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Woods Reserve Campground

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by Belladonna (subscribe)
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Published February 10th 2019
Go bush and enjoy the great outdoors this weekend
Canberra is not called the Bush Capital for nothing. Our city is dotted with parklands, nature reserves, green spaces, and bushland, and with Namadgi National Park filling up over 45% of our territory. Which makes Canberra the perfect place to go camping in the bush!

There are many excellent sites in Canberra that are perfect for all kinds of campers, whether you're a seasoned camper, a first-time camper, or a camper with children. One of these sites is located at Woods Reserve Campground, within Namadgi National Park. And it's a great place to take your children camping.

Woods Reserve Campground is located south of Canberra along the banks of Gibraltar Creek. It's a popular campground that's available for overnight camping (camping fees apply) as well as day use. The campground offers camping for tents and up to six camper vans or camper trailers on a first come first served basis. You can also bring your dog, but they must be kept on a leash at all times.

Facilities at the campground include flushing toilets, hot showers, disabled facilities, picnic shelter and picnic tables, gas BBQs, and wood fire pits (firewood is not provided so please bring your own supply).

Gibraltar Creek flows just behind the campground and provides opportunities for bushwalking (you can walk up to Gibraltar Falls), exploring, or just dipping your toes in the cool water on a hot day.

Camping at Woods Reserve
At Gibraltar Falls

The wonderful thing about Woods Reserve is that it's conveniently located. It's the perfect base for exploring, as it's only a short drive away not only from Gibraltar Falls, but also Corin Forest, Corin Dam, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, and the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex.
Camping at Woods Reserve
One of the big dishes at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex

Camping fees at Woods Reserve are set at $15 per night per adult. No charge for children under 15 years of age. Please note that unlike some other campgrounds, you don't need to book for your site. Campsites are available on a first come first served basis. Payment can be made at the payment box at Woods Reserve Campground, or at Tidbinbilla Visitors' Centre.

For more information about Woods Reserve, go here. And for more information on camping in Canberra, especially if you're a beginner, read my article here.

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Why? Being surrounded by nature, the smell of campfires, roasting marshmallows, waking up to birdsong, bushwalking...what more do you want?
When: Any time of the year
Where: Woods Reserve Campground, Corin Road, Namadgi National Park.
Cost: $15 per adult per night. Children under 15 years of age free. Concessions also available.
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Nice family photos Belladonna.
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