CAMPING!

Watagan Headquarters

Camping:YesBBQ:YesPicnic facilities:YesWalking tracks:Yes

During the 1940s, Watagan Headquarters was the site of a camp for workers constructing forest roads. It was later used as a camp barracks for maintenance crews who were trucked into the forest on Monday morning and out again on Saturday morning. The headquarters is on the route of the Great North Walk, a 250 kilometre walking track from Sydney to Newcastle. The camping area is open and grassed, surrounded by native forest and blue leaved stringybark plantations.

 

How to get there:

https://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=heaton+state+forest&sll=-31.832358,151.572189&sspn=0.213222,0.30899&ie=UTF8&ll=-32.935505,151.507301&sp...

We will be leaving in the morning on Sat. I will be driving, some of the men will be going on their motorbikes. You can drive up any time you want and meet us there.  We will be staying one night and leaving on Sunday. There is heaps to check out in the park, views etc. :)

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  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry not to be able to make it - please do it again. Long week and no car...have a great time!

    April 12, 2013

  • Jesse

    So we are meeting there at the camping ground? David r u driving or riding there? Do u want to meet up in the morning and ride together?

    April 12, 2013

    • Jesse

      Yup meet up at 10? Where abouts are ya? I'm in Ryde.

      April 12, 2013

    • Clementine

      Yeah meet me at the camp ground... I won't be able to keep up with you hooligans

      April 12, 2013

  • Jon M.

    This sounds fun but I don't have any of the stuff I need. Are you planning on going again Clem? if so I will buy a tent and stuff next when I get paid.

    April 12, 2013

    • Pav

      just bring a duvet!

      April 12, 2013

    • Clementine

      I don't have a sleeping bag... They are for suckers... Duvet is king in the bush!

      April 12, 2013

  • Jesse

    do we need our own cooker ? Clem?

    April 12, 2013

    • Clementine

      It says it has a fire/bbq? Me and pavel are bringing a cooker but its pretty small...Like you can boil water but not cook a feed, So Im planning on using the bbq and hoping its a bbq.

      April 12, 2013

    • Jesse

      Sweet

      April 12, 2013

  • Seb

    Sorry, got shoulder surgery 2 days ago. I was hoping this camping was the previous weekend. Have a great time and I hope to be back doing these stuff in about 2 months ;)

    April 12, 2013

  • David M.

    Jesse, Pavel, are we all taking our bikes up? We forming up some kind of temporary bikie gang? Patches optional? Where/when should we meet up?

    April 11, 2013

    • David M.

      Ah sweet. Can you bring it with you? The wiseman's trip looks awesome! RSVP'd

      1 · April 11, 2013

    • Jesse

      Yup sure :D

      April 12, 2013

  • Clementine

    Hey all... We are looking at a STate Forest within an hour and a half drive of Sydney..Probably somewhere like Heaton State forest which supposedly has awesome views, great walks, has won a few awards, has heaps of heritage and is free with no booking hassles. Easy as! Lets us know if you are still keen, if you have room in your car or if you need a ride if you need space in a tent or have space and want to share etc... Sharing is caring unless its something contagious then its just gross :)

    April 9, 2013

    • Pav

      Is that O for awesome? :-D

      April 10, 2013

    • Jesse

      Yup

      April 10, 2013

  • gavin

    Havent gone camping for a long time. I love camping

    April 10, 2013

  • Jesse

    Ive purchased 30 bucks tent and it says it sleeps 3 but I know it will take 2 ppl comfortably. I've got a spot in my tent if anyones interested

    April 10, 2013

    • Jesse

      I was ONE click away on ebay lol!

      April 10, 2013

  • Parikh

    Sorry clem , won't be able to make this weekend ,going to wombeyan caves. Hopefully next time.

    April 9, 2013

    • Clementine

      Let us know how wombeyan caves are...Would like to check them out some time soon.

      April 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't do this weekend sadly :(

    April 9, 2013

    • Clementine

      All good...There will be many more camping trips :)

      April 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry. I like to plan my life a little more than 4 days in advance

    April 8, 2013

    • Jesse

      No worries don't blame ya! Description says "VERY SOON" tho! XD

      April 9, 2013

    • Clementine

      Not much to plan for... Throw a tent in the car and go! Live a little ;)

      April 9, 2013

  • Jesse

    I'm taking advantage of my injury leave and heading to kmart for some cheap tent today. Anyone know better place to buy a tent?

    April 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Blue mountains sounds great but sooner the better before it gets much cooler. I'm in for Jenolan caves! I have a car can offer transport and gear.

    April 8, 2013

    • Clementine

      Im thinking we do our first camping trip this weekend. I looked up Jenolan caves..Looks great and has a State Forest camp site we can stay in for free..BUT..It is 2 1/2 hour drive which may be too far to drive for just one night?

      April 8, 2013

  • Parikh

    Just a suggestion about camping near blue mountains plenty of things to do there waterfall, bushwalking, jenolan caves etc.
    camping site cost unpowered apprx $ 20 sleeps 2. BBQ n other amenities available onsite.
    Can get other details if this sounds interesting to everyone.
    Clem can you pls plan on 20th April if possible.

    April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all. This sounds awesome! Laura and I have a campervan and go away all the time. We'd love to go with a group though, It'll be amazing!

    April 4, 2013

  • Jesse

    I'm in! I love camping! I might even bring my bike there! :D I've got absolutely no gears tho!

    March 22, 2013

    • Jesse

      U know what? I was at the Kmart yesterday and thought the same! Lol!

      March 25, 2013

    • Clementine

      Yeah and mines been tested in torrential rain and its waterproof...until you touch the sides..Muhahahha

      1 · March 28, 2013

  • Parikh

    love camping ... I m IN .. clem pls try not to book for 7th or 13th April plssssss... as i m already doing camping these dates..Just a quick note before buying tents go for rain proof tent, u never know when it starts raining and always go for size higher ...as single person tents gets too cramped sometimes.

    March 27, 2013

    • Clementine

      We are going to the Dam on the 7th Weekend...But to be honest I am looking at the weekend of the 12th. Trying to get the last of the good weather :)

      March 28, 2013

  • Seb

    Hi Clementine, too late to organise it for Easter or weekend after? After that I won't be able for a while. Ta.

    March 22, 2013

    • Clementine

      Hey...yeah too late to organise it for Easter...camp sites are booked out everywhere!The National Park is booked out 4 months in advance for Easter! I am going camping down the coast over Easter and we are just hoping to find some room in the state forest :D

      March 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would LOVE to go camping! Lets make it happen!

    March 24, 2013

  • gavin

    Havent gone camping for a long time. I love camping

    March 22, 2013

  • gavin

    Havent gone camping for a long time. I love camping

    March 22, 2013

  • Pav

    Lets go bush!:-D

    March 22, 2013

  • Pav

    Weekend after easter lets do a bbq by the lake take two aye?

    2 · March 22, 2013

  • Jake

    Sounds fun, would need to know more details such as date and where before I know if I can come though.

    March 22, 2013

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