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Newnes campground

Wollemi National Park

Overview

Relax in dramatic surrounds at this free and car-accessible campground by the Wolgan River in World Heritage Wollemi National Park, just north of the Blue Mountains.

Number of campsites
80
Camping type
By my vehicle
Facilities
Barbecues and fire rings, toilets
Please note
  • Bookings are not available; the campground operates on a first-in, first-served basis so it’s a good idea to arrive early in the day, especially if you’re camping on public holidays or during school holidays
  • Water is not available at this campground so you'll need to bring your own supply for drinking and cooking
  • Remember to treat or boil all water taken from creeks in the park
  • Please take your rubbish with you when you leave
  • Firewood is not supplied and collecting firewood in the park is not permitted, so it’s a good idea to bring your own supply
  • Check the weather before you set out as the river level can rise rapidly and access to the camping area on the other side of Wolgan river is only accessible by foot or 4WD across the ford
Price
Free.
Bookings
Camping is very popular during school holidays, and sites may be scarce. Sites are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Welcome to Mother Nature’s amphitheatre. Dramatic sandstone cliffs and proud eucalypt trees make for a majestic backdrop at this beautiful, grassy, flat campground by the Wolgan river.

Pitch your tent for free and enjoy a picnic under the trees before heading out to explore the tracks, tunnels and ovens of the historic shale oil ruins nearby, or cool off with a paddle or lilo in the river. There are easy walks for taking in the dramatic scenery, and kids will love visiting the luminous Glow Worm tunnel, just a short drive away.

You can also camp on the other side of the river; however you can only access this camping area by foot or 4WD across the ford near the Newnes Hotel.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken

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Newnes Campground, Wollemi National Park. Photo: Neil Stone