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Ben Halls campground

Weddin Mountains National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Ben Halls campground.

Getting there and parking

Ben Halls campground is on the western side of Weddin Mountain National Park. To get there:

From Grenfell:

  • Travel 5.5km west along the Mid-Western Highway towards West Wyalong, then turn left onto Back Piney Range Road, following the signs to Weddin Mountains National Park.
  • Follow the road around for 23km and then turn left onto the park entrance road over the grid
  • Go through the State Forest and then turn left and then right into Ben Halls campground

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at Ben Halls campground.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Weddin Mountains National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

Autumn

Cooler days make it an ideal time to undertake some of the longer walks. It's also a good time to wander around Seaton's Farm to investigate and compare machinery used back then to what we have today.

Spring

A great time to see the wildflowers that blanket much of the ground. Venture up to the lookouts to see the sprawling surrounding farming country.

Summer

Enjoy a free barbecue at Ben Hall's campground.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

30°C and 33°C

Highest recorded

43.9°C

Winter temperature

Average

12°C and 15°C

Lowest recorded

-5°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

June

Driest month

February

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

110.7mm

Facilities

  • Water is not available at this campground
  • Rubbish bins are not available, so please take your rubbish with you when leaving.

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Fire rings (bring your own firewood)
  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)

Carpark

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

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.

Fire safety

During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

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).

Outback safety

Safety is of high priority in outback areas. In summer, temperatures can reach up to 50°C in some places. Food, water and fuel supplies can be scarce. Before you head off, check for road closures and use our contacts to stay safe in the outback.

Accessibility

Disability access level - easy

This area is fully wheelchair-accessible. Toilets are wheelchair-friendly.

Prohibited

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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Ben Halls Campground, Weddin Mountains National Park. Photo: M Cooper/NSW Government