Kedumba River Crossing campground
Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park
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Kedumba River Crossing campground is a challenging walk-in campground in a remote part of Blue Mountains National Park. Set in an open, grassy area with views of Mount Solitary, it’s a peaceful place to stay on an overnight bushwalk in the Jamison Valley.
|Number of campsites||20|
|Camping type||Tent, Remote/backpack camping|
|Facilities||Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, toilets|
|What to bring||Drinking water, cooking water, topographic map, compass, gps, clothes for all weather conditions, food supplies|
|Price||Free. 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.|
Situated in a wide grassy area next to the Kedumba River, this walk-in campground is ideal for self-sufficient campers. Once part of the pioneering Maxwell Farm, Kedumba River Crossing campground lies in the heart of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.
From Katoomba, the campground is a 15.5km walk along the multi-day Mount Solitary walking track. You can also reach the campground via a 9km walk down Kedumba Pass, along Kedumba Valley fire trail, near Wentworth Falls. Both walks have very steep and arduous descents and ascents so take enough water and food.
At the bottom of the valley, intrepid campers will find plenty of flat campsites to choose from, as well as toilets, picnic tables, and fire rings for a barbecue and bush tea. It takes 2 to 3 hours to hike down and 3 to 4 hours to hike back out.
Once you’ve set up camp for the night, enjoy the peaceful surrounds, including breathtaking views of Mount Solitary, the Katoomba escarpment and Kings Tableland. At sunset, the sandstone walls glow gold, and on a clear night the Milky Way shines bright.
Be sure to check out heritage-listed Maxwell’s Hut, the original Maxwell family homestead, and keep an eye out for red-necked wallabies and wombats. At dawn and dusk you might see platypus in the river, near the majestic stand of rare Camden white gums.
Are you planning a bushwalk, going somewhere remote or where the weather is extreme? Stay safe by planning your trip for all conditions and telling someone about it.
Things to do:
Take a challenging, multi-day hike over Mount Solitary in Blue Mountains National Park. Enjoy scenic mountain views, historic heritage, and bush camping, starting out from Katoomba.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Blue Mountains Heritage Centre and Blackheath office
- 9am to 4.30pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- 02 4787 8877
- 270 Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath NSW 2785
- in the Katoomba area of Blue Mountains National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Katoomba area is always open but some locations may close at times due to maintenance, poor weather or fire danger.