You might just get lucky at Mulloon Creek campground and find you’re the only people here. Set beneath tall eucalyptus trees by a small creek – too shallow for adults to swim in, but kids should be able to have a decent splash – it feels remote, yet is only about 50 kilometres from Canberra on the road to the coast.
Just spend a day or so relaxing while cooking up a barbecue, and trying to identify the birds that live in the trees. As night falls, you might see red-necked wallabies, some greater gliders getting ready for their after-hours activities, and even a wombat or two. Otherwise, arm yourself with a map and some water and go for a bush walk, or test your 4WD skills on some of the park’s fire trails.