Pindari Adventure Camping, NSW

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Pindari Adventures has well over 2,000 acres of beautiful country including a large paddock of grass trees, amazing rock formations, natural swimming holes, magnificent water falls plus 10km frontage to the Pindari dam with its own impressive rock formations such as El Capitan on Platypus Island.  The property is home to a large variety of flora and fauna.

The grass tree (Xanthorrhoea) paddock has thousands of these magnificent plants many hundreds of years old and several metres in height.  Although there are 10kms of frontage to the dam there are only two access points. The rocky gorges and huge granite outcrops are a magnificent sight rising straight up out of the water.  All manner of fish in the dam including Murray Cod, Yellow Belly and Redfin. Riding and walk trails a plenty and many great swimming spots.

Pindari Adventure Camping is a venture that has sprung from a long and successful history in Outdoor Education. Its founder Barry Rodgers OAM, an experienced educator, has a passion for seeing families sharing adventures together in the great Australian outdoors.

He is the founder of the Emu Gully Adventure Education Group, Helidon, QLD, which has run highly successful Adventure Camping programs for schools in Queensland for 25 years including 19 years on this unique 2270 acre property bordering the Pindari Dam in Northern New South Wales.

Pindari Adventure Camping is located at 2000 Emmaville Rd, Ashford NSW 2361  (25km from Ashford, 70km from Glenn Innis, and 87km from Inverell (see location map).  2,200 plus acres of magnificent country including frontage to the spectacular Pindari Dam the southern fringe of the Granite Belt and the northern section of the New England Tablelands.

With the nearest town being Ashford NSW and other larger towns such as Glenn Innes and Inverell within range. Just in case you are staying for a longer time and want to see what else is in the district of the Inverell shire, just outside of Ashford are the intriguing Limestone caves.  Also the magnificent Kwiambal National Park is just a short drive away.  Not far away are sapphire gem fields where a pleasant and often rewarding day can be had fossicking.

They have many open areas that have a communal sheltered area with fire pits, water and BBQ facility, and also feature remote sites with no facilities.  A 4wd and off road campervan is required to access and in certain weather conditions some sites are restricted.

Inclusions for deluxe Camper Site:

  1. Group sites of up to 4 campervans/tents have access to a sheltered eating or communal area.  Each site has a safe firepit provided for use except for total fire ban days.
  2. Remote and secluded sites are available on request.
  3. Dump point and water are available.
  4. All sites have 4wd access to the Pindari Dam.
  5. Family friendly pets are allowed, but must be kept under control and secured overnight.
  6. Mains power is not available but 2.2KW Sine wave generator can be hired for $90 day.

Price $25 per night for 2 people and additional people over 6 years of age $12.50 per night minimum stay three nights.

Adventure options.

ATV Expedition

Adventure expedition in a self drive 4WD ATV.   These led expeditions traverse some of the most spectacular country that is seen on the southern fringe of the Granite Belt. The trip Includes a morning or afternoon tea at the old historic stone hut, with a fun yabby race.  Min driving age 15 with adult accompanying them.  A damage bond of $200 applies.  A never to be forgotten activity.  

Price per ATV (seats 2) $130 for 3 hours

  • Motorboats

2 Hour session including basic boating lesson available on our “adventure dam.” PFD’s supplied.

$65 per boat (seats 2 adults or 3 children) for 2 hours or arrangements can be made to go on the main Pindari dam (depending on conditions) POA

  • GPS navigational hike- 4hrs

 Participants will be taught basic principles of GPS navigation.  GPS, two way radio and maps supplied. This is an exciting educational and most rewarding activity.

$150per session minimum 4 people – all equipment supplied (sunsafe clothing, hat closed shoes and water bottle required).

There are a host of other activities available on request including yabbying, balsa wood sailboat making for racing on the dam, all equipment and materials supplied.

If you are looking for a new adventure packed destination, then you need to book a spot at Pindari Adventure Camping. To book email or phone Barry on barry@emugully.com.au OR 0428662528, quote EAGLE to grab yourself a discount. If you are looking to head off on your next trip why wait, discover Australia today!

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