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Blue mountains

Postby cherish3 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:08 pm

Hi Everyone

I was wondering if anyone could recommend where I could camp with my wife and daughter in blue mountains that has shower and toilets. We are from Melb and just getting into camping, looking to explore. Have been to Wilsons prom and grampians a few times and heard blue mountains is great place to visit.

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Re: Blue mountains

Postby cokebottle » Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:13 pm

Hi Eric, I can only think of one place with showers & that is Lake Lyell, near Lithgow, which is on the western side of the mountains...

http://lakelyell.com.au/

I stayed there overnight for a camp out with some mates a few years ago & from what I remember the facilties were good...

There are caravan park's at Katoomba & Blackheath which are council run so it should be ok.... I have never been there myself but! http://www.bmcc.nsw.gov.au/yourcouncil/contactus/caravanparks

I know of a couple of spots in the National Park for rough camping, but they only have drop toilets & no showers...

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Re: Blue mountains

Postby padfoot » Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:27 pm

As Michael said, all of the national park camping is very basic. (thanks for the link! That looks like a great option)
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/Natio ... x?id=N0004

If I had to pick one walk I would take the family on it's this one:
http://www.wildwalks.com/bushwalking-an ... -walk.html
As with all walks in the Blue Mountains there are a few stairs but the canyon is beautiful and well worth it.
Make sure you post a trip report!
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Re: Blue mountains

Postby cherish3 » Fri May 06, 2011 10:12 pm

Thank you for the links. The grand canyon track looks good and will also check out the caravan park. Will post trip report when get the chance to go.

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Re: Blue mountains

Postby cokebottle » Tue May 10, 2011 3:19 pm

padfoot wrote:If I had to pick one walk I would take the family on it's this one:
http://www.wildwalks.com/bushwalking-an ... -walk.html


Yes, I have done the Grand Canyon walk about 20 yrs ago! it was freezing cold so I was wearing jeans.... big mistake! the walk out/up was very uncomfortable :--?

If you want to check out places a bit off the tourist trail look around my backyard in Lawson/Hazelbrook/Woodford. there are some nice small waterfalls like Terrace/Cataract/Victor Falls on the Southern side of the highway between Lawson & Hazelbrook, accessable by parking along Baths Rd & walking, or if you have a 4wd or car with high clearance you can go down Terrace falls rd from Hazelbrook station...

And on the Northern side there is Horseshoe Falls/Mabel Falls at Hazelbrook, Empire Pass/St Michael's Falls/Frederica Falls/Dante's Glen at Lawson.

These waterfalls are marked on normal maps of the area & I know them all very well having lived in the mountains most of my adult life & explored & swam in any pool of water deep enough .... but be aware in Summer you may find me skinny dipping in the creek at these falls :booty :***

Also again if you have a 4wd/high clearance you can check out Murphys Glen at Woodford, you can camp there, no showers/water & only 1 small long drop toilet

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I took these photos when I visited there a couple of years ago... road is pretty rough though!

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