Bells Bay Campground- Toonumbar Dam

Owned by NSW Water and managed by the Kyogle Fishing Club, Bells Bay Campground is 33km west of Kyogle at Toonumbar Dam and caters to tents, caravans and camper trailers. Spacious sites set among tall trees and offering plenty of shade. Facilities include open fireplaces, Brand new compost toilets (no showers), picnic tables, boat ramp and excellent access to the Dam. BYO food, drinking water, firewood and toilet paper. No garbage collection, please take your garbage with you.

Excellent fishing (Fishing licences required and can be obtained from the Kyogle Visitor Information Centre 7 days per week 9am-4pm). NO DOGS ALLOWED.

Camping fees apply (used for ongoing maintenance of road and facilities). Set up camp and someone will collect your fees.

Open Friday 6.00am – Sunday 5.00pm, Friday 5.00am – Sunday 7.30pm. CLOSED MON-THURS (except Public and School Holidays)

$10.00 per adult per day (no concessions), $5.00 per child 12-17 years per day, children under 5 – free. Large groups by arrangement.

All enquiries please contact Kyogle Fishing Club 0459383498

Bonalbo Tourist Park and Campground

Located in small rural village, you will enjoy the peace and quiet of this caravan park. Backing on to the local creek, you can camp/park under the shade of a tree and read a book whilst listening to the birds.

There are many scenic drives, picnic grounds, bush walking and off road experiences to be had in this region and from Bonalbo you can enjoy day visits to the Yabbra State Forest, where stately flooded gums with their white trunks, stand like ghosts, or nearby Bean Creek Falls.

Tooloom Falls -Urbenville

UPDATE OCTOBER 2020

Closed parks: Bandahngan Aboriginal Area at Tooloom Falls currently closed TILL JUNE 2021

Bandahngan Aboriginal Area at Tooloom Falls is currently closed to all visitors. The closure follows concerns raised by the Githabul Aboriginal Community about the site. The impacts of camping, along with recent drought, has killed many trees within the 2-hectare Aboriginal Area. The closure will allow NPWS to deal with the hazardous trees and work with the Githabul Community on planning for future development and uses of the area.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

Other campground areas are available in Urbenville and Woodenbong villages, and at Koreelah and Richmond Range National Park.

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8/7/2020; NOTE; Closed till about Dec 20 for repairs works to be done, and tree felling, due to recent dry weather conditions. Contact national parks on 0266320000 for further info.

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A great place to visit or go camping (free) is Tooloom Falls which is a bushland picnic area and only a short drive Urbenville. If it is peace and quiet that you want then this is the place to go. This is a basic bush camping spot with no facilities except for a composting toilet, which is well maintained, along with some basic BBQ facilities. You must bring your own drinking water. Travel about 3kms SW from Urbenville, turn onto Tooloom Creek Road and continue down the 1km dirt access road. This is a very significant place for the Githabul people. Swimming is possible on the high side of the falls, although some go down on the low side of the falls to swim. The river can be muddy after rain and caution is advised. There are various fireplaces on site and the grounds are clean and tidy. Though this particular area is outside of the National park, it is still under the care of the National Parks and therefore dogs are not allowed.

The beautiful Tooloom Falls (10 m high, 60 m wide) have water flowing over them at most times of the year. The word Tooloom is corrupted from the Gidabal word Doolloomi, which means headlice, and it is said that these are found around the deep, potentially dangerous pool beneath the falls (but don’t let that put you off!). In the gentle way that Aboriginals have with their children this was told to them to deter them from swimming there. It is also believed spirits live in the pool making Tooloom Falls one of the most significant sites in Gidibal country. It was declared an aboriginal place in 1977 under the National Park’s and Wildlife Act.

 

Price Range

FREE

QLD – Andrew Drynan Park

Andrew Drynan Park is situated on Running Creek, 47 km south of Beaudesert and 19 km from Rathdowney on the Lions Road. The drive from Brisbane will take a couple of hours. It has an impressive backdrop formed by Mt Chinghee.  The park is divided by The Lions Road and care should be taken with children. Running Creek is a lovely flowing creek which is very inviting in summer and the park offers a great bush camp among the tall trees. As some of the pools are deep, children should be supervised.

Toilets, BBQs, picnic tables and swimming. BYO drinking water. Pets to be restrained. No showers—a dip in the creek will keep you clean but please don’t use soap or detergent.
Directions: At Rathdowney, turn left into Running Creek Rd and travel approximately 17km south east.

The Camping area has a local park Manager; Barry Moran. contact 0755441281, who collects the fees.

Price Range

$10 adults, $5 children Under 5 yo free, $30 family (2xAdults & 4 children) .

Public Holidays: $12 adult; $6 child; $35 family

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Andrew Drynan Park is situated on Running Creek, 47 km south of Beaudesert and 19 km from Rathdowney on the Lions Road. The drive from Brisbane will take a couple of hours. It has an impressive backdrop formed by Mt Chinghee.  The park is divided by The Lions Road and care should be taken with children. Running Creek is a lovely flowing creek which is very inviting in summer and the park offers a great bush camp among the tall trees. As some of the pools are deep, children should be supervised.

Toilets, BBQs, picnic tables and swimming. BYO drinking water. Pets to be restrained. No showers—a dip in the creek will keep you clean but please don’t use soap or detergent.
Directions: At Rathdowney, turn left into Running Creek Rd and travel approximately 17km south east.

The Camping area has a local park Manager; Barry Moran. contact 0755441281, who collects the fees.

Price Range

$10 adults, $5 children Under 5 yo free, $30 family (2xAdults & 4 children) .

Public Holidays  $12 adults, $6 child, $35 family

Hidden Valley

Formerly ‘Paradise Valley’, situated 35 km north of Kyogle on the Lions Road, Hidden Valley is under new ownership and is offering  powered and un-powered camping and caravan sites.

NOTE; Though the Lions Road is closed at the Qld border,  with current Covid 19 restrictions, you are still able to access Grady’s Creek Rd to reach Hidden Valley for your camping adventure. 

An amenities block is available , offering hot showers & flushing toilets. Camping with access to beautiful swimming holes but sorry, no fishing due to the presence of the elusive Platypus. Wildlife and birdlife abound. Pets are permitted but must be kept under control. They also have some lovely friendly big rabbits that the kids can feed.

Hidden Valley Tea Gardens is now operational on long weekends and public holidays only from 9.00am – 5.00pm. Group bookings can be made for other times. If you are travelling the Lion’s Road on a long weekend call in for a lovely Devonshire Tea and other tasty morsels.

Please contact the owners for bookings on 02 6636 6140 or 0408768403

Sheepstation Creek Camping Area – Border Ranges National Park

NOTE.  Please check out the alerts on the National Parks own site because alot of maintence and removal of hazardous dead trees has been organised and various walks have been closed. So keep up to date before venturing out into the Parks so as not to be disappointed.

This is a popular camping area suitable for families and larger groups. It can be accessed by caravans and motor homes though these are not permitted to travel further into the National Park. A network of walking tracks explores the nearby crystal clear creeks and tall rainforest areas of this World Heritage Listed National Park. Facilities include toilets, picnic tables and fireplaces/BBQs. Campers are advised to pack a gas or fuel stove or take your own dry firewood for cooking, as weather conditions often make the firewood difficult to use.

Fees apply for daily vehicle entry into the national park, on top of the camping fee, which is $8.00 per vehicle (no change available so please have the right money). Camping fees are separate from vehicle entry fees. Nationals parks now prefer bookings to be done on-line before arrival. There are 15 available sites.

Bookings for this campground can only be made online or by calling the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.

https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/campgrounds/sheepstation-creek-campground

Price Range

  • Rates and availability are displayed when making an online booking
  • A minimum daily rate applies, which includes the first 2 occupants.
  • Daily rate: $24 per night, includes 2 people. $12 per additional adult (16+ years) per night, $6 per additional child (5-15 years) per night, infants free (0-4 years).

Daily entry fee $8.00 is still be paid upon arrival at the National park as this is separate from the camping fee, so please make sure you have correct monies.

Forest Tops Camping Area -Border Ranges National Park

 

NOTE.  Please check out the alerts on the National Parks own site because alot of maintence and removal of hazardous dead trees has been organised and various walks have been closed. So keep up to date before venturing out into the Parks so as not to be disappointed.

Forest Tops is a smaller grassy camping area suitable for tent camping as vehicles cannot access the actual camp area but can be parked nearby.  Facilities include BBQs and toilets. Forest Tops is linked to Sheepstation Creek Camping Area via the Booyong Walk. Campers are advised to pack a gas or fuel stove or bring your own dry firewood as weather conditions often make available firewood difficult to use. Fees apply. Camping fees are separate to day entry fees into the national park and are payable at the park on self registration. Camp sites cannot be pre-booked.

Price Range

Camping;  Adult $6.00pn, Children 5-15yrs $3.50, Under 5yrs Free. Day entry fee $8.00

Rainforest Gateway Caravan Park & Campground.

The Rainforest Gateway Caravan Park and Campground is a family-owned park. Set on five acres of waterfront camping. Located on Grady’s Creek Rd,  Grady’s Creek, north of Kyogle, on the popular scenic tourist route, The Lions Road, in the Border Ranges Ranges of Northern NSW.

NOTE: Also just a reminder, that even though the Lions Road is closed at the Qld border, Grady’s Creek rd is open up to the border, so Caravans etc are still able to access the Rainforest Gateway Caravan & Camping Ground. The Park is  located only 9klms along Grady’s Creek rd from the turnoff intersection at Summerland Way.

The park features grassy powered sites and unpowered sites with on-site amenities such as hot showers, flush toilets, laundry and camp kitchen. Plus 1 bedroom units.

It is a  dog-friendly park so the whole family is welcome. Dogs need to be restrained at all times. Any disturbances such as barking  must be kept to an absolute minimum to ensure that other guests are not inconvenienced.

Relax and unwind by the creek or sit back enjoy a drink around the campfire at night, with our family atmosphere. With great views, tranquil bushland, abundant wildlife there is always something to do. Campfires permitted in designated areas only. Some firewood provided, but please check before coming.

No WI-FI (yay!). Good Telstra reception.

Contact 0400191341 for enquiries or make a booking.

 

DAY VISITORS $5 each *8am-6pm

UNPOWERED SITES :

15 available  Large 25x15m sites.

Adult $15 each

Child 4-14yrs $10 each

POWERED SITES

5 available

Adult  $18 each

Child 4-14yrs $10 per child

UNITS

2 x 1 bedroom unit, sleeping up to 3 people (or 4 with sofa bed/fold up bed)

Beds have linen and fridge, microwave, jug and toaster are supplied

$75 (2 persons) & $95 (3 persons), Extra person $20 pp pn

Shared toilets & showers at rear of building.

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Children must be supervised at all times and parent/guardians are responsible for their behaviour.

 

 

 

 

Iron Pot Creek Camping Area-Toonumbar National Park

 

NOTE.  Please check out the alerts on the National Parks own site because alot of maintence and removal of hazardous dead trees has been organised and various walks have been closed. So keep up to date before venturing out into the Parks so as not to be disappointed.

Cool, clear swimming holes. Best suited to tents and camper trailers. Amenities include non-flush toilets, wood BBQs (bring your own firewood) and picnic tables. Water is not available so bring your own water for drinking and cooking. Fees apply and should be paid at self registration box provided.

Price Range

Camping Adult $6.00pn, Children 5-15yrs $3.50pn, Under 5yrs Free.