After a week away with work I got back to home and Jo had decided we were going to go camping for the weekend, with the dog, either at the beach or on a river.
Our initial plan, once we decided was to go to Corang River, which or research told us was free and dogs were permitted to we packed the Disco and off we went. I had downloaded a whole stack of campsite waypoints for my 4WD GPS and this was the first time I had had the opportunity to use it. Corang River is between Braidwood and Nowra and sort of between 2 National Parks so it seemed a pretty unique place to stay. It is also a conservation and regeneration area for the Corang Pine. We were looking forward to it - until we arrived. It was un-mowed, there was broken glass, and the biggest ants I have ever seen. Access to the river was also fairly ordinary, through a gate, down to a 'drop-off' on the bank.
So we decided to go to Charleyong Crossing, where according to the GPS was another campground.
We backtracked a bit, had a shallow water crossing (it was about the same depth as my rubber thongs - my feet just got we walking through) and found the site. And we are glad we did!
It turned out Charleyong Crossing is the far better campsite. It is free, dogs allowed, tidy free camping area, plenty of shade, fewer ants, easy walk to the 'beach' and to the river.
Our nearest neighbor:
It's about 2 hours from Canberra, accessible through either Braidwood or Tarago (or Nowra) by 2WD, but it is a well maintained dirt road both ways. There are also river crossings via causeways both ways as well.
If you are down this way it is an alternative to Wee Jasper and the Brindabella Ranges for some free bush camping.
The GPS details and map to Ozcamps (http://ozcamps.net/index.php?option=com ... &Itemid=29