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Little Murray campground

Barrington Tops National Park

Overview

Remote Little Murray campground offers walking, mountain biking, fishing, and 4WD touring, in the wilderness of Barrington Tops National Park, three hours from Newcastle.

Accommodation Details
Camping type Tent, Camper trailer site, Camping beside my vehicle
Facilities Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, carpark, toilets
Please note
  • There are no marked sites at this campground.
  • Check the weather or contact Gloucester NPWS office on (02) 6538 5300 before you set out, as access via Barrington trail, to Little Murray campground, may be closed at other times of year due to snow, ice, and rain.
  • A water-based mould (Phytophthora cinnamomi) is prevalent in this area. The mould attacks the roots of plants causing them to rot, causing a dieback of trees and plants. Efforts are in place to contain the area of contamination south of Little Murray. You can assist the long-term containment of the mould by cleaning your shoes and mountain bike tyres before and after entering this region.
  • You can help protect the fragile ecosystems of the region by avoiding using soap, shampoo and detergents in waterways and taking all rubbish home with you.
Price

$6 per adult per night. $3.50 per child per night.

When it’s time to head for the hills, why not go all the way to the plateau country of Barrington Tops National Park? This remote campground offers a unique wilderness getaway accessed via 4WD. Although only three hours from Newcastle, you'll be waking here to a dawn chorus of birdsong.

Set up your campsite before exploring the magnificent high country. The swamps of the plateau region have been declared an endangered ecological community as there are numerous rare and unique species that call this area home, such as the broad-toothed rat. However, you’re more likely to see flame robins and Richards pipets among the trees, and grazing red-necked wallabies.

Walk or cycle to spectacular Careys Peak lookout or plan your bushwalk via Link trail – Gloucester Tops to Careys Peak. If your style is more leisurely, try your hand at fishing and cook up your catch over a campfire.

Take a virtual tour of Little Murray campground captured with Google Street View Trekker.

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:

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

  • Gloucester
  • 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
  • (02) 6538 5300
  • (02) 6558 2476
  • 59 Church Street, Gloucester NSW

Park info

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

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      (02) 6538 5300
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 59 Church Street, Gloucester NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6558 2476
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      (02) 6545 1128
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
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Little Murray campground, Barrington Tops National Park. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government