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Newnes campground

Wollemi National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Newnes campground.

Getting there and parking

Newnes campground is on the western side of Wollemi National Park. To get there:

  • Turn off the Castlereagh Highway at Lidsdale, 7km west of Lithgow
  • Newnes is 35km from the turnoff
  • Access to the other campground on the opposite side of the Wolgan river is by walking or driving across the ford near the Newnes Hotel - take care as the river levels can rise rapidly

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • 4WD required in wet weather

Parking

Parking is available at Newnes campground.

Best times to visit

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

Autumn

With its softer light, autumn is the perfect time of year to head out to photograph or paint Wollemi's extraordinary landscapes.

Spring

With the temperature warming up, dig out the canoe and head to picturesque Ganguddy (Dunns swamp) for a cruise along the waterways.

Summer

Escape the heat and join an illuminating tour of the Glow Worm tunnel.

Facilities

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Barbecue facilities

  • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)
  • Fire rings (bring your own firewood)

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Adventure sports

Adventure sports like climbing, caving, canyoning and abseiling offer a thrilling opportunity to explore our unique environments. Before you head out, be aware of the risks and stay safe during adventure sports.

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.

Water activities

Beaches, rivers and lakes in NSW national parks offer lots of opportunities for water activities. Please take care in the water and find out how to help your family and friends stay safe around water.

Check the weather before you set out as the river level can rise rapidly and access to the camping area on the other side of Wolgan river is only accessible by foot or 4WD across the ford

Prohibited

Gathering firewood

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.

Firewood is not supplied and collecting firewood in the park is not permitted, so it’s a good idea to bring your own supply

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.

Newnes campground

Park info

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