Hunter Valley free camping

I have just spent 6 nights at McNamara Park in Broke, Hunter Valley. (3 night limit, but I stayed 6 nights without any problem) I had a fantastic time. This is a great campground, with covered picnic tables, flushing toilets (only one) and camp fires allowed. It is a very large area with lots of trees for shade. The only disadvantage is you do get a bit of road noise.
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Reply By: Gronk - Saturday, Jul 21, 2012 at 19:38

Saturday, Jul 21, 2012 at 19:38
We found the road noise was good after approx 8 pm........

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Follow Up By: Jeni - Saturday, Jul 21, 2012 at 19:48

Saturday, Jul 21, 2012 at 19:48
Yes. It didnt worry me at all. Had a great time there. Walking distance to a couple of nice wineries. I was the only one there one night and felt quite safe.
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Follow Up By: ao767brad - Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 08:35

Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 08:35
As other reply noise stops by 8, but also a few sites down the back further away from the road and toilets and closer to the river. We stay there every time we visit the hunter and never been affected by the road. It's a lovely free camp with the benefit of 15 min to pokolbin and all the wineries, but road just voted in top 5 worst tar roads in NSW by NRMA.
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Follow Up By: Jeni - Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 08:42

Monday, Jul 23, 2012 at 08:42
Yes, the roads were terrible, but they seem to be working on few areas at the moment. It is hard to believe that council can let them get so bad in an area that is such a popular tourist destination.
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Reply By: Member - Bruce C (NSW) - Sunday, Jul 22, 2012 at 08:57

Sunday, Jul 22, 2012 at 08:57
Hi Jeni,
Thanks for the heads up re McNamara Park. I was heading down that way back in May but one thing led to another and we did not make it. So I was wondering what it was like. Thanks again for your report.

A little word of advice though, if you bend the rules, don't tell everybody about it. The authorities now have a heads up also, if they google McNamara Park.

Thanks again for the report, most appreciated.

Cheers, Bruce.
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Reply By: Motherhen - Sunday, Jul 22, 2012 at 13:11

Sunday, Jul 22, 2012 at 13:11
Hi Jeni

I am pleased it worked out well for you for your "two by three days" stays :)

Always nice to get feedback.

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