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Kookibitta campground

Kwiambal National Park

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Kookibitta campground offers grassy sites by the tranquil Severn River in Kwiambal National Park. Enjoy remote bush camping, cool off in a swimming hole, explore riverside walking tracks, and admire the wildflowers and wildlife.

Accommodation Details
Number of campsites 8
Camping type Tent, Camper trailer site, Camping beside my vehicle
Where Atholwood, NSW, 2361 - in Kwiambal National Park
Facilities Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, carpark, toilets
What to bring Cooking water, drinking water, firewood, sturdy shoes
Bookings Bookings for up to 2 sites and 12 people can be made online.
Group bookings This campground is not suitable for group bookings.
Please note
  • Sites are marked and unpowered.
  • There are 6 campsites next to picnic tables, with additional tent camping available near the river.
  • This campground is popular during Easter. You can also camp at nearby Lemon Tree Flat campground.
  • This is a remote campground, please arrive well prepared.
  • Please wear appropriate walking shoes, as tiger pear cactus grows in this area. If you step on the cactus it can be quite painful.

If you’re looking for a peaceful riverside setting, set up camp at Kookibitta campground in Kwiambal National Park. You can pitch your tent beside one of the picnic tables on the grassy terrace, or closer to the river for an authentic bush camping experience.

Junction walk is a relaxing bushwalk that starts at the campground. It follows the Severn River past picnic areas and small beaches to the junction with the McIntyre River. Enjoy swimming and fishing, then continue to Dungeon lookout, where you’ll have views over the steep river gorge and canopy of white cypress pines.

After lunch, grab your binoculars and go birdwatching. You’ll see speckled warblers and thornbills by the river, as well the stunning turquoise feathers of the sacred kingfisher. At dusk, brush tailed possums and squirrel gliders dart among the river oaks. If you’re lucky, you’ll spot a small southern boobook owl perched on nearby branch.

If you don’t like the heat, make sure you visit in the cooler months. There’s little shade at the campground and summer temperatures can reach 40°C. The campground is positioned well to enjoy the winter sunshine. From September to March, wildflowers bloom in the surrounding woodlands.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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