Cutters Camp campground
Mebbin National Park
Cutters Camp campground is a great base from which to explore Mebbin National park and go walking, birdwatching, mountain biking and horse riding.
|Number of campsites||12|
|Camping type||Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle|
|Facilities||Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, toilets|
|What to bring||Firewood, fuel stove|
Park entry fees are not included in your camping fees.
|Bookings||Bookings are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.|
Cutters Camp is a peaceful campground in a pretty forest setting with a large, free-form area. It’s popular with families, birdwatchers and bushwalkers alike for its interesting and attractive vegetation and wide variety of animals, including many threatened species. Interesting wildlife you might spot here include large owls, red-legged and red-necked pademelons grazing during the day, lace monitors, and laughing kookaburras.
This is a great spot to base yourself to explore the park. Go horse riding and mountain biking on the nearby permitted trails, or follow Byrrill Creek walking track from the campground right down to the creek, which is a perfect place to cool off with a swim at the end of a hot summer’s day. Enjoy a picnic or barbecue at the lovely picnic area with its free wood and gas barbecues.
For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/campgrounds/cutters-camp-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
- Murwillumbah office
- 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.Buy annual pass.
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:
- 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.
- Unsealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- 4WD required in wet weather
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.
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.
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
22°C and 32°C
8°C and 22°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
- 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.
- Non-flush toilets
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
Disability access level - medium
- Assistance will be required to access this area.
- Accessible composting toilet, picnic tables accessible with assistance of propelled/pushed wheelchair.
- Amplified music is not permitted
- Emptying chemical toilets (like porta potties) into NPWS facilities is not permitted.
Generators are not permitted in this campground.
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.
Cutters Camp campground is in Mebbin National Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:
A significant World Heritage site
The park provides an important linkage between the World Heritage-listed Border Ranges and Wollumbin National Park. As such, it protects an important conservation area and a particularly beautiful part of the Tweed landscape.
A unique volcanic landscape
The park is a special part of the unique Tweed Caldera volcanic landscape, which encompasses some of the eroded remains of Mount Warning Shield Volcano. The mixture of volcanic soils and high rainfall has resulted in a rich variety of vegetation.
Forestry history and heritage
Historically, the area has been closely associated with the forestry industry and this is reflected by the presence of an old forestry residence, which has now been converted to a galley for campers at Cutters Camp campground. Within the park, you'll also see former plantations of native and non-native timbers.
Rare and threatened species
Mebbin National Park is home to many threatened species of animals and plants. Threatened plant species include green-leaved rose walnut, onion cedar, and brush sophora. Animals you should keep a close eye out for include the golden-eyed barred frog, Stephen's banded snake, powerful owl, yellow-bellied glider, king parrots and red-winged black cockatoos.
- Byrrill Creek walking track Byrrill Creek walking track is a soothing hike in Mebbin National Park that takes you through sub-tropical rainforest and past large ancient fig trees, ideal for birdwatching.
Plants and animals protected in this park
Albert's lyrebird (Menura alberti)
The Albert’s lyrebird is much rarer than the superb lyrebird. Distinguished by its richer brown plumage and less elaborate tail feathers, it’s protected as a threatened species in NSW.