Platypus Flat campground (8 sites)
Fire/closure alerts currently apply to this location. See details below.
Platypus Flat campground is an idyllic setting among the tall trees and rugged granite gorges of Nymboi-Binderay National Park on the Dorrigo plateau. Overlooking the rainforest-lined river banks of Nymboida River, it’s an ideal spot for adventure-seekers who love kayaking, walking and fishing.
Pitch your tent and settle in before you explore this rugged country. Launch your canoe for a paddling trip along the beautiful river, or try a guided kayak adventure. In the heat of summer, the nearby swimming hole is excellent for a refreshing dip.
In the evening, stoke up a campfire in one of the fire pits and settle back for a wood-fired barbecue feast. If you’re keen to see some wildlife, grab a torch and look for tiger quolls, gliders and owls.
Activities: walking, paddling, swimming, fishing, astronomy and star gazing, birdwatching, picnicking, playing and socialising
Getting there: Platypus Flat campground is in Nymboi-Binderay National Park. To get there from Dorrigo:
- Drive along Tyringham Road, then turn right into Moonpar Road after Bostobrick.
- Veer left onto Mills road and follow signs to Platypus Flat campground
Facilities: picnic tables, gas/electric barbecues (free), fire rings (firewood supplied), carpark, wood barbecues, non-flush toilets, boat ramp
Bookings: Bookings are not available for this campground
Dorrigo Rainforest Centre, Phone: (02) 6657 2309
Events, activities and alerts at this location
Platypus Flat campground and Moonpar Forest Drive closed due to flood damage
Parts of Nymboi-Binderay National Park near Dorrigo are again closed after the most recent flood (the largest since 1975) caused significant damage. Platypus Flat campground is closed, Cod Hole campground is closed and Moonpar Forest Drive from Bostobrick to the park is closed due to bridge failure. Platypus Flat is open for day visits only over the Easter long weekend and school holidays. For more information phone the Dorrigo office on 02 6657 2309.
Please note that The Junction campground is open from Lowanna or Nymboida.
The Junction campground (10 sites)
The Junction campground is a great spot for river-based camping along one of Australia’s best known rivers, near Grafton. Paddling the magnificent Nymboida River is a great way to explore the rainforest-lined riverbanks and rugged granite cliffs of Nymboi-Binderay National Park.
Pop up your tent near the scenic river beside the towering forests of wet eucalypt and lush rainforest. Some of the crystal clear waters of this mountain river are ideal for swimming and fishing.
The surrounding dense forests and riverbanks hum with wildlife and provide habitat for a wide range of rare and threatened frogs. As the light fades, listen for the distinct call of the stuttering frog and the cry of the catbird. Kick back around the campfire and tune in to the symphony of the bush.
Activities: walking, paddling, swimming, astronomy and star gazing, fishing, birdwatching, picnicking, playing and socialising
Getting there: The Junction campground is in the northern precinct of Nymboi-Binderay National Park. To get there from Nymboida:
- Drive along Kangaroo River Road
- Turn right into Black Mountain Road
- Turn right into The Junction Road. The Junction campground is at the end of the road.
Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (firewood supplied), non-flush toilets, carpark, boat ramp
Bookings: Bookings are not available for this campground.
Grafton, Phone: 02 6641 1500