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Swans Crossing is NSW site 381 in Camps10 or find it on the Camps Australia Wide App, it has a brand new playground for the family to enjoy

Swans Crossing is NSW site 381 in Camps10 or find it on the Camps Australia Wide App, it has a new playground for the family to enjoy

NSW residents will be able to take a holiday anywhere in NSW from next month, with intra-state travel restrictions to be lifted from Monday 1 June 2020. A number of caravan parks and camping grounds will be open from 1 June 2020, but travellers should call ahead and confirm bookings.

State forests “are working towards June reopenings and will announce what’s happening closer to the date”. So put them on your list!

These special public places offer fun, adventure and memories. State forests have spectacular scenery and award-winning visitor attractions, and here’s some other bonuses:

  1. Camping is free in NSW State forests, so there’s no excuse not to enjoy the great outdoors.
  2. Dogs are welcome in NSW State forests so you can bring your four-legged friend on your family picnic or camping trip.
  3. There are plenty of dedicated bushwalking tracks waiting to be explored. Improve your fitness, reap the health benefits of being outdoors or just take a gentle walk to relax.
  4. Many State forests have mountain bike tracks managed by local clubs under permit. These tracks are available to ride outside Club events (you could even consider joining your local club).
  5. Horse-riders – you can ride your horses on roads and fire trails in State forests.
  6. Four-wheel driving and trail bike riding are allowed on formed roads and fire trails in State forests. But don’t risk a fine, remember: no licence, no rego, no ride.
  7. Many State forests have fireplaces for barbecues (you can collect fallen wood to make a fire) and great spots to enjoy a picnic. You can enjoy a fire in most State forests, but not all – check our website for locations of solid fuel fire bans or visit the Rural Fire Service website for information about total fire bans. In an emergency, contact 000.
  8. Make sure you share your experiences via #visitnswforests and @visitnswforests. The ‘Visit NSW State Forests’ Facebook page share visitor happy snaps, so don’t forget to tag your shots – you could be a star!

While there is plenty to do and see in State forests, visitors are reminded to be safe and respectful of others and the environment so that everyone can enjoy their experience. This includes observing fire bans, fully extinguishing your campfire, avoiding excessive noise and considering your fellow campers.

Flooded gum plantation (Eucalyptus grandis) 25+yrs old, 28 metres high, average diameter 30cm at breast height on Plantation Road in Mebbin State Forest in the Casino district. Now National Park. 1/5/1995. 6x7 cm col pos. No_84 in the Internet Library.

Flooded gum plantation (Eucalyptus grandis) 25+yrs old, 28 metres high, average diameter 30cm at breast height on Plantation Road in Mebbin State Forest in the Casino district. Now National Park. Images courtesy of NSW State Forests