Gummi Falls campground

Barrington Tops State Conservation Area

Affected by closures, check current alerts 

Overview

Remote Gummi Falls campground offers fishing, horse riding, mountain biking, and stargazing in Barrington Tops State Conservation Area, between Scone and Gloucester.

Accommodation Details
Number of campsites 5
Camping type Tent, Camper trailer site, Camping beside my vehicle
Facilities Barbecue facilities, toilets
What to bring Firewood
Price

Rates and availability are displayed when making an online booking.

Bookings Bookings are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.
Please note
  • Between 1 June and 30 September, this campground is only accessible by walking or cycling (3km one-way) because the 4WD access trails close.
  • There are no marked sites.
  • Check the weather or contact Scone office before you set out, as road access to Gummi Falls campground may be closed due to snow, ice, and rain.
  • Horse riders are not permitted to camp overnight at Gummi Falls.

If you like to answer the call of the wild with a night in the rugged wilderness, then head for the remote beauty of Gummi campground in Barrington Tops State Conservation Area. Roughly halfway between Scone and Gloucester, you’ll need a 4WD to get to this remote camping spot, high in the sub-alpine region.

Spend your days fishing in the crystal clear Manning River, or explore the high country trails on horseback or mountain bike. Wildlife is plentiful in this unspoilt region, so keep your eyes peeled for kangaroos, wombats, and the rare, elusive long-nosed potaroo.

After an evening meal around the campfire, try a little stargazing or get out the torch to try and catch a glimpse of greater gliders, spotted-tailed quoll, and the rare powerful owl.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Also see

  • A man cooking at a fire pit next to his vehicle at Devils Hole campground in Barrington Tops State Conservation Area. Photo: John Spencer/DPIE

    Devils Hole campground

    Devils Hole campground offers picnicking, wildlife, scenic views, and fishing, in the plateau region of Barrington Tops State Conservation Area between Gloucester and Scone.

  • A family of 3 taking in the view from Devils Hole lookout in Barrington Tops National Park. Photo: John Spencer/DPIE

    Devils Hole lookout walk and picnic area

    Devils Hole lookout walk offers scenic views and picnicking via an easy wheelchair track, ideal on a car touring trip to World Heritage-listed Barrington Tops National Park.

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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/gummi-falls-campground/local-alerts

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Gummi Falls campground.

Getting there and parking

Gummi Falls campground is in the state conservation area of Barrington Tops State Conservation Area. The campground is 80km east of Scone or 80km west of Gloucester.

Access is via Bullock Brush trail off Tubrabucca Road.

Bullock Brush trail is only open to vehicles from 1 October 31 May. From 1 June to 30 September, you can only access Gummi Falls campground by walking or cycling. It’s a 3km one-way walk or cycle into the campground from the seasonal gate where Bullock Brush Trail leaves Tubrubucca Road. 

 

Road quality

Bullock Brush trail is only open to vehicles from 1 October 31 May.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • All roads require 4WD vehicle

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available beside your campsite at Gummi Falls campground.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Barrington Tops State Conservation Area. Here are some of the highlights.

Autumn

Take to the park's walking tracks to make the most of cooler and drier daytime weather.

Spring

Look out for ground orchids and other wildflowers along the Polblue Swamp walking track.

Summer

Look out for the eastern water dragon basking on rocks around the streams.

Facilities

Water is available at this campground, but it’s advisable to boil or treat the water before drinking.

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Barbecue facilities

  • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)

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.

This is a remote campground, so please make sure you arrive well-prepared.

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.

Water activities

Beaches, rivers and lakes in NSW national parks offer lots of opportunities for water activities. Please take care in the water and find out how to help your family and friends stay safe around water.

Accessibility

Disability access level - hard

You'll need to go up some steps to access the toilet facilities at this campground.

Hard access is via steps or a steep slope, or you'll have to move across a rough surface with obstacles such as potholes, tree roots, and rocks. Assistance will be necessary.

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.