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You will find plenty of country hospitality and a warm friendly welcome from the locals at the new Coolah Sporting Club Free Camp. The community based club, situated in the small township of Coolah in the central western part of NSW, is now offering free camping that is suitable for fully self-contained and self sufficient vehicles. Coolah is a small town in a picturesque rural valley in the Warrumbungle Region and the gateway to the beautiful Coolah Tops National Park.
The spacious camping area is set beside the clubhouse and although there is limited shady areas available, there is plenty space in full sun if you need solar. Pets are welcome on a leash, generators are permitted and a maximum stay of 48 hrs is permitted but this is negotiable. The club is open everyday (see times below) where you can enjoy a drink or two with the locals, a flutter on the pokies or try your luck at their weekly bingo game that is held every Thursday at 12pm.
The clubs Star Dragon Chinese Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner every day except Monday (closed all day) and Tuesday lunch. Offering a range of Chinese or Australian meals that are all reasonably priced, you are welcome to dine in the restaurant or take away back to your van.
Star Dragon Chinese Restaurant
Lunch Wed – Sun 11.30am – 2.30pm
Dinner Tues – Sun 5.30pm
Why not relax with a game of golf, bowls or try your hand at a game of tennis. The sporting club, with its professional 18 hole golf course and 2 bowling greens, offers social bowls on a Tuesday and social golf on Sunday and the tennis courts are available during club hours for a social game.
The campsite is ideally situated within close walking distance of the town centre which is well serviced for a small country town. There is a supermarket, bakery, café, gift and craft shops, hairdressers, a hardware and service stations. Any medical needs you may have will be well taken care of with a chemist, doctors, ambulance and hospital all available in Coolah.
HOW TO GET THERE
Coolah is located south of Gunnedah, east of Dubbo, or north of Mudgee. Once in town you will be in Binnia Street. From Binnia Street turn west into Goddard Street (NRMA is located on the corner) Drive approximately 100 metres and entry is on your right at the Coolah Golf Course sign.
Entry is via Goddard Street Only.
FEES & BOOKINGS
There is no charge for the use of this facility, so if you are staying at this site we encourage you to help keep it clean and tidy.
Toilets are available in clubhouse during opening hours.
48 Hour maximum stay (negotiable)
On arrival, visitors are to sign in as temporary members of the Club (no charge).
THINGS TO DO
The Coolah township is a service centre for the surrounding rich Liverpool Plains which are noted for their grain crops, cattle, mixed farming, lucerne and hay, fat lambs and wool. The main attraction in the area is Coolah Tops National Park
Coolah Tops National Park
Located on a plateau 30 km east of Coolah via Coolah Creek Road. Noted for its waterfalls, abundant bird and wildlife and its nocturnal possum known as the ‘greater glider’.this is a popular destination for bush walkers, cyclists, bird lovers and those who love nature.
McMaster Park, at the corner of Binnia and Booyamurra Streets, is a nice relaxing spot for a picnic or barbecue. Green lawns, a lovely garden, play facilities and even a 19th century bullock wagon. A tourist guide is also available.
Cunningham Memorial and Pandora’s Pass
Located on Coolah Creek Road 26 km from Coolah is a memorial to the explorer Alan Cunningham who pitched his camp nearby and named Pandora’s Pass. Only 4 km north of the Memorial is Pandora’s Pass which offers panoramic views over the Coolah Valley and north to the Liverpool Plains.
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