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Clarence River Wilderness Lodge

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· Tabulam, New South Wales
2500 acres
5 sites
5 RV/Tent
Clarence 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.
Activities
Biking
Hiking
Paddling
Off-roading (OHV)
Natural features
Forest
River, stream, or creek
Swimming hole
Mountainous
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Tabulam, New South Wales, AustraliaTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Stephen & R.Joined in September 2016
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26 ratings · 35 reviews
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Ant H.recommends
January 29, 2023
Silky Oak Campsite
I was looking for a large, isolated, quiet and picturesque campsite close to the river for my four kids and I, and Silky Oak nailed it! We will be coming back! And welcoming hosts were the icing on the cake😊.
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Peter T.recommends
January 29, 2023
Cascades Campsite
Magic spot to get away from it all and disconnect (literally). Cascades was a nice spot … given the time of year after about 11 it was hot with limited westerly shade. But the river was right there allowing you to cool down. Good amenities (little walk) and a magic location. Would definitely go again
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Kayla P.recommends
January 16, 2023
Kookaburra Campsite
Such an amazing spot! We stayed for one night in the general camping area under trees. The River is a beautiful spot to swim and canoes available for use. Will definitely be back and for a longer period of time!
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Sam L.recommends
January 11, 2023
Ironbark Campsite
Amazing part of the world. Pretty wild and bumpy road in, but 2WD friendly.
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Chris L.recommends
January 11, 2023
Ironbark Campsite
We need more people like this.
I would recommend the Wilderness Retreat property to anyone that is looking for a remote, yet comfortable and quiet camping experience. The hosts Sharon and Steve were most welcoming and helpful during our stay. They went out of their way to help our camping party when most required and we will be eternally grateful for kindness. The country side and the river were stunning and there was also an abundance of wildlife if you take the time to stop, look and listen. Thank you Sharon and Steve from Chris Tracey and family.
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Chris H.recommends
January 8, 2023
Cascades Campsite
Beautiful spot, well maintained, private, gorgeous river.
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Tom J.recommends
January 8, 2023
Ironbark Campsite
Lovely spot and friendly, helpful hosts. Very tranquil and not overcrowded. Will definately come back. Thanks
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Warren G.recommends
January 8, 2023
Cascades Campsite
Nice spot staff were great river was nice to swim in camp grounds well kept and shower was nice and hot. Had a bit of curious wildlife pop in as well
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Liz W.recommends
January 4, 2023
Ironbark Campsite
I loved camping at the Wilderness Retreat. Safe, canoeing, gold panning, rapids to cool down in, wildlife to watch and enjoy, friendly campers
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Nathan R.recommends
January 4, 2023
Silky Oak Campsite
Silky Oaks was a great site in a great property. Flat, clean well looked after sites with amenities close by if needed. Inviting river with free canoes and kayaks to explore or just splash about wherever you wish, we likes the rapids area!
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Dirk D.recommends
January 2, 2023
Kookaburra Campsite
Ahh the serenity!!!
Great spot close to water access and amenities. The hosts were fantastic, very friendly and helpful. Looking forward to visiting soon again.
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Tahlia F.recommends
December 31, 2022
Cascades Campsite
Beautiful spot. We booked the private cascades site. Big enough for 1 van set up. Short walk over river rocks to the river. Right by the river cascades. There were hot showers set up behind our spot but toilets were away further. We were self sufficient with our set up. Very steep and narrow for the road getting in. Would recommend 4wd if it was in the wet.
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Steve S.recommends
December 29, 2022
Cascades Campsite
River cool
Had a great 4 days there, owner was great. River was awesome for cooling down
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Alice B.recommends
December 27, 2022
The Rapids Campsite
This truly is a fantastic place to camp! Me and my family spent hours every day swimming in the beautiful river. In the evening we enjoyed jaffles by the camp fire. The camp sites are large, private and well kept. The landscape makes me think of “Lord of the Rings”. The owners are friendly and helpful. We will definitely be back!
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Mohd Saifudeen M.recommends
December 25, 2022
Kookaburra Campsite
It's great to camping here. Very nice and private. We enjoyed the canoe, swimming and there much more to do if you want.
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Carmel B.recommends
November 13, 2022
Cascades Campsite
We stayed at the cascade site. So peaceful and private with a short walk to the showers and drop toilet. The Kookaburras and a Goanna kept us company!! The view and sound of the rapids was very special. Great break away for a long weekend😊
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Nicholle D.recommends
October 16, 2022
The Rapids Campsite
Brilliant spot! What a gorgeous campsite, right by the river. It was a great 'switch off' from life - hiking, mountain biking and kayaking. Thank you so much to Steve and Sharon!
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Ashley R.recommends
October 5, 2022
Silky Oak Campsite
Riverside Bliss
If your looking to get away from the crowds and enjoy the unspoild wilderness, then this is definitely the spot for you. Several great campsites along the river, with composting toilets and hot showers a short walk away; and even a camp kitchen near either end of the camping areas. Didnt have any beginners luck with the gold pan, might need to work on the technique. Highly recommended for those with an adventurous spirit looking for a great escape.
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Llewelyn V.recommends
October 4, 2022
Ironbark Campsite
The campsite was phenomenal. Plenty of space and the view was great. Great swimming, and having access to the canoes was also alot of fun.
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Peta W.recommends
April 22, 2022
Site 10 - Riverside Campsite
Absolutely what we were looking for. Peace, solitude, beauty, no phones, people or technology just nature.. Exactly what we got.. Off grid with the luxury or composting loos and hot showers within a short walk. Each camp site is spaced. We chose a remote camp-site 1/2 acre to ourselves. We felt totally alone and at peace. Sharon the owner was a true blue Aussie with a big heart and easy to chat too. Highly recommended ♡♡♡♡♡
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Philippa S.recommends
January 1, 2022
Site 10 - Riverside Campsite
Lovely spot
Lovely New Years weekend on the Clarence. It is a beautiful remote location with lots of space and a chance to kayak down river. Many thanks for a great time!
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Hadley P.recommends
November 8, 2021
Site 3 - Riverside Campsite
A perfect sanctuary
It was beautiful. Rare to find a spot not too far away that places you within the depths of nature. Many an adventure to be had. I will return soon. Sharon was amazing in making us feel at home and helping us with the canoes. The hot showers are a luxury as well as the beautiful full Clarence river!!
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Emma S.recommends
October 1, 2021
Site 11 - Riverside Campsite
Great spot!!! Great host. Not too many people and a beautiful part of the world. Hot showers were awesome.
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Anthony S.recommends
April 26, 2021
Site 1 - Riverside Campsite
Great campsite, we stayed in the remote sites because we had a larger group and didnt want to affect other campers, host are amazing, driveway can be tough if not expecting it but it is manageable, perfect getaway...
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Scott P.recommends
January 24, 2021
Site 11 - Riverside Campsite
Camping on the River - Awesome
Fantastic, stayed in the She Oak grove site on the banls opf the river. Walking thru the tress, took about 3 mins walk (its a rocky kind of pathway) to the river rapids. No issues with the walk to the river and well worth it. Sat in the river rapids and watched the sun go down over the top of the mountain range with no one else around, awesome. No other sites anywhere near us or noise from others. We had a 2W drive car and arrived Ok, a 4W Drive would be better as we spend plenty of time on unpaved roads getting in and out. This place was what we were looking for and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
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Stephan R.recommends
October 8, 2019
Site 1 - Remote Camp Site
Lovely hosts, lovely spot. Trust they get some much needed rain soon.
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Shane T.recommends
September 26, 2019
Site 1 - Riverside Campsite
Great hosts, beautiful location, well equipped site, great hikes and 4WD tracks, wildlife about. River wasn't flowing due to the drought, but it's certainly well worth the stay regardless. Keen to return, highly recommend.
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Peter A.recommends
July 16, 2019
Site 1 - Riverside Campsite
What a beautiful location... The drive in was breathtaking and my kids enjoyed it. This is a hidden paradise and would be well worth the trip. The kids dissolved themselves into the canoeing and kayaking in the river. We spent some great family time.. Plenty of wildlife and the host's were great.
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Kenneth N.recommends
April 17, 2019
Site 1 - Riverside Campsite
Beautiful place with some great bush walks. Sharron is a wonderful host.
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Sian M.recommends
January 24, 2019
Site 1 - Riverside Campsite
Such a gorgeous place. Plenty of space to spread out. Sharon very friendly and informative and generously allows guests the use of kayaks. We were lucky enough to see platypus during one of our paddles. Recommend a shade gazebo as very hot in the middle of the day. Also take time on the driveway in.
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