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Cutters Camp campground

Mebbin National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Cutters Camp campground.

Getting there and parking

Cutters Camp campground is in Mebbin National Park. To get there:

From Murwillumbah:

  • Take Kyogle Road from Murwillumbah, then turn right on to Tyalgum Road.
  • At Tyalgum, turn left on to Brays Creek Road, which continues on to Byrrill Creek Road. This road becomes unsealed for several kilometres.
  • Turn right on to Mebbin Forest Road (be careful - this intersection is on a hairpin bend). This then leads into the park and Cutters Camp campground.

From Murwillumbah (via Uki):

  • Take Kyogle Road from Murwillumbah to Byrrill Creek Road via Uki village
  • Follow Byrrill Creek Road which is mostly unsealed and turn left on to Mebbin Forest Road
  • Follow the unsealed road into Mebbin National Park and Cutters Camp campground

From Murwillumbah / Kyogle Road (not suitable for towing):

  • Turn onto Cadell Road and travel on bitumen for 700m before traversing 2.4km of gravel to Mebbin National Park boundary
  • Continue from park boundary for another 9km to the intersection of Cadell Road and Mebbin Forest Drive, which is the location of Cutters Camp campground.

Please be advised that Byrrill Creek Road is narrow and unsealed in parts. Visitors are asked to take the utmost care when driving along this road to ensure the safety of themselves, as well as local residents.

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • 4WD required in wet weather

Parking

Campsites have parking for a maximum of 2 vehicles with the following exceptions:

  • Site 3 has parking for 3 vehicles
  • Site 4 has parking for 1 vehicle only
  • Site 12 Barracks group walk-in area has parking for 5 vehicles in the day use carpark which is 40m away.

Best times to visit

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

Spring

Early spring is typically the driest time of year and sunny weather prevails, so this is a great time for visiting the park and enjoying active adventures, such as mountain biking, walking and horse riding along the trails.

Summer

The park is still very pleasant on even the hottest summer days, particularly when enjoyed from a shady spot. Cool off in Byrrill Creek and enjoy a picnic under the eucalypt trees.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

22°C and 32°C

Highest recorded

42.9°C

Winter temperature

Average

8°C and 22°C

Lowest recorded

-0.3°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

February

Driest month

September

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

321mm

Facilities

  • Campsites are marked and suitable for caravans, camper trailers, campervans and tents.
  • The Barracks group camping area is a tent-only unmarked area for group bookings
  • There are no showers
  • Some water is available at the campground but you'll need to treat or boil it before drinking
  • Rubbish bins are not available, please take your rubbish with you when leaving.

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

Fires are only permitted in wood barbecues and fire rings where provided. We encourage you to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.

  • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)
  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)

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.

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).

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 - medium

  • Assistance will be required to access this area.
  • Accessible composting toilet, picnic tables accessible with assistance of propelled/pushed wheelchair.

Prohibited

  • Amplified music is not permitted
  • Emptying chemical toilets (like porta potties) into NPWS facilities is not permitted.

Gathering firewood

Generators

Generators are not permitted in this campground.

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.

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Park info

  • in Mebbin National Park in the North Coast region
  • Mebbin National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.

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Cutters Camp campground, Mebbin National Park. Photo: D Hofmeyer/NSW Government