Camping western plains NSW

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Camping western plains NSW

Postby Malcur » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:07 pm

I am looking for ideas for camping in western plains area of NSW. Wife & I are going camping (3-day weekend) with wife's cousin & husband in March, and somehow I got lumbered with choosing the location.


We live at Baulkham Hills, cousins live at Lithgow
We are all 55+, so no kids
Prefer no more than 3-4 hrs travelling
Minimum of drop toilets. We will be self-sufficient power, food & water
Cousins have a canoe, so lake/waterway is required
We have a camper trailer and cousins have a caravan so must accomodate both

Currently Dunnes Swamp and Burraga Dam are on the short list, and I'd like to hear of any other ideas people might have.

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Re: Camping western plains NSW

Postby 2003gxl » Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:13 pm

Currently Dunnes Swamp and Burraga Dam,

I have been to both and out of those 2 my pick would be dunn swamp. Burraga only has the dam which isn't really big and thats it ( But is relaxing , Dunn swamp is a magical place and the dam is much larger ( more fishng) and a lot of walks to go on as well. There is also windamere dam. I don't know what type of car yous have but you can go out near hill end/sofala.
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Re: Camping western plains NSW

Postby bockstar » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:53 pm

I've never been there but Abercrombie Caves is on my list of places to go to.

A good mate of mine spent a night or 2 out near Wellington in a lovely spot on a river. It's in the Camps Book.
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Re: Camping western plains NSW

Postby Beagle » Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:31 pm

I would not recommens Abercrombie for a caravan. Went to 2 sites there a little of a year ago (the Beach and the Sink) and to get there with a caravan would be reckless to say the least.
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