Last Updated Jul 2014
Camp alongside the Gloucester river in this spacious campground. This is one of the more popular campsites in this park due to large grassy areas and easy access for caravans/camper trailers.
Even though it can be busy, there is still plenty of wildlife to spot, including lyrebirds, brush turkeys and rednecked pademelons.
At dawn and dusk, sit quietly by the river and you may even spot a platypus. Listen out for the Lyrebirds, they are known to be excellent mimics. You might think you are hearing other campers when in fact it is the lyrebirds!!
This is a very accessible campground with room for caravans and wheel chair access to toilets.
Sharpes Creek Walking Track
Approximately 4.5km loop walk through rainforest, open woodland with plenty of creek crossings.
Gloucester River Walking Track
An easy 2.5km walk through paper bark and blue gums alongside the Gloucester River. As you wade across the Gloucester river, keep your eye out for long necked turtles poking their heads up nearby.
$10 per adult (Children 5$) per night
Self serve booth at campsite.
No bookings available for this park
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.
Electric/gas barbeques are available.
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
The rainforests of Barrington Tops National Park are of international significance; forming part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. Carved out of ancient volcanic flows, the park rises from near sea level to over 1500m and protects one of the largest temperate rainforests in mainland Australia, along with a host of diverse habitats and wide range of birds and animals.
This site is accessable by caravans in good weather.
Off Gloucester Tops Road about 35km from Gloucester.
Follow the Buckets way and turn right onto Gloucester Tops Road (about 7-8km from Gloucester).
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