The Location

Platypus Flat campground is an idyllic setting among the tall trees and rugged granite gorges of Nymboi-Binderay National Park on the Dorrigo plateau. Overlooking the rainforest-lined river banks of Nymboida River, it’s an ideal spot for adventure-seekers who love kayaking, walking and fishing. Located along the Moonpar Forest drive, pitch your tent and settle in before you explore this rugged country. Launch your canoe for a paddling trip along the beautiful river, or try a guided rafting or kayak adventure. In the heat of summer, the nearby swimming hole is excellent for a refreshing dip. In the evening, stoke up a campfire in one of the fire pits and settle back for a wood-fired barbecue feast. If you’re keen to see some wildlife, grab a torch and look for tiger quolls, gliders and owls.

Camping Type

Suitable for tents only. Visitors may have a short walk to find a tent site.


  • Picnic tables
  • BBQs
  • Carpark
  • Drinking water

What to Bring

  • Drinking and cooking water

Please Note

  •     Check in 12pm, check out 11am
  •     A maximum of 2 sites can be booked in 1 customer name.
  •     This is a remote campground so you'll need to be self sufficient.
  •     The Nymboida River downstream from Platypus Flat campground is remote and inaccessible. It has dangerous rapids (up to Grade 6). Only experienced, well-equipped and prepared whitewater paddlers should attempt this river.
  •     Always check for road closures before starting your journey. This campground is remote and weather can change quickly.


Bookings are required. Book online at or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.







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