Lake Grabine

Grabine Lakeside – Bigga NSW, A Destination That Has Something For Everyone!

Waterfront campsites, fishing, sunsets and nothing but good times!

Route – Goulburn, Crookwell, Bigga and Lake Grabine

Words and photography by Brodie & Heidi from Trip on Wheels

Destination Indicators:

Difficulty –Winding, tight, dirt and unsealed roads. Medium – difficult.

Gear Required – Camping equipment, 4WD or reliable vehicle, swag, rooftop tent or caravan

Track Inclusions/ Features (Descriptive) – winding roads including some steep inclines and declines, unsealed and at times tight dirt roads

Points of Interest – The Big Marino Goulburn, Wyangala Dam, Lakeside Grabine Holiday Park

Things to Do – Fishing, hiking, swimming, paddle boarding, water ski, canoeing, jet ski, sightseeing, wildlife, waterfront camping, 4wd near by

Need to Know – Book online via Reflections Holiday Park, read information about the park and office hours to gain your access into the park, stock up on supplies to ensure you have everything you need, as it’s an hour drive into local shops, depending on weather could be extremely warm or cold, check weather beforehand to ensure your prepared

Track / Trip Length – 4 hours from Sydney followed by around 1 hour trip from Crookwell on unsealed windy, dirt and rocky roads which can become tight at times

How to Get There – 4-hour drive from Sydney NSW to Grabine via Great Western HWY/A32

Best Time to Go – Suitable all year round, be prepared as temperatures can become very hot exceeding 30+ degrees of dry heat and during winter months it can drop to very cool temperatures

Waterfront Campsites And Reeling In The Good Times

Grabbine Lakeside is situated in Bigga NSW nested in the shores of Wyangala Dam, surrounded by rolling hills, lots of wildlife, peaceful and waterfront campsites that you do not want to miss. Staying within Reflections Holiday Park you will need to book online and have a variety of sites to choose from weather you have a swag, rooftop tent, a caravan or choose to stay in the onsite cabins. There is plenty of space to park up your vehicle and enjoy the tranquillity that surrounds you. This large Park offers endless opportunities to explore with something for everyone, go for hike and take in the amazing scenery of endless rolling hills and lush countryside or jump out in the boat for a fish or water ski, swim, cook up a storm with ultimate kitchen views of the water or simply just sit down, relax, and take in the breathtaking views this place has to offer. There are amenities, cabins, powered and unpowered sites, laundry access, dump points and it is a dog friendly park. It has a laidback atmosphere with the surroundings of hills and lush countryside, which will have you thinking you will never want to leave. It doesn’t matter which campsite or cabin you decide to park up on, the waterfront panorama you will receive will have you saying one word, unbelievable!

Driving to Grabine Lakeside offers a scenic drive through small country towns from Goulburn to Crookwell and Bigga with lush countryside as far as you can see. Australia has many big things to explore, and Goulburn is home to The Big Merino, it was built in 1985. Crookwell is 30 minutes from Goulburn and is a small historical town with fascinating heritage as well as beautiful tree lined streets and gardens. Crookwell may be small but is great for a quick rest break and bite to eat or a cold drink at the local pub. On the road again getting closer to Grabine Lakeside you will stumble across a small village called Bigga in the Southern Tablelands of NSW. Rolling in to Grabine Lakeside you will discover livestock, rolling hills, winding and unsealed dirt roads that lead to the view of endless Wyangala dam.

Dirt tracks are to be taken with caution as the road does become very winding, tight, rocky and dirt for most of the drive in, but the view will not disappoint. As you arrive you will see a small office where you can check in and proceed to discover the perfect campsite just for you. Please take note of the check in times on the Reflections Park website to arrange alternative access if you are arriving out of office hours. As the sun sets with the hills and still water in the background this makes for the perfect view from your camp kitchen. The sunsetting, waterfront campsite and a few friends having a laugh, you then ask yourself, can this get any better? The answer is yes!! Camp is set up and there are endless opportunities of activities to experience, kangaroo’s jumping along the water and surrounded by nature. Hook, line, and sinker this place will grab you in and will make you want to explore around the park.

It’s Adventure Time

This Park offers something for everyone and has a range of campsites to choose from. Whether you want a break from the 9-5 to connect with nature or want a weekend jammed park of activities, campsite cook ups,  Grabine Lakeside will not disappoint. Explore on the way to this destination seeing big things and historical towns then drive right into the park to unwind and let the good times roll with these experiences below

  • The Big Marino at Goulburn – local nickname Rambo and standing 15.2 metres tall built in 1985 surround by the districts fine wool industry.
  • Crookwell – discover the history this town holds and the perfect rest stop to grab a bite to eat or a drink at the local pub.
  • Free camping available – in surrounding areas discover free camping sites.
  • Grabine Lakeside Reflections Holiday Park – a recipe for a good time being right next to the water to savour in the view from camp or get out and explore within this large park. Reel in the good times by going for a fishing adventure, hiking along lush rolling hills with never ending water views, swimming or get your heart pumping with lots of room to get out on the water in a boat to enjoy some water sports, paddle board or explore by canoe. If that’s not for you cook up some delicious camp food, sit back, relax, and just take in how breathtaking this Park really is.
  • Wyangala Dam Wall – day trip out to the Wall via boat or hop in the car to get a panorama shot of this place. It was built back in 1935 and is 4,490 ft long.

One Campsite And Endless Opportunities

This trip may just lead to one campsite, but wow did it provide many opportunities within this large park to explore, get your heart pumping on the back of the boat skiing, fishing, or sparking up some campfire chats with some friends, it will leave you feeling like you want to come back for more. It doesn’t matter what adventure you prefer or if you just want to sit back, relax and take it all in, this large park has something that every camper will be smiling about. Information can be found on Visit NSW and Reflections Holiday Parks websites.

Iridium 13 set up
Kitchen views

Experience It All

Bring your dog, your friends or perhaps just yourself and get ready for an adventure. Bumpy roads often lead to great destination, this trip will reel in the good times and is the perfect escape for all. Doesn’t matter how you choose to camp or where you park up at Lake Grabbine because the choice is yours! Unwind, sit back, and be left breathless with waterfront campsites, sunsets and adventure packed opportunities!

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We would like to thank our great customers Brodie and Heidi for sharing this adventure with us, Truely does look like a sensational trip!

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