Nymboida River campground

Nymboida National Park

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Overview

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.

Accommodation Details
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
Price  
Bookings Bookings are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.
Please note
  • Sites are unmarked and unpowered
  • This campground is suitable for groups
  • Camp in the main campground away from the river as heavy rain upstream on the Dorrigo Plateau can cause flash flooding.
  • This is a remote campground, so please make sure you arrive well prepared.

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 directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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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

Road quality

Check the weather before you set out as the road to this campground can become slippery when it rains.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • All roads require 4WD vehicle

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only

Parking

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.

Autumn

Take on a canoeing challenge as the heat of summer wanes, but the water is still not too cold if you fancy a dip.

Spring

As the days and nights grow warmer, this is a perfect time to camp and bushwalk in Nymboida.

Summer

In summer, the water is warm enough for swimming.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

13°C and 25°C

Highest recorded

35°C

Winter temperature

Average

–1°C and 17°C

Lowest recorded

–8.9°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

January

Driest month

August

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

254.8mm

Facilities

  • 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.

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)

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Safety messages

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 Plus 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.

Prohibited

Generators

Generators are not permitted in this campground.

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dogs and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Learn more

Nymboida River campground is in Nymboida National Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

Aboriginal cultural heritage

River campground, Nymboida National Park. Photo: D Redman

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

River campground, Nymboida National Park. Photo: D Redman

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.

As nature intended

Canoeing the Mann River, Nymbodia National Park. Photo: D Parkin

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.

Historic heritage

River campground, Nymboida National Park. Photo: D Redman

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

Canoeing the Mann River, Nymboida National Park. Photo: D Parkin

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.

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