Newnes Private Campground - NSW

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DEG: -33.174003 150.237649
DMS: 33º 10' 26.41" S 150º 14' 15.56" E
UTM: 56 H 6326024mN 242420mE
Altitude: 515.6m


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Newnes New South Wales 2790
Phone: 02 6355 1247


This is a private campground run by the owner/operator of the historic Newnes Hotel.

The camping area is a large, grassed flat on the western bank of the Wolgan River, suitable for tents, campervans, camper trailers, caravans and motor homes. There are also some cabins available for weekend hire. Bookings during peak periods are advised, but otherwise are not required. Payment can be made at the old hotel.

Spring water is available if required and firewood is sold by the wheel barrow load. BYO everything else as the nearest shops are at Lithgow, about 47km.

Other facilities include flushing toilets, showers (fee), use of the hotel phone (urgent calls only, please, it is not a chat facility) and a wash-up trough. Pets are allowed.

Newnes was a successful but short-lived shale mining town in the early 20th century, producing various petroleum based products from 1907 to 1912. There is a fascinating self-guided walk through the nearby industrial ruins, with a brochure available from the old hotel (now a kiosk/museum) if it is open. An excellent potted history can be found at

There is a great walk from the historic industrial area along the old railway line to the glow worm tunnel, about 8km each way, or you can drive back along the access road to a carpark about 6km from the campground and walk a 7.5km loop through the tunnel from there.
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Mount Boyce Aws
Distance from Newnes Private Campground 49.51km S
Mean Max. °C23.822.720.317.013.510.19.311.314.617.419.922.1
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Mean Rain mm116.8129.2104.558.061.575.643.851.556.768.5104.683.0

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