Free camp at Rocky Creek Glacial Area and explore Mt Kaputar National Park, New South Wales

Rocky Creek Glacial Area near Bingara NSW by Nicole Piper
Image by Nicole Piper

Isn’t it amazing what good rain can do? A year ago we showed you photos of Rocky Creek Glacial Area – a freedom camp south west of beautiful Bingara, New South Wales, literally metres off the road to Narrabri, New South Wales.

Check out the video we took when we were there, it looks different to this gushing view snapped by Nicole Piper.

You can see how you can swim in a series of natural spas! Note: there is no ice or glaciers now, but the geological wonder is a good place to cool off.

It’s NSW site 375 (or 618 in your NSW book in the CAMPS Pendium) and there is some dirt road. It’s free, pet friendly, there’s toilets and shade.

Rocky Creek Glacial Area near Bingara NSW

Just 28 km down the Killarney Gap Road, into the Narrabri Shire is Sawn Rocks, in Mt Kaputar National Park. These very unusual rock formations which look like a wall of pipes, called “organ piping”.

They are perfectly aligned and the pentagonal basalt crystals resulted from slow, even cooling of the molten rock. Forty metres high of evidence of a volcanic past.

Rocky Creek Glacial Area near Bingara NSW by Anne Hawthorne
Image by Anne Hawthorne

Sawn Rocks has a 750m walking track and platform, picnic area with shelters, BBQs and toilet. Camping areas are located at Bark Hut and Dawsons Spring, in the middle of the National Park. In the far north of the park, you can also visit the spectacular Waa Gorge.

Bark Hut, NSW
Bark Hut, NSW

Pick up a brochure from Bingara Tourist Info Centre. Have you visited these camps and attractions? There’s heaps more free and budget sites in our books and Camps Australia Wide App.

Dawson Spring, NSW
Dawson Spring, NSW

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