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Platypus Flat campground

Nymboi-Binderay National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Platypus Flat campground.

Getting there and parking

Platypus Flat campground is in Nymboi-Binderay National Park. To get there:

  • From Dorrigo, travel north along Tyringham Road for 14km
  • Turn right into Moonpar Road and continue 7km
  • Turn left into Mills Road and follow the signs to the campground after 8km

Alternatively:

  • From Dorrigo, travel north-east around 20km to Cascade
  • Turn left into Moses Rock Road and continue 6km
  • Turn left into Cedar Road and follow the signs to the campground after 9km

Road quality

  • Check the weather before you set out as the road to Platypus Flat campground can become boggy when it rains.
  • 2WD in dry weather. No long vehicle access and not suitable for large caravans.

  • Mixture of sealed and unsealed roads

Weather restrictions

  • 4WD required in wet weather

Parking

  • Parking for 1 vehicle is permitted per campsite.
  • For tent only campsites, parking is available in the carpark next to the camping area. 
  • Parking is available on your campground for other sites.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

18°C and 29°C

Winter temperature

Average

5°C and 20°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

March

Driest month

August

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

388mm

Facilities

  • Campsites are marked. Sites 1-6 are suitable for small caravans (under 15ft or 4.6m), camper trailers and campervans and tents. Sites 7-18 are suitable for tents.
  • No power or shower facilities are available at this campground.
  • Rubbish bins are not available, so please take all rubbish with you.
  • There's no mobile phone service or telephone at the campground. The nearest mobile service is located around 8km away, at the intersection of Moonpar and Mills Roads. Coin-operated public phones are located at the villages of Cascade and Bostobrick.

Toilets

  • Composting toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Each campsite shares a wood barbecue with hot plate, and a picnic table, with the adjoining campsite. The campground also has a small picnic shelter with gas barbecues.

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)
  • Wood barbecues (firewood supplied)

Carpark

Drinking water

  • Water is available at this campground from the Nymboida River, but you'll need to treat or boil it before drinking.

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.

Fishing safety

Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing safety tips.

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.

Water activities

The Nymboida River downstream from Platypus Flat campground is remote and inaccessible. It has dangerous rapids (up to Grade 6). Only experienced, well-prepared and equipped whitewater paddlers should attempt this river.

Accessibility

Disability access level - no wheelchair access

Facilities at this campground are not wheelchair-accessible.

Permitted

  • Chemical toilets are permitted, but contents are not to be emptied in the compost toilets or surrounding areas.

Fishing

  • Fishing is permitted between 1 November and 31 July only. Fines may apply outside this period. A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters. In order to protect the diminishing numbers of endangered eastern freshwater cod, you're required to release them if caught.

Prohibited

  • Amplified music is not permitted.

Gathering firewood

No firewood may be collected from the park. Some firewood is provided, but it's recommended you bring your own supply.

Generators

  • Generators are not permitted at this campground.

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.

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Platypus Flat campground, Nymboi-Binderay National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary/NSW Government