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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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Camping around Canberra?
jimbocool 12:30 pm 15 Oct 10

There are heaps and heaps of awesome camping spots on the south coast, especially south of Moruya. Araganu in Mimosa Rocks national park is one, and the uninspiringly named (but pants-wettingly beasutiful) picnic point just south of Mimosa is another.

rosscoact 12:30 pm 15 Oct 10

there’s a couple of books which are the ducks nuts

4wd Touring – South East New South Wales and east Gippsland and

camping guide to NSW

jessieduck 12:14 pm 15 Oct 10

Tom Groggin campground up in the Snowies is gorgeous. Last year we were camping with 4 wild brumbies and about 4,000 roos. The river is a great place to cool off in summer.

There are great drop toilet facilities and the campsites generally have a good stash of firewood to use as well. It’s about a three hour drive from Canberra and totally worth it.

Amanda Hugankis 12:05 pm 15 Oct 10

Depends what kind of camping you want to do – but for an overnighter or two and a tent … can sometimes be peppered or unfortunately over-run with the great australian bogan, replete with ute, stock to rival a small to medium BWS, car stereo, and children, so be choosey when you go … otherwise its free and fantastic).
Mystery Bay (down south of Moruya)
Mimosa Rocks – south coast, just off beach – Gillards campground –

Love, The Happy Camper

p1 11:40 am 15 Oct 10

My votes:

Beach Campsite: North Head
End of the beaten track: Blue Water Holes
Close by: Honeysuckle Creek (ex-tracking station)

akpv 11:10 am 15 Oct 10

Are you looking for car camping? Here are some spots:

Flea Creek – Brindabellas **** (4wd required to get back up)
Meroo – South coast *****
Woods Reserve – Corin ***
Cotter **
Tent embassy (great location) ***
Bournda – South coast ****
Shoalhaven – Warri Bridge **
Honeysuckle Creek – Namadgi ***
Island bend – Snowy mountains ****
Bendeela – Kangaroo River ****
Mt Clear – Namadgi ***
Honeymoon Bay – Jervis Bay ****
Mystery Bay – South Coast ****

chris820 10:58 am 15 Oct 10

Billy Grace at Wee Jasper
Blue Waterholes in Kosciusko NP
Bendethera valley in Deua NP (4wd only)
Along the Goodradigbee river near Brindabella
Or anywhere in Namadgi: Honeysuckle Creek, Mount Clear, Boboyan Valley

Would you prefer camping out of a car, or don’t mind a bit of walking?

KB1971 10:55 am 15 Oct 10

Ok, where do I start,

In the ACT:
Honeysuckle Creek
Orroral Valley
Mt Clear

In Kosi:
Blue Waterholes (any hut on Long Plain actually)
Emu flat
Dubbo Flat
Gungarlin River
Island Bend
Have a look at the KNP website, it list all the campsites.

Also, have a look here:

You can camp at all the huts in Kosi & this website gives all the locations.

Bentethera is a great spot but you need a 4WD with clearance & low range to get there (not a Honda CRV).

The list is endless, maybe have a look at this book:

Captain RAAF 10:47 am 15 Oct 10

Oh Purlease, are you that gullible?

Your boyfriend wants to go camping so he can….oh never mind!

eyeLikeCarrots 10:43 am 15 Oct 10

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

Wee Jasper Reserves.

A most excellent place, unfortunatley the Stales Tavern in Wee Jasper recently closed its doors which is a real pity.

Katietonia 10:33 am 15 Oct 10

I recommend Three Mile Dam. Lovely little peninsula out into the dam that you can camp on.

Deckard 10:32 am 15 Oct 10

The snowy mountains have plenty of camping. Although this weekend they might be a bit snowy.

Gungahlin Al 10:00 am 15 Oct 10

On top of the saddle most of the way up The Castle in the Budawangs – the range to the left as you are descending towards Bateman’s Bay.

john87_no1 9:57 am 15 Oct 10

Talaganda State Forrest just outside of Captains Flat.

Woody Mann-Caruso 9:53 am 15 Oct 10

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