Cypress Pine campground
Boonoo Boonoo National Park
Cypress Pine campground is situated beside the Boonoo Boonoo River, so bring your caravan, motorhome or tent for a weekend of swimming, walking and fishing.
|Number of campsites||14|
|Camping type||Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle|
|Facilities||Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, toilets|
|What to bring||Drinking water, cooking water|
Rates and availability are displayed when making an online booking.
Park entry fees apply (not included in your camping fees).
|Bookings||Bookings are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.|
Imagine spending the day splashing about in secluded waterholes dotted along a river. Hike through the bush looking for brush-trailed rock wallabies, looking out onto a gorgeous waterfall and picnicking to the sound of various birdcalls. At the end of the day, enjoy the fact that you won’t have to get in the car and drive anywhere else. Why not make Cypress Pine campground and Boonoo Boonoo your home for a few days?
Wake up beside the beautiful Boonoo Boonoo River, breathe in the fresh air, have a cuppa and a barbecue breakfast, then explore the park at your own pace. This might mean doing nothing more than taking a fishing rod down to the water for the day, walking up to the large pool just above Boonoo Boonoo Falls, or accessing the park’s walking tracks and taking a picnic lunch with you. If you have a few days, you can do all of these things.
For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/campgrounds/cypress-pine-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
- Tenterfield office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6736 4298
- 10 Miles Street, Tenterfield NSW 2372
- in Boonoo Boonoo National Park in the Country NSW region
Boonoo Boonoo 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 uses a self-registration fee collection system. Please bring the correct change.Buy annual pass.
All the practical information you need to know about Cypress Pine campground.
Getting there and parking
To get to Cypress Pine campground, follow Boonoo Boonoo Falls Road on entering Boonoo Boonoo National Park. The campground is on the left-hand side and is well-signposted.
- Unsealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- All weather
Parking is available at Cypress Pine campground
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Boonoo Boonoo National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
This is the season for wildflowers. The mild weather at this time of year is also particularly good for camping.
The water in the large secluded rock pools along the river will give sweet relief from the summer heat.
Temperatures can plunge overnight and mornings are often frosty at this time of year, so be well-prepared if you're camping. Though winter days are often sunny, cloudless and warm enough to enjoy a picnic or a long hike.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
14°C and 27°C
2°C and 14°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
- Sites are not powered
- There are no showers at this campground.
- Water is available at this campground, but will need to be treated before drinking.
- There may be limited firewood at this campground.
- There are no rubbish bins at this campground – please take your rubbish with you when leaving
- Non-flush toilets
- Wood barbecues
- Gas/electric barbecues (free)
- Wood barbecues (firewood supplied)
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - medium
Assistance may be required to access this area
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Cypress Pine campground is in Boonoo Boonoo National Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:
The park's jewel is Boonoo Boonoo Falls. If you'd like to see what this feature is really made of, then visit during the wetter months of summer. Even if the falls aren't pumping, though, they're still beautiful and there will always be rock pools along the river to swim in, walking tracks to follow and riverside picnics to indulge in.
Morgans Gully and Ropers Gully are two sites in the park where alluvial gold was discovered in the late nineteenth century. As a result, there was a huge influx of European and Asian prospectors to the area. As well as giving the nearby town of Tenterfield a massive economic boost at the time, the village of Boonoo Boonoo temporarily flourished but is now ruins. Though nature has reclaimed these gullies too, imagine what the areas might have looked, sounded and smelt like when they were teeming with men from here and all over the world, half-crazy with gold fever.
Have you seen the wildlife?
Boonoo Boonoo is an Aboriginal name meaning 'poor country with no animals to provide food'. Since that name came about, before European settlement, the environment has significantly changed. Now kangaroos and wallabies visit Cypress Pine campground and the park's picnic areas at dawn and dusk. The wariest wallaby of them all, the threatened brush-tailed rock wallaby, can even be seen if you're very quiet and patient. Spotted-tailed quolls, also a threatened species, sometimes visit Cypress Pine campground at night and platypuses live and frolic in Boonoo Boonoo River.
- Boonoo Boonoo Falls picnic area Boonoo Boonoo Falls picnic area is not only a great place to eat and rest, it teems with wildlife, wildflowers and is close to Falls lookout, rock pools and River track.
- Boonoo Boonoo Falls walking track Boonoo Boonoo Falls walking track allows a short stroll between Boonoo Boonoo picnic area and the scenic lookout onto the magnificent Boonoo Boonoo Falls.
- Morgans Gully picnic area Visit Morgans Gully for a relaxing picnic, and investigate gold mining historic heritage surrounded by wildflowers and embellished with a waterfall and geological formations.