Hipcamp host Beth A.,
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Situated on the beautiful Macleay River in the Mid North Coast of NSW, the  campsite covers approximately 30 acres of private riverfront property. Cracknback Campground is the perfect getaway spot to enjoy majestic mountains and pristine wilderness. Perfect location for bass fishing, swimming and canoeing or just chilling out under the stars.  The diverse landscape and abund

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Situated on the beautiful Macleay River in the Mid North Coast of NSW, the  campsite covers approximately 30 acres of private riverfront property. Cracknback Campground is the perfect getaway spot to enjoy majestic mountains and pristine wilderness. Perfect location for bass fishing, swimming and canoeing or just chilling out under the stars.  The diverse landscape and abundant wildlife are an ever changing backdrop for a perfect weekend or family holiday!

Hot showers and flushing toilets give some creature comforts with basic, large camping sites.

The property is located between Kempsey and Armidale, nestled between working cattle stations and country homesteads. With swimming, paddling, bush walking and 4x4ing, its a great spot to get away from it all.

Fire pits provided but please bring your own wood

Additional guests welcome at $20 per head per night over 15 years old

This is a working farm and a work in progress!

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
16 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Up to 4 vehicles
Wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 19 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Generators allowed
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Beth a message!
  • Check in: After 10AM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Paddling
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Cracknback Riverside Camping in New South Wales.

Forest
Mountainous
Field
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
Farm

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Hipcamper Jayne
Jayne S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 13th, 2022

Great place for winter camp, hosts were accomodating and friendly. Dogs really loved it.

Hipcamper Monique

Solo adventure

Monique B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 7th, 2022

I absolutely loved it! My short stay will definitely be extended next. So peaceful… so spacious.

Hipcamper Aisling

Brilliant camp site

Aisling K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 29th, 2022

We had a brilliant night stay at this camp ground. The grass was mowed, the campsites are right on the river, lots of space and the place was so peaceful. The dog loved it too! Would def recommend this campground.

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Hipcamper Jacqui
Jacqui L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
February 15th, 2022

Very quite great river and facilities also Den is a very nice person to deal with.

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Hipcamper Anthony
Anthony M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 30th, 2022

Great camping area. Loads of room. Great facilities.
Had a great couple of days camping with family

Hipcamper James
James R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 13th, 2022

Cracknback was an amazing place to camp! Being able to pick your own site depending on your setup was fantastic. The property was extremely well kept, amenities were clean. Beth and Ben are great friendly hosts. The river does flow much faster than we were aware from photos, so extremely high attention must be paid regarding children. The kids had an absolute blast floating down the river and exploring the area. Dogs happily roam around the campsite, so if you have a dog that may possibly have an aggressive response to dogs around your camp-site, take precautions. Will definitely be back!

Hipcamper Beth
Response from Beth, the Host, on January 16th, 2022

It was lovely to meet you and your family. We look forward to seeing you again

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Hipcamper Roger

Small van and 2 ridgebacks.

Roger S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 12th, 2022

Great stay. Close to the river. Dogs loved it. Campfire and guitar. Sky full of stars. Long, slow trip out from Kempsey, but gorgeous scenery. We will be back.

Hipcamper Hazel

Amazing time on the river

Hazel C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 11th, 2022

Whilst the road from Armidale in to this site was very sketchy (especially not in a 4x4), Cracknback is an amazing place to stay. Great facilities with solar hot showers and toilets, we’ll maintained sites and a stunning area of natural beauty next to the river. The river current is quite fast so very fun to go town in a tube - kid friendly, they’re not rapids. The hosts, Beth and Ben, and their lovely dogs are so friendly and happy to stop and have a chat. We loved this place, will definitely be back.

Hipcamper Blake
Blake D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 5th, 2022

It was really good

Awards

Best of 2022 Tent Site
Finalist
Best of 2022 New South Wales
Finalist
Property
Cracknback Riverside Campground
State
New South Wales
Country
Australia
AU$20/night
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