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Polblue campground and picnic area

Barrington Tops National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about the Polblue campground and picnic area.

Getting there and parking

Polblue campground and picnic area is in the Polblue precinct of Barrington Tops National Park.

From Gloucester:

  • Take Thunderbolts Way. This road becomes Scone Road and Barrington Tops Forest Road.
  • The campground is located on the left after passing Devils Hole

From Scone:

  • Take the Hunter Road from Scone
  • Turn right onto Moonan Brook Road, then turn left on Barrington Tops Forest Road.
  • Polblue camping and picnic area is located 7km on the right after the Dingo Gate

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at Polblue campground and picnic area.

Best times to visit

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

Autumn

Take to the park's walking tracks to make the most of cooler and drier daytime weather.

Spring

Look out for ground orchids and other wildflowers along the Polblue Swamp walking track.

Summer

Look out for the eastern water dragon basking on rocks around the streams.

Facilities

  • Water is not available at this campground
  • Visitors are encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)
  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)

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.

This is a remote, high altitude site and very cold weather can be experienced at any time of the year. Snowfalls are possible throughout cooler months. Make sure you arrive well prepared.

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).

Accessibility

Disability access level - easy

Easy access is free of obstacles such as steps, rough terrain or significant slopes, and may have ramps or boardwalks.

Prohibited

Gathering firewood

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.

Polblue campground and picnic area

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