Long Gully Campground
Long Gully campground, like Budawang in general, is one for experienced travellers. Located on a grassy flat beside Yadboro River, surrounded by blackbutt trees and rising steeply on the northern side, this is a place you come to get away from everything. Facilities are minimal pit toilets and picnic tables, with no marked sites but the sort of person who comes here is self-sufficient and hardy. Plus, the scenery is spectacular.
Bring the tent, firewood, and enough food to last (water can be collected from the river and boiled), then settle down in scenic solitude. The remoteness of Long Gully means your closest neighbours are likely to be goannas and wallabies, though there is an adjacent picnic area. Avid bushwalkers will want to pack their hiking boots and compass as well for an exhilarating walk in the Budawang backcountry. The arduous trek to the Castle also begins from here, suitable for well-equipped adventurers only.
Wherever you end up, return to a refreshing splash in Yadboro, though better swimming opportunities can be found in nearby Clyde River. Don't forget your towel.
Prior to your visit, always check the NPWS website for updates on closures and current area conditions.
Disabled access available, contact operator for details.