Caryapundy lookout campground
Narriearra Caryapundy Swamp National Park
If you enjoy remote, self-sufficient camping in outback NSW, Caryapundy lookout campground is for you. Located east of Tibooburra, it has an incredible view, picnic area and a night sky perfect for stargazing.
|Number of campsites
|Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle
|Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, carpark, toilets
|What to bring
|Drinking water, cooking water, torch, food supplies, first aid kit, personal locator beacon, insect repellent, sunscreen
|Park entry fees apply
|Bookings for up to 5 sites and 20 people can be made online. School groups and commercial tour operators can submit a group booking enquiry form.
When it floods, areas of this massive national park transform from semi-arid plains into huge lakes and swamps that are havens for rare waterbirds. At Caryapundy lookout campground, located on a small escarpment above Caryapundy Swamp, you’ll have the park’s best view of this spectacle. Even when the swamp is dry, you’ll still enjoy an impressive outlook over sweeping plains stretching as far as the eye can see.
Once you’ve set up camp, start photographing the views from Caryapundy lookout. Or take a short walk down to the swamp's edge to study its unique ecosystem up close. Birdwatchers, see if you can spot a brown falcon soaring above, or a stubble quail hiding in a bluebush.
Explore the park on the Caryapundy lookout loop drive, and when night falls have fun spotlighting around the campground with your torch. You might see a spotted nightjar flying across the escarpment. Or simply relax and enjoy some stargazing.
Autumn and spring are the best times of year to visit, when temperatures are cooler, because there’s no shade to set your tent or caravan under at this campground.
Things to do:
If you’re planning a trip through Sturt National Park and its surrounds, stop at Tibooburra Visitor Centre for information and a sneak preview of walks, drives, accommodation and more.
The free NSW National Parks app lets you download maps and explore parks, things to do and places to stay—all without mobile reception.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Tibooburra Visitor Centre
- Tibooburra Visitor Centre is always open but it's unstaffed (self service)
- 08 8091 3308
- 51 Briscoe Street, Tibooburra NSW 2880
- in Narriearra Caryapundy Swamp National Park in the Outback NSW region
- Narriearra Caryapundy Swamp National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, road closures or fire danger.