Newnes Ruins camping area

4WD Camper trailer Free Information No dogs/pets No rubbish disposal Toilets Vehicle-based camping Wood fireplace Swimming Walking trails
Newnes Ruins camping area, Tourism New South Wales

Close to this site are the ruins of the old shale-oil mining town of Newnes, as well as a glow-worm tunnel. With 80 campsites to choose from there’s a lot of space, but keep in mind this is a very popular spot, particularly during holiday periods. The camping area is in the southern section of the park, on Wolgan River, en route to the ruins. Bring your drinking water and firewood or gas/fuel stove. There are also rustic cabins and camping sites at Newnes Hotel Cabins Historic Wilderness Retreat in the Wolgan Valley.


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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