Camp on Allyn – East Gresford

We recently spent three nights at CAMP ON ALLYN – EAST GRESFORD in the Hunter Region of NSW.  Camp on Allyn sits on the Allyn River and is a peaceful country location to take the family for the weekend.

The Owners, Tom and Robyn, have only recently opened this campground on their working cattle property. 


Camp on Allyn is located on Gresford Road, East Gresford, around 70kms north west of Newcastle.

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  • Powered with water (1-2 people) – $25.00 per night
  • Unpowered (1-2 people) – $20.00 per night
  • Extra person over age of 2 – $5.00 per night

* bookings are recommended 

** fee current at the time of this post


  • Large sites (8 with power).
  • Grassy/slashed paddock.
  • Peaceful country setting.
  • New clean amenities.
  • Water available.
  • Rainwater tank.
  • Power available.
  • Campfires allowed in steel fire pits.
  • Access to the Allyn River.
  • Pet friendly.
  • Garbage/recycling disposal.
  • Dump Point.
  • Friendly hosts.

The amenities are brand new and consist of two large family style ensuite bathrooms. The owners are in the process of obtaining council approval for two further stand alone toilets to ease congestion in busy times.

There is a communal “retreat” next to the amenities which is a covered area with tables for campers to utilise.

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A couple of things to note…

 No shade which would make the summer months rather hot with no trees to shelter under.
 As it is a farm paddock, there are a few nasty cats eyes (bindis) mainly on the way down to the river so make sure you and the kiddies have something on your feet and you will be fine.


There was not much water in the river at the time of our stay but our kids still managed to have fun splashing around in the water holes that were there.

Tom told us there is a platypus that lives around close by – we didn’t see him but we were probably too noisy skimming rocks and jumping in the water!!


We were one of two campers here so pretty much had the place to ourselves. We camped without power and were able to pick our own spot – not sure if that differs as it gets busier.

The nights were very peaceful and we had some beautiful sunsets to watch while sitting around the campfire.

We had a nice stay at Camp on Allyn, however, we like some shade in the warmer months so when we visit again it will be in the cooler months when we don’t need protection from the sun.

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  1. Kellie

    Sorry to have to ask but did you get phone signal there? I have to be able to work while I am away so have to check if I can get 3G.

  2. Dee Ceccato

    I checked things out for camping looks likes a great spot, owners were very friendly and happy to let me have a look around. I will definitely be camping there in the near future.

  3. Marl & Greg

    Just had 2 wonderful nights at Camp on Allyn, great spot, great hosts, Robyn and Tom cannot do enough to make you comfortable. Definitely on our list of favourites and will be back.

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