Exploring the Kowmung River Fire Trail. Pic: tracks.4x4earth.com

Dingo Dell is a great offroad campground located within the Kanangra-Boyd National Park to the northwest of Sydney.

The national park features a fun 4WD run along the Kowmung Fire Trail, which leads down to the bushy campsite on the banks of Tuglow Hole Creek.

The park and campsite are just an 180km run northwest of Sydney, so are perfectly located for an overnight mission for most Sydneysiders, and are certainly in range of a daytrip for some western Sydney residents.

Kowmung Fire Trail is accessed via Kanangra Walls Road or Banshea Road and is 4WD access only, which helps to minimise crowds most of the time.

Tuglow Hole Creek is only a trickle except after heavy rains, but there are generally a couple of waterholes deep enough to cool off in during hot weather.


4WDING is the main reason to visit the area, with the Kowmung Fire Trail proving a fun and accessible offroad excursion in most conditions.

Track conditions tend to deteriorate fairly quickly in wet weather, so keep an eye on the forecast when planning a visit.

SWIMMING in Tuglow Hole Creek is popular during the hotter summer months when daytime temperatures can be sweltering.

MOUNTAIN BIKING is very popular on the trails around Dingo Dell and within the park. The Morong Falls trail is 3.7km each way and is accessed by turning south off Morong Creek Fire Trail and leads into the Kanangra-Boyd Wilderness Area.


LOCATION: The Kanangra-Boyd National Park is located 180km from Sydney’s outskirts and is accessed via the Great Western Highway and the Jenolin Caves Road.

CAMPING at Dingo Dell is via 4WD access only. Non-flush toilets and picnic tables are provided. Campers are advised to bring their own firewood.

FUEL is available in the Blue Mountains area at Katoomba, Blackheath, Springwood and Blaxland.

MORE INFO is available at www.environment.nsw.gov.au

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