Abercrombie River National Park

Arkstone, NSW

Where are we going?

Abercrombie River National Park
Emden Vale Rd
Arkstone NSW 2795

02 6336 1972

What is there to do?

Kids, don't you fancy getting out into nature, rather than sitting indoors staring at a screen all day? We thought so!

Abercrombie River National Park is a great place to spend the day with your family - you can camp, fish, swim, canoe, or just play and explore! 

The park itself has a range of terrains which are fascinating to explore. There are dense mountain gum forests in the north of the park, to the lower and more open forests to the south.

Jump in your 4WD and follow the fire trails! Uncover the abandoned gold miners cottage. Diggings, water races and sluices - relics from the 1800's gold rush - can be found as you just hike along the river banks!

If you love history, you  might even come across traces of ancient Aboriginal campsites along the  creek and river banks.

Wildlife is abundant here. Kangaroos, wallabies, and emus can be spotted all year round. If you happen to stumble across an isolated waterhole, be very quiet....you might see a platypus playing! They are most likely to come out at dawn or dusk, so if you have your mind set on them, time it well!

It's also a great way for kids to learn about the habitats of these creatures, and the importance of conservation.

There are also more than 60 species of birds.

The Sink, The Beach and Silent Creek camping areas are only accessible to 4WD vehicles. The Bummaroo Ford camping area can be reached with a conventional car.

Doesn't that sound better than the computer!

When can we go?

Year round day light access.


Any top tips?

The rivers and creeks are home to trout cod and Macquarie perch, both of which are protected by law. River blackfish, silver perch and Murray cray are also found here: all of these species are rare in the region. If you catch a trout cod, Macquarie perch or silver perch, you must please carefully return it to the water.

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