New South Wales has so much to offer in the way of camping! Whether you’re a local Sydneysider looking for a chilled out escape from the city, a rural dweller who wants to explore their area a little further or an out of state adventurer, you’re about to be very spoilt for choice when it comes to finding a camping spot! What’s even better here is that not only being there countless beautiful camping grounds in New South Wales, there’s also a ton of free ones about, too! Yes, free! Here are some of the best free camping sites to check out for your next New South Wales adventure…
Lake Glenbawn is an absolutely stunning campsite that is perfect for families looking for water bound outdoor adventure! Fish, paddle and swim the summer away at this picturesque camping ground. You’ll spot plenty of fascinating wildlife, discover gorgeous nature walks and revel in the tranquil beauty of this unspoilt little slice of paradise. Get your spot booked nice and early to avoid any disappointment, this gem gets booked up incredibly quickly – it’s no secret that the lake is one of the best places to go over the summer!
Long Gully Campground
Located on the South Coast’s Yadboro River, Long Gully Campground is a beautiful, free camping site where you can sit back and let the troubles of your day to day hustle totally melt away. This remote camping location is tucked away in the backcountry of Budawang, making it the perfect starting spot for healthy hiking and bewildering bushwalking. Long Gully’s facilities are somewhat limited, so pack your forward folding camper trailer full of everything you might need to have an unforgettable, fun and safe camping trip. You’re going to just love Long Gully!
Brushy Mountain Campground
Nestled in and amongst the ancient Gondwana rainforests, Brushy Mountain Campground is one of the North Coast’s best camping spots – and what’s more, it’s free! Set up camp under a canopy of eucalyptus trees in Werrikimbe National Park for a relaxing, nature filled getaway that the whole family is going to love. Hike up to Spokes lookout for a striking view that’s well worth the walk, pack a picnic and tuck in at one of the park’s grassy spots or stay at base and admire the fascinating spotted-tailed quoll and the range of birdlife that populates the area.
For a camping trip of a lifetime, head to Cooinbil Hut Campground, located in Kosciuszko National Park. This spot looks out at stretches of treeless Long Plain at the opening of the Murrumbidgee River headwaters – not a bad view to go with your morning coffee! You’ll spend your days exploring, walking and fishing at this grassy, tranquil spot. You can even go mountain biking to make the most out of all that varied terrain that’s surrounding your site! Take in the sights, venture through the incredible greenery and breathe in that beautiful country air at Cooinbil.
Last, but by no means least, Ingar! Ingar Campground can be found in the Blue Mountains, on Kings Tableland, near Wentworth Falls. Ingar creek’s dam that lives nearby will be your spot for swimming, paddling and water side relaxation. Sit back around the campfire, hike through the mountains or hit a heart-pumping bike trail for your hit of adrenaline. Whatever kind of camper you are, Ingar has something for you!
Are you ready to start planning your upcoming camping trip to New South Wales? All of these unique and exciting spots are ideal for any camping clan looking for a memorable, amazing experience.