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New Country Swamp campground

Mummel Gulf National Park

Overview

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 4
Camping type Tent, Camper trailer site, Camping beside my vehicle
Facilities Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, toilets
What to bring Drinking water, cooking water
Price Free.
Bookings Bookings are not required at this campground. Campsites are available on a first-in first-served basis.
Please note
  • High season is school holidays, low season is winter. For more information, contact the Walcha office on (02) 6777 4700.
  • Sites are unmarked and unpowered
  • This campground is suitable for groups
  • This is a remote campground, please make sure you 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. Willing hikers will want to find their own path around the swamp, which takes about 90 minutes and is suitable for experienced walkers (no signage provided). 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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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.
Mummel Gulf National Park, New Country Swamp. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government