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Old 17-12-2014, 06:47 AM
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NSW, Sydney/Newcastle North, BRETTI Camping Reserve

FREE Camping Reserve (signposted rest area)
Good Flat observing site, easy access, HUGE amount of room, set up next to your vehicle, Limited FACILITIES provided courtesy of Gloucester Council (Pit Toilets, Garbage Bins) No Water, No Power, Closest Supplies 26k at Barrington and Gloucester.
VERY Dark sky, absolutely no sky glow, BUT there may be lights from other campers, however from experience, these normally go to bed early.
No Restrictions - Dog Friendly. 30 Day Camping Allowed.
Camping suitable for Tents, Caravans, Motorhomes, etc.. Swimming in rivers (Manning and Barnard converge at this spot).
Neighbour often lets cattle graze freely over this reserve, bring a shovel
Avoid School Holidays (esp Christmas Easter and Long Weekends) as this is a VERY popular free camp.
Can get very Hot in Summer days and Very Cold in Winter nights.
How to get there: 3-4 hours north of Sydney, take M1 and Pacific Hwy to just past Heatherbrae, then The Buckets Way to Barrington, then 26k north along Thunderbolts Way.
Several IIS members have regular 4 day trips around selected New Moon watch for Threads in this Forum
GPS: 31* 47' 22.0" South; 151* 55' 7.0" East.
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