Peacock Creek campground

Richmond Range National Park

Overview

Peacock Creek campground is nestled right by the creek for a perfect family camp stay. Bring your caravan or trailer and enjoy barbecues and scenic walks near Kyogle.

Accommodation Details
Camping type Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle
Facilities Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, toilets
Price

$6 per adult per night. $3.50 per child per night.

Bookings

Bookings are not necessary for this campground.

Please note
  • Sites are not marked.
  • Sites are not powered.

A sunny, well-grassed clearing at Peacock Creek makes this campground an ideal spot for camper trailers, caravans or larger tents.

Especially popular with families and tourists in spring, the warmer weather brings with it an abundance of wildlife to the area, seeking shelter from the heat through the creek’s cool flow. There’s also plenty of birdlife - smaller fairy-wrens and larger green catbirds and grey shrike thrushes all swoop and dive among the looming Sydney blue gums and native vines throughout the year. Well-maintained facilities and picnic spots all ensure a convenient and comfortable base for your fun activities.

Enjoy a relaxing picnic, then explore via a scenic drive on 32km of comfortable road along Cambridge Plateau scenic drive. Locals who prefer to go horse riding can do so north of the campground on park management trails in the Bungdoozle area.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/campgrounds/peacock-creek-campground/local-alerts

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Peacock Creek campground.

Getting there and parking

Peacock Creek campground is in the northern precinct of Richmond Range National Park. To get there from Kyogle:

  • Leave Summerland Way south of Kyogle at McDonalds Bridge Road
  • Follow Sextonville and Peacock Creek roads

To get there from Casino:

  • Reach the southern end of the park by leaving the Bruxner Highway at Cambridge Plateau scenic drive near Mallanganee
  • Continue north along Cambridge Plateau scenic drive for 32km until reaching the intersection with Peacock Creek Road
  • Turn left and travel 3km to campground

Road quality

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

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only

Parking

Parking is available at Peacock Creek campground.

Best times to visit

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

Autumn

Peacock Creek campground is a great place to camp in autumn. This clean, open, sunny campground is perfect for camping with wood fires, while watching an array of birdlife by your tent.

Spring

This is a lovely time to drive along Cambridge Plateau scenic drive. See new red tips on the rainforest trees, creamy clusters of flowers on wonga vines, and white flowering clematis vines in full bloom.

Summer

Enjoy the cool of the rainforests during these hot months. The Culmaran Creek walking track is a perfect place to cool off.

Winter

Watch mists rising in the valley below from Cambridge Plateau picnic. On a clear winter's day, you can see all the way east to Wollumbin and Nightcap national parks.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

25°C and 27°C

Highest recorded

27°C

Winter temperature

Average

15°C and 21°C

Lowest recorded

15°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

February

Driest month

August

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

214.6mm

Facilities

  • Rubbish bins are not available. Please take your rubbish with you when leaving.
  • Water is not available at this campground, so you'll need to bring your own drinking and cooking water.

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)

Maps and downloads

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 + 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).

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.

Accessibility

Disability access level - medium

Assistance may be required to access this area.

Permitted

Generators

Generators are permitted in particular areas within this campground.

Prohibited

Noise restrictions apply at this campground.

Gathering firewood

Firewood is not provided and may not be collected from the park, so you’ll need 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.

Nearby towns

Casino (18 km)

Casino is a thriving rural centre in the heart of rich agricultural country. It's set in lush pastures on the banks of the Richmond River.

www.visitnsw.com

Kyogle (12 km)

Kyogle is an attractive timber-milling town surrounded by rainforest. It's set on the Richmond River at the base of Fairy Mountain.

www.visitnsw.com

Lismore (29 km)

Lismore is a major North Coast commercial, cultural and administrative centre. It's set in undulating country on the north arm of the Richmond River.

www.visitnsw.com

Learn more

Peacock Creek campground is in Richmond Range National Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

All creatures, great and small

Red-necked wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus), Richmond Range National Park. Photo: T Worden

It's a great pleasure to see the golden-tipped bat, listed as a vulnerable and threatened species in NSW, thrive in this environment. Other rare mammal species include Parma wallabies, koalas, spotted-tailed quoll and long-nosed potoroos. Birds listed as vulnerable in this park include rose-crowned fruit-dove and wompoo fruit-dove. The fruit dove's deep, repeated ‘whoop whoop’ call is often heard high up in the trees of thick forest. Brush-turkeys are occasionally seen and if you’re lucky, you’ll even spot the yellow and black flash of a male regent bowerbird as it flitters overhead.

  • Cambridge Plateau picnic area Cambridge Plateau picnic area, close to Casino and Kyogle, is an idyllic spot for picnicking that’s also great for birdwatching.
  • Culmaran loop trail Culmaran loop trail is an easy walk on the rainforest edge, especially suited to families. Admire the exotic plants found in the drier parts of Richmond Range.
  • Culmaran Valley track Culmaran Valley track, near Kyogle, takes you through diverse World Heritage-listed rainforest ecosystems and offers scenic views from its lookouts.

World class listing

Within the rainforest canopy, Richmond Range National Park. Photo: OEH

Rainforests are the earth’s oldest living ecosystems, and the Cambridge Plateau and Bungdoozle area rainforests within the park are part of Australia’s World Heritage Area. They’re a highly significant habitat for a medley of vulnerable and threatened species, which are able to live and breed freely among the protective wet rainforest vegetation.

  • Cambridge Plateau scenic drive From Casino, Cambridge Plateau scenic drive is a comfortable drive along the ridge through scenic rainforest, offering fantastic views.

Yesterday is today

Culmaran loop, Richmond Range National Park. Photo: J Atkins

This landscape lies within traditional country of the Githabul People. Forests within the park have provided Aboriginal people with food, medicine, shelter and materials for tools and weapons for thousands of years. A landmark agreement involving co-management of the park with the local Githabul People brings ongoing benefits to the community.

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Culmaran Loop, Richmond Range National Park. Photo: J Atkins/NSW Government