearby attractions

  • Visit Tamworth, the country music capital of Australia.
  • Visit one of the few places in the world to see snow in a rainforest, Barrington Tops National Park.
  • A beautiful coastal town, Port Macquarie is best known for its beautiful beaches and iconic lighthouse.

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