Tucked away in the NSW Southern Highlands is Platypus Valley Riverside Camping, a beautiful piece of private land along 5km of the Wollondilly River. The hosts, Roger and Beth, graciously choose to share their property with keen campers – and we're so lucky that they do.
The property is accessible via a well-maintained dirt road (totally 2WD accessible), and is around a 2 hour drive from Sydney.
You'll find a number of sites ranging from $15-$25 per person/per night. Amenities are basic, with (well-maintained) bush toilets and no drinking water, but you'll be too distracted by your surrounds to care.
If you're looking to splurge, you can't go past the Gold Class site: with spacious, private sites right on the water, the luxury of a hot camp shower, a flying fox over the river and a canoe available for your use.
The canoe is available to all guests at the 'Gold Class' site. What a way to start the day!