scenic campsites

camping ground

stay and experience

glenworth valley

Glenworth Valley’s camping ground is regarded as one of Sydney and the Central Coast’s best and most scenic campsites.

It’s the breathtaking natural surrounds that make it a favorite spot for many families. Glenworth Valley is easily accessible yet has a feeling of being quite secluded, an easy escape from everyday life, and with a whole lot of fun to be had for all. Relax beside a roaring camp fire, sleep underneath a blanket of brilliant stars and wake up to incredible valley views and a day full of adventures.  

Our 200 acre secluded riverfront camping ground features modern amenities and is perfect for families, couples and groups.

We’re not like a commercial caravan park. The best way to describe the type of camping we offer is family friendly, bush camping in a pristine natural environment. Most of our campsites are scattered along Popran Creek in a number of large open fields. The campsites are kept in a natural state and are all unpowered.  Glenworth Valley is also a working horse farm, so please don’t expect all the comforts or facilities of a caravan park.

book now

camping

scenic campground

book now

tipi tent hire

scenic campground

important

information

In addition to offering a range of exciting and unique adventure activities, we also offer the opportunity to relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of camping amongst the valley’s unspoilt beauty. The best way to describe the type of camping we offer is family orientated, bush camping in a pristine natural environment. Our campsites are located in a number of large open fields and are kept in a natural state so please do not expect all the comforts or facilities of a commercial caravan park. We do however offer hot showers, toilets, wood-fired BBQs and picnic tables for your convenience.

Glenworth Valley is also a working horse property so on occasion there may be a small amount of horse manure in and around your campsite.

During peak times campers may be allocated to a particular campsite. If you are not happy with your campsite please do not hesitate to let us know.

Glenworth Valley is a family owned property and for over 50 years the Lawler family have worked tirelessly to keep it in a pristine condition. We ask you to please help conserve the property by respecting the wildlife, caring for the land and leaving the campsites as you find them. We hope you enjoy your stay with us.

Camper trailers, caravans and motor homes are welcome.

We ask that you are considerate of your fellow campers and their right to enjoy a peaceful getaway. Please be advised that in the stillness of night, noise can travel many hundreds of metres. Therefore, please keep all noise to an absolute minimum. It is a condition of camping at Glenworth Valley that all music and noise cease by 10pm.

If you are looking to stay up all night drinking and making noise, Glenworth Valley is the not the right place for you to camp.

Please note dogs are NOT permitted at Glenworth Valley.

Please be advised that a $500 bond (pre-authorisation) is required for groups of 8 or more adult campers.

During peak times campers may be allocated to a particular campsite.

Campers are welcome to bring their own kayak with them if you wish to explore Popran Creek at their own leisure. There is no fee to bring your own kayak and launch it on our creek if you are camping or doing an activity with us. However if you are not camping or doing an activity with us the fee to bring your own kayak is $50.

All campsites are unpowered. There are no power outlets available in the camping areas.

Glenworth Valley Café. Our cafe operates on weekends and daily during school holidays selling hot and cold drinks, ice creams,  cakes, burgers, chips, pies and sandwiches etc.

Glenworth Valley Shop. We have a small shop selling drinks, snacks and camping essentials such as firewood, ice, sunscreen, insect repellent, disposable rain coats, soap etc.

Toilet & hot shower facilities are located in the main camping area and under the reception office complex

Small wood-fired BBQs and picnic tables are available for use at a limited number of sites throughout the camping area. During peak times we recommend bringing your BBQ and/or table if these facilities are important to you.

Tap/drinking water. All tap water on the property is pure spring water suitable for drinking.

Swimming is available at a number of places along Popran Creek. Please see our map for locations.

Adventure activities are regularly booked out. To avoid disappointment please book well in advance either online at www.glenworth.com.au or on (02) 4375 1222 for horse riding, quad biking, abseiling, kayaking and laser skirmish activities.

Free wireless internet access is available around the reception area.

Horse mustering is a popular spectacle on weekends when our 200 horses are mustered to and from the horse yards. Generally the horses are bought into the yards at around 7.15am and let out at for the day around 5.15pm. Delays sometimes occur so please check with staff for an update.

All campers are required to make a booking and pay in advance. Group organisers are responsible for the behaviour of the members of their group. It is your responsibility to pass this information onto every person in your group.

On arrival: All campers are required to make a booking and pay in advance. On arrival all campers must checkin at the office to collect their camping permit prior to setting up their campsite. The office is attended from 8am to approximately 5.30pm. If you are arriving outside of these times you will need to phone the office on (02) 4375 1222 in advance. Please be advised that staff regularly monitor our campgrounds and anyone found not to have paid will be required to pay twice the normal fee. If you do have extra campers in your group, please ensure they either book and pay in advance or on arrival to avoid having to pay an additional fee.

Camping under trees is an inherently dangerous practice due to the risk of falling branches which can result in loss of life. There is no such thing as a “safe” tree, even healthy looking trees can fail at any time. Therefore DO NOT, under any circumstances camp under trees and always locate your tent etc well away from overhanging branches.

Drone Policy: As our horses and customers safety is top priority, drones are strictly not permitted to be operated anywhere on the property.

Bring your own shade such as popup gazebo or tarp and poles is strongly recommended, particularly when hot weather is forecast.

Be prepared. It is solely your responsibility to look after your own safety and wellbeing while camping. Do some research to educate yourself on all the things you need to take into account when you go camping ie shelter, food and water, first aid, camping equipment, torches, weather conditions and warnings, setting up in a safe location etc.

Campfires are permitted. Please use the existing fire circles or campfire sites. Firewood for campfires can be purchased from the office or you can bring your own. In the interests of protecting natural habitat and operating a sustainable property we ask that no living tree or vegetation is cut down or damaged for firewood or other purposes.

Noise: We ask that you are considerate of your fellow campers and their right to enjoy a peaceful getaway. Please be advised that in the stillness of night, noise can travel many hundreds of metres. Therefore please keep all noise to an absolute minimum. It is a condition of camping with us that all music and noise cease by 10pm. If you are looking to stay up all night drinking and making noise, Glenworth Valley is the not the right place for you to camp.

Horse riding trails: Please ensure all tents are located well away from all roads and horse riding trails.

Walking and collecting firewood along horse riding trails is not permitted from 9:30am to 5pm. There are however some dedicated walking trails you can use during this time so see the office for details.

Horses: As Glenworth Valley is a horse riding centre, be aware that horses will be about. Horses can scare easily and you should allow enough space for them if they are going past on a trail ride or grazing. Cars must give way to horses at all times. Parents are requested to ensure children do not play within 40 metres of the road bridge or the creek below. Bicycles and ball games are unfortunately not permitted in the camping areas between the horse riding hours of 9.30am to 5pm as they can easily scare the horses however such activities are however permitted in certain areas of our property. Cyclists must wear a helmet and must give way to horses, quad bikes and farm traffic. Please see the office for details.

Mobile phone reception is generally not available in the valley. Depending on which carrier you are with it may be possible to get some reception around the horse riding centre complex car park. Mobile phone reception is generally available at the top of the hill along Peats Ridge Road. You may be able to reach an onsite manager by phoning (02) 4375 1222 or 0418 751 222 in the event of an emergency.

Vehicles are to remain on the designated roads and tracks within the camping areas at all times and must not be driven beyond these areas onto our pastures or horse trails. Any person who does wheel spins, burnouts or drives around excessively will be evicted from the property. Please minimise driving after 9pm. If you need to use the amenities block after this time, take a torch and enjoy the walk.

Rubbish: Please place all rubbish in the bins provided. We expect visitors to leave the campsite clean and ready for others to use. If the area is left untidy you will be charged a hefty cleaning fee of $150.

Supervision of children: We recommend you keep your children under constant visual supervision at all times.

Pets: Whilst we love animals, for your pet’s safety and the comfort of others, pets are not permitted on the property under any circumstances.

Risk Warning: You are hereby warned that entering onto Glenworth Valley, camping and participating in any of the activities we provide constitutes an inherently dangerous activity pursuant to the Civil Liability Act, 2002 if you choose to do so you do so at your own risk.

Camping

quick summary

Price: Price $30 per adult. $15 Children 7-17. Kids Under 7 free *Higher rates apply on public holiday long weekends Includes: Campsite Extras: Tent hire Tipi hire Air mattress hire Glamping tent Bag of firewood Bag of ice Bring your own camping equipment or we can organise your campsite for you. Our staff can arrange to have your campsite fully assembled for you, ready for your arrival (pre-arrangement required). Available: Daily

save with

packages

book now

camping

scenic campground

book now

tipi tent hire

scenic campground