Long Gully campground, like Budawang in general, is one for experienced travellers. Located on a grassy flat beside Yadboro River, surrounded by blackbutt trees and rising steeply on the northern side, this is a place you come to get away from everything. Facilities are minimal – pit toilets and picnic tables, with no marked sites – but the sort of person who comes here is self-sufficient and hardy. Plus, the scenery is spectacular. Bring the tent, firewood, and enough food to last (water can be collected from the river and boiled), then settle down in scenic solitude. The remoteness of Long Gully means your closest neighbours are likely to be goannas and wallabies, though there is an adjacent picnic area. Avid bushwalkers will want to pack their hiking boots and compass as well for an exhilarating walk in the Budawang backcountry. The arduous trek to the Castle also begins from here, suitable for well-equipped adventurers only. Wherever you end up, return to a refreshing splash in Yadboro, though better swimming opportunities can be found in nearby Clyde River. Don’t forget your towel.
Getting There and Parking
Long Gully campground is at the northern end of Budawang National Park. To get there from Milton:
- Follow the signs to Pigeon House Mountain Didthul
- Rather than turning onto Pigeon House Road, continue on Yadboro Road and cross Clyde River, merging onto the Western Distributor.
- Turn right onto Long Gully Road and continue to the campground
- There is no long vehicle access to Long Gully campground
- 4WD vehicle access ONLY.
- Camper trailer site
- Camping beside vehicle
- Picnic tables
What to Bring
Cooking and drinking water.
Bookings are required. Book online at https://nsw.rezexpert.com/book?business_code=500652&type_id=3954&_ga=2.18478713.1553380479.1621207125-2051782135.1568159389 or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757. There are no camping fees at this campground however a $6 booking fee applies.
- Sites are unmarked and unpowered
- This campground is suitable for groups
- A permit is needed to camp at Cooyoyo Creek over the Easter and October long weekends.
- The Budawangs is a declared wilderness area and to protect the environment there are some restrictions on group sizes, firewood use and camping locations, including camping in rock overhangs. Please refer to the Guidelines for walking in the Budawang Wilderness.
- Dangerous unexploded ordnance is located in the former Tianjara Military Training Area, please see Alerts.
AddressLong Gully Road
Budawang National Park, New South Wales, 2622
Coordinates & Contact Details-35.3209, 150.191902 4887 7270
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