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Caryapundy lookout campground

Narriearra Caryapundy Swamp National Park

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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.

Accommodation Details
Number of campsites 18
Camping type Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle
Facilities 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
Entry fees Park entry fees apply
Group bookings Book up to 20 people or 5 sites online. For larger groups, make a group booking enquiry.
Please note
  • Sites are marked
  • Non-potable water is available at this campground for washing hands and dishes. 
  • This is a remote campground, please arrive well prepared. Bring appropriate clothing, food, water, equipment and tell family or friends about your trip.
  • There is no mobile reception in this national park.
  • Check the weather before you set out as roads in this national park may close following rain. If it does rain, you’ll need to leave immediately or be prepared to spend 3 weeks or more waiting for roads to dry out enough to leave.

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.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Things to do:

Tibooburra Visitor Centre

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.

Tibooburra Visitor Centre, Sturt National Park. Photo: John Spencer © OEH


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