Budds Mare to Riverside walking track
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Budds Mare to Riverside walking track.
Grade 5Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
2 - 3hrs
Quality of markings
No directional signage
Very steep and difficult
Quality of path
Rough track, many obstacles
Getting there and parking
Riverside campground is in Macleay Gorge precinct of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. To get there follow Moona Plains Road from Walcha for 50kms.
Check the weather before you set out as the road to Budds Mare campground can become boggy when it rains.
Parking is available at Budds Mare campground.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
A great time to tackle the Green Gully track when the days are not too hot and the nights not too cold.
The heathlands are a riot of colour when the flowers are out.
The waterfalls are likely to be at their most impressive after the summer rains.
Crisp, cool and clear days are good for a brisk half day bushwalk.
Toilet and picnic facilities are available at Budds Mare campground and Riveside picnic area.
Maps and downloads
- 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