Looking for somewhere well away from everyone else to take the family for a few days break? The Beach – not surprisingly, given the name – is a campground on a stretch of sand by the water. Shaded by casuarinas, it’s sheltered by a wall of rock deep in the valley.
It’s a short stroll upstream from the campground to a deep waterhole that’s great for swimming. Take the opportunity while you’re here to explore Abercrombie River National Park in your 4WD or bring your mountain bike if you’re feeling energetic – the fire trails are rarely used, so are perfect for keen cyclists.
Wallabies and kangaroos are often seen hanging around The Beach and, although sightings are never guaranteed, platypuses live in waterholes along the river. They’re best spotted either as the sun rises or sets. If you’re here during spring – a beautiful time to visit Abercrombie River – look for the pretty yellow and red pea flowers (also called bacon and egg flowers) and the beautifully scented white blooms of the tea tree.
**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 **