Budget camp draws travellers to Eumungerie

Chris Shepherd is a volunteer who helps administer Eumungerie Recreation Reserve (NSW no. 826 in CAMPS 9), between Dubbo and Gilgandra.

The camp has toilets, cold showers, powered sites, BBQ, and it is pet friendly. There is a fire bin and they even provide firewood for free. There is no longer a dirt road to the entrance.

Community run, Chris said they aim just to cover costs. “It is $5 a site, and $5 for power. People say, ‘you’re too cheap!'”

The land is crown reserve. When the sporting club folded, Chris explained that camping was pitched as a use of the land.

“It is amazing the extra traffic, last financial year we doubled numbers, and this year we doubled that again!

“The increase to the post office and pub is an enormous amount of trade. The hotel is only 200 metres away from the grounds. On average they have 7-8 campers there each night for an evening meal, and 20-30 for the weekly roast! It’s a huge boost.

Chris was unsure as why the site was proving so popular wiht travellers, but did say, “Our full time caretakers there are brilliant, they are getting great reviews.”

He was also grateful to us for the exposure, “More than half of our visitors have the CAMPS book – some go back to previous versions.”

Well done to the community of Eumungerie, go and say hello! 

Find out more about budget and free camping sites, or caravan parks throughout Australia – take advantage of our 15% discount by entering the following coupon at the checkoutdirectcaw9.
https://shop.campsaustraliawide.com

Share

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on email

BROWSE ARTICLES BY CATEGORY

Plan the trip of a lifetime with our Travel Guides

Get the App & put all our guides in your pocket!

Stay informed with our free Newsletter

Join our Facebook Community

Share and connect with travellers across Australia

Subscribe to our Email Newsletter

Stay up to date with our free weekly email newsletter and get the latest travel tips, reviews and news straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our FREE weekly Newsletter and receive

15% Off

your next order in our Online Shop!