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Mulligans campground and picnic area

Gibraltar Range National Park

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A popular starting point for the Gibraltar-Washpool World Heritage walk, Mulligans campground and picnic area has an idyllic creek for swimming and lush picnic spots with barbecues.

Accommodation Details
Number of campsites 20
Camping type Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle
Facilities Amenities block, picnic tables, barbecue facilities, showers, toilets
What to bring Firewood
Entry fees Park entry fees apply
Group bookings Bookings for up to 5 sites and 20 people can be made online. This campground also has a bookable group site. School groups and commercial tour operators can submit a group booking enquiry form.
Please note
  • This is a remote campground, please arrive well prepared.
  • Sites are marked.
  • Sites are not powered.

Just a short drive from Gibraltar House, Mulligans campground and picnic area is a tranquil spot near the forested haven of Little Dandahra Creek. Basic facilities make this a good spot for families looking for a weekend getaway, or adventure travellers looking for a jumping-off point for the extended Gibraltar-Washpool World Heritage walk.

Bring the binoculars for a spot of bird watching, or escape the summer heat with a cool dip down at the creek edge. Barbecues make this a great picnic spot for a Sunday rest, too, with lots of grass to accommodate everyone.

The area is named after Bill Mulligan, an early entrepreneur who promoted a hydro-electric scheme in the early 1900s. You can still glimpse Mulligan’s hut and the remains of two historic weirs as you relax by the water’s edge.

Like Gibraltar House, this is a perfect spot to delve into other national parks and reserves in the area, including Butterleaf, Mann River, Nymboida and Capoompeta.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Also see

  • The group campsite at Mulligans campground. Credit: Koen Dijksta © DPE

    Mulligans group campground

    Mulligans group campground is an ideal spot for groups of up to 45 people looking for an exclusive camping experience near the Gibraltar-Washpool World Heritage walk.

  • View across wooded slope to the rock spires of The Needles. Photo © Leah Pippos

    The Needles walking track

    The Needles walking track offers jaw-dropping views of granite rock formations in Gibraltar Range National Park, near Glen Innes. Part of the Gibraltar-Washpool World Heritage walk, it’s a great shorter walk option.

  • A person gazing up at the tree ferns along Tree Fern Forest walking track in Gibraltar Range National Park. Photo © Koen Dijkstra

    Tree Fern Forest walking track

    Tree Fern Forest walking track is an iconic 9.2km loop walk through World Heritage-listed rainforest and dramatic heathlands in Gibraltar Range National Park, between Glen Innes and Grafton.


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Park info

  • in Gibraltar Range National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Gibraltar Range National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, road damage, or high fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park uses a self-registration fee collection system. Please bring the correct change and display your receipt.

    Buy annual pass
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