Autumn – Winter – Spring Camping – where to go ?!?

It is always hard to find a spot that suites all of us, dogs included!!
The choices of great camping spots are endless, finding them is even easier with apps like
wikicamps. And Google makes my old camping directory from 1990 seem tired and obsolete.

Past trips to great locations are always worth a revisit too, I don’t always seek to go where no man has gone before. That’s a job for a weekend recce prior to the Easter rush.
Our favorite spots have always included the three essentials – camp fire – water – dog friendly

April/May and Sept/Oct camping is always a little cool, so a nice clean toilet block with hot water adds a little positive note to the experience. Autumn has great sunny days that can be full of fun and adventure for kids big and small.

Tuena Creek

Always much to see and do, and there’s gold in that there creek, so they say, and open to fossickers.

In summer this place is often packed, with kiddies paddling in this lovely creek.
But the colder nights and frosty mornings will see this place near on empty, and I don’t understand why.

Tuena Camping Ground

Tuena is half way between Goulburn and Bathurst on the Abercrombie Rd and it’s a fairly good bitumen road. There is plenty of space to spread out, and a lovely grassed area to pitch your tent or park your camper/caravan.

Tuena Camping Area

There are sheltered picnic tables and shady
trees in summer.
They even have woodfired camp stoves
made from old 40gallon drums, spread
out around the area for campers to
cook on and sit around.

Re-purposed drums

Well used by all who camp here.
Every time we go past in summer or late spring, this place is busy.
Very popular with the retired caravan groups.

Parsons General Store

Parsons Store is open 9.30am – 7pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. (Closed for lunch 1-2pm) On Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday only open in the afternoon between 2pm – 7pm. But these hours can change so check with the Store on (02)48345235. Whilst your in there have a chat to the Parsons, you know their family have run this store since 1886. The current building was built in the ’40s but there are original fittings from the first store inside, like the cedar counter. The store has a liquor licence since the pub across the road closed a few years ago.


Camping Costs
Only a minimal fee of $5 unpowered is charged and payable at the store. And for that you get toilets and showers. But if you want power it is still dirt cheap at $10 per night.
Take lots of $1 coins as the hot showers are coin operated.

Tuena – Goulburn to Bathurst via Abercrombie

Use this great spot as a weekend camp or longer as there is plenty to see and do within a short drive. Abercrombie Caves are wonderful, and just up the road. And there is plenty of forest tracks for a 4wd to explore.
The Abercrombie River Reserve next to the bridge is great for deep water swimming,but can be very dirty from inconsiderate campers.
Well worth the stop to look around.

Remember to always take your rubbish with you.

Happy Camping