hello, this bad story is a perfect example of why I personally don't like to stay at popular or paid for sites. In my opinion, the best things in life are free, and why should you pay for sumthing as basic as a chink of dirt (and BBQ's etc.) if you were around dural, only about 1/2hrs away is Wisemans ferry. I've never camped there but been through a couple of times and i'm sure ou could find sumthing better. Failing that, about 1 and 1/2 hrs away, but worth the trip, is Yengo National Park. Again, i've only driven through but I checked out 'Mogo Camp ground' and it looks really nice, with Pit Toilets and BBQ pits (BYO wood i think). Neway, theres plenty of places like this that are free, and some that you have to pay for, ie, most national parks have fee's, in my experienc is usually about 4-5 bux a nite, and the rangers who collect are usually very nice and reasonable (got off without paying a few times). Plus, half the time they don't even come around to collect. Best to go to a map/camping store and buy maps, and ask Q's. Most ppl who work in such stores have been to many of the site, or know stories from ppl who have.