camp spots Nthn NSW

Submitted: Saturday, Nov 03, 2007 at 20:37
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We are about to head off for the very first time in our new Bushtracker which we bought from Ange and Ivan Davis (Buck and Babe). We are leaving Normanton and heading for somewhere cooler for the summer months. Does anyone know of a nice place to stay, say between Armidale and Tenterfield?

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Reply By: Turist - Saturday, Nov 03, 2007 at 21:24

Saturday, Nov 03, 2007 at 21:24
G'Day Mactrackers.

Welcome to the forum.
Now that you are BT owners you are able to join as financial owner members that will give you access to the Owners Forum.
The Owners Forum has access to a campsite database that has quite a few spots listed in the area you are looking to visit.

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Reply By: Flipp'n Lorry - Sunday, Nov 04, 2007 at 05:38

Sunday, Nov 04, 2007 at 05:38
Dumaresq Dam, about 10km NW from Armidale is fantastic. Previous water-supply for the city, but now a picnic/recreation area. Grassy, and open, fireplaces. See Camps4 for more details.
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Reply By: The Hob - Sunday, Nov 04, 2007 at 05:49

Sunday, Nov 04, 2007 at 05:49
About 50km east of Tenterfield on the Bruxner hwy is rest area on the right when heading east. The rest area is nothing to write home about but if you go around the back of the rest area you will find the remains of large forestry camp. Lots of open space big trees shade and most travellers miss it so while there may be some at the rest area over night you may have the old camp to yourself.

And its free.
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Follow Up By: The Hob - Sunday, Nov 04, 2007 at 05:54

Sunday, Nov 04, 2007 at 05:54
Could also hook a left at Armidale and head east into the Styx river area where there are several campsites along the river
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Reply By: The Mactrackers - Sunday, Nov 04, 2007 at 07:11

Sunday, Nov 04, 2007 at 07:11
Hi all. Thank you very much for all the replies. Ange and Ivan have told us how helpful you guys all are, so we are looking forward to becoming financial members asap.Will be on the road in a couple of weeks, so hope to meet some of you at some time on our travels over the next few years.We will be glad to get away from the heat up here at Normanton and enjoy a more temperate climate!


Jenny and Don
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Reply By: Bushtracker Buck & Babe - Sunday, Nov 04, 2007 at 08:52

Sunday, Nov 04, 2007 at 08:52
hi there you two,

welcome to the forum as owners!! good feeling isn't it? well it will be when you finish with all that packing in the stifling heat and get on the road.

don't forget to look in your camps australia book and keep it up to date too. lots of good spots in there, but sometimes the best spots are the ones you happen across whilst travelling.

keep asking questions as there is a wealth of information on here.

lovin the wheels not turning for a while
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Reply By: Tellem Bugrem - Monday, Nov 05, 2007 at 05:47

Monday, Nov 05, 2007 at 05:47
G'day Jenny and Don,

Welcome to the group.

"Nice Place to stay".....Do you mean for a long period, or just some beaut spots where you don't need power? There's a nice CP in Glen Innes (not too close to the Highway. I think it's called The Poplars. Camps 3 or 4 has a lot of free camp spots listed.
Girrawheen National Park is a nice spot....(Turn left just after Ballandean - between Stanthorpoe and Tenterfield). No powered sites but has hot showers. Spectacular walks here but it gets very busy in school holidays. Copeton Dam, our Bushtracker Rally site for the past four years is nice, but there's not much water in the dam (10% in September). Powered sites.

Wells Crossing, 5km east of Ashford is a nice spot, as is Bundarra Lions Park, 3 km south of Bundarra.

Oh! and by the way, Dumaresq is pronounced Duemerrik....helps when talking to locals.

Happy travels............Rob and Liz
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