Southern Blue Mountains area in Blue Mountains National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Dunphys campground.
Getting there and parking
Dunphys campground is in the southern area of Blue Mountains National Park, at the end of Megalong Valley Road. It’s around 40mins drive from Blackheath. To get there:
- Drive west along the Great Western Highway to Blackheath then turn left at the lights and cross the railway line.
- Immediately after the railway crossing turn left onto Station Street and follow around 400m, then turn right onto Shipley Road.
- After 800m turn left onto Megalong Valley Road and follow around 18km where you’ll reach the first of 3 gates you’ll need to pass through.
- The last 2.5km to the national park boundary travels through private property. Please leave gates open or closed as you found them.
- After the final gate, at the Green Gully property, cross Galong Creek and continue up the hill, veering left onto Bellbird Ridge fire trail to reach Dunphys campground.
- The final 5km section of road is unsealed and is narrow and steep at times. It can become be boggy after rain.
- Access to the campground is through private property, requiring you to pass through 3 gates. Please leave gates open or closed as you found them.
- Drive slowly and watch out for children, livestock and native animals.
- Mixture of sealed and unsealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- All weather
Parking is available at Dunphys campground for vehicles and camper trailers.
- Non-flush toilets
- Gas/electric barbecues (coin-operated)
- Fire rings (bring your own firewood)
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - no wheelchair access
Camp fires and solid fuel burners
Gas or liquid fuel stoves are recommended. Camp fires and fuel burners may be prohibited during fire bans declared by NSW National Parks or the Rural Fire Service.
You can cycle in the campground zone and on roads in the immediate area, but cycling is not permitted on Bellbird Ridge fire trail or fire trails leading to Medlow Gap.