Nymboida River campground
Nymboida National Park
Go 4WD touring into the heart of Nymboida’s wild beauty at Nymboida River campground and canoe, swim, and bushwalk to your heart’s content.
|Number of campsites||20|
|Camping type||Tent, Camper trailer site, Camping beside my vehicle|
|Where||T-Ridge Road, Jackadgery, NSW, 2460 - in Nymboida National Park|
|Facilities||Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, toilets|
|What to bring||Drinking water, cooking water, firewood|
|Bookings||Bookings are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.|
If camping in remote, unspoilt beauty surrounded by dramatic landforms while neighbouring the beautiful Nymboida River appeals, point your 4WD towards Nymboida River campground. Push your canoe out into the river, or take a summer dip while listening for the distinctive chink of the bellbirds. There are no marked tracks, but experienced bushwalkers will love the wild beauty of Nymboida. This is a quiet campground and you may well have the place to yourself.
Even getting there’s an adventure. Old Glen Innes-Grafton Road passes through a historic hand-cut tunnel into the stillness of the deserted valley. Cast your imagination into the past and you may hear the snap of the reins on the Cobb & Co. coach team, the thud of the timber getter’s axe, or the cry of the bullocky hauling down the track to Clarence River.
For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/campgrounds/nymboida-river-campground/local-alerts
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Grafton office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6641 1500
- Level 4, 49 Victoria Street, Grafton NSW 2460
- in Nymboida National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
- Nymboida National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to extreme weather or fire danger.
All the practical information you need to know about Nymboida River campground.
Getting there and parking
To reach Nymboida River campground from Grafton (4WD required):
- Travel west along Gwydir Highway from Grafton, and turn south onto Old Glen Innes Road, 8km from Grafton
- Travel along Old Glen Innes Road a further 32km to the top of Buccarumbi Range
- Turn north onto Doboy Road, travelling a further 24km to Nymboida National Park and Nymboida River campground
Check the weather before you set out as the road to this campground can become slippery when it rains.
- Unsealed roads
- All roads require 4WD vehicle
- Dry weather only
Parking is available at Nymboida River campground.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Nymboida National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
Take on a canoeing challenge as the heat of summer wanes, but the water is still not too cold if you fancy a dip.
As the days and nights grow warmer, this is a perfect time to camp and bushwalk in Nymboida.
In summer, the water is warm enough for swimming.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
13°C and 25°C
–1°C and 17°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
- Water is not available at this campground
- Firewood is not provided and may not be collected from the park
- Rubbish bins are not available, so please take your rubbish with you when leaving.
- Non-flush toilets
- Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)
Maps and downloads
Generators are not permitted in this campground.
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.
Nymboida River campground is in Nymboida National Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:
Aboriginal cultural heritage
This region covers parts of the traditional lands of the Ngarrabul and Gumbaynggirr People. The land and waterways, and the plants and animals that live in them, feature in all facets of Aboriginal culture - including recreational, ceremonial, spiritual and as a main source of food and medicine. Evidence of past occupation includes open campsites along the Mann and Nymboida River terraces, and local Aboriginal people maintain strong links with this special country.
An important habitat for animals and birdlife
Search the skies for the majestic white-bellied sea eagle, listen out for the magical call of bellbirds, and rest your paddle while you search for turtles and water dragons. Look beneath the surface of the river for fish, but pay close attention to fishing regulations - the park's rivers contain part of the only remaining wild breeding population of the critically endangered eastern freshwater cod. It is illegal to catch them and other seasonal fishing restrictions also apply.
- Nymboida whitewater canoeing and rafting tours Join the experienced guides of Exodus Adventures for an exhilarating rafting or canoeing trip down the Nymboida and Boyd rivers, in Nymboida and Nymboi-Binderay national parks, near Coffs Harbour.
As nature intended
The core of Nymboida National Park has been declared wilderness and is sliced up by the rugged Mann River. The Bindery-Mann Wilderness, along with the adjacent Washpool Wilderness, forms a large area where nature survives away from direct human interference. This bushland connects with the Gibraltar Range-Washpool section of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia.
- Multi-day Nymboida whitewater adventures Unplug from technology and re-connect with others on a thrilling Nymboida River canoe trip. Let Journey Outdoors in Nature safely introduce you to the thrill of whitewater paddling.
The challenging territory of the Nymboida has seen plenty of settler activity over the years. Generations of families mustered on large, rugged bush blocks on the Nymboida and Mann rivers, sometimes camping in slab huts, and miners of tin and gold worked Nymboida and Chambigne Creek Goldfield along Mann River valley.
Outdoor activities against a dramatic backdrop
Experience the excitement of nature among the gorges and forest while canoeing, 4WDing, hiking and camping. The protected wilderness of Nymboida offers a spectacular landscape for you to explore, formed by ancient volcanoes and long periods of faulting and uplift. You'll discover rugged and remote valleys, the pristine waters of the Nymboida and Mann rivers, and magnificent towering forest.