Dunphys Camping Area

Free Camping - New South Wales


Dunphy’s campground is a great option if you’re looking for a Blue Mountains camping getaway, less than an hour’s drive from Katoomba and Blackheath. Offering 15 sites in a grassy, open setting with views of Mt Cloudmaker and the Wild Dog mountains, it’s suitable for both tents and camper trailers.

The campground makes a great base for day walks and fishing along the Cox’s River, extended hikes to Kanangra Walls, and climbing Narrow Neck’s cliffs. The short, family-friendly walk up to Bellbird Point is delightful in spring. You can also connect with Six Foot walking track, down the road, or the 132km Katoomba to Mittagong trail.

Nature lovers are well catered for here. Keep an eye out for kangaroos and wombats visiting the grassy clearings, or wedge-tailed eagles and flocks of cockatoos above. History buffs can check out the ruins of an original settler’s cottage nearby. The campground is named after conservationist Myles Dunphy, who played a key role in the formation of Blue Mountains National Park.

Dunphys campground is equipped with undercover gas barbecues, fire rings, picnic tables, toilets and parking.


  • Picnic tables
  • BBQs
  • Carpark 
  • Toilets

Please Note

  •     Access to Dunphys campground is through private property, so please be respectful during your stay. Drive slowly and watch out for children, livestock and native animals. Please leave gates open or shut as you found them.
  •     This campground is in a remote location, so ensure you're well-prepared.
  •     If you’re planning a walk in the back country it’s a good idea to fill in the free trip intention form and hire a PLB before setting out.


Bookings are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.

Great remote campground with picnic tables and a single toilet. The road from the old ford to this camping area is a good quality dirt road, but there are some steep sections with tight bends. The campground is large and flat but the road in is not suitable for large motorhomes or large caravans especially in the wet.

Although the only access to this camp is through private land the camp site is inside the National Park so pets are not allowed.

No water, no flush toilets at this site
Camping Fee - Adult $6.00
Per adult, per night - from