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Youdales Hut campground and picnic area

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

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Overview

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This remote creekside campground near Walcha provides a wilderness getaway for hardy adventure seekers. Accessible only by low-range 4WD, camp surrounded by gorge country.

Accommodation Details
Camping type Tent, Camping beside my vehicle
Facilities Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, toilets
What to bring Drinking water, cooking water, firewood
Price
  • Rates and availability are displayed when making an online booking
  • A minimum nightly rate applies which includes the first 2 occupants
  • $24 per night (includes 2 people). Additional adult (16+ years) $12 per night, additional child (5-15 years) $6 per night, infants (0-4 years) free.
Entry fees

You'll need a vehicle permit for day use. If camping, permit fees are included in the campground fee. Day use vehicle permits can only be bought online or by calling the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.

Bookings Bookings are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.
Please note
  • This remote campground is suited to self-reliant visitors who have low-range 4WDs only. Please arrive well prepared.
  • For campers: Check in after 10.30am. Check out by 10am.
  • Day use visitors: Vehicle permits are valid from 7am to 7pm and must be paid online.
  • There’s a maximum of 2 bookings per customer name.
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Adventure seekers will love the remote rugged beauty of the riverside Youdales Hut campground and picnic area. This pretty campground on Kunderang Brook is nestled between 2 world class wilderness areas.

Pitch your tent beside the creek and take stock of the spectacular gorge country surrounding you. Be sure to have your binoculars handy for a spot of birdwatching.

This back-to-basics campground will also give you a taste of history. It’s on the site of an old grazing property that was run by the Youdale family and grazed for 150 years. Part of the property included Youdales Hut, which was lost during the wildfires that affected a large part of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park in 2019. As you settle into your campsite, take a moment to reflect on what early settler life was like in this remote gorge country.

At night, after toasting your marshmallows on the fire, grab a torch and see who else is out there. You might spot glossy black cockatoos, or even hear the call of a dingo.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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  • in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • There are 3 areas in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park where you'll need day use vehicle permits: Halls Peak campground and picnic area, Riverside campground and picnic area, and Youdales Hut campground and picnic area. Day use vehicle permits can be bought online or by calling the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757. If camping, permit fees are included in the campground fee.

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