The best camping near Blue Mountains National Park

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Megalong Valley Farm

82 sites · RVs, Tents1800 acres · Megalong Valley, NSW
BEFORE YOU BOOK: 1. We are not permitting people to set up in the dark, it is totally black, no lighting in wilderness zone and far too difficult to locate your site, and it disturbs other campers. 2. If you have other campers coming make sure you book on the one booking otherwise you will not be placed together. Our property is nestled in 2000 acres of totally private wilderness in the centre of the lush valley in the heart of the Blue Mountains. Experience the magnificent ancient rainforest glen with a canopy of tree ferns, caves and huge towering gum trees. Savour the moment and feel the magic of simplicity in our world of nature. Renowned for their spectacular scenery, the Megalong Valley Farm offers fresh mountain air, history and wildlife. Guests can expect some of the most spectacular sunsets, sunrises and scenery in the Blue Mountains. While you're here, check out some of the iconic destinations our region has to offer. We offer a range of camping options, . There is something to suit every taste. If your Booking Request expires, please resubmit again. BEFORE YOU ARRIVE PHONES: Phone reception is good, there is a Telstra exchange on the property. ROADS: Roads around the sites are unsealed, but most normal cars and the average SUV handle it okay. The road down into the Megalong Valley is tar sealed, very scenic but winding. ICE: Bring your own ice WOOD: Timber for fires can be purchased at reception. We are an environmental biodiversity precinct so don’t permit damage to vegetation. FIRES: Plenty of existing fire spots SHOPS: The township of Blackheath is 15klm away up on the Gt Western Hwy, none in the Valley SHADE: Plenty of shady areas WATER: We are on town water TOILETS there are 3 men's and 3 women's, plus 8 at reception, plus 2 in the Lodge. plus 3 in pioneer and 3 in corner paddock SHOWERS: 3 gas hot water showers in men's, 3 in women's, plus 2 in Lodge NOISE: Shutdown time for music is 10pm - no exceptions! but you can still enjoy the fires - quietly. THINGS TO DO: TEA ROOMS 2 klm away VINEYARDS 4klms away, on the Six Ft Hiking Track. SWIMMING: Old Ford Reserve 2.5 klm away SCENIC RAILWAY 25 Klms away at Katoomba and 40 minutes travel time BIKE and WALKING TRACKS: Plenty of bush tracks Dont forget to bring along some bread to feed the horses and donkeys - they love it You are reminded to allow enough time to arrive for this property.prior to dark, which is 5.30 in winter. It is difficult to find a wilderness campsite in the dark and disturbs other campers. We are requiring ALL vehicles to get registered PRIOR to going up to the site, resulting from so many vehicles trespassing at the venue and causing nuisances for other campers Please indicate the details of cars such as make, model , colour and rego number prior to arrival. We must also remind campers that this is not a venue for noisy partying as we are a quiet wilderness environmental zone. We do not tolerate it and will remove offenders. Other campers treasure the peace and quiet. Kindly advise us of your anticipated time of arrival Please forward this message to ALL persons in your group, thank you
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Blue Mountains Grass Tree Bush Camp

7 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Katoomba, NSW
Firstly, a big thankyou for all of the positive reviews. They have just contributed to Grass Tree Campground being awarded 3rd place in NSW for Hipcamp venues. It is great to get the feedback that campers appreciate this for what it is, a simple little Primitive Campground with generous spacing for each group to enjoy their own camping experience. The Grass Tree Bush Camp is conveniently located just 2.5km north of Katoomba town center, so you can easily take advantage of all the upper mountain attractions in this amazing ‘World Heritage’ listed area. If we are booked out, we do have a couple of overflow sites that might suit your rig, so please reach out and we will see if we can help out. If you are planning on having a fire, please do not remove firewood from the surrounding bushland. As you can imagine, if campers did that, the atmosphere of the campground would quickly deteriorate. Please plan to bring some from home, purchase some from the local service stations ($18 for 15kg), or alternatively, we can drop a 25+kg crate of mixed hardwood at your site for $20. If the later suits, just let me know. However, it is ok to collect small amount of kindling to start your fire. Fires are restricted to existing fire pits to minimize scars on the ground. If you prefer to bring your own fire pit we ask that you leave no trace. Fires are only permitted when there are no RFS bans in place, we will communicate directly with you, in advance, if there are any upcoming 'Extreme' or 'Catastrophic' fire day warnings from the RFS. Please be extra vigilant around this as our community is only just recovering after the devastating recent fires. Fires are to be modest and discrete. Out of respect for our neighbors and other campers, please do not use a chainsaw at the campground. Please do not leave rubbish in your fire pit. Things like cigarette butts, cans, beer caps and food scraps need to be taken with you. We pride ourselves with keeping the sites as pristine as possible and ask that you follow our 'leave no trace' policy. Note: there is no water on the property so you will need to allow enough to ensure you have completely extinguished your fire before you depart. We have a unique 'BYO Hot water' shower for those looking to freshen up at the end of the day. Watch our instructional video to see how it works. You can find it in Instagram by typing in ''grasstreecamping'. It will come up as the first video. Or, type in https://www.instagram.com/reel/CjBmHdWBYhY/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link. We have seven unique sites that can accommodate various groups needs. Use this link to view our Site Map https://hipcamp-res.cloudinary.com/image/upload/v1664433572/campground-photos/wqnesuvdekhlfuo7ic2x.jpg. Please read the following information and select the most appropriate site when you request to book. Site 1- Will fit a group booking of up to, two small (or 1 large) size camping rig/s with two cars. Site 2- Will fit a group booking of up to, two small (or 1 large) size camping rig/s with two cars. Site 3- Will fit a group booking of up to, two small (or 1 large) size camping rig/s with two cars. Site 4- Will fit 1 large rig or multiple tents (on adjacent grassed area). Site 5- One caravan, camper trailer or tent + car. Site 6- This is a long pull-through site and will fit 1 extra large rig or multiple tents (on adjacent grassed area. Site 7- One caravan, camper trailer or tent + car. Only use allocated area as indicated by campsite site colour on site map. The logs at each site define site area, please do not drive through the grass clearing. Site numbers are on trees. Unless previously discussed, you are required to camp on the site you book and will be asked to move if you set up on another site. All traffic is to drive clockwise around ring road. The site numbers correspond with this direction of travel. The campground is tranquil and has a large open, flat grassy clearing in the middle for family games. The secluded clearing is boarded by a Woodland forest with stunning flora like Waratahs, Xanthorrhoea's (Grass Trees), Orchids and Banksias. The property is home to many beautiful species of fauna like Gang-gang Cockatoo's, Eastern Rosella's and the cheeky iconic Magpie which will warble a warm welcome. The grassy clearing is occasionally frequented by Kangaroos at dawn and dusk. Just a stones throw from the property you have easy access to world class lookouts and bush walks. If you are into climbing, canyoning, trekking, trail running, cafes, restaurants or walking along breath taking National Park trails, then you will love visiting our area. If you are unfamiliar with the area, we recommend visiting the Information Centre at Echo Point to get all the information you need for your intended activities. This camp is perfect for groups/families wanting to have a campfire, a bit of space from other campers and to have room for the kids to run around and kick a ball. There is a composting toilet on-site with toilet paper and Hand Sanitizer supplied. When you visit the toilet, after you have finished, please place 1 cup of Sawdust into the toilet after a wee, and 2 cups after a Number Two. This bulkage is a significant element to the success of the composting process. If you use the last of the paper on a toilet roll, the cardboard roll can be thrown into the toilet as well to be composted. If you think anything is not how it should be with the composting Toilet, please reach out and we will come and take a look. Well behaved pets are welcome and we encourage you to keep your dog on a lead if they are likely to adventure too far from your site and disturb the local wildlife or other campers. If you are interested in a longer free stay and are open to a trade for a small amount of labor each day, please reach out. There is always lots of things we need to get done, but don't always have the time. Acknowledgement of Country: Our property is located within the Country of the Dharug and Gundungurra peoples. My family recognises that Dharug and Gundungurra Traditional Owners have a continuous and deep connection to their Country and that this is of great cultural significance to Aboriginal people, both locally and in the region. For Dharug and Gundungurra People, Ngurra (Country) takes in everything within the physical, cultural and spiritual landscape - landforms, waters, air, trees, rocks, plants, animals, foods, medicines, minerals, stories and special places. It includes cultural practice, kinship, knowledge, songs, stories and art, as well as spiritual beings, and people: past, present and future. My family and I pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging while recognising the strength, capacity and resilience of past and present Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Blue Mountains region. Our hope is that by being custodians of this beautiful property, we will help preserve it for future generations as a place to connect with nature and each other. We hope you love and respect this property as much as our family does. It is a privilege to share it with like minded people who enjoy stepping out of our busy lives to connect with nature, family and friends.
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Rivers Run Colo River

19 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents26 acres · Central Colo, NSW
26 acres nestled along the Colo River! Just 1.5 hours from the Sydney CBD, this is the perfect place for a weekend getaway. Come and enjoy a Glamper or camp site nestled on the banks of the beautiful Colo River with an abundance of birdlife to sit back and listen too. Rivers Run is great for people that would like some quiet time, as our sites are private and placed between natural bushland. Enjoy the sights of horses grazing in the paddocks .Close proximity to hiking tracks and mountain bike trails. There is a beautiful Rustic communal bathroom facility for guests to use with four toilets and three hot showers. We look forward to seeing you at Rivers Run :)
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Jila Camp Grounds

27 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents50 acres · Yarramundi, NSW
Come and enjoy these river side sites with over 50 acres available to camp, bush walk and mountain bike. With over 600m of river frontage you'll be sure to find a secluded spot to swim, camp and fish. Located in the Grose Vally there are some challenging walking trails adjacent to the camp grounds. Just a 10 minute drive to Richmond, a town located beside the Hawkesbury-Nepean River, it is an interesting combination of modern outer suburbia with a significant number of important historic buildings dating from the 1810s and 1820s. Bring some loose change for a donation to Beyond Blue for kayak hire or to purchase some home grown avocados when in season. Extra vehicles can be paid for as an extra, this money is donated to Beyond Blue.
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Hidden Brook Southern Highlands NSW

4 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Bundanoon, NSW
A beautiful and serene 40 acres just 5 kms from the wonderful Bundanoon village, the gateway to the Morton National Park, in the wonderful Southern Highlands NSW. We have a chain of dams to throw a line or catch some yabbies, even float around in the kayaks, or just sit beside and soak up the rays. We have horses, chooks, ducks and peafowl and a beautiful chocolate lab. An easy and 10kms from the Hume Hwy there are numerous camp sites, a couple by the oak grove, a couple by the dam and with lovely rural vista. Note, Dam side sites need 4x4 to access. Sites are easy access with a clear track. All sites are dispersed so you can choose where you stay. We live on property and are happy to share and let people enjoy our beautiful location. The morning birdsong and evening quiet are restorative. The sunrises and sunsets amazing. Far enough away to unwind and relax, close enough to get a caffeine fix if needed! Off grid campers, RVs and caravans can be accommodated. All visitors must take their rubbish & waste with them. Extremely well behaved dogs are welcome. Our birds are free range so dogs need to be feathered friend friendly. Horses also welcome, separate paddocks available. Please contact for separate costs.
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Jarrah Camping Area

5 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Glenorie, NSW
Jarrah Camping Area is surrounded by 25 acres of native bushland. Campers will enjoy beautiful views of the Blue Mountains at the top of the property. Located just 1 hour North West of Sydney CBD, it's a short drive to local swimming spots, National Parks, golf course and local attractions. If wildlife watching and bushwalking is your thing, this is the spot for you! There is an abundance of native plant life and animals here. Campfires are permitted within local regulations, you can collect your own firewood when you get here, or bring some from home. Campers need to be self sufficient and leave no trace. No pets please.
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Good Paddock

3 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Morts Estate, NSW
Good Paddock is located just 5 minutes out of town with a beautiful little fresh water creek. The property has access to mountain to a mountain hike, 4WD trails and glow worm tunnel access. The paddock is flat and grassy, any type of tent or van can be set up around a campfire. This paddock used to be inhabited by Miners and locals, so you will find bomb shelters, rail tracks and other little historical objects in the ground. There are distant neighbours past the trees. At the top of the mountain there is a breathtaking view of the whole town. This site is close to many gems of the area and there are many 4WD trails. Pets are welcome but must be kept under control and cleaned up after. Campfires are also permitted when there is no restrictions in place.
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Silky Oaks

8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents30 acres · Oakdale, NSW
Silky Oaks is one of Australia’s largest private collections of Native Australian plants. Set on 30 acres; there is 3 lakes, manicured gardens, a cut-flower plantation, rainforest, and orchard to wander. Our 2 x Vintage Glampers are now available for retro nostalgic Glamping! Set direct on lake front on our premium lake spot. The camp ground is a secluded part of the property on an untouched lake with wildlife and horses surrounding. leave the packing and hassl at home and just show up! Each Camper sleep 2 and can be arranged into 2 single beds, Perfect for 2 couples, friends and parents with kids! There is also the option to byo more tents and more friends! We also have campsites that are completely BYO for the camping enthusiasts! Oakdale is a lovely rural area; you will pass cow paddocks, mountains and beautiful country vistas on your drive to the property. The area is a mix of houses, hobby farmers, homes on acreage, equestrian centres, produce growers and National Park. There is a glorious look-out in the National Park overlooking the Warragamba dam. Some days it is swept with clouds; enveloping you into the majestic heavens. It’s an easy ten min drive away. There is local towns 15mins drive for eating out and getting coffee.
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'The Refinery' at Hartley Vale

4 sites · RVs, Tents7 acres · Hartley Vale, NSW
Built on the site of the old Hartley Vale oil shale works that closed in 1916, 'The Refinery" was re-established in 2018 as an organic garlic farm now owned by James and Michelle and their two children. The farm features a hempcrete building named 'The Stinking Rose' used for drying and curing garlic that also acts as a big room for garlic feasts during planting (March, April and May each year). The building also houses toilet and shower facilities for guests when camping on site. On some evenings, the sky puts on a real show of golden sun rays with pink, purple and blue clouds while swallows flit across the garden beds catching moths. Our guests like to sit around their campfires watching the spectacular show while kids and dogs run around without the burden of leashes or noise of city traffic.
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"DeView"

8 sites · RVs, Tents27 acres · Central Colo, NSW
Beautiful property, nestled into the Colo Valley, next to the pristine Colo River. We have cleared grassy paddocks, some shady areas, and private access to the Colo River, one of the most pristine rivers in NSW. Our river access is normally shallow, well suited to young families or those who just want to lay back and enjoy a quiet refreshing dip with a beverage or two. Amazing sunrises, sunsets, and star gazing are provided free of charge along with bird watching, local wildlife, and horses in surrounding paddocks. We offer limited sites to comply with NSW Camping legislation and Hipcamp guidelines and to enable campers to experience the Colo as it should be, listening to the beautiful wildlife and really appreciating the outdoors. Sites are large spaces with distance between sites to enable you to enjoy the camping experience in your own space. If you are planning to stay with friends and you wish to share a site only 1 booking is required, the sites are large, some up to 30m x 30m. (Long weekend 2 night minimum) If you'd like to book the whole property Contact the host for special rates and any questions and to check availability. Pets are allowed on a case-by-case basis, please check with Hosts prior to booking, as conditions and a charge applies. There is no mobile reception or internet access, therefore, providing a true off-grid retreat. Self-sufficient campers are preferred. There are fire drums available for use or you're welcome to bring your own subject to RFS bush fire danger ratings on the day. There are three communal flushing toilets and one awesome hot water shower! ALL waste is to leave with you! There are local bush walks through National Parks and great places for mountain bike riding although be mindful of holiday traffic in peak times on our local dirt roads. We have a local guide that may be available to take you on guided walks so you can truly experience the valley at its best without the worry of knowing where to go. Get in touch with the host to arrange a walk. The local shop, Colo Riverside is open 4 days a week just 10kms up the road providing last-minute supplies, ice, bottle shop, and cafe services. Please note: Due to our location bookings may be canceled at short notice in times of bad weather due to flooding, limited access, fire or flood warnings. We trust you will understand we are only looking out for your safety and of course, Hipcamp credits will be arranged.
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Oberon Showground

14 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Oberon, NSW
Refunds' are only given before you receive the code to the amenities Oberon Showground offers casual camping on gently sloping sites. Campers will have access to the amenities block with toilets and showers. Power is available. There are several water taps available. The showground is located in the heart of Oberon, a small rural community located just 2.5 hours from Sydney. Situated on a plateau at a height of 1130m above sea level, Oberon is on the western fall of the Blue Mountains. Enjoy the nearby spectacular scenery, Jenolan Caves, alpine lake, Mayfield and other fabulous cool climate gardens. The showground is a short walk to shops and restaurants, pubs and clubs. The Visitors information Centre is conveniently just across the road. Pets welcome on leash and under control.
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Eudora Farm

20 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents245 acres · Crookwell, NSW
We have 245 acres with an area of bushland and other lovely areas with scattered trees, plus some open areas. Currently we have a choice of camping areas for caravans and tents, some nestled in amongst the tree line. Other areas alongside the dam. We keep all the camping areas slashed for safety and to allow easier access to find a suitable camping spot. We also have a hut available in the bush area. This hut is secluded and has its own outdoor private toilet. All camping areas can cater for a number of caravans/tents if you’re travelling with friends. There is no shower, electricity or fresh water available, however we do have a flush toilet at the camping and caravan site. Campers would need to be self-sufficient otherwise. The hut has its own toilet available and is for people staying in the hut only. If the hut is booked prior to any campers booking, that area will be unavailable for campers. Please note we don't allow motorbikes, Quads or firearms on the property and there are no exceptions, sorry. We run 300 sheep on our property and have wildlife such as kangaroos, wombats and echidnas. We also have farm animals such as cows, horses, rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, geese, and dogs. We have 8 dams, 3 of which have fish as well as yabbies throughout the year. Fire pits located in designated areas and only to used during non fire ban periods and to be supervised at all times. We're happy for you to bring your dog however you would be required to keep it under your control or on a leash and away from the sheep. It is a very peaceful location. Great for a group of camping friends or just on your own. No motor bikes, quads, firearms permitted and no exceptions. Please No diving off jetty Supervise children at all times. Water, dams, firepits, bushwalking and all areas can be dangerous. Caution, dams may be dangerous, and water is deep. Beware of snakes. Do not enter paddocks with cows and horses. Caution, dams may be dangerous, and water is deep. Beware of snakes. Do not enter paddocks with cows and horses. Eudora Farm provides our guests with a unique opportunity to enjoy a multitude of activities, including but not limited to swimming ,fishing, boating, camping, camp fires, bush-walking and other farm related activities. Participating in these activities or any other activities anticipated or unanticipated, during your stay at Eudora Farm may involve inherent risks which could result in serious bodily injury and or death. In consideration of your applying and being accepted to rent accommodation or camping sites and being permitted to stay at Eudora Farm you acknowledge and accept all such risks involved and hereby agree on your own behalf and on behalf of your family and guests and on behalf of all minors in your care and custody or control (hereafter also included in “your” or “you” ) to assume full responsibility for all risks whether identified or not and hereby release from liability and waive any and all claims that you have or may have in the future against the owners of Eudora Farm or any employees or agents thereof . You further acknowledge that all children /minors must be under responsible adult supervision at all times and especially near waterways .The use of life jackets is strongly recommended when undertaking any water activities. Take rubbish away on departure. No fires during fire bans. Dogs to be on a leash or in control and kept away from farm animals
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The best camping near Blue Mountains National Park guide

Overview

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With its sandstone cliffs, dramatic canyons, and huge eucalyptus trees from where the blue haze for which its name rises, Blue Mountains National Park is a magnet for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. You can see the famed Three Sisters rock formation from a scenic cliff-top lookout, abseil over a waterfall, and discover the Jenolan Caves. Experienced bushwalkers and climbers can also explore the deep gorges and high rocks—all while keeping an eye out for kangaroos, wallabies, and tiger quoll. The park is under an hour’s drive from Sydney.

Caravan Camping Near Blue Mountains National Park

Road trips don’t get much more scenic than the Blue Mountains National Park. Winding mountain roads and scenic lookouts afford spectacular panoramic views of the sandstone canyons, rugged peaks, and lush forests as you drive between landmarks like the Three Sisters, Wentworth Falls, and the Jamison Valley. Just an hour’s drive from Sydney and with easy access for caravans and RVs, the national park is the ideal destination for a family getaway or a back-to-nature trip. Hit the road in your caravan and head for one of the area’s many campgrounds or Hipcamps. Most of the national park campgrounds are only suitable for tents and camper trailers, but caravanners can book a spot at the council-run bush campground at Mt Wilson or check into the tourist parks at Katoomba or Blackheath, which provide powered sites and access to amenities like a camp kitchen, laundry facilities, and a dump point.


Blue Mountains National Park Glamping

If you want outdoor adventures without having to brave the bush, Sydney’s local NP has you covered. Just an hour’s drive from the capital, the Blue Mountains National Park has scenic drives, wildlife-filled bushwalks, and thrilling views. Getting back to nature is easy, whether riding the Scenic Railway or Skyway over Katoomba Falls and the Three Sisters, following the canopy walk through the Jamison Valley, or taking a tour of Jenolan Caves. The most exciting accommodation option for weekend breakers and urban campers is glamping, and you’ll find several glampsites in and around the national park. Perhaps check into a rustic mountain-view cottage, spend a fun night sleeping in a geometric dome, or rent a quirky A-frame or vintage caravan. Most glampsites come with home comforts like ensuite bathrooms, comfy beds, and heating/air-conditioning, plus you’ll likely have electrical outlets to charge your phone and a wifi connection.


Cabin Rentals Near the Blue Mountains National Park

Just an hour’s drive from the city, the Blue Mountains National Park is Sydney’s outdoor playground, complete with magnificent mountain views and UNESCO World Heritage-listed natural wonders. Exploring the Blue Mountains is great fun through all four seasons, whether you’re hiking the Grand Canyon Track or Wentworth Falls trail, exploring Jenolan Caves, or admiring views over Jamison Valley and the Three Sisters from the Scenic World Railway, Skywalk, or Cableway. Opting for a cabin rental can be a great alternative to camping for families, small groups, or those looking to get back to nature without giving up their home comforts. Whether you rent a cosy cottage with a mountain view, check into a self-contained cabin at one of Katoomba‘s tourist parks, or opt for a rustic national park cabin in the remote Megalong Valley, you’ll have a comfy bed, ensuite bathroom, and cooking facilities. 

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for wildlife-spotting: Eurokah Campground is popular with campers, as well as kangaroos and cockatoos.
  • Best for views: Perrys Lookdown Campground provides views over the rugged Grose Valley and Blue Gum Forest.
  • Best for secluded wilderness: Acadia Flat Campground rewards well-experienced and intrepid campers with panoramic views and plenty of space.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Bookings are required for all campgrounds in the national park and can be made in advance online. If you have trouble booking online, call the National Parks Contact Centre.
  2. Some campsites do have offices onsite, but don’t rely on being able to make a last-minute reservation.
  3. Reservations can be made up to 90 days in advance. As some campgrounds only have a handful of sites, aim to book as early as possible.

When to go

Summer is definitely the most popular time to visit the Blue Mountains, but much of the rest of the year has its own appeal. While winter is cold and only suitable for experienced and well-kitted-out campers, the spring and fall seasons have the advantage of being far less crowded with mild temperatures and crisp mornings and nights.. As the Blue Mountains are a favourite weekend getaway for Sydneysiders, try visiting on a weekday for fewer crowds.

Know before you go

  • National park campsites are often remote and have limited facilities, so come prepared.
  • Perrys Lookdown only allows campers to stay for one night.
  • While 2WD vehicles can access most campgrounds, a 4WD is recommended for some, including Murphys Glen, especially after rain.
  • Getting to Acacia Flat Campground requires a two-kilometre hike from Perrys Lookout or an eight-kilometre hike from Pierces Pass. 
  • Pets are not permitted anywhere in Blue Mountains National Park.

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