For those that don’t know, we (Jess & Andy) travel Australia with our coffee business. We get to see some pretty amazing places and we’ve come up with our top 5 camp spots in NSW. If driving north, these spots are in order and definitely need to be on your list.
1. Mimosa Rocks National Park (South Coast, NSW)
329kms south of Sydney near the towns of Tarthra and Bermagui. There are 4 main campsites here, Gillards Middle Beach, Aragannu and Picnic Point. We opted for Gillards. There are drop toilets, fireplaces (firewood available from guy at the entrance of park (seasonal).
Make sure to walk south along the beach, keeping an eye out for dolphins and head over the dunes to find an awesome fishing/swimming spot at Nelson Creek.
Price: $12 per adult $6 per child, the ranger walks around to collect once you’ve picked your site.
2. Honeymoon Bay (Jervis Bay area, NSW)
One of our favorite camp spots if it wasn’t for the plague of cicadas that inhabited the place. So loud! This isn’t always the case though so well worth a visit. Great sunsets, beautiful bay for swimming or paddling.
Camping is actually at the Beecroft weapons range. It’s a strange entrance to the area through security boom gates and a slightly corrugated road in but past all that you’ll be in paradise.
Site sizes vary and suitable for most set ups.
Price: $15 per site per night (unpowered) for 2 people. CHEAP! Children under 16 stay free too. Cash only. Pay at entrance gates between 1pm-3pm.
Note: You are only allowed to camp here on weekends or holiday periods.
3. Bouddi National Park (Central Coast, NSW)
Located near Gosford, we chose to stay at the Putty beach Campground. This place is not suitable for caravans/trailers, perfect for tents or in our case we had the campervan in car park and set up tables/chairs just inside the bollards on the grass.
There are BBQs, toilets and cold beach showers available.
Be sure to do the coastal walk and check out Gerrin Point lookout. Amazing.
Price: $34 per night (2 people).
4. Myall Lakes National Park (Mungo Brush Campground, NSW)
Just North of Newcastle, this park offers great walking, kayaking and fishing opportunities. We stayed at Mungo brush campground which was an easy drive from the lovely Hawks nest beach which is definitely worth checking out too. There are so many sites to choose from either on the beach side (walk over sand dunes) or the lake side. We chose lakeside at Bombah Point and it was beautiful. Goannas everywhere and Drop toilets at most sites.
Price: Peak: $12 Per adult per night $ 6 per child. Under 5 are free. Book online- parks website.
5. Barrington Tops National Park
Situated in the Hunter Valley region, This national park sits between the towns of Scone, Singleton, Dungog and Gloucester. It has beautiful world heritage listed rainforest and sub alpine woodlands.
Unfortunately the weather was terrible when we were here but we still loved it, that’s when you know a place is good.
It’s a stunning windy drive from Gloucester, you’ll pass over several creek fords and may even be lucky enough to see some highland cows! So cute. We camped at Gloucester River Campground. Suitable for all setups, no marked spots, pull up anywhere. Some firepits and drop toilets and BBQs.
Price: $12 per adult $6 per child.
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