Bunyip Hole campground

Murrumbidgee Valley Regional Park

Affected by closures, check current alerts 

Overview

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 are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.
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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Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/campgrounds/bunyip-hole-campground/local-alerts

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Visitor info

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

Parking is available at Bunyip Hole campground.

Facilities

  • 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.

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

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.

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.

Accessibility

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.

Permitted

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.

Fishing

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.

Pets

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.

Prohibited

Chainsaws are not permitted.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.