Bunyip Hole campground

Murrumbidgee Valley Regional Park

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Bunyip Hole campground is in the Willbriggie area of Murrumbidgee Valley Regional Park, near Griffith. This dog-friendly campground is a peaceful riverside escape, and offers unpowered sites with great fishing, paddling, walks and cycling.

Accommodation Details
Number of campsites 15
Camping type Tent, Camper trailer site, Camping beside my vehicle
Facilities Toilets
What to bring Cooking water, drinking water, fuel stove
Price There are no camping fees at this campground but a $6 booking fee applies.
Bookings Bookings for up to 2 sites and 12 people can be made online.
Group bookings This campground is not suitable for group bookings.
Please note
  • Sites are unmarked and unpowered.
  • The campground can be busy in summer, during school holiday periods, and during February's annual fishing classic competition.
  • Although the majestic river red gums that line the Murrumbidgee River create shady picnic spots, try to avoid sitting directly underneath as they are notorious for dropping large branches without warning.

Set on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River, Bunyip Hole campground is popular with families, and travellers who don’t want to leave their dogs at home. There’s plenty of space to spread out and find your little slice of river frontage.

Set up your tent, caravan, campervan or RV under the shade of the river red gums then spend your time relaxing, fishing, cycling or walking through this picturesque park. The sandy beaches are great for kids (and dogs) to run off their energy, while the calm river is perfect for kayaking and cooling off after a hot day. In cooler months you might have the place to yourself.

Murrumbidgee Valley Regional Park, and nearby Murrumbidgee Valley National Park, protect part of the longest continuous tract of river red gum forest in the world. The trees line the banks of the river, providing a habitat for local wildlife. Keep an eye out for ring-tailed possums and the threatened superb parrot. The river is also a favourite waterhole for wallabies, kangaroos and emus.

The town of Darlington Point is only a 10min drive away, so you’re not far from supplies. Why not explore more of the Murrumbidgee Valley along Forest drive, or use Bunyip Hole campground as an overnight stop for an outback adventure along the Sturt Highway.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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All the practical information you need to know about Bunyip Hole campground.

Getting there and parking

Bunyip Hole campground is 10min drive from Darlington Point, in the Willbriggie area of Murrumbidgee Valley Regional Park. To get there:

From Narrandera:

  • Follow the Newell Hwy/Sturt Hwy/A20/A39 for 57km
  • Turn right onto Kidman Way/B87 and continue for 4km through the town of Darlington Point
  • Cross the Murrumbidgee River bridge and turn left onto Forest Drive in Murrumbidgee Valley Regional Park
  • Follow Forest Drive for 5km, past Whittakers Bend, until you reach the campground.

From Griffith:

  • Follow Kidman Way/B87 for 33km
  • At the T-intersection, turn right and follow the signs to Darlington Point
  • Just before the Murrumbidgee River bridge, turn right onto Forest Drive in Murrumbidgee Valley Regional Park
  • Follow Forest Drive for 5km, past Whittakers Bend, until you reach the campground.

Road quality

Bunyip Hole campground can be muddy after rain, so please call the Griffith Office to check whether the road is accessible before setting out.

  • Mixture of sealed and unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • Most roads suitable for 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • 4WD required in wet weather


Parking is available at Bunyip Hole campground.


  • Water is not available at this campground.
  • There are no designated fire pits at this campground, so you'll need to bring your own gas stove, solid fuel burner and firewood.
  • There are no bins so please take all rubbish away with you when you leave.
  • There are no showers at the campground.
  • There's limited mobile reception at this location.


  • Non-flush toilets

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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.

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).

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.


Disability access level - hard

Hard access is via steps or a steep slope, or you'll have to move across a rough surface with obstacles such as potholes, tree roots, and rocks. Assistance will be necessary.


Camp fires and solid fuel burners

There are no designated fire pits at this campground, so please clear your camp fire properly before you leave.


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

Gathering firewood

You can gather firewood at this campground, but the use of chainsaws is prohibited.


Dogs are permitted in Murrumbidgee Valley Regional Park but not in the national park. You can camp with dogs at Bunyip Hole campground, but you’ll need clean up after them and take any waste with you when you leave.


Chainsaws are not permitted.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Learn more

Bunyip Hole campground is in Murrumbidgee Valley Regional Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

Aboriginal culture

Wattle flowering in Murrumbidgee Valley Regional Park. Credit: Gavin Hansford © DPE

The river red gums have been important to Wiradjuri people, the traditional owners of the Murrumbidgee Valley, for thousands of years. Used for making canoes and shields, they also provide warmth, shelter and food. Some river red gums were large enough for individuals to sleep in, and light a small fire during the cold nights. Even today, Wiradjuri artists in Narrandera use river red gum to make boomerangs, coolamons and carved didgeridoos.

Take me to the river

2 people kayaking on the Murrumbidgee River. Credit: Gavin Hansford © DPE

Murrumbidgee River flows in a westerly direction and is over 1,600km long. River red gums benefit from times of flooding as it recharges the subsoil with water. The river supports river red gums forests, which in turn support the banks of the river with their root systems. Logged since the 1820s and managed as forests by the government since the early 1900s, in 2010 NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service protected 107,000ha of river red gums by creating new parks and reserves, which will now be enjoyed for generations to come.

River red gums

River red gum trees in Murrumbidgee Valley Regional Park. Credit: Gavin Hansford © DPE

The Murrumbidgee Valley River parks protect part of the longest continuous tract of river red gum forest in the world. An iconic Australian eucalypt which grows to awe-inspiring heights with a deep red colour curving along rivers and channels, the Riverina river red gum is of international significance.

Plants and animals protected in this park


  • Swamp wallaby in Murramarang National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

    Swamp wallaby (Wallabia bicolor)

    The swamp wallaby, also known as the black wallaby or black pademelon, lives in the dense understorey of rainforests, woodlands and dry sclerophyll forest along eastern Australia. This unique Australian macropod has a dark black-grey coat with a distinctive light-coloured cheek stripe.

  • Tawny frogmouth. Photo: Rosie Nicolai

    Tawny frogmouth (Podargus strigoides)

    Found throughout Australia, the tawny frogmouth is often mistaken for an owl due to its wide, powerful beak, large head and nocturnal hunting habits. The ‘oom oom oom’ call of this native bird can be heard echoing throughout a range of habitats including heath, woodlands and urban areas.

  • Southern boobook. Photo: David Cook

    Southern boobook (Ninox novaeseelandiae)

    The southern boobook, also known as the mopoke, is the smallest and most common native owl in Australia. With a musical 'boo-book' call that echoes through forests and woodlands, the southern boobook is a great one to look out for while bird watching.


  • Saltbush. Photo: Jaime Plaza

    Saltbush (Atriplex nummularia)

    A hardy Australian native plant, the saltbush is a small spreading shrub that can withstand dry salty soils such as those found in the desert plains of western NSW. It is grey-white in colour and has small spear-shaped succulent leaves. It flowers from December to April.

  • River red gum, Murrumbidgee Valley National Park. Photo: Paul Childs

    River red gum (Eucalpytus camaldulensis)

    Australian native plants, majestic river red gum trees are widespread across Australian inland river systems. The river red gum is a dominant tree species of the Murray-Darling basin which spans NSW, Queensland and Victoria. This iconic native eucalypt grows to a height of 30m and is thought to have a lifespan up to 500-1000 years.

Environments in this park