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

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.

 

 

 

 

R & R Farmstay

Located 50km West of Casino and 85km East of Tenterfield on the Clarence Way (turn off the Bruxner Highway onto the Clarence Way at the Sandilands Rest Area and travel 3.5km North),  R & R Farmstay is a quiet and safe rest stop for travellers. Caravans, RVs, Motor Homes, Buses and Campers are welcome. We have a small number of unpowered drive through sites. A hot shower and toilet is available and pets are welcome but must be kept on leads at all times .

Come and visit the farm animals (alpacas, cattle, mini goats, mini horse & poultry). Bird watching, bush walking, wild life, fire pit, paddock & yards for horses. Mobile reception is good.

Price: $15.00 per night per site

Phone: 0447 090 205

Wadeville Woolies, Wadeville via Kyogle

Overlooking the magnificent World Heritage Border Ranges National Park. Serviced van sites, camping area, 4 rooms of accommodation,(bunk house and double accommodation) modern amenities block including disabled facilities and laundry, all located on site. General Store and On-site food and bottle shop. Rainforest tours can be arranged.

We offer clean modern amenities, spacious and grassy camping and van sites along with a new backpacker facility with the spectacular views of the southern edge of the Border Ranges National Park. With all your food and beverage supplies available on site you can breakfast with the wallabies and ducks, visit the park during the day and enjoy a fireside meal and perhaps some music with the locals in the evening. Whatever you choose to do you’ll love the park and the people of the area.
General Store. -The store provides all your basic requirements and is open Monday – Saturday 8.00am – 7.00pm, Sunday 9.00am – 7.00pm
Groceries and a full range of all the basics and just about anything else you may need or want including Take-away foo is available. Cooked as you order from fresh ingredients.

Meals—Enjoy a wonderful meal while enjoying the stunning scenery, tranquility and general beauty.

Breakfast from 8am – 11am.

Liquor licence- We have a large range of wine, beer and spirits.
DVD hire is also available from the store.

OTHER FACILITIES. Beautiful undercover area with plenty of tables and benches; or enjoy dappled sun at the tree shaded tables. Glorious wood burners are there to warm you on those cooler days.
A public toilet is available for customers, as is a Public telephone.
Dogs under control are welcome and can be left on site during park visits.

Just down the road is the Hanging Rock Falls – a great place for a swim or to just relax and feed the turtles. Located approx 20km east of Kyogle, and 15klms west of Nimbin on the main road between Kyogle and Murwillumbah.

Further info on our website of enquiries can be directed to email, enquiry@borderrangescentre.com.au.

Hours open Monday – Saturday 8.00am – 7.00pm, Sunday 9.00am – 7.00pm

Price Range

Q/bedrooms- $45 per night; Bunkrooms (4bunks per room)-$22pppn: Tents-camping $10 pp-family rates available; Powered (x8) $25pn

Lanikai -Tabulam

Lanikai Wildlife Refuge and Camping Ground offers 2,500 acres of declared Wildlife Refuge. Home to over 150 bird species, this idyllic location, with its breathtaking views of the Upper Clarence and 2 acres of lush gardens and walking tracks is the perfect place for bird watchers, wilderness enthusiasts and naturalists looking for a an authentic wilderness experience.

Pitch a tent, park a Motor-home, caravan or trailer on the camping ground and relax. Camping ground has hot showers and flushing toilets. The undercover area with BBQ, table and bush kitchen is a good place to talk, eat or listen to the Honeyeaters in the Banksias and Glossy Cockatoos in the Forest Oaks.

Suggested activities: a bushwalk along the 2km Pretty Gully Creek frontage or rainforest regeneration area. Walk to the river, as the property has a 3km Clarence River frontage, go fishing, watch wildlife, watch the stars, see the rainforest reserve.

Fires are permitted at some places on the camping ground (see Jim for info). Some firewood is supplied, so please keep fires small. The showers are wood heated by the heater at back of showers, so please use hot water in moderation.

Motor bikes may only be used to accesss the camping ground from Paddy’s Flat Rd. There is NO TRACK RIDING allowed. 4WD’s may be used to access points of interest on tracks around the property, in dry weather.

Campers may visit Lanikai gardens at any time between 10am-4pm daily.

Tea or coffee and scones (or other refreshments) are available at Lanikai garden $5 per person. Please give Lyn two hours notice of requirements.

Price Range

Over 12 yo/& adults $15; 6 – 12 years $7.50; Under 6, free. Tariff per person per 24hr period.

Kyogle Showground Reserve Trust

Pets are welcome at the Kyogle Show Ground, with 16 powered sites and amenities including hot showers and laundry. There is ample space for big rigs through to campers (powered or unpowered).   Located only a short walk from the town centre, supermarket, pubs, clubs, restaurants and a variety of sport and recreational facilities, Kyogle Showground makes a great base camp for exploring the wonders of our World Heritage National Parks and the many other attractions around the area.
Dump Point and Portable Water facilities are free for campers/ caravans staying/using the showground facilities. $5 cost to anyone else who just wishes to stop and dump septic wastes.

 

Price Range

$20-powered site p/24hr period: $120 per week. $10-unpowered p/24hr period: $60 per week