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Thornley campgrounds

Murray Valley National Park

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Book a camping stay in the Thornley area of Murray Valley National Park. You can choose to camp on the high banks of the Murray at Hennessy campground or down on the water at Thornley Beach.

Choose from 2 campgrounds when you arrive:

  • Hennessy campground
  • Thornley Beach campground

There are no camping fees but a $6 booking fee applies. Bookings are required. Book online or call 1300 072 757.


  • Campfires are permitted between April and September.
  • Collection of deadfall timber is permitted for small campfires only.


  • You can’t remove firewood from the park. Chainsaws are not permitted.
  • Pets and domestics animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted in Murray Valley National Park. If you want to camp with your dog, find a campground in Murray Valley Regional Park.

Vehicle access and road quality

Lower River Road and roads within the Thornley area are unsealed. 4WD vehicles recommended when wet. Campervans/RVs are permitted in Hennessy campground but will not fit down the trail into Thornley Beach.

How to get there

Thornley campgrounds are around 20km west of the Tocumwal township. To get there:

  • Follow Tuppal Road for 6km and turn right onto Lower River Road.
  • Follow Lower River Road for 11km, turn left onto Bullatale Road and follow this into the Thornley area.
  • Once you have arrived choose from one of the 2 campgrounds.

There are no rubbish collection points. Please take all rubbish when you leave.


  • Sunset on the Murray River, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH

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These maps give a basic overview of park attractions and facilities, and may not be detailed enough for some activities. We recommend that you buy a topographic map before you go exploring.


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