Dalmorton, Guy Fawkes River Conservation Area, is across from the site of the old pioneer town of Dalmorton...or what's left of it.
The camp site itself is set above the river and has shaded spots for small groups and a large open grassed area with fire pits for larger groups. Wedged in the valley between two national parks makes for a beautiful and peaceful spot to set up camp. The river is pleasant for a dip with local turtles, however fishing is currently prohibited due to the river being a conservation area for the endanger Eastern Cod.
It's quite the trek out to Dalmorton down the old unsealed road, especially if you're coming from Glen Innes. As a point of interest for the history buffs, an amazing convict built tunnel lies on the old road several Kms up from the campsite. Well worth a look.
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Cost: Cost: $6 per adult per night. $3.50 per child per night. Bookings are not available for this campground.
For further information contact Dorrigo Rainforest Centre (02) 6657 2309 Contact hours: 9am-4.30pm Monday to Sunday (closed Christmas Day)
Getting there: From Glen Innes head east 35Km on the Gwydir Hwy. Turn Right into Old Grafton Rd and follow for about 70km to Dalmorton.
From Grafton take the Gwydir Hwy about 2km west and then turn onto Old Glen Innes Rd. Eventually this turns into Old Grafton Rd that will take you 60km directly to Dalmorton .
Note: Road is mostly unsealed but accessible by 2WD...and watch out for wandering cows.
Platypus Bush Camp, Finch Hatton
Mackay Hinterland, QLD
Platypus Bush Camp, Finch Hatton Gorge, in the Mackay Hinterland is set on 20 acres of lowland rainforest bordering Eungella National Park.
See the site right here