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Dunphys campground

Southern Blue Mountains area in Blue Mountains National Park

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Visitor Info

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:

From Sydney:

  • 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.

Road quality

  • 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

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at Dunphys campground for vehicles and camper trailers.

Facilities

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Gas/electric barbecues (coin-operated)
  • Fire rings (bring your own firewood)

Carpark

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

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 + 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).

Accessibility

Disability access level - no wheelchair access

Permitted

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.

Cycling

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.

Gathering firewood

Generators

Prohibited

Horses

Pets

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.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Map of Dunphys campground location in Blue Mountains National Park. Image: OEH Book now

Park info

Tent and campers at Dunphys campground, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Simone Cottrell/OEH.