There’s a van park/campground in the Mount Warning rainforest, on the way up to the path to the summit. It has a beautiful creek running through it, plus cabins, pool and camp kitchen. Open fire pits are scattered around and even if you are in a cabin you just find yourself a pit, fill it with kindling and wood and light that thing. It’s all about the open fire when you go camping. Like, if you liked sleeping on the ground in a polyester enclosure prone to filling with mozzies, snakes, and nocturnal critters looking for food (if you are not careful with that zipper) then you can do that every night in your own back yard if you really want to. I like the adventure of distance and the lure of the firepit by the creek. The kid managed to do a short distance of the steep Mt Warning climb and looked very small in the Old Growth. Prefers the couch and a good book. The cabin had everything but the Boy (I think they gave us the honeymoon suite)…….
Finally checked out Play Quest, down the corner of that quiet arcade of Magellan and Carrington Sts. It was a lot of fun and lovely to meet Darren the friendly owner. Lots of school holiday activities at the moment, coffee, food, and a bunny called Smudge. Everyone loves a bunny. More info and contact details…..
Got the tent, sleeping mats and butane cylinders (Ok, I haven’t taken the plunge and bought the u-beaut gas camp stove yet) and a coffee mug. Remy (daughter) and I, our first tent! Thanks to the help of John at Aussie Digger Camping (38 Bridge St North Lismore) for his advice and lovely service. Drove past so many times not thinking there was much to this place but once you alight the stairs you will find a treasure trove of all things camping, outdoors, hiking and so on.
Favourite Tent Spots
1. Hastings Point Holiday Park, 60 mins exactly from Lismore. Across the road from the creek inlet and ocean, short walk to headland lookout and the best thing of all, a corner shop that sells old fashioned hamburgers and coca cola slushies.
2. Rummery Creek in Nightcap National Park
Where do you go?