**Please note: this is only suitable for tents, swags & camper trailers only. It accessed by 4WD only in dry weather. It is not suitable for 2WD's, caravans and motorhomes.**
The beautiful and remote campground of Bendethera Valley is the ideal place for a relaxing break, as well as a great base for cavers keen to explore Bendethera Cave. Deua River flows through this open valley, which in early spring is adorned with the yellow bloom of Bendethera wattle and in winter sometimes holds a magical morning mist.
Along the river are plenty of swimming spots and the kids will have loads of fun on lilos. Have a picnic on the bank and keep your binoculars handy for birdwatching as a multitude of species make their home in the area. There are walking opportunities around the campground, but, for a decent hike, head northwest on Bendethera Cave track.
At dusk, look out for kangaroos, wallabies and wombats grazing on the grassy flats. As the sun goes down, relax with friends and family around an open fire.
Activities: walking, mountain biking, motor vehicle use, paddling, adventure caving, liloing, swimming, astronomy and star gazing, birdwatching, picnics and barbecues
Getting there: Bendethera Valley campground is in the southern precinct of Deua National Park.
To get there from the east (nearest town, Moruya):
- Take Western Boundary Road turnoff from Princes Highway (south of Moruya).
- Turn left onto Little Sugarloaf Road
- Follow Bendethera fire trail
To get there from the west (nearest town, Braidwood):
- Take Middle Mountain Road (via Krawarree Road) and Minuma Range fire trail.
- Turn onto Dampier Mountain fire trail
Facilities: wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets, fire rings (bring your own firewood), picnic tables, trackhead/access point
Water supply: You can get water from the river, though it must be boiled before drinking.
AddressDampier Mountain Fire Trail
Bendethera, New South Wales, 2545
Coordinates & Contact Details-35.969, 149.747402 4476 0800
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