Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I make a booking?
A: Bookings are per person and can be made online at https://thestepsbarrington.checkfront.com/reserve/
Q: Are the camp zones shared?
A: Every camp zone has a different carrying capacity (total people it can hold at any one time) e.g. Camp zone 3 holds 15 people whereas camp zone 9 holds 20. If you book on a campzone and do not book for the total carrying capacity of that given zone then that leaves spots available for other campers to book on that same zone.
Q: Can I bring my pet?
A: No, The Steps Barrington is Land for Wildlife and we are committed to provide and enhance habitats for native wildlife.
Q: Is there mobile reception?
A: No, the closest access to mobile reception is at the township of Barrington (15min drive)
Q: Can I access the property and facilities for just the day?
A: Yes, a day pass can be purchased online or at the office for $5/person.
Q: How much does it cost to camp?
A: Standard rates are currently: $23 pp/night, Children (2-11 years) $15/night and Infants (0-1 year) free. Peak pricing applies to particular dates during the year. Check pricing for particular dates here: https://thestepsbarrington.checkfront.com/reserve/
Q: Do I need a 4x4 to access the campground?
A: No, The Steps Barrington is accessible by 2wd vehicles (5km of dirt).
Q: How do I get to the campground?
A: Follow the directions on your booking confirmation! It is important that you do not use a GPS to get to the campground if you are coming from the south. The GPS will take you the shortest route which involves two river crossings - these are often flooded in wet seasons. If you are not sure whether it is safe to cross the rivers, please call our office on 02 6558 2093 for advice.
Q: Can I bring my caravan/motor home?
All are welcome at The Steps Barrington but please be aware that there is no power, no dump points or water points and you will be expected to capture your grey water.
Please also keep in mind that there is 5.3km of dirt road leading to the camp ground. It is steep in places, narrow in places and can be corrugated. It is passable for double decker coaches but please be sure that you are comfortable driving in these conditions before accessing the property.
Q: I’m wondering how the weather will be during my stay, where can I find this out?
Q: Do I need to bring water or is the water on site drinkable?
A: Drinking water is available at the amenities block.
Q: I can’t make it to the dates I originally booked, can I have a refund?
A: Our refund policy covers two different booking times, peak period and standard booking dates. All details on our refund policy can be found here at http://www.thestepsbarrington.com.au/bookings-and-cancellations.html
Q: What facilities are available at the campground?
A: The amenities block has flushing toilets, hot showers, wash-up station and outlets for drinking water. There are no powered sites available or bbqs.
Q: I own a caravan/camper trailer, do the camp zones accommodate for these?
A: Yes, our camp zones are quite large areas which accommodate caravans and camper trailers.
Q: Where can I buy ice?
A: The closest place is Barrington store - approx. 15minutes drive from the campground.
Q: How close is the nearest supermarket?
A: Barrington store which has general goods is 15minutes from the campground. IGA and Woolworths are located in Gloucester and 25minutes from the campground.
Q: What is the closest town?
A: Gloucester is a 25minute drive from the campground. Gloucester has Restaurants, Supermarkets, Take Away Shops, Medical Centre, Hospital, Pharmacy, Clothing Stores, caravan fill and dump points.
Q: What is the dirt road (Manchester Rd) like in wet weather conditions?
A: Manchester road is still 2WD accessible during times of rain. As the road is dirt it will become slightly muddy in the rain and small pools of water may occur. Caution should be taken as whenever you drive in wet weather conditions as the road can become more slippery and steep slopes provide less tyre traction. In times of really heavy rain small streams of water may travel across the road, these are flash events only.
Q: What is the campground like in the rain /wet weather conditions?
A: Rain while camping is to as to be expected...wet tents, wet grass, ambient temperature drops and the bathrooms get a bit muddier/grassier.
Q: Is the river suitable for swimming? especially for young children.
The river is apart of the natural environment and therefore is very variable. During times of low rainfall and drought the river level drops and swimming holes decrease. On the flip side in periods of consistent high rainfall the river level increases and can become fast flowing, can flood and swimming can become unadvised. Although your well being and safety is of our concern, it is your responsibility and we (The Steps Barrington Campground) DO NOT own the river and are therefore NOT responsible for any actions, events or incidents that occur on the river. We advise that children should be supervised on the river at all times.
If you would like a current update on river conditions please call us (02) 6558 2093.