Cracknback Campground

New South Wales

About the property
Located between between Kempsey and Armidale at Lower creek NSW, we have 30 acres right on the Macleay River which is famous for Bass fishing, canoeing and riding the rapids. We also have beautiful mountain ranges nearby with views to the sea.

With 16 very roomy sites, flushing toilets, hot showers and plenty of room to move, you're going to love your stay with us. We are pet friendly.

Children 16 and under are free. Why not book one of our Tagalong Tours for a bit of fun?
Nearest main town and distance
Bellbrook, 30km
16 available | max occupancy: 12 per Camping site (unpowered)
$ 10.00
per person per night
Large campsites with plenty of room to share with your group. Fire pit. Hot showers and flushing toilets. Pet friendly. Children 16 and under are free.
Toilet & shower available in the shared amenities block
We get Telstra network only
Firewood available to purchase $15 20kg bag
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Bell Tent (Set Up)
1 available | max occupancy: 2 per Camping site (pre-erected tent)
$ 60.00
per Camping site (pre-erected tent) per night
TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE We have a teepee tent with queen airbed, BBQ, esky with ice and camp chairs set up and ready for you to turn up.
Basic queen sized air bed, with table and chairs outside with BBQ. Bring your own bedding. Esky and ice provided
Toilet & shower available in the shared amenities block
Firewood available to purchase
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Activities & Tours
2WD Tagalong Slim's Run - Price Per Vehicle
$ 40.00
Slim Dustie's Pub Run = 3 pubs, Slim's old joint and supplies. 2WD.
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4WD Tagalong Yowles Run - Price Per Vehicle
$ 40.00
Yowies Run = Marys view, ghost towns, views and yowies
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4WD Tagalong Views Run - Price Per Vehicle
$ 40.00
Top Of The World Run = great views, 4WD and waterfalls & fuel stop.
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Check the Cows Tour - Free
$ 0.00
We'll take you around the farm and check on the cows.
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$ 15.00
$15 per bag
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Canoe Pick Up/Drop Off
$ 40.00
We can pick you up down river and bring you back or drop you up river and you can paddle back to the camp ground.
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Supply Run
$ 25.00
Give us your shopping list and we can pick up some supplies.
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Kayak Hire (sit on top)
$ 50.00
These are the sit-on-top kayaks so no squeezing into them! Price is $50 per day. Please note you will need to pay a $100 refundable deposit to us directly on the day of hire. Comes with life jacket.
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Accommodation features
& Tours
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Food and drink
Common areas
accessible by: By Car
Cancellation Policy
Moderate: Guest can cancel up to 10 days before check-in for a full refund (except fee)
Property Rules Print Rules
Safety warnings Print Warnings
Disabled access

This host provides access and mobility for

Physical disabilities
Guide dogs
Deaf & hearing impaired

We have disabled a toilet and shower and then grounds are mostly level

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About the host, Nicole And Steve Crack
Member since July 2016
Hey all, we are a cpl late 40's that did the tree change and moved from Central coast NSW to the beautiful Macleay valley to open our camp grounds. We love camping and love seeing others enjoy a night out here on the river. We just love the the bush. We are people persons who love a chat, ask Steve about the secrets of the Carrai across the river but only if you want to sleep at night, lol. Anyhow happy camping and we hope to meet many of you over the years to come.
16 reviews
Damien John Herbert
02 Oct at 03:34
Outstanding site. Warm and hospitable Nicole & Steve made us more than welcome!
Brian Wright
11 Oct at 10:04
This was a lovely campground, riverside with pretty good access, green and shady with clean flush toilets and hot showers. Miles of room between campsites. Friendly host, very relaxing break
Steve Grant
07 Jan at 07:29
Great spot and fantastic hosts. Both kids and adults thoroughly enjoyed the river, would be great if the access was slightly improved.
Alison Bowling
10 Apr at 02:54
A great spot to camp on the Macleay River, with large campsites and plenty of room to move. We camped on one of the sites near the river - a great location for launching a kayak. The amenities are some distance from the river, and it would be nice to have a tap for hand-washing. Very peaceful.
Julie Glenn
18 Apr at 12:25
We found the Host, Steve to be very helpful and extremely accommodating during our stay. Camping spot is lovely with a kayak and swim friendly river. Toilet and shower facilities kept extremely clean. Query the permissible use of chainsaws by campers to cut firewood due to noise?
Shineece Richmond
20 Jun at 10:16
Such a beautiful corner of the world! We camped right on the river on a lovely grassy patch. Really good amenities and the hosts where awesome. Beautiufl drive in and out as well.
Rodney Harwood
10 Jul at 07:47
Fantastic, beautiful place even better hosts, made the effort to get there well worthwhile. $10 p/p p/n, hot showers and flushing toilets, cant go past it. Going in winter, be to be prepared for the cold and be sure to keep the fire going thru the night!! LOL
Harriet Lo
03 Oct at 01:43
Our first Youcamp experience and our stay was excellent - Nicole and Steve were fantastic hosts, very helpful. Loved the birdlife and canoeing down the river. Hopefully we will be able to visit again someday. Thank you for sharing your property with us.
Chris Bogacz
10 Oct at 03:04
Huge maintained grassed camp sites with good access to river for kayaking, fishing & swimming and with hot showers & flushing toilets makes it exceptional value for money. The owner Steve checked in each day to ensure we were enjoying our stay which we most definitely did. Will be back again.
Joris Mees
16 Oct at 01:51
What a beautiful place and such a kind hosts. It is definitely worth the drive. Beautiful green grass sites, sites are very large and located next to the river. River is nice and warm for swimming. Heaps of fish in the river. Even saw a platypus.
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