Us avid campers are always looking for amazing new spots to adventure and enjoy, it’s in our nature…pun intended. When it comes to finding new spaces it can get pretty tricky, particularly when you’re already a bit of a seasoned pro and you feel like you’ve been everywhere and seen everything. Well, dear reader, look no further. Lake Glenbawn is an absolute Cub favourite, read on for the fine print…


There are one hundred campsites available, with a cashier on-site to manage bookings for impromptu explorers. Public holiday weekends such as Easter can get a little busy, so for all long weekends, you ought to give them a call to secure your spot. Phone and onsite booking options make it incredibly easy to nab a place at Lake Glenbawn.


The grounds offer both powered and unpowered sites to everybody. You’ll be able to secure an unpowered site from around $18-$20 a night out of season, and $25 during busy periods. Those who are looking for powered sites should expect to pay an estimated $30 in the off-season and $35 in season.

How to get there

Lake Glenbawn is just three and a half hours outside of Sydney, off the New England Highway through either Scone or Aberdeen. For those who are living in Newcastle, you will find it to the north-west, around two hours away. Roads leading to the grounds are all fully sealed and completely accommodating to caravans, camper trailers and RVs.

When to go

As noted above, there is a slight price difference between the on and off-season, so if this is a deciphering factor then pick according to your budget. If this isn’t an issue, you’re best to book in during the middle of spring or early autumn, these times of year are mild but still warm. You’ll still enjoy the grassy site, fishing on the lake and exploring the surrounding recreational area, without beating heat or bitter winds.

Available Amenities

Lake Glenbawn’s camping spots offer up creature comforts such as flushing toilets, powered sites, picnic tables, gas/electric barbeques and drinking water.

What to bring

The water at Lake Glenbawn is recommended to be boiled before drinking, so you might think about bringing your own to avoid that extra step. Of course, you’ll need to haul all of your other eating and drinking essentials as none of this is available at the grounds (check out the shops in Scone on the way to stock up). Your own firewood and source of shade should come along too, wood will be needed for both cooking and campfire chilling.

Due to the basic amenities, it’s always a good idea to head to Lake Glenbawn in a camper trailer. You’ll get all the freedom of camping with the comforts that you need to really enjoy yourself. If you’re just starting out with outdoor adventures, The Explorer will be your very best friend. It’s entry-level, light to tow and easy to set up – what more could you ask for?

Explorer Open Side Profile Kitchen Out

What to do

Lake Glenbawn is quickly becoming a bit of a hot spot for fishing. So, if you’re an avid fisher or you fancy learning how to throw a line, you definitely should schedule some relaxing lake fishing on your next trip. The lake also offers up a heap of entertainment in the form of swimming, canoeing, kayaking and nature spotting. Campfires (outside of bans and high-risk seasons, of course) are permitted inside allocated, built fireplaces. The surrounding bushlands house about 100 species of different birds, so if you like to birdwatch then you’re going to be well catered for.

Well, now that you’re basically an expert on this fantastic camping spot, you best get yourself out there! Pack up your trailer and hit the road, it’s time to go camping.

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