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Oxley Wild Rivers National Park Camp Sites

The Apsley Gorge is 20 kilometres east of Walcha, off the Oxley Highway. Apsley is 150 kilometres west of Port Macquarie.

Long Point campground

Located in a small forest clearing, this campground gives easy access to Cassinia Walk, Chandler View Circuit Walk and the Long Point to Wollomombi overnight bushwalk.

Getting there: Drive to this campground via the historic gold mining town of Hillgrove.

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues, non-flush toilets, drinking water

Contact: Armidale (local office), Phone: (02) 6738 9100

Green Gully campground (10 sites)

You'll find walking tracks and lookouts overlooking the spectacular Chandler and Wollomombi Rivers here.

Getting there: This campground is just off the Waterfall Way.

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues, gas/electric barbecues, non-flush toilets, drinking water

Contact: Armidale (local office), Phone: (02) 6738 9100

Youdales campground (6 sites)

This campground is adjacent to two wilderness areas on the upper reaches of the picturesque Kunderang Brook. It's ideal for picnics, swimming and short walks.

Getting there: To get to this campground, take the Kangaroo Flat road - turn off the Oxley Highway after Yarrowitch. You'll need a permit and key - contact the Walcha office for more details. Access is for 4WD vehicles with low range only and trailers and caravans are not permitted.

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues, non-flush toilets

Water supply: Drinking water not supplied.

Bookings: Bookings can be made through the NPWS Walcha office or Apsley Motors, Walcha on (02) 6777 2755.

Contact: Walcha, Phone: 02 6777 4700

Tia Falls campground

The campground is situated in quiet, picturesque woodland. Enjoy the Tia Falls and Tiara walking tracks.

Getting there: The camping ground is 6km (unpaved) off the Oxley Highway, 19km past the Apsley turn-off.

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues, non-flush toilets

Contact: Walcha, Phone: 02 6777 4700

Apsley Falls campground (15 sites)

This informal bushland setting, separated from the picnic area, gives easy access to Apsley Gorge Rim Walk and Oxley Walk.

Getting there: This campground is just off the Oxley Highway.

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues, flush toilets

Contact: Walcha, Phone: 02 6777 4700

Budds Mare campground

This campground stands on the edge of the tablelands and has a spectacular lookout over the Apsley River Gorge. From the lookout, a walking track leads down the ridge to Riverside Visitor Area on the Apsley River.

Getting there: Travel along Moona Plains Road to get to this campground. The route includes 8km of unpaved roads, suitable for standard 2WD cars.

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues, non-flush toilets

Contact: Walcha, Phone: 02 6777 4700

Dangars Gorge campground (10 sites)

Wheelchair access: hard
Camping is wheelchair-accessible.

This is a popular spot. After rain, it has an impressive waterfall, and the wildflowers are spectacular in spring. You can go hiking here and explore Aboriginal and historic sites.

Getting there: The road to this campground passes through Dangarsleigh.

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

Contact: Armidale (local office), Phone: (02) 6738 9100

Halls Peak campground (13 sites)

Halls Peak Camping and Day Use Area are CLOSED from 10th December 2009 until further notice.

The Halls Peak camping area caters for self-reliant visitors looking to experience the seclusion of remote camping in an idyllic and peaceful setting.

Activities: swimming, fishing, paddling

Getting there: Halls Peak is 90km by road from Armidale, and you should allow 2 hours to get there.  Turn right off the Grafton Road onto Kempsey Road 40km east of Armidale.  Turn right onto Raspberry Road 20km along the Kempsey Road.  Follow Raspberry Road 25km to the Halls Peak Road turnoff on the right.  The campground is a further 5km along this road. 

Approximately 45km of the total 90km is on unsealed road, some of which can be quite rough. The road is very steep, descending for almost 700 vertical metres with large adjacent unprotected drops.  It is challenging and as a minimum requires the use of high clearance low-range 4WD vehicles with skilled and experienced drivers.

Facilities: non-flush toilets, picnic tables, wood barbecues (firewood supplied)

Water supply: River water must be boiled before drinking.

Bookings: Halls Peak operates on a booking and key access system. Bookings are essential.

Contact: Armidale (local office), Phone: (02) 6738 9100

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