Have you visited the very spectacular Wolgan Valley in the Blue Mountains?
We did to stay at the super opulent One and Only Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort.
But I was thrilled to hear more recently of Newnes Campground, which offers all the scenery but at the cost of precisely nothing.
NB The road into Wolgan Valley is closed at the moment: December 2023. Please check whether the road is open again on the National Parks and Wildlife links below. You can also contact the Newnes Hotel to see if it can be reached when you are ready to travel.
Newnes Campground is a National Parks and Wildlife site which offers free camping, meaning that you can’t book and there’s no cost.
The historic Newnes Hotel (now known as Newnes Kiosk) is a short walk from the campground, there’s a museum there plus food for sale. There are cabins and a private campsite there too.
Many thanks to blog reader Mat for sending through his beaut photos.
I’m looking forward very much to getting there one day in person, and will update this post when I do.
Thanks Mat for letting us know about this wee slice of paradise.
Read more about the Gardens of Stone National Park here.
A great place to visit from here is the Glow Worms Tunnel at Wollemi National Park.
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