Bundjalung National Park

Camping

General information on camping in national parks

It's a good idea to pack a gas or liquid fuel stove for camping trips in national parks. Wood and solid fuel fires are not permitted in some parks, and although you'll find open fireplaces in many campgrounds, firewood may not be supplied. In many parks it's forbidden to collect firewood from the bush

In parks where campfires are allowed, make sure you completely extinguish all fires before leaving an area or going to bed. A small amount of glowing embers can start a huge bushfire. Heavy fines may apply if campfires or other unshielded flames are left unattended

Please don't feed native animals - it can damage their health and make them dependent on campers for food. To avoid attracting scavengers, store food and garbage in a secure container. Find out more about the dangers of feeding native animals: how it can affect them, their behaviour and you. See other ways to tread softly when you camp.

Campgrounds

Black Rocks campground (49 sites)

Wheelchair access: easy

A shady campsite at Black Rocks campground, Bundjalung National Park (Image: Lisa Walker/DECCW)Set behind the dunes amongst tuckeroo and banksia trees, Black Rocks campground is perfectly positioned right by Ten Mile Beach and near Jerusalem Creek. Not far from Evans Head, it is a great place for a family camping holiday, with campsites for caravans, camper trailers and motorhomes.

Getting to the beach is easy along the short walking track that leads you north along creek banks and through wetlands to the mouth of the ocean. Jerusalem Creek paddle route offers excellent opportunities for paddling; you can launch your canoe or kayak from the pontoon. Go at dawn or dusk to increase your chances of spotting animals and birds.

In the evening, you can cook up a tasty barbecue dinner, and there are a number of picnic tables throughout the campground.

Activities: walking, paddling, swimming, fishing, birdwatching, picnicking, playing and socialising, cycling

Getting there: Black Rocks campground is in the Black Rocks precinct of Bundjalung National Park. To get there:

  • Take The Gap Road from the Pacific Highway
  • It's about 20km to the campground from the highway, including 12km of unsealed road.

Facilities: picnic tables, gas/electric barbecues (free), wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets, carpark

Online bookings: use a secure payment facility to book online

Alternatively, please contact the Customer Experience Team on 13000 PARKS (13000 72757).

NB: All reservations incur a booking fee of 2.5% in addition to the total amount payable

Contact: Lismore/Alstonville, Phone: 02 6627 0200

Woody Head campground (95 sites)

Wheelchair access: easy

This area is fully wheelchair accessible

  • Designated disabled parking available
  • Wheelchair accessible toilet
  • Pathways are wide and relatively flat

Enjoy shady camping at Woody Head in Bundjalung National Park (Image: H McNee/DECCW)Woody Head is a campground with the lot – you can pitch your tent, park your caravan or book a cabin to enjoy a pleasure-packed beach escape for the weekend or longer.

It’s a great place for a family holiday, with a protected sandy beach that’s ideal for swimming and fishing, a boat ramp and the spectacular rock platform. There are heaps of other things to do as well and children and adults alike will love exploring the rainforest and shallow reefs around the campground. There’s also a boat ramp for those who’ve brought their boat along, great places for fishing and waterbabies will love being so close to the beach.

There is one designated group camping area and the campground is wheelchair accessible.

Of course, with the amount of attractions on offer, it’s no wonder Woody Head is a popular north coast campground. You’ll need to book with plenty of time to secure your campsite.

Activities: picnics and barbecues

Getting there: Woody Head campground is in Bundjalung National Park. To get there:

  • From the north, take Iluka Road turnoff, 72km south of Ballina on Pacific Highway.
  • From the south, take Iluka Road turn off, 56km north of Grafton.
  • Drive along Illuka Road, through Woombah, over the Esk River Bridge for 13km, then follow the signs to Bundjalung National Park and Woody Head campground.

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (firewood supplied), hot showers, amenities block, cafe/kiosk, public phone, boat ramp, carpark, drinking water, flush toilets, venue

Online bookings: use a secure payment facility to book online

Alternatively, please contact the National Parks Contact Centre on 13000 PARKS (13000 72757).

Click here to view the map of Woody Head campground.

Contact: Woody Head campground, Phone: 02 6646 6134

Woody Head in Bundjalung National Park (Image: L Feltus/OEH)

Camping: events and activities

Commercial activity

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A black-necked stork near GraftonEcologist and wildlife-birding guide
This wildlife tour and guiding service is based on the NSW North Coast but offers guiding services covering much of the state.

Utilising a professional ecologist tour participants are provided with accurate identification of species of flora and fauna and their habitats as well as details of their behaviour.

The north coast of New South Wales lies in the region of Australia's highest biodiversity, known as the Macleay-McPherson overlap, where tropical species overlap temperate species.

Custom tours for the keen birdwatcher are also a specialty.

More info: Greg Clancy Wildlife Guide, Phone: 02 6649 3153 (international +612 6649 3153)

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