Turon National Park

Camping

Campgrounds

The Diggings campground (20 sites)

This peaceful campground at the mouth of Turon River is very popular with 4WD enthusiasts, as you’ll need a bit of 4WD skill and savvy to access it.

Being located right on the river, it’s also great for those who want to enjoy trout fishing or canoeing or just paddling in the water when the weather is hot.

The grassy flats of riverbank are lined with she-oak, and you’re likely to spot kangaroos and wombats hopping around here at dawn and dusk. You’ll also see plenty of evidence of the early pioneers’ mining activities, which once thrived in the area.

Find out more about obtaining a fishing licence.

Activities: swimming, fishing, birdwatching, camping

Getting there: The Diggings campground is in Turon National Park. To get there:

  • Take Mudgee Road from Lithgow and drive about 40km through Capertee
  • Turn left into Lochaber Road just north of Capertee and follow signs to Turon National Park and The Diggings campground

Facilities: wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets

Bookings: Bookings are not available for this campground.

Contact: Blue Mountains (Blackheath), Phone: (02) 4787 8877

Woolshed Flat campground (20 sites)

At Woolshed Flat campground, you can camp right on the edge of the gorgeous Turon River. Access here involves 4WD river crossing, so naturally it’s popular with 4WD tourers and camping enthusiasts.

Make the most of everything this lovely area has to offer by packing your fishing gear, your swimmers, your binoculars for birdwatching, and strap the canoe to the roof if you have one.

This tranquil, relaxed spot makes an idyllic getaway for self-sufficient campers and explorers. From here, you can easily check out some of the park’s remote bushwalking opportunities and just soak up the sights of the diverse landscape and native animals that live in the area.

Activities: mountain biking, swimming, birdwatching, fishing

Getting there: Woolshed Flat campground is in Turon National Park. To get there:

  • Take Mudgee Road from Lithgow and drive about 40km through Capertee. Turn left into Lochaber Road just north of Capertee and follow the signs to Turon National Park.

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)

Contact: Blue Mountains (Blackheath), Phone: (02) 4787 8877

Camping: events and activities

Commercial activity

Simmo's Offroad Tours

Simmo's Offroad Tours is based in the central west of New South Wales, offering 4WD-based eco tours catering for small groups.

Simmo's 4WD Tours are perfect for couples, families, or small groups of friends; they provide private charter scenic 4WD tours, winery tours, 4WD tag-a-long tours and fully-catered overnight camping adventures.

More info: Simmo's Offroad Tours, Phone: 0415 641 343 (international +61415 641 343)

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