Halls Peak campground and picnic area
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park
Fire affected area
Some areas of this park were affected by fire in 2019/2020. You’ll notice some changes to the landscape, as well as signs of recovery. Some areas may remain closed for longer to allow habitat to recover or because we’re repairing park infrastructure. Stay safe with these after-fire tips for visitors.
COVID-safe travel from 1 June 2020
All camping in NSW national parks requires a booking. Click the book now button to see availability and restrictions. To prepare for your camping trip, read these camping safety tips.
For adventure seekers, Halls Peak campground and picnic area near Armidale is a remote riverside wilderness. You'll need a low-range 4WD to get there and it's a great spot for fishing, canoeing and birdwatching.
|Camping type||Tent, Camping beside my vehicle|
|Facilities||Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, toilets|
|What to bring||Drinking water, cooking water, firewood|
You'll need a vehicle permit for day use. If camping, permit fees are included in the campground fee. Day use vehicle permits can only be bought online or by calling the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.
|Bookings||Bookings are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.|
If you really love getting as far away as possible from civilisation, then Halls Peak campground and picnic area is about as rugged and remote as you can get. Accessed on a dirt track that will test your driving skills, you’ll arrive deep in the heart of the wild gorge country of New England.
If you’re lucky you might have the place to yourself, with your only neighbours the wallabies and bandicoots. Cook your catch over a woodfire barbecue and then settle in for an evening round the campfire.
When you’re not relaxing, there’s plenty to keep you active; swimming, fishing and canoeing will get you into the wilderness frame of mind, and you’ll soon forget what stress feels like.
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Armidale office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm.
- 02 6738 9100
- 145 Miller Street, Armidale NSW 2350
- in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
There are 3 areas in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park where you'll need day use vehicle permits: Halls Peak campground and picnic area, Riverside campground and picnic area, and Youdales Hut campground and picnic area. Day use vehicle permits can be bought online or by calling the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757. If camping, permit fees are included in the campground fee.Contact us for permits