Mulloon Creek campground

Tallaganda National Park

Overview

Easily accessible Mulloon Creek campground is a great place to camp for families, with some basic facilities and a peaceful forest setting.

Accommodation Details
Camping type Tent, Don't mind a short walk to tent
Facilities Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, carpark, toilets
What to bring Drinking water, cooking water, firewood
Price Free.
Bookings Bookings are not required at this campground. Campsites are available on a first-in first-served basis.
Please note
  • Sites are not marked.
  • Sites are not powered.
  • Cars need adequate clearance to cross the creek if coming to the site from the west, particularly after rain.

You might just get lucky at Mulloon Creek campground and find you’re the only people here. Set beneath tall eucalyptus trees by a small creek – too shallow for adults to swim in, but kids should be able to have a decent splash – it feels remote, yet is only about 50km from Canberra on the road to the coast.

Just spend a day or so relaxing while cooking up a barbecue, and trying to identify the birds that live in the trees. As night falls, you might see red-necked wallabies, some greater gliders getting ready for their after-hours activities, and even a wombat or two. Otherwise, arm yourself with a map and some water and go for a bushwalk, or test your 4WD skills on some of the park’s fire trails.

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/mulloon-creek-campground/local-alerts

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Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

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

    • Follow Braidwood–Hoskinstown Road until you reach the site

    Park entry points

    Road quality

    • Unsealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles (no long vehicle access)

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather

    Parking

    Parking is available here, a short walk from where you’ll camp.

    Best times to visit

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

    Spring

    The wildflowers are in bloom. Head to the higher altitudes to see the yellow sticky everlasting and pink trigger plants. The blooms also attract lots of birds.

    Summer

    Escape the heat of Canberra – the temperature at Tallaganda is usually a couple of degrees cooler than the capital. Camping near Mulloon Creek is perfect when it gets hot. It's too shallow to swim here, but it does provide the perfect relaxing backdrop.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    10°C and 25°C

    Highest recorded

    41.1°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    0°C and 13°C

    Lowest recorded

    –9.2°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    January

    Driest month

    July

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    199.9mm

    Facilities

    Water is not available at this campground.

    Toilets

    • Non-flush toilets

    Picnic tables

    Barbecue facilities

    • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)

    Carpark

    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).

    Paddling safety

    To make your paddling or kayaking adventure safer and more enjoyable, check out these paddling safety tips.

    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

    Gathering firewood

    Firewood is not provided and may not be collected from the park.

    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

    Braidwood (53 km)

    Braidwood was the first town to be listed on the NSW State Heritage register. Today, you can tour the town on a self-guided heritage walk and see dozens of impressive historic buildings dating from the gold-rush days.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Bungendore (44 km)

    Proclaimed in 1837, the township of Bungendore quickly became an important crossroad linking Goulburn, Braidwood, Queanbeyan, Canberra and Cooma. Many of the most important buildings - the post office, an Anglican Church and the Bungendore Inn - were constructed in the 1840s.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Queanbeyan (66 km)

    Explore the national parks and nature reserves around Queanbeyan to enjoy bushwalks and see native animals in the wild. At the Googong Foreshores, you can enjoy a walk and a picnic, or try one of the various water sports on offer.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Learn more

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

    Fun for all

    Picnic area, Tallaganda National Park. Photo: S Jackson

    While there are few facilities at Tallaganda, there’s lots of opportunity to get back to nature. Fire trails cross the park and are great for mountain bikers, and some of the walks are for experienced, self-reliant walkers (always take a topographic map with you). Those with a 4WD might like to bump across these trails in their vehicles. There’s also a campground and picnic area at Mulloon Creek that’s accessible by 2WD and is a great spot for overnight camping.

    Way to grow

    People in the forest, Tallaganda National Park. Photo: Stuart Cohen

    There’s a diverse range of forest types represented in Tallaganda National Park, including moist forest, dry forest, and smaller amounts of low open forest and subalpine woodlands, particularly in the southern section of the park which features snow gums. This is the best place to go looking for wildflowers during spring, when bluebells and buttercups sprout through the short grass. There’s also some rare high-altitude swampland that’s part of the Montane Peatlands and Swamps Endangered Ecological Community.

    Wild inhabitants

    Forest, Tallaganda National Park. Photo: S Jackson

    Because there is such a range of environments, many animals call Tallaganda National Park their home. Some, like the echidna, spotted-tail quoll, and red-necked wallaby, are quite numerous. The forest is home to many tree-dwelling animals, including the greater glider, sugar glider, and vulnerable eastern pygmy possum, all of which are more likely to be seen as dusk falls, as are some of the bats that live here. The park is also an important habitat for some far less cute creatures, including funnel web spiders (so take care) and velvet worms, which look quite like caterpillars, live on logs and bear live young. More than 55 species of birds have been reported as living in Tallaganda National Park. Nocturnal birds like the white-throated nightjar, and powerful and barking owls, can be heard after dark – the latter has a call that ranges from a dog-like bark to a high-pitched scream. During the day, watch out for pink robins, olive whistlers and flame robins, and, if you’re walking through casuarinas on some of the dry, western ridges, you’ll likely see (and hear) glossy black cockatoos.

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    Tallaganda National Park. Photo: S Jackson/NSW Government