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Hi All,

I asked this on the old site and got some great replies but now I'm ready to go camping I can't find the info.

I'm looking for some camping sites close to Sydney (so I can spend my time relaxing rather than driving to the place).

1. I remember there was a nifty place down near woolongong/kiama/nowra way - down by a river. Does anyone know the place?

2. Another suggestion was also by a river north of Sydney and a place the Soob club goes regularly - can't remember it either.

3. Any other suggestions also appreciated!
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You may want to try this link, Camping Grounds


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2. Another suggestion was also by a river north of Sydney and a place the Soob club goes regularly - can't remember it either.
If its the place I think it is, it's called Burralow Creek Camping Ground.
Its up around Kurrajong, just off Bells Line Of Rd, about an hour & a half (90 mins) from where I am (I'm at NorthRyde)
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1. I remember there was a nifty place down near woolongong/kiama/nowra way - down by a river. Does anyone know the place?
Coolendel???? http://www.coolendel.com.au/
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I'll be taking a look at this place in a few weeks. I'm camping at Yalwal/Danjera Dam (which might be where you're thinking of anyway Bumper) and Coolendel is just nearby so thought I'd take a look while in the area as I have some friends who won't camp without a raised bed so thought this might satisfy everyone as they can stay in the cabins and others can camp.
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Coolendell is great. Really good fishing (last trip got my biggest bass there, 52cm) plenty of room, this time of year is pretty quiet, and heaps of tracks to drive nearby. Its a good place to take people who like a few creature comforts. Danjera Dam has a camp ground as well, its free, but does fill up with dirt bike riders. Then there's always the option of bush camps, plenty of great spots to roll out a swag down there!
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....but does fill up with dirt bike riders.
Tell me about it, I've almost had one as an imprint on the bonnet twice. Still a nice area. I've paddled up the river as far as I could before it became too shallow, it's a really nice area. I'm going to paddle up there and spend a night at some point.
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Sydney has lots of spots on its frontiers. The Watagans are an hour from the northern suburbs. 90 minutes to the west, there is Newnes Plateau, and further on there is Jemolan Caves out to Kanangra Walls. To the south there is the Shoulhaven.
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Coolendell. That's it! Thanks guys. I looked at Yalwal but it seems too many dirt bikes there for my frayed nerves. I want peace and quiet when I head bush . At least Coolendel bans bikes.

I'd thought of Jenolan/Kanangara but it's begining to get a bit cool up that way now so I thought I'd go a bit coastal this time as I've only got time for an overnighter.

Thanks for the tips guys.

Hey, what about a sticky of "cool places to camp around..." your favourits city/destination? How about it Mods?
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Hey, what about a sticky of "cool places to camp around..." your favorite city/destination? How about it Mods?
I think we might be able to come up with something like that. But, it'll cost 'ya!!! If the thread title is pretty clear and concise, and there is good info in the posts (like this thread), just poke us with a stick or send us a PM with a link to the thread and we'll 'stick' it to 'ya!!!

We'll start with this one.
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Kerri, that's why you build nice big camp fires. It's not just to keep the drop bears at bay you know!!

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I'd thought of Jenolan/Kanangara but it's begining to get a bit cool up that way now so I thought I'd go a bit coastal this time as I've only got time for an overnighter.
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