Cutters Camp campground

Mebbin National Park

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Cutters Camp campground is a great base from which to explore Mebbin National park and go walking, birdwatching, mountain biking and horse riding.

Accommodation Details
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
Entry fees

Park entry fees are not included in your camping fees.

Bookings Bookings for up to 2 sites and 12 people can be made online.
Group bookings This campground is not suitable for group bookings.
Please note
  • Sites are marked
  • Check in after 2pm, check out by 10am.
  • This is a remote campground so please arrive well prepared. Limited supplies are available at Tyalgum or Uki villages.

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 directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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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


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

Summer temperature


22°C and 32°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


8°C and 22°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


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.


There are accessible composting toilets at the campground. The toilets have a timber ramp with handrails leading to them.

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

There are accessible picnic tables and shelters at the campground, some with concrete slabs and some without.

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)

Step-free access

The campground is mostly flat and step-free with some slight slopes in parts. There are no pathways – you'll need to cross over flat grass to reach the campsites and facilities.

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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 Plus 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.


Disability access level - medium

Cutters Camp campground is mostly flat and step-free, but there are no pathways. You may need assistance to get across the flat grass to the facilities and campsites.

Some sections of the campground have slight slopes with a maximum gradient of 1:14.

At the campground, you'll find:

  • An accessible composting toilet with a timber ramp that leads to the entrance. The ramp has handrails on both sides.
  • Picnic tables that are accessible with assistance of propelled/pushed wheelchair.


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

Gathering firewood


Generators are not permitted in this campground.


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.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Learn more

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

Byrrill Creek walking track, Mebbin National Park. Photo: D Hofmeyer

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

Byrrill Creek walking track, Mebbin National Park. Photo:  D Hofmeyer

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

Byrrill Creek walking track, Mebbin National Park. Photo: D Hofmeyer

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

Byrrill Creek walking track, Mebbin National Park. Photo: D Hofmeyer

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


  • Profile view of an Albert's lyrebird looking for insects amongst leaf litter on the forest floor. Photo: Gavin Phillips © Gavin Phillips

    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.

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