Gumma Crossing Reserve
Gumma Crossing Reserve, on the banks of beautiful Warrell Creek, is a nature based camp ground under the control of Nambucca Shire Council.
An unspoiled part of Paradise - just this side of heaven!
Gumma reserve is a delightful hideaway just east of Macksville on the banks of Warrell Creek. It is ideally suited to self-contained travellers as the only facilities provided are toilets, cold showers, garbage collection, boat ramp, BBQ and picnic tables. Dump point available. Some limited drinking water and firewood is also available but where possible you should take supplies.
The main activities are:
- Fishing - either from the banks or from your boat
- Swimming - in the river
- Bird watching
It is possible to cross Warrell Creek to access the ocean beach but beware that dangerous rips are prevalent.
Please drive with caution if travelling to Boultons's Crossing / Gumma Reserve, the access road is unsealed. Nambucca Shire Council wishes to advise that ALL personal items should be secured in a safe spot when camping at this reserve as there have been some thefts in recent times. Council accepts no responsibility when items are lost or stolen.
Gumma Reserve is located 5.7 km east of Macksville along the Gumma Road.
The Council does not reserve sites and it should be noted that it will quickly fill during school holidays.
$20 per site per night in the NSW Christmas school holidays, the Easter school holidays and the September/October school holidays with the maximum number of people allowable per site being five. Additional persons are charged $5.00/head. Maximum 12 people per site.
$12 per site per night for 2 persons outside of the NSW Christmas school holidays, the Easter school holidays and the September/October school holidays. Additional persons charged at $5.00/person. Maximum 12 people per site.
Dogs are allowed within the Reserve provided that they are kept on a leash at all times, are not left unattended, aggressive or excessively noisy, and you clean up after them; bags are provided for this purpose.
Council's Ranger will collect the fee on a daily basis.
The following camping rules are applied to ensure the enjoyment and safety of all users of the Reserve
No camping within 10 metres of creek bank
Dogs must be on a leash at all times. The ranger polices and fines will be issued if dogs are not on a leash.
No chemical waste to be placed in septic
No unoccupied vans on campsites
Vans and buses are to be parked at right angles and tow hitches to the road
No parking between emergency access signs
A parent must accompany all children under the age of 16 (sixteen)
All restrictions on use of fire to be obeyed
Maximum stay is one month
Please note that the access road can be cut during floods, isolating the Reserve. Please be vigilant during extended periods of heavy rain.
The Nambucca Valley. Discover it. Love it.
For many years Gumma has been a closely guarded secret spot and directions not easy to find. If coming from the north: turn left into River street in Macksville, immediately after crossing the traffic bridge. If coming from the south: turn right into Partridge Street at Macksville Pool & Aquatic Centre, then left into Wilis Street and right into River Street.
Signs to Boultons Crossing / Gumma Reserve will then show you the way. River Street changes name to Gumma Road, go up the rise, take the second turn at Boulton's Crossing to the left.