Kedumba River Crossing campground
Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park
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 very steep 9km walk from the gate down Kedumba Pass along Kedumba Valley fire trail. The hike back out can take 3 to 4 hours with 800m elevation over 9km
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.
- Unsealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
Parking is available at the gate on Kedumba Valley Road, or the old Queen Victoria Hospital, or near Katoomba Kiosk at Katoomba Falls on Cliff Drive.
2WD vehicles can park the the old Queen Victoria Hospital which is an extra 1.5km walk to Kedumba gate.
AWD and 4WD vehicles can park at Kedumba gate.
- Water is available from the Kedumba River but must be treated before drinking.
- Rubbish bins are not provided. Please take your rubbish with you when you leave.
- Non-flush toilets
You can collect firewood in the campground area.
- Fire rings
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - no wheelchair access
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.
A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.
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.
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.
- 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.