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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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The Nile Off Grid family farm

24 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents420 acres · Upper Nile, NSW
Set in the Capertee Valley, New South Wales, Upper Nile is nestled at the end of the road coming from Glen Alice. Surrounded by Majestic Cliffs our spectacular Valley invites people to take it all in, to make memories and get out amongst the landscape... Campers can chill out with friends, hike, explore, swim, help the owner or chat about living off grid. With shallow creeks , swimming hole, heated spa with a view, BBQ, picnic table, Cliffs, hiking/bushwalking, mountain biking, feeding the cows, sheep or chickens - you will have a great time. Campers can have private sites away from others or with multiple friends and their set ups! Local coffee shop based in Glen Alice is open Thursday to Sunday and offer great coffee, and food. Local sites also include Glen Davis, Dunns Swamp and the Glen Alice Trail. Get amongst nature, explore, rest and unwind. Fire pits available (some with bbq plate). Amazing views, gas bbq and picnic table on the hill. We also have a brand new tiny house available for accomodation. Self contained with kitchenette and bathroom. Offering spectacular views, fire pit, deck & outdoor shower. Note: we are a quiet camp, family, pet friendly, meaning a place of rest and adventure, not a place to blast music and annoy others. Please take parties & loud music elsewhere!!
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Old Bara aka "Baradise"

51 sites · RVs, Tents1100 acres · Mudgee, NSW
Old Bara is a stunning cattle property, often described as truly magical. Camp next to the creek and dogs are welcome! Old Bara offers so much more than just a place to park. Suitable for all size vehicles/vans/tents. Many sites available, avoid the crowds, we do not over crowd our campers. Only 25 mins easy drive to all the wonderful Mudgee wineries, cafes and restaurants. It's the perfect place to unwind and recharge the batteries. Give the kids a screen free holiday! Dogs are welcome as long as they on leads at all times except in the off leash paddock.
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Dalli's Campground

76 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents122 acres · Capertee, NSW
Located in the beautiful Capertee Valley, approximately 3 hours north west of Sydney, we would love to welcome you to Dalli's Campground. Flat, shady camping areas, plenty of wildlife, particularly birds, suitable for bush walkers and nature lovers. Get some friends together, bring your dog (we are pet friendly), throw your tents and bedding in the car and come visit! Accessible for all types of vehicles, including caravans, motor homes, camper vans (except FWD).Toilet (flushing) and hot shower facilities available. Full use of BBQ and pizza oven. Gas supplied. Camp kitchen area has servery with sink and hot water. Cutlery, crockery and saucepans provided. Campfires permitted in designated areas (subject to fire bans). Firewood can be brought onto site or purchased from the campground . Access to the orchard welcome (seasonal).Our campground is a great base to explore the Capertee Valley, including Garden of Stones, Turon and Capertee National Parks. Discover the famous Captertee Valley Bird Watching Trail. Only an hour away from historic Rylestone, Mudgee or Dunns' Swamp, and 20 mins to the old shale mines at Glen Davis.
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Farm Stay "Como Valley"@ Ben Bullen

17 sites · RVs, Tents1400 acres · Ben Bullen, NSW
We have a 1400 acre cattle and goat farm offering a lovely iconic bush camping getaway with creek, river and bush camping areas, great for nature lovers and those who enjoy peace and quiet, you can also enjoy the lovely views from the high spots on property. There is access to shared swimming holes, wildlife and bush walks on the property, bring your mountain bikes to ride and explore. There is plenty to do in the surrounding area! The property backs onto the Turon National Park and you will pass the Gardens of Stone National Park at the turn off to property (popular 4WD destination). It's a short drive to the absolutely spectacular Capertee Valley lookout which is the widest and second largest canyon in the world and also very popular for bird watching. You can also take a drive down to Glen Davis Shale Oil Works ruins or spend the day with a trip to the Mudgee Vineyards for some wine sampling! Or simply just kick back and enjoy the peacefulness of country life and take in the amazing star display at night. 4WD access.
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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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The Stockyard Experience

3 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents4000 acres · Mumbil, NSW
Stockyard Farm is a working farm that was established in 1858. Our 4,000 acre undulating property is an area that lots of animals also call home such as kangaroos, deers, wombats, goannas, echidnas, goats, sheep and cattle. Looking for some fun activities during your stay. We are located 5 minutes from the Burrendong Arboretum, only 7 minutes from Lake Burrendong where you can try your hand at activiites such as fishing, boating, swimming, kayaking, canoeing and much more. If you book one of our bell tent sites you can select to get a free access card to Lake Burrendong which lets you enter the Park as many times as you like totally free. If you don't mind a little drive we are only 1/2 an hour from the iconic Wellington Caves, 1 hour from Dubbo and Orange where you can visit wonderful attractions such as the Dubbo Western Plains Zoo, Old Dubbo Gaol, Orange Ophir Gold Mine, 1.5 hours from beautiful Mudgee wineries and much much more. There are plenty of tourist activities which surround our beautiful property that you can visit, that is if you wish to leave the serenity of Stockyard.
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Turon Gates

78 sites · Lodging, RVs100 acres · Palmers Oaky, NSW
Spread out over 6000 acres, Turon Gates is an authentic bush hideaway, tranquil and unspoilt around 2.5 hours from Sydney CBD with pet-friendly accommodation options. It is located in the Blue Mountains foothills, close to Katoomba, Mudgee, Bathurst & Lithgow. With well-built private rustic self-catering log cabins, glamping tents and campsites situated along 12 km of crystal clear trout stream and cottages with sensational mountain views, Turon Gates is an idyllic escape in the Australian bush. Enjoy waking up to the sounds of the bush, the chatter of the birds and the animals that come to the river for a drink. Turon Gates is abound with wildlife, kangaroos, wombats, platypus, echidnas, possums and bush lizards are all part of the Turon experience! With lots of activities and unique places to visit nearby, there is much to do, or nothing to do - the choice is yours when you come to Turon Gates!
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Sandy Bottom Farm

1 site · RV, Tent900 acres · Baerami, NSW
Sandy Bottom Farm backs onto the Goulburn River National Park and offers direct river access. The river is mainly shallow with some swimming holes and just lovely to float down. The property offers 900 acres combining open valleys and sand stone cliffs, bush land and the river winding through.
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Rocklee Capertee

4 sites · RVs, Tents1000 acres · Kandos, NSW
Rocklee is on Wiradjuri land, a short drive from Capertee, surrounded by Gardens of Stone and Capertee national parks and the Mugii Murrum-ban State Conservation Area. Rocklee is 2.5 hours from Sydney and Dubbo. Rocklee has a mix of no-longer used paddocks, untouched bush, and two ephemeral creeks. Access is 4wd only, through the conservation area, which has beautiful pagodas and endless bushwalks. Hipcampers can choose from plenty of space where they'd like to set up camp. Please be careful as some paddocks are overgrown and fences have come down. Some areas of road across our property have wombat holes so drive slowly and be careful. There are no amenities here, campers need to be self contained and leave no trace.
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The Gateway-Hargraves Bushland

1 site · RV, Tent25 acres · Hargraves, NSW
3 x 25 acre blocks were originally subdivided prior to the 1980's by the previous owners of Biara for each his 3 sons. He gifted each of his sons one of these 25 acre parcels of land. It seems the 3 sons were not keen to stay around and eventually all three blocks were sold off. The Gateway is the end of these original 3 blocks. The site allows mainly for camping and relaxing although there are numerous dirt roads to explore, Mudgee wineries close by and Burrendong Dam not far away (accessible via Hill End Road near Erudgere). Hargraves is also known for it's alluvial gold deposits and fossickers still go there regularly to check out Louisa Creek. There is 15km's of dirt road which needs to be traveled to reach the property. Dependent on weather, and if it has been graded recently, this road can be in varying states of repair. In heavy rain it may be difficult to get 2WD access via the public road due to the clay content in the road . Kangaroo, wallaby, owl species, kookaburra, echidna, snakes, various lizards, including shinglebacks, are often seen on these roads and the property.
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Beelisco Honey Hipcamp

2 sites · RVs, Tents300 acres · Baerami Creek, NSW
Creek update: 10/06/2024. Very shallow water, but flowing and clear. Great for group bookings... just add your extra people to your booking so you will have the place to yourself with your group. We have firewood available to purchase in extras. $30 for an overfull wheelbarrow of great split wood. Large roomy grassy flat level campsites, so great to get away camping with friends or family, you choose your campsite. Beelisco Honey Hipcamp camping spot is set on 300acres located in the beautiful valley of Baerami Creek and surrounded by the amazing mountain views of Wollemi National Park. We are located just off the Bylong Valley Way, so a great spot to spend a night or two if travelling through. There are some amazing mountain views and a very tranquil peaceful camping spot. Tar sealed road all the way to the front gate and then only 150metres in on farm to your campsite on a very well-maintained road suitable for ALL vehicles. We have wide gate access to suit all vehicles/trailers of any size to go in and out and all sites are grassy and level. Great spot to relax, chill and take in the amazing country air and surroundings, relax by a fire, cook marshmallows or a camp oven feast. Walk down to the edge of this campsite and listen to the creek trickle past, go bushwalking, listen to the birds and watch the Kangaroos. Of a night you will be amazed at how many stars you can see, it is just beautiful, so don't forget to look up. Campsite 1. Beelisco Honey Hipcamp BaeramiCreek There is an undercover area with picnic table, chairs and a sink for your use and if you have a smaller size tent or swags, please feel free to set it up under the undercover area as well. We also now have solar lights set up under the roof of the undercover area for you to use of a night. You just have to turn them on and they light up some of the undercover area. Walk down the track to the creek. We have a seasonal shallow creek that runs through the farm, which is so beautiful to just sit and relax on a summer's day, it has a sandy bottom. Campsite 2. Beelisco Honey Hipcamp creek site. This campsite is located on the creek edge, The creek is just a shallow creek flowing past, great for kids and Adults to just sit in and relax. Sometimes it will have more water in it than other times, it will depend on the rainfall in the mountains. But it is always shallow, so great for all kids and it has a sandy bottom. There is no wi-fi or phone service at Beelisco Honey Hipcamp, makes for a refreshing change get the kids and adults off their phones and back to just camping and talking to each other. So bring the board games, Cricket Bat, kids push bikes!! We have a Pit style toilet set up for those without on-board loo's. (please bring your own toilet paper) Pets are very welcome but must remain ON A LEAD at all times, for the respect for other campers and as we have Kangaroos Wombats Cattle and Horses on Farm. We are just under 3 hours from Sydney, 1.5 hours from Newcastle and 20min from the small country town of Denman or 15min to Sandy Hollow. Please put in ‘Beelisco Honey’ into google maps to see how far we are from you. Sandy Hollow has a pub with very yummy meals. Only 15minsin to Sandy Hollow from camp. Find their menu on their FB page. Sandy Hollow Tourist Hotel. Denman (approx 20 min drive from camp) Denman still has that ol country charm feel about it and is well worth the visit. Denman has fine wine and liqueurs, (make sure you check out.. Hunter Valley Liqueurs and Baerami Olives) Denman has plenty of places to eat with amazing food. A lovely country feel main street with lots of little shops to browse through. Also a local butcher shop to get all of your meat for your stay (The Chop Shop Butchery Denman) If you go into Denman don't forget to check out the Denman Craft Shop located on the corner in with the information centre, across from both pubs. They have all of the local arts, crafts and our Delicious Beelisco Honey. Well worth the visit. Our farm is a family run business with Husband, wife and 2 young boys, we run horses and cattle all year round and grow Lucerne hay on a few large flats around the farm. We also produce farm fresh pure raw bush Honey (Beelisco Honey) We hope you enjoy your tranquil camping experience and feel relaxed and refreshed. Directions: For directions enter "Beelisco Honey" into google maps. OR We are located on Baerami Creek Road at Baerami Creek NSW 2333. Once you turn onto Baerami Creek Road (tar sealed road) off Bylong Valley Way we are the 2nd gate on the right (2nd Property In) just around the first bend in the road. We have a white horse float letter box (only Letter box size) with a small hipcamp sign underneath and a Beelisco Honey sign on the fence. (Font gate entry picture in pictures) Any question's please feel free to send me a message or give me a call. Find us on Facebook. Beelisco Honey Hipcamp Baerami Creek NSW
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The best camping near Windamere Dam guide

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A popular sport and recreation destination, Windamere Dam is just several hours inland from Newcastle and is a great day trip for those camping near the Blue Mountains. Plenty of trails and stunning scenery offer hours of entertainment for bushwalkers and nature lovers. 

The lake itself is great for watersports and fishing. Take to the water with the nearby boat ramp at Cudgegong Waters Park and enjoy your day on the lake. Looking to fish? Lake Windamere is stocked with cod, perch, and catfish and Rainbow Trout can be found downriver from the towering Windamere Dam.

Nearby attractions

  • Set along the picturesque banks of the Cudgegong River, Mudgee’s rolling hills are famous for their award-winning wineries. 
  • A World Heritage-Listed wonderland in the northern Blue Mountains, Wollemi National Park is home to a long list of stunning natural attractions.
  • Australia’s first inland city, Goulburn is known for its exciting events and for being surrounded by seemingly endless outdoor adventures. 
  • Serene walking trails and a 90km river wind their way through the flourishing forest in Goulburn River National Park.
  • West of the Blue Mountains, Capertee National Park is home to a range of wildlife and plants that can’t be found anywhere else in the world.

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