Home
Australia
Camp Sites Guide
NSW
Victoria
Queensland
South Australia
West Australia
Tasmania
Northern Territory
Australia Activities
Australia Events
Road Maps
Australia Shopping
Gift Baskets

 

Barrington Tops National Park Camp Sites

The Williams River area is 68km from the Gloucester River camping area. You can get to it from Dungog. Travel out along the Chichester Dam Road for about 10km , then turn onto Salisbury Road and travel for about 27km, where you'll find the Williams River picnic area. Chichester Dam Road and Salisbury Road are both sealed, and there's only a short section of gravel road at the end, suitable for 2WD vehicles. Other access roads in the area are also good quality gravel.

Polblue campground

This is a roomy campground in pleasant subalpine woodland, at 1450m altitude. It offers short and inspiring walks passing through snow gum woodland, tall eucalypt forest and areas of high-altitude swamp.

Getting there: The campground is on the Barrington Tops Forest Road.

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), gas/electric barbecues (free), non-flush toilets

Contact: Scone, Phone: 02 6540 2300

Devils Hole campground

This basic campground, at 1400m altitude, offers spectacular views over the Barrington wilderness and nearby farmlands. Toilets, picnic facilities and fireplaces are across the road at Devils Hole Lookout. You can go fishing nearby.

Getting there: The campground is on the main Barrington Tops Forest Road.

Facilities: wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)

Contact: Gloucester, Phone: 02 6538 5300

Gloucester River camping ground

Wheelchair access: easy
This is a flat and secluded area suitable for wheelchair-based camping. Wheelchair-accessible toilets are available.

This is a picturesque camping area, providing an ideal base to explore this part of the park. Wildlife includes red-necked pademelons, brush turkeys and lyrebirds. You'll find swimming spots nearby. Walking tracks starting here include Sharpes Creek track and the Gloucester River track. The campground is also close to walking tracks at Gloucester Tops (a short drive away).

Getting there: The campground is on the Gloucester Tops Road.

Facilities: picnic tables, gas/electric barbecues (free), wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets

Contact: Gloucester, Phone: 02 6538 5300

Junction Pools campground

You'll find swimming spots at this campground. It's close to walking tracks on the Barrington Tops Plateau, drive touring, lookouts, fishing and 4WD trails.

Getting there: This campground is just off the Barrington Trail, 12km from Barrington Tops Forest Road. The access road is closed to all vehicles over winter (1 June - 30 September).

Facilities: wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets

Contact: Gloucester, Phone: 02 6538 5300

Little Murray campground

Getting there: This campground is 5km off the Barrington Trail. This trail is closed to all vehicles during winter (1 June to 30 September).

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets

Contact: Gloucester, Phone: 02 6538 5300

Horse Swamp campground

Small secluded camping area with basic facilities. Polblue Falls picnic area and Polblue Falls walk are 150m to the north.

Getting there: 70km east of Scone or 85km west of Gloucester. Access is off Tubrabucca Road.

Facilities: non-flush toilets, picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)

Contact: Scone, Phone: 02 6540 2300

Gummi Falls campground

Small secluded camping area with basic facilities.

Getting there: The campground is 80km east of Scone or 80km west of Gloucester. Access is off Tubrabucca Road. The camping ground is on Bullock Brush Trail.

Facilities: non-flush toilets, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)

Contact: Scone, Phone: 02 6540 2300

Wombat Creek campground

Wombat Creek is one of a number of bushwalking campsites in the park, but it's the only one with toilets. It's a great base for exploring the Barrington Tops plateau, and is only a few kilometres walk from Careys Peak.

Getting there: This walk-in campground is in the northern section of the park, 9km north of Lagoon Pinch. At the junction of The Corker Trail and the Link Trail, walk east for around 1km, then take the left turn for a short walk to the campground. To get to Lagoon Pinch, take the Chichester Dam Road and Salisbury Road from Dungog.

Facilities: wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets

Water supply: Water is available from Wombat Creek, but it should be treated before drinking.

Contact: Gloucester, Phone: 02 6538 5300

 

More Information

DECC Information Centre
Level 14, 59-61 Goulburn Street,
Sydney NSW
Ph: 1300 361 967
Fax: (02) 9995 5999
Email: info@environment.nsw.gov.au