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Kedumba River Crossing campground

Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

Visitor Info

All the practical information you need to know about Kedumba River Crossing campground.

Getting there and parking

Kedumba River Crossing campground is in the Katoomba-Wentworth Falls area of Blue Mountains National Park. Located in the remote Kedumba Valley, it can only be accessed by foot. To get there:

From Sydney via Kedumba Valley fire trail:

  • Drive west along the Great Western Highway and turn left onto Tableland Road, before you reach Wentworth Falls.
  • Continue around 4km then veer right onto the unsealed Kedumba Valley Road.
  • Pass the Old Queen Victoria Hospital site (now a Buddhist retreat) and follow around 1.5km to the locked gate at the park boundary.
  • The campground is a 9km walk from the gate, down Kedumba Pass, along Kedumba Valley fire trail.

From Sydney via Mount Solitary walking track:

  • Drive west along the Great Western Highway to Katoomba.
  • Turn into Katoomba and follow the signs to Cliff Drive.
  • Park at Katoomba Kiosk overnight, located near Katoomba Falls, on Cliff Drive.
  • The campground is a 15.5km walk from Katoomba Kiosk, via Furber Steps, Federal Pass and Mount Solitary walking track.
  • From the top of Mount Solitary, walk down its eastern flank (Solitary Pass) and take the 3.1km side-route to the campsite. The campground is recommended as the second overnight stop on the 3-day Mount Solitary loop walk.

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Parking

Parking is available at the gate on Kedumba Valley Road, and near Katoomba Kiosk at Katoomba Falls, on Cliff Drive.

Facilities

  • You’ll need to bring your own supply of water for drinking and cooking. Water is available from the Kedumba River, but must be boiled before drinking.
  • Rubbish bins are not provided. Please take your rubbish with you when you leave.

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • You can collect firewood in the campground area.

  • Fire rings

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

  • This campground is in a remote location, so please ensure you're well-prepared. Bring your tent, and enough food, water, appropriate clothing and equipment for your return trip.
  • It’s a good idea to advise a family member or friend of your travel plans, and when you return.
  • Always check weather conditions before your journey, and never set out if bad weather is approaching.

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

Camping safety

Whether you're pitching your tent on the coast or up on the mountains, there are many things to consider when camping in NSW national parks. Find out how to stay safe when camping.

Fire safety

During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Accessibility

Disability access level - no wheelchair access

Permitted

Camp fires and solid fuel burners

Gas or liquid fuel stoves are recommended. Camp fires and fuel burners may be prohibited during fire bans declared by NSW National Parks or the Rural Fire Service.

Fishing

A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.

Gathering firewood

Prohibited

Cycling

Horses

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Map of Kedumba campground location in Blue Mountains National Park. Image: OEH

Park info

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