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Apsley Falls campground

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

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Apsley Falls campground offers a night in the bush with scenic waterfall views, walking and wildlife.

Accommodation Details
Number of campsites 14
Camping type Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle
Facilities Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, carpark, toilets
Group bookings Bookings for up to 2 sites and 12 people can be made online. School groups and commercial tour operators can submit a group booking enquiry form.
Please note
  • Sites are marked. 
  • Untreated water is available at this campground, so you'll need to boil it for at least 10 minutes before drinking.
  • This is a remote campground, please arrive well prepared.

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.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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Park info

  • 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.

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