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 and the Gumma Reserve Committee.
An un-spoilt part of Paradise - just this side of heaven!
Gumma reserve is a delightful hideaway just east of Macksville on the banks of Warrell Creek ( more a river thean a creek)! It is ideally suited to self contained travellers as the only facilities provided are toilets, garbage collection, boat ramp, BBQ and picnic tables. Some limited drinking water 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.
Boulton's Crossing (Gumma Reserve) & Camping Ground
Please drive with caution if travelling to Boultons's Crossing / Gumma Reserve, the access road is damaged due to recent flooding. 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 to be charged at $5.00/head
$12 per site per night outside of 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 two people. Additional persons to be charged at $5.00 per person.
$10 per site per night outside of the NSW Christmas school holidays, the Easter school holidays and the September/October school holidays for single travellers.
Council allows dogs on leads at the Gumma Reserve up until November 2014 and reviews the situation prior the peak season.
Council charges a fee for dogs of $2.00 per night.
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
· 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.
Nambucca Shire Council
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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.