10 DAY ROAD TRIP – CENTRAL WEST NSW

We had 10 days off in the October School Holidays with the idea of heading towards the Blue Mountains to explore some new areas. How we got there and where we stayed was largely decided on the trip and planned day by day with WikiCamps. This trip turned out to be 10 days of free camping in some of the most beautiful and quiet campsites around the Central West Region. Click on map to open in Google Maps DAY 1 We always prefer to get on the road on the Friday after work for an hour or [Read more...]

Animals on Bikes – Tourist Trail NSW

The ANIMALS ON BIKES tourist trail is a 120km self drive that showcases some very creative sculptures in the paddocks along the way. Animals on Bikes has grown from 45 sculptures in 2009 to 111 on display now!! The sculptures have all been created by the locals that live in the area. There isn’t really space to stop roadside so it’s more of a drive by and see them, except for the towns where you can easily pull up. A fun drive and a nice diversion off the highway if you are travelling [Read more...]

Ponto Falls Reserve (near Dubbo) NSW

Ponto Falls Reserve is a truly beautiful free camp on the Macquarie River with ample space to spread out and plenty of water in the river for swimming or kayaking. We stayed for a night over the October Long Weekend and although there were quite a few campers, there was still plenty of space and no one was camped on top of each other. Through the week, it would be magic!! WHERE IS IT? 📍Ponto Falls Road, Maryvale NSW (40 mins south of Dubbo) CAMP FEES FREE!!! CAMPGROUND [Read more...]

Bakers Shaft Reserve via Burnt Yards NSW

Bakers Shaft Reserve is a beautiful free camp on the Belubula River in the Central West Region of New South Wales. WHERE IS IT? 📍Junction Park Road, Burnt Yards NSW This campground is between Bathurst and Cowra. It is 15km off the Mid Western Highway with the last 5km being dirt road. ❗️Be sure to take Burnt Yards Road otherwise you’ll end up at a locked gate! CAMP FEES FREE!!! CAMPGROUND INFORMATION This bush campground has two parts, one as you drive in and another up over the [Read more...]

ABERCROMBIE CAVES, Abercrombie River NSW

ABERCROMBIE CAVES is located within Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve and is an impressive limestone cave system. The entrance archway is the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. In the 1850s the Archway became a meeting place for gold miners due to the shelter it provided. In the 1880s a dance floor (see picture below) was built and is still in its original condition and today used for musical services and church services! WHERE IS IT? Abercrombie Caves is 70kms south of Bathurst [Read more...]