Point Plomer campground
Limeburners Creek National Park
Point Plomer campground is ideal for a family holiday, or a relaxing weekend getaway. Golden beaches, lush rainforest, world class surfing, swimming, and fishing await you.
|Number of campsites||90|
|Camping type||Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle|
|Facilities||Picnic tables, boat ramp, carpark, showers, toilets|
|What to bring||Drinking water, cooking water, fuel stove|
Park entry fees apply and can be purchased at the time of booking or from the campground manager on site.
|Bookings||Bookings are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.|
Escape the noise of the city and replace it with the peaceful sounds of birdsong and waves crashing on the beach at Point Plomer campground. The nearby kid-friendly beach and facilities make it a great location for a family holiday, or a weekend getaway for the locals.
For surfers, it’s the ideal surf getaway with world-class surfing breaks surrounded by pristine wilderness. Swimming in the glistening blue waters of Barries Bay, you’ll look back to your campsite over golden sands.
Contemplate the beauty around you with your fishing rod in hand. In winter and spring, look out for whales breaching in the distance or dolphins riding the waves. If you enjoy birdwatching, keep your binoculars handy as you might see ospreys flying overhead, or pied oystercatchers darting around the rocks.
For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/campgrounds/point-plomer-campground/local-alerts
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Kempsey office
- Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6561 6700
- 247 Old Station Rd, Verges Creek NSW 2440
- in Limeburners Creek National Park in the North Coast region
Limeburners Creek National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger
$8 per vehicle per day.Buy annual pass.
All the practical information you need to know about Point Plomer campground.
Getting there and parking
Point Plomer campground is in the central precinct of Limeburners Creek National Park. To get there:
- Drive towards Crescent Head from Kempsey
- As you enter Crescent Head village, turn right into Point Plomer Road, also known as Bakers Road.
- Continue for approximately 14km along sealed road to the Big Hill entrance to the park
- Continue along for another 3km on a gravel road and you’ll arrive at Point Plomer, where you’ll see the campground.
Check the weather before you set out as the road to Point Plomer campground can become boggy when it rains.
- Mixture of sealed and unsealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- All weather
Parking is available at Point Plomer campground.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Limeburners Creek National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
Watch the heathland wildflowers burst with colour and enjoy long walks on the beach as you look out for whales in the distance.
Take the kids to Point Plomer for a family holiday by the beach, swimming by day and discovering the star-filled skies by night.
Take advantage of the better surf conditions in winter and a chance to spot whales on their migration north.
- Water is not available at this campground. You can bring your own supply or buy it at the site office.
- Firewood and ice are available at the site office for Point Plomer campground
- Rubbish bins are provided, but we encourage you to take your rubbish with you.
- Flush toilets
- Cold showers
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - medium
Assistance may be required to access this area.
- There are wheelchair accessible toilets and a viewing deck
Generators are not permitted in this campground.
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.
Point Plomer campground is in Limeburners Creek National Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:
A place of historic heritage
Back in the early days of the Port Macquarie penal settlement, lime for building mortar was in great demand. They used to collect and burn enormous quantities of oyster shells from this area, giving the park its unusual name. Many of the landmarks in the park were named after some of the more colourful pioneers of the past. Barries Bay was originally a whaling station, named after the Barrie family who lived there for many years. Big Hill was named after Kevin Hill, reputedly a hermit who lived on the northwest side of the hill during the Great Depression of the 1930s.
Strong Aboriginal cultural connections
The Dunghutti People from Kempsey and the Biripai people from Port Macquarie continue to have a strong connection with the area surrounding Limeburners Creek. Point Plomer and Big Hill in particular are Aboriginal sites of outstanding significance. Several sites and artefacts tracing Aboriginal settlement in this region back to at least 6,000 years have been found, including burial sites, shell middens, a quarry for stone tool production and axe grinding grooves in rock outcrops around Point Plomer.
Wildlife and bird watching haven
Limeburners Creek National Park is a hot spot for animals. Spotted tail quoll, dingos, butterflies, micro bats, giant pythons and even brolgas make their home here. Birdwatchers will also be in heaven. You'll see rare pied oystercatchers and little terns along beaches, osprey and other large birds of prey circling above and migratory seabirds on their journey north. You might also see the rare ground parrot out in the grass and heathlands.
- Big Hill Rainforest walking track Discover lush rainforest, rocky headlands, spectacular views and abundant wildlife along Big Hill Rainforest walking track.