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Wombat Creek campground

Barrington Tops National Park

Overview

Walk-in rustic Wombat Creek campground offers walking, wildlife, and wilderness in the sub-alpine region of World Heritage-listed Barrington Tops National Park, between Gloucester and Dungog.

Accommodation Details
Number of campsites 5
Camping type Tent, Remote/backpack camping
Facilities Barbecue facilities, toilets
Please note
  • There are no marked sites and this is a remote campground, so please make sure you arrive well-prepared.
  • Barrington trail is open to vehicles from October 1 – May 31
  • Check the weather or contact Gloucester NPWS office on (02) 6538 5300 before you set out, as access via Barrington trail, to Wombat Creek 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 north of Black Swamp. You can help 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 Free.
Bookings

Please contact NPWS Gloucester office on (02) 6538 5300 for further information about this campground.

When you’re ready for a night under the stars, make tracks to walk-in Wombat Creek campground, high in the remote wilderness of Barrington Tops National Park. Due to its isolation, this unique, sub-alpine region is habitat for a range of rare and endangered species; have fun spotting these.

You’ll be ready to take a load off and boil the billy when you arrive. Only accessed by walking track, there’s a more leisurely path via Careys Peak lookout or the more challenging Corker trail. Either way, this rustic camping spot makes a great base to explore this wild wonderland.

At night, cook up a feast fit for all the bushrangers who’ve hidden out in these wild hills over the years. Go spotlighting for a chance to see possums as well as greater gliders, wombats, and bandicoots.

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

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.

    • Gloucester
      (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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    • Nelson Bay
      (02) 4984 8200
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • Level 1, 12B Teramby Road, Nelson Bay NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4981 5918
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    • Scone
      (02) 6545 1128
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 20 Hayes Street, Scone NSW 2337
    • Fax: (02) 6545 1912
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Wombat Creek campground, Barrington Tops National Park. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government