Last Updated Jan 2014
Key required from National Parks, but worth the effort.
This is a large grassy campground beside a creek at the bottom of a valley, beside a historic slab hut (Youdales Hut).
Great spot if you want to be alone, as most people don't go to the trouble of organising the key and 4wding in to this spot.
Youdales Hut is a slab log cabin built by the original grazier on this property. You can walk through the hut and get a good sense of how simple (and difficult at times) life would have been for the these pioneers.
The road in is fairly steep and gravel although it is suitable for most high clearance four wheel drives. I was lucky enough to go down here with a client who was running tours in OKAs (sadly not operating them anymore). We had a Landrover Discovery with us as well, which was considerably more comfortable :)
It would be a great spot for a family weekend away, plenty of open space, a creek and seclusion.
Vehicle Entry Fee of $15 per day
$25 first night - $10 for additional nights.
Bookings can be made over the phone or internet.
You can book by pphoning NPWS in Walcha on (02) 6777 4700
Longdrop or composting
Non-potable water may be available. Boil all water for at least 10 minutes before drinking.
Fires may be allowed in built fire places. Please check local fire bans and rules.
Wood barbeques are available. Bring firewood and check firebans.
This campsite is near a river or creek that has swimming holes.
There is no fishing at or near this campsite.
There is no canoeing or kayaking at or near this campsite
Waterfalls, gorges and wild rivers among vast tracts of World heritage wilderness. This park is rugged and beautiful, but also very accessible.
4wd only access.
Youdales campground is in the Kunderang Brook precinct of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. To get there:
From the Oxley Highway, turn into Kangaroo Flat Road just east of Yarrowitch
Follow Kangaroo Flat road for approximately 20km
Continue onto Mooraback Road into Werrikimbe National Park
Continue into Oxley Wild Rivers National Park on Racecourse Trail and follow the signs to the campground.
Please note: You’ll need a booking, key and permit for road access
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