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Silent Creek campground

Abercrombie River National Park

Overview

Set on shady, grassed river flats, the 4WD-only Silent Creek campground is a perfect spot for group holidays, offering 4WD touring, bushwalking and swimming.

Accommodation Details
Number of campsites 8
Camping type Tent, Camper trailer site, Camping beside my vehicle
Facilities Barbecue facilities, toilets
What to bring Drinking water, cooking water, firewood
Price Free.
Bookings Bookings are not required at this campground. Campsites are available on a first-in first-served basis.
Please note
  • Sites are unpowered and not marked
  • Check the weather before you set out as the river crossings to this campground can become impassable when it rains
  • This is a remote campground, so please make sure you arrive well-prepared.

With its large, grassy river flats shaded by casuarinas and protected by a rocky cliff, Silent Creek campground is popular with groups, especially 4WD clubs. Accessible only with a 4WD vehicle, it’s a great spot from where to explore the park’s fire trails that traverse eucalypt forests. Head north and you can give it some along the ridges.

During drought, Silent Creek can become dry, but you can walk along its banks to get to Abercrombie River, where there are plenty of deep waterholes for swimming and canoeing.

The warmer months are beautiful at Silent Creek. During spring, all the wildflowers start to bloom, including the yellow acacias. At dusk, the frogs start to call out. And you can nearly always spot some kangaroos and wallabies around the campground, as well as emus if you’re lucky.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.
Silent Creek campground, Abercrombie River National Park. Photo: NSW Government