Northern NSW trip

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Hi,
Heading off next week to Northern NSW. We will be staying in van parks at Moree and Lightning Ridge.
Just after few good free camp sites/scenic roads/places to visit in the Warialda/Bingara/Inverell/Glen Innes/Tenterfield districts. Any favourite spots would be greatly appreciated. It has been 25 yrs since I have been up in this area.
Regards,
Ian
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Reply By: Member - Mark (Tamworth NSW) - Saturday, Mar 17, 2012 at 22:32

Saturday, Mar 17, 2012 at 22:32
Contact Gwydir Shire council based in Waraialda, they cover much of that area.

There probably are some camping spots along the river, near the bridge over the Gwydir River in Bingara. Bingara promotes itself as a RV friendly town.
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Follow Up By: Member - iijmartin - Sunday, Mar 18, 2012 at 06:56

Sunday, Mar 18, 2012 at 06:56
Thanks Mark will enquire at Gwydir Council
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Reply By: Member - Carl- Saturday, Mar 17, 2012 at 23:03

Saturday, Mar 17, 2012 at 23:03
Warialda really does not have a great camp spot that I have found. The caravan park just as you enter town on the left coming from Moree however is great. Cheap clean and the ranger comes around in the evening. Super friendly. Just pick a spot. You can walk all around town from there.

Bingra has a great series of camp spost along the river to the east of town. Turn left right after crossing the bridge (only one) coming from the north. head about 5 kilometers and you will see gravel roads off to the left. Check out a few before sinding the best spot. You can camp right on the waters edge as the river cannot flood. It comes from a weir. Water is clear and drinking water. There is a canoe hire place in town and he will drop your party up stream. Just roll with the current back down again. Not too hard for kids.

Inverelle has Copeton Dam. Check out this web site:
http://www.sweetwaterfishing.com.au/Copeton.htm

Watch your speed on the Moree to Warialda road, especially around "Deadwood" or something like that.

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Follow Up By: Member - iijmartin - Sunday, Mar 18, 2012 at 06:59

Sunday, Mar 18, 2012 at 06:59
Thanks Carl, had planned to camp nr Bingara on the river on the way down to Lake Keepit
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Reply By: mike39 - Sunday, Mar 18, 2012 at 08:14

Sunday, Mar 18, 2012 at 08:14
From your reply I assume you are doing a circuit with Glen Innes your most northern point.
Apart from what has been mentioned, there are very few decent free campsites these days.

Torrington State park area is one, another is down the Old Grafton road, Mann river reserve.

About 20km. out of Glen. a mate of mine has Bullock Mountain Homestead, 2000acres with nominal charge for camping.

Good (gravel) road access and peaceful campsites around the homestead area. Reddestone creek runs past with sapphires and zircon.

The main Beardy R. (over the mountain) has cod, yellowbelly and big redfin. Plenty of birds and wildlife, deer, roo's and goats (no shooting) plus horse riding.
If interested, the contact is Steve or Alison 67 321599.
Mike
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Follow Up By: Marksom - Sunday, Mar 18, 2012 at 09:02

Sunday, Mar 18, 2012 at 09:02
Hi Mike39, Mark from Ballina here, old Glen boy, my Grandad owned Bullock Mtn at one stage,my Dad has his ashes buries there, under the big iron bark stump, good camp there....also Mann reserve is great, floods buggered a few ideal camp spots but still heaps to choose from...Cheers
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Follow Up By: mike39 - Sunday, Mar 18, 2012 at 17:47

Sunday, Mar 18, 2012 at 17:47
G'day Mark.
Steve and Alison bought the place, also with the business "pub crawls on horseback" from Steve Langley "langers" about 18yrs. ago.
I wll let Steve know sbout your comment, I am sure he would like to hear more from you.
Cheers mike (H)
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Follow Up By: Marksom - Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 07:48

Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 07:48
Hi Mike, have chated to Steve a few times, he showed me grandads deeds etc, must go out & give Dads sump a varnish & clean up, at Cltic festival time maybe.
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Reply By: Member - Mark (Tamworth NSW) - Sunday, Mar 18, 2012 at 11:14

Sunday, Mar 18, 2012 at 11:14
PS If you do stop at Bingara, make sure you head to the bakery, great fresh food and probably a good place to ask questions about the district.
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Reply By: Missi C - Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 08:05

Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 08:05
There is a great cheap caravan park at Barraba about an hour south of Bingera run by a great friendly bloke by the name of Richo. Barraba is a great little town. Very friendly locals and great little tourist info centre.

Copeton Dam near Inverell is also a great place to camp.

Enjoy your trip.

Del
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