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Kedumba River Crossing campground

Blue Mountains National Park

Overview

Kedumba River Crossing campground is a 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.

Accommodation Details
Number of campsites 20
Camping type Tent, Remote/backpack camping
Facilities Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, toilets
Please note
  • There are no marked sites at Kedumba River Crossing campground.
  • This is a remote campground, so you’ll need to carry in your food, water and tent for your duration in the valley, and take all rubbish out.
  • It’s a good idea to bring a topographic map, compass and GPS.
  • Fill in the free trip intention form and hire a PLB before setting out.
Price Free.
Bookings Bookings are not available at this campground. For more information please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre (Blackheath).

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.

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.

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.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Blue Mountains trip intention form

Are you planning a long hike, off-track or overnight adventure, or visiting a remote part of the Greater Blue Mountains wilderness? We recommend you fill in a trip intention form and carry a personal locator beacon (PLB) for your safety. Find out more about the trip intention form.

Mt Hay, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Elinor Sheargold

Things to do:

Mount Solitary walking track

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.

Mount Solitary Walking Track, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Aine Gliddon/NSW Government

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A hiker crosses the Kedumba River, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Simone Cottrell/OEH.