Apsley Falls campground
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park
Apsley Falls campground offers a night in the bush with scenic waterfall views, walking and wildlife.
|Number of campsites||14|
|Camping type||Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle|
|Facilities||Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, carpark, toilets|
|Bookings||Bookings are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.|
When the modern world gets too much, you know it’s time to load up the campervan and head for the hills. Apsley Falls campground, on the western edge of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, is your ticket to serenity. This unique bush site, in northern NSW, is a world away from the city crowds. It’s the perfect bush stop on a driving holiday and a great base for walking and birdwatching.
Pitch your tent among a forest of stringybarks and white gums. As you settle in for your stay, keep an eye out for grey kangaroos and wallabies that often drop by for a visit. Make sure you bring your binoculars to spot some of the abundant birdlife in the area including crimson rosellas, red wattlebirds and thornbills.
Once you’ve set up camp, it’s time to explore the park. Take nearby Apsley Gorge Rim walking track, a short loop walk packed with scenic views of the rugged Apsley Gorge and main falls. If you’ve still got energy to burn, venture onto Oxley walking track, which traces the northern rim of the Apsley Gorge for spectacular views of both the main and lower falls.
After a day of exploring, head back to the campsite for a barbecue feast. If you’re keen to see some wildlife after the sun sets, grab a torch; you may be lucky enough to see a platypus at dusk, or the elusive spotted-tailed quoll after night falls.
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Walcha office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6777 4700
- 188W North Street, Walcha NSW 2354
- in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
There are 3 areas in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park where you'll need day use vehicle permits: Halls Peak campground and picnic area, Riverside campground and picnic area, and Youdales Hut campground and picnic area. Day use vehicle permits can be bought online or by calling the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757. If camping, permit fees are included in the campground fee.Contact us for permits