Easter in Gresford is the place to be for the Billy Cart Races and to enjoy camping and caravanning in our beautiful part of the Hunter Valley. Apart from camping there are a number of accommodation venues located in our area, go to www.gresfordnsw.com.au to search for somewhere that is convenient for you.
Caravan and Camping Locations
- Gresford Campground and Caravan Park
Entrance at 24 Park Street, East Gresford.
Drive through the showground site to get to the river front park. There are no bookings , its first in for the best spots. The overflow is in the showground which backs onto the campground. This is 5 minute walk to the races. Powered sites are $20 per night, unpowered sites are $15 per night per site. Enquiries phone 4938 9462.
- Camp on Allyn
1972 Gresford Road, East Gresford
Powered and unpowered sites available. This is a new Caravan Park in East Gresford and is only minutes from the races by car or a nice walk of approximately 15 minutes. The park backs onto the Paterson River. This is a working cattle property in a great rural setting.
Cost are $25 per night for 2 people, children/person over the age of 2 is $5 per night. Unpowered site is $20 per night for 2 people, children/person over the age of 2 is $5 per night. Bookings are essential – phone Tom and Robyn Merchant on 0407 389 420.
- Lostock Dam Caravan Park
1823 Paterson River Road, Lostock
Set in a beautiful location near the Lostock Dam and this park is approximately a 25 minute drive to the races. For bookings and further information please contact the park on 4931 7118
- Allyn River Forest Park
Variety of camping sites along the Allyn River within the Forestry Park, approximately 1 hours drive to the races. You can find out more information here: www.forestycorporation.com.au (click on “Camping Areas” then Chichester State Forest (Allyn River) – to see all of the camping areas and facilities within the park). Be aware this is a very popular park at Easter and can be very noisy and busy. Police have regular patrols over Easter. There is no charge for staying within the park.
When the Gresford Billy Cart races are finished head over to the Dungog Rodeo in the showground for a great nights entertainment. Dungog is approximately 30 minutes by car.