The best camping near Polblue State Conservation Area

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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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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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Echo Farm Cabin Hunter Springs

1 site · Lodging357 acres · Gloucester, NSW
Elevated property (1270m) with the Campers Shed overlooking the start of the Hunter River. The Campers Shed Sleeps 6 people, there is a kitchenette, BBQ (bring own gas and utensils) and flushing toilet. There is no drinking water, so please bring your own. No power, no shower (you can wash in river stream). The property is located approx 2km from Devils Arc, and there is a waterfall nearby. Campers will enjoy some snow in winter, bushwalking with nature, mountain biking, bow hunting (No firearms). Campfires allowed (when no fire ban) - there is plenty of timber around to cut your own firewood.
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Omadale Brook, Barrington Tops

3 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Omadale, NSW
Omadale Brook offers creek side camping at its best! Crystal clear, snow laced water, with amazing vista, wildlife a plenty and serenity. Find a peaceful place at Omadale Brook to camp and relax off grid. Great to stop and unwind or use as a base camp for 4WD to explore the stunning Barrington Tops including the famous Aussie Ark. The Historical Victoria Hotel is located just 13kms down the road, in Moonan Flat. Omadale is a historical Brook (nee Creek for those not of Scottish decent), originating in the heart of the Barrington Tops at Pole Blue, flowing down to meet the mighty Hunter River, the camp site is located at the bottom of the Brook just before it meets the Hunter River. You can set up on either site as a group or simply as a single camper.
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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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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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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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Roma Orchard - Hunter Valley

14 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents35 acres · Omadale, NSW
Set on 35 acres at the junction of the Omadale Brook and Hunter River, Roma Orchard offers you the chance to escape and unwind at the head of the Upper Hunter. Ideally located just 3.5 hours from Sydney or 45 minutes from Scone, Roma Orchard has been run by the Tilse family for 6 generations and now welcomes guests from far and wide to stop, relax and enjoy the picturesque surrounds of the apple orchard and vineyard. The Orchard Lodge was officially opened on the 20th September 1992, Over time, accommodation on Roma Orchard has expanded  to now include the recently renovated Roma Cottage and campground. Whether you're looking for an event venue, holiday retreat, family getaway, or wedding destination, we welcome you to find your space on Roma Orchard.
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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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Neverland

21 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Bridgman, NSW
At Neverland, you'll find 100 acres of beautiful flat land, perfect for a camping getaway. There is a large dam for swimming and kayaking, with kayaks provided free of charge. Enjoy a hike in nature or take the bike around the tracks nearby. Plenty of space for campers to find their own private nook, and for larger groups to spread out comfortably. The property is just 15 minutes from Singleton main street, and also just 15 minutes from Lake St Clair! A great spot for boating! Campfires are welcome, and we can provide a firepit if you require. We also have a camp kitchen you are welcome to use. Access to the property is good, larger caravans and rigs shouldn't have any issues finding a great spot to set up.
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Bonneydoon

21 sites · RVs, Tents640 acres · Main Creek, NSW
With over 600 acres of private natural forest, valleys, and mountain top look outs, there's more room to explore than you could possibly cover in one visit.Bordering world heritage listed Barrington Tops national park, the views seem to go on forever, and natural beauty that truly takes your breath away.Previously owned by Yoga australia for 20yrs, upon entering this hilltop getaway, it's easy to understand why this beautiful location has been a highly sought after retreat to relax and unwind.Close to so many wonderful locations and activities in the local Dungog area, there's many options to enjoy.Or just sit back and enjoy the serenity.At Bonneydoon you can visit Sunset Rock, The Big Fig that's hundred's of years old, walk the majestic flatbed rock creeks, etched out over a millennia, adorned with unique flora and fauna, or relax atop the camping grounds and see the mountain tops that seem to stretch on forever.
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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 best camping near Polblue State Conservation Area guide

Overview

About

Nestled atop the Barrington Tops plateau, Polblue State Conservation Area invites adventurers to explore its subalpine woodlands and marvel at the grandeur of Polblue Falls. With options for picnicking, wildlife spotting, and embracing the crisp mountain air, this World Heritage-listed site is a haven for nature enthusiasts. For those wishing to extend their stay, rustic camping at Horse Swamp campground offers a cosy retreat amid the wilderness.

Notable campgrounds

  • Horse Swamp campground - A rustic escape offering barbecue facilities and a chance to spot local wildlife.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early to secure your spot at the popular Horse Swamp campground.
  • Visit during off-peak seasons for better availability and a quieter experience.
  • Check for cancellations regularly as plans change and spots may open up.
  • Explore nearby camping options for alternative stays if Horse Swamp is full.

When to go

The best time to visit Polblue State Conservation Area is during the warmer months when the tracks are most accessible. Winter can be harsh, with snow occasionally blanketing the area, making some parts less accessible. Always check local alerts for current conditions before planning your trip.

Know before you go

  • Check current alerts for any closures or safety information before your visit.
  • Accessibility is limited; the rugged terrain may not be suitable for all visitors.
  • Prepare for all weather conditions; the area can be unpredictable, especially in winter.
  • No bins are provided; please take all trash with you to protect the biodiversity.
  • Pets are not permitted, ensuring the protection of the area's native wildlife.

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