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Postmans campground

South East Forests National Park

Visitor Info

All the practical information you need to know about Postmans campground.

Getting there and parking

Postmans campground is in the Tantawangalo area of South East Forests National Park.

To get there from Nimmitabel (4WD only):

  • Drive south for 10km along Snowy Mountains Highway
  • Turn right onto Monaro Highway and follow for 4 km
  • Turn left onto New Line Road and follow for 19km
  • Turn left onto Packers Swamp Road for 4km
  • Turn right onto Cattlemans Link track, after 3.5km veer right onto Cattlemans track and continue around 11km
  • Turn right onto Postmans track and follow 3km to the campground.
  • This route includes 1 creek crossing. Tantawangalo Creek maybe impassable after heavy rain, so it’s a good idea to check access with Bombala Office before you set out.

To get there from Bombala:

  • Drive east for 19km along Cathcart Road and Mount Darragh Road
  • Pass through Cathcart then turn left onto Tantawangalo Mountain Road
  • After around 8.5km veer left onto Postmans track and follow around 5km to the campground.

To get there from Bega:

  • Turn off Princes Highway onto Candelo-Bega Road
  • At Candelo, turn right onto Eden Street then left onto Sharpe Street
  • Turn right onto Tantawangalo Mountain Road
  • After around 18km turn right onto Knox Link track, then right onto Postmans track and follow road to the campground.

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • All roads require 4WD vehicle

Weather restrictions

  • 4WD required in wet weather

Facilities

  • You’ll need to bring your own supply of drinking and cooking water.
  • There are no bins at Postmans campground so you’ll need to take all rubbish away with you.

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Fire rings (bring your own firewood)

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

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.

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).

Water activities

Beaches, rivers and lakes in NSW national parks offer lots of opportunities for water activities. Please take care in the water and find out how to help your family and friends stay safe around water.

Accessibility

Disability access level - hard

Hard access is via steps or a steep slope, or you'll have to move across a rough surface with obstacles such as potholes, tree roots, and rocks. Assistance will be necessary.

Permitted

Camp fires and solid fuel burners

Prohibited

Recreational hunting in NSW National Parks is an illegal activity and is a fineable offence.

Gathering firewood

Generators

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.

Postmans campground

Park info

Sandy bend on Tantawangalo creek, with steep wooded creek bank opposite. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.