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Marramarra Creek camping ground
Marramarra National Park


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
41.7 km NNW of Sydney
GPS: Latitude 33° 31′ 22.728"S Longitude 151° 5′ 35.772"E (-33.52298, 151.09327)
Walk 4km from Bloodwood Road to Marramarra Creek. Alternatively, enter by Canoe.

General Information
There is a long walk into this campsite

You need to carry in your own drinking water.

Bookings and contact information
You are not able to book these campsites - first come basis
For more information contact the NPWS Sydney North (Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park) office on:
Phone:02 9472 8949 (more contact details)

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

Facilities
Toilets
Pit or composting toilets are available
Showers
No showers are provided on site
Water
No drinking water onsite - bring your own water
Picnic Tables
No Picnic tables or shelters are provided on site
Pit fire BBQs
Wood fired Pit BBQ's are provided - bring your own wood
Electric of Gas BBQs
Gas or electric BBQ's are not provided
Rubbish Bins
No rubbish bins provided - take your own rubbish with you
Campfires
Fires are generally permitted at this campsite, be aware of local fire bans.


Activities
Swimming
There are places to swim


Nearest known Camping Stores
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
CampHikeClimb 20 George St, Hornsby (02) 9476 5767 20.1 km
Kathmandu 236 Pacific Hwy (Westfield), Hornsby (02) 9476 1399 20.2 km
All Camping Supplies 12 Railway Pde, Thornleigh (02) 9481 0473 23.2 km
One Stop Adventure Shop 1045 Victoria Rd , West Ryde (02) 9858 5844 31.6 km
Castle Tarpaulin Warehouse 14/ 10 Victoria Ave, Castle Hill (02) 9899 3959 25.3 km

Park information


Marramarra National Park Check for park closures and fire bans

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

$0

Camping is available in the park

$0

Public toilets are available in the park

Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees
Camping
Facilities


Campsites in Marramarra National Park
Gentlemans Halt camping ground
Marramarra Creek camping ground

Maps of campsite


Locality Map




Local area Topographical Map
Map Scale 1 km
Location of Marramarra Creek camping ground
Map of Marramarra Creek camping ground
Base map is used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

User Comments

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Lynda - Campsite location IP:122.106.160.xxx | 2012-12-20 11:15:00
Actually, the best location of this campsite is all the way to the left of the map at the creek. This is where the toilets and pit fire places are.
admin - re: Campsite location Super Administrator | 2012-12-21 03:29:21
Lynda wrote:
Actually, the best location of this campsite is all the way to the left of the map at the creek. This is where the toilets and pit fire places are.

Hi Lynda
Thanks for the update - my mistake - fixed it now.
Matt :)
narikki - walk to campsite IP:202.134.245.xxx | 2013-02-04 05:43:20
is it really 4km walk? when looking on the map it seems like its more 8km's.
admin - re: walk to campsite Super Administrator | 2013-02-10 09:30:24
narikki wrote:
is it really 4km walk? when looking on the map it seems like its more 8km's.

Hi Narikki
Thanks for the message - I am not 100% sure but I think the gate is partway down the road so you can drive along the dirt road to the gate (about halfway) then walk from there. It has been a long time and I just don't remember sorry - I will try to drop in and check it out.
Matt :)
narikki - walk to IP:202.134.245.xxx | 2013-02-22 03:42:38
admin wrote:
narikki wrote:
is it really 4km walk? when looking on the map it seems like its more 8km's.

Hi Narikki
Thanks for the message - I am not 100% sure but I think the gate is partway down the road so you can drive along the dirt road to the gate (about halfway) then walk from there. It has been a long time and I just don't remember sorry - I will try to drop in and check it out.
Matt :)



Oh! if thats the case that makes much better sense! I will update as well if i happen to go by that way to look for myself
Mick F - walk details IP:101.175.52.xxx | 2013-06-10 11:11:03
Hi guys,

Did this walk today and thought I would share some info.

GETTING THERE

As you come in on Bloodwood Rd keep following it until you hit the dirt Rd. It is about 4 kilometres down the dirt rd to the carpark and the gate. Park here.

THE WALK

We did it in 55 minutes on the way there and 60 minutes on the way back.

Walk down the track until you get to the t-intesection and turn left. From here it is flat to the campsite. If you keep an eye out on this section you may see the remnants of an old orchard that used to be here. It appears the wallabies like to eat these as there was loads of poo around and half eaten fruit.

Just before you get to the campsite there is a freshwater stream that ou need to cross over but there are rocks there that will allow you to get across with 5-6 steps. This could be a concern after heavy rain but was no problem for us today.

THE SITE
There is a composting toilet at the site but no running water. The site is adjacent to a river which is salt water. There are two cut down 44 gallon drums with swinging hotplates at either end of the camp ground. They have a bit of surface rust so bring aluminium foil to cook on or use a paint scraper to clean up.

There is a lot of scrappy branches to use as firewood around 1cm to 4cm thick in the bush if you go scavenging around on the ground. You may also find some much thicker logs from fallen trees, so not a bad idea to bring a hatchet but please do not chop down any trees.

We went during the day but I think you would get a lot of mozzies at night. There are also some pretty nasty & aggresive large ants.

Plenty of Wallaby poo around so you might see some during the evening.

Hope this helps..

Mick F
Mezza - Getting to the camp IP:124.183.96.xxx | 2014-06-05 04:22:44
Did this as a daywalk yesterday. Down Smugglers Ridge, past the campground and then up Murramurra Ridge to the locked gate. Took 4 hours round trip. If you were walking down I would highly recommend going up and down the Smugglers Ridge Route. Far more scenic particularly when you leave the fire trail and take the foottrack. The Murramurra Ridge walk is a dreary firetrail underneath the powerlines for most of the way - very boring and with little shade.
Mars - 2014 - My experience IP:124.168.12.xxx | 2014-10-23 00:41:24
I followed the 'Marramarra Ridge to Smugglers Ridge walking track" as detailed on the National Parks website, though I did it in reverse, camping at Marramarra Creek Campground for the night. Mid week to avoid any crowds. Started from the car park just off Bloodwood Rd.

The walk along the firetrail/track signposted as Smugglers Ridge is quite easy to walk. It doesn't really get interesting until you get to the end of the firetrail and it turns into a trail. From there on there are a couple vantage points, but I found it to be a bit disappointing. The last 500m is a steep descent, so take it easy.

The campground (the western part, not near the orchard) has a toilet, visitors book, two metal firepits w/hotplate and a picnic table. However the grounds are a little bit overgrown and there are some pretty large ants here. There's also a track that leads down to the creek.

I decided to camp just near where the Smugglers Ridge track ends. There's a small clearing with a firepit. A good setup for a tent or two, and away from all the ants. It's a nice serene place to camp. And if you like bird song, you'll love the morning...

The walk back along Marramarra Ridge is as Mezza described it.. Kind of dreary, and very steep in places going back up. However I found there to be just as many (or few) views on this track as Smugglers Ridge.
Geoff - Our walk IP:124.184.187.xxx | 2014-12-31 01:59:57
My daughter and I walked down the Marramarra ridge track to the creek and back up Smugglers Ridge track.

The trip down is hard in hot weather - almost no shade and lots of steep, stony parts. I think we'd walk down Smugglers ridge track next time (7km down to the creek).

It would be pleasant to camp down at the creek, but the only water is salty or brackish, so take plenty of your own.

We saw a monitor lizard, sea eagle and swamp wallaby on our trip.

Wish we'd had more time to explore the old farm in the centre of the park and the orchards by the river.
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