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Ferndale Camping Area

4 Ratings



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4 Reviews

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Ben B.
4 months ago

It’s a rustic gem, beautiful landscape and the stream is just perfect for lounging about or a swim in deeper sections. The ground doesn’t have too many perfectly flat spots but mostly suitable for vans or tents. You can have fires and wood and ice sold on site by Ian the owner. Lots of powered sites but bring an extension for your power and water hoses, they are plentiful but spread out. The water is the highlight, swimming is done by everyone of any she, there is a gorgeous walk into the adjoining conservation area where every corner you turn is more beautiful than the next. Leading to a shaded waterway with gentle rapids you see in movies. The facilities are rugged though, showers are $1 for 4 minutes and pretty basic. My 9 year old wouldn’t sit on the toilets, they could use a sweep on the floor, walls and ceiling. It looks like the owners are slloooowwly putting a new amenities block together (which would be great). You won’t be disappointed, we are planning to go back with friends already.

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Guest A.
1 year ago
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Jack G.
1 year ago

Absolute amazing spot good for swimming and relaxing getting away from home

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Lauren E.
2 years ago

Extremely lovely grounds! Well kept green grass and all on a fairly flat surface. Right next to the river which looks like there would be some spots that could be swimmable. The toilets and shower facilities could definitely use an upgrade but otherwise a winner

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Penno 9 months ago

two listings for the same place? neither mention whether it's free or what the rates are


Not free. Rates are relatively cheap. They are up on their website if you google Ferndale Camping Area by Lauren E.


Last time i was there it was 15 per person for unpowered! Awesome price for a weekend getaway! by Braedon B.


If it’s free, the app will say it’s free. You can also use the filters to find only free spots. by Mike W.



1940 Chichester Dam Rd,
Bandon Grove NSW 2420,

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11.21 km

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