Adventure Travel

5 Ripper Bush Camps

You don’t have to pay big bucks for quality locations, you just need to know where to look.

Lollback Rest Area, NSW
Here you can camp by the calming Mann River, at Lollback, 44km west of Grafton or 114km east of Glenn Innes. As it’s spacious enough for five or more vans or campers, Lollback Rest Area is an ideal place to pull up for the night. Toilets, barbecues, tank water, tables and picnic shelters as well as bins are provided, with a sealed access road.

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Cost: FREE
Address: Gwydir Hwy, Jackadgery, NSW 2460
GPS: -29.57778, 152.55745
Toilets: Yes
Showers: No
Camp Fires: BBQ
Max Stay: 24 hours
Road Access: Good/Sealed
Water: Tank
Number of Sites: 5+
Power Available: No
Dog Friendly: Yes
Suitable for Big Rigs: Yes

Greens Lake Recreation Reserve, VIC
Greens Lake Recreation Reserve is located 16km west of Stanhope and 24km east of Elmore on the Midland Highway. This area has unlimited stays available for free, with picnic tables, shade, bins and septic toilets available. The reserve is located off a dirt access road and has a large grassy area where dogs are welcome.

Cost: FREE
Address: Greens Lake Rd, Corop VIC 3559
GPS: -36.437778, 144.828339
Toilets: Yes
Showers: No
Camp Fires: Yes
Max Stay: Unlimited
Road Access: 1km dirt road access
Water: From lake
Number of Sites: 40+
Power Available: No
Dog Friendly: Yes
Suitable for Big Rigs: Yes

Wuruma Dam, QLD
Wuruma Dam, 47km north west of Eidsvoldt, is the ideal bush camp for any keen fisho, with the dam stocked with silver and golden perch, barramundi and bass. Make sure you have your fishing licence. There is no max stay and plenty of space available, prime spots are first in, best dressed. Toilets are available, however, there are no showers and water is not potable. Dogs are permitted as are camp fires in season.

Cost: FREE
Address: Wuruma Dam Log Hut Road
GPS: -25.18138, 150.98651
Toilets: Yes
Showers: No
Camp Fires: Yes
Max Stay: no limit
Road Access: 1Klm dirt
Water: Not potable
Number of Sites: 50+
Power Available: No
Dog Friendly: Yes
Suitable for Big Rigs: Yes

Leven Canyon Reserve, TAS
Located 42km from Ulverstone, Leven Canyon Reserve is on the north west coast of Tasmania. With a plethora of walking tracks and picnic areas available, Leven Canyon Reserve is a popular area for day trippers. Be sure to check out the lookout platforms for panoramic views of the countryside. Toilets and water are available, and pets are allowed.

Cost: FREE
Address: Leven Canyon Rd, Nietta TAS 7315
GPS: -41.4009, 146.0317
Toilets: Yes
Showers: No
Camp Fires: Yes
Max Stay: 4 weeks
Road Access: Good/Sealed
Water: Yes
Number of Sites: 10+
Power Available: No
Dog Friendly: Yes
Suitable for Big Rigs: No

Hull Heads Recreation Area, QLD
Twenty kilometres south east of Tully is Hull Head Recreational Area. The rec area is off the main road, through the cane fields and located at the river mouth. This camp area is run by the Coast Guard, with 25 sites available. Flushing toilets and showers are provided as well as water. Campfires are permitted and the area is dog friendly and suitable for big rigs.

Cost: $16.50 per night
Address: Luff St, Hull Heads QLD 4854
GPS: -17.996, 146.0697
Showers: Yes
Camp Fires: Yes, BYO firewood
Max Stay: 4 nights
Road Access: Good/Sealed
Water Available: Yes
Number of Sites: 25
Power Available: No
Dog Friendly: Yes
Big Rigs : Yes
Website/Info: 07 4068 2288

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