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Gap Creek campground

Watagans National Park


This campground offers everything you need for a relaxing and private getaway, with immediate access to walking tracks and a dramatic waterfall.

Accommodation Details
Number of campsites 3
Camping type Tent, Camper trailer site, Camping beside my vehicle
Facilities Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, carpark, toilets
Please note
  • Campsites are small, unmarked and unpowered
  • Campsites at Gap Creek campground are not suitable for large groups.
  • There is no mobile phone coverage from this location
  • This is a remote campground, so please make sure you arrive well prepared.
Price Free.

Booking are not available. For information, contact NPWS on (02) 4320 4203.

Gap Creek campground is perfect for families and adventure travellers alike.

The natural setting is outstanding, with colourful plant life, like red cedars and blue gums, coupled with amazing birdlife like lyrebirds as your backdrop. It’s impossible not to feel relaxed here, particularly in late summer when the rainforest is cool and quiet.

For something truly spectacular, the Gap Creek walking track can be traced to the impressive Gap Creek waterfall, cascading more than 40m after heavy rains – so don’t forget your camera. Afterwards, head back to the campground for a barbecue and maybe a game of cricket. The trees provide plenty of shade for that afternoon nap to wind down after an adventurous day.

Alternative camping spots can be found at Bangalow campground, an easy 1km down the road.

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.

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Operated by

  • Lake Munmorah
  • 8.30am-4pm Monday to Friday
  • (02) 4972 9000
  • (02) 4972 9055
  • Blue Wren Drive, Munmorah State Conservation Area

Park info

  • in Watagans National Park in the North Coast region
  • Watagans National Park is always open, but may have to close at times due to poor weather, roads closures or high fire danger.

    • Lake Munmorah
      (02) 4972 9000
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4pm Monday to Friday
    • Blue Wren Drive, Munmorah State Conservation Area
    • Fax: (02) 4972 9055
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Sun spotted grounds, Watagans National Park