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Free camping sites in New South Wales

 

If you are exploring the East Coast on a budget you will be particularly eager to find a free place to stop over that has sufficient facilities. New South Wales is a fascinating state and not to be underestimated – with the Great Dividing Range and Pacific Ocean beaches, beautiful National Parks and the only location in Australia you’ll be Back of Bourke and see the Dog on the Tuckerbox! This guide gives you a preview of some free campsites we have found during our travels.

Swans Crossing Campground is a top spot for kids

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...

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Everything money can’t buy is at Newnes Campground, NSW

Everything money can’t buy is at Newnes Campground, NSW

Love kangaroos, campfires, towering rock faces and sunsets that blow your mind? Then Newnes Campground is the place for you. Newnes Campground really is (as the sign at the entryway states) everything money can’t buy. Deep in the NSW Wollemi National Park, just...

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Kyffins Reserve, NSW, is a bird watcher’s paradise

Kyffins Reserve, NSW, is a bird watcher’s paradise

You just have to look at the photograph to see why this spot made our list. Right on Lake Mulwala, the kilometre of shoreline has walking tracks and designated areas for bush camping. For fishing and boating enthusiasts, it comes highly recommended. Camp beside these...

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Beautiful night skies at Bethungra Dam and Reserve, NSW

Beautiful night skies at Bethungra Dam and Reserve, NSW

This site is not so well known, which makes it even more attractive if you’re hoping to get away from it all! There are good facilities here - toilet, picnic tables, fireplaces, boat ramp, access for big rigs, shade, and it’s pet friendly. There is a big flat...

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New listing – Imperial Hotel Quirindi, NSW

New listing – Imperial Hotel Quirindi, NSW

Image Courtesy Mattinbgn WikiCommons If you find yourself on the Kamilaroi Hwy heading south from Gunnedah, pop in and say hello to new owners Ann and Mick at the Imperial Hotel in Henry Street, Quirindi. Nestled In this beautiful district in northern NSW, the...

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Free camp: The Reef Reserve, Lake Oberon, NSW

Free camp: The Reef Reserve, Lake Oberon, NSW

This pretty spot is situated around 3.5 kilometres from the centre of Oberon, New South Wales.  It's quickly becoming a fisherman's paradise as it is well stocked with trout and both fly fishing and spinning for trout are permitted all year round.   The...

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Freedom camp at Lake Wyangan

Freedom camp at Lake Wyangan

  Lake Wyangan is a beautiful location, NSW site 1108 in Camps 10 or find on the #campsaustraliawideapp. It was formed in 1957, using the remains of a gypsum mine and a natural swamp area. The picnic area/freedom camping is only 8km from Visit Griffith....

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Free State Forest Camp: Swans Crossing

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...

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