South East Forest National Park
Fire affected area
Some areas of this park were affected by fire in 2019/2020. You’ll notice some changes to the landscape, as well as signs of recovery. Some areas may remain closed for longer to allow habitat to recover or because we’re repairing park infrastructure. Stay safe with these after-fire tips for visitors.
All camping in NSW national parks requires a booking. Click the 'search availability' button to see the dates available and any restrictions. Some campgrounds will need to remain closed because of the stay-at-home restrictions. If there's no availability you may not travel to, or stay at a campground. To prepare for your camping trip, read these camping safety tips.
4WD enthusiasts will love secluded Postmans campground, which offers creekside camping in a remote area of South East Forest National Park, near Bombala.
|Number of campsites||5|
|Camping type||Tent, Camping beside my vehicle|
|Facilities||Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, toilets|
|Price||There are no camping fees at this campground but a $6 booking fee applies.|
|Bookings||Bookings are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.|
You’ll need a 4WD to reach this small campsite, located between Bombala and Bega, but the effort's well worth it. You may even have this tranquil South Coast spot all to yourselves.
Pitch your tent in the forest by a sandy bend of Tantawangalo Creek, then enjoy a dip in one of the creek’s fern-lined swimming holes. When you're ready, there's plenty to explore by 4WD.
Retrace the footsteps of yesteryear's postmen and cattle drovers with a drive along Postmans and Cattlemans tracks. Check out the short walk and viewpoint at nearby Six Mile Creek campground. The original Tantawangalo Mountain Road to this site was forged in 1860.
Stock up on fuel and pack a tasty lunch to explore more of South East Forest National Park. Historic Alexanders Hut is the perfect backdrop for a picnic. If you're feeling energetic, stretch your legs on the extensive walking track network around Nunnock Swamp and Grasslands.
Back at Postmans campground, enjoy the solitude by your crackling campfire. As night falls, keep an eye (and torch) out for the local nightlife including sugar gliders, swamp wallabies, and long-nosed bandicoots. Then fall asleep to the sleepy 2-note tune of the southern boobook owl.
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Bombala office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4pm.
- 02 6458 5900
- 153 Maybe Street, Bombala NSW 2632
- in South East Forest National Park in the South Coast and Snowy Mountains regions
South East Forest National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.