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Myall Springs Lake

2 sites · RVs, Tents6800 acres · Manilla, NSW
Myall Springs is an organic beef and lamb farm 30km north of Gunnedah in NSW. We have a beautiful lake filled by natural spring water from two creeks that we would like to share with others. The lake covers 150 acres when full and is home to a huge variety of wildlife and fish Paddle boarding, wind surfing, kite surfing, water activities and swimming are welcome. Enjoy the wildlife and bird watching. Near by: Bush walking at Boonalla Cave and Kelvin hills 15km Lake keepit fishing and boating 30km
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Riverside Farm Retreat

50 sites · RVs500 acres · Narrabri, NSW
Riverside Farm Retreat is 13 km southeast of Narrabri. It is a horse breeding farm on the banks of the Namoi River, set over 500 acres, where guests can enjoy camping, fishing, canoeing, and relaxing. There is good access for caravans - to get to the property is all tarred roads, with no gates to open, just a cattle grid to cross. The camping area is spread over a beautiful, wide green grassed space, with plenty of level ground. There is an abundance of bird life here, including emus that roam freely, plus visiting kangaroos and cattle moseying down in the afternoon sunset to drink from the river opposite.
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Riverside Escape Off Grid Camping

25 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents18 acres · Manilla, NSW
A beautiful, off grid, riverside campground with amazing swimming hole on private property. This private campground is located in North West NSW. 50 minutes from Tamworth. Conveniently located 20 minutes outside the pretty town of Manilla and right on the river banks of the Namoi River. Also 20 minutes from beautiful Warrabah National Park. The campground is tucked away in a little valley overlooking an idyllic stretch of windy river with an amazing swimming hole, sandy beach, tranquil rapids and a beautiful, mesmerising, majestic rock. We have four primative campsites suited to all types of large and small, self sufficient campers in RV's, caravans, camp trailers, vans and tents. All sites are unique and positioned to enhance space and privacy as well as proximity and views of the river. They all showcase the varying, natural beauty and characteristics of the landscape. You can also book our amazing, award winning glamping tent. We are not a party campsite. Our little slice of paradise is for peace and relaxation. We also need to respect and encourage the presence and abundance of birds and animals and continue to ensure it is a peaceful and quiet home for them. You can enjoy your music just as long as other campsites and the local wildlife can't hear it. Manilla, only 20 minutes away has two dump points and water refill stations as well as a good number of shops to cater to all your needs during your stay. We are not in a high traffic area so you may get to enjoy having the place all to yourself. Our campsites have good access for all types of camp set ups and are not impacted by flooding. Nor do they become boggy in wet weather due to the high sand content in our soil. You could be sitting on the warm sandy bank overlooking the river and being captivated by the surrounding beauty and the magnificence of the swimming hole. This secret little piece of paradise has been untouched for 40 years and is home to an abundance of birdlife. Birds include the colourful Rainbow bee eaters, Kingfishers, Superb Fairy Wrens, Eastern Yellow Robins, Red Browed Finch and many more. A magical place that will delight your senses and make you feel relaxed and at peace. BYO camp toilet and leave no trace. Fish in the river; cod, cat, golden perch and carp. Well behaved dogs on leash and supervised at all times are welcome. If you would like to enquire about having the place to yourselves send me a message. ACCESS CONDITIONS: To help you decide if your set up is suitable you can google Riverside Escape Camping Manilla and find 2 videos on 23 and 25 May 2022 taken of me driving up and down the track to the campsites in my old Ford Courier that is NOT 4x4. There are lots of other useful videos to get a good sense of our campsite. You will also get a sense of the distance between each site. We recognise the Kamilaroi / Gomeroi people as the traditional custodians of this land.
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Shanty on Namoi Camping

16 sites · RVs60 acres · Narrabri, NSW
"Shanty On Namoi Camping" is a unique spacious camping area on my property on the banks of the Namoi Creek. Situated at Narrabri NSW 5kms from the edge of town. A gem of a spot with picturesque sunrises/sunsets. Go fishing, swimming, kayaking, boating also bush walking tracks bird watching or just sit back and enjoy the Tranquility. We DO NOT have TOILETS or shower SELF CONTAINED CAMPERS ONLY (NO DIGGING HOLES) PLEASE KEEP YOUR AREA CLEAN AND TIDY PLEASE TAKE OUT WHAT YOU BRING IN The top paddock has grassy mowed campsites, firepits scattered trees throughout and some sites overlooking the creek. The "Shanty" has been setup as an open kitchen with a sink, free water, 2 large tables with bench seats and a large fireplace Behind the "Shanty" is a bit more private spot with fire pits and trees. The bottom paddock has water frontage mowed campsites , firepits, a place to put your watercraft in or swim and go fishing. Dog friendly, provided they are well behaved, pickup after them. Open fires permitted at designated sites also your personal firepits. Firewood for you to pick up for free or other to be purchased. Directions: Heading South in town, Repco on your left, turn Right, or heading North turn Left at Repco onto Gibbons st, head straight down past Golf Club, Left onto The Island rd (a No through rd) about 2klms go over ONE cattle grid, about 200 mtrs (at a set of cattle yards) turn right, go through 2 large open / closed green gates go through to the next gate, you are at the camping grounds. You are welcome to choose where you "set up" on arrival. Single safe. Secured site, a great base to leave your caravan etc to go on day trips of various attractions to entertain you during your stay such as : Sawn Rocks, Mt Kaputar, Solar Observatory just to name a few. Easily accessible for All types of vehicles. All weather road. Drive through sites. We can be quite flexible on check in / check out times too. Wifi / Telstra / Optus mobile networks / TV reception. 5 mins to dump point, Please ring Bill on arrival ph: 0412 197 253 We look forward to welcoming you to our quiet peaceful patch on Namoi creek.
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Outback Fish Farm

20 sites · RVs, Tents250 acres · Jacks Creek, NSW
Set 10km outside of Narrabri on a dirt road is Narrabri Fish Farm. Camp in the serenity alongside 100 ponds. Take the daily fish feeding tour at 10.30am or explore the farm - book in advance or when you arrive. Flushing toilets and hot showers (also a new addition of the donkey shower) Campfires permitted (pending Fire bans, please check). Firewood available upon arrival. Cabins and kiosk coming soon. Fishing will be available from September 2024.
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Namoi Valley Escape

1 site · RV, Tent2000 acres · Manilla, NSW
We are located near Manilla, which lies 45km northwest of Tamworth. You can purchase all you need at the shopping centres there, or in Manilla where you can can pick up groceries and fuel. We are suitable for caravans or motorhomes with self contained toilets and showers as we have no facilities. There is a waste dump station in Manilla. Our property offers flat access from the road, with plenty of room to manoeuvre. We recommend 4WDs - please message us if you are unsure about your vehicle. You are welcome to camp near the river or in a hidden valley. Swim in the river and have a camp fire. Walk in the area, see the abundance of birds and wildlife. This is a hilly and mountainous area to explore, you are welcome to go fishing along the river bank, or bring a camera as it's a photographer's delight. Very private camping areas. Enjoy listening to the crackle of the campfire in the evenings. There is access to drinking water, but no amenities so you need to be a self-sufficient camper and bring your own camping toilet/shower. Well behaved pets welcome.
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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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Muluerindie

4 sites · RVs, Tents21 acres · Bendemeer, NSW
Located just outside Bendemeer, our property features 21 peaceful acres with frontage to the beautiful McDonald River and a nice flat shaded area for camping. This is the perfect getaway spot to relax, complete with platypus, wombats and amazing bird life, fishing for trout and yellow belly. Lots of kayaking and swimming in summer, and plenty in winter too if you're brave!). We're around 30 mins from Tamworth where you can find all the supermarkets and supply stores to meet your camping gear needs, and there's lots of great cafes and restaurants too. Power is available if required but not next to the river. Camp next to the river (4WD access only) with your tent or rooftop set up or park uphill overlooking the river with your caravan or motor home, it's only a little further away (100 metres) with power available. Campfires allowed at both locations ( fire season permitting) you will need to bring your own wood. We welcome self-contained campers who bring their own camping toilet/ shower. Rain water is available for campers and caravans as required, and there is access to rubbish facilities. ​Your well behaved pet is welcome to camp with you.
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The Valley

2 sites · RVs, Tents200 acres · Bullawa Creek, NSW
Located 25 minutes from Narrabri CBD on 200 acres at the foothills of Mount Kaputar with 360 degree mountain views, The Valley is your perfect farm camping escape. With the National Park bordering the property where there are several bush walking tracks, lookout points, 4WD tracks, Aboriginal sites, picnic locations, wildlife encounters, bike riding tracks, historical heritage, waterfalls and swimming locations. Pitch your tent or park your RV, there is plenty of room for you with us at the Valley. Nestled in at the very base of the Mount Kaputar National Park, with breath taking 360 degree mountain views. A firepit provided with wood available for purchase.​ You need to be a self-contained camper with your own camping toilet/shower, and drinking water. There is a picnic table for camp meals and access to rubbish facilities. ​Pets welcome, please ensure your pet is restrained if it's likely to chase our livestock. 4WDs are recommended to access our property, and are required in wet conditions.
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Tinylicious

2 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · Narrabri, NSW
Tinylicious Bed and Breakfast is Located 20km from Narrabri town centre on the way to Mount Kaputar Reconnect with nature at this unforgettable escape with views of Mount Kaputar & Mount Ningadhun in a custom offgrid Tiny House with a massive skylight in the loft for star gazing, each window captures the amazing views, experience offgrid living in style Situated on Kaputar Rd, set on 33 acres with Bullawa Creek access Eggs, Bacon, Sausages, Hashbrowns + a surprise treat included Bird avairy, bird cage & indoor bird perch available for your feathered friend (chat to host for other pets) The space One very unique space with amazing views of Mount Kaputar, watch the stars before you sleep with a massive skylight that automatically opens with a shutterblind for during the day to keep the heat and sunlight out with automatic shut feature when it rains. Windows have a view of Mt Kaputar & Mt Ningadhun or of the property, the loft features a cosy eva memory foam matress & pillows with hemp linen + bamboo quilt & blanket, cushions + handnitted throwover are also on the couch which can also be converted into a 2nd bed (no blankets etc provided for 2nd bed option) --- We also have 1 camp spot which caters for up to 6 Campers when we have no Tiny House bookings, also we allow camping music events on the property for up 100 guests
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Mountain View

2 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Hallsville, NSW
A great 5 acre block with mountain views. we are just 10 minutes out of Tamworth not far from Manilla Road. The property is quiet and safe, situated in a dead end street. Just leave the van and explore the region then come back at the end of the day to watch the sun set behind the distant mountains.
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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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The best camping near Mount Surprise guide

Overview

About

Nestled in the heart of the New England Tablelands, Mount Surprise is a small town with a big heart. With its rolling hills, lush green pastures and stunning views of the surrounding countryside, it's easy to see why this charming town has become a popular destination for visitors. From its quaint cafes and pubs to its historic buildings and churches, Mount Surprise offers something for everyone. Whether you're looking for a peaceful getaway or an adventure-filled holiday, this picturesque town is sure to provide an unforgettable experience for anyone camping nearby.

When to go

The ideal time to visit Mount Surprise is during the cooler months, from April to September, when the weather is most pleasant for outdoor activities. Summer can bring intense heat, making it less comfortable for hiking and exploration. Plan your trip outside of school holidays to avoid the busiest periods.

Know before you go

  • Check weather conditions before your visit, as Mount Surprise can experience sudden changes.
  • Ensure you have a valid park pass and adhere to park regulations to protect the environment.
  • Wear appropriate footwear and clothing for rugged terrain and variable weather.
  • Be mindful of local wildlife and maintain a safe distance at all times.
  • Carry sufficient water, as sources may be scarce in remote areas of the park.

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