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Acacia Flat
Blue Mountains National Park 30 Campsites

General info

Getting there
Closest point to drive and park is on all weather unsealed roads, from there it is on foot to the campsite
85.1 km WNW of Sydney
GPS: Latitude 33° 36′ 53.64"S Longitude 150° 21′ 19.08"E (-33.61490, 150.35530)
The campsite is east of the Blue Gum forest. The shortest walk is from Lockleys Pylon or Perrys Lookdown. You can also walk in from Govetts Lookout, Evan Lookout, Pierces Pass or from Victoria Falls Lookout.

General Information
There is a long walk into this campsite
There are a total of 30 campsites
This is a lovely and fairly popular walking in campsite near the famous Blue Gum Forest. There is no camping in the actual Blue Gum forest. Govetts Creek flows beside the campsite and provide a pleasant place for a swim. The views of the escarpments are just stunning.

Bookings and contact information
You are not able to book these campsites - first come basis
For more information contact the NPWS Blue Mountains (Blackheath) office on:
Phone:(02) 4787 8877 (more contact details)

Free Camping - no camp fees apply
Adult=$0 Per Night
Children=$0 Per Night
No car entry fees apply
Vehicle=$0 Per Day

Pit or composting toilets are available
No showers are provided on site
There is water onsite (or from a nearby creek) that can be treated for drinking
Picnic Tables
No Picnic tables or shelters are provided on site
Pit fire BBQs
Wood fired BBQ's are not provided
Electric of Gas BBQs
Gas or electric BBQ's are not provided
Rubbish Bins
No rubbish bins provided - take your own rubbish with you
This is a Fuel Stove only area, solid fuel (eg wood) fires are not permitted at any time. Gas stoves may be used, but be aware of local fire bans.

There are places to swim

Nearest known Camping Stores
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Summit Gear 80- Bathurst Rd , Katoomba (02) 4782 3018 11.6 km
Paddy Pallin 166 Katoomba St , Katoomba (02) 4782 4466 12 km
Simdra Pet & Hobby Mart 45 Main St , Lithgow (02) 6352 4422 23.5 km
Lithgow 4WD Centre 281 Main St , Lithgow (02) 6353 1899 24.3 km
Richmond Camping Supplies 340 Windsor St , Richmond (02) 4578 3004 36.5 km

Park information

Blue Mountains National Park Check for park closures and fire bans

Attracting over 3 million visitors annually, Blue Mountains National Park holds some of Australia's most spectacular and diverse wilderness areas. Explore the Grose Valley, with its sheer sandstone cliffs, waterfalls and scenic walking, or enjoy the famous views of the Three Sisters. Easy access makes a day trips very worthwhile, but with such diversity it would be great to stay in one of the many B&B's and spend a few days soaking up the region.

Cost to drive a car into the park (if you do not have a valid pass)


Camping is available in the park

$0 to $5

Public toilets are available in the park

Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees

Campsites in Blue Mountains National Park
Acacia Flat
Burralow Creek camping ground
Coxs River Camping Area
Euroka campground - Appletree Flat campervan and camper trailer area
Euroka campground
Ingar campground
Mount Werong campground
Murphys Glen campground
Perrys Lookdown campground
Euroka Campground - Darug
Euroka Campground - Red Gum
Euroka Campground - Nioka
Euroka Campground - Bennetts Ridge

Photo Gallery

Acacia Flats Camping Area
Acacia Flats Camping Area +
Acacia at Acacia Flats
Acacia at Acacia Flats +
Toilet at Acacia Flats
Toilet at Acacia Flats +

Old Fireplace at Acacia Flats (no fires permitted)
Old Fireplace at Acacia Flats (no fires permitted) +
Track between Acacia Flats and Blue Gum forest
Track between Acacia Flats and Blue Gum forest +
One of the Clearings at Acacia Flats
One of the Clearings at Acacia Flats +

Maps of campsite

Locality Map

Local area Topographical Map
Map Scale 1 km
Location of Acacia Flat
Map of Acacia Flat
Base map is used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795

User Comments

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Kimberle y - Miss | 2008-09-29 22:55:43
Awesome camp for schools yr 11-12 PDHPE/SLR.
Jakkles - Steep walk out | 2010-02-06 11:00:27
Be aware that although it is only 2km to the campsite, it is a steep walk (600m drop) - well worth it though!!!
admin - re: Steep walk out Super Administrator | 2010-02-06 11:06:28
Jakkles wrote:
it is a steep walk (600m drop) - well worth it though!!!

Great Point Jakkles, It is quite a walk.
Here is a link to the notes and maps for the walk to this campsite. A great spot.
Matt :)
Julio - How to get there | 2011-11-06 11:21:04
Great Place to Hike to and Camp there. Amazing views of the cliffs.
I had no idea how to get there, so if this is you now, here's some instructions on how to get to Acacia Flats from Perrys Lookdown.
Drive to Blackheath, (about 1.5 to 2 hours drive from Sydney CBD), then turn right onto Hat Hill Road.
After a few minutes the road becomes a gravel road, keep driving (slowly) for about 15 minutes all the way to the end of the road, don't turn anywhere, just keep going straight to the end. That is Perrys Lookdown.
There you'll see the track, there's only one, start walking down hill, it will take 2.5 to 3 hour to get to the bottom where the Blue Gum forest is, you'll see a big Map. Turn right and walk for another 5 to 10 minutes and there's Acacia Flats.
Cheers :-)
Admin - re: How to get there | 2011-11-06 22:45:45
Julio wrote:
Great Place to Hike to and Camp there. Amazing views of the cliffs.
I had no idea how to get there,......

Hi Julio
Thanks for the details, glad you had a good time.
There are detailed walking instructions here as well
Matt :)
Timbo - Beware of bandicoots | 2012-09-07 04:47:03
If you are not taking a tent i.e. just a fly and groundsheet, ensure you keep all food packed away or in a bag hanging from a tree away from your sleeping area. There are a number of bandicoot burrows in the area and they will raid your bags, even nibble at your sleeping bag. (I woke up to goose down everywhere). Worst night sleep I'd had in a long time.
Brodie - Swimming | 2012-12-06 04:42:14
Planning on spending a couple of days at the campsite over new years, is there any swimming holes within 4 or 5 kms?

admin - re: Swimming Super Administrator | 2012-12-06 08:44:47
Brodie wrote:
Planning on spending a couple of days at the campsite over new years, is there any swimming holes within 4 or 5 kms?

Hi Brodie
Not so much swimming holes, but the river beside the campsite is normally fairly shallow and wide. When it is not in flood, it s nice place to cool off and splash around, but not deep enough for swimming as such.

Matt :)
zack - toilets | 2014-04-25 07:25:37
Just back from a great walk and camp overnight in acacia flats, but wanted to comment on the toilet, which was unbearably filthy and not usable.
Philip C - Great spot | 2014-04-29 03:43:40
Fantastic site...had the northern section all to our selves on Anzac night, kids thought "real cool"
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