Head to this hidden gem just two hours west of Newcastle
Looking for somewhere to get away to this summer?
Located just two hours west of Newcastle, and 15-minutes from Scone, Reflections Holiday Parks Lake Glenbawn truly is nothing short of a hidden gem.
Sitting amongst the picturesque Upper Hunter country, the Lake Glenbawn State Park is purely an oasis of rolling green hills, pristine water, and an abundance of native Australian wildlife. Making it the ultimate spot for an Aussie getaway.
Whether you’re a fan of your creature comforts, love roughing it, or sit anywhere in-between, a stay at Lake Glenbawn offers it all. Take your pick from one of the park’s cabins, some with million-dollar views over the stunning Lake Glenbawn.
Got your own accommodation? Hook up the caravan or camper trailer, or even chuck the tent in the back of the car and set up for a true-blue camping experience. Love camping and caravanning but don’t have your own set-up? Check out Camplify, Australia’s go-to for caravan and motorhome sharing; think Airbnb but for caravans and motorhomes!
“We’re hugely passionate about connecting holidaymakers with thousands of unique neighbourhood vans and endless adventures.” – Camplify
Our pick for the trip was a Volkswagen Talvor by the name of Big Bella. This big ole motorhome was so easy to manoeuvre around the park and gave us all those extra little amenities some might like when they’re out with the elements.
Once you’ve got your set-up finalised and you’re settled in, it’s time to start exploring the state park. From getting back to nature, hitting the water, or cooking up a BBQ; there’s a little bit of something for all.
Nature lovers can rejoice knowing they’ve got a whole state park within a native bush setting to explore. Keep an eye out for over 100 species of native birds who call the park home as you wander and get up early to catch the kangaroos right outside your doorstep.
Love getting on the water? Lake Glenbawn is popular for visitors (and locals alike) who are down for a bit of fishing, canoeing, boating, sailing, windsurfing, paddle-boarding and so much more. Keep an eye out for Hunter Valley SUP signs; you might be able to book some paddleboarding lessons for the whole holiday crew!
If you’d rather jump into a pool, the holiday park also features a large outdoor pool situated at the front of the park. Whether you need a kid’s playground, BBQ, a boat ramp, swimming pool, laundry, or even a tennis court; Reflections Holiday Parks Lake Glenbawn has it covered.
There might be plenty to keep you active at Lake Glenbawn, but we suggest taking some time to enjoy the view. Whether it be to watch the sunrise, sunset, or just some time in the middle of the day, there’s no debating that the view (from wherever you might be standing) is something special.
After a day of making the most of the park’s surrounds, get prepping for a magnificent feast as you take in the afternoon rays. Pick up some goodies from Hunter Belle Cheese and Pukara Estate on your way out to the park and prepare a glorious grazing board or fire up the BBQ and get cooking before catching sight of the beautiful night sky and settling in for the night.
Make the effort to get up for at least one sunrise because it’s well worth the early morning alarm. Sit and watch the world wake up around you as the kangaroos jump on through the campsite, the birds sing away their mornings and the sun makes its way into the day.
For those of us who are owners of four-legged friends, you’ll be glad to hear that dogs are permitted at the park all year, as are a lot of Camplify's vans! So, don’t fret about leaving them at home! Instead, bring them along to join in on the fun.
Whether you’re looking for a spot to take the fam this summer, or maybe you’ll be wanting somewhere to test those new Christmas presents; Reflections Holiday Park Lake Glenbawn is one of those spots you just can’t miss.
It’s time to hit the road again and see what NSW has to offer. There is no better way to relax, unwind, and spend time with your loved ones than on a caravan and camping holiday in New South Wales. Share your trip photos using #LoveNSW