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Plateau Beech campground

Werrikimbe National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Plateau Beech campground.

Getting there and parking

Plateau Beech campground is in the eastern precinct of the park, and is best accessed via Wauchope or Port Macquarie. On entering Werrikimbe National Park:

  • Continue driving on Hastings Forest Way for 8km to the junction with Cockerawombeeba Road (Cocky Road)
  • Turn into Cockerawombeeba Road and continue for about 11km to the turnoff to Plateau Beech
  • Follow for approximately 2.8km to Plateau Beech campground

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles (no long vehicle access)

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only

Parking

Parking is available at Plateau Beech campground.

Best times to visit

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

Autumn

Bathe in warm days and huddle around the campfire on cool nights at one of the remote campgrounds.

Spring

See the bushland burst with colour as the spring wildflowers attract a range of birds.

Summer

Escape the crowds and the coastal heat and enjoy walking in cool temperate rainforest.

Winter

Experience crystal clear days and crisp early morning frosts. Listen out for the night-time territorial calls of large forest owls from your tent.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

16°C and 29°C

Highest recorded

42.2°C

Winter temperature

Average

5°C and 20°C

Lowest recorded

-5.1°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

February

Driest month

July

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

706.8mm

Facilities

  • Water is not available at this campground.
  • Firewood is not provided and should not be collected from the park.

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

If you’re bushwalking in this park, it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.

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).

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 - hard

Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty.

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.

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