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Bungonia National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Bungonia National Park.

Getting there and parking

From Canberra:

  • Take the Goulburn turnoff from the Hume Highway (at the Big Merino).
  • Drive into town along Hume Street, which becomes Cowper Street.
  • Turn right into Clinton Street and after a few minutes, you’ll see signs to Bungonia State Conservation Area, which will lead you to the park.
  • Follow these signs for approximately 25 minutes

From Sydney:

  • Turn left off Hume Highway at South Murulan and take the exit at the overpass
  • Follow signs to Bungonia State Conservation Area for approximately 20 minutes

Parking

By bike

Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information

By public transport

For information about public transport options, visit the NSW country transport info website.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Bungonia National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

Autumn

After the heat of summer has subsided, take advantage of the milder weather for hiking in the park.

Spring

Enjoy bushwalking in the comfortable temperatures of this time of year when the wildflowers are at their finest. Late in the season, the stands of brittle gum become extremely photogenic as their white trunks turn pink.

Winter

Deeper exploration of caves is possible when their carbon dioxide levels reduce in winter as the warm air from within rises and the caves ‘breathe'.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

12°C and 26°C

Highest recorded

40°C

Winter temperature

Average

1°C and 13°C

Lowest recorded

-9°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

March

Driest month

September

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

200.7mm

Facilities

Maps and downloads

Fees and passes

Park entry fees:

$8 per vehicle per day. Daily fees can be paid at the ticket machines at the park office.

  • All Parks Pass - For all parks in NSW (including Kosciuszko NP) $190 (1 year) / $335 (2 years)
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  • Multi-Park Pass - For all parks in NSW (except Kosciuszko) $65 (1 year) / $115 (2 years)
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  • Country Parks Pass - For all parks in Country NSW (except Kosciuszko) $45 (1 year) / $75 (2 years)
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  • Single Country Park Pass - For entry to a single park in country NSW (except Kosciuszko). $22 (1 year) / $40 (2 years)
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Safety messages

However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

Adventure sports

Adventure sports like climbing, caving, canyoning and abseiling offer a thrilling opportunity to explore our unique environments. Before you head out, be aware of the risks and stay safe during adventure sports.

Many of Bungonia’s caves are steep and precipitous and they can only be explored by well-equipped and experienced cavers.

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit; it helps emergency services locate you, using your smartphone's GPS.

Please note, there is limited mobile phone reception in this park. You’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Prohibited

Camp fires and solid fuel burners

Wood fires are not permitted.

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the OEH pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Map of Bungonia National Park

Contact

  • in the Country NSW region
  • Bungonia National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to high fire danger, or park operations. It's a good idea to ring the office for current information.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. Daily fees can be paid at the ticket machines at the park office.

    Buy an annual pass.
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Nearby towns

Goulburn (35 km)

Named after Henry Goulburn - the British Secretary of State for the Colonies, Goulburn developed into a major centre for wool, and in 1863, it became Australia's first inland city. Today, the town is a rich hub of history, discovery and natural beauty.

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Bundanoon (62 km)

Bundanoon is the northern gateway to Morton National Park. Follow the well-marked bushwalking trails in one of NSW's largest national parks, admiring waterfalls that plunge into valleys below.

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Bowral (77 km)

Spring is tulip time while summer has fragrant roses and autumn, flowering bulbs. Bowral Tulip Festival runs from the end of September until early October; the Autumn Garden Festival is held in May.

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Bungonia Gorge, Bungonia National Park. Photo: Sara Fife/Capital Country Tourism