I used to camp at Oallen Ford about 20 years ago – it was a beautiful spot on the Shoalhaven River, got to via a dusty windy gravel road.
I was hoping (a little foolishly I thought), that you could still camp there. I didn’t actually hold out much hope as I had read that camping was no longer allowed. I found out that was a campsite – but the crown land
still allows camping. I found out later this is not correct – the large “Crown Land” sign had the “No Camping” icon spray-painted white.
The road now is good quality bitumen all the way with heaps of traffic.
I was pleasantly surprised to see quite a few people camping in the crown land – I drove around a bit and then found a lovely camp spot looking down on the river.
It took longer than expected to set the tent up as I had never erected one of these tents before and the instructions said “This tent requires a minimum of two people to set up”. But I did do it by myself – it wasn’t too bad, and it should get easier as I get used to it.
The tent does fit my swag and big work desk – which is fantastic.
It also rained steadily overnight – no leaks in the tent!!