Car Camping at Newness Wolgan River and Walking

Sydney Bushwalks & Getaways
Sydney Bushwalks & Getaways
Public group

Newnes campground

Newnes Ruins Road · Newnes

How to find us

-33.174694, 150.238089 Newnes lies on the western edge of Wollemi National Park, about 200km northwest of Sydney and 50km north of Lithgow. Newnes is on the Wolgan River.,

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What we'll do

From Sydney, follow the Great Western Highway to Lithgow. Stay on the Highway past Lithgow and take the Mudgee turnoff on the left about 8km past the traffic lights at Lithgow. 4km further on at Wallerawang, take the signposted turnoff to the right to Newnes

The campground, known as Southside, is free and has one pit toilet. Getting there requires crossing the Wolgan River at the ford on your right about 250m past the old hotel. Turn left at the T-intersection on the other side of the river, and follow the road, and you can see the campground on your left after about 500m. The river bottom is not sealed, and is sometimes sandy and sometimes rocky. 4WD and AWD vehicles are usually able to cross. 2WD cars should check the river before trying to cross, particularly if rain is forecast. If it rains, you will have trouble getting back. You can also leave your car on the other side of the river and walk across.

We will be walking each day. Walks TBA.

This is a joint meetup with:
Sydney Bushwalks and Getaways -
Newcastle Bushwalks and Getaways -

Over 18 years old only please.

All campers will need to be Financial 2020 to camp with us.
Please do a direct debit deposit for Sydney: St George BSB[masked] ACC[masked] Wendy Harvey. Please use your Meetup Profile name in the bank reference. OR you can pay me $10 cash on arrival.

Car Pooling:
If you want to carpool, post your request on each group site if you are a member of more than one.
You will be expected to share the costs. Please discuss cost with driver, but as a guide expect to pay 10c per km per passenger.

It is always good to have pre dinner nibbles.
You’re encouraged to bring something to share. Easy - chips, crackers, dip, cheese, nuts etc

If necessary call the event hosts:

DISCLAIMER. Your health and safety is our priority and we take care to minimize risk and avoid accidents and injuries. However, Organizers and Hosts are not responsible for your health and safety and do not accept any liability for accidents or injuries that may occur during Meetup activities or events.
HEALTH & SAFETY. Please remember that everyone is responsible for their own health and safety. Please wear good bushwalking shoes and bring a backpack, picnic lunch, a hat, sunscreen, rain jacket, first aid kit and at least 1.5L water.
SAFETY WARNING. Please stay away from cliff edges and be very careful when walking on wet and slippery rocks. It is not worth the risk to get close to waterfalls or cliff edges to get a better photo, as you could be endangering the lives of yourself and other people.
If you see any potential health or safety problems, please ask the people involved to be careful and not risk accidents or injuries to themselves or other people.