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Cambridge Plateau scenic drive

Richmond Range National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Cambridge Plateau scenic drive.

Getting there and parking

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    Cambridge Plateau scenic drive is in Richmond Range National Park.

    To get there from Casino:

    • Drive 40km west along the Bruxner Highway
    • Turn north into Cambridge Plateau scenic drive near Mallanganee
    • Drive along Cambridge Plateau scenic drive for 9km until you reach Cambridge Plateau picnic area

    To get there from Kyogle:

    • Drive 12km south along Summerland Way
    • Turn west into McDonalds Creeks Road for 5km
    • This road becomes Sextonville Road. Drive along this road for 25km to reach the northern entry to the park at Cambridge Plateau scenic drive.

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Parking is available near Peacock Creek campground and Cambridge Plateau picnic area.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Richmond Range National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

    Autumn

    Peacock Creek campground is a great place to camp in autumn. This clean, open, sunny campground is perfect for camping with wood fires, while watching an array of birdlife by your tent.

    Spring

    This is a lovely time to drive along Cambridge Plateau scenic drive. See new red tips on the rainforest trees, creamy clusters of flowers on wonga vines, and white flowering clematis vines in full bloom.

    Summer

    Enjoy the cool of the rainforests during these hot months. The Culmaran Creek walking track is a perfect place to cool off.

    Winter

    Watch mists rising in the valley below from Cambridge Plateau picnic. On a clear winter's day, you can see all the way east to Wollumbin and Nightcap national parks.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    25°C and 27°C

    Highest recorded

    27°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    15°C and 21°C

    Lowest recorded

    15°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    February

    Driest month

    August

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    214.6mm

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus 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).

    Prohibited

    Gathering firewood

    Pets

    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dogs and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

    If you're travelling through a national park or reserve on a public road you can have pets inside your vehicle. However, you must keep them inside your vehicle while driving through national parks or reserves. You must also comply with any conditions in the park’s plan of management, and you cannot stop to visit the park or use park facilities (unless for safety reasons, or to use publicly accessible toilets).

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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