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Bendethera Valley campground

Deua National Park

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

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

Road quality

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

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • All roads require 4WD vehicle

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only

Parking

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.

Spring

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

Summer

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

Average

15.7°C and 23.5°C

Highest recorded

43.3°C

Winter temperature

Average

6.5°C and 16.7°C

Lowest recorded

-10°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

March

Driest month

August

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

275.3mm

Facilities

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

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

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

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).

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.

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.

Bendethera Valley campground

Park info

Bendethera Valley campground hero, Deua National Park. Photo: Lucas Boyd