Closest point to drive and park is on sealed roads, from there it is on foot to the campsite
63 km N of Sydney
GPS: Latitude 33° 19′ 39.144"S Longitude 151° 5′ 22.128"E (-33.32754, 151.08948)
Walking access only - used as an overnight spot when people are walking the Old Great North Road walk. The campsite is located just east of the intersection of the Great North Road and Simpson Track.
There is a long walk into this campsite There are a total of 6 campsitesThis large, open campsite is found next to the Old Great North Road, at the top of the Simpson Track. The campsite is great for people walking or cycling in the area. There is a pit toilet, a few fire circles and plenty of places to pitch some tents. There is a water tank next to the toilet - if this is empty, there is sometimes water in Ten Mile Hollow Creek a short distance north along the OGNR (otherwise the Wat Buddha Dhamma, about 600m south along the OGNR, provides a water tank for visitors). Treat water before drinking. The area was formally a stockade (a camp) for the convicts who built the road in c.1830. Later the area was named 'Snodgrass Valley' and plans to build a town were developed, however neither the name nor the town proved popular (even at 2 pounds an acre). Solomon Wiseman (of Wisemans Ferry fame) was given 100 acres to build an inn, however it is not clear if the inn was ever built.
Bookings and contact information
You are not able to book these campsites - first come basisFor more information contact the Central Coast and Hunter Range Campsite bookings office on:Phone:02 4320 4203
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Free Camping - no camp fees applyAdult=$0 Per NightChildren=$0 Per Night
No car entry fees applyVehicle=$0 Per Day
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.
ActivitiesSwimmingThere is nowhere to swimNearest known Camping Stores
Distance (straight line)
BCF Australia Pty Ltd
354 Manns Rd , Gosford West
(02) 4322 5833
Shop 18, 482 Pacific Hwy, Wyoming
(02) 4324 6515
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs
Homemakers Supa Centre Cnr Wyong Rd & Bryant Drv , Tuggerah
Named after the traditional custodians (the Darug People), this park has much history and some great sandstone formations. The wildflowers in spring add a wonderful touch of colour to the bushland. The Old Great North Road including its quarries, bridges and other features improves access and provides a great deal of interest for visitors. Close to Sydney and Gosford, it feels like stepping back in time when visiting this park.