Total Fire Ban
For information and updates see Rural Fire Service website.
Please note bookings are essential
The Upper Colo Camping / Recreation Reserve is situated beside the Colo River and covers 13.8 hectares, two-thirds is native bushland that adjoins the Wollemi National Park. Colo Wilderness has been identified as one of the 20 real wilderness areas remaining in South East Australia.
The reserve offers a wilderness camping experience with great access to the Colo River. It is ideal for families and those that want to enjoy nature. Other features include:
Please respect the reserve and its wildlife as we would like to keep it for future generations The motto for the Colo Wilderness area is "Take nothing but photographs, leave nothing but footprints"
The Reserve is open all year round. Gates are locked between 8.00pm and 8.00am during day light saving months and between 6.00pm and 8.00am during the autumn/winter months. Day trippers are welcome. The Upper Colo Reserve is isolated and surrounded by bushland, and thus in times of extreme weather conditions/fire the Reserve may be closed. If you are unsure if this will apply on the dates you are camping please contact Council on (02) 4560 4444 (between 8.30am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday), before leaving home or The Rural Fire Service on (02) 4575 1601 or check the website outside office hours.
In the event of a total Fire Ban
Address: Hulbert Road, Upper Colo NSW 2756
Turn right off Upper Colo Road into Colo Heights Road, cross over the wooden bridge then turn left at the Telstra Tower into Hulbert Road then veer left at the "Y" intersection to enter the Upper Colo Reserve.
If the roadway at the low level bridge at Upper Colo is flooded there is an alternate route into the Reserve.
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