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Swamp House and Bunkhouse

Bundjalung National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Swamp House and Bunkhouse.

Getting there and parking

Swamp House and Bunkhouse are located near Woody Head campground in Bundjalung National Park. To get there:

  • From the north, take Iluka Road turnoff, 72km south of Ballina on Pacific Highway.
  • From the south, take Iluka Road turn off, 56km north of Grafton.
  • Drive along Iluka Road, through Woombah, over the Esk River Bridge for 13km, then follow the signs to Bundjalung National Park and Woody Head campground.

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles (no long vehicle access)

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Parking is available for up to 4 vehicles. A daily vehicle entry fee applies.


Swamp House is fully furnished and includes: a kitchen and food prep room; lounge room/conference area with television and DVD player; a large dining area in the enclosed verandah; and laundry with washing machine and dryer.

  • Swamp House sleeps up to 8 guests in 3 bedrooms.
  • Bedding configuration: 1 double bed and 1 king single bunk bed; 1 king single bunk bed and 1 king single bed; 1 king single bed.
  • The kitchen has a gas stove and oven, microwave, kettle, dishwasher and basic kitchenware, cutlery, glassware and cooking utensils. The attached food prep room has a large fridge with freezer, barbecue grill, table and benchtops.
  • There's 1 shower room and toilet with disabled access, as well as 1 male and 1 female toilet. These facilities are accessed externally.
  • Air-conditioning is available in the lounge room. All other rooms have ceiling fans.
  • If you're using Swamp House for business meetings or training sessions, please bring your own conference equipment and presentation materials.
  • There's an overhead projector, retractable screen, whiteboard, tables and chairs to seat 20 people.
  • There's an outdoor fire ring and picnic tables.
  • Please remove all your items from the fridge and freezer, and leave the house clean and tidy with all kitchen items washed and put away. Additional cleaning fees may apply if unreasonable cleaning is required, and for missing or broken items.

Bunkhouse is semi-attached to Swamp House via a verandah. It can be booked if you need additional accommodation.

  • Bunkhouse sleeps up to 12 guests in 4 bedrooms, each with a ceiling fan. There's 1 king single bunk bed and 1 king single bed in each room.
  • Bunkhouse has a wash-house with 4 showers and 3 toilet cubicles.

You can also use the facilities at Woody Head campground.

  • There's intermittent mobile phone service at Woody Head, however no Wi-Fi is available. There's a pay phone near the Woody Head campground office.


  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)
  • Fire rings (firewood supplied)


Drinking water

Town drinking water is available.


  • Hot showers

Electric power

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Beach safety

Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus 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 and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).


Disability access level - medium

  • Swamp House: The ramp from the external toilets to the verandah is wheelchair accessible. Assistance may be required to access the house, as the sliding door frame is not flat. The width of the sliding door may not accommodate all types of wheelchair.
  • Bunkhouse: Not wheelchair accessible.


  • Please be considerate of others and keep noise to a reasonable level at all times. Minimum noise levels apply between 10pm and 7am.
  • Amplified music is not permitted.
  • Camping beside Swamp House and Bunkhouse is not permitted.

Gathering firewood

Firewood is available in the wood bay next to the Woody Head campground office.



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


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Map of Swamp House location at Woody Head, Bundjalung National Park

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