The beautiful Bingara is a small country town in the New England region of New South Wales. One thing we were surprised to find is how much camping is available around the area.
Bingara itself offers three Free Camping spots along the Gwydir River. As you head south-east out of town towards Copeton Dam, which feeds the Gwydir River, you’ll find another three free river camps along the way.
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Free Camping Bingara
When we pulled into Bingara, we thought we’d drive around and check out all three of the Free Camping sites on offer. All of them were beautiful and situated right along the flowing Gwydir River with plenty of prime spots.
Three FREE Camping Spots in Bingara
- Faithful Bingara Riverside Camp West (7 day limit)
- Bingara Gwydir River Common Camp (7 day limit)
- Bingara River Camp (no time limit)
Our pick of the bunch was the Faithful Riverside Camp as we got a great spot right on the water where we could watch the kids while the hours away in the river.
All three camps are for self-contained vehicles only as there are no facilities on site. There’s a Dump Point in town with rubbish bins and a potable water tap, which costs $3 per 1000L of water.
Wildlife & Local Horses
We were pleasantly surprised with how many animals we were spotting every single day. Wandering around are the gorgeous horses from Wade Horses who are more than happy to pop in and say hello!
It was so lovely at night to hear them splashing through the river or clip-clopping around outside camp, looking for some fresh green grass amongst the dry lands caused by the drought.
As we were relaxing one afternoon our neighbours called out that they’d spotted two Echidnas that were down at the water having a drink. Along with that there were loads of bird species, plenty of ducks roaming the waters all day every day, plus wallabies, kangaroos and lizards.
⏰ 7 day limit
⛺️ Self-contained vehicles only (Caravans, RVs, Big Rigs)
🐶 Dogs allowed
🔥 Camp fires allowed
📶 Telstra reception
⚡️ Generators allowed
🚙 2WD & Big Rig access
❌ NO: showers, toilets, water or dump point
|GWYDIR RIVERSIDE CAMPING
|Gwydir Terrace, Bingara NSW
Sawn Rocks, Narrabri
If you’re looking for a fantastic day trip while visiting Bingara, check out the Sawn Rocks Formations near Narrabri. Nestled in the Mount Kaputar National Park are the giant organ-like structures. You’ll feel like you’ve just walked into a land of giant honeycombs!