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Mooraback campground

Werrikimbe National Park

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Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

Mooraback campground is in the Mooraback precinct of Werrikimbe National Park. To get there:

  • Follow the Oxley Highway 55km east of Walcha or 150km west of Port Macquarie
  • Turn into Kangaroo Flat Road
  • After approximately 19.5km, turn into Mooraback Road and follow for 7km to the park entrance.
  • After entering the park, Mooraback campground is another 7km along Mooraback Road.

Road quality

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

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles (no long vehicle access)

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at Mooraback campground.

Best times to visit

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

Autumn

Bathe in warm days and huddle around the campfire on cool nights at one of the remote campgrounds.

Spring

See the bushland burst with colour as the spring wildflowers attract a range of birds.

Summer

Escape the crowds and the coastal heat and enjoy walking in cool temperate rainforest.

Winter

Experience crystal clear days and crisp early morning frosts. Listen out for the night-time territorial calls of large forest owls from your tent.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

16°C and 29°C

Highest recorded

42.2°C

Winter temperature

Average

5°C and 20°C

Lowest recorded

-5.1°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

February

Driest month

July

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

706.8mm

Facilities

  • Creek water is available at this campground, but you’ll need to treat or boil it before drinking.
  • There may be a supply of firewood at this campground, but it’s a good idea to bring your own supply.
  • Rubbish bins are not available, so please take your rubbish with you when leaving.

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)
  • Fire rings (firewood supplied)

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.

Prohibited

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.

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Mooraback campground, Werrikimbe National Park. Photo: John Spencer