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New Country Swamp campground

Mummel Gulf National Park

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New Country Swamp campground is a basic site within walking distance of rugged Mummel Gulf, offering picnic facilities, wood barbecues, scenic views, and birdwatching.

Accommodation Details
Number of campsites 5
Camping type Tent, Camper trailer site, Camping beside my vehicle
Facilities Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, toilets
What to bring Drinking water, cooking water
Price There are no camping fees at this campground but a $6 booking fee applies.
Group bookings Bookings for up to 5 sites and 20 people can be made online. School groups and commercial tour operators can submit a group booking enquiry form.
Please note
  • High season is school holidays, low season is winter. For more information, contact the Walcha office.
  • Sites are unmarked and unpowered.
  • This is a remote campground, please arrive well prepared.
  • Noise restrictions apply at this campground.

Set up camp in New Country Swamp campground, and it’s likely you’ll have much of the place to yourself. Surrounded by towering eucalyptus trees, native scrub, and the seasonal swamp, this basic site offers seclusion and privacy. There are just enough amenities to make relaxation as easy as rolling out the tent.

Perfect for self-reliant campers, it’s just a 5-minute walk to a scenic lookout on the edge of Mummel Gulf. On a clear day Barrington Tops can be seen in the distance. The Snow Gum Walk (650m) takes you through old-growth eucalypt forest into an open woodland of Snow Gums behind the swamp, a great spot for photography. The journey here is part of the attraction too. If you’re 4WD touring, approach via Panhandle fire trail for breathtaking views across Tia Valley.

An afternoon by New Country Swamp is perfect for birdwatching, with fan-tailed cuckoos, pardolotes, and yellow robins hanging around in spring and summer. The kids will love the wallabies and wombats. At night, as you sit around the campfire, boobooks and sooty owls provide a nocturnal chorus for your campfire songs.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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