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Horse Swamp campground

Barrington Tops State Conservation Area

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Overview

Scone access only

The severe weather event in March 2021 has severely damaged Barrington Tops Forest Road, forcing Forestry Corporation of NSW to close the road. Until the road is fixed you can only access this location from Scone (the west). You can't access it from Gloucester (the east).

Horse Swamp campground offers remote, rustic camping with mountain biking and 4WD trails through sub-alpine terrain in Barrington Tops State Conservation Area, between Scone and Gloucester.

Accommodation Details
Number of campsites 8
Camping type Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle
Facilities Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, carpark, toilets
What to bring Drinking water, cooking water, 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
  • There are no marked sites at this campground.
  • Check the weather before you set out as the road to Horse Swamp campground can be affected by snow and ice.

For a change of scenery, visit this remote camping spot high on the plateau of Barrington Tops State Conservation Area; it provides fresh mountain air and refreshing landscape to match. Load up the 4WD with your mountain bikes and head to rustic Horse Swamp campground - a remote natural getaway, between Scone and Gloucester.

Set up camp among the rippled snow plains, dotted with snowgums in this secluded campground near Polblue campground. Your neighbours will most likely include wombats and eastern grey kangaroos. When you’re ready to explore, grab your mountain bike and head for the bike-friendly trails, such as Careys Peak lookout.

At night, stoke up a fire for a barbecue feast and settle back to listen to the nocturnal orchestra, under a thick blanket of stars. Grab a torch for the opportunity to see possums, greater gliders and, perhaps, a powerful owl.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Nearby

  • Aerial view of Polblue Falls in Barrington Tops State Conservation Area. Photo: John Spencer © DPIE

    Polblue Falls walk

    Polblue Falls walk sits on the plateau of World Heritage-listed Barrington Tops State Conservation Area, between Scone and Gloucester. It’s a short walk that offers views of the largest waterfall in the park.

 

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Park:

Barrington Tops National Park

Immerse yourself in the World Heritage-listed Gondwana Rainforests of Barrington Tops National Park. Easy walks, overnight hikes, great picnic, fishing and camping spots await.

A couple look up at tall rainforest trees in Barrington Tops. Photo: Robert Mulally/OEH

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