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Blatherarm campground and picnic area

Torrington State Conservation Area

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about the Blatherarm campground and picnic area.

Getting there and parking

Blatherarm campground is in the north-eastern precinct of Torrington State Conservation Area. To get there:

  • After passing through the township of Torrington take a right turn at the old pub into Silent Grove Road
  • Follow for approximately 10km to the Blatherarm Road turnoff on your right
  • After 1.5km you will see access on your left to the campsite areas 1 and 2. To access campsite area 3 you will need a 4WD to cross the creek.

Road quality

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

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • 4WD required in wet weather

Parking

Parking is available at Blatherarm campground and picnic area.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Torrington State Conservation Area. Here are some of the highlights.

Spring

See the spectacular display of spring wildflowers as the boronias, grevilleas, prostantheras and many other native wildflowers turn the bush into a vibrant display of colour.

Summer

Wander through the bush, dotted with colourful wildflowers, as you take in the magnificent granite formations on the Mystery Face walking track.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

13°C and 31°C

Highest recorded

41.2°C

Winter temperature

Average

1°C and 19°C

Lowest recorded

-10.6°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

January

Driest month

June

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

361.2mm

Facilities

  • There are no shower facilities at this campground.
  • Rubbish bins are not available – please take rubbish with you when leaving.
  • Tank water is available at this campground – you’ll need to treat or boil it before drinking.

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)

Carpark

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Camping safety


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).

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.

Mine shafts may be present at this park; take care when walking off-road or along trails, and please supervise children at all times.

Accessibility

Disability access level - hard

Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty.

Permitted

Generators

Generators are permitted to be used in particular areas within this campground

Prohibited

Gathering firewood

Firewood is not provided and may not be collected from the park so you’ll need to bring your own supply.

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dogs and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. For more information, please see the OEH policy.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Blatherarm campground and picnic area

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