Peacock Creek campground
Richmond Range National Park
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.
|Camping type||Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle|
|Facilities||Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, toilets|
|What to bring||Drinking water, cooking water, firewood|
$6 per adult per night. $3.50 per child per night.
Bookings are not required for this campground. Campsites are available on a first-in, first-served basis.
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 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
- Kyogle office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6632 0000
- 136 Summerland Way, Kyogle NSW 2474
- in Richmond Range National Park in the North Coast region
Richmond Range National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
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
Check the weather before you set out as the road to this campground can become boggy and slippery when it rains.
- Unsealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- Dry weather only
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy the cool of the rainforests during these hot months. The Culmaran Creek walking track is a perfect place to cool off.
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
25°C and 27°C
15°C and 21°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
- Rubbish bins are not available. Please take your rubbish with you when leaving.
- Water is not available at this campground
- Non-flush toilets
- Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - medium
Assistance may be required to access this area.
Generators are permitted in particular areas within this campground.
Noise restrictions apply at this campground.
Firewood is not provided and may not be collected from the park, so you’ll need to bring your own supply.
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.