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Budds Mare campground

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park


Enjoy stunning World Heritage scenery at Budds Mare campground. With scenic views of Apsley River Gorge, it’s a great weekend getaway for walking, fishing and relaxing.

Accommodation Details
Number of campsites 3
Camping type Tent, Camper trailer site, Camping beside my vehicle
Facilities Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, toilets
Please note
  • Sites are not marked.
  • This is a remote campground, please make sure you arrive well prepared.
Price Free.
Bookings Bookings are not available at this campground.

Budds Mare campground is a great place to escape for an evening or two of rugged bush camping in a World Heritage listed landscape. The campground is right on the edge of the tablelands, with a spectacular lookout over the Apsley River Gorge.

Once you’ve set up your campsite, it’s time to explore. The Budds Mare to Riverside walk leaves from the campground, taking you down to Riverside campground and picnic area along a 7km track. It is a strenuous walk that is suitable for experienced bushwalkers. You’ll be rewarded at Riverside though, with picnic tables, barbecues and swimming holes in the Apsley River.

There are some facilities at this campground, including wood barbecues that are great for roasting marshmallows, but it’s a good idea to arrive well prepared for your weekend getaway.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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Google Trekker, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Conservation program:

Saving our Species conservation program

Saving our Species is a innovative conservation program in NSW. It aims to halt and reverse the growing numbers of Australian animals and plants facing extinction. This program aims to secure as many threatened species that can be secured in the wild as possible, for the next 100 years. 

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

Operated by

  • Walcha area
  • 9am-4pm Monday to Friday
  • (02) 6777 4700
  • (02) 6777 1198
  • 188W North Street, Walcha NSW

Park info

  • in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    Three areas in the park have day use fees: Halls Peak, Riverside, Youdales. Fees not applicable if you are paying camping fees.

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Walcha area
      (02) 6777 4700
      Contact hours: 9am-4pm Monday to Friday
    • 188W North Street, Walcha NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6777 1198
See more visitor info
Budds Mare Lookout, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. Photo: Gerhard Koetner/NSW Government