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Acacia Flat campground

Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Acacia Flat campground.

Getting there and parking

Acacia Flat campground is in the Blackheath area of Blue Mountains National Park. Located in Govett Gorge, the campground can only be accessed by foot. To get there:

From Perrys lookdown:

  • Take the Great Western Highway to Blackheath
  • Turn east into Hat Hill Road and follow the signs to Perrys lookdown
  • Leave the car here and follow the challenging Perrys lookdown to Blue Gum Forest walking track 
  • From Blue Gum Forest follow the signs to Acacia Flat campground.

Alternatively, if starting from Pierces Pass:

  • From Bells Line Road, turn west into Pierces Pass Road between Mount Wilson Road and Mount Banks Road
  • Follow to the end and leave the car here
  • Follow Pierces Pass to Blue Gum Forest walking track 
  • From Blue Gum Forest follow the signs to Acacia Flat campground.

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at Perrys lookdown and Pierces Pass.

Facilities

  • Boil all water from the Grose River or Govetts Creek for at least 3 minutes before drinking.
  • Rubbish bins are not provided. Please take your rubbish with you when you leave.

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

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Safety messages

  • This campground is in a remote location, so please ensure you're well-prepared. Bring your tent, and enough food, water, appropriate clothing and equipment for your return trip.
  • It’s a good idea to advise a family member or friend of your travel plans, and when you return.
  • Consider hiring a PLB and filling in the free trip intention form at Blue Mountains Heritage Centre before you leave.
  • Always check weather conditions before your journey, and never set out if bad weather is approaching.

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.

You can check current track conditions from the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre in Blackheath before setting out.

Camping safety

Whether you're pitching your tent on the coast or up on the mountains, there are many things to consider when camping in NSW national parks. Find out how to stay safe when camping.

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 and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

River and lake safety

The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

Accessibility

Disability access level - no wheelchair access

Access to Acacia Flat campground involves steep and often slippery steps and challenging walking tracks, requiring a moderate level of fitness.

Prohibited

Camp fires and solid fuel burners

Bring a gas or liquid fuel stove if you intend to cook, as wood and other solid fuel fires are not permitted at Acacia Flat campground.

Pets

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

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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Views from Govetts Leap lookout, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Simone Cottrell/OEH.