I was curious to know what the NSW camping would be like, after racing through it on our way into Queensland about 6 months before. Our first stay after that was Koreelah Creek, and we were impressed just by the drive in, from Darlington Park.
As it turns out, this place sets a pretty high standard for camping in NSW, and got us excited to spend a number of months exploring it all. Asides from the beautiful scenery, it had great swimming and some fantastic places for the kids to play.
Where is Koreelah Creek?
You’ll find this stunning place not far from Killarney and Woodenbong.
What is the camping like?
I really rate this camp site. It’s got just 8 camp sites, but they’re all within about 15 metres of the creek, are really big, have a mix of sun and shade and are in an area that is really picturesque.
Amenities at Koreelah Creek
You’ll find fire pits here at each camp site (although they’re small, and some people have built bigger rock ones), and two drop toilets up the end of the camp site.
Koreelah Falls and swimming
Just a few hundred metres away from camp site number 8 is the day use area, and a short walk down to the water. The falls are here, and they’re easy enough to get to, with a beautiful little creek in the shade and a big pool at the bottom that is easily deep enough to swim in. Many spots were well over 3 metres deep, and whilst the entry and exit requires a bit of care, its well worth the effort to have a dip.
Bookings and cost
This needs booking in advance, and costs $ per night. There is zero phone reception at camp, so book before you get here, or you’ll be driving around trying to find some on a hill. We only paid $15.60 for the night for our family, which is very reasonable.
A few days later we went to Sheepstation creek, and paid $30.60 per night, which is (in our opinion) expensive, and I’ve got no idea why its so much more.
What’s worth doing nearby?
We left camp one morning and headed to the Condamine River Road 4WD track, which is exceptional, relatively short and very easy. We then headed to Brown falls and did the scramble to the waterfall, which is beautiful.
We then continued up to Daggs Waterfall, and did the walk to Queen Mary Falls and around, which was also beautiful. A short drive back to camp, and we kicked back with a swim and an ice-cream; tough life!
Koreelah Creek is great
What more can we say? If you want a small, quiet campground with everything you’d need and more at a reasonable price, with spectacular falls to see nearby a few nights at Koreelah Creek is completely and utterly worth doing.