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Polblue campground and picnic area

Barrington Tops National Park

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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 campground 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


There is an informal parking area 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.


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


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


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


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


There are 2 accessible toilets at the campground; one is on flat ground with entry straight into the toilet block and the other is accessible via a ramp.

There's also an accessible toilet at the picnic area, which can be reached via a ramp.

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

  • The picnic tables are set on concrete slabs, with a small lip from the ground onto the concrete.
  • There's a section of grass between the path and one picnic table. The other picnic table can be reached by crossing hard-packed gravel. 

Barbecue facilities

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

Step-free access

There are hard-packed ground pathways around the campground but you may need to cross over grass to reach some of the facilities.

The campground is mostly flat. Ramps and slopes have a maximum gradient of 1:14.

  • Step-free outdoor pathways

Seats and resting points

There's 1 seat with a backrest between the campground and picnic area.

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).


Disability access level - easy

  • There's step-free access around the campground and picnic area, with hard-packed ground pathways and flat grassy areas.
  • There are 2 accessible toilets at the campground and 1 accessible toilet at the picnic area
  • There are accessible picnic tables at the picnic area
  • There's 1 bench seat with a backrest between the campground and picnic area
  • Ramps or slopes at the campground have a maximum gradient of 1:14.


Gathering firewood


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.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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