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Cambridge Plateau picnic area

Richmond Range National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about the Cambridge Plateau picnic area.

Getting there and parking

Cambridge Plateau picnic area is in the southern precinct of Richmond Range National Park. To get there from Casino:

  • Leave the Bruxner Highway at Cambridge Plateau scenic drive near Mallanganee
  • Travel north along Cambridge Plateau scenic drive for 12km

Road quality

Check the weather before you set out as the road to Cambridge Plateau picnic area can become slippery and boggy when it rains.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only

Parking

Parking is available at 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

Facilities

Bring your own cooking water.

Amenities

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Fire safety

During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

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).

Accessibility

Disability access level - medium

Assistance may be required to access this area.

Prohibited

Gathering firewood

Firewood is not supplied and may not be collected from the park.

Pets

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

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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