Horton Falls campground and picnic area
Horton Falls National Park
Campground booking required
You will need to plan ahead and make a booking if you'd like to stay at this campground.
Tucked away in the rugged foothills of the Nendewar Range is Horton Falls campground and picnic area. With just 2 campsites, nature lovers can explore the waterfalls, swimming holes and gorges of Horton Falls National Park, near Barraba.
|Number of campsites||2|
|Camping type||Tent, Camper trailer site, Camping beside my vehicle|
|Facilities||Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, toilets|
|What to bring||Drinking water, fuel stove, ice, torch, food supplies, first aid kit, insect repellent, sunscreen|
|Price||There are no camping fees at this campground but a $6 booking fee applies.|
|Bookings||Bookings are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.|
The rustic Horton Falls campground and picnic area will suit anyone who enjoys staying in natural bushland with just the basic necessities. Drive right into your campsite, set up your tent or camper trailer next to your vehicle, then get ready to explore.
Photographers will be keen to make the short 100m stroll to Horton Falls lookout, the perfect vantage point to see Horton River cascade into the deep valley below in a beautiful 83m plume. Your best chance to view these majestic falls in all their beauty is spring through autumn, when the weather is warmer and the river flowing after local rainfall.
If the sight of all this water makes you keen for a cool, refreshing dip, head past Upper Falls picnic area and walk 250m along a scenic walking track to a magical spot upstream of the main falls. This is Upper Falls, where water cascades over small rocky cliffs into a delightful swimming hole.
If you’ve worked up an appetite, head back to the campground to cook up a tasty evening meal on one of the barbecues. As you and your crew relax and tuck in, keep an eye out for the flash of colourful birds like turquoise parrots and flame robins in the bush around you.
Hunker down for a peaceful night under the stars, the silence broken only by the rustle and squeak of squirrel gliders and other night-time creatures.
Horton Falls lookout
Horton Falls lookout is in Horton Falls National Park near Horton Falls campground and picnic area. The lookout is a great vantage point for viewing the waterfall and rock pools.
Upper Falls picnic area
Upper Falls picnic area is in Horton Falls National Park near Horton Falls campground and picnic area. It’s a great spot to stop for a snack when you visit the park’s waterfalls, walks and lookouts.
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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
- Narrabri office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6792 7300
- Level 1, 100 Maitland Street, Narrabri NSW 2390. Accessible via Dewhurst Street.
- in Horton Falls National Park in the Country NSW region
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