**Please note: access is via 4WD only - dry weather only. Camper trailers are suitable**
In a grassy clearing on the banks of Basin Creek, you’ll find Tin Mines campground. As the name suggests, the surrounding land was once mined and you can still see remnants its historic heritage scattered throughout the neighbouring bush - a sluice hole, dredge holes, water races and pieces of equipment.
Today, it’s a lovely place to camp and a great option when looking for a family camping holiday. Enjoy the cool shade of the swamp gums, which bear cream flowers during spring, and soak up the solitude. Located on Hume and Hovell walking trail, this secluded campground is often frequented by those hiking the Yass–Albury track.
You might also encounter some other locals: wallabies, wombats and echidnas can all be seen in the area. Noisy gang-gang cockatoos and different species of parrots rest in the trees and feed on the flowers, so get those birdwatching binoculars out. Nocturnal animals, including gliders, live high in the branches and become active as the sun sets, and you might hear the deep hoots of the endangered powerful owls during the night.
Activities: camping, birdwatching, exploring cultural heritage, astronomy and star gazing, picnics and barbecues
Natural setting: grassy woodlands
Cultural heritage: This area was once a tin mining extraction site and was also used by graziers during the early to mid 1900s.
Getting there: Tin Mines campground is located in the western section of Woomargama National Park. To get there from Albury:
Travel north on Hume Highway
Take the Woomargama exit
Turn right into Tunnel Road and travel about 10km to the park boundary
Turn left onto Tin Mines trail and travel approx 20km to the campground
Facilities: fire rings (firewood supplied), drinking water, picnic tables, non-flush toilets
Toilets: Sealed pit toilet.
Water supply: There is a 1000 litre water tank next to the single shelter and the semi-permanent Basin Creek runs through the site. It is recommended that all drinking water be boiled for at least 5-10 minutes.
Bookings: Bookings are not available for this campground.
Contact: Tumut, Phone: (02) 6947 7025
Woomargama, New South Wales, 2644
Coordinates & Contact Details-35.8609, 147.475402 6947 7025
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