Kwiambal National Park
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.
|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 are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.|
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.
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Glen Innes office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6739 0700
- 68 Church Street, Glen Innes NSW 2370
- in Kwiambal National Park in the Country NSW region
Kwiambal National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.