Any journey that involves a ferry feels like a proper adventure. This is a short, easy ride from Bulahdelah out on Bombah Point Road. Crossing on the ferry you ride in to Mungo Brush which is part of Myall Lakes National Park.
Camping at The Wells Campground is peaceful and quiet. If you can pack a fishing rod on your bike, it would make an excellent spot to cast a line.
Native Dingoes (indigenous dogs) are often seen lazing around the campsite.
I’d highly recommend this short style of trip. It’s a great way to get in to cycle touring and an easy overnight camp. You have to book camp sites with the National Parks, but the booking fee is only $6.00 and you get a marked, guaranteed spot. Travelling in to the Mungo Brush area is great. It is peaceful, spectacular, and within easy reach of Newcastle and Sydney. Just watch out for the mosquitoes in the morning!
The road from Buladelah to Bomba Point it mostly sealed, but there are sections towards the ferry that remain as gravel. I cycled the road on a Kona Sutra touring bike and had no issues with the road surface. The ride is relatively short (under 30km each way) and it is a great way to practice your bike touring skills.
If you are looking to get a bit further afield, I have had the Violet Hill campground around on Boolambayte Lake recommended to me, although it can get very busy in summer.