Flea Creek campground

Brindabella National Park

Affected by closures, check current alerts 

Overview

Flea Creek campground is an idyllic, creekside campsite in the valley near the Goodradigbee River which is great for fishing and setting out for a 4WD tour.

Accommodation Details
Camping type Tent, Don't mind a short walk to tent
Facilities Toilets
What to bring Drinking water, cooking water, firewood
Price There are no camping fees at this campground but a $6 booking fee applies.
Bookings Bookings are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.
Please note
  • Sites are unmarked and unpowered.
  • The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.
  • There is very limited mobile reception in this park.
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch.

Whether you’re just stopping for the night after a long 4WD adventure, or you’ve come to spend the weekend, Flea Creek campground will not disappoint.

Try your luck fishing in the creek, or in the nearby Goodradigbee River. You may even catch yourself a trout for dinner. Whatever you do, relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings of this beautiful campsite.

At night, have your torch ready and see if you can spot a threatened powerful owl, with its large yellow eyes and powerful, heavy claws.

As darkness falls, snuggle up in your tent with the sounds of the nearby creek to lull you to sleep.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/campgrounds/flea-creek-campground/local-alerts

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Flea Creek campground.

Getting there and parking

On entering Brindabella National Park:

  • Take either the Webbs Ridge Trail or the Gentle Annie Trail to access Flea Creek campground.

Road conditions and access

  • Check the weather before you set out as the road to Flea Creek campground can become boggy when it rains and snows.
  • High-clearance 4WD only. Roads to this campground are very steep and aren't suitable for SUVs, 2WD or vehicles towing camper trailers and caravans.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • All roads require 4WD vehicle

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only

Parking

Parking is available at Flea Creek campground.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Brindabella National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

Spring

Enjoy the milder weather and take in the spectacular views and spring wildflowers as you explore the park on one of the many 4WD trails.

Summer

Perfect for a camping weekend on the banks of the Goodradigbee River. Relax under the shade of a river she-oak and see if you can spot a wallaby or kangaroo feeding on the river flats.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

11°C and 29°C

Highest recorded

42.5°C

Winter temperature

Average

0°C and 12°C

Lowest recorded

-10°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

August

Driest month

April

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

200mm

Facilities

  • Treated water is not available at this campground. Remember to boil or treat any water you take from the Goodradigbee River.
  • Rubbish bins are not available, so please take your rubbish with you when leaving.

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

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.

The Think Before You Trek initiative operates in this park, so please check out the website when planning your hike.

Camping safety

Hundreds of cyclists head to our national parks for fun and adventure. If you're riding your bike through a national park, read these mountain biking and cycling safety tips.

This is a remote campground and the park is in a remote location, so please ensure you’re well-prepared, bring appropriate clothing and equipment and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans.

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.

Fishing safety

Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing safety tips.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus 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).

River and lake safety

The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

Accessibility

The pit toilet is wheelchair accessible

Permitted

Fishing

A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.

Prohibited

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dogs and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Learn more

Flea Creek campground is in Brindabella National Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

Adventure abounds

Fishing at Flea Creek, Brindabella National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer

Brindabella offers a network of alpine trails just waiting to be explored by 4WD or trail bike. There are also several options for bushwalkers to explore the park, and even the opportunity to go horse riding on tracks from Doctors Flat Road northwards. Stay overnight at one of the remote campgrounds, or visit for the day and enjoy a leisurely picnic on the banks of the Goodradigbee River.

  • Flea Creek picnic area Pack a picnic and spend the day relaxing by the Goodradigbee River at Flea Creek picnic area. Enjoy a spot of birdwatching, fishing and swimming.

Lands of the Ngunawal, Wolgalu and Wiradjuri peoples

McIntyres campground, Brindabella National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer

Brindabella National Park lies within the tribal boundaries of the Ngunawal, Wolgalu and Wiradjuri people. To this day, the area has a spiritual significance to Aboriginal people. Mount Coree, which stands tall on the western side of the park, is named after the Aboriginal word for moth. Before European settlement, the area was a hunting ground for bogong moths.

The alpine huts of Brindabella

McIntyres Hut, Brindabella National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer

Brindabella includes several remains of the network of alpine huts that were once scattered throughout the Australian Alps. Visit Hume Sawmill in the north or head west to see McIntyres Hut on the Goodradigbee River. The original hut was built by Les McIntyre in 1948 as a fishing hut, but was burnt down in the late 1990s and was rebuilt by a group of keen 4WDers.

Wildlife wonders

Looking across the mountain range in Brindabella National Park. Photo: OEH

Brindabella's unique alpine and sub-alpine environment is home to many native animals, including threatened mammals like the spotted-tailed quoll or the yellow-bellied glider. With over 80 different species of birds seen in the park, it's also a birdwatchers haven. Look out for the yellow-tailed black cockatoo and peregrine falcon flying overhead, and have your binoculars handy to spot threatened species like the powerful owl, pink robin and olive whistler.

  • Flea Creek picnic area Pack a picnic and spend the day relaxing by the Goodradigbee River at Flea Creek picnic area. Enjoy a spot of birdwatching, fishing and swimming.

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