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Daisy Plains huts

Carrai National Park

Overview

Free accommodation is available at Daisy Plains huts in Carrai National Park, near Kempsey. These bush huts offer toilets and a kitchen area and are perfect for remote camping.

Accommodation Details
Accommodation type Cabin
Where 4577 Carrai Road, Comara, NSW, 2440 - in Carrai National Park
Bedrooms 5
Maximum guests 8
What to bring Food supplies, firewood
Price Free.
Bookings

Bookings are not required, but check with NPWS Walcha on (02) 6777 4700 for up-to-date road conditions.

Please note
  • Bedding configuration: 5 rooms with no beds
  • Kitchen hut has open fire
  • Please ensure you leave the cottage in a clean and tidy manner
  • Please take your garbage with you
  • Eco-friendly accommodation – no power and some water (boil before drinking).
  • The cottage is in a remote location, so it’s a good idea to pick up your supplies before you arrive.

It’s a case of first come, first served at Daisy Plains huts in Carrai National Park. The four buildings, set among tall eucalypts, include a five-room bunkhouse (without beds), a kitchen with open fireplace, and a pit toilet. Other than that, there are some tables, but when the setting is this beautiful, you really don’t need much else.

The huts, often used by NPWS staff doing maintenance work, are left open for the public to use at no charge. It’s very remote, so you need to bring everything with you, including firewood, and ensure you remove all rubbish when you leave. The reward is peacefulness you won’t find at many campgrounds. At dawn and dusk, glossy black cockatoos squawk in nearby trees, and you might even spot a red-legged pademelon grazing on the short grass. The endangered Guthrie’s grevillea, which flowers green, is also found around the edge of the plateau, particularly at Marys View in the adjacent Oxley Wild Rivers National Park.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.
Daisy Plains huts, Carrai National Park. Photo: NSW Government