COOLAH TOPS NATIONAL PARK, New South Wales

The October Long Weekend had us exploring Coolah Tops National Park in New South Wales. Coolah Tops National Park is 30kms east of the township of Coolah and around 330kms north west of Newcastle. The last 15kms into the National Park is dirt road with a few dips in sections, however, no issues for a 4WD/van with reasonable clearance. WHERE DID WE GO? ➡ CLICK ON THE MAP TO OPEN IN GOOGLE MAPS ⬅ We left home on Friday afternoon and had a quick overnight stop near Jerrys [Read more...]

THE BARRACKS CAMPING AREA – Coolah Tops National Park

THE BARRACKS CAMPING AREA is a free camp located within Coolah Tops National Park.  WHERE IS IT? Coolah Tops National Park is 30kms east of the township of Coolah and around 330kms north west of Newcastle. The last 15kms into the National Park is dirt road with a few dips in sections, no issues for a 4WD/van with reasonable clearance. CAMP FEES FREE!!! CAMPGROUND INFORMATION The Barracks is slightly more open than Coxs Creek but still has plenty of shade. ✅ Pit [Read more...]

BATTERY ROCK REST AREA – Gungal, NSW

Battery Rock Rest Area is a FREE CAMP on the Golden Highway. The rest area is fairly small however there is a turning circle down the bottom so access in and out if towing is fine. This rest area has some interesting rock formations that are millions of years old!  Even if you are not camping overnight, it's worth a quick break to view these. WHERE IS IT? Battery Rock Rest Area is between Sandy Hollow and Merriwa on the Golden Highway, around 3km west of the township of [Read more...]

Bowmans Crossing FREE CAMP – Upper Hunter, NSW

Bowmans Crossing FREE CAMP is a good option for the night if you are passing through the Upper Hunter region.  You need to be fully self sufficient to camp here as there are no facilities. WHERE IS IT? 10kms west of Jerrys Plains on the Golden Highway (NSW). Right hand side of road before crossing the river (Bowmans Crossing Bridge) when heading west. CAMP FEES FREE!!! CAMPGROUND INFORMATION ▶️ Large grassed area  ▶️ No facilities  ▶️ River access This [Read more...]

COXS CREEK CAMPING AREA – Coolah Tops National Park

COXS CREEK CAMPING AREA is a free camp located within Coolah Tops National Park.  WHERE IS IT? Coolah Tops National Park is 30kms east of the township of Coolah and around 330kms north west of Newcastle. The last 15kms into the National Park is dirt road with a few dips in sections, no issues for a 4WD/van with reasonable clearance. CAMP FEES FREE!!! CAMPGROUND INFORMATION Coxs Creek is a shady campground with campsites dotted throughout the trees. The old Coxs Creek [Read more...]