A Guide to Camping


“Outback Australia” by Falk1984

To give those that have not done much camping, just starting or would like some ideas on where to go, I have put together a list to give some ideas as to where you can go, and what is available in these areas.

The list could go on indefinitely as Australia is a big place and there is a lot to see no matter where you go. The main thing is to get out and give it a go.

I have never found a child or an adult that did camping or still doing it, regret the experience and down the track, these experiences and holidays still come up in conversation. They stay with you for the rest of your life.

Forget about the five star accommodation come and see us and we can assist you to have the billion star experience.

Day Trips(to Test cooking etc)
Wheeny Creek Picnic & Camping Area
Overnight (Test Camps)
Wheeny Creek Picnic & Camping Area

Wheeny Creek campground offers camping next to and near the creek and is surrounded by steep mountains. A nice place to relax and laze around in the shallows of Wheeny…
Cattai Picnic & Camping Area

Euroka Clearing
Upper Colo Reserve is a beautiful and nice place to camp and relax along the Colo River. The river is very clean and offers shallow water for children to swim.… Camping, Swimming, Bass Fishing, Canoeing

Green Patch Camping Area
A large camping ground close to a beautiful white sand beach on Jervis Bay.

Pretty Beach Campground
A large camping ground close to a beautiful beach, offering wildlife and hiking.

Pebbly Beach Campground
A small, well-equipped campsite in a beautiful setting at Pebbly Beach.

Mill Creek Camping Ground
Mill Creek Campground is an idea campsite for cyclist, fisherman, hikers and those who just want to breath some fresh air. Located on the Northern side of the Hawkesbury River,…

Euroka Campground
Just an hour west of Sydney next to the Blue Mountain’s suburb of Glenbrook, Euroka Campground offers a nice getaway with plenty of enjoyment to be had, including swimming, mountain biking. This is a bushcamp site with with pit toilets and limited camp sites. Bookings are essential at least 2 weeks in advance on 02 4588 2400

The Basin Picnic and Camping Ground (Day,weekend,week,what ever )
The Basin offers a unique camping opportunity with only boat or hiking access to the camp ground. Located on the foreshore of Pittwater in Ku-ring-gai National Park and only an hour drive north of Sydney. Catch a ferry from Palm Beach to this beautiful location or for those bushwalking access from the West Head road. Activities include bushwalking, Aboriginal rock carvings,fishing, Bike riding, boating, swimming, . Flush toilets,cold showers, drinking water, Public phone etc. Bookings essential – can be done on line or phone 02 9974 1011

Bents Basin State Conservation Area
This camping ground is nestled 60km west of Sydney, Bents Basin is situated along the Nepean River, and offers an ideal place to camp, swim, canoe, picnic or just laze around. Electric BBQ’s & picnic area, Car base & caravan camping- hot showers, Camp kitchen & dining shelter. Bookings on line or phone 02 4774 8662.

Bonnie Vale Camping Ground
Situated at the northern end of the Royal National Park Bonnie Vale Campground offers endless activities for the whole family including fishing, hiking, playing on the tidal sand flats, swimming…

Weekend Trips

Wombeyan Caves
Caves Tours, Bushwalks, Beautiful Camping Grounds 100 sites, Gas BBQ’s & good amenities, Canoeing, Tennis, Swimming, Bird watching, 4 Wheel Driving, Bookings required for powered sites. 02 4843 5976

Abercrombie Caves
Historic Caves, Bushrangers, Self Guided Tour, Camping, Bushwalks, 4 Wheel Driving, No Bookings taken for camping.

Historic Shale Oil Mining Town, Self Guided Tour, Camping, Bush Walks , Glow Worm Tunnel, 4 Wheel Driving
Wild Life & visit Blackfellas Cave on the way

Long weekends

Historic Mining Town, Self Guided Tour, Camping, 4 Wheel Driving

Coolah Tops
Bushwalking, Bird Watching, 4 Wheel Driving, Bush Camping, This is the start of the Warrumbungle Range, Magnificent area.
Maps required Blackville, Booyamurna, Omaleah.

Historic Goldfields, Self Guided Tour, Fossicking, Camping, 4 Wheel Driving

Hill End
Historic Goldfields, Self Guided Tour, Fossicking, Museum, Camping, 4 Wheel Driving

Week long

Barrington Tops
Camping, Fishing, Bush Walking, 4 Wheel Driving, canoeing.

Goulburn River National Park
Camping, Bushwalking, Aboriginal art, wild life

Dubbo District
Dubbo Zoo,(or even sleep at the Zoo) Dubbo Military Museum,The Jail, Mendooran Murals, Wineries, Wellington Caves, 5 Camping grounds(*** to ****1/2 rated)

Mudgee District
Wineries,Riverside Caravan Park, Restaurants, Honey House, Gulgong the $10 town, Lue Potery, Olive Groves

Myall Lakes
Camping, Safe water for children, Swimming, Fishing, Surf, Beach driving, Canoeing, Prawning.

Hawks Nest
Camping, Beaches, Fishing, Close to Myall Lakes, Port Stephens

Lightning Ridge
Opal Mining

Warrumbungle National Park
Camping, Bushwalking

Longer trips

Far West
Darling, Menindee Lakes,Kinchega National Park, Broken Hill Water Supply, Broken Hill,Mutawinji NP, White Cliffs
Visit: Menindee Lakes

Northern NSW
Dorrigo District
Dorrigo NP, Award winning Rain Forest Centre, Dangar Falls, Rain Forest, 4 Wheel Driving, Bush Camping in this park, Bush walks, Rail Museum(not open to the public yet)

Nymboi Bineray NP Nymboida River, Bush Camping, White River Rafting, Platypus, Swimming, Camping Areas,4 Wheel Driving

Victorian High Country
4 Wheel Driving

Snowy Mountains
Trout Fishing, Boating, Canoeing, Bushwalking , 4Wheel Driving, Trout Farms, Bush Camping, Camping Areas