Turon Gates

Submitted: Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 20:56
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Hi All,
Some friends and I are getting out of Sydney for Easter ( sooner the better ) and a place called Turon Gates was recommended. Does anyone out there have any first hand info on the place?

Cheers
Lou
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Reply By: Member - Lisa & Peter (NSW) - Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 21:22

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 21:22
We called in there last week for a look, will definitely go back to camp there, looks awesome. Nice facilities and two good camping areas on the river. There are a lot of cottages as well, though we didn't check them out. The road is good gravel with steep sections. They could be very busy at Easter, you may need to book.

Cheers

Lisa
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Follow Up By: lou_r - Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 22:18

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 22:18
Thanks for the info Lisa, much appreciated.

Cheers
Lou
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Follow Up By: Member - Lisa & Peter (NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 01, 2014 at 07:48

Tuesday, Apr 01, 2014 at 07:48
Newnes is also good (camping with facilites near the old pub), or national parks campground with toilets only. There's also a campground near glen Alice (toilets only) in the national park. Both would be busy over Easter but they are big areas.
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Reply By: briann532 - Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 21:44

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 21:44
Lou,
Are you looking to camp or cabin? May seem obvious, but you didn't say.
I know heaps of free campspots along the Turon that are fabulous.
I also know the areas around very well.
Depends on what you need and what you drive.
If you need facilities though, then you need to go to Turon Gates.
There are also numerous other options available close by with good facilities.

Be aware that anywhere around Sydney is going to be busy over Easter.........

If you need more info message me and I'll send my phone number.
Cheers
Brian
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Follow Up By: lou_r - Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 22:17

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 22:17
Thanks Brian

We are looking to camp, I only have an Xtrail at the moment but she's pretty tough and has copped a beating outback NSW (Cameron Corner, Tibbooburra) and held up to it no probs at all. However 1 of the families going doesnt have a 4wd so would that be an issue?? Im happy to bush camp and the other families seem to be ok with it too.
I know we will be lucky now with it being Easter but Im going to give it my best to get out of the rat race for a few days :)

Cheers
Lou

Ps. Would definitely be interested in finding out about some of the other options.
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Follow Up By: briann532 - Tuesday, Apr 01, 2014 at 17:40

Tuesday, Apr 01, 2014 at 17:40
The people with no 4wd will limit your options, but as someone else posted, Glen Davis has the free camp in the town common with donations for showers etc.
Newnes is also good with heaps to do.
Another top spot, but very busy is Hill End.
Also a good spot is the upper colo reserve. Google it in Hawkesbury council. Its really good there and 2 wd access, but again anywhere where 2wds can go is going to be busy.

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Follow Up By: fisherPete - Tuesday, Apr 01, 2014 at 20:59

Tuesday, Apr 01, 2014 at 20:59
I don't see why you need a 4wd to get to Turon gates, its a public road. It can be a bit washed out after rain. I wpould not take a sports car in their, but a camry/ Falcon would have no trouble.
cheers Pete
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Follow Up By: briann532 - Tuesday, Apr 01, 2014 at 21:42

Tuesday, Apr 01, 2014 at 21:42
Sorry, I was talking about other camping areas nearby that aren't so busy over Easter..............
Hence the no 4wd limiting you to such areas as Turon.
That said, its a very steep descent into the river and I wouldn't take a falcon in there.
would not be fun to get out in the wet, but each to their own.
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Follow Up By: fisherPete - Wednesday, Apr 02, 2014 at 06:56

Wednesday, Apr 02, 2014 at 06:56
Brian I think you are thinking of the decent into the turon National park, their is no steep decent into Turon gates which is a private property on a public road.
Lou at least with the gates , the numbers are set to a limit by Soren, which is a good thing at Easter but book NOW.
cheers Pete
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Reply By: The Landy - Tuesday, Apr 01, 2014 at 06:40

Tuesday, Apr 01, 2014 at 06:40
A great spot to visit by the river, no need for a 4WD vehicle, but you can expect it to be very (very) crowded!

We've visited many times over the years, but avoid times like Easter...
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Follow Up By: Gronk - Tuesday, Apr 01, 2014 at 11:16

Tuesday, Apr 01, 2014 at 11:16
I would say head for Glen Alice....easy access, and less likely to be packed as it's a bit further away than places like Turon and Newnes..
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Reply By: fisherPete - Tuesday, Apr 01, 2014 at 21:01

Tuesday, Apr 01, 2014 at 21:01
Best place to be over Easter is home, extremely crowded which does not make for a good experience.
Cheers Pete
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Follow Up By: Gronk - Wednesday, Apr 02, 2014 at 10:33

Wednesday, Apr 02, 2014 at 10:33
Head west.....the further you get away from the coast and Sydney, the quieter the camp spots will be !!
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