Southern Blue Mountains area in Blue Mountains National Park
Located at the end of Megalong Valley, Dunphys campground is a remote yet well-maintained campground for adventurers and families, in Blue Mountains National Park.
|Number of campsites||15|
|Camping type||Tent, Camper trailer site, Camping beside my vehicle Remote/backpack camping, Don't mind a short walk from car|
|Facilities||Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, carpark, toilets|
|What to bring||Drinking water, cooking water|
|Bookings||Bookings are not required at this campground. Campsites are available on a first-in first-served basis.|
Dunphy’s campground is a great option if you’re looking for a Blue Mountains camping getaway, less than an hour’s drive from Katoomba and Blackheath. Offering 15 sites in a grassy, open setting with views of Mt Cloudmaker and the Wild Dog mountains, it’s suitable for both tents and camper trailers.
The campground makes a great base for day walks and fishing along the Cox’s River, extended hikes to Kanangra Walls, and climbing Narrow Neck’s cliffs. The short, family-friendly walk up to Bellbird Point is delightful in spring. You can also connect with Six Foot walking track, down the road, or the 132km Katoomba to Mittagong trail.
Nature lovers are well catered for here. Keep an eye out for kangaroos and wombats visiting the grassy clearings, or wedge-tailed eagles and flocks of cockatoos above. History buffs can check out the ruins of an original settler’s cottage nearby. The campground is named after conservationist Myles Dunphy, who played a key role in the formation of Blue Mountains National Park.
Dunphys campground is equipped with undercover gas barbecues, fire rings, picnic tables, toilets and parking.
Things to do:
Visit Blue Mountains Heritage Centre to get expert advice on walking tracks, Aboriginal heritage, plants and animals and activities. There are maps, books, art, gifts, wifi, coffee and a great virtual reality experience.
Are you planning a bushwalk, going somewhere remote or where the weather is extreme? Stay safe by planning your trip for all conditions and telling someone about it.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- 02 9585 6831
- Blue Mountains Heritage Centre and Blackheath office
- 9am to 4.30pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- 02 4787 8877
- End of Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath NSW 2785
- in the Southern Blue Mountains area of Blue Mountains National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and Country NSW regions
Southern Blue Mountains area is always open but some locations may close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.