A 4WD adventure along the steep T-Rdige trail in Nymboida National Park takes you to Nymboida Campground on the wild river. A large grassy campground is on a terrace above the river. There are informal campsites along the river, but these are at risk of sudden floods. A short walk on the river bank downstream from the campground leads to an old stockman’s slab hut in a grassy paddock.
Like the Junction Campground, Nymboida Campground is a popular stop on the 195 km Clarence River Canoe and Kayak Trail. The river is home to the last wild-breeding population of critically endangered eastern freshwater cod. No fishing is allowed between 1 August and 31 October every year to protect the cod during spawning season.
Access Nymboida National Park either by following Doboy Road from the old Grafton to Glen Innes Road across the forested Buccarumbi Ranges, or from the Gwydir Highway on Ramornie Trail. Doboy Road is easy travelling, but Ramornie Road has some ruts and includes a crossing of Main Creek.
Link to the Junction and Platypus Flats posts