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*Self-contained Campers only *2.5 acre block - one booking at a time! *FULL Lake Frontage!! 50 metres of shoreline - all YOURS!!! *Kayaks AVAILABLE! FREE!! (Please ask) *AMAZING sunrises and sunsets over the lake *Memories to be made - relaxing, kayaking, swimming, family time, birding, fishing, camp fires, star gazing.

Also, *Weekday DISCOUNTS! *Kids under 5 stay F

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*Self-contained Campers only *2.5 acre block - one booking at a time! *FULL Lake Frontage!! 50 metres of shoreline - all YOURS!!! *Kayaks AVAILABLE! FREE!! (Please ask) *AMAZING sunrises and sunsets over the lake *Memories to be made - relaxing, kayaking, swimming, family time, birding, fishing, camp fires, star gazing.

Also, *Weekday DISCOUNTS! *Kids under 5 stay FREE! (do not add to booking)

Curlew Camp – Birds and Fishing is a 2.5 acre property with full lake frontage to beautiful Curlew Waters. 

WHERE - Curlew Waters is one of the three lakes in the Lake Cargelligo area.  An “Oasis in the Outback” the wetland system is channeled by the Lachlan River. Lake Cargelligo is a 10 minute drive from your location at "Curlew Camp" offering services such as fuel station, supermarket, bakery, pubs, clubs, chemist and hardware store.

Curlew Waters is the deepest of the lakes and offers a beautiful yet quiet location for your leisure including Kayaking, Swimming, Fishing and Birdwatching.  Just an ideal spot to relax in general. 

What can you do at Lake Cargelligo??? EXPLORE! Explore the waters on the kayaks … fishing … birding or just for fun. The lakes are all connected and if you’re up for an exciting challenge there’s no better way to explore the beautiful scenery than on a kayak! For anyone less energetic - no worries! Beautiful views right out front and no need to go anywhere!

BIRDS - Wake up early and enjoy stunning sunrises and listen to the tunes of nature.  Enjoy views of birds out in the water such as fishing Pelicans, Great Crested Grebes and Great Egret. In the summer jump in your kayak and scan the willow trees for Nankeen night heron or paddle up the channel to see Rainbow Bee-eaters. In the Gum trees, salt bush and lignum areas watch out for Mallee Ringneck, Apostlebirds, Grey-crowned Babbler and Purple-backed Fairywren. Listen out for exciting birds that sometimes fly overhead: Cockatiels, Superb Parrots and Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo!!!

At Curlew Camp you will find a grassed area with full lake frontage. Yes FULL! At least 50m of shoreline to enjoy!! The block can only be booked by one person or group at a time but please keep in mind there may be other people out on the water skiing or fishing or camping next door. The boundaries are fenced but please be aware if you have small children the channel of water is not fenced and fronts the entire western side of the block. This of course can be great for fishing!! 

FISH - The property is situated right at the mouth of the channel that feeds from Curlew Waters into Lake Cargelligo, so if you are a fisherman you can float out on the water in your boat or just throw a line out front. We have uploaded photos of fish caught in the lake for your enjoyment: please note we do promote catch & release and all native fish photographed were returned unharmed. Fish in the lake include Murray Cod, Golden and Silver Perch, Redfin, Catfish and European Carp.

There are no amenities available at the campsite so campers are required to be FULLY self-contained and leave no trace (there are R.V dump points at Lake Cargelligo). A campfire is permitted but ONLY in the allocated fire pit (please follow local fire ban regulations) and a wheelie bin is provided for your convenience (please put all rubbish in bin and not in the firepit). 

The short driveway into the block is dirt so road conditions vary depending on weather conditions. After heavy rain access is 4WD only. Pets are allowed but please keep your furry friends on a lead at all times and discard any waste.  

So come along, bring your kayak or just use ours (2 available and we can have them waiting for you on the banks!) Bring your camera or your binoculars or just a comfy chair and sit back and enjoy the serenity!!

*Minimal phone reception - usually one bar of service depending on conditions.

*Self check in and check out - please follow the online directions.

*Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!!!

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 15 guests per site
Up to 3 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 25 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Water hookup available
Generators allowed
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Hookups: No electricity, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Rebecca a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 10AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Hipcamper Kathy

Lake views

Kathy C.
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June 4th, 2022

Lovely position right on the lake. Good bird life & lovely hosts would recommend

Hipcamper Rebecca
Response from Rebecca, the Host, on July 5th, 2022

Thanks so much Kathy :)

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Hipcamper Meg

Camping in bird paradise!

Meg B.
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May 26th, 2022

This was our second camping experience at Curlew Camp! As before - it was perfect! A different season on the lake side saw us camping close to the lake edge. A super generous pile of firewood was waiting next to the fire pit so we could enjoy a great camp fire every night! The area was mown and welcoming and it is such a peaceful, serene bird paradise! And as we experienced on our first visit, the hosts of this site Rebecca and Sandy, were extremely generous in both their preparation and local knowledge. The site is private but they would do anything for you! We are already planning our return visit! It’s magic!!
Meg and Neil

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Hipcamper Rebecca
Response from Rebecca, the Host, on June 4th, 2022

Thanks so much you guys are beautiful. I love so much seeing the photos ☺️☺️

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Charl R.
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April 27th, 2022

We camped with a 21.6' full offroad caravan and had no issues with access or clearance. The campsite is level, grassed and have absolute lake and river water front, perfect for kayaking, boating, fishing (and exclusive). Communication with Rebecca and Sandy has been top notch and Sandy / Will's fishing tips appreciated. Caught a couple of fish from the banks, but best to get out in boat / kayak to target snaggy spots where the decent fish hangs out (many spots along lake). Perfect spot for privacy, enjoying campfires and star-gazed nights. Short distance to Lake Cargelligo too. We'll be back soon.....

Hipcamper Rebecca
Response from Rebecca, the Host, on April 27th, 2022

Charl - thank you so very much for taking the time to write a detailed review and give some great feedback on Curlew Camp! This is so appreciated by us. Fingers crossed for some good fish on your next trip - which we look forward to !

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Hipcamper David

Finally free

David A.
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April 25th, 2022

From the start communication with Rebecca was very friendly and informative..
This little piece of land was more than spacious for a few ball games with the children or to have a family group weekend without treading on each other, also the depth of the water was perfect for the first 20 feet out being very shallow, great for paddling with younger children.
We bought our little tinnie for a bit of fishing but to the delight of the children ( and grandparents) our hosts also leave a couple of kayaks at the camp for free paddling…
Firewood at the ready for an evening spent sipping a few drinks and watching the fish jump in the moonlit water..
Our whole experience is a credit to the owners and we are looking forward to more visits to this little slice of country paradise ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Hipcamper Rebecca
Response from Rebecca, the Host, on April 28th, 2022

David your review brought a tear to my eye. I can't tell you how much it means to us to have you love our place as much as we do. Thank you. We would absolutely love to have you back and the kayaks will be ready to go again :)

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Hipcamper Ben

Hidden gem on the lake.

Ben M.
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April 20th, 2022

We absolutely loved our few days at Curlew. The camp site is very well maintained, it’s flat, grassy and plenty of space. We had the best view of the whole Lake and enjoyed boating, fishing and kayaking by day and sitting around the fire enjoying the stars at night. Perfect! Felt very relaxed after a couple of days here. We will definitely be back again ASAP. Thanks for having us.

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Hipcamper Rebecca
Response from Rebecca, the Host, on April 20th, 2022

Ben & Tash - thanks so much for coming!! Absolute pleasure having you guys over at Curlew Camp. Please do come again 😊 🛶 🎣

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Hipcamper Rachel

Right on the lake!

Rachel H.
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April 19th, 2022

Right on the lake! Wonderful spot - peaceful. Great fire pit awesome sunsets. The kayaks were a great addition. Close enough to the town and great directions from owner - we will be back!!!

Hipcamper Rebecca
Response from Rebecca, the Host, on April 27th, 2022

Thanks so much Rachel for your kind words! A pleasure to have you come and stay and we look forward to your return trip!

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Mick S.
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March 31st, 2022

Very nice spot. I will be back

Hipcamper Meg

Camping with the birds!

Meg B.
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March 24th, 2022

We loved our stay! The campsite is right on the lake edge! It was perfectly maintained and our hostess, Rebecca and her husband Sandy couldn’t have been more helpful! We are avid birders and photographers and apart from the idyllic camp site with its own abundance of birds, we were told about several other great spots to find birds and everyone of them was great!
The camp site was quiet, idyllic and private making for a perfect break. Paradise!!!

This Grebe was just one of many on the lake - many with their babiesWhite plumed Honey Eater at sunsetSunrise - again! Irresistible ❤️Golden Sunset at Curlew Waters Camp
Hipcamper Rebecca
Response from Rebecca, the Host, on March 25th, 2022

Meg - you and Neil are an absolute delight! It’s been so enjoyable connecting with you both. Cannot wait to have you back!!! 🌼🌼

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Hipcamper Helen

Beautiful view

Helen A.
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March 16th, 2022

We love Curlew Waters !! The black is beautiful, treelined and grassy.
It is well kept and I would recommend it to anyone.

Hipcamper Rebecca
Response from Rebecca, the Host, on March 17th, 2022

Thanks so much Helen ☺️

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Property
Curlew Camp - Birds & Fishing
State
New South Wales
Country
Australia
AU$35/night
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