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Acacia Flat campground

Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park

Overview

Nestled deep in the Grose Valley Wilderness, Acacia Flat campground offers remote camping in the Blue Mountains. Set against impressive blue gum forest, it's a great base for birdwatching and overnight walks near Blackheath.

Accommodation Details
Number of campsites 30
Camping type Tent, Remote/backpack camping
Facilities Toilets
What to bring Drinking water, cooking water, food supplies, clothes for all weather conditions, personal locator beacon
Price Free.
Bookings Bookings are not required at this campground. Campsites are available on a first-in first-served basis.
Please note
  • There are no marked sites at Acacia Flat campground.
  • This is a remote campground, so you'll need to carry in your food, water and tent for your duration in the valley, and take all rubbish out.
  • It's a good idea to organise car pooling and drop offs to ensure that cars aren’t left in remote areas for extended periods.
  • Fill in the free trip intention form and hire a PLB before setting out.

If you’re pitching your tent at Acacia Flat campground, you can give yourself a big hug. You’ve joined a rare breed of intrepid campers who have walked into the Grose Valley in one of the most secluded wilderness areas in the Blue Mountains.

Accessed by walking tracks from either Perrys lookdown or Pierces Pass, you’ll camp amongst the rough barked apple and stringybarks. While you’re boiling up the billy, try adding a gum leaf before you sit back and soak up the vibes of the biggest eucalypt factory on the planet.  When all that fresh air and walking has you ready for bed, crawl into your tent and fall asleep to the whispers of the bush.

If you’re a birdwatcher, the nearby Blue Gum Forest is a haven for birds and wildlife. There’s a lot to see, so be sure to pack binoculars and keep an eye above as kestrels and wedge-tailed eagles often surf the thermals near the cliffs.

Take a virtual tour of Acacia Flat campground captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

Think Before You TREK

Are you planning a bushwalk, going somewhere remote or where the weather is extreme? Stay safe by planning your trip for all conditions and telling someone about it.

Bushwalkers in Wollemi National Park. Photo: Daniel Tran/DPIE

 

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Hand holding a phone with NSW National Parks app on screen. Photo: Branden Bodman/DPIE
Views from Govetts Leap lookout, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Simone Cottrell/OEH.