Sleeping under the stars is a must when visiting the beautiful Lachlan region.
Leave the stresses of the city life behind and head out bush to the Lachlan region. While accommodation options are aplenty across the region’s main towns – namely Condobolin, Tottenham and Lake Cargelligo – nothing beats the thrill of bush camping for a true taste of the Australian outdoors.
Visitors to the region can try their luck fishing by throwing in a line along the Lachlan River, the inspiration for Banjo Patterson’s famous prose ‘Clancy of the Overflow’, or simply listen to the sounds of the amazing birdlife all around. Bush camping is all about relaxation and getting back to nature, and the Lachlan region has more than a few options for hard core campers and bush novices alike.
GUM BEND LAKE, CONDOBOLIN
Gum Bend Lake at Condobolin is fast becoming one of the must visit freedom camping sites across Australia. This beautiful manmade lake opened on 22 October 1988, and is today popular for water skiing, bird watching and those just wanting to relax. Barbecue facilities, picnic tables and clean amenities are all available, while a children’s playground is also on hand to keep the little ones entertained.
DEAD MAN’S POINT, LAKE CARGELLIGO
Located on the Lake Cargelligo waterfront, Dead Man’s Point offers a picturesque camping spot that is also conveniently close to town. This beautiful natural lake is the perfect place for recreational activities of all kinds, including water skiing, fishing, canoeing, swimming, camping and much more. While eco toilets are provided, there is no water or power available, making this an authentic bush experience.
FROGS HOLLOW, LAKE CARGELLIGO
Set within walking distance of the Lake Cargelligo township, Frogs Hollow is a spectacular camping area on the water’s edge. Bird watchers in particular are in for a treat here, as are those travelling with pets. There are no showers, no toilets, no power and no water, providing a wonderful back-to-basics camping experience not to be missed.
PIONEER PARK, TULLIBIGEAL
Located on the main street of Tullibigeal, Pioneer Park is a great place to stop and rest your head for the night. Facilities include a playground, barbecue area, toilets and showers. Dogs are permitted on a lead.
BURCHER CAMPING GROUNDS, BURCHER
This free camping ground is provided by Burcher to welcome travellers to town. A number of powered and unpowered sites are available among the pine trees, with basic facilities such as showers, toilets and a sheltered camp kitchen on offer. Sites can be organised by dropping in to the Post Office or Hotel. Dogs are permitted on a lead.