Im going on a road trip from Wollongong, NSW to Tamworth, NSW and was planning on staying overnight somewhere half way-ish. Newcastle seems to be roughly half way and I was wondering if anyone knew of a good place to just drive in and camp in a tent or the back of a ute for free/inexpensively anywhere around the area. Can be closer to Wollongong on the way to Newcastle too. I know of Ourimbah rest area but would prefer somewhere a little closer to Newcastle.
Your help is much appreciated.