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Kooroorinya Falls Nature Reserve
Budget Campsite

Budget Camp: Kooroorinya Falls Nature Reserve, Queensland

  These photos are taken from when we dropped into Kooroorinya Falls Nature Reserve – a little known community-owned camp area between Muttaburra and Prairie in Queensland. You’ll find it in the CAMPS 11 book out this month and the Camps Australia Wide App (QLD site 414 in CAMPS 10). When we were there in winter this year – there was a lot less water to what I’ll guess what is there right now! It was $20 per vehicle per night, no power, BYO water, generators ok 8am-6pm. It hosts the annual OAPRC – Kooroorinya Races so has excellent facilities

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All-natural playground at the popular Swan’s Crossing in Kerewong State Forest

Swans Crossing Campground is a top spot for kids

Forestry Corporation of NSW has worked with a local contractor to unveil a new all-natural playground at the popular Swan’s Crossing in Kerewong State Forest. Swans Crossing is a camping and picnic site located just 15 minutes from Kendall and a popular spot for locals and visitors alike to come and experience the beauty of State forests. Forestry Corporation’s Partnerships Leader, Sandra Madeley, said the new playground is just another great reason to visit the scenic state forest. “There are so many things to do when visiting Kerewong State Forest, and the new playground is an excellent addition,” Ms Madeley said.

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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

8 reasons to plan camping at State Forests in New South Wales

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 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

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Swans Creek Crossing
Free Camping

Free State Forest Camp: Swans Crossing

Popular with both the locals and visitors, this free camping ground is a NSW gem. At Swans Creek Crossing you will find a large open grassy area surrounded by native forest and hardwood plantations. This area is suitable for tents, caravans and campervans, however there is no power available. The nearby shallows of Upsalls Creek is a popular swimming hole and the camping ground itself is located in the Kerewong State Forest. Just a 20 minute drive from Kew (halfway between Taree and Kempsey) Swans Creek Crossing is a quiet and peaceful camping ground with sufficient facilities for a couple

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Olney HQ Camping Area
Free Camping

Olney HQ Camping Area is a great stopover – and it is free!

If you are travelling along the Central Coast of New South Wales Olney State Forest is a great spot to stop over. Located in a popular recreation area, this free camp site is great for both families and small groups. Located west of Lake Macquarie, the area is impressively green and is bordered by Watagan State Forest, Wyong State Forest and Watagans National Park. In both 2012 and 2013, the State Forests of the Watagan Mountains won the Gold Award for Adventure Tourism in the Hunter Central Coast Tourism Awards and won a bronze award for tourist attraction in 2011. It’s safe

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NSW Wingello HQ Camp
Free Camping

Free camp in a grove at Wingello State Forest

There’s a lot to love about this site, which is a simply a clearing in radiata pine forest. There are walking trails and excellent mountain bike tracks, and it is popular for horse riding – but the best thing is you may spot a wombat! There’s plenty of birdlife here too. This free camping site is located on a large grassy area among Wingello State Forest in NSW. It is suitable for big rigs with level ground, there are toilets, fireplaces, water, mobile reception, and it is pet friendly. With over 50 campsites to choose from, it’s only a 5-minute

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