About 28km out of Grenfell, NSW, you’ll find Ben Hall’s Camp Ground which is located in the Weddin Mountains National Park. Ben Hall’s Camp Ground is named after one Australia’s Bushranger’s, Ben Hall and his gang are famous for pulling off one of Australia’s greatest robberies of the time, the Gold Coach in 1862 netting themselves $3700 and nearly 3000 ounces of gold. The money or the gold has never been recovered and rumored to be hidden in the Weddin Mountains, somewhere near his hide-out cave. From the camp ground there is a marked 40 minute return walk to the cave Ben Hall and his gang were believed to of used as their hideout. The walk is fairly easy, and once at the cave there is an amazing view over the plains. Weddin Mountain National Park also offers plenty of walks, a great place to bird watch and to spot other wild native animals.
Ben Hall’s Camp Ground is a flat area with with areas marked out for caravans and camper trailers, there is plenty of flat areas where a tent can be set up. If the campground fills up you are allowed to camp out the front of the campground. On site there is long drop toilets, picnic tables and BBQs, however you will need to take your own rubbish away with you. Phone reception is non existence, and being a national park no domestic pets are allowed. This camp ground is free and no bookings are required.
Not far from the camp ground is Seaton’s Farm, this farm has been preserved by the National Parks. Taking the walk around the farm reveals the farm and its owners history. Scattered with historical machinery, home and sheds this walk is very easy and very enjoyable as you discover how people lived and survived during the Great Depression in1930s.
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GPS Coordinates – Ben Hall’s Camp Ground -33.906756, 147.950511
GPS Coordinates – Seaton’s Farm -33.913186, 147.947393