Gap Creek camping area
To get here, continue along Bangalow Rd for 1 km past Bangalow Road camping area. Bring your own firewood; gas/fuel stove preferred. Gap Creek is situated near 2 rainforest walks, one of which wends its way beneath red cedar and Illawarra flame trees to Gap Creek Falls, where you can gaze out at luxuriant rainforest gullies. Other highlights in the park include Monkey Face Lookout and Boarding House Dam. Bring drinking water.
Who to contact: NPWS Lake Munmorah (02) 4972 9000
This campsite is located in Watagans National Park
Perched on Newcastle’s doorstep, 30 km to the south-west, this rainforested wonderland protects the headwaters of small creeks feeding the Hunter River and Lake Macquarie. There are unpaved roads from Cooranbong via Martinsville Rd, Freemans Waterhole via Mt Faulk Rd or Cessnock via Watagan Rd. If the roads are wet, you’ll need a 4WD.
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