Around-Oz: Living the Dream!

Smoko Bermagui State Forest - Far South Coast - NSW

We almost missed this one! You know how you drive past a place then get this funny feeling you've missed something, so you turn back because of the good vibes. The sign says Picnic Area 2 kms and if you blink you'll miss this one, as it is just a small cleared area beside the lake with zero signage. It does have hundreds of bellbirds singing their heads off.

This is the glorious serenity you wake up to!
Only room for one or two rigs

This would make an excellent forest overnight stop - remember you can free camp in any NSW State Forest and yes you can always take your dog. If you wish you can park with your back wheels almost in the water! If you park parallel with the lake there is a nice bit of grass for your awning! If you continue along the forest road it brings you back onto Tourist Road 8 - only 6 kms and very pretty with few overhead hazards.

This is the easy to miss turn off
Another view out the back window - early morning

Telstra GSM and CDMA work great right along the complete loop road. You are just about guaranteed to have this place to yourself if you do decide to overnight, and its definitely one of those spots where you can leave all the curtains open and wake up to the view out the back window! Of course being a NSW State Forest your doggy is more than welcome.

Absolutely recommended if you love peace and quiet. If you are scarred of the dark this is not the spot for you!

Bob & Chrissy Eustace

HEMA 31 H 11


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