Coxs Creek campground
Coolah Tops National Park
Coxs Creek campground is a peaceful camping area nestled among tall eucalypts, with birdwatching opportunities and nearby walking and mountain bike trails to explore.
|Camping type||Tent, Don't mind a short walk to tent|
|Facilities||Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, toilets|
|Price||Free. 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.|
Nestled among the tall eucalypts, you’ll find this peaceful camping area by Coxs Creek. There’s plenty of space, so find yourself a grassy patch to pitch your tent or park your caravan. Once you’ve set up camp, it’s time to explore. Why not head off on your mountain bike or walk along Coxs Creek fire trail? If that doesn't grab you, try one of the many other trails in the park.
Wander over to nearby Coxs Creek Falls and find a quiet spot with your binoculars to take advantage of the great birdwatching opportunities. Look closely and you might see sulphur-crested cockatoos, red wattle birds, kookaburras, crimson rosellas or blue wrens. At night, get cosy in your sleeping bag and listen to the night sounds of the bush. Expect to hear owls calling in the distance.
Norfolk Falls picnic area is in Coolah Tops National Park near The Barracks and Coxs Creek campgrounds. It’s a lovely rest stop when exploring the park’s beautiful waterfalls, walks and lookouts.
Norfolk Falls lookout is located at the end of Norfolk Falls walk, in Coolah Tops National Park. It’s a great spot to view the cascading waterfall along Norfolk Island Creek, plunging 35m into a pool.
Pinnacle lookout is a scenic spot in Coolah Tops National Park, near Coolah. A short drive from The Barracks campground, it offers sweeping views across the Liverpool Plains and Warrumbungle Range.
Bundella lookout offers vast panoramic views across plains and mountains, near Coolah. Enjoy a scenic picnic before exploring the walks, wildlife and waterfalls in Coolah Tops National Park.
For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/campgrounds/coxs-creek-campground/local-alerts
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Warrumbungle NP Visitor Information Centre
- 9am to 4pm daily. Closed 12pm to 1pm. Closed Christmas Day.
- 02 6825 4364
- 4261 John Renshaw Parkway, Warrumbungle NSW 2828
- 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.
All the practical information you need to know about Coxs Creek campground.
Getting there and parking
Coxs 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 6km.
- Take the first left turn onto The Pinnacle Road
- After about 500m, take the first left onto the Coxs Creek campground access road.
- Drive for 500m and you’ll enter the camping area
Check the weather before you set out as some roads within the park are closed after heavy rain.
- Unsealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- All weather
Parking is available at Coxs Creek 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.
Great camping weather before the cold weather arrives. Swap stories by the campfire about the day's adventures.
See the park come to life as the pink darling pea, yellow flowering black wattle and silver wattle burst into colour.
Enjoy warm days walking and mountain biking and cooler nights in the bush.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
15°C and 30°C
2°C and 15°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
- Water is available at nearby Coxs Creek, but should be boiled before consumption.
- Rubbish bins are not available, so please take your rubbish with you when leaving.
- Non-flush toilets
- Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)
- Fire rings (bring your own firewood)
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - hard
Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty.
- Wheelchair accessible toilet
Firewood is not provided, but you may collect wood from within the park. Please note that the use of chainsaws is not permitted.
Generators are not permitted in this campground
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.
Coolah (31 km)
Coolah is the gateway to Coolah Tops National Park, a subalpine park with tall eucalypt forests, waterfalls, giant grass trees and scenic forest drives. See animals in the wild, including the greater glider - the largest of Australia's gliding possums.
Dunedoo (68 km)
Dunedoo is the perfect spot for a picturesque stopover because of its proximity to Mudgee, Dubbo and Warrumbungle National Park. Dunedoo is also home to the fantastic three-day Bush Poetry Festival.
Merriwa (53 km)
Merriwa is a unique and friendly rural town nestled in the Upper Hunter Valley. Situated on the Golden Highway, Merriwa is the ideal place for a stopover, as it is centrally located. In just two hours you can reach Mudgee, Dubbo, Newcastle and Tamworth.
Coxs Creek campground is in Coolah Tops National Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:
Get active in the bush
Pack your hiking boots and your mountain bike and be ready to get active in the bush at Coolah Tops. There are plenty of great walking tracks and trails to experience the bush on your bike. Make your way to lookouts like Shepherd's Peak or Breeza lookout for spectacular views to the north over the Liverpool Plains and the sheer escarpment. You'll also find several waterfalls along the escarpment where the creeks plunge over the plateau edge.
Looking out across the beautiful landscape of Coolah Tops National Park, it's obvious why you'll find so much wildlife here. Wander quietly along one of the walking tracks and you'll probably have a close encounter with red-necked wallabies and eastern grey kangaroos. You might also find a wombat waddling through the campground. Coolah Tops has some of the highest population densities of greater gliders in Australia. At night, keep your torch handy to see greater gliders, ring-tailed possums and possibly feather-tailed gliders or a sugar glider in the nearby trees.