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Newnes camping ground
Wollemi National Park 80 Campsites


General info


Getting there
The campsite is accessible by all weather unsealed roads suitable for 2wd vehicles
120.3 km NW of Sydney
GPS: Latitude 33° 10′ 23.592"S Longitude 150° 14′ 22.74"E (-33.17322, 150.23965)
The road to Newnes is signposted from Wolgan Rd near Lithgow.

General Information
You can park a trailer, or a tent in this campground - but no caravans
There are a total of 80 campsites
This is a popular camping area (esp in holidays). There are mining ruins to explore and a walk to the glow worm tunnel. You can treat the creek water for drinking.

Bookings and contact information
Sorry I am not sure if you are able to book these campsites
For more information contact the NPWS Blue Mountains (Blackheath) office on:
Phone:(02) 4787 8877 (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
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 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 is nowhere to swim


Nearest known Camping Stores
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Simdra Pet & Hobby Mart 45 Main St , Lithgow (02) 6352 4422 35 km
Lithgow 4WD Centre 281 Main St , Lithgow (02) 6353 1899 35.6 km
Summit Gear 80- Bathurst Rd , Katoomba (02) 4782 3018 60.4 km
Paddy Pallin 166 Katoomba St , Katoomba (02) 4782 4466 60.8 km
Winning Edge Cycles 213 Howick St , Bathurst (02) 6332 4025 67.1 km

Photo Gallery

 
View from Newnes
 
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A loo with a view and Newnes
 
A loo with a view and Newnes +

 
 
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Great views and open area at Newnes camping area
 
Great views and open area at Newnes camping area +

Maps of campsite


Locality Map




Local area Topographical Map
Map Scale 1 km
Location of Newnes camping ground
Map of Newnes 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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millsy IP:203.41.133.xxx | 2009-05-07 05:15:55
:0 wonderful drive in to a spacious and scenic camp site. Interesting walk around the shale oil processing ruins, and if your up to it the glow worm tunnel.
jigz - interested IP:122.106.131.xxx | 2010-03-03 09:42:19
how far is the walk to the glow worm tunels
admin - re: interested Super Administrator | 2010-03-03 20:58:45
jigz wrote:
how far is the walk to the glow worm tunels
Hi Jigz
This might help
http://www.wildwalks.com/bushwalking-and-hiking-in-nsw/blue-mountains-lithgow/glow-worm-tunnel-walk.html
Matt :)
Adrian Priem - Priemy IP:124.170.142.xxx | 2010-05-23 11:11:01
[b]Can I bring a dog to the site? with a lead of course, Thanks :)
admin - re: Priemy Super Administrator | 2010-05-24 00:23:31
Adrian Priem wrote:
Can I bring a dog to the site?....

Hi Adrian
Sorry pets are not allowed in National Parks (with a few exceptions such as guide dogs). You can learn more about why, here
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/lookingafterparks/PetsinParks.htm
Hope that helps
Matt :)
Ben White - Newnes IP:165.228.60.xxx | 2011-01-31 03:46:34
Isnt there a river that runs past the campsite? I remember going there when I was about 9.
David - re: Newnes IP:175.38.0.xxx | 2011-02-17 09:50:06
That's correct and there was an old pub along side the creek which I believe is now a tourist information center.
who cares IP:114.73.151.xxx | 2011-04-19 00:26:09
can you take dogs?
admin - re: Super Administrator | 2011-04-19 22:40:05
who cares wrote:
can you take dogs?

Sorry no dogs allowed, this campsite is within Wollemi National Park
You can read why pets are generally not allowed in National Parks here
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/lookingafterparks/PetsinParks.htm
Happy camping
Matt :)
Steve B - Great spot IP:110.33.5.xxx | 2011-05-23 09:07:58
A truly magnificent campsite with spectacular backdrop of sheer cliffs. Steeped in history, this makes for a great week(end) away, plenty of exploring and treks in the area. Some truly draw dropping vistas.

As with so many large, popular and free campsites, you don't get to choose your neighbours - so you can almost guarantee you'll have young blokes ripping around on their motorbikes and/or other inconsiderate folk blaring their music into the pristine wilderness. We were lucky enough to be treated to motorcycling hard rockers and 4WD clubbing reggae fans for most of the night.

Aside from that it's well worth the trip. Would love to see the Newnes to Glen Davis and the 9km Glow worm tunnel loop walk on Wildwalks.
admin - re: Great spot Super Administrator | 2011-05-24 00:32:06
Steve B wrote:
.....Would love to see the Newnes to Glen Davis and the 9km Glow worm tunnel loop walk on Wildwalks.

Me too :)
Glad you enjoyed the campsite, shame about the neighbours.
I love the area, used to spend some time there a few years ago canyoning. I hope to get back and add those and a a few other walks to Wildwalks in time.

Matt :)
Jack - Captain IP:203.18.190.xxx | 2011-10-31 06:40:39
Just had 3 great days there (after an aborted attempt to find Deep Pass campsite - too many tracks!)
Newnes was awesome - beautiful, clean, easy, no noisy neighbours (lucky?), plenty of wild (and tame) animals, creek flowing - greta for young kids as v.shallow, walks to town ruins. All up superb. Get out there and enjoy!
Lili - Trailer camping IP:58.105.224.xxx | 2011-11-18 02:31:56
Can anyone tell me if the unsealed section of the road to Ganguddy (Dunns Swamp) & Newnes camping sites are rough? We have a 4 WD but not regular trailer. Thanks for your helo
admin - re: Trailer camping IP:211.30.222.xxx | 2011-11-18 03:45:20
Lili wrote:
Can anyone tell me if the unsealed section of the road to Ganguddy (Dunns Swamp) & Newnes camping sites are rough?

Yep both roads are find for standard trailers and 2wd cars. The sometimes get some bit pot holes, so just keep a nice gentle speed.

Happy camping

Matt :)
Sue - Arriving late IP:121.218.49.xxx | 2013-01-08 20:15:22
Hi, could you tell me if its okay to arrive late (10pm) to the campgrounds? Are the roads safe to drive? We'll just have an ordinary 2wd.
Thanks.
admin - re: Arriving late Super Administrator | 2013-01-08 21:26:10
Sue wrote:
Hi, could you tell me if its okay to arrive late (10pm) to the campgrounds? Are the roads safe to drive? We'll just have an ordinary 2wd.
Thanks.

Hi Sue, you can arrive anytime, just try to keep the noise down to not disturb other campers. The road is passable in a 2wd, but it is dirt/gravel road so do drive carefully.
Please be aware the park is closed today due bushfire danger.
Matt :)
grant - hot water showers IP:49.176.65.xxx | 2013-08-01 02:06:23
Hi can anybody tell me if they still have hot water showers at the information center for a fee cheers
Steve horse ride - Camping T Newnes IP:121.217.168.xxx | 2014-04-26 13:23:38
U can't camp with pets in the National Park camp ground BUT the hotel (with no beer) and adjacent camp grounds are not in National Park so u can take pets. You can't take pets into park tho which is where the ruins and glow worm tunnel are located. Also u can get there with a reasonable caravan or camper trailer. There were lots there this weekend both at hotel and in National Park camp grounds
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