Blue Mountains Free Camping

The Blue Mountains region is a mountainous area bordering the western fringe of the greater Sydney metropolitan area and extending to the western slopes beyond Lithgow.

PJ Hall Park Lake Wallace
PJ Hall Park Lake Wallace is a pretty Camping area and picnic spot where you can enjoy swimming sailing and canoeing.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 72 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessibleHot ShowersDrinking WaterHose Attachment TapMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesBBQBinCaravansLong RigDump PointPets WelcomeSwimmingBird WatchingPhoto OpportunityCanoeing Kayaking
  • Camping Area
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Children's Play Facility
  • Public Dump Point

O'Connell Hotel
O'Connell Hotel is located between Bathurst and Oberon on O'Connell Road. There is a paddock where you can stay with your caravan or motorhome. No power or facilities in the paddock.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsHot ShowersMobile Phone CoveragePublic PhonePicnic TablesBinCaravansLong RigPets WelcomeMealsTakeaway FoodCoffee & TeaCold DrinksLPG Swap
  • Day Use Area
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Sit Down Meals
  • Alcohol Licence

Mount Tomah Rest Area
Mount Tomah Rest Area is a small, circular rest area with bitumen surface. There is room for a couple of caravans here and the ground is reasonably level.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBinCaravansPets Welcome
  • Day Use Area
  • Overnight Rest Area

Sunny Corner Recreation Reserve
Sunny Corner Recreation Reserve is a paddock that used to have facilities. If you go there for the facilities you will be disappointed.
Free Overnight CampMobile Phone CoverageShadeFire PlaceCaravansLong RigTent SitePets Welcome
  • Camping Area

Jenolan Campground
Jenolan Campground as a day rest area has been closed due to vandalism. Overnight area is as per State Forest regulations.
Free Overnight CampDrinking WaterShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceCaravansTent SitePets WelcomeWalking
  • Campground
  • Overnight Rest Area

Flat Rock Fish River Camping Area
Flat Rock Fish River Camping Area is an excellent spot, large free camp suitable for large rigs, caravans, with toilet, picnic table, fireplaces, TV reception, but no phone or internet service.
Free Overnight CampToiletsDrinking WaterShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBBQBinCaravansLong RigTent SitePets WelcomeRiver FishingWalking
  • Campground
  • Fishing Spot

Boyd River Campground
This camping ground is set among snow gums. At night you can see greater gliders, sugar gliders, brushtail possums, tawny frogmouths, wombats, wallabies and kangaroos.
Dry Access OnlyFree Overnight CampToiletsAccessiblePicnic TablesFire PlaceCaravansTent SiteNo PetsWalking
  • Campground
A section of the Great Dividing Range, The Blue Mountains Region was first crossed by the three explorers, Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson, in 1813. Their names have been immortalised numerous times, having been used for town names, street names and other titles.

The Greater Blue Mountains Area is a World Heritage site. It is a place of rugged tablelands, sheer cliffs, deep, inaccessible valleys and rivers and lakes teeming with life. The rare plants and animals that live in this natural place relate an extraordinary story of Australia's antiquity, its diversity of life. This is the story of the evolution of Australia's unique eucalypt vegetation and its associated communities, plants and animals.

The Blue Mountains National Park lies on the eastern side of the Great Dividing Range. The plateau slopes gently down from west to east from a height of around 1,100m near Mt Victoria to less than 200m around Glenbrook. There are four major rivers that have most of their catchment inside the park; the Wollangambe River in the north, the Grose River in the centre, and the Coxs and Wollondilly Rivers in the south.

More than 400 different kinds of animals live within the rugged gorges and tablelands of the Greater Blue Mountains Area. These include threatened or rare species of conservation significance, such as the tiger quoll, the koala, the yellow-bellied glider and the long-nosed potoroo as well as rare reptiles and amphibians including the green and golden bell frog and the Blue Mountain water skink.