Bretti camping Reserve

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 23, 2012 at 18:35
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Hi everyone. Has anyone stayed at Bretti Reserve near Glouster. Is the road in Ok for a caravan. Is there much to see and do in the surrounding area?
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Reply By: racinrob - Saturday, Jun 23, 2012 at 19:47

Saturday, Jun 23, 2012 at 19:47
I've stayed there several times, always well patronised, very basic amenities and not much to see. If you're travelling north you have a long steep climb before you get to Walcha but it's bitumen all the way.

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Reply By: Motherhen - Saturday, Jun 23, 2012 at 20:50

Saturday, Jun 23, 2012 at 20:50
Just gorgeous. There is a big area to spread out on mostly along the river, and despite jagging school holidays where groups of families come each year, we got a spot right alongside the river. Sites not perfectly level due to terrain, but not bad. Well away from the road so quiet from traffic.

A couple of old pit toilets only - best to have your own. Some of the family holiday makers were pumping from the river into a small tank for their group. Water fast flowing and fresh.

We used it as an overnight stay following coming down the Thunderbolt's Way long steep hill. We then went on and stayed a few nights at Copeland Common on the road from Barrington to Barrington Tops, and used this as a base for day trips to Barrington Tops.

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Reply By: Mad Habits - Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 17:15

Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 17:15
G'day Jeni, we were going to stay there for 1 night but ended up staying 3 - no one else was there (probably because Naden hadn't been caught yet and he was last seen in the area - he's in gaol now though, so don't bother packing the machette to put under your pillow at night).

2 rivers meet on the site and the area is flat if you go up to the end.

Access with a van no problem (we have a 30ft 5th wheeler and it was easy).

Getting there from the flat going up is no problem and if you are going back down the same way the trip will be easy.

BUT!!

If you are coming down the hill to get there do yourself a favour and put into low range at the lookout before the descent.
If you are going up the hill after your stay do the same before your ascent.
If you don't have low range "Have fun" (its a long steep drive).

No TV or even radio reception at Bretti! No shops, service stations and no water on site (except the rivers), toilets are mega disgusting so take the air freshner and insect repellent.

My dog got more than 35 ticks too, so treat your pets (if you take one) before you go, and check 'em every 2 and a half minutes!

Would we stay there again - - - - - hell yeh! loved it.

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Reply By: Steve M1 (NSW) - Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 17:19

Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 17:19
Normally busy in school hols but not so much in winter. Bit of a dip on the way in but you'd have to be pretty low-slung for it to trouble you. It's lovely peaceful spot when not busy but you'd be better placed at Copeland for activities and even better at Poley's place or Cobark which both have a modest fee but better placed for the tops.
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