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Camping around Canberra?

By funkfaerie 15 October 2010 25

So my boyfriend convinced me to come to Canberra by telling me the wonderful things there are to do… OUTSIDE of Canberra. So i’m looking for campgrounds.

Can be an hour away or can be three, well known or off the beaten track, pristine or dilapidated, river, bush, snow or beach, just lemme know where you’ve been and how you’d rate it.

What’s Your opinion?

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Thumper 8:32 am 21 Oct 10

Mystery Bay is a fave of mine too

Stunningly beautiful and slightly eerie on winter mornings.

Gungahlin Al 6:35 am 21 Oct 10

I too like Honeysuckle, but it is a bit too close to the Tuggy Thuggies, who make the trip throughout the night for cruising and boombox sessions. Avoid weekends?

Lin 10:08 pm 20 Oct 10

I love Wee Jasper when it’s not busy (ie. anytime outside of school hols) but unfortunately they don’t allow fires at all during the bushfire season (ie. half of the year). And what is camping without a campfire? Great from 1 April till 1 November though. My favourite spot is Swinging Bridge. Camp right next to the river and go “fark it’s beautiful” every mornning when you walk out of your tent.

Mystery Bay is a fave of mine too. Gets VERY busy over Xmas and Easter, but is quiet any other time. I went there in July and there were 3 other campers there and it’s big.

Mimosa is beautiful. But is getting quite popular. The last two times I went there Gillards beach had been taken over by grey nomads or raving teenagers.

If I can now tag my own question onto this one: I’m looking for nice weekend camping spots where you can have a campfire and I’d like to throw a dog in the mix. Also, I don’t like bogans but do very much like some privacy. Don’t care about showers or running water though some sort of toilet is nice to have nearby. And I love being near water.

So anyone know spots like that that are easy to drive to after work on Friday just for the weekend?

Does Woods reserve get quite packed when it gets warmer?

Davo111 10:46 pm 19 Oct 10

Pommy bastard said :

The Cube Nightclub has a camping night, doesn’t it?

I wonder if the manager will stab for free?

funkfaerie 12:47 pm 17 Oct 10

Pommy bastard said :

The Cube Nightclub has a camping night, doesn’t it?

Hehe… i’d be a happy with that but my boyfriend might be a little afraid. Don’t think he’s up for that sort of camping.

Thanks everyone for the suggestions! Good to know there are so many spots out there.

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