Cangai Broadwater - natural bushland camping wonderlandCangai Broadwater - natural bushland camping wonderland

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    This Explo seems to be very unknown. That's cool Richard!
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      Nice description Richard. And good tips!
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      Yes! Thanks for the plan!
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      Yes, many!
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Enjoy getting away from everything and find your own camping space away from everyone on the banks of the beautiful Mann River at Cangai

My experience, Explo description: 

Cangai was once a thriving township but all that renmains today are a couple of houses - on the exhaustion of the mines everything closed down.
What we do have is one of the most picturesque natural environments you're likely to find for camping. There are no facilities and no shops near by so you need to be self catering.
Wonderful swimming holes, kayaking and austalian bush situated in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range.
If anyone saw the movie 'Oscar and Lucinda', this is the location where you saw the glass church floating down the river.
The site is also the home of one of the largest black swan colonies you are likely to find on the east coast of Australia.

The magnificent Mann River is the highlight - enjoy the many pleasures it has to offer.
Other highlights include the opportunity to primitive camp and be totally self sufficient, beautiful scenary, abundant birdlife and great fishing.

My personal recommendations: 

Make sure you bring your camping gear - be warned though, it can get below freezing here at night during the months June, July and August.

How getting there: 

Travel west out of Grafton on the Gwydir Highway for approx. 30 mins, turn north at Dandahra Road and travel approx. 7 km along this road until you see a turn off on the right leading down to the river, follow this and cross the low level bridge and pick your camp site.

A tip to eat: 

Make sure you bring your own food and stove to cook.

A tip to sleep: 

make sure you have warm clothes for the cooler months of the year.

Useful information: 
Open hours: 

Open all year round, 24 hours a day

Visit duration: 

recommend at least 3 nights to appreciate the beauty and significance of the area.

Entry fees: 

At present, there are no fees for camping, however, the Land and Property Management Authority are currently investigating this site for the estblishment of an approved primitive camping ground and a small fee will then be payable (but you will then have toilets etc available)

Old houses and mines


You tell about old houses and mines around Cangai. Is it possible to visit them?

Any way, that's a cool spot!