Camping near Tamworth

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I am thinking of taking my young family to Mt Kaputar NP and then along Fossicker's Way to Tamworth.

Does anyone know of any good campsiies in the Tamworth/Nundle area. We prefer NP camping rather than caravan parks.
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Reply By: Cruiser .- Saturday, Mar 07, 2009 at 12:07

Saturday, Mar 07, 2009 at 12:07

Best thing is to look at NPWS website or google camp sites around Tamworth/Nundle, or better still contact the Tourism Office at Tamworth.


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Reply By: Member - Fred B (NT) - Saturday, Mar 07, 2009 at 12:14

Saturday, Mar 07, 2009 at 12:14
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Reply By: Member - John and Val W (ACT) - Saturday, Mar 07, 2009 at 13:55

Saturday, Mar 07, 2009 at 13:55
There is a good little campsite at Apsley Falls.
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Reply By: Member - Roundie (N.S.W.) - Saturday, Mar 07, 2009 at 14:53

Saturday, Mar 07, 2009 at 14:53
A couple of good free camps on the range above Nundle. Sheba dams is a nice spot, just past Hanging Rock. The other is the Ponderosa Forest Park on the road through to Nowendoc. When you leave Mt Kaputar if your heading towards Bingara there is some great camp spots on the banks of the Gwyder River on the Copeton Dam road
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Reply By: Member - Richard H (NSW) - Saturday, Mar 07, 2009 at 15:05

Saturday, Mar 07, 2009 at 15:05
There is free camping at Bendemeer, toilets as I recall but nothing else. It's nice and quiet too.

Drive off the New England Hwy. as if you are going into the village and turn into the left just past the caravan park (who is currently having a big bitch about people NOT using his park).

You can get a decent feed at the pub, which is within easy walking distance.

If you stay at Apsley Falls you have to pay, it is a N.P.W.S. facility.
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Reply By: Sawtybt - Saturday, Mar 07, 2009 at 15:23

Saturday, Mar 07, 2009 at 15:23
Bowling Alley Point Rec Reserve on Chaffey Dam about 15 K's north of Nundle.
Large camping area with male & female flushing toilets and hot showers. Coin donation(honesty box)fee for hot showers. Includes picnic tables and open fireplaces.
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Reply By: Member - Wayne David (NSW) - Saturday, Mar 07, 2009 at 16:08

Saturday, Mar 07, 2009 at 16:08
That camping on the range above Nundle is pretty but would be damn cold unless you're doing it before mid April. But then of course it's so cold that you could have the place to yourself. So there's a plus.

If it were me I'd opt for Bendemeer or Chaffey Dam. Both are very nice but I believe there's a small fee for both, and then check out Mt. Kaputar NP......there's bound to ample camping there.
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Reply By: 3F62 - Sunday, Mar 08, 2009 at 13:27

Sunday, Mar 08, 2009 at 13:27
Had a look at Warrabah NP yesterday 30 k's north west of Manilla, so ? 70k's from Tamworth......few campgrounds in the park wtih clean compost toilets. Swimming, fishing etc,on the upper Namoi river.....usual park fee's apply....worth consideration.

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Reply By: Member - Mark (NSW) - Sunday, Mar 08, 2009 at 22:58

Sunday, Mar 08, 2009 at 22:58
Depends what you want and where you are going to.
I'm a Tamworth resident, all spots mentioned are good.

Sheeba Dam (1-2Ha) above Nundle is fantastic amongst tall trees, but at 900m like Bendemeer, quite cool, possibly getting to the end of their swimming werather now.

Warrabah NP is also good, especially if you come down from Mt Kaputar on the 4WD only back way through Barraba (need pre arranged key for lacked gate from National Parks). Good rock hopping for kids 5-20.

Chaffey Dam (50Ha? area) is a large open dam, can be noisy on weekends with water sking. Water is OK for swimming to end March.
Not mentioned is Keepit Dam Caravan Pk between Tamworth, Gunnedah & Manilla better facilities, ski boat noise on weekend, good lawns, excellent facilites. Water is fine for swimming to Easter.
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