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Apsley Falls campground

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Alerts for Oxley Wild Rivers National Park: fire bans

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Updated: 31/10/2014 01:17 PM

“We sat around the fire, there were no phones, no screens, no traffic. Just us and the stars, and some curious bush critters. Magic.”

When the modern world gets too much, you know it’s time to load up the campervan and head for the hills. Apsley Falls campground, on the western edge of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, is your ticket to serenity. This unique bush site, in northern NSW, is a world away from the city crowds. It’s the perfect bush stop on a driving holiday and a great base for walking and birdwatching.

Pick a campsite among the snow gums, boil the billy and take in Apsley Falls, even more spectacular after rain. Keep your eye out for king parrots, black cockatoos and the colourful spotted pardalote.

After a day of exploring, cook up a barbecue feast and unwind round the campfire. If you’re keen to see some wildlife after the sun sets, grab the torch; you might see spotted-tail quolls, bandicoots and sugar gliders.

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Getting there

Getting there:

Apsley Falls campground is in the Apsley Falls precinct of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. To get there follow the signs from Walcha on the Oxley Highway.

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Vehicle access:

Sealed road - 2WD vehicles - All weather

Parking:

Parking is available at Apsley Falls campground.

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Number of campsites:

15

Types of camping:

Caravan site, Camper trailer site, Camping beside my vehicle, Don't mind a short walk to tent

Facilities:

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)
  • Wood barbecues (firewood supplied)
  • Carpark
  • Lookout
  • Picnic tables
  • Flush toilets
  • Trackhead/access point

You should know:

  • There are no marked sites
  • Untreated water is available at this campground, so you'll need to boil it for at least 10 minutes before drinking.
  • This is a remote campground, so please make sure you arrive well prepared.
  • This campground is suitable for groups

Fees:

Camping fees: $5 per adult per night. $3 per child per night.

Bookings:

Bookings are not required for Apsley Falls campground.

Contacts:

Walcha, Phone: 02 6777 4700

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Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

fire bans

A park fire ban applies in the park. (Ends Sunday 7 December)
A park fire ban is in place in this park. The park fire ban remains in affect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit NSW National Parks safety page.

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View from Budds Mare lookout, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary