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The Sink campground

Abercrombie River National Park

Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

The Sink campground is in the southern precinct of Abercrombie River National Park. To get there:

  • Take Tablelands Way/Abercrombie Road south from Oberon for 32km
  • Turn right onto Isabella Road, 9km past Black Springs.
  • Travel 25km through Vulcan State Forest on Blue Road to Arkstone Road
  • Travel down Abercrombie fire trail to The Retreat trail turn-off
  • Drive carefully down the steep track to the campground

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • All roads require 4WD vehicle

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at The Sink campground.

Best times to visit

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

Spring

The weather at this time of year is perfect for camping and hiking.

Summer

Bring your swimmers and take a dip in Abercrombie and Retreat rivers.

Winter

The days are crisp – snow falls in higher parts of the park – so pack on the layers, fire up the 4WD and explore some of those trails.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

9°C and 25°C

Highest recorded

34.5°C

Winter temperature

Average

0°C and 11°C

Lowest recorded

­–10.5°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

June

Driest month

March

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

200.3mm

Facilities

Rubbish bins are not available, please take your rubbish with you when leaving.

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Barbecue facilities

  • Fire rings (bring your own firewood)

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.

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.

Fishing safety

Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing safety tips.

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).

River and lake safety

The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

Prohibited

Gathering firewood


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.

The Sink campground

Park info

Retreat River, Abercrombie River National Park. Photo: NSW Government