Horton Falls campground and picnic area
Horton Falls National Park
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
|Tent, Camper trailer site, Camping beside my vehicle
|Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, toilets
|What to bring
|Drinking water, fuel stove, ice, torch, food supplies, first aid kit, insect repellent, sunscreen
|There are no camping fees at this campground but a $6 booking fee applies.
|Bookings for up to 2 sites and 12 people can be made online.
|This campground is not suitable for group bookings.
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 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 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.
For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/campgrounds/horton-falls-campground-picnic-area/local-alerts
- 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
Horton Falls National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
All the practical information you need to know about the Horton Falls campground and picnic area.
Getting there and parking
Horton Falls is in Horton Falls National Park. To get there from Tamworth:
- Take Manilla Road north to Barraba for about 90km.
- Turn left onto Alice Street, continuing onto Trevallyn Road for about 20km.
- Turn right onto Horton Falls Road and continue for 7.4km.
- The campground and picnic area is at the end of Horton Falls Road.
- Unsealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- All weather
Parking is available next to the 2 campsites.
There are no bins so you’ll need to take rubbish with you.
- Non-flush toilets
- Wood barbecues (firewood supplied)
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - no wheelchair access
Camp fires and solid fuel burners
Please don’t play amplified music.
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.