Bulahdelah

Bulahdelah Bowling Club – NSW- 72hr Camp – From $5 PP

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Bulahdelah Bowling Club

 
Our initial plan was to drive about 30 minutes form Nabiac to the Bulahdelah Golf Club, Free Camp. We drove in (not far off the highway) and drove out again. It seemed small and we didn't get initial “this looks good” kind of feeling. It was free but I had seen a couple more places on WikiCamps, so we headed to the Bulahdelah Bowling Club.

The bowling club 

Bulahdelah Bowling Club was a different kettle of fish. I went inside the club and was greeted warmly by a lady who showed me who to talk to about camping.
 
We had a choice of 6 parking spaces if we wanted power. We chose power as it had been a cloudy few days for our solar and it was cheap.
 
  • $5pp for up to 72hrs (this is a temporary joining fee to the club)
  • $5 added per night if you want a power and water sight
 
We decided on 2 nights and paid the $20 then paid another $5 for another night we liked it so much.

We had a meal and a couple of beers on the first night and noticed a few other campers who had pulled up that day do the same. This is a great move on the Bowling Clubs part I have to say, a win win.

Bulahdelah bowling club

Bulahdelah bowling club

power and water site

Bowling green

Bulahdelah bowling club

Bowling club

Van parking behind wall

 
The 2nd and 3rd night we cooked at home but bought a take away bottle of wine each night. For about $16 for a bottle of Sav Blanc and $10 for a bottle of Chardonnay so wasn't too bad.
 
You can watching the bowling from the covered BBQ area by the van's, which you can sit at but not use. A brand new toilet and shower is by the BBQ area, as is a sink for doing your dishes if needed.

Toilet and showers

New toilet and shower open 24hrs

dish washing

Water and sink to wash your dishes

Bowling club

Bulahdelah bowling club

BBQ area

Undercover seating near BBQ area

The Dump point

We went for a drive to find the dump point. We followed the map on WikiCamps which took us around the block and to the back of the showgrounds. Turns out it's on the same grounds as the Bowling Club, handy! We drove through and back to our van.
 
The Showgrounds are $18 (so I see on WikiCamp)
 
We went for a drive and had a look at the Lions Free Camp by the river. Busy and right on the river, walking distance to pub and shops. If we had spotted this one first we probably would have stayed as this was also 72hrs.
 
A public swimming pool is near, one of the other campers recommended it . The complex isn't unsupervised. It has a nominal entry fee into the pool which payments go in a honesty box.
 
I would definitely recommended a stop at the bowling club if your passing Bulahdelah.
  • Location : Bulahdelah
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  • State: New South Wales
  • Pets: Yes
  • Camp type : Caravan parking
  • Price : $5 pp
  • Water ? : Yes
  • Power ? : Yes
  • Will suit – All sized vehicles
  • Is it on Wikicamps ?: Yes
  • Drive time to nearby shops:    - 2 minutes to main shops
  • WIFI (tested with boost): yes
  • Amenities : toilet, shower
  • Other : Pub meals , pokies, swimming pool , dump point

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