Murrumbidgee Valley Regional Park
Wooloondool campground is in Murrumbidgee Valley Regional Park near the town of Hay. This dog-friendly location is ideal for camping, fishing, birdwatching, canoeing, swimming alongside the Murrumbidgee River.
|Camping type||Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle|
|What to bring||Drinking water, cooking water, firewood, fuel stove|
|Price||There are no camping fees at this campground but a $6 booking fee applies.|
|Bookings||Bookings are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.|
Camp by the river at Wooloondool campground within Murrumbidgee Valley Regional Park, nearby the town of Hay. Many set up camp at Wooloondool campground as it’s a great place for fishing. You might be lucky to catch some yellowbelly, redfin, brim, catfish, and carp, as well as crayfish during the season. Lions Fishing Tournament is held every February, part of which is at Wooloondool campground.
If fishing doesn’t float your boat, take the dog for an easy walk along the riverbank to secluded swimming and picnicking areas. It’s also a great place to launch a kayak or canoe and explore the park through its picturesque waterways.
Wooloondool campground offers plenty of camping spots for caravans, campers, and tents, within groves of black box trees. River red gums line the nearby Murrumbidgee River, providing habitat for ring-tailed possums, wallabies, kangaroos and wombats. You’re likely to see these at dawn and dusk, whilst tawny frog mouths live and hunt in this area at night.
For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/campgrounds/wooloondool-campground/local-alerts
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Moama office
- Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm. Closed 12pm to 1pm.
- 03 5483 9100
- Factory 5, Lot 8 Bowlan Road, Moama NSW 2731
All the practical information you need to know about Wooloondool campground.
Getting there and parking
Wooloondool campground is in Murrumbidgee Valley Regional Park. To get there:
- From Hay Post Office, drive north along Lachlan Street 0.4km turn left onto Cadell Street (Maude Road)
- Travel 6.7km along Maude Road. Just past the 4 Mile Reserve is a left turn into Wooloondool Regional Park
- Drive along dirt road 0.7km to entrance just over a rise in the road
Check the weather before you set out as the road to Wooloondool campground can become boggy when it rains.
- Unsealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- 4WD required in wet weather
Parking is available at Wooloondool campground.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Murrumbidgee Valley Regional Park. Here are some of the highlights.
Evenings can be balmy at this time of year, so it's still a great time to camp.
Picturesque morning mists are common at this time of year and birds and animals are most active.
Enjoy early morning and late afternoon swimming during these hotter months.
This is Murray crayfish season, and a great time to head to the river.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
16°C and 32°C
4°C and 16.5°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
- Drinking water is not available at this campground
- You are encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - hard
- Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty
A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.
Dogs are permitted in Murrumbidgee Valley Regional Park but not in the national park. You can camp with dogs at Wooloondool campground, but you’ll need clean up after them and take any waste with you when you leave.
Firewood is not supplied and may not be collected from the park.
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.