Camping sites in NSW, VIC & SA

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G'day,

I am currently in the process of creating an itinerary for our trip which will consist of visiting VIC, NSW and SA. We will be sleeping in swags and are hoping to stay in "bush" style camps etc. I have been researching to try and find camp sites for each town we intend to stop over at but am struggling to find camp sites at the following towns:

Wentworth, Tilpa, Bourke, Tibooburra, Hawker, Broken Hill and Mildura.

If anyone would be able to help me out with spots for the above towns it would be great.




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Reply By: Member - John and Val - Tuesday, Jun 29, 2010 at 21:52

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2010 at 21:52
Hi Nicho,

You're not likely to find bush style camps actually in towns, although the national park campground is on the northern edge of Tibooburra. Have you got a copy of Camps Australia - that will show you a lot of free camps, mostly away from towns a bit. In NSW state forests are a good place to camp too.

Just south of Mildura is the Hattah Kulkyne NP where there are some good camps near the River. About 20km west of Wentworth is Fort Courage which is a campground owned by a big fishing club, but its open to the public - cost us $14 for a night there last year - top spot with a great camp kitchen.

HTH, cheers,

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Follow Up By: Nicho_T - Tuesday, Jun 29, 2010 at 21:58

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2010 at 21:58
Thanks for the reply Val.
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Reply By: Michael46 - Tuesday, Jun 29, 2010 at 22:01

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2010 at 22:01
Hi Nicho

I find this site useful in locating bush camps.

http://www.ozcamps.net/

Michael
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Reply By: snapper49 - Tuesday, Jun 29, 2010 at 22:20

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2010 at 22:20
Get yourself a copy of camps 5 and you will have all the info you want
http://www.campsaustraliawide.com/index.php?page=22
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Reply By: Member - Tommy T (Moonta SA) - Tuesday, Jun 29, 2010 at 22:49

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2010 at 22:49
G'day Nicho

Rawnsley Park Station is about 30k north of Hawker & south of Wilpenna Pound. Bush camping available separate from caravan park area & up-market eco villas. Have stayed there several times.

Rawnsley Park home page

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Follow Up By: Member - Trouper (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 at 15:20

Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 at 15:20
The trouble with Camps Australia is that all the Caravaners get in to the sites nice and early and you have no chance of putting up a tent, particularly if the sited are free. Try putting up a tent on the Cooper Creek near Windorah QLD, its wall to wall caravans.
So if you would like a book that shows sites that a lot of caravans cant go, see Cathy Savage and Craig Lewis book "Camping Australia" from Explore Australia Publishing P/L.

Tent Campers Unite, and stop the caravaners spreading like Cane Toads.....!!!!!

Regards ...........Jeff
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Follow Up By: Member - Trouper (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 at 15:24

Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 at 15:24
Sooy getting carried awaay there at Broken Hill about 20KM on the Silverton Road "Penrose Park"
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Reply By: Fiona & Paul - Tuesday, Jun 29, 2010 at 23:23

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2010 at 23:23
Wilga Station campground is a NP camp area about 50km west of Tilpa, BBQ and toilets provided by NP's and there are plenty of areas to camp alongside the river between Wilga Station (NP owned) and the campground.

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Reply By: Dave B ( BHQ NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 29, 2010 at 23:35

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2010 at 23:35
Nicho, here is a link to a bush style camp just out of Broken Hill.

Penrose Park Silverton

It is where we are going to have the EO National Gathering next year.

There are plenty of camping sites at Kings Billabong upstream from Mildura.

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Reply By: SDG - Tuesday, Jun 29, 2010 at 23:59

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2010 at 23:59
About 10 k North of Bourke there is camping by the river. May's Bend I think it's called. No facilities at all.
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Reply By: Nicho_T - Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 at 08:53

Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 at 08:53
Thanks for all the replies everyone. I have now got camping spots for each place we intend to stop over at.

Thanks again, Nick
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