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The Pines campground

Coolah Tops National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about The Pines campground.

Getting there and parking

The Pines Creek campground is in the western precinct of Coolah Tops National Park. To get there:

  • After entering the park, continue on The Forest Road for approximately 7km.
  • Turn right into Hildegard Road
  • Continue on Hildegard Road for about 1km to The Pines campground

Road quality

Check the weather before you set out as some roads within the park are closed after heavy rain.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at The Pines campground.

Best times to visit

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

Autumn

Great camping weather before the cold weather arrives. Swap stories by the campfire about the day's adventures.

Spring

See the park come to life as the pink darling pea, yellow flowering black wattle and silver wattle burst into colour.

Summer

Enjoy warm days walking and mountain biking and cooler nights in the bush.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

15°C and 30°C

Highest recorded

40.3°C

Winter temperature

Average

2°C and 15°C

Lowest recorded

-6.7°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

January

Driest month

May

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

186.7mm

Facilities

  • Water is available from the nearby Norfolk Island Creek, but should be boiled before consumption.
  • Rubbish bins are not available, so please take your rubbish with you when leaving.

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Barbecue facilities

  • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)
  • Fire rings (bring your own firewood)

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.

This is a remote campground, so please make sure you arrive well-prepared.

Take care when walking around cliff edges and above waterfalls - please supervise children at all times.

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 + 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 - hard

Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty.

Wheelchair facilities

  • Wheelchair accessible toilet

Permitted

Gathering firewood

Firewood is not provided, but you may collect wood from within the park – the use of chainsaws is not permitted.

Prohibited

Generators

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.

The Pines campground

Park info

  • in Coolah Tops National Park in the Country NSW region
  • Coolah Tops National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, fire danger or management operations. The eastern end of the park is regularly closed during wet weather due to slippery road conditions.

The Pines campground, Coolah Tops National Park. Photo: Nick Cubbin/NSW Government