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Acacia Flat campground

Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park

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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 There are no camping fees at this campground but a $6 booking fee applies.
Bookings Bookings for up to 2 sites and 12 people can be made online.
Group bookings This campground is not suitable for group bookings.
Please note
  • This campground is not accessible with a vehicle. It's a 3 to 4 hour walk to reach the campground.
  • The walk down to Acacia Flat from Perrys Lookdown is 3.3 km (6.6 km return). It is a Grade 4 track which is challenging, very steep, with many steps. 
  • There are no marked sites.
  • 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 a 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

Also see

  • Perrys Lookdown to Blue Gum Forest, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Craig Marshall © OEH and photographer

    Perrys lookdown to Blue Gum Forest walking track

    For scenic views of the famous Blue Gum Forest, try this challenging walk through World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park down to the famous Grose Valley.

  • Perrys Lookdown to Blue Gum Forest, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Craig Marshall © OEH and photographer

    Perrys lookdown

    Perrys lookdown offers scenic views over Grose Valley, Blue Gum Forest and Mount Banks, on the western edge of Blue Mountains National Park.

  • Blue Gum Forest, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Craig Marshall/NSW Government

    Blue Gum Forest

    Blue Gum Forest is a fine, historic example of closed forest, situated in Grose Valley in Blue Mountains National Park. Get to it by walking track from Perrys lookdown or Pierces Pass.

  • Grose River Crossing, Pierces Pass to Blue Gum Forest, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton

    Pierces Pass to Blue Gum Forest walking track

    The scenic views are worth the effort on this challenging walk along the Grose River into the rugged wilderness of the Blue Gum Forest.


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


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