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Newnes campground

Wollemi National Park

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Overview

No vehicle access

It's a long, roughly 10km walk to reach Newnes campground. The campground is walk-in only because Wolgan Road has collapsed and there's a landslip risk at Wolgan Gap. Wolgan Road was the only vehicle access into the valley and is managed by Lithgow Council.

Newnes campground is suited to self-sufficient and adventurous campers. There's no vehicle access — it's a long, roughly 10km walk to reach this remote campground from Glen Davis.

Accommodation Details
Camping type Tent, Remote/backpack camping
Facilities Barbecue facilities, toilets
What to bring Drinking water, cooking water, firewood, food supplies
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
  • This remote campground is walk-in only and not accessible with a vehicle. 
  • It can only be accessed by a long, roughly 10km walk from Glen Davis via Pipeline track.
  • Campers need to be fully self-sufficient and carry all supplies including drinking water. Take all rubbish out with you.
  • For your safety, fill in a trip intention form before you leave home.

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.

It's a long, roughly 10km walk to reach this campground from Glen Davis via Pipeline track. Once you arrive, it's time to relax and cool off with a paddle or lilo in the river.

Pitch your tent and enjoy a picnic under the trees before heading out to explore the tracks, tunnels and ovens of the historic shale oil ruins nearby. There are walks nearby for taking in the dramatic scenery. You can also camp on the other side of the river.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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