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The Diggings campground

Turon National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about The Diggings campground.

Getting there and parking

The Diggings campground is in Turon National Park. To get there:

  • Take Mudgee Road from Lithgow and drive about 40km through Capertee
  • Turn left into Lochaber Road just north of Capertee and follow signs to Turon National Park and The Diggings campground

Road quality

  • Access is by 4WD only
  • Suitable for camper trailers
  • Unsealed roads.

Parking

Parking is usually available next to the river on a large grassy flat.

Best times to visit

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

Autumn

The cooler days make it a good time to enjoy the more active adventures in the park – such as remote bushwalking or mountain biking. Or take a tour from the comfort of your 4WD.

Spring

Thanks to bird migrations in the area, this is a fantastic time for keen birdwatchers to visit and see many interesting species. The mild weather also makes it a perfect time for camping with the kids.

Summer

Enjoy camping in the summer and cool off by paddling, swimming, fishing or canoeing on the river when the days are hot.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

7°C and 26°C

Highest recorded

25.2°C

Winter temperature

Average

-1°C and 10°C

Lowest recorded

-0.2°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

April

Driest month

January

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

135mm

Facilities

  • River water is usually available at this campground, but you’ll need to treat or boil it before drinking.
  • Rubbish bins are not available, so please take your rubbish with you when leaving.

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Barbecue facilities

  • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

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).

Prohibited

Drones

Flying a drone for recreational purposes is prohibited in this area. Drones may affect public enjoyment, safety and privacy, interfere with park operations, or pose a threat to wildlife. See the Drones in Parks policy.

This area may be a declared Drone Exclusion Zone, or may be subject to Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) rules for flying near airports, aerodromes and helicopter landing sites. See CASA's Drone Flyer Rules.

Commercial filming and photography

Commercial filming or photography is prohibited without prior consent. You must apply for permission and contact the local office.

Gathering firewood

Firewood is not provided and may not be collected from the park.

Generators

Generators are not permitted in this campground.

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.

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