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Blue Waterholes campground

High Plains area in Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

Escape to Blue Waterholes campground, the perfect spot to enjoy the great outdoors, with hiking, caves and Kosciuszko National Park's northern wilderness on its doorstep. 

Accommodation Details
Camping type Tent, Camper trailer site, Camping beside my vehicle
Facilities Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, carpark, toilets
Opening times

Access roads to this campground are closed in winter (June to October long weekends).

Please note
  • Bookings are not available.
  • This campground is generally closed in winter (June to October long weekends) but this period can be shorter or extended so it's a good idea to check with Tumut Visitor Centre.
  • This is a remote campground, please make sure you arrive well prepared.
Price Free.

This beautifully positioned campground is the perfect place to stay if you’re planning to hike the Clarke Gorge and Nichols Gorge walking tracks, and explore the nature and historic huts in the Northern Plains and Wilderness area of Kosciuszko National Park.

From the campsite there are lovely views of the limestone cliffs and rock formations of Clarke Gorge and Cave Creek. Wander down the short track to the turquoise waterhole that gives the campground its name. It's a great spot to paddle your feet and enjoy a picnic on a hot summer's day, as kangaroos cast a curious eye and eagles soar overhead. 

Nearby campgrounds at Cooleman Mountain, Cooinbil and Long Plain offer alternative places to stay in the popular summer months. 

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

Conservation program:

Iconic species - Southern corroboree frog conservation program

An iconic endangered species, the southern corroboree frog, found only in Kosciuszko National Park, faces the grave threat of extinction. Saving Our Species aims to prevent this from happening by battling chytrid fungus, protecting frog habitat from pests, and fostering a captive breeding program. 

Southern corroboree frog (Pseudophryne corroboree), Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

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Blue Waterholes campground, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Elinor Sheargold