Camp 1

       This site is located on the side of our 25 acre lake nestled back in the trees to provide a private lake side experience. It is a great location to watch the sun rise over the lake and enjoy the pleasantly warm water temperatures all year round.

Being by the water it is home to many beautiful water birds from around the area including but not limited to: ‘Franklin’ the Pelican, Ducks, Sarus Cranes, Brolgas, Jacanas, Herons, Egrets, and Kingfishers.

Size: Large sized camp site situated right on our 20 acre lake. It has one large (~100sqm) area and three smaller areas with level ground for camping, as well as a nice levelled area to spend the day by the water.
Area A in above map is suitable for camper trailers or roof top tents, but good reversing skills are required to turn around. Only very experienced drivers could also reverse a camping trailer into B (~4×5 meters) or C

Access: 2WD, Camper Van, Camper Trailer(good reversing skills required).

Occupancy: This site can be booked for less, but will be charged for a minimum of 4 adults.
Suggested occupancy up to 12 people and 5 vehicles.
Additional flat areas can be mowed on demand for larger groups up to 40 people and 12 vehicles

Privacy: not easily seen from day-area and well hidden from the road, ~100m from closest road, ~280m across the lake from the day area and ~400m from closest camp site (all as the crow flies)

Activities: Bird watching, Canoeing, Swimming, Bush Walking…..

Fees:
Camp 1 is in our Medium Price Category


NOTES: all prices are per person per night.

The base rate includes 4 adults or child equivalents (or 6 adults for long weekends or 8 adults for Easter)
Click here for more info on pricing (eg fees for children, long weekends, possible discounts etc).
A Bond of $100 or 30% of camping fee will also be charged, which is refundable if Terms and Code of Conduct are adhered to and no littering occurs.

Availability:

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Camp 1: FULL

2022-01-24

Camp 1: FULL

2022-01-25 2022-01-26 2022-01-27 2022-01-28 2022-01-29 2022-01-30
2022-01-31 2022-02-01 2022-02-02 2022-02-03 2022-02-04 2022-02-05 2022-02-06

Important Note: Just because the calendar shows no bookings for a certain date, this does not guarantee availability; we might have received a booking application which awaits processing or payment.

If you want to book this camp, please fill out our booking form.

view of lake from day-area
view of lake from lake-side area at camp 1

Here are some pictures kindly supplied by campers who used this site:

Visitor's photos of and around Camp 01. A big THANKS to the photographers 🙂

And here some feedback from previous campers at Camp 01 who kindly shared their experience:

Display_Name Star Rating Please comment on this particular camp site What camping set_up did your party use? How well was this site suited to your camping set_up? How does this site compare with other camp sites you have been to?
anonymous 5 We really enjoyed camp 1, was very private and suited our group with young children very well. The site had a good amount of flat land for our 3 families to set up camp with a larger area where we could place the communal area. medium-tent It was well suited to our set up, had enough separate flat areas to pitch tents/gazebo Its one of the best
anonymous 5 Feeling remote – awesome small-tent Nothing Its better than most
anonymous 4 It was a lovely site, very private but it would have been better if the grass area where you site your camper be cut, as it was tall and seedy. [OUR COMMENT: apologies, it usually is, caretaker fell sick] medium-trailer All good but grass could have been cut prior to arrival Its better than most
Clayton 4 Very Private nice setting, probably not ideal for swimming straight off the bank, but definitely canoeing or kayaking. large-trailer Was set up fine. Its better than most
Sandy 4 Good access to the lake, the top flat site was great although there are lots of meat ant nests throughout the entire camp and they love to bite.
We enjoyed that we had the whole camp site to ourselves and that we could not see or hear any other campers around us.
We enjoyed the catch and release fishing and would have caught around 10 little Jungle Perch.
We saw a possum one night and had a red kangaroo come down and visit near us every afternoon, plenty of bird life and a friendly resident snake.
We were also very fortunate that we were allowed an early checkin.
medium-trailer We used the two campsites closest to the lake, they were easy to get in and out of with plenty of room to turn around. Its average
Nicole 5 Good campsite, would be better if closer to the water and the reeds cleared from the lake entrance. Also, the chairs at the campsite that were left behind need to be disposed of because they are disintegrated fibreglass and gave everyone who sat on it a terrible rash. [OUR COMMENT: done] swag,medium-tent,small-tent,large-tent Good Its one of the best
Brenton 5 5 stars for everything, the dam was really close but our site was just far enough away to be private, the setting out was great, the temperature was very warm as to be expected for the area but the breeze helped with that and we brought our own extra shade. medium-tent This was fantastic the owners were great with communicating with us. Its one of the best
John 5 Good view of the lake medium-tent Perfect Its the best
John 5 Completely private. Great outlook. small-camper Fine Its better than most
Bryce Purden 4 Site was clean, quiet and close to the lake. Parking trailers could be an issue but we had no trouble. Not a lot spots of flat ground but it was better than we expected. medium-trailer It was great for 2 camper-trailers. Any more would struggle with manouvering.
[OUR COMMENT: we have doubled the size of this site]
Its one of the best
Brian 3 Very good setting, peaceful most of time. Some noise at night from campers at Day use area on other side of lake Saturday night. medium-tent This site was suitable for our set up. We had three tents and three vehicles.
We had no major difficulties.
Its average
Tammie 5 Overall we loved the proximity to the large lake which we all spend hours kayaking on and it felt to a large extent like having a private lake to ourselves for most of the time. Having a long drop loo in camp was very handy. The only negative was that the campsite looked across at the day visitors area, which detracted a little from what is otherwise a complete wilderness vibe. Good cleared areas that handled our party of two families, well spaced apart. large-tent,medium-tent,small-tent NA Its the best
anonymous 4 Very private site, felt like we had the entire place to ourselves. A tranquil setting with beautiful lakeside camping. Plenty of different sites to choose from within site 1 each with a slightly different aspect and feel. Great to be able to have a fire and a massive bonus to be able to use some wood from the property. medium-tent No difficulties experienced Its better than most
anonymous 3 We found this site a little squishy….
Our group had a large setup, but we also weren’t able to utilise two areas due to 2 active ants nests (they were big ants too haha). Don’t worry, we didn’t kill them. Aside from that, the area was nice. If I could improve anything about this particular site, it would be to add a little jetty/ramp so you can fish or swim off it, and make it easier to collect clean water (skimming a bucket along the bank results in gross water haha).
medium-tent,roof-tent,medium-trailer As with most camping groups, we always setup a central marquee. We weren’t able to use the full area above the fire pit due to 2 active ants nests. Would be great if you could somehow deter ants from building nests in the area? Although I disagreed, a few of the other campers said the middle section that houses the grey water pit should be cleared of vegetation to make more space. [OUR COMMENT: we have doubled the size of this site] Its one of the best
anonymous 5 Its privacy and cleanliness. Beautiful water lilies medium-tent Good Its better than most
Stephanie 5 5 star
So private
Beautiful dam
small-tent,medium-tent Perfect Its one of the best
anonymous 5 Very private, quiet, clean, lovely setting, and felt as though we were camping in a remote area even though civilisation was not far away. small-tent,medium-tent,small-trailer,medium-trailer An earlier check-in before 3pm would have been better, because it took us some time to set up camp and we were rushing to complete it before dark. Also, a bit tight with all our vehicles, camper trailers and tents, but that was our doing and we managed – a smaller group would fit comfortably.
[OUR COMMENT: we now allow 2pm check-in]
Its one of the best
tim 4 There is a tree in the middle of the entry area which makes reversing in more difficult.
[OUR COMMENT: we have removed that tree]
Its better than most
Display_Name Star Rating Please comment on this particular camp site What camping set_up did your party use? How well was this site suited to your camping set_up? How does this site compare with other camp sites you have been to?