South East Forest National Park
Fire affected area
Some areas of this park were affected by fire in 2019/2020. You’ll notice some changes to the landscape, as well as signs of recovery. Some areas may remain closed for longer to allow habitat to recover or because we’re repairing park infrastructure. Stay safe with these after-fire tips for visitors.
COVID-safe travel from 1 June 2020
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Nunnock campground is a great base for nature lovers to explore the bushwalks, history, 4WD and birdwatching opportunities in South East Forest National Park, near Bombala.
|Number of campsites||4|
|Camping type||Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle|
|Facilities||Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, carpark, toilets|
|Price||Free. There are no camping fees at this campground but a $6 booking fee applies.|
|Bookings||Bookings are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.|
Located in South East Forest National Park, between Bega and Cooma, this small campground has room for 3 tent sites and 1 camper trailer or caravan. Surrounded by forest, biodiverse swamps and grasslands, it will delight campers, bushwalkers, wildlife spotters and photographers.
Set up your tent or camper then get ready to explore. Nunnock Swamp and Grasslands walking tracks are a great place to start, with 15km of trails taking in this area’s nature and history.
Walk the 4km trail fringing this rare upland swamp to pass through tall wet forest, dry forest and grasslands that burst with flowers in spring and summer. See wedge-tailed eagles soar overhead, while Wilkinson’s leek orchids, native bluebells, and swamp paper daisies peek out from the ground at your feet.
The short, moderate Keys walking track leads from the campground, through grassland and snow gum woodland, and into pastoral history. At Keys Stockyards see wallabies graze where cattle once fed. Continue along Wilkinsons walking track to discover rustic Alexanders Hut, built for yesteryear’s cattlemen.
Back at camp, cook up a hearty meal around the campfire as nightfall brings the chance to see ringtail possums, wombats and, if you're lucky, greater gliders.
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Bombala office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4pm.
- 02 6458 5900
- 153 Maybe Street, Bombala NSW 2632
- in South East Forest National Park in the South Coast and Snowy Mountains regions
South East Forest National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.