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Long Gully picnic area

Budawang National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about the Long Gully picnic area.

Getting there and parking

Long Gully campground is at the northern end of Budawang National Park. To get there from Milton:

  • Follow the signs to Pigeon House Mountain Didthul
  • Rather than turning onto Pigeon House Road, continue on Yadboro Road and cross Clyde River, merging onto the Western Distributor.
  • Turn right onto Long Gully Road and continue to the campground

Please note, there is no long vehicle access to Long Gully campground.

Road quality

Check the weather before you set out as the road to Long Gully can become boggy when it rains.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • All roads require 4WD vehicle

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only

Parking

Parking is available at Long Gully picnic area.

Best times to visit

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

Autumn

The clear autumn weather is perfect for walking to the top of Mount Budawang, which can be covered in scenic clouds.

Spring

As the weather warms up, this is a perfect time to take advantage of Long Gully campground.

Winter

Take a drive along the Western Distributor to view the steep slopes of the Budawang Range from the warmth of your car.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

10.5°C and 25.4°C

Highest recorded

41.1°C

Winter temperature

Average

0.4°C and 12.1°C

Lowest recorded

-9.2°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

January

Driest month

July

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

199.9mm

Facilities

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Carpark

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

  • A dangerous unexploded ordnance is located in the former Tianjara Military Training Area.
  • This park is in a remote location, so please be well-prepared and tell family or friends about your travel plans.

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

If you’re bushwalking in this park, it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.

Mobile safety

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

River and lake safety

The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

Prohibited

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.

Long Gully picnic area

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