River, stream, or creek camping in New South Wales

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River, stream, or creek camping in New South Wales

Beaches, snow-capped peaks, rainforest wilderness, and vast outback plains, NSW has it all.

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Undercliff Farm
58 sites · RVs, Tents325 acres · Undercliffe, NSWOur property is 325 acres of farm lifestyle, motorbike riding, natural bushland. We have a handful of cross bred cattle and a few sheep. Relax by the creek and enjoy the peace and quite. Our creek heads down to Undercliff Falls, and you can walk along the creek 20/30 minutes to get there or a short drive by road. Great swimming! Our campsites are comfortable and offer open areas, mostly natural bushlands and landscape. People that come to stay with us mainly use our place as a base camp to explore the Granite Belt. With the exception of dirt bike clubs and other clubs that request private usage. By appointment only. Extra fees and forms. Message us if you intend on bringing bikes. Due to an insurance condition, Motorbikes are allowed last weekend of the month & school holidays, no helmet, no riding, no excuses. Stay on tracks. Due to Hipcamp insurance can no longer offer on here. No Eftpos. Close walk to amenities and shelter. Please keep noise to a minimum after 10pm & remember noise travels at night. Electric four is our only powered area, but we do allow generators. Enjoy the creek frontage on Bookookarra Creek. Throw a line in to see if you can catch an eel. Walk to the creek at the camp area, watch the platypus play. Spy over 50 species of birds, if you're a keen bird watcher and don't forget to bring your camera. Bagged firewood is allowed an be purchased locally in Stanthorpe. Purchase on site is available as well. We do not allow you to go and get your own due to biosecurity. We also have a small three bedroom cottage, with fenced dog yard. There are two double rooms and one (twin share) with single beds. The cottage is fully self-contained. Dogs are welcome but must be supervised. Clean up after your dogs please. on leash when roaming around. Do not allow your dogs to intrude on other camps.
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AU$25
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Watton Airstrip
15 sites · RVs, Tents254 acres · Watton, NSWWatton 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 fresh from our friends at Sophie’s Staples. 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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AU$15
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Ol Dairy Camp 🏕
35 sites · RVs, Tents1547 acres · Bellangry, NSWOl Dairy Camp is located on a 1547 acre farm 45 km west of Port Macquarie with 15 maintained camp sites and 20 ‘choose your site' camp sites. Dedicated sites are mowed weekly and temporary fenced to keep livestock off. The campsites range from creek sites to mountain views. Telstra service plus outdoor wifi to most sites near the homestead.
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AU$20
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Crystal Creek Ranch
14 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents100 acres · Upper Crystal Creek, NSWWelcome to my beautiful 100 acres that backs on to Springbrook National Park. There are crystal clear freshwater creeks. Most campsites next to the creek. The property is mostly natural bush with some cleared patches for camping and horse grazing.Only 30 mins from natural arch and 20 mins to great fishing and crabbing in the tweed river. Dog friendly (must be well controlled no aggressive dogs).Drop toilets and hot showers.There are 2 cabins available each with private portable toilet and hot outdoor showers. Campfires permitted ( when fire bans not in place) and wood can be purchased in advance during booking process. No fire wood to be collected off property BYO or purchase in advance. Not a place for loud music and parties, happy for everyone to have fun but noise is restricted. If you are a disturbance to other campers you will be asked to leave without a refund.PLEASE READ THE CANCELLATION POLICY CAREFULLY BEFORE BOOKING!!!
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AU$20
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Stonepine Ridge 'where eagles fly'
31 sites · RVs, Tents1864 acres · Willsons Downfall, NSWSpace, scenic views, great mountain biking, abundant wildlife, peace and quiet. These best describe this 754 hectare (1864 acres) working cattle property. If you are interested in seeing more of the property outside of the camping areas, please let me know. You have the option of visiting other parts of the property so you can enjoy a whole day hiking in the bush through rain forest, steep inclines and across creeks and rivers. Stonepine Ridge is 'remote' - your camp sites are away from any dwellings - but you are still close enough to country towns across borders. There is plenty of space for social distancing. Most camp sites are 50 or more metres apart. The terrain is mostly treed with some cleared, pastured country. On the border with the Queensland town of Stanthorpe, Stonepine Ridge is close to the historic areas of Willsons Downfall and Amosfield in New South Wales. Home to many rivers that traverse the property from top to bottom, the Boonoo Boonoo and Bookookookarara rivers and Undercliffe and Boonoo Boono Falls are close by and are popular sites to spend a few hours walking/hiking and immersing yourself in the ambient countryside. The Boonoo Boonoo and Bald rock National Parks are also within this area. The beautiful New England town of Tenterfield is about 20 minutes drive from the falls and offers visitors many shopping and restaurant options. Be sure to stop en route to visit the World War 2 tank traps - (Australia's Maginot Line) and Thunderbolt's hideout. A short drive across the border into Queensland will give you access to the Girraween National Park and a host of wineries, coffee shops, restaurants and pubs. At Stonepine Ridge, some areas of the top country are accessible by 2WD when not wet but high suspension and 4wheel drive vehicles are recommended. This camping property is large and you will find no better place that allows for gentle as well as more advanced walking, hiking and mountain biking. The altitude on the property varies from 900m at the top down to 50m to the bottom. The temperature is variable with mostly cool nights, which makes for restful sleep and a nice fire to add to the ambience.
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AU$35
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2. Creekside is where the bus is parked (although the bus is no longer there!).
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Merimbula Bushcamping
17 sites · RVs, Tents200 acres · Bournda, NSW200 acres of scenic farm paddocks with seasonal creek, and forested hills adjoining the Bournda National Park. See kangaroos, wallabies and wombats and if you are lucky an echidna or deer! Horses also live here and are separate from the main camping area. We accept only a small number of campers to ensure everyone has a few acres each and peace and quiet to enjoy the natural surroundings. Sites are generally more secluded as go from 1 to 10. Sites are walking distance to a composting toilet (check site details). Good phone reception. Dogs welcome. They can go off leash if supervised during the day. No loud music. No loud parties. No motorbikes. No generators. Please keep noise to a minimum. 5 mins drive to Bournda NP and Lagoon/Island/Beach, more beaches, Tura Beach Woolworths, petrol station. 10 mins drive to Merimbula, Magic Mountain and Tathra. Showers; Hobart Beach, Bournda NP - 293 Bournda Road, Bournda. Beach showers in Merimbula (Spencer Park, Bar Beach, Fishpen, Ford Park) Pambula Beach (near the Surf Club, Lions Park Lookout, Rivermouth). Hot Showers - Next to SLSC, Andy Poole Drive, Tathra, Firepits provided. Firewood; There's plenty of kindling and small branches around so you can help yourself. Or BYO wood, BYO chainsaw (just ask, we can let you know where to cut wood), or pay us to bring some to you - we can bring it to you once you choose your exact spot.
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AU$26
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River Escape - Yarramundi
8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents25 acres · NSWCamp or enjoy a tiny house stay along the Hawkesbury Nepean River at Yarramundi - absolute river frontage, where you can leave the city behind and enjoy the serenity. Escape to this relaxing tiny home, situated along the Hawkesbury Nepean River, Yarramundi. Cruise along the calm waters of the river on one of our provided kayaks, cast a line and try your luck fishing, or relax on the deck and spot the wildlife passing by. Guests will love the calming, fresh and modern interior of our tiny houses, complete with chique simplicity and timber touches. With the blue mountains at your fingertips, this is the perfect spot to set up for a while and enjoy the property and it's surroundings. Just 1 hour drive from the Sydney CBD. Camping: We only accept families and couples bookings - no groups. We only take three bookings at one time - families or couples. If you'd like the camp area exclusively, please book all 3 sites. Please note there is a limit to one vehicle per site. Multiple vehicles requires multiple bookings. There are bathroom and shower facilities available, but please bring your own toiletries. Please bring everything you need and leave no trace. Small, well behaved dogs on leash allowed, due to farm animals on the property. The Glamping Tent is setup and ready for your arrival. Overlooking the Nepean Hawkesbury River your in for a treat, surrounded by nature and farm animals. Due to Covid - we ask you bring your own sleeping bags and pillows, torches. Included is a queen size blown up mattress and 3 stretcher beds, fire pit, camp cooking utensils, camping chairs, Glamping Tent all set up, picnic table. Also included is free use of kayaks, paddle boat, life jackets, gather your own firewood, a gorgeous river, and farm animals you can see up close.
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AU$120
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"Duck Downs" Snowy Mountains
6 sites · RVs, Tents150 acres · Dalgety, NSWRolling hills, Quite still. Few trees, Much to see. Many granite rocks, Like sheep in flocks....
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Binghi Station
45 sites · RVs, Tents4000 acres · NSWBinghi Station Located approximately 4.5hours from Brisbane, Queensland, or 1.5 hour drive west of Tenterfield, New South Wales. Binghi Station, once a large sheep station, was a thriving tin and gem mine from the late 1800 to mid 1900. Set on 4,000 acres of natural granite rock country and untouched overgrowth of lush tea tree bushlands, the sheer beauty of the land will, without a doubt, leave you breathless of its raw natural beauty. Binghi Station surrendered to the ravaging bush fires of 2019, however, after this devastation came some much needed rainfall which brought hope; the creation of new life in the form of rich, vibrant green country not seen since the 1980’s. You can explore endlessly on this raw outback property. Discover secret hideouts, come and enjoy a swim under our flowing waterfall (for those brave enough to during the winter months!) and simply relax and soak in pure wildlife beneath a million stars in the night sky. We strongly recommend access by 4WD only as the entry road has some slight hill climbs and bumps. Please ask for more details if necessary. The Gorge site is suited to swags, tents and camper trailers with 4WD access only. The Gorge not suited for Caravans due to access. Other locations are suited to off-road 4WD caravans and camper trailers. Binghi Station - an extraordinary place to make some truly wonderful family memories. :-)
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AU$20
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The River Orchard
24 sites · RVs, Tents165 acres · Eungella, NSWThe River Orchard is nestled between the Oxley River and Mt Warning. The working macadamia farm boasts four campsites each positioned in different nooks of the property giving guests the ultimate private experience. Only one group per campsite. Pets and campfires welcome. Hot water shower and toilet. The Flats Site - The Flats is an extra large site closest to the Oxley River enjoying direct water access with two levels. The first is sheltered by an overhanging sour cherry tree and overlooks the bottom plateau and swimming spot. This site is often visited by the neighbour's friendly cows and is a short three minute walk to the shower shed. Riverview Site - Riverview is perched on the raised riverbank looking down upon the swimming spot and rapids. A sprawling old tree shelters this extra spacious campsite ideal for large groups. We recommend Riverview for guests with younger children as it does not have direct river access and is the closest to the shower shed. The Pine Hideaway - This is our most private and stunning site. It looks out over the lotus flower filled dam to mountain panoramas and a secluded island. We look forward to welcoming you.
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AU$19
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Cadagi Farm Stay in Central West NSW
9 sites · RVs, Tents85 acres · Dubbo, NSWA tranquil 85 acre property with multiple options for your stay, along the banks of the Talbragar...
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Clarence River Wilderness Lodge
5 sites · RVs, Tents2500 acres · Tabulam, NSWClarence River Wilderness Lodge, just 3 hours from Brisbane is situated on the headwaters of the Clarence River in the rugged Great Dividing Range. A forgotten pocket of Australia where nature reigns supreme. Four thousand hectares of river crafted country has been preserved in a wildlife refuge that is noted for the diverse abundance of its native animals and the wild splendour of its scenery.Clarence River Wilderness Lodge offers families affordable camping within this pristine wilderness area. The Clarence River Wilderness Lodge operates based on environmentally sustainable principles. Solar power, minimal water use, bush regeneration and minimal impact policies are all part of your stay at this eco-friendly lodge.Pets are not permitted.
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AU$16
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Outdoor stays for every style

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Head north and south of Sydney and you’ll find more beaches than you can count, as well as lakes and winding rivers, thundering waterfalls, and lush rainforests. Beyond the sandstone curtain of the Great Dividing Range, with its gorges in the north and snow-covered alps in the south, stretch the western slopes and plains, full of country towns and hidden surprises. Head to the far west and you’ll find yourself on the edge of the Outback. With more national parks than any other state (and more diversity of landscapes, too) New South Wales delivers the goods when it comes to unforgettable getaways.

Where to Go

The Blue Mountains

Lace up your boots for one of Australia's best bushwalking destinations. The ridge of mountains two hours west of Sydney by road or train is a World Heritage-listed wonderland of sandstone canyons, waterfalls, valleys, and clifftop lookouts. The national park offers remote bush campsites, or you can go for a bit more comfort in one of the region’s many caravan and holiday parks. 

NSW North Coast

The coastline of northern NSW, from north of Newcastle to the Queensland border, is classic beach holiday territory. Almost every town has at least one caravan park, often with waterfront campsites, and most of the coastline is protected by national parks with fantastic camping spots and facilities. Flanked by the Great Dividing Range and World Heritage rainforests, the North Coast has Hipcampers spoilt for choice. 

NSW South Coast

Every bit as wild as the North Coast, the South Coast stretches south of Sydney to the Victorian border with a string of national parks, state forests, campgrounds, and seaside towns with family-friendly holiday parks. Kangaroos and wallabies graze the camping grounds and laze on the beaches, which have some of the whitest sand in the world. Kayak the waterways, bushwalk the forests, and soak in the views from the mountaintops.

Snowy Mountains

Alpine New South Wales, also known as the Snowy Mountains, stretches from the ACT south to the Victorian border along the spine of the Great Dividing Range. Along with hundreds of camping spots, the big attraction of Kosciuszko National Park—the largest national park in NSW—is Australia’s highest peak, Mount Kosciuszko. In winter, the area is a magnet for skiers, and in summer, fishing, bushwalking, and mountain biking reign supreme.

NSW Outback

The far western corner of NSW is a great introduction to the Outback, where endless red dust plains seem to stretch on forever under cloudless blue skies. Take a road trip out here and you'll see plenty of kangaroos and emus, but not many people. National parks such as Mungo, Mutawintji, and Kinchega offer superb camping spots, Aboriginal art sites, and stunning scenery.

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