Low Cost Camping at Junee NSW

20161112_082702Junee Golf Club offers low cost camping for $5 a night on the flat grass area in front of the club for caravans or camper-vans, they give you a code to use a toilet after the club shuts and there is also town water. The club likes it if you purchase a meal or a few drinks.

Location –  3 Golf Avenue, Junee

Google Map – Here

GPS Coordinates  -34.871957, 147.591898

Free Camping at Gundagai NSW

Gundagai offers 2 free camping areas for self contained caravans or camper-vans only. Dump point is located at Railway Parade near the historic Railway Station.

Pump House Reserve on the out skirts of Gundagai, its a large flat grassy area on the banks of a tree lined river no amenities and its pet friendly, phone reception and fires in fire pits. The rest area is 72 hours only.

Location – LOT 331 Pope Street

Google Map – Here

GPS Coordinates  -35.067291, 148.118261

Morleys Creek Rest Area is located a few minutes walk from the main street, its a large grassed area by the tree lined Morleys Creek, its pet friendly, phone reception and fires in fire pits. The rest area is 48 hours only.

Location – 

Google Map – Here

GPS Coordinates  -35.068011, 148.106325

 

 

Free Camping Lightning Ridge, NSW

20161003_085039 Free camping in Lightning Ridge is at the rest area on Castlereagh Highway, 5km from the turn off to Lightning Ridge (Bill O’brien Way) and 11km from the town center. The rest area has a drive through on the tar road and the camp area is gravel/dirt and resonantly flat behind the picnic shelter. It is suitable for RV’s, caravans, camper vans, tents and camper trailers. There is a toilet, a sheltered picnic area, rubbish bins and pet friendly.

 

Location –  Castlereagh Highway Rest Area

Google Map – Here

GPS Coordinates  -29.493224, 147.970807

Free Camping at 4 mile Traveling Stock Reserve, Gunnedah NSW

20160326_0759294 mile Traveling Stock Reserve is 6km NW on Kamillaroi Highway from Gunnedah and just before the Blue Vale Road its on the right (coming from Gunnedah) its a small gate with no signs. The entrance is a bit rough in the dry weather I could imagine it will be tough in the wet with a 2WD vehicle. Once past the entrance its dirt tracks which are pretty good, there is heaps of room here and has no facilities but its right on the Namoi River and also pet friendly.

 

Location – Kamillaroi Highway

Google map – HERE

GPS Coordinates  -30.939768, 150.203080

Free Camping at Mt Wilson NSW

img_20161016_201007Cathedral Reserve Camping Ground is located at Mt Wilson in the stunning ranges of the Blue Mountains, NSW. The campground is a large grassed area suited to tent camping, there is also a few flat areas near the carpark more suited to camper vans and caravans. The road to Mt Wilson is narrow with lots of tight corners, we did see one person in a large RV camping for the night. There’s long drop toilets, tank water, firepits/BBQs, picnic tables, garbage bins and is also pet friendly. The area around the campground offers many bush walks, a town walk which passes through beautiful gardens (open at certain times of the year) and historical sites.

img_20161016_201115Location –

Google Map – Here

GPS Coordinates  33:30:7.0S 150:23:24.5E

Free Camping at Burren Junction NSW

img_20161009_074709Burren Junction Bore Bath is a free camp, located 3km from Burren Junction. Cross the train lines (watch for trains) and you’ll come to the first large flat open camp ground, if you continue along the road you will pass the artesian bore bath and the toilet block which has flushing toilets that are a little old and stained, but kept clean. The showers are open aired cubicles and are next to the bore bath. A dump point and rubbish bins are next to the toilet block. Just past the toilets is the top camp area which is a lot smaller than the first camp ground and on a slight hill. You can have a fire pit as long as you bring your own wood. It’s also pet friendly and has phone reception.

 

Location –

Google Map – Here

GPS Coordinates  -30.112995, 148.996905

Free Camping at Danjera Dam, Yalwal NSW

20160319_090135Danjera Dam is located in Yalwal State Forest which is 30km west of Nowra. The road in is dirt and narrow at times, 2wd in the dry and 4wd in the very wet. The road is unsuitable for caravans and RV’s. The dam was built over an old gold mining town called Yalwal. Today it is a free camping area with a few different camping sites on the way to the main camp area. The main camping area is very popular located on the dam shoreline the place soon fills up on the weekends and holiday time.
The toilets in the main camping area are flush toilets while the other toilets are long drop toilets, also rubbish bins are located in the main camping area.
The area around the dam is great for bush walking, bike riding, swimming, fishing for Bass, canoeing or kayaking.
Yalwal has some stunning country and worth a visit , but it can get very busy and noisy.

Location – Yalwal Rd, Yalwal NSW

Google Map – Here

GPS Coordinates  -34.922471, 150.384395

 

 

Free Camping at Pilliga National Park NSW

img_20161006_172938Pilliga National Park has free camping at the Sculptures in the Scrub Walk. The campground is a few hundred meters from the carpark from the Sculptures in the Scrub Walk. There are long drop toilets, picnic area with BBQs and tables situated next to carpark.. The camp ground is flat and various sizes, some have rock fire pits.

We came in off the Newell Highway, its about 30 km to the camp site and when we left we headed to Baradine which was about 35km. The road is undulating straight dirt road with patches of thick sand with sections of thick mud. It had rained a day or two before we drove on this road. I would check road conditions with national parks website or the local tourist information before traveling.

Video tour of the camp ground – Here

Location – Dandry Gouge Road

Google Map – Here

More camp info – Here

GPS Coordinates  -30.996991, 149.234738

Low Cost Camping at Mt Kaputar NSW

captureMt Kaputar National Park is 50 kilometers drive from Narrabri NSW, the road is tar for about 35 km then turns to dirt and becomes very narrow as it winds its way up the mountain, the road is unsuitable for caravans or RVs. Small camper vans and camper trailers will make it fine if you take your time.

The park has two camp grounds, the first being Bark Hut (more info here). Most flat camp-sites are for tents and parking for camper vans or trailers is on a bit of an angle. There is flushing toilets and showers (cold for us) gas BBQs, picnic tables, wood BBQs and rubbish bins. Dawsons Springs (more info here) is 6 km towards the summit. There is flushing toilets, timed hot showers, picnic tables, wood BBQs, a few fire pits and rubbish bins. Both campgrounds cost $6 an adult and $3.50 a child payable in the honesty box.

The area is stunningly beautiful with all look-outs having magical views, the summit walk is a few kilometers from Dawson Springs camp ground or a drive if you have a 4WD, we recommend this walk to enjoy 360 degree stunning views

Location – 

National Park Mt Kaputar – Here

Google Map – Here

GPS Coordinates   -30.279435, 150.166419

Free Camping at Aberdeen NSW

img_20161009_160757Aberdeen is a small town in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, located 12km north from Muswellbrook. The New England Highway goes through the town, one side of the highway is the Chocolate Cafe and a small park on the other side of the highway, some people camp in this small park which is thought to be the free camp. The free camp is at the Aberdeen Golf and Bowling Clubs which allows free camping near the amenities block between the playing fields and suitable for caravans, camper vans and RV’s.

Make a turn into the golf and bowling clubs driveway, drive past both till you see the brown brick amenities block next to cricket pitch, this is the free camp, the ground is flat with picnic tables, rubbish bin and one of the toilet is left open (male toilets the night we stayed). There is a free shower at the club if you have a meal and a drink.

We didn’t hear much highway noise, also trains do pass by on the other side of the highway quiet regularly, but this didn’t bother us or upset our sleep.

Location –

Google Map – Here

Bowling Club Web Site – Here

GPS Coordinates – 32.1611° S, 150.8859° E