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Bendethera Valley campground

Deua National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Bendethera Valley campground.

Getting there and parking

Bendethera Valley campground is in the southern precinct of Deua National Park.

To get there from the east (nearest town, Moruya):

  • Take Western Boundary Road turnoff from Princes Highway (south of Moruya).
  • Turn left onto Little Sugarloaf Road
  • Follow Bendethera fire trail. This trail is 4WD only.
  • It's a good idea to check the weather conditions before you leave. Rain can make river crossings to this campground impassable.

To get there from the west (nearest town, Braidwood):

  • Take Middle Mountain Road (via Krawarree Road) and Minuma Range fire trail.
  • Turn onto Dampier Mountain fire trail. This trail is steep and 4WD is recommended.
  • It's a good idea to check the weather conditions before you leave. Rain can make river crossings to this campground impassable.

Road quality

Check the weather before you set out as the road to Bendethera Valley campground can become slippery when it rains.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • All roads require 4WD vehicle

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only


Parking is available at Bendethera Valley campground

Best times to visit

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


This season is the best time for wildflowers in the park and for birdwatching.


This is the season for swimming and floating on a lilo down the Shoalhaven and Deua rivers. See if you can spot an eastern water dragon sharing the river with you along the way.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


15.7°C and 23.5°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


6.5°C and 16.7°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



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


  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)
  • Fire rings (bring your own firewood)

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Vehicle access to this campground includes river crossings that are subject to flooding. River levels can rise rapidly. Please check the weather conditions before you leave.

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 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).

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.


It’s a legal offence to drive an unregistered motor vehicle or motorcycle on any NSW road or in a NSW national park.


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.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Bendethera Valley campground

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