After Google searching every "dog friendly" campsite within 3 hrs drive from the Central Coast, we found "Ferndale Park" in the Barrington Tops National Park. No need to book unless it's a long weekend, Christmas or Easter. Just turn up.
The photos on the website looked great. Plenty of trees, a river, powered and unpowered sites, hot showers, bushwalking tracks and dogs welcome, provided they are on a leash.
We packed enough stuff to cater for a powered or unpowered spot. We wanted to be as close to the river as possible.
So off we went. 2 1/2 hours later after driving through lush cattle and horse country we turned off the main road and down a very steep and in some parts very narrow, gravel and asphalt mountain road. As the trees cleared we were rewarded with this view.