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Melaleuca campground

Limeburners Creek National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Melaleuca campground.

Getting there and parking

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

  • Drive towards Crescent Head from Kempsey
  • As you enter Crescent Head village, turn right into Point Plomer Road, also known as Bakers Road.
  • Continue for approximately 14km along gravel road to Big Hill
  • At the Big Hill entrance to the park, take the inland road for approximately 500m to the campground.

Road quality

Check the weather before you set out as the road to Melaleuca campground can become boggy when it rains.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at Melaleuca campground. Bus parking is available.

Best times to visit

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

Spring

Watch the heathland wildflowers burst with colour and enjoy long walks on the beach as you look out for whales in the distance.

Summer

Take the kids to Point Plomer for a family holiday by the beach, swimming by day and discovering the star-filled skies by night.

Winter

Take advantage of the better surf conditions in winter and a chance to spot whales on their migration north.

Facilities

  • Water is not available at this campground.
  • Firewood can be purchased from the campground manager
  • Rubbish bins are provided, but please try to take your rubbish with you.

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Carpark

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Safety messages

Beach safety

Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

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.

Fishing safety

Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing safety tips.

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 - medium

  • Assistance may be required to access this area
  • There is a wheelchair accessible toilet

Prohibited

Noise restrictions apply at this campground

Gathering firewood

Generators

Generators are not permitted in this campground.

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.

Melaleuca campground

Park info

Plomer Beach House, Limeburners Creek National Park. Photo: Michael van Ewijk/NSW Government