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Riverside campground and picnic area

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

Overview

Riverside campground and picnic area is the perfect spot for remote wilderness camping, or a day-trip, with swimming, fishing and canoeing on the Apsley River in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park.

Accommodation Details
Number of campsites 12
Camping type Tent, Don't mind a short walk to tent
Facilities Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, carpark, toilets
Please note
  • Book your spot early as this campground is a popular place in summer.
  • There are no marked sites.
  • Water is available from Apsley River, but you'll need to boil it for at least 10 minutes before drinking.
  • This is a remote area, please make sure you arrive well prepared.
Price

$45 per vehicle per site. $23 for pensioners or annual pass holders. Includes vehicle entry fee.

Entry fees

Vehicle entry fees apply to day visitors. $28 per vehicle, $17 pensioner/NPWS annual pass holder. Entry fees are included in your camping fees.

Bookings

You'll need a permit and key. Please contact Apsley Motors on (02) 6777 2755.

There’s nothing like rustic camping to remind you what’s really important in life. Remote and unspoilt, Riverside campground and picnic area, in the spectacular Macleay gorges area, puts the wild back into wilderness.

Relax by the crystal clear mountain waters of Apsley River, where the only stress will be choosing between swimming, canoeing or walking the Budds Mare Riverside track. You can also try your hand at catching bass or laze about listening to the sounds of the bush.

If you’re staying the night, set up camp under the fuzzy box trees, inhale some crisp clean air and feel the city melt away. You’ll be pitching your tent surrounded by rugged mountains and dramatic rocky outcrops. 

With barbecues and campfires at this campsite and picnic area, there’s plenty of opportunity to enjoy an outdoor dining experience, all the while getting to know the park’s inhabitants - goannas, wallabies and rosellas. Snuggle up in your sleeping bag and be soothed to sleep by the gentle sounds of the river.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Conservation program:

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Operated by

  • Apsley Motors
  • 7am-6pm Monday to Friday, 8am -5pm weekends
  • 02 6777 2755
  • (02) 6777 2941
  • 50E Fitzroy 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
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See more visitor info
View from Budds Mare lookout, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary