back to listingBells Bay - Toonumbar
A very small secluded basic bush camping ground in magnificent forest, this popular spot is for people who enjoy outdoor camping life with basic amenities (compost toilets), but has access to all the features at Toonumbar Dam itself. It is Dog friendly camping area, but obvious behavioural attributes must be observed for the sake of all those enjoying this area.
It is 33 kilometres from Kyogle to the Dam. On the northern edge of town, the road to Nimbin turns east, and the road to the dam goes west (turn into Anzac Drive at BP Garage off Summerland Way). There is 22 kilometres of sealed road, then 7 km of dirt, impassable after heavy rain. The unsealed road into Bells Bay, 2.5 kilometres past the dam wall, is narrow and can be rough at times, so drive slowly to the conditions. Stay under the 30 kph speed limit and take it slow.
This is a BYO facility as there is nothing nearby, so stock up in Kyogle before heading out. The IGA supermarket is open 7 days a week in Kyogle. First in best dressed with regards to sites,. There is a self-registration box but a ranger checks regularly to collect the small camping fee required to assist with maintaining the facilites here. Facilities include shelter sheds, compost toilets, rain water tanks, BBQs, a jetty and boat ramp. There is fire wood provided, but it is suggested that you bring your own water. Excellent fishing can be had on the dam from either the jetty and boat ramp which were provided by the local Kyogle fish stocking group which stocks the dam with Bass. You can bring your own boat but you must observe the regulations for the dam area. A NSW Fishing licence is required for fishing at the Dam. These are available from the Kyogle Visitors Info Centre (Cnr Anzac Dr ((opp Bp Garage)) which is open 7 days per week), before making the trip out to Bells Bay. Toonumbar Dam is open to all forms of boating, however a speed limit of 8 knots applies throughout the Lake at Toonumbar. It is a great place for canoeing.There are some magnificent bush walks, 4WD drive along the Cambridge Plateau towards Mallanganee. The Dam area itself offers superb picnic facilities, golf course, bush walking, along with boating and fishing.
Boats can be launched near the dam wall or at Bells Bay. *Use extreme caution when launching here as there is a steep drop off below the boat launching area.
Toonumbar Dam is open to all forms of boating, however a speed limit of 8 knots applies throughout the Lake Toonumbar.
|Location||Toonumbar Dam, Toonumbar|
|Contact||02 6633 9140|
|Price Range||Camping fee is $10 per adult per day. Child 12-16 $5.00 per day. Children under 5 - free|