Gungarlin River campground - Kosciuszko National Park

National Park - New South Wales


Gungarlin River campground is a peaceful spot nestled among black sallee trees beside the crystal-clear Gungarlin River. Around 50km drive from Jindabyne via a 4WD-only trail, it’s a great place to get back to nature.

Enjoy summer fishing in the river, or explore the management trails on a bushwalk, mountain bike or horse ride. You’ll find historic alpine huts dotted throughout the area, including nearby Botherum Plain Hut, and Daveys Hut which was built in 1909. To get there, cross the river at the bridge and follow the walking track heading northwest for 2km. Napthalis Homestead site is 1.5km further along the plain.

If you’re lucky, you’ll have this remote campground all to yourself, aside from the local wildlife. Red-necked wallabies and eastern grey kangaroos can often be seen bounding across the plains. At dusk, keep an eye out for wombats and ring-tailed possums that come down to the river to drink.

In spring and summer, the frost hollow grasslands are covered in yellow native daisies. At 1300m in elevation, temperatures can fall well below zero in winter, so it’s best to visit during the warmer months.

Number of campsites:    9

Camping type:    Tent, Camper trailer site, Camping beside my vehicle

Facilities:    Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, toilets

What to bring:    Drinking water, cooking water, firewood

Price:    Free. There are no camping fees at this campground but a $6 booking fee applies.

Entry fees:   Park entry fees don't apply to access this campground.

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

Please note:   

  • Access to this campground is by 4WD vehicle only.
  • Sites are unmarked and unpowered.
  • This campground is in a remote location, so you'll need to bring all your supplies with you.
  • The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable. Please arrive well prepared for your visit, especially in winter.
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