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Halls Peak campground and picnic area

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about the Halls Peak campground and picnic area .

Getting there and parking

Halls Peak campground and picnic area is in the eastern area of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. To get there:

  • Turn right off the Grafton Road onto Kempsey Road, 40km east of Armidale or 40km west of Ebor.
  • Turn right onto Raspberry Road 20km along the Kempsey Road
  • Follow Raspberry Road 25km to the Halls Peak Road turnoff on the right. The campground and picnic area are a further 5km along this road.

There's a gate at the park entrance which can be unlocked by an access code. Access codes will be provided in your booking confirmation email. Call 1300 072 757 if you have not received your code. The gate must be locked at all times. Re-lock the gate after you have passed through. No trailers are allowed past the gate.

Road quality

  • The final 5km of road is narrow and very steep, with limited passing opportunities and no road barriers.
  • Because the final 5km stretch is challenging, high clearance low-range 4WD vehicles (not SUVs) are required. 
  • The road is subject to rapidly changing and variable conditions, which should be assessed by the driver before use. 
  • Slippery surfaces, washouts and road blockages from fallen rocks or trees are all possible, particularly following a storm.
  • Check with the NPWS Armidale office for any road closures during wet weather.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • All roads require 4WD vehicle

Parking

1 vehicle is permitted per booking. Parking is available at the campground and picnic area.

Best times to visit

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

Autumn

A great time to explore one of the longer bushwalks in the area and take in the scenic river views.

Spring

Admire the colourful wildflowers which are beautiful in the spring.

Summer

The water in the river at this time of year is generally warmer than on the Tableland, making it perfect for swimming and canoeing.

Winter

Crisp, cool and clear days are good for a brisk half day bushwalk.

Facilities

  • Campsites are marked, unpowered and suitable for tents only.
  • There are no showers
  • Drinking water is not available at this campground. You can draw water from the river, but it must be treated before drinking.
  • Rubbish bins are not available, please take all rubbish with you.

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

Some firewood may be provided but we recommend that you bring your own supply.

  • Wood barbecues

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 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).

Paddling safety

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

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

Disability access level - no wheelchair access

Permitted

Fishing

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

We encourage ‘catch and release’ fishing.

Prohibited

  • Motorbikes or trailers of any type
  • Amplified music. Please be considerate of others and keep noise low.
  • Chemical toilets. For example, porta potties.
  • The possession or use of any type of firearm

Generators

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.

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Park info

  • 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.

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