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Brushy Mountain campground

Werrikimbe National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Brushy Mountain campground.

Getting there and parking

Brushy Mountain campground is in the eastern precinct of the park, and is best accessed via Wauchope or Port Macquarie.

  • Leave the Pacific Highway and travel on the Oxley Highway to Wauchope. 
  • Continue along the Oxley Highway through Wauchope and then turn right towards Beechwood on Beechwood Road, signposted as Werrikimbe National Park 63kms.
  • At Beechwood turn right on to Bellangry Road, signposted as Werrikimbe National Park 56 kms.
  • After 17km the road changes from tar to gravel.
  • From the start of the gravel travel 37.7km to the intersection of Cockerawombeeba Road and bear right along Hastings Forest Way for 2km. 
  • The entrance to Brushy Mountain campground is on the right.

Please be aware that access to Werrikimbe National Park is on roads managed by other land holders. Road conditions in these locations may not be suitable for 2WD vehicles.

Road quality

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

Roads in this location are remote with limited mobile coverage and subject to rapidly changing weather conditions.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • Most roads suitable for 2WD vehicles (no long vehicle access)

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only
  • 4WD required in wet weather

Parking

Parking is available at in a small hard-packed ground carpark Brushy Mountain campground.

Best times to visit

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

Autumn

Bathe in warm days and huddle around the campfire on cool nights at one of the remote campgrounds.

Spring

See the bushland burst with colour as the spring wildflowers attract a range of birds.

Summer

Escape the crowds and the coastal heat and enjoy walking in cool temperate rainforest.

Winter

Experience crystal clear days and crisp early morning frosts. Listen out for the night-time territorial calls of large forest owls from your tent.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

16°C and 29°C

Highest recorded

42.2°C

Winter temperature

Average

5°C and 20°C

Lowest recorded

-5.1°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

February

Driest month

July

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

706.8mm

Facilities

  • Water is not available at this campground.
  • Firewood is not provided and should not be collected from the 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)

Step-free access

The campground is flat and step-free with a concrete pathway that leads to the toilets.

Aside from this, there are no other pathways – you'll need to cross over flat grass and hard-packed ground to get around the rest of the campground.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

If you’re bushwalking in this park, it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.

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).

Accessibility

Disability access level - medium

Brushy Mountain campground is flat and step-free, but there are some areas where people with reduced mobility may need assistance:

  • Most of the campground does not have pathways – you'll need to cross over flat grass and hard-packed ground to get to the facilities. The ground can be muddy when wet.
  • There's a concrete path to the toilets, but the toilets are not accessible or ambulant
  • Some sections of the nearby walking tracks may be accessed by wheelchairs, although with some difficulty and assistance may be required.

Prohibited

No unregistered vehicles allowed.

Generators

Generators are not permitted in this campground.

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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