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Blue Mountains National Park Camp Sites

Located 50klms west of Sydney.  The Great Western Highway divides the northern and southern sections of the park. There are many entry points to the park along this road - particularly around Glenbrook, Wentworth Falls, Katoomba and Blackheath.

Euroka campground

Getting there: The campground is 4.2km from the park entrance gate, which is at the end of Bruce Road, Glenbrook. The gate is locked at 7pm (during daylight saving) or 6pm (all other times), and re-opens at 8.30am. Late arrivals will not be admitted. For late exit, phone 0408 675400 (a fee applies for non-emergencies).

Euroka is not suitable for buses over 7m long. After heavy rain, the Glenbrook causeway may be closed - phone to check if you're unsure.

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

Water supply: You can bring your own drinking water, or fill up from a tap near the ranger station (at the park entrance).

Bookings: Bookings are essential two weeks in advance - contact our Richmond office (weekdays) or our Glenbrook office (weekends, public holidays and during school holidays).

Phone: 02 4588 2400

Contact: Blue Mountains (Glenbrook), Phone: 02 4739 2950 (Infoline only)

Ingar campground (9 sites)

This camping ground is set among scribbly gums. The dam on Ingar Creek is suitable for paddling and swimming, and you can also walk or ride your mountain bike to Bedford Creek, via Murphy's Fire Trail. The campground is not suitable for caravans or large campervans.

Getting there: The camping ground and picnic area is at the end of Ingar Fire Trail. At Wentworth Falls, turn off the Great Western Highway at Tableland Road, then turn left after approximately 1.6km onto Queen Elizabeth Drive. The Ingar Fire Trail starts at the end of Queen Elizabeth Drive. Follow this unsealed road for approximately 9.5km, taking the left fork near the end. Drive carefully, and note that the road may be closed after periods of heavy rain.

Facilities: picnic tables, non-flush toilets

Water supply: There is a small dam on a creek, but the water must be treated before drinking.

Contact: Blue Mountains (Blackheath), Phone: (02) 4787 8877

Murphys Glen campground

This is a secluded camping ground in a forest of tall eucalypt, turpentine and angophora trees. A short, steep walk through the rainforest will lead you to Bedford Creek. Fuel stoves can only be used here - no wood fires.

Getting there: From Woodford, take the Bedford Road turn-off from Railway Parade.

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)

Water supply: This campground has a small dam on a creek. Boil all water before drinking.

Bookings: Check with the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre for current status.

Contact: Blue Mountains (Blackheath), Phone: (02) 4787 8877

Mount Werong campground

This camping area surrounds a stone hut which you can use for cooking and temporary shelter. You'll find covered picnic tables and fireplaces here - but bring your own firewood.

Getting there: Take the Shooters Hill Road south of Oberon. Drive through Shooters Hill then turn left onto the Gurnang Forest Road. Veer left at the fork in the road at the Correctional Centre sign. The camping ground is around 10 kilometres into the park, on the left hand side.

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

Phone: 02 6336 1972

Perrys Lookdown campground (5 sites)

You'll be pitching your tent on prime real estate here, beside one of the mountains' best lookouts. The camping ground offers spectacular views of the Grose Valley and Mount Banks - together with basic toilet facilities. It's a great base for walking trips in the valley below. You'll need to bring drinking water and a fuel stove: camp fires are forbidden. You can only stay for one night.

Getting there: Turn off the Great Western Highway at Hat Hill Road.

Facilities: non-flush toilets

Contact: Blue Mountains (Blackheath), Phone: (02) 4787 8877

Acacia Flat (30 sites)

Explore the "cradle of conservation", the Blue Gum Forest. Enjoy birdwatching, long walks and plenty of photogenic flora.

Getting there: Obtain details of current track conditions from the Heritage Centre, Blackheath before setting out. All access involves steep hard walks down the cliffs of the Grose Valley.

Facilities: non-flush toilets

Water supply: Boil all water from the Grose River or Govetts Creek for at least 3 minutes before drinking

Contact: Blue Mountains (Blackheath), Phone: (02) 4787 8877

Burralow Creek camping ground (35 sites)

Burralow is a beautiful picnic and camping area - so close to Sydney yet so far away. Set in a grassed open area among the scribbly gums this campground is ideally suited to families or small groups. Look out for the rare giant dragonfly on the Bulcamatta Falls convict walking track (one hour return; easy grade).

You'll need to bring drinking water and firewood with you - gathering native vegetation is strictly prohibited as it is valuable habitat for wildlife. You can buy firewood from local service stations at Richmond, North Richmond or Kurmond. Please take all garbage when you leave.

Getting there: From Kurrajong Heights, take the fire trail off Burralow Road (4WD only). From Bilpin, take the Patterson Range Fire Trail (also strictly 4WD only). Please drive carefully on the winding fire trails leading to the camping area. Burralow is roughly 90 minutes from Sydney.

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

Contact: Richmond, Phone: 02 4588 2400

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