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Fame Mountain Camp - pets welcome

7 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Pindimar, NSW
We are a "farm stay" style camp in an actively managed pine forest located in the middle of the north shore of Port Stephens. There is lots of space for campers so you will have privacy whilst you enjoy your camping adventure.Our property is conveniently located just 5 mins off the Pacific Highway but a world away. You'll be 2 mins away from Pindimar Beach and 11 mins from Bennetts beach and Jimmy's beach. Good fishing pretty much everywhere you can wet a line. We have clean flush toilets and showers facilities. The campsite has good Mobile Phone Signal. Free firewood. Each campsite has its own fire pit. Pets are welcome, but please pick up after them. We have a gentle and well trained German Shepherd who adores kids but she likes to stay inside the house and doesn't wander around the campsites . Important Note: PLEASE PUT OUT YOUR CAMPFIRE WHEN YOU LEAVE YOUR CAMPSITE TO AVOID STARTING A BUSH FIRE. NO LOUD MUSIC AFTER 10:00 PM. IF You Have more than 1 camper trailer or caravan or more than 3 vehicles/site please contact host before booking. Please note this property is a working private pine forest. Therefore, as and when the weather is right we could be, logging the forest, milling the logs, or drying the large dimension traditional timber framing lumber. In the near future we will be running sustainable building classes from the property. i.e. showing people how to economically build their own tiny homes using timber sourced from their own land.
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River Front Campsites

6 sites · RVs, Tents262 acres · Invergordon, NSW
We wish to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the Worimi, Gringai and Biripi people the custodians, spiritual and cultural owners of these lands on which the Gloucester River runs. River Front Campsites (formerly Roseleigh Farm Camping) is a picturesque camping area on the eastern edge of the Barrington Tops National Park (Gloucester Tops) and nestled on the banks of the crystal clear Gloucester River. A great spot for families and groups of all ages who love wide open natural spaces. A place to relax and enjoy the amazing mountain scenery, fabulous sunsets and bird life local to the area, from Wedge-tailed Eagles, Blue Wrens, an array of Parrots, along with other wildlife that graze the land. If you want to indulge in the natural wonders of the area, there are numerous walking trails in the nearby Gloucester Tops National Park, swim in the crystal clear water of the Gloucester River. Do some Bird watching. Other things to do around the area, Gloucester Farmers Market (monthly), Local Wineries, Cafes, Art Gallery and Museum. We are an active beef cattle farm. We run approximately 80 head of cattle. You will see our herd of cattle across the paddocks, which includes pregnant cows, younger cows, calves, and Charlie our bull. We also have 3 horses that love a pat, carrots and apples. We will endeavour to run our cattle outside of the paddocks containing the campsites. For this reason, we ONLY allow dogs to stay if they remain on a lead or are well controlled. There are 6 sites to choose from beside the flowing river to set up your campsite, with shady areas, spacious grassy areas for the kids to run around or just relax and enjoy the surroundings. All of our campsites are perfect for having a campfire (fire season dependent). No rubbish can be burnt in any campfires at all. Each Site will have a fire pit. BYO wood or purchase a bag for $20 from farm. These are sites only and NO toilet or shower facilities are provided, or freshwater. You will need to bring your own camping toilet or self contained caravan/ camper. (There are dump points located in Gloucester and Stroud townships, both approximately 40 min away). Access to River Front Campsites (formerly Roseleigh farm Camping) is partially by 12kms of gravel council managed road with 6 water crossings. Easily accessible by 4WD and 2WD vehicles. Flood detour road available if needed. There is no rubbish collection on the campsites. You will be required to take all rubbish off the property when you leave. THERE IS NO MOBILE RECEPTION. We look forward to you visiting our farm!
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Dungog Showground Camping

18 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Dungog, NSW
Dungog Shire is in the Hunter Region of NSW and is renowned for its forests, mountains and picturesque river villages. Go for a scenic drive through historical villages, you will find beautiful picnic areas or take a walk in the World Heritage listed Barrington Tops National Park. Dungog is bordered in the north by the Barrington Tops plateau, which is part of the Great Dividing Range. The Shire consists predominantly of very rugged to hilly country which becomes less rugged from north to south.
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Camp Coola

5 sites · RVs, Tents500 acres · Bowman, NSW
Camp Coola is on a beautiful farm on the Bowman River, less than half an hour from Gloucester NSW. Camping is private and rural, choices include: The River Flat paddock. The Rainforest Camp (4wd access only) And a few other private spots we can show you if you want to immerse yourself in nature. Birds galore, Koalas & Wallabies abound. Only 40 mins to the spectacular Barrington Tops National Park. Just a bit over an hour to the beaches of Forster / Tuncurry. We can offer extra services by arrangement, such as; - Looking after your dog/s if you wish to visit Barrington Tops National Park. - Lamb / Calf bottle feeding. - Cow milking. - Firewood supply and delivery to your camp site - we will even get your fire set ready to light when you arrive, or even light the fire for you before you arrive. - Patting / grooming / feeding the horses. - Use of yards should you wish to bring a pony / horse.
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The Riverside Farm Escape Minimbah

26 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents103 acres · Forster, NSW
The Riverside Farm Escape is a family owned cattle farm situated on the Wang Wauk River in Minimbah on the Mid North Coast of NSW. Our property has very well maintained, grassy camping ground, RV stop and modern 2 bedroom vanhome/cabin that overlooks the picturesque Wang Wauk River that feeds the magnificent Wallis Lakes. The Riverside property is 103 acres of rich farmland and has over 500 meters of river frontage, ideal for kayaking, paddle boarding and fishing, with water access to Forster / Tuncurry. The property also boasts a beautiful dam, full of flowering lillies, great for the kids to kayak and swim in. We have lots of natural bush and wildlife including wallabies, kangaroos, lizards and native birds. Camp grounds are accessible via 2wd/4wd (Non-powered and powered sites) Family friendly Pets welcome (on leash) Fire Pits provided for all sites Firewood available for purchase from host Local Attractions: NABIAC VILLAGE (7MINS AWAY) - Supermarket, cafes, chemist, Hotel/pub, Post office, Dump point, potable water, Artisan Farmer - paddock to plate. Tuncurry/Forster (25 MINS AWAY) - Beaches, restaurants, entertainment, shopping Barrington Tops (25 Mins) Blueys Beach (50 mins) Port Macquarie (60mins)
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Dungog Horseshoe Camp

4 sites · RVs, Tents30 acres · Fosterton, NSW
We are located in the Dungog Shire, in the Hunter Region of NSW. This area is renowned for its forests, mountains and picturesque river villages. Horseshoe camp is a perfect location for couples or families to get away for a short or extended stay. The Barrington Tops National Park, State Forests, Chichester Dam, river systems as well as the historic and scenic character of the area provide for a stunning experience. There's plenty of sightseeing and exploring awaiting visitors to this area. The seclusion and privacy of Horseshoe camp allows for total relaxation in a beautiful rural setting providing an escape from the hustle and bustle of work and city life. We are a quiet camp and cater for like minded guests who enjoy nature and their own space. Horseshoe was originally a small dairy farm with a history going back to the 1800's. The land comprises fertile river flats surrounded by the Williams River. The higher land comprises mainly forested areas with some sites offering good views over the countryside. There are several campsites to choose from including some situated on the banks of the Williams River. Your choice and subject to weather conditions. Allowing only three sites to be occupied ensures privacy for our guests, Horseshoe camp is only 10 minutes drive, (7km) from Dungog township. Please note, our river sites may not always be available-subject to flooding or boggy access track.
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Fernbrook

8 sites · RVs, Tents130 acres · Stroud Road, NSW
Nestled within the picturesque Karuah River catchment area, Fernbrook is a working poultry and cattle farm, set over eight peaceful acres, and just five km away from the historic Stroud township. Spend evenings around the firepits (when fire restrictions are not in place), roasting marshmallows and stargazing under the night sky. Mornings are filled with the melodies of birds and wildlife, allowing you to truly reconnect with nature. Encounter local Red Necked Wallabies, Eastern Grey Roos, and the occasional Echidna. A haven for birdwatchers, the area teems with bird life, including King Parrots, Eastern and Crimson Rosellas, Kookaburras, Yellow Tailed and Glossy Black Cockatoos, satin bowerbirds, and various honey eaters. Mill Creek, which runs through the property, offers Bass fishing and summertime paddling and swimming opportunities. There is a short walking trail along the eastern bank of the creek to another small picnic area. Keep in mind this trail was created by and is shared with the local wildlife. Adventure awaits just minutes from our property, as kilometers of public bush tracks cater to hiking and mountain biking enthusiasts. Alternatively, explore the charm of Stroud, with its country pub, golf club, shops, cafes, and free public swimming pool. Local conveniences include our friendly country butcher and IGA supermarket. With roots dating back to the late 1820s, Stroud boasts a rich history as the headquarters of the Australian Agricultural Company. Join us each July for the renowned Stroud Brick throwing competition! The camping area is caravan-friendly, but mindful access during wet weather is crucial to preserving the landscape. Fernbrook welcomes your furry companions too but requires dogs to be supervised and leashed at all times for their safety and that of our livestock. Leaving dogs off-leash may lead to eviction without refund, and any harm to livestock or dogs must be avoided. Basic amenities include a toilet (please bring your own environmentally friendly toilet paper) and shower. Campers may use our rainwater to fill their tanks, and hot water connections are available, with campers providing their own gas bottles. A small kitchenette equipped with a sink, cupboards, microwave, and power outlets for fry pans is available, with clear labeling of personal belongings. We provide firepits for your enjoyment and offer firewood upon request for a fee. Alternatively, campers may bring their own firewood. Please remember to take all waste with you upon departure.
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Evermore Farm on Barrington River

20 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Gloucester, NSW
RIVER SIDE CAMPSITES Located on the renowned Barrington Flats, boasting an impressive 1km stretch of riverfrontage, Evermore offers travelers a serene retreat. A leisurely pathway meanders through the bushes, perfect for birdwatching and peaceful moments of platypus spotting. As a working farm, there's a delightful opportunity to interact with our Guernsey milking cow, Verla, and our friendly Angus herd that is always eager for a nibble of hay. This historic farm has been tended by our family since 1920, with the current generation marking the sixth to nurture the legacy of the "Everett Guernsey Stud" Farm. Ample space is available for parking larger vans and self-contained camping units. For those who prefer a more traditional camping experience, designated areas cater to tents and smaller setups. Greeting you at the farm's entrance is our remarkable Dairy Hall, which has long served as a gathering point. The centerpiece is a remarkable hand-crafted table that comfortably accommodates up to 50 guests. This setting provides an ideal backdrop for forging new friendships and crafting everlasting memories and adventures. The farm's allure has also drawn a myriad of artists to our fold. With this inspiring backdrop, we curate workshops such as felting, sketching, and painting, allowing participants to explore new creative avenues. Should you wish to partake, these workshops can be easily arranged.
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Glenmoore

6 sites · RVs, Tents250 acres · Chichester, NSW
We have 250 acres in the Chichester Valley, we grow chemical-free vegetables and farm cattle. We have campsites on the Chichester River and we are in the water catchment area for the Chichester Dam. Suitable for caravans, camper trailers, tents, motor-homes etc. Good access, 4WD not required & plenty of site options. There is no mobile reception here (unless you climb the hills!). Dogs are not permitted due to livestock. Campfires permitted when restrictions aren't in place, firewood for sale by the small garden trailer load, see photo. Tank water available at the house if required. No amenities so campers must be self-contained and leave no trace. There is a dump site in Dungog Showground, bring a CHEMICAL TOILET ! All campsites are by the river, you can bring your own fire wood. Price is per person. Kids under 12 stay free!
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Ingenia Holidays Old Bar Beach

145 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Old Bar, NSW
Breathe in the refreshing coastal air at Ingenia Holiday Parks Old Bar Beach, the park is located on beautiful Old Bar Beach making this the perfect place to stay on your next family holiday. Old Bar Beach is a pet-friendly (leash-off) patrolled beach known for its clear water and long sandy coastline. Ingenia Holiday Parks Old Bar Beach can be found on the sunny mid-north coast of NSW 3.5 hours drive from Sydney, making this the ideal stop for a long weekend or a cheeky midweek getaway. There is an array of accommodation options available to suit all, including powered sites perfect for caravanners, unpowered sites for those who enjoy camping, and ensuite sites for travelers who enjoy a little bit of luxury. For those who don’t have your own camping equipment Ingenia Holidays Old Bar Beach also has a range of cabins and cottages to suit all budgets and families. The park is fully equipped for a family-friendly holiday boasting a large swimming pool and playground, camp kitchen, BBQ area as well a large amenities block. Once you have finished exploring the park there is plenty to do in the local area including surfing, beach fishing, kayaking, and amazing bush walking trails just minutes from your doorstep. If eating is your ideal way to spend time during your holiday you are in luck! you will find loads of cafes and restaurants in the town center, only a few minutes drive from the park. Ingenia Holidays Old Bar Beach is the perfect family-friendly holiday to unwind and get back to nature, whether you are chilling at the park itself or exploring the local area you will leave feeling rejuvenated.
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MaMiKa Herefords

3 sites · RVs, Tents380 acres · Gloucester, NSW
An exclusive, natural camping experience. Our property is located on the beautiful Gloucester River under the picturesque Bucketts Mountains. The river is a fresh mountain river running from the foothills of Barrington Tops. We are an active beef cattle farm. We run approximately 130 head of cattle. You will see our herds of cattle across the paddocks, which includes pregnant cows, young cattle, our calves, and of course Bentley our bull. We will endeavour to run our cattle outside of the paddocks containing the campsites, however in the event we need to use these paddocks, the campsite will be secured by temporary electric fencing to ensure your safety. For this reason, we ONLY allow dogs to stay if they remain on a lead or tethered run at all times. If a dog is sighted off a leash, you will be asked to leave, and you will not be refunded any visit. The Bucketts are within the country belonging to the Biripi and Worimi peoples, with Gloucester being known as Mookibakh. In the native language, the Bucketts mountains (the Buccan Buccan) means the “father of stones looking down on sacred land.” We certainly think you will agree when you see our beautiful campsites! Most of the year the river is lovely and clear and ideal for swimming, fishing, photography or just enjoying. There is also some really nice bike riding and walking opportunities around the Gloucester Memorial Park. We are a short 5 minute drive from Gloucester CBD with lovely cafes and shops. We are approximately 1 hour 15 minutes from Barrington Tops should you wish to visit. You are likely to see a variety of birdlife including Wedgetail Eagles, Black Cockatoos, Black Shouldered Kites, Kookaburras and Butcher Birds. You may also see some native animals including kangaroos, possums, echidnas and you may even see a platypus or turtle in the river, if you are lucky! All of our campsites are perfect for having a campfire (fire season dependent). Also be sure to bring your telescope as you’ll be amazed at the stargazing at night with no light pollution or other pollution for that matter. The night sky is truly a sight to see with clear viewings of the Milky Way, Southern Cross, Scorpion and Orion’s Belt. Countless hours could be spent watching the stars and looking for constellations. Our property is ideal for self-contained vans, camper trailers, medium motor homes, tents or swags, it’s up to you. There are no toilets so only suitable if you have your own toilet facilities and take away all waste when you leave. All toilet waste, leaving our property is very important and an absolutely essential requirement for all visitors. There is no rubbish collection on the campsites. You will be required to take all rubbish off the property when you leave. No rubbish can be burnt in any campfires at all. There is bins in the township of Gloucester. There is also no fresh water on supply for our campers. You should bring sufficient water with you before entering the property. The river is melted mountain ice, ad rain fall run off, hence you can drink it if you are satisfied with its purity. However, we do not provide drinking or potable water. You will have very good mobile and internet coverage across the property. Besides Gloucester, Dungog and historic Stroud village are nearby as well as Barrington Tops World Heritage wilderness area and national park. We have only recently opened up our property for guests and we are sure you will enjoy it far more than a crowded traditional caravan park or campground. NB - the following is fire season depedent. We do also have some limited bags of firewood for sale at $20 a bag - let us know when you book if you need some. You can also bring your own firewood if you wish. It is essential that you ensure the fire is completely out before leaving the fire. Our campsites are in active paddocks and hence the risk of fire spreading is real. We trust our campers to make sure the fire is either put out with water or has completely died out. When you make a reservation at the property we will always endeavour to put you in your preferred location as best we can. However if we are impacted by adverse weather or need to run cattle on certain parts of the farm then we may need to make a change to the actual site you are in and trust you understand. Additionally, offer farm tours which include hand feeding of cattle, an overview of the operation and some interesting facts on running a breeding cattle farm. The farm tours are $50 for 2 people for an hour. Extra people are $10 per head to a max of 4 people per tour. Advise us if you would like to book a farm tour when you book and we can coordinate a time for you. We look forward to you visiting our farm!
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Sugar Creek Dream. Rainforest Oasis

8 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Bungwahl, NSW
This property is situated between Smiths Lake and the rainforests of Wallingat National Park. A 15 min drive to the beautiful Seal Rocks, Submarine Beach and Treachery Beach, 12 minutes drive to Blueys Beach, Boomerang, Elizabeth and Shelley Beaches, a 25 min drive to Foster town and also 20 min drive, further up Sugar Creek Rd. to the Whoota Whoota lookout which is located in Wallingat National Park. It is a 25 acre property that is home to an abundance diversity of flora and fauna. It's a beautiful spot for birdwatching (or listening), relaxing under the trees with a picnic, chilling in a hammock or going for a day trip to some of the beauty of the surrounding region. Some perks of the place include: Our brand new camp kitchen equiped with many conveniences of home. Large barbeque kitchen, fridge, showers. Sites with firepits. Dried, hardwood for sale at $10 per crate. The first one is complimentary! Dog friendly. Space, privacy, tranquility. **** Whether you are active or not there is so much here for you. Yes you can surf, hike, horse ride, fish, bike ride. Within 15 mins drive you have the ocean side of Seal Rocks, the Lakesides of Myall Lakes National Park, the forests of Wallingat National Park and so many more incredible places. You can venture out into the madness (particularly around holiday time) but then you can return to the magic and tranquility of your campsite. If you'd like a place where you can chill out, relax, rejuvenate your body mind or spirit, this is the place. You'll awake to the sound of our resident Kookaburras and sleep to the chorus of frogs. A friend once described it as a hundred shades of green. I adore this space and have been blessed with its surrounds and abundance for 20 years. My dream has always been to share it with others, hence the name. It is a sanctuary where humans can connect with nature.
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The best camping near Copeland Tops State Conservation Area guide

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Embark on an adventure through the lush trails of Copeland Tops State Conservation Area. This hidden gem offers a plethora of activities for nature enthusiasts, from scenic walks that unveil the area's rich biodiversity to historic heritage sites that whisper tales of the past. While the park does not feature campgrounds, its day-use areas provide the perfect setting for a picnic amid the calls of native birds.

When to go

The best time to visit Copeland Tops State Conservation Area is during the cooler months, from April to September, when the weather is mild and conducive for hiking and exploring. Summer can be quite warm, making it less ideal for strenuous activities.

Know before you go

  • Check for local alerts and park closures before your visit to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
  • Wear appropriate footwear and clothing for bushwalking, as the terrain can be rugged.
  • Bring sufficient water and snacks, as there are no shops within the conservation area.
  • Respect the park's natural environment by staying on marked trails and taking your trash with you.
  • Be mindful of the park's wildlife; observe from a distance and do not feed the animals.

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