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Camping Site Review: Toorongo Falls Campground, VIC

Camping Site Review: Toorongo Falls Campground, VIC 0

Toorongo Falls Cmpground is located directly east of Melbourne, Victoria. There is a limited number of sites, only 20, and it is first in, best dressed. The campground itself is situated at the head of a valley, where their are 3 grassed clearings by the river, where you can camp.

All three sites are exposed to day visitors, and show signs of popularity. They are mostly level, and there is options for shaded sites.

Local wildlife is common, especially Rosellas and Kookaburras. There is a one and a half hour walk to the Tooronga Falls and Ampitheatre Falls, which is along the creek line for most of the walk.

Cost: Camping is Free 
Pets: Are Allowed within Conditions
Toilets and Showers: Longdrop or Composting
BBQ and Picnic: Wooden BBQ's Available (bring your own firewood/check firebans), and picnic tables are available.
Fishing: There are fishing spots at/near this campground
Swimming: There is a river near the campground
Horse Riding: No

  • Gavin Bottrell
Camping Site Review: Geehi Flats Campground, NSW

Camping Site Review: Geehi Flats Campground, NSW 0

The Geehi Flats Campground is located East of Jindabyne, NSW. It is in the Kosciuszko National Park. There are 100 sites available at this campground.

The campground has composting toilets. The camping area stretched from the Alpine Way down and across the river for a few kilometres. The ground is relatively flat, with plenty of shade.

There are great views of the mountain range, and you will be sure to see lots of kangaroos, native birds, and possums. Fisherman love the area as it is popular for trout fishing.

The local river is great to float down on airbeds.

Cost: Camping is Free - but a park permit is required
Pets: Not Allowed
Toilets and Showers: Longdrop or Composting
BBQ and Picnic: Neither are available
Fishing: There are fishing spots at/near this campground
Swimming: This campground is near a river or creek that has swimming holes
Horse Riding: No

  • Gavin Bottrell
Camping Site Review: Ocean Beach Campground, QLD

Camping Site Review: Ocean Beach Campground, QLD 0

The Ocean Beach Campground is located north of Brisbane, and has a total of 64 sites available. The sites are stretched along a couple of kilometres along the beach in Bribie Island Recreation Reserve. This allows for a lot of room to move around.

The campground is very busy in peak times, so it is important to book to ensure you get a spot. The stretch is popular for beach driving, however experience is recommended for certain sections.

Only campsites accessed from the "P" track have access to toilets and showers.

Cost: $5.45 per person per night, or $21.80 per family
Pets: Not Allowed
Toilets and Showers: Some Flushing Toilets and Showers
BBQ and Picnic: Wood BBQ's available, and Picnic Tables are available
Fishing: There are fishing spots at/near this campground
Swimming: This campground is near the ocean
Horse Riding: No

  • Gavin Bottrell
Camping Site Review: Waitpinga Campground, SA

Camping Site Review: Waitpinga Campground, SA 0

The Waitpinga Campground is located in radius to Adelaide, SA. It is a short stroll to Waitpinga Beach. The campsites themselves are mostly flat, and there are only 5 sites available. The sites can accommodate for both tents and caravans.

Fires at this ground are not permitted. Around the campground their are plenty of walking trails including the Heysen Trail, which follows the cliffs and coast to Kings Beach - stunning views. It is a hike however, a 23km return trip.

Fishing off Waitpinga beach is popular, especially at high tide. Surfers often descend here as well, due to the awesome swell.. 

Cost: $6-$20
Pets: Not Allowed
Toilets and Showers: Longdrop or Composting
BBQ and Picnic: No BBQ's available, however Picnic Tables are available
Fishing: There are fishing spots at/near this campground
Swimming: This campground is near the ocean
Horse Riding: No

  • Gavin Bottrell
Camping Site Review: Rummery Park Campground, NSW

Camping Site Review: Rummery Park Campground, NSW 0

The Rummery Park Campground is located West of Byron Bay on Australias Eastern Coast. It is possibly the cheapest place to stay near the normally expensive Byron Bay.

It is a large ground, which accomodates for both tents and caravans. Fires are acceptable here (in the correct season - check with the local council), but you must bring your own firewood.

A large communal cooking area with gas BBQ's are located on the premises.

Cost: $10 Per Night Per Adult, $5 Per Child
Pets: Not Allowed
Toilets and Showers: Longdrop or Composting
BBQ and Picnic: Gas/Electric BBQ's and Picnic Tables Available
Fishing: There are no known fishing spots here
Swimming: There are no known swimming spots here
Horse Riding: Yes

  • Gavin Bottrell
Camping Site Review: Cotter Campground, ACT

Camping Site Review: Cotter Campground, ACT 0

Cotter Campground is located on the outskirts of Canberra. It is a large campground with seperate areas designated for different types of camping, i.e caravans, tents etc.

It is a grassy area, with plenty of shade. The open area gives plenty room for the kids to run amuck. There are also fire rings available, however you will need to bring your own firewood.

There is a river/creek located nearby for fishing and swimming.

Cost: $12 Per Night (Children under 15 are FREE)
Pets: Not Allowed
Toilets and Showers: Fluching toilets and hot showers
BBQ and Picnic: Gas/Electric BBQ's and Picnic Tables Available
Fishing: There are fishing spots near the campground
Swimming: There is a nearby River/Creek
Horse Riding: No

  • Gavin Bottrell