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True Bush Camping on a Secure Private Farm. Pet-friendly camping and accommodation.

Situated between the towns of Mudgee, Lue, and Rylstone NSW, Old Bara Camp is a picturesque 1100 acre cattle property offering campers a slice of paradise. The spacious paddocks, undulating terrain, and a creek that runs through the majority of the property will keep the kids entertained for hours exploring, yabbying, swimming, bike riding or simply flying their kites, while you sit back and enjoy that true Aussie break.

Old Bara is pet-friendly and suitable for everything from tents to motorhomes with a wide range of campsites for you to choose from whether you’re looking for some quality time alone, with your partner, your family, or a group of friends.

This is the perfect place to experience the peace and serenity of real bush camping surrounded by beautiful countryside. There are loos but no showers on site, creek water is on tap at the loos which have been voted by campers as the best loos in Australia! Rainwater is available for purchase so bring a container and campfires are permitted unless the fire risk is high or a total ban. Please bring your own firewood or gather loose wood from around the property. A maximum stay of 7 days applies and bookings are essential due to the frequent return of previous campers. Once booked, the site is yours with no unexpected neighbours arriving during the night, providing you with not only privacy but peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Old Bara also has a four-bedroom guesthouse that sleeps up to 10 people (perfect for 4 couples) for those who like the finer things in life or simply wish to catch up with family and friends who don’t like camping.


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Located between Mudgee and Rylstone this is a very easy 25 mins drive from Mudgee. Entering Mudgee from the North continue straight ahead (into Market Street) where the main road directs you to turn right and at the second (clock tower) roundabout turn left into Church Street and cross the river after 350m turn right at the roundabout into Lue Road. Drive 18.4km and turn left into Hayes Gap Road, follow for 2.1km and turn right into Bara Road and follow for 6.3km, look for the green sign stating turn left in 800m and then the green 44-gallon drum letterbox on the left is the entrance.

From the South, the fastest route is to follow the Castlereagh Highway North for 48.6km from Ilford (Ilford-Sofala Road Junction) and turn right into Rocky Waterhole Road. After 5km turn right at the t-junction into Lue/Rylstone Road; 13.2 km from here turn left into Hayes Gap Road and follow as above.

If your GPS does not plot these routes put a via point (waypoint) in at the intersection of Lue Road and Rocky Waterhole Road from either direction.

Turn into the driveway at the green letterbox, 631 Bara Road, (44 gal drum) drive past the guest house on the right to the main house to complete the booking and be taken out to a campsite.

Bookings are essential.
$30 per person per night
$15 per night per child 2-17 yrs old.
Drinking water $8 – 20 litres (own container)

Old Bara’s guesthouse is a charming 4 bedroom house, circa 1920s, which provides comfortable accommodation for up to 10 people and is pet friendly too. Adults love to stay here while the kids camp outside. Fully self-catered with all the luxuries of home and more. Fine linen & towels are provided, 2.5 bathrooms, modern appliances, and a large outside entertainment area with a gas BBQ for your own use.
A complimentary bottle of Robert Stein Mudgee wine awaits your arrival

Fresh air, listening to the bird calls, sunsets, and relaxing is all you need when camping, but Old Bara offers you so much more. When you have finished setting up camp, why not cool off with a swim in the creek or catch some yabbies to cook on the campfire.
Let the kids bring their kayaks, small boats, bicycles, and kites and watch them experience life in the bush.

Enjoy a walk or bike ride on one of the several tracks around the property. With so much to see and explore, make sure you bring your camera. There are plenty of places for artists to set up an easel, and for photographers to take photos of the wildlife, beautiful bush sunsets, and crystal clear starry night skies. You will see the stars as you’ve never seen before – away from any light pollution. The Picnic Spot, situated at the top of a hill in a picnic paddock, offers exquisite views of the property for those wanting to sit back enjoying a glass of wine as you watch the sunset.

The Louee Enduro and Motocross Complex is a short 15 mins drive from Old Bara, Rylstone is 35 min drive.and the Western Plains Zoo is only 2 hours drive away in Dubbo.


Opening Hours


9:00am - 9:00pm


9:00am - 9:00pm


9:00am - 9:00pm


9:00am - 9:00pm


9:00am - 9:00pm


9:00am - 9:00pm


9:00am - 9:00pm

Address & Contact

Our Address

631 Bara Road


-32.575316, 149.8037918


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Toilets Available
Drinking Water Available
Rain Water $8 for . . .
Water Not Suitable For Drinking
Creek water on tap . . .
Emergency Phone
Mobile Phone Reception
Pets Permitted
Advise on booking
Suitable for Tents
Camper Trailers
Campervans & Motorhomes
Big Rig Access
RV Turn Around Area
RV Parking Available
Some Shade Available
Fires Permitted
BYO Wood
Picnic Table Available
Communal picnic . . .
Nice Views From Location
In Creek
Generators Permitted
No early AM or Late PM


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