camping spots in se queensland and northern nsw
Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 24, 2008 at 21:18
Member - barbara M (NSW)
Sorry for asking this question but did a search and I am obviously doing something but can anyone suggest a good camping spot
in close proximity to both Brisbane
and the nrth coast (Maclean) for a weekend camping that is preferably bush can have a camp fire and do some four wheel driving or touring close by
Not too crowded would be great. Thanks in advance'barb
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Reply By: Hairs (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 24, 2008 at 22:03
Tuesday, Jun 24, 2008 at 22:03
We went up to Platypus Flat near Dorrigo
about a month ago. Four lots of us traveled about 420 odd km's one Sunday
Went from Grafton
At 8.00am to Nymboida
up to Black Mountain, through Wild Cattle Creek State Forest to Platypus Flat. Had lunch there and then went on to the Cod Hole. Back through Cascade, Ulong, Timber Top, Glenreagh and back to Grafton
Took about 11 hours all up. Wished we had more time. It was a bit rushed.
Platypus Flat is National park and has camp sites for tents & has toilets.
We will go back and spend a weekend there soon it is a beautiful spot
. You won't be disappointed.
There are a couple of Pics in My Gallery.
Hope this helps Barbara.
Follow Up By: Hairs (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 25, 2008 at 11:45
Wednesday, Jun 25, 2008 at 11:45
Just thought of another spot
Rummery Park Camping Ground. A two k walk from Minion Falls.In the Whian Whian State forest
I haven't been there for quite a few years.
Rummery Park Camping Ground
Use to go there a lot. There use to be endless 4wd tracks through the back of Huonbrook down the Wilsons creek to Mullumbimby.
Just another idea.
Follow Up By: Steve - Wednesday, Jun 25, 2008 at 16:46
Wednesday, Jun 25, 2008 at 16:46
that area around Wild Cattle Creek/Cod Hole etc, are there any decent camping spots around there?
We like to take our little hound and so are limited to State Forests
had about 2/3 hours around there earlier this year but didn't have enough time to have a good look.
Follow Up By: Hairs (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 25, 2008 at 16:59
Wednesday, Jun 25, 2008 at 16:59
I believe the Cod Hole to be State Forest. Going by the maps I have.
There seem to be a make shift shade cloth area erected there and well used.
It is where the Rafters launch into the river.
I wish we had spent more time up there. Maybe after winter, the cook
does not like the cold. :(
We'll go back there one day soon.
Follow Up By: Steve - Wednesday, Jun 25, 2008 at 17:25
Wednesday, Jun 25, 2008 at 17:25
cheers mate - I'll have a look at that next time we're up there.
Liked what I saw but didn't have time to do it justice
Reply By: Trevor W(Brisbane) - Wednesday, Jun 25, 2008 at 07:37
Wednesday, Jun 25, 2008 at 07:37
Try Camping at Tooloom Falls - Toilets there and if you have access to a Canoe ,take it.
Over the otherside of the falls track you can 4 wheel drive on all the tracks but get a good map of the Area as it is easy to get lost
Toonumbar Dam and surrouding Area is good
Drive through that Area is also good to have a look around with Campsite in the Area
Casino Forrestry Map is the Best to get your Hands On.
Tooloom Falls is about 2 hrs from Brisbane
via Mt Linsey Highway through Rathdowney
Reply By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Wednesday, Jun 25, 2008 at 09:06
Wednesday, Jun 25, 2008 at 09:06
Country is just out of Warwick
and very nice and would be perfect for you. There’s not that many 4x4 tracks but its bush and not that busy.
City View 4x4 park
Landcruiser Park is a old favorite of mine….good camping and 200kms of 4x4 tracks graded green, orange
Reply By: Moose - Wednesday, Jun 25, 2008 at 12:45
Wednesday, Jun 25, 2008 at 12:45
Rover Park (but take care re long weekends etc as can be very busy). Or Crooked Creek rest area (just up the road from RP) - it's a State Forest rest area. Free. Very small - nice creek. Plenty to do in that area. 4WDing, lots of old mining stuff, scenic driving, wineries etc.