Bunyip's Camp

New South Wales

About the property
At the foot of the Watagan mountains, close to the Watagan 4WD tracks and picnic areas. Also close to Lake Macquarie where you will find fishing, boating, kayaking, canoeing. About a 1/2 hour - 40 min drive to beaches.

Ideal for people wanting to try out their new camper, van or tent for the 1st time as we are an easy 1 hour drive north of Sydney on the M1 and close enough to shops for the forgotten items.

Please keep in mind this is a working property with horses etc. You might (or most certainly will) find some horse poo on the ground - we haven't yet been able to toilet train them hehe.

Also we have unfenced dams, if you are camping with young children please consider carefully and let me know before booking.

We also have a glamping option - view Bunyip's Glamping for details.

We hope to see you here at Bunyip's camp.
Nearest main town and distance
Cooranbong, 1.5 km
The Hide Away
1 available | max occupancy: 20 per Camping site (unpowered)
$ 10.00
per person per night
This is our most popular camping site. A beautiful quiet clearing in the bush. You could be a million miles from anywhere but your a short 3 minuet drive to the shops. Fire pit and an abundance to fire wood. Beautiful glimpses of the dam and it's island and just down the hill is the creek with bush walking tracks to explore. This site can take a single camper or a group.
Flushing toilet is located in the shed.
Fires are allowed except when during a total fire ban. Please check before lighting if you are unsure. There is drinking water however you will need to bring a container to carry it in.
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Wattle Grove Bush Camp Site
2 available | max occupancy: 30 per Camping site (unpowered)
$ 10.00
per person per night
This is a bush camp site. This site can take from 1 to 15 people. It has a designated fire pit, Plenty of room and in wattle season it is surrounded by beautiful flowering wattle blossom. From this camp site you have a view of the dams and it's just a quick walk down the hill to the creek behind you.
Flush toilet located in the shed.
There is drinking water however you will need to bring a container to carry it in.
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Tucker's Retreat
1 available | max occupancy: 8 per Camping site (unpowered)
$ 10.00
per person per night
This lovely little nook between the Hide away and the dam is a great spot for tent camping. The spot is also ok for a small camper or caravan. The nook is large and grassy and flat, flanked by the dam on one side and bush on the other, it's a lovely private spot, however, access can be restricted for larger vehicles and in the wet weather. This site has a 44-gallon drum for it's fire pit.
Toilet is located in the shed.
There is drinking water however you will need to bring a container to carry it in.
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Under the Pine
1 available | max occupancy: 12 per Camping site (unpowered)
$ 10.00
per person per night
This camp site is under a large Pine tree, with views of almost the entire property. It has a 44 gallon drum as it's fire pit.
Flush toilet is located in the shed.
There is drinking water however you will need to bring a container to carry it in.
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Buy A Thermo Pot Special! Free Camping!
1 available | max occupancy: 2 per Camping site (unpowered)
$ 90.00
per Camping site (unpowered) per night
Buy a Bunyip's Thermopot and get a night free camp for two people. To stay additional nights just make a separate booking for the campsite you'd like.
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Bunyip's Glampout
1 available | max occupancy: 4 per Glamping tent
Pricing is for 2 people.
Extra adult from $20.00 p/n
Extra child from $20.00 p/n
$ 120.00
per Glamping tent per night (Price is for 2 people)
1 bedroom (Queen x1, Single x2) | 1 living room (0 sofa beds)
Enjoy a romantic getaway in this stunning 5-meter bell tent. Price includes linen, pillows, comfy queen bed in a beautiful bush setting. This price is for 2 people. To add additional singles go to the add a single option under 'extras'. Note: No pets or smoking in the Glamping tent. ******* To Book this please use our other listing on You Camp Bunyip's Glamping********
1 bedroom (Queen x1, Single x2) | 1 living room (0 sofa beds)
*** toilet is in the shed not at the camp site. ***there is a cold shower only also in the shed
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Leave an unattended van
$ 8.00
Bunyip's camp is just a easy drive up the freeway from the Sydney, so if you want to combine a camping and Sydney trip but don't want to tow your van through the city suburbs you can leave it here until you return. 3 days Maximum (booking tip-each day is an additional item as you can not book number of days for this item at this point).
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Add a Single
$ 20.00
To add up to two singles to your Bunyip's Glampout includes comfy mattress and bedding.
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Use of Silver fire Rocket Stove
$ 20.00
Give the Environmentally friendly Silverfire Rocket Stove a try when glamping. It is a small wood burning stove (you only need a few twigs to keep the heat at cooking temp for 20 mins!!). You will also get the use of the skirted Dragon Pot that site on the stove for efficient cooking.
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Picnic Hamper for 2
$ 120.00
A hamper by a wonderful local business BusyBaking specially put together for Bunyip Camping, Mouthwatering Feta and caramelised onion tarts, free-range chicken pieces with Greek garden salad, a buttered roll and for dessert lemon meringue tartlet.
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Extra $10 person - pp/pn
$ 10.00
This is for group bookings where some of the guests are not staying the entire time. This is per person per night so add as many nights as you need to your order.
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Extra child booking $8 pp/pn
$ 8.00
This is for group bookings when some of the campers are not staying the entire camp. For child only. This is per child per night so add as many nights as you need to your order.
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two chairs and table
$ 20.00
Add an outdoor setting of two chairs and a table.
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Bunyip's Thermopot
$ 90.00
SPECIAL- Just $70 until Christmas! The Bunyip’s Thermopot is an energy efficient cooking pot. An insulated cooking system that traps the heat inside. You simply start the cooking process using just about any available heat source, then put it in the outer pot somewhere out-of-the-way to continue cooking. A thick sandwich-bottom on the inner cooking pot : a 2nd internal pot to separate two parts of the meal i.e. cook your rice at the same time as your meat in the same pot !
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Handy Camping tool
$ 3.00
A Can Opener – there are few things more annoying than sitting by the fire with a can you can’t open ! Bottle Opener – for that tasty beer. Knife – to cut strings or for hasty tent-peg whittling. Saw blade – for those thicker sticks. a screwdriver, a ruler, a butterfly screw wrench, 2 position wrench, 4 position wrench, auxiliary direction indicator.
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Accommodation features
& Tours
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Food and drink
Common areas
accessible by: By Car
Cancellation Policy
Flexible: Guest can cancel up to 24 hours before check-in for a full refund (except fee)
Property Rules Print Rules
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Safety warnings Print Warnings
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Disabled access

This host provides access and mobility for

Physical disabilities
Guide dogs
Deaf & hearing impaired

Disabilities are welcome however we offer Bush camping with no additional provisions for access. Please get in touch and see if our property is suitable for your needs before booking.

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Lisa Kamaralli
About the host, Lisa Kamaralli
Member since July 2016
We love to have campers share our beautiful place. While here you will certainly meet our two friendly dogs who love to snooze by your campfire. They love other dogs too so your dogs are welcome here as long as they leave the horses alone. Robert and I and our sons will be here, we'll show you some good places to set up and if you like show you some of the bush walking tracks by the river. Our boys are always happy to show other kids the sand bank and the best places to slide down it.
67 reviews
Simon Jones
05 Sep at 01:35
My son and I had a great time at Bunyips camp. We bikepacked there from Newcastle and were greeted warmly by the owner Lisa, her boys & her 2 super friendly dogs. Lisa gave us directions to a good spot where we pitched camp and set about making a fire. Lisa is a warm,friendly helpful host. 10/10 :)
Steven Mcguire
03 Oct at 07:51
bunyip,s camp what can I say lets start with the host you will not find a nicer couple very helpful and try to make shore you have the best time that you can have this property is in a beautiful area you almost fill like you are in a rainforest the bellbirds do not stop it is very relaxing thank
07 Oct at 08:51
Had a great time over the long weekend trying out my new camper It's a great place to go and just chill out with friends
Azz Woo
10 Oct at 10:39
Bunyip's Camp was just what we needed: a quiet getaway close to Sydney, surrounded by trees and birdsong. We were tucked away at the back of the property in one of many lovely campsites. Our dog loved discovering the paddocks, gum trees and billabongs with her new doggy friend. Perfect. Thanks Lisa!
Ari Aich
16 Oct at 06:00
An amazing location offering a true "bush-camping" experience for those who don't want to trek too far into the wilderness! Lisa and her family are an awesome host. The designated campsites are well laid out with an abundance of wildlife and firewood. We'll definitely be coming back soon!
Mitch Dillon
17 Oct at 08:02
after a stressful day, I found i had the perfect place to relax at Bunyips. Handy location, friendly hosts and a lovely, quiet camping spot by the creek. Would recommend to anyone, particularly those from Sydney who might like a couple of nights camping without having to drive too far
Judith Carll
18 Oct at 07:56
Stayed for a weekend with our two little dogs. They had a marvellous time running around the paddock and through the bush. Lisa was very thoughtful and welcoming and advised on ticks before we arrived. The site was private, flat, accessible, with shade and sun throughout the day. We will be back
Lee Jackson-Price
01 Nov at 10:13
We had a great time at Bunyip's Camp. Lisa and family were really friendly and welcoming. Just what we needed relaxing by our camp/ fire. Listening to the beautiful birds. It was so peaceful. Their dog was our best friend. The kids climbed tree's etc. Look forward to going back. Cheers Lee
Mary Abrea
02 Nov at 12:49
Stayed there for 2 nights and found it a great place to stay. Very private and plenty of open space with enough shady trees to set up camp. Loved sitting by the campfire at night. Not sure who enjoyed it more my dog or us, thanks to the sweet and friendly resident dog who kept ours very much enterta
Louise Georgeson
05 Nov at 09:45
Bunyips camp was just what we needed for a overnight stay. The host Lisa was very welcoming. Plenty of room to set up and We even had our very own secruity dog Brown Paws who faithfully stayed outside the van all night. We will definatly be heading back soon.
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