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Newnes campground

Wollemi National Park

Overview

Relax in dramatic surrounds at this free and car-accessible campground by the Wolgan River in World Heritage Wollemi National Park, just north of the Blue Mountains.

Accommodation Details
Number of campsites 80
Camping type Tent, Camper trailer site, Camping beside my vehicle
Facilities Barbecue facilities, 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  It’s a good idea to arrive early in the day. Camping is very popular during school holidays, and sites may be scarce. 

Welcome to Mother Nature’s amphitheatre. Dramatic sandstone cliffs and proud eucalypt trees make for a majestic backdrop at this beautiful, grassy, flat campground by the Wolgan river.

Pitch your tent for free and enjoy a picnic under the trees before heading out to explore the tracks, tunnels and ovens of the historic shale oil ruins nearby, or cool off with a paddle or lilo in the river. There are easy walks for taking in the dramatic scenery. Enjoy a fascinating journey back into the past on Newnes Industrial Ruins walk, and kids will love visiting the luminous Glow Worm tunnel, just a short drive away. 

You can also camp on the other side of the river; however you can only access this camping area by foot or 4WD across the ford near the Newnes Hotel.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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Newnes campground, Wollemi National Park. Photo: Elinor Sheargold.