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Benarca campgrounds

Murray Valley Regional Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Benarca campgrounds.

Getting there and parking

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    Benarca campgrounds are located in the Benarca Forest precinct of Murray Valley National Regional Park. To get there:

    • From Moama, head north along Cobb Highway.
    • Turn left onto Perricoota Road and continue for approximately 15km; it becomes Moama-Barnham Road.
    • Turn left onto Benarca Forest Road and follow the signs to the 9 designated campgrounds.

    Road quality

    Check the weather before you set out as the road to Benarca campground can be boggy following rain.

    • Unsealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • Dry weather only

    Parking

    Parking is available next to your campsite.

    Best times to visit

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

    Autumn

    The perfect time for a camping holiday: the days are cooler and the nights are not yet too chilly.

    Spring

    If it's been a wet winter white ibis and straw necked ibis will be nesting from late winter through to spring.

    Summer

    A great time for water activities on the Murray - swimming in the river is a delightful way to spend your time.

    Winter

    The morning light sparkles on the river; try your hand at fishing for Murray cray.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    12°C and 32°C

    Highest recorded

    44.7°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    3°C and 17°C

    Lowest recorded

    –3.8°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    August to October

    Driest month

    February

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    98mm

    Facilities

    Water is not available at this campground.

    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.

    Fishing safety

    Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing safety tips.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus 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.

    Paddling safety

    To make your paddling or kayaking adventure safer and more enjoyable, check out these paddling safety tips.

    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 - hard

    • Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty

    Permitted

    Camping

    Camping is only permitted in the designated campgrounds. The campgrounds are large with plenty of space to camp alone or with a group of friends. Camping within the designated campgrounds allows the bush to regenerate and habitat for fragile species to recover.

    Fishing

    A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.

    Pets

    You can walk your dog at this location. See other regional parks in NSW that have dog walking areas.

    Dogs may not be brought into Murray Valley National Park however they are permitted in Murray Valley Regional Park. You can camp with dogs at Benarca campgrounds, as long as park restrictions surrounding dogs are observed.

    Prohibited

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.