Cost:From $25 per night in an unpowered tent site
Opening Times:All year round
Kiosk or Cafe: Reception area has some things available.
Age Suitability:All ages
A perfect family Sydney escape
Once you've tried camping, there's nothing quite like it right?
Kids are excited to race around the campsite and you're eager to let them so you can enjoy watching them ride their bikes or scooters, making new friends, all while you are sipping on your favourite drink in your challis, reading the books you never get the chance to otherwise read. That's the way I like camping anyway.
Wangi Point is a little gem we discovered a couple of weeks ago before school started back. Only 1 1/2 hours drive north of Sydney on the unspoilt sands of Lake Macquarie.
We pitched our tent up on the hill for the most stunning views,
right near the amenities (got to be close by those with kids) and a very modern kitchen including a microwave, toasters, jugs and bbq's.
The kids didn't have their bikes, we of course couldn't fit them in our 8 seater car with the 6 of us and all our other belongings, however, one of our friends sons bought his bike. They were quite content anyway on spending time down at the waters edge, looking for sea creatures and catching crabs.
They discovered a wonderful sea slug, that squirts purple ink.
We took the kids out on the boat and the kayak. They had a ball.
The only downfall to this place is that it's not ideal for swimming. There are razor fish, which, if you tread on them, would make you bleed to death, (almost). So, you must wear aqua shoes.
You can swim off the jetty and the water is lovely. There are swimming spots nearby also.
While out on the boat, my hubby spotted blue ringed octopus and caught some lovely fish.
This was definitely a wonderful family holiday in a very pretty location.
If you have a boat, kayak, canoe and bikes, this is just the way to spend it with the kids.
For those that don't have a tent, there are brand new safari tents all set up for you.