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Oasis of Hope

22 sites · RVs, Tents250 acres · Upper Orara, NSW
Nested in the Coffs Harbour hinterland is this stunning 250 acre property, offering both powered and unpowered site options and great facilties. Wayper Creek flows though the property, and there are manicured lawns, a large toilet and shower block with hot showers, a caravan dump point, a large BBQ shelter, firepit, and lots of lovely spots to enjoy the plethora of wildlife. We regularly have abseilers come down our creek, as a set of 7 waterfalls is only a 30-minute hike through the creek away. It is a stunning place for relaxation. Pets are welcome too.
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Sanctuary at Sandy

6 sites · RVs, Tents55 acres · Woolgoolga, NSW
Enjoy the best of both worlds, being only a few minutes off the Hwy and 2km from the beach, yet tucked up within the privacy and serenity of 55 acres of beautiful bush and wetlands. The property is a safe haven for an abundance of wildlife, including kangaroos, wallabies, bandicoots, possums, squirrel gliders, snakes, leaf-tailed geckoes, 12 species of frogs and a multitude of birds. Communal facilities include a covered outdoor camp kitchen, an amenities block with composting toilet and hot showers, and a fire circle/ seating area. Activities on the property include: - birdwatching (see if you can add to our list of 50+ species so far!) - spotlighting for nocturnal wildlife - find a quiet spot to sit and soak up the peace of nature... perhaps by the tranquil wetland overflow wall - bushwalking around the perimeter of the endangered Swamp Sclerophyll Forest - private orienteering course (bring your compass! Takes 1-2 hours) -Light a fire under the cast-iron outdoor bath and soak away any stress Attractions close to the property include: - beautiful beaches only 2 km away, great for swimming, surfing or whale watching from the headland - State Forest 2km away, great for hiking and mountain biking - Woolgoolga 5km away, with great cafes and shops We are friendly, nature-loving couple who feel very lucky to be custodians of this special land. We look forward to sharing it with others who wish to step outside the busyness of mainstream life and deepen their connection to nature. Due to the amount of wildlife around, we do not allow pets.
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Coffs Harbour Camping & 4WD

122 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents230 acres · Bucca, NSW
Located on a 230 acre estate, we have something for everyone including a charming Rustic Cabin recycled from the original homestead from 1890! This is a great base camp to explore the beautiful Coffs Coast with many attractions, and a short 10 minute drive to the famous Moonee Beach, Emerald Beach and Moonee Market which has a large Coles and Aldi, as well as specialty shops, cafe, restaurants and the family friendly Moonee Beach Tavern. Suitable for caravans, motorhomes, or any RV, 2WD's, tents, camper trailers and 4WD's with excellent all weather access straight off the main sealed road👍🏼 Lovely shady sites as well as plenty of open sunny pasture for your solar with use of shared port-a-loo in main camping paddock. You may also camp in the dam paddock (when available) if you have a 4WD however, you will need to be completely self sufficient with your own porta potty. Firewood is available to be purchased from reception. *DUE TO FIRE ANT OUTBREAK IN QLD AND NSW, BRING YOUR OWN (BYO) FIREWOOD IS NOT PERMITTED* Hand feed the farm animals or enjoy hours of bush walking or perhaps have a picnic by the dam overlooking the horses grazing or discover our Secret Garden! Suitable for large groups such as 4WDs, family gatherings, horse riders, weddings and school groups. Plenty of space and privacy. PLEASE NOTE: - CHECK IN CLOSES AT 8PM - Potable water is limited due to weather conditions (drought), and the farm being on tank water. Please fill your vans or tanks BEFORE you arrive. - We are a campground, NOT a 4WD park. 4WDs or motorbikes are NOT to be ridden on the property. Motorbikes need to be registered to ride in the State Forest. - Due to repeated incidents involving our poultry, dogs are no longer allowed. - Our moderate cancellation policy requires a cancellation of 72 hours ahead of check in time for a refund. Date modification requests within 24 hours of check in time will not be accepted. - No refunds will be issued for early departures after arrival.
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Dodona

6 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Nana Glen, NSW
Welcome to Dodona - ancient Greek meaning "God's Gift".Here you can camp by a permanent flowing creek in our beautiful green valley. Sites are accessible by all types of vehicles such as RVs, caravans, motorhomes, big rigs, camper trailers or basic tent camping.Campfires are permitted when restrictions aren't in place, firewood is provided free and bonus inclusion of a lovely swimming pool and BBQ area! Shower & toilet available.There is 350 km of dirt trails in the very large Orara State Forest behind our property which is great for mountain bike riding, or horse riding (no horse riding permitted on the property).Pet friendly. Stay with a local, friendly host.
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Little Pine Creek Farm

40 sites · RVs, Tents90 acres · Bellingen, NSW
Bring your Boats, Bikes, and Boards and come and have fun in nature’s playground. Situated in Valery between Bellingen, Urunga, and Mylestom, you’ll be surrounded by stunning scenery. From quaint country towns to beautiful rivers and beaches, this location offers the best of both worlds. Spanning 90 acres of picturesque countryside this idyllic property offers a natural playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Here’s what you can expect at Little Pine Creek Farm: Camping and Nature Exploration: Vehicle/Tent Sites: There are 40 sites available for campers, whether you arrive by car or set up a tent. Outdoor Adventures: Discover the following attractions: Bellingen’s Promised Lands: Cool off in beautiful swimming holes along the Never Never Creek. Dorrigo’s National Park: Visit the visitor’s center and take a skywalk overlooking the ancient Gondwana rainforest. Explore walking trails leading to stunning waterfalls. Fishing Opportunities: From fly fishing for rainbows in Dorrigo to beach and saltwater estuary fishing in Urunga (species include bream, whiting, mulloway, tailor, flathead, and snapper), there’s something for every angler. No charge to bring your boat easy launch sites nrby Mylestom . Family Fun: Kids can swim in lagoons, jump from jetties, or enjoy a day at Coffs Harbour’s Big Banana fun park. Mountain Biking and Kayaking: Teens can explore Cows with Guns Mountain bike park in Pine Creek Forest or kayak down the Bellinger River. 4 WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLES REQUIRED as the sites are all grass and get slippery when wet or after a heavy morning dew. Picturesque park-like grounds at the rear, with shade trees, a lily-laden dam, and splendid mountain views. SELF SUFFIECENCY: NB Campers need to be self-sufficient, bringing their OWN WATER for drinking and washing and have your OWN CAMPING TOILET or porta potty on board. Camp Fire Safety: Communal firepit by the dam & in the main camping field. Firewood /logs available to purchase on site, remember to bring your own firelighters and kindling. (small private fires allowed in off-the-ground steel or iron containers) not provided bring yr own Toilet Facilities: One flush toilet WC available at the farmhouse which is a 5-minute walk from the camping areas. (recommend bringing your own porta potty). Whether you’re seeking relaxation or adventure, Little Pine Creek Farm offers a serene escape surrounded by natural beauty & birdlife.
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Bark Hut Mill

20 sites · RVs, Tents1000 acres · Upper Corindi, NSW
Riverside campsites available on 1000 acre working cattle farm. Bark Hut Mill, so named because of the sawmill and township that existed during late 1800's and early 1900's. Goldmining was also undertaken. Located in Northern NSW, 6km from Woolgoolga. No matter the time of the year, there's little spots that'll take your breath away with it's beauty. 100% Guarantee your privacy; for just you alone, or your whole family... for small group or the whole pack of people. You'll never run out of space or activities: 🚴‍♀️ bike riding 🚶‍♂️ hiking 🎣 fishing 🕳 prospecting 😌 relaxing 🏄‍♂️ another jewel for this property is only 20 min drive to beautiful beaches where you can ride waves for days.
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Reg's place

15 sites · RVs165 acres · Red Rock, NSW
The onsite managers are Guy and Helen Dickinson. The property was purchased in 1985 by my father Reg Dickinson. He wanted to set up a fish farm and alternative holiday destination so people could be close to the ocean. We offer 15 primitive camping sites to self-contained RVs and caravans , motorhomes The property is across the road from the national park and 150m from the beach and 300m from the coastal village of Red Rock and the Corindi river where swimming and water activities can be undertaken.
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The Blue Lagoon

1 site · RV, Tent100 acres · Upper Orara, NSW
Situated on over 100 acres in Upper Orara, just 20 minutes from Coffs Harbour, the private campsite at The Blue Lagoon is all yours to enjoy, with only one booking taken at a time. This special waterhole camping area is absolutely stunning, with crystal clear spring-fed water, where you’ll be able to enjoy spotting fish and turtles, along with stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing, bird watching, bushwalking, and simply relaxing. IMPORTANT: The camp is for self-contained campers only. You MUST have your own toilet, water and take all waste with you when you go. This is non-negotiable. The nearest dump point is in Coffs Harbour. Campfires are permitted in the designated fire ring, when local restrictions are not in place. The property lies on river frontage and is subject to flooding in heavy rain. Please check in with us 3 days prior to arrival to confirm conditions. In the case of flooding, a full refund will be issued, or an alternate campsite on higher ground may be available. The photos display pristine blue waters, which is what is so magical about this place. However after heavy rain, the water colour can change in appearance. Please note - We are not a commercial campground.
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Anchorage Park

7 sites · RVs100 acres · Urunga, NSW
Riverfront campground on the majestic Kalang River. Boating, fishing, crabbing, swimming literally on your doorstep. 20 minutes south of Coffs Harbour, 5 minutes from Urunga town centre. All sites are generally level and grassed. Communal fire pits and potable water on-site. All campers must be self contained ( rubbish, toilet, grey water). Use of boat ramp, jetty and kayaks available from farm house. Due to our coastal location camp may close in extended periods of wet weather. This is a dog friendly campground inviting self contained campers to enjoy our beautiful property. Raised individual fire pits are allowed ( no fires on the ground)
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Solitary Islands Resort

113 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents18 acres · Wooli, NSW
Feel the fun holiday vibes take over the moment you arrive at the best family holiday resort; home to the longest resort waterslide in Australia. Both big & little kids will be amazed by the giant Wooli Wedgie slide, 120m of pure excitement!Our resort also features a Splash Park, Inflatable Cliff Hanger Slide, Wonder Playground, Inflatable Wipe-out Park (seasonal) , Wooli Warrior elevated Obstacle Course and so much more entertainment for all ages, in addition to the Resort being situated on the pristine Wooli Wooli River.Boasting some of the biggest caravan & camping sites along the NSW/QLD coast, we truly understand that you need room to move and the space to make it your place. Whether it's a spectacular Riverview or an Ensuite with a loo, Solitary Islands Resort has it for you. Tree lined to provide shade and privacy, our sites are famous for being spacious- you’ll feel like you’re the only one here.This family owned and operated resort is the ideal destination to relax and immerse yourself in the untamed beauty that is Wooli and its surrounds. Bring your caravan, your tent or just your family. You’ll never want to leave Solitary Islands Marine Park Resort, but you will want to return year after year to this Northern NSW location.
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State Forest, Ocean Views

1 site · RV, Tent10 acres · Boambee, NSW
Come and camp in this quiet, peaceful location. Campers will be able to enjoy state forest access to explore wildlife or sit back, relax and take in the extensive views. There are also bush walks for guests to enjoy. There are few facilities here, tank water and a sawdust composting toilet, picnic table and small contained fire pit also... campers need to be self sufficient with optional own toilet/shower facilities and leave no trace. The camp site has had an upgrade beautification and facility program that is fully available. The property is in close proximity to the ocean and the city, just a 10 minute drive too the Coffs Harbour CBD. You're welcome to bring your pet, but they must be supervised and kept under control. Campfire are permitted in the provided fire area. Please note that some sites require 4WD access and are a steep climb (see photos). Caravan access is limited to small to medium length only. Large vans require assistance so not recommended for this site.
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Bush by the Sea

3 sites · RVs, Tents30 acres · Bucca, NSW
Beautiful picturesque property backing on to State Forest in the Bucca valley. ******entrance is via main road not via forest, use google maps**** IG - bucca_valley_blueberries FB - Bucca Valley Blueberries Only 5 minutes from beaches. Mountain biking, hiking & 4WDing directly at the back of property. Blueberries to pick December/January. Fresh honey & garlic from the property available, all chemical free. 5 minutes from shopping centre & Tavern. Lots of State forests; National Parks nearby to explore. Must be self contained with toilet/shower facilities and take all rubbish/waste with you on departure. Must be tidy, quiet and respectful. No animals allowed. 15 minutes from Coffs Harbour, 40 minutes from Grafton. Reserves the right to refuse bookings and ask guests to leave. Must respect owners property and privacy. Working property, with horses 🐴. Open to public for blueberry 🫐 picking in Christmas holidays. Can provide drinking water only. May allow camp fires in designated areas depending on fire bans. Private camp sites near dam. Check out Bucca Valley Blueberries 🫐 on Facebook and Insta https://www.instagram.com/reel/CrB-lN0vUzN/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
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The best camping near Emerald Beach guide

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About

A great destination for a family holiday, Emerald Beach is relatively calm when compared to its neighbours along the Coff Coast. Positioned alongside Look-At-Me-Now Headland, Emerald Beach receives great waves as well as having a protected corner for swimming. A nearby playground is the perfect place to wind down after a long day in the water. With cafÈs just steps from the water, camping near Emerald Beach will ensure you have everything that you could need for a pleasant day on the sand with the family.

Emerald Beach Caravan Parks

Situated in Coffs Coast Regional Park, Emerald Beach has big breaks for surfers and smaller waves for little ones. Spend hot summer days in the water or enjoying picturesque views along the Look At Me Now Headland Walk. Caravan parks in town are great for groups of all sizes and ages. Some feature power-equipped concrete slabs with perks like wifi, camp kitchens, and laundry facilities. Bongil Bongil National Park has more caravanning adventures. Start by setting up in nearby Urunga at riverfront caravan pitches with firepits, potable water, and boat ramps. Anglers can then cast rods in Bonville Creek and on the coast at Bundagen Head. Fall is the best time of year for fishing, but beachfront whale watching dominates the winter season—keep an eye on the coast when trekking the Bundagaree Rainforest Walk. Yuraygir National Park is another must-see locale, situated an hour from Emerald Beach. Plus, there are plenty of caravan campgrounds within the park offering amenities like picnic tables, drinking water, toilets, and BBQ facilities.

Nearby attractions

  • Ulidarra National Park is a beautiful park surrounded by rolling hills, dense forests, and pristine rivers. Campers can enjoy scenic walks and picnics in the park's lush surroundings.
  • Bongil Bongil National Park offers campers the chance to experience the natural beauty of pristine forests, sandy beaches, and lush vegetation. With plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities such as swimming and hiking, this park is a popular destination for nature lovers.
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park is a stunning wilderness area surrounded by rugged terrain and pristine rivers. With camping sites set among the natural beauty, campers can enjoy a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.
  • Dorrigo National Park offers campers the chance to experience the stunning beauty of the highlands, with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. With plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking and bird-watching, this park is a popular destination for nature lovers.
  • Trial Bay is a picturesque bay surrounded by pristine beaches, towering cliffs, and lush vegetation. With camping sites set among the natural beauty, campers can enjoy a peaceful escape from the noise and stress of modern life.

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