Last Updated Jun 2014
Snow gums surround this remote camping spot high on the Barrington Tops National Park
Kangaroos and wombat are plentiful in this secluded campsite.
Although this is considered a basic bush camp, there are well maintained composting toilets and picnic tables to make your stay more comfortable.
The grassed campsites are spacious and shaded by large gum trees.
The nearby Pollblue Falls and Pollblue Creek offers swimming holes and small waterfalls although at this altitude it is often too chilly to do more than just paddle your feet.
There is also a lovely walking track from Pollblue Picnic area about 150m away.
$5 per adult, $3 per child / night
Self serve booth at campsite.
No bookings can be made for this camp site
Longdrop or composting
No water available at this campsite
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
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 campsite is accessable with regular 2wd vehicles.
Horse Swamp campground is in the state conservation area of Barrington Tops National Park. To get there:
Take Thunderbolts Way; this road becomes Scone Road and Barrington Tops Forest Road.
5km past Polblue campground, turn right into Tubrabucca Road.
Travel 2 km to arrive at Horse Swamp campground
Take Grundy Road to Moonan Flat and take Moonan Brook Road
Turn left into Barrington Tops Forest Road
Travel 2km past the Dingo Gate on Barrington Tops Forest Road
Turn left onto Tubrabucca Road
Travel 2km to arrive at Horse Swamp campground. There are unsealed (all weather) roads however it is suitable for caravans in good weather.
From Scone (about 70km) via Scone-Nundle Road - Barrington Tops Road - Barrington Tops Fore Road - View directions in google maps
From Gloucester (about 74km) via Thunderbolts Way - Scone Road - Barrington Tops Fore Road - View directions in google maps
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