Youdales Hut campground and picnic area
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park
Fire affected area
Some areas of this park were affected by fire in 2019/2020. You’ll notice some changes to the landscape, as well as signs of recovery. Some areas may remain closed for longer to allow habitat to recover or because we’re repairing park infrastructure. Stay safe with these after-fire tips for visitors.
All camping in NSW national parks requires a booking. Click the 'search availability' button to see the dates available and any restrictions. Some campgrounds will need to remain closed because of the stay-at-home restrictions. If there's no availability you may not travel to, or stay at a campground. To prepare for your camping trip, read these camping safety tips.
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.
|Camping type||Tent, Camping beside my vehicle|
|Facilities||Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, toilets|
|What to bring||Drinking water, cooking water, firewood|
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.|
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.
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Walcha office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6777 4700
- 188W North Street, Walcha NSW 2354
- 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.Contact us for permits