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- Spacious eco and bush camping on a private cattle farm
- Tipplers' paradise: more than a dozen wineries within half an hour
- Top spot for stargazing, far from city lights
Craving a holiday far from the madding crowd? At Camp at Old Bara, a family-friendly site on a working cattle farm just over half an hour’s drive from the town of Mudgee in Central West, New South Wales, the Nagel family owners say that’s just what you’ll get: a ‘true Aussie’ break in the bush.
If your boots are made for walking, then here’s just where to come. Without ever leaving the farm’s 1,100 acres, you can trip along loads of bushwalking tracks or don your helmet and have a two-wheeled go – keep lively eyes out for local wildlife and listen to try and identify the bird calls swooping around above you. That’s not the only way to stay active at Old Bara, so head to the creek to catch some yabbies (a type of crayfish), go for a swim or take the kayak out for a serene afternoon on the water.
When you’re ready for some munch, gather some firewood and get the campfire and barbie started; if you’re in luck, the Nagels will have barbecue packs ready to buy, otherwise head into Mudgee to grab supplies at the supermarket. There are also plenty of restaurants you could try within 50 minutes if you want to venture off site.
Once you’ve eaten your fill, kick back next to your campfire and turn your eyes to the skies – the site is far from any light pollution, so an evening (or two, or three) of stargazing is a must.
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Gas cylinders available
No hot water
No potable water point
No running water
Large (51-200 pitches)
Clink those glasses in celebration and raise a toast to Mudgee: you’re in wine country now. There are more than a dozen wineries within 35 minutes’ drive of Old Bara, so butter your designated driver up by telling them most serve food as well as booze, and keep things zesty with the promise that you’ll stop at the di Lusso estate long enough for a game of bocce.
For the non-wine drinkers, you don’t have to pass your hols completely on the dry (unless you want to): head to Baker Williams Distillery for tastes of gin, limoncello, schnapps and liqueurs.
Give your liver a rest with a poke around Mudgee: dig into the past at the Colonial Inn museum, fulfil your cultural needs on the Mudgee Sculpture Walk or take a ride on the miniature railway. Want to get back out into the bush? Munghorn Gap and Avisford nature reserves are within 45 minutes of the site.
If the kids are starting to tire of Mudgee, pile into the car for a jaunt to Dubbo (two hours), where you can visit the observatory, stroll around the botanic gardens or meet the animals at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||10 a.m. –||9:30 p.m.|
|Depart by:||12 p.m.|
Camp at Old Bara cancellation policy
No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Camp at Old Bara will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Camp at Old Bara have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Camp at Old Bara dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Camp at Old Bara? Clink those glasses in celebration and raise a toast to Mudgee: you’re in wine country now. There are more than a dozen wineries within 35 minutes’ drive of Old Bara, so butter … Read more
When can I check in and check out of Camp at Old Bara?
Camping and touring Arrive: 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Depart by: 12 p.m.