Dunns swamp - Ganguddy campground
Wheelchair access: hard
Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty
Dunns swamp, or Ganguddy as it is known to local Wiradjuri Aboriginal people, is a beautiful, serene waterway on the Cudgegong river, created when Kandos weir was built in the late 1920s.
Set up camp amid picturesque woodlands of scribbly gum and striking pagoda rock formations and settle in for a truly tranquil getaway. Keen eyes may turn up wallabies, purple swamphens and, at night, greater gliders while if you’re really lucky, you might glimpse shy long-necked turtles and platypus in the weir.
Ganguddy is perfect for a range of low-key recreational activities, from birdwatching and fishing to canoeing and swimming. You’ll also find a network of easy walks offering expansive views over the Cudgegong river and Wollemi National Park.
This idyllic setting is great for a family camping trip, car-based and small-caravan camping and, with wood barbecues on-site; you can hook dinner and cook up a camping feast.
Activities: walking, birdwatching, stillwater canoeing/kayaking, motor boating, swimming, fishing
Getting there: Dunns Swamp - Ganguddy campground is on the west side of Wollemi National Park. To get there:
- From Rylstone turn off at the hospital onto Narrango Road
- Follow the signs to Dunns swamp, about 30km from Rylstone
Road access: Unsealed road/trail - 2WD vehicles.
Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues, carpark, non-flush toilets
Water supply: no drinking water is provided. Remember to treat or boil all water taken from the weir and creeks in the park.
Camping fees: $5 per adult per night. $3 per child per night. Camping fee are paid on site by self-registration - please bring correct change.
Bookings: No bookings are taken at this campground. Camping is very popular during school and public holidays, and sites may be scarce. Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis only. Please note that campervan and caravan sites are limited to about 15 sites.
Other tent, campervan and caravan camping is available locally at Rylstone Caravan Park, phone 0428 794 284, and Cudgegong Waters Park, phone 6358 8462.
Professional kayak tours and hire is available at Dunns Swamp - Ganguddy throughout the Christmas and summer school holidays, and other peak periods. For all enquiries and bookings please send us an email , phone 0439 936 480 or just turn up on the day.
Mudgee, Phone: 02 6370 9000
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Higher Ground Group
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We offer a large range of programming options from centre-based to full expedition experiences in a host of locations throughout NSW and QLD. We have the ability to provide an option to cater to every group's programming and budgetary requirements.
More info: Higher Ground Group, Phone: 1300 093 316
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The Outdoor Education Group
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Our programs run from one day up to 30 days and offer activities such as bush walking, canoeing, rafting, cycling, snow shoeing and many more.
OEG envisages a world where more people respect and take responsibility for themselves, others and the natural world, and act to support positive relationships, healthy communities and the sustainability of life.
Our mission is to deliver excellence in outdoor education through partnerships with schools in order to prepare young people for the personal, social and environmental challenges in their lives.
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