Camping in New South Wales


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Camping in New South Wales

With over 850 national parks and reserves comprising of 9% of the state, NSW has an array of rainforests, grasslands, snowfields and cultural sites for you to camp ati. Some of the locations include Sturt National Park, New England National Park, Morton National Park, Deua National Park and Kosciuszko National Park. Here is an overview of two of the many.

Warrumbungle National Park

The Warrumbungle National Park is located 7 hours drive north-west of Sydney and 27km west of Coonabarabranii - and is regarded as the astronomy capital of Australia in central NSW. The park is popular amongst bushwalkers, pack campers, bird watchers and photographers due to its scenic views and diverse range of flora and fauna. At Warrumbungle, witness forested ridges, deep gorges and native wildlife such as koalas, wallaroos and emus. This picture-perfect park is also home to the Siding Spring Observatory, a contributor to national research findings. Visitors to the observatory can view the Anglo-Australian Telescope from the fourth floor viewing galleryiii. The park itself has many different campsites available.

Stunning sun hitting the Warrumbungle's mountain peaks

Wollemi National Park

Just a short hour and a half drive from Sydney, the Wollemi National park is the big brother to the Blue Mountains National Park. This park contains the largest remaining area of wilderness in NSWiv and is a labyrinth of cliffs, canyons and beautiful natural forest. There are many car-based camping sites on offer such as Dunns Swamp, which is a beautiful waterway that offers multiple activities such as swimming, fishing, canyoning and much morev. Wollemi is a canyoner's paradise with numerous areas abounding in canyons.

Trip planning

Prepare ahead, plan your road trip and make sure you conduct simple vehicle maintenance. Planning should also include making sure your vehicle is covered by car insurance.

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i Office of Environment & Heritage, Welcome to NSW National Parks, http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/NationalParks/

ii Visit NSW, Siding Spring Observatory - Coonabarabran, http://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/country-nsw/warrumbungle-area/coonabarabran/attractions/siding-spring-observatory

iii Warrumbungle Region, Things to see and do, http://warrumbungleregion.com.au/thingsToSeeDo.cfm?newsId=31

iv NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Wollemi National Park, http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/NationalParks/parkHome.aspx?id=N0051

v NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Wollemi National Park, http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/NationalParks/parkCarCamping.aspx?id=N0051