Budds Mare campground and picnic area

Budds Mare Campground, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. Photo: Piers Thomas/NSW Government
Budds Mare Campground, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. Photo: Gerhard Koertner/NSW Government

Budds Mare campground and picnic area

Budds Mare Trail, Walcha, New South Wales 2354

1300 072 757



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Budds Mare campground and picnic area is a great place to escape for an evening or two of rugged bush camping in a World Heritage-listed landscape. The campground is right on the edge of the tablelands, with a spectacular lookout over the Apsley River Gorge. Once you've set up your campsite, it's time to explore. The Budds Mare to Riverside walk leaves from the campground, taking you down to Riverside campground and picnic area along a 7km track. It is a strenuous walk that is suitable for experienced bushwalkers. You'll be rewarded at Riverside though, with picnic tables, barbecues and swimming holes in the Apsley River. There are some facilities at this campground, including wood barbecues that are great for roasting marshmallows, but it's a good idea to arrive well prepared for your weekend getaway. **To keep visitors safe ALL camping in NSW national parks now requires a booking. For day visitors, please plan ahead and visit outside of peak periods (11am and 2pm). Check park alerts and visit COVID-19 updates for more information before visiting any park – www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au **

Facilities found here

Barbeque, Non Smoking,

Accessibility Information

Disabled access available, contact operator for details.,

Rooms Available

Enjoy stunning World Heritage scenery at Budds Mare campground and picnic area. With scenic views of Apsley River Gorge, it's a great weekend getaway for walking, fishing and relaxing.


  • Barbecue

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the New England High Country region and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders – past, present and emerging – and acknowledge the important role Indigenous Peoples continue to play within the New England High Country community.