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Gum Hole campground and picnic area

Warrabah National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about the Gum Hole campground and picnic area.

Getting there and parking

The safest, legal way to get to this campground is via Manilla.

Don’t use Google Maps to direct you to this campground and picnic area. It will take you on unsafe, unmarked roads through private property. You can use Google Maps to get you to Manilla only. From Manilla, please follow these directions:

  • Travel north out of town across the Namoi River towards Barraba
  • Around 500m north of the bridge, turn right onto Barraba Street
  • Continue onto Namoi River Road and follow the signs to Warrabah National Park
  • Turn right onto Warrabah trail
  • Gum Hole campground is located 3.2km into Warrabah National Park, past Warrabah campground and at the end of Gum Hole trail

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • All roads require 4WD vehicle

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Best times to visit

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

Autumn

Make the most of the cooler days to explore some of the park's more heart-pumping bushwalks.

Spring

A lovely time to enjoy picnicking by the river, indulging in wildlife and nature photography, birdwatching, and bushwalking.

Summer

Cool off from the heat in the lovely Namoi River with a swim and a splash, enjoy a spot of fishing, or take on a bracing canoeing adventure.

Winter

The park is often quiet at this time of year, yet doesn't get too cold, so it's a good opportunity to go bushwalking and birdwatching in solitude.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

17°C and 32°C

Highest recorded

41.3°C

Winter temperature

Average

0°C and 18°C

Lowest recorded

-9.4°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

January

Driest month

April

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

194.3mm

Facilities

Firewood is not supplied and may not be collected within the park.

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)

Carpark

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

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.

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 + 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).

Paddling safety

To make your paddling or kayaking adventure safer and more enjoyable, check out these paddling safety tips.

Prohibited

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.

Gum Hole campground and picnic area

Park info

Namoi River hero, Warrabah National Park. Photo: David Young