Getting out into the bush this weekend

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 11:12
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Because of work and other reasons I have not been able to get the 4x4 out on the dirt tracks for months, almost a year.

This weekend I have nothing on and hope to get out into the bush for some camping. My requirements are:

1) The ability to have a camp fire.
2) Within 2-3 hours of Gosford NSW (I will travel a little further for the right spot)
3) Remote and/or not many people around.
4) Nice views and grass camp site.

Not looking for commercial camp grounds. Waterside camping with fishing would be great.

Any suggestions
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Reply By: Member - Frank P (NSW) - Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 11:19

Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 11:19
Telegherry (sp?) via Dungog?

It's a few years since I was there, but it was nice and uncrowded.
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Follow Up By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 11:30

Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 11:30
Second that - hopefully not too busy on a non holiday weekend.
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Follow Up By: stew1978 - Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 11:51

Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 11:51
Looks good but would like a few more suggestions. Keep them coming.

Thanks
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Reply By: stew1978 - Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 11:58

Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 11:58
Had someone suggest Polblue Campground to me but I assume it would be very cold up there at this time of year. Could even snow up there given the cold snap they have been talking about on the news. What temps due you think it would be over night up there?
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Follow Up By: Member - Graeme W (NSW) - Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 13:14

Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 13:14
Here's a link to the weather for Gloucester

If you think the cool nights will be OK you could look at Woko National Park. I spent a few days there in April and enjoyed it. I almost had the place to myself. I was there midweek though- not sure how many would be there on a weekend.

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Follow Up By: stew1978 - Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 14:08

Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 14:08
I was thinking the altitude difference between Gloucester and Polblue would make a big difference to overnight temps. Only been there once and it was years ago so not sure if that is true. Makes sense though. From memory Polblue is in a subalpine area.
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Follow Up By: Member - VickiW - Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 22:35

Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 22:35
I may not be remembering this correctly, but I think the road through / past Polblue may be closed this time of year... and yes it would be very cold. However there are some lovely riverside campsites in the lower areas of the Barringtons.
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Follow Up By: Member - Graeme W (NSW) - Friday, Jul 11, 2014 at 18:32

Friday, Jul 11, 2014 at 18:32
I just saw on the news that it's been snowing in the Barringtons, with the possibility of more to come over the weekend.

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Reply By: allein m - Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 14:04

Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 14:04
I often say to my self I am so lucky I live in the outback (Broken Hill ) and is is packed with school holiday travelers

may be we should go to the city to rest up lol
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Reply By: Member - Frank P (NSW) - Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 14:52

Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 14:52
I've heard a lot of people refer to the Watagans, though I haven't been there myself.

Google it, have a look at camping in the Watagan NP and also the State Forests in the Watagan Mountains.

You planned weekend avoids a couple of big events planned for August so you should be OK.
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Follow Up By: mikehzz - Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 19:52

Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 19:52
The Wattagans are pretty crowded every time I've been there. Why not drive through the Wattagans to Wollombi, then through Yengo NP to the Putty Rd, then on to Sheepskin Hut to camp. There's only a little creek there but it's pretty out of the way.
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Reply By: Mike SK - Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 19:19

Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 19:19
Yep know just the place :)
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