Camping on the Colo River
A wharf on the Colo river

Most of the Colo River is either in private hands or in rugged bush and there are relatively few camping options and no free ones unless you are prepared to don a backpack.


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Colo Riverside offers the best paid camping option on the Colo. Colo Riverside is located 100m of the Putty Bridge and offers good amenities including a riverside location.

Powered sites $40/night, un-powered $35/night (includes 2 people - extra people 10 years and over $5/night). Fires are allowed (according to fire restrictions in place at the time of your stay) and they have firewood available for sale.

The location of Colo Riverside cannot be beaten. The Colo Riverside Cafe is located in the grounds with sealed roads all the way and only 20 mins from Windsor.

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Colo Riverside is next to the Colo River Holiday Park, which used to offer camping but no longer does.

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Upper Colo Reserve

The Upper Colo Camping / Recreation Reserve is situated beside the Colo River and covers 13.8 hectares, two-thirds is native bushland that adjoins the Wollemi National Park. Colo Wilderness has been identified as one of the 20 real wilderness areas remaining in South East Australia. The reserve offers a wilderness camping experience with great access to the Colo River. It is ideal for families and those that want to enjoy nature.

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Colo Meroo Camping Ground - Free

Colo Meroo campground is little known because it it difficult to get to. The rumour is that you were meant to be able to drive there but the locals have been arguing about access with National Parks so as a consequence you can only walk there. The Campground is a lovely spot but you have to walk the last two kilometres to the camp ground and pass through a number of private gates and ignore a few private property signs.

The camp ground is in the World Heritage-listed Wollemi National Park is a great place for experienced campers to enjoy a weekend or longer in the great outdoors.

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