Mudgee / Gulgong

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Hi All,

Visited Mudgee / Gulgong recently and stayed in local caravan park. Would like to return, however prefer bush camping. Has anyone any ideas within 1/2 hour away, I can only find sites 1 hour or more away. Thanks Nicole
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Reply By: Member - Frank P (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013 at 23:22

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013 at 23:22
Some time ago, maybe 12 months, Mudgee council was successfully lobbied by its caravan parks to close free and council-run low-cost camp sites that were seen as competition. My guess is that 1 hour is as close as you'll get.

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Follow Up By: racinrob - Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 09:41

Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 09:41
You're right Frank, the council also tried to close the showground in Gulgong for camping but it is managed by a "Trust" over which they have no control.
Like you Nicole I prefer bush camping but the Gulgong showground is a good alternative.

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Reply By: Motherhen - Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 11:16

Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 11:16
Hi Nicole

I located a picnic area not far from Mudgee suitable for camping. Contact me through my profile if you are interested.

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Follow Up By: Nicole G - Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 22:05

Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 22:05
Thanks Motherhen, I would love to know your spot, can't access your profile as am not a member yet!! Nicole
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 22:18

Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 22:18
Hi Nicole

I thought you would be able to, however you can email me for the map. My information was up to date in 2011 but as Frank has said above the shire closed free campsites a year ago, I cannot guarantee that camping will still be allowed, but well worth checking it out.

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Reply By: Member - Mark (Tamworth NSW) - Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 21:03

Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 21:03
Nicole

There is a large road side rest area at the junction of the Black Stump Way and Golden Highway about 40km north of Gulgong (Coolah Rd and Dubbo-Newcastle Rd junction) which from memory has toilets. I'd use it as an overnight stop, not somewhere to set up camp at.
Alternatively there must be some spots amongst the bush on the Cassillis Rd, NE of Mudgee or at Lake Windemere just south of Mudgee on the Lithgow Rd.
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Follow Up By: Nicole G - Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 22:12

Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 22:12
Thanks Mark! Does anyone know anything about the Cudgegong River Park, not bush camping but doesnt look as caravan parky as some!! Nicole
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Follow Up By: racinrob - Friday, Jun 28, 2013 at 07:00

Friday, Jun 28, 2013 at 07:00
Nicole. Half way betweenMudgee and Gulgong near the model plane (?) flying area there is a piece of public land on the river side. You will see a small metal indicator on the gate near the bridge and possibly some campers just visible from the road. This is part of public land set aside for drovers moving cattle, (can't remember what it's called) Terrific spot.

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Follow Up By: Gronk - Friday, Jun 28, 2013 at 13:20

Friday, Jun 28, 2013 at 13:20
It might be a TSR ( travelling stock route ).......these are public lands, and are a good source to check out for some free camping......not sure if you could search for available ones ??
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Follow Up By: racinrob - Friday, Jun 28, 2013 at 14:34

Friday, Jun 28, 2013 at 14:34
Thanks for the memory jolt Gronk, TSR is exactly what I couldn't remember.
I recently searched the 'net for TSR sites in NSW hoping to buy a Government map or the like, no such luck.
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Follow Up By: Member - John and Val - Friday, Jun 28, 2013 at 16:15

Friday, Jun 28, 2013 at 16:15
Worth having a look at this old post here about camping on Travelling Stock Routes (TSRs).

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