Clarence River Wilderness Lodge

Private Campground - New South Wales


Clarence River Wilderness Lodge is a spectacularly wild and remote off-grid holiday destination, situated on the headwaters of the Clarence River in the rugged Great Dividing Range. Leave the digital world at the gate while you reconnect to nature, your partner, your friends and your family as you sit around the campfire by the river. Your kids will enjoy having the freedom to ride bikes, swim, canoe and explore the bush like kids have always done. With over four thousand hectares of river crafted country preserved in a wildlife refuge that is noted for the diverse abundance of its native animals and the wild splendour of its scenery, it’s hard to believe that this forgotten pocket of Australia is just 3 hours from Brisbane! Whether you’re after an environmentally sustainable and off-grid holiday destination, an affordable digital detox, or a back-to-nature family or a group camping trip, your hosts, Sharon and Stephen, warmly welcome you to our wilderness retreat. If you’d like to experience this incredible pristine wilderness for yourself, Clarence River Wilderness Lodge offers families, groups, couples and individuals a range of affordable accommodation options within this pristine wilderness area, including cabins, tree huts, bell tents and camping grounds. We also offer exclusive hire of Clarence River Wilderness Lodge for groups of up to 100 people for celebrations and get togethers such as weddings and birthdays, as well as for corporate events.


The Clarence River Wilderness Lodge is proudly eco-friendly, sustainable and entirely off grid! We use solar power, composting toilets, encourage minimal water use, and practice bush regeneration. Our minimal impact policies are all part of what keeps Clarence River Wilderness Lodge so pristine. We built this wildlife refuge to protect the riverine wilderness and help bring people closer to nature and away from technology.


If camping by the river and waking to the sounds of birds or rising early to spot a platypus are what you have in mind for your wilderness camping holiday, Clarence River Wilderness Lodge is the place for you. With only a limited number of campsites available you will definitely see some native wildlife and be able to enjoy your own piece of paradise.

Camping Facilities

  • Composting toilets & gas-powered hot showers
  • Established campfire site with BBQ plate
  • Restricted number of camp sites to retain the idyllic wilderness experience.

Remote Camping

If you’re after an ultimate remote camping experience, Clarence River Wilderness Lodge has a number of extra special secluded camp sites. It is possible to imagine there is no one around for miles. From your special spot in the bush you’ll have your own private access to the river.

It’s a short walk to hot showers, pit toilets and a shelter area or you can bring your own amenities for your camp site.

Group Camping Area

Do you have a club or large family group and want a space that is just yours so that you don’t disturb others? The Orchard Group camping area can accommodate up to 60 campers on a high bank above the river. This site is booked exclusively for your group use.

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Camping Fee - Child $8.00
Per child, per night - from

Camping Fee - Adult $16.00
Per adult, per night - from