Colo Meroo camping area (walk-in camping)
Access to this camping site in the southern section of the park is by foot on the 24 km Mountain Lagoon Loop, which starts and finishes on Sam’s Way in the town of Mountain Lagoon. A far less taxing method of transport is by rubber raft along the Colo River. Make sure you’ve got good topographic maps and you’ve checked track and river conditions with the parks office. You’ll need to bring your own firewood and drinking water.
Who to contact: NPWS Blackheath (02) 4787 8877 for Coorongooba camping area, Newnes Ruins camping area; NPWS Richmond (02) 4588 5247 for Colo Meroo camping area, Wheeny Creek camping area; NPWS Mudgee (02) 6370 9000 for campsite Dunns Swamp Ganguddy camping area Camping fees: payable using self-registration
This campsite is located in Wollemi National Park
Part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, Wollemi National Park is a sprawling, primeval landscape of precipitous escarpments and deep canyons, virgin forest, woodlands, flowering heath and pockets of rainforest. It’s brimming with Aboriginal and European history, myriad wildlife and walking trails aplenty. While there is little formal access to the park from Putty Rd, one trail that is worth checking out is the Bob Turner Track, which is accessed via 3 km of unsealed road, 500 m north of the Ampol service station at Colo Heights. This is 16 km north of the Colo Bridge. A 3 km walk leads down to a lovely swimming hole on the Colo River, just above some rapids.
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