Park Code of Ethics and Conduct

These rules are designed to protect you, the environment and the park, bearing in mind the park is always used by a number of various groups at the one time. Always be environmentally active.

The Scout Association of Australia, New South Wales Branch is the Trustee of Cataract Activity Centre. The Manager and his Rangers are responsible for its proper use. Persons using the Park must comply with any instructions given by the Manager or his delegated senior Ranger.

Flora & Fauna

Cataract Activity Centre is a registered Landcare site and as such all Flora & Fauna on this park is native and protected.

Foot Protection

Shoes or sandshoes, or the equivalent, must be worn at all times in and around the park. This includes going to and from the toilet/shower blocks. For your protection no thongs or bare feet are allowed.


Park users must at all times keep their campsite and facilities that are used by them clean and tidy. All rubbish must be placed in the bins provided. All users of the Park are requested to assist in maintaining the Park by allocating time to do a job of work. This could be as simple as the cleaning of rubbish. A list of tasks is available from the Manager.


The toilet/shower facilities are for your use and good hygiene must be observed at all times. Any malfunctioning of equipment must be reported to the Rangers. At no time should a Park user attempt to adjust any Park equipment especially gas hot water heaters.

Cooking/Camp Fires

Cooking/camp fires at the Park are often subject to State Fire lighting restrictions. The authority to use open fires can only be given by the Manager at the time of intended use. Any out of control fires must be reported URGENTLY to the Park Rangers. Fires are only to be in designated areas. NEVER LEAVE A FIRE IN THE CAMP SITE UNATTENDED

Fire Extinguishers

To use fire extinguishers for purposes other than extinguishing dangerous fires is prohibited and the Group responsible will incur the cost of recharging the extinguisher.

Personal Belongings

The Association cannot be responsible for the security of your personal items or camping equipment. Any theft or damages should be reported to the Rangers on duty.

Motor Vehicle Speed

Maximum motor vehicle speed on the Park is 20 km/h. No vehicular traffic is permitted on walking tracks or camping areas. Motor vehicles must be parked at the authorized parking area as directed by the Duty Rangers.


All accidents and cases of sickness must be reported to the Duty Rangers. First Aid facilities are available at the Rangers Lodge. (The house you reported to, upon arrival at the Park).

Main Gates

The main gates will be open at 7.00 am and closed at 10.30 pm each day.

On Departure

All camp sites and or buildings must be left clean and tidy. Please advise the Duty Rangers that your party is about to depart.

Sullage Points

There are sullage points located on all Sites, adjacent to the water tap. They are for disposing of fluid waste only, not for rubbish, which must be placed in the wheely bins provided on each Site.


The Scout Association aims to promote a healthy lifestyle and as such the habit of smoking contravenes that aim. Recognising the legal implications regarding passive smoking all buildings situated on all properties owned or controlled by the Scout Association have been declared “smoke free” areas. All other people using any of our properties are to be made aware of this. For complete details refer to the Scout Information Handbook Drug & Alcohol Policy Pg 86 & 87.


Whilst the Scout Association are not teetotallers, our responsibility to the youth and members and their parents require adult members to be particularly circumspect in regard to the consumption of alcohol. Consumption of alcohol in moderation is permitted at functions provided, that such areas are screened off from youth members. No alcohol is permitted at campsites or in the presence of youths.

Illegal Substances

The Scout Association is totally opposed to the use of illegal substances (drugs) by any person, using the Park facilities. Persons found doing so within the Park or on activity, based at the Park will be reported to the police.


All camping fees and monies owed to the park must be paid prior to your departure unless an invoice has been arranged with the office staff.

Water Usage

Cataract Activity Centre is a water conscious park and we do our part in conserving this precious resource. Australia is the world’s driest continent and water is a scarce resource. So to achieve water conservation practices we do things differently and hope that all who come here appreciate the simple term “WATER!” Check the lines for water leaks?? All water on the site is suitable for drinking.

From Campers We Ask

Do not do any washing under running taps, this includes “your dishes, cooking gear, clothes, etc.” All this should be done at your camp site out of sinks, dishes, buckets or Billies etc after carting water from the tap.

In Appreciation

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Tree with yellow flowers blooming
Cataract Scout Park entrance with Scouts holding papers infront