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Dunphys campground

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.

Accommodation Details
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
Price Free.
Bookings No bookings available.
Please note
  • Access to Dunphys campground is through private property, so please be respectful during your stay. Drive slowly and watch out for children, livestock and native animals. Please leave gates open or shut as you found them.
  • This campground is in a remote location, so ensure you're well-prepared.
  • If you’re planning a walk in the back country it’s a good idea to fill in the free trip intention form and hire a PLB before setting out.

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.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Things to do:

Blue Mountains Heritage Centre

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.

A visitor talks to staff at Blue Mountains Heritage Centre, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.


Think Before You TREK

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.

Bushwalkers in Wollemi National Park. Photo: Daniel Tran/DPIE
Tent and campers at Dunphys campground, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Simone Cottrell/OEH.