Syney camping

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Is there anywhere close to inner Sydney suit a weekend camp with camper trailer. Close to Leichart?
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Reply By: Steve - Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 12:07

Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 12:07
Not as far as I know. There is one at Lane Cove on the N side of the harbour though. Using the freeway it'd only take 15 minutes to get to Leichhardt. $3 Bridge toll (don't go through the tunnel) From Lane Cove, head into the city and get yourself in lane as you approach the tolls (left hand lane until you pass the tunnel entrance on your R. Then move over to the RH lane for W Suburbs) for W Suburbs and Liverpool/Parramatta. That will get you onto the Western Distributor. Just a short journey up there to the Leichhardt turnoff.
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Reply By: Member - Ian H (NSW) - Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 12:24

Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 12:24
You could look at Narrabeen camping and caravan park right at the Narrabeen lagoon and short walk to the beach (5 Min.) About 25 min to Leichhardt. Beautiful spot so close to the city. Good Luck.
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Reply By: Member - Ian W (NSW) - Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 15:15

Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 15:15
Lane Cove would be about two thirds the distance of Narrabeen and a hell of a lot quicker to reach. Narrabeen exposes you to the Spit Bridge which is a shocker in peak hour.

From Leichhardt its a short step to Victoria Road head west an chuck a right turn onto Ring Road 3 which actually beomes Lane Cove Road which gives access to Lane Cove River Tourist Park - actual suburb is North Ryde.

Mate am assuming you are from well out of Sydney and are really just in to visit friends rather than stay for any period, shout again if you need more info or further clarification


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Reply By: Penguin (NSW) - Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 15:35

Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 15:35
Hi OldMike

Are you looking for something in Sydney or are you prepared to travel for 2 hours?

If you can travel, I would suggest the Wattagans north of Sydney on the way to Newcastle. Turn off the freeway at the Morisset exit and turn left at the second roundabout. Head into Cooranbong and turn left at the SES depot. Continue along that road and it turns to dirt (good dirt and 2wd friendly unless wet) and follow signs into Wattagan Forest.

There are lots of camping areas well signposted throughout the area and most, if not all, have pit toilets and water tanks.

Happy to dig out map references if you need them.

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Reply By: shepo - Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 15:56

Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 15:56
hi old mike,
a bit further afield but still in the metro area is bonnie vale next to bundeena in the royal national park near sutherland approx 35km south of the cbd, it is on the port hacking river and is surrounded by the national park,

good luck shepo
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Reply By: Philip A - Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 16:21

Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 16:21
Narrabeen IS beautiful but 25Mins from City????
In peak hour give 1hr 30 mins. Peak hour is from 6.30AM to about 9.30AM.
I ride it every day on my motocycle. Takes 50 minutes using bus lanes and Honda lane.
Regards Philip A
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Reply By: Nick R - Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 16:25

Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 16:25
Isn't there a park in the city? just set up there, I believe you will be served an eviction notice with 2 weeks to vacate, you can even light a fire but you will not be allowed to cook on it as it is ceremonial.
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Reply By: Marc - Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 19:53

Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 19:53
there are only a few parks left near sydney. One at caringbah, heathcote, San souci that I know. Check with NRMA etc dor parks. The others are already listed
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Reply By: DaveB - Monday, May 08, 2006 at 14:22

Monday, May 08, 2006 at 14:22
I seem to remember some people were lucky enough to set up a campsite on Mrs Macquarie's chair a few years ago - I think they have relocated to in front of Old Parliament House in Canberra.
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