Koreelah Creek campground

Koreelah National Park

Overview

Koreelah Creek campground is a delightful camping area and an ideal place to relax. Enjoy picnicking, swimming, walking, birdwatching and admiring the local wildlife.

Accommodation Details
Camping type Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle
Facilities Amenities block, picnic tables, barbecue facilities, toilets
What to bring Drinking water, cooking water, firewood
Price

$6 per adult per night. $3.50 per child per night.

Bookings

Bookings are not available for this campground.

Please note
  • Sites are marked
  • Sites are not powered
  • This campground is suitable for groups
  • This is a remote campground, so please make sure you arrive well-prepared.

This delightful camping spot is set among tall eucalypt trees next to the beautiful Koreelah Creek. Find a grassy patch to pitch a tent or pull up your caravan for a relaxing experience in the bush.

Visit for a picnic by the creek, stay for a night, or spend a few days and unwind to the sounds of the gently flowing waters and wind rustling in the trees above.

Enjoy swimming in the creek or wander off on the nearby Gorge walking track. Look out for platypus enjoying an early morning swim and watch for lace monitors around the campsites.

Grab your binoculars and take advantage of the fantastic birdwatching. You’ll see flashes of colour as crimson rosellas and king parrots fly through the trees, and you might also spot Lewin’s honeyeaters and eastern yellow robins. At night, keep your torch handy to see brush-tailed phascogales, sugar gliders and koalas.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/campgrounds/koreelah-creek-campground/local-alerts

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Koreelah Creek campground.

Getting there and parking

Koreelah Creek campground is in the northern precinct of Koreelah National Park. To get there:

  • Follow the directions from Woodenbong
  • After you turn right at Old Koreelah onto White Swamp Road, drive for another 12km and you’ll see the campground on your left.

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at Koreelah Creek campground, adjacent to individual campsites.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Koreelah National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

Autumn

Enjoy crisp mornings and listen to the calls of the albert lyrebird echoing throughout the valley.

Spring

See the brilliant red flowers of flame trees on the upper slopes.

Summer

Look for platypus in creek pools near the campground and enjoy swimming in Koreelah Creek Gorge.

Winter

Camp overnight and see the rugged escarpment rising out of the mist from the campground.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

15°C and 29°C

Highest recorded

29.1°C

Winter temperature

Average

2°C and 19°C

Lowest recorded

2.7°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

January

Driest month

August

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

460mm

Facilities

  • Water is not available at this campground.
  • Rubbish bins are not available, please take your rubbish with you when leaving.
  • Firewood is not provided and may not be collected from the park.

Amenities

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

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).

River and lake safety

The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

Accessibility

Disability access level - medium

Assistance may be required to access this area.

Prohibited

Generators

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.

Nearby towns

Casino (17 km)

Casino is a thriving rural centre in the heart of rich agricultural country. It's set in lush pastures on the banks of the Richmond River.

www.visitnsw.com

Kyogle (16 km)

Kyogle is an attractive timber-milling town surrounded by rainforest. It's set on the Richmond River at the base of Fairy Mountain.

www.visitnsw.com

Tenterfield (23 km)

Sir Henry Parkes delivered his famous "birth of our nation" speech in the Tenterfield School of Arts in 1889. His rousing speech is credited with being the decisive moment that set the country on its path toward Federation in 1901.

www.visitnsw.com

Learn more

Koreelah Creek campground is in Koreelah National Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

Rich in Aboriginal culture

Gorge walking track, Koreelah National Park. Photo: David Young

The forests, waterways and rugged cliffs of Koreelah are part of the traditional Country of the Githabul People. For thousands of years, this beautiful landscape provided Aboriginal people with food, medicine, and materials for tools, weapons and shelters. In recognition of their ongoing connection to the land, the Federal Court of Australia recognised the Githabul People's native title rights and today, Koreelah National Park is proudly co-managed with the local Githabul People.

Teeming with wildlife

Koreelah Creek, Koreelah National Park. Photo: David Young

The diverse natural habitats of Koreelah make it a haven for wildlife. You'll see red-necked wallabies and lace monitors wandering through the campground, and might spot red-bellied black snakes and carpet pythons sunning themselves on the creek banks. At night, look for brush-tailed phascogales, sugar gliders and koalas, and listen for owls such as the sooty owl and southern boobook. Birdwatchers will never be short of something to look at in Koreelah National Park. There are over 110 species of birds found here, including the wompoo fruit-dove, regent bowerbird, eastern whipbird and albert lyrebird. Near the campgrounds, you'll probably see glossy black cockatoos, scarlet honeyeaters, grey shrike thrush and blue-faced honeyeaters.

  • Gorge walking track Take this easy walk along Gorge walking track and explore Koreelah Creek Gorge and waterfalls. Excellent for swimming, birdwatching, wildlife spotting and getting back to nature.

World Heritage plant life

Gorge walking track, Koreelah National Park. Photo: David Young

Whether you're driving, walking, or just sitting by the creek relaxing, you'll see a diversity of vegetation types here, ranging from dry sclerophyll forests to the cool subtropical rainforests of Acacia Plateau and Wilsons Peak Flora Reserves, which are part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. Enter this ancient world and you'll see black booyong, yellow carribean, rosewood and emergent hoop pines.

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Gorge walking track, Koreelah National Park. Photo: David Young