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Werrikimbe National Park Camp Sites

From the east (off the Pacific Highway), there are two access options to Werrikimbe National Park. The Hastings Forest Way is the more frequently travelled route, and is suitable for 2WD vehicles (and smaller vans suited to rough conditions) in most weather conditions. Travel along the Oxley Highway through Wauchope, then just west of the town centre turn right at the Werrikimbe National Park sign onto Beechwood Road. After around 4.5km, at Beechwood, you turn right again onto Bellangry Road. After a further 18km this road becomes Hastings Forest Way, going from paved to unpaved. It continues climbing towards Werrikimbe. After travelling around 38km on the gravel road, you pass the Cockerawombeeba Road intersection. Turn right again, and after a further 2km you'll arrive at the Brushy Mountain camping area.

Mooraback campground (5 sites)

This basic camping area is on the western edge of a clearing and kangaroos commonly visit the area. You can follow the Mooraback Trail, a short loop walk from the campground. The Platypus Pools walk also starts from the camping area and its 6km loop takes you along the upper reaches of the Hastings River where platypus are often seen.

Getting there: Access via Kangaroo Flat Road from Oxley Highway, or via Racecourse Trail from Brushy Mountain (4WD vehicle required). The camping area is at the end of Mooraback Road. The route from the Oxley Highway includes unpaved roads, suitable for standard 2WD vehicles.

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

Water supply: Water is available in the creek - not recommended for drinking.

Contact: Walcha, Phone: 02 6777 4700

Brushy Mountain campground (12 sites)

This campground offers a tranquil setting amid tall gum trees with active bird life. It's an ideal base for exploring the park's walking tracks or starting a longer trek into the wilderness. Spokes Lookout provides views across Willi Willi National Park to the coast. There is a large shelter shed.

Getting there: You can get to this campground via Cockerawombeeba Road (4WD recommended) or the Hastings Forest Way. However check with the park office for the condition of a dangerous bridge across the Cockerawombeeba Creek..

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

Water supply: Water is available in the creek - not recommended for drinking.

Contact: Port Macquarie, Phone: 02 6586 8300

Plateau Beech campground (5 sites)

A walking track goes from this campground through Antarctic beech forests and past mountain streams and waterfalls.

Getting there: You can get to this campground via Cockerawombeeba Road (4WD recommended) or the Hastings Forest Way.

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

Contact: Port Macquarie, Phone: 02 6586 8300

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