7 of NSW Best Camping Spots

7 NSW Camping Spots You Shouldn’t Miss

Published
03 May 2022
7 of NSW Best Camping Spots

World-class wine, stunning national parks, abundant rivers and amazing beaches. New South Wales has something for everyone!

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Love getting away? Dust off the rucksack and cram your loved ones into the car, here are seven of the best camping spots in New South Wales!

BEST CAMPING SPOTS IN northern nsw

ILUKA

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Derived from the Aboriginal word for ‘near the sea,’ Iluka is the sleepier neighbour of nearby Yamba. Ninety minutes drive north of Coffs Harbour, this idyllic spot sits at the mouth of the Clarence River in NSW's Northern Rivers district.

Close to the Iluka World Heritage Rainforest and surrounded by ocean, lakes and river inlets, this is the perfect place to disappear in nature.

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Also known for its commercial fishing industry, recreational anglers are drawn to Iluka's relaxed pace of life.

If you're staying a while, the Iluka Bowling Club is a friendly social hub with a well-stocked bar, and the much loved Iluka Golf Club does a mean chicken parmi!

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Anchorage Holiday Park

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Creature comforts abound at Anchorage Holiday Park. Enjoy a range of relaxing spa treatments from an in-house Spa and Wellness Centre alongside immaculate family-friendly facilities.

Featuring a wide range of accommodation options, guests here regularly swim with dolphins, and the nearby Iluka Rainforest Walking Track means the park plays host to a stunning array of native birds and Australian wildlife all-year round.

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Relax in style at Blue Dolphin Holiday Resort.

With five swimming pools, waterslides, a pool bar and more, there's a reason this is one of Australia’s premier tourist parks!

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BEST CAMPING SPOTS ON THE NSW south coast

gerroa

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The south coast of New South Wales doesn’t get better than the popular holiday town of Gerroa. 

Only a short drive away from the regional centre of Wollongong, Gerroa sits at the northern end of the famous Seven Mile Beach, offering impressive views of the coast and nearby Mount Coolangatta.

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First settled by Europeans around 1814, the Wodi Wodi Aboriginals are the traditional owners of the land around Gerroa, and have been using it for approximately 20,000 years.

Undulating soft-sand bays are typical of the area and offer an example of the type of ocean lifestyle loved by those who return here year after year, not to mention those who call it home! 

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In terms of things to do, whether you’re looking for a place to surf your days away or escape from it all in the greenest of countryside, Gerroa has the best of both worlds.

Winelovers will find excellent local wineries in nearby Gerringong, Kiama and Berry, and there is fresh seafood, farmer’s markets and a diverse range of restaurants offering all kinds of gourmet fare.

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Sandwiched between golden sand and a grassy riverside, Seven Mile Beach Holiday Park offers the best of everything.

Spend the day kayaking down the idyllic Crooked River, then unwind in the evening with a BBQ in your cabana, beachside hut or deluxe glamping cabin. For the little ones, the onsite playground, nearby Jamberoo Action Park and Kids Club Nights are always a popular way to end the day.

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Dreaming of an easy getaway? Gerroa is only a two hours by car from Sydney and provides a beautiful escape from the bustle of the city.

Drive through rolling hills on your way to this dreamy coastal town, then stay cool under a canopy of gums  at Discovery Parks – Gerroa. Choose a powered site amongst the trees or set your family up in a deluxe 2-bedroom cabin!

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Werri Beach Holiday Park

moruya

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Sometimes all you need to make the world right is a bit of relaxation! Half way down the south coast of NSW, Moruya is just a hop skip and a jump from the popular locale of Batemans Bay and all of its natural splendour.

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Venture into Muroya township to spot whales or learn about local Aboriginal heritage on the Bingi-Bingi Dreaming Track. Stroll around the zoo or botanical gardens or set a picnic in Deua National Park.

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This is the ideal setting for a peaceful riverfront vacation.

Plant yourself by the water’s edge or treat yourself to a river view cabin with outdoor dining among nature's best. Put your feet up in deck chairs and watch the world go by, or enjoy water sports and other family-friendly activities.

Choose from spacious sites under local palms or riverside villas with spectacular views. 

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Pleasurelea Tourist Resort & Caravan Park

ulladulla

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In the popular Shoalhaven region that stretches from Gerroa inthe north to Batemans Bay in the south, Ulladulla is well-known for its seafood, national parks and outdoor adventures.

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Here you can fish, swim and paddleboard on the crystal clear waters of Mollymook Beach and Lake Cajola, while not far away, freshly caught crays await in the heritage village of Milton.

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Ingenia Holidays Ulladulla is more like a fun holiday resort, with waterslides, swimming pools, spas, gymnasium, sports facilities, bar and café.

Book one of the cottages or hire a spacious caravan site, some of which are dog-friendly. If you can tear yourself away from the activities and facilities at the park, this is the perfect base to explore NSW's best beaches and quaint coastal towns.

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Set amongst 26 acres of beautifully manicured gardens, Discovery Parks - Ulladulla is home to native flora and amazing birdlife and shares absolute frontage with the beautiful Burrill Lake. 

Just one kilometre from Dophin Point surf beach, choose from self-contained villas, cabins, or spacious powered camp sites with views of the lake.

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BEST CAMPING SPOTS IN north WEST SYDNEY

Dural

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Dural proves that you don’t have to go far to get away from it all. 

Famous for its semi-rural lifestyle 30 minutes from Sydney’s CBD, Dural is also well known for its nurseries, fruit orchards, hobby farms and a diverse range of arts and crafts. It’s also the ideal spot to whisk your partner away for a romantic, scenic drive!

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Within easy reach of Sydney’s public transport system and surrounded by Dural Nature Reserve, this outer suburb of Sydney is also close to the magnificent Blue Mountains.

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If you're looking for a near-city stay that offers the peace and quiet of the countryIngenia Holidays Sydney Hills provides a variety of stylish cabins and spacious campsites.

With laid-back, shaded surroundings that are close to parks and relaxing walks, this is the perfect opportunity for a few days of serenity away from the hustle of the CBD.

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Discovery Parks - Lane Cove

BEST CAMPING SPOTS in the murray region

Tocumwal

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For those seeking a relaxing riverside vacation, Tocumwal is your chance to kick back on the shaded banks of the Murray River. 

Full of historic charm and close to the nearby Cobram, Tocumwal has beautiful river beaches and a fascinating aviation heritage. Surrounded by majestic red gum forests, this is the ideal place to camp, fish, immerse and yourself in nature.

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Visit the sacred Aboriginal Tocumwal Blowhole, the old railway station or Chrystie’s ‘accidental museum.’

You can also dive into your favourite water sports or why not swim, boat and camp your way around over 20 riverside beaches! 

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Boomerang Way Tourist Park's modern facilities  cater to travellers of all ages and tastes, including four-legged variety!

Perfectly located next to the mighty Murray River, you can camp, glamp, fish and grill as the kids explore the extensive playground and pool area.

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Close to the heart of town, Cobram Willows Caravan Park provides everything you need for a few days exploring the heart of Australia’s ‘Food Bowl’ on the banks of the Murray River.

Featuring a range of powered sites and accommodation, the park features a number of ensuite cabins sleep upto five. There is an inground freshwater swimming pool, camp kitchen and children's playground.

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BEST CAMPING SPOTS IN regional nsw

broken hill

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You can’t call yourself a true Australian until you have taken a trip to the outback! 

With a mining heritage that dates back to 1885, Broken Hill today is a thriving regional city with a well known arts scenes and still one of the world's most productive iron-ore mines. As Australia’s first heritage-listed town, a tour of Broken Hill Mine is something of a ‘must-do’ as is a visit to any of the town's galleries and museums. A Broken Hill Pub Crawl or a day trip to Silverton are also popular, putting you behind the scenes of some classic Australian films!

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For culture vultures hungry for more, the Living Desert Sculptures are a another must-see, while Bell's Milk Bar and Museum offer a fascinating insight into a slice of Australiana.

Broken Hill is also a treasure trove of Aboriginal culture, boasting more than twenty galleries and museums.

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Broken Hill Tourist Park’s self-contained cabins and powered site provide a comfortable base for exploring this heritage-listed mining town.  

Whether you’re camping, caravanning or staying in deluxe 2-bedroom cabins, Broken Hill Tourist Park has a range of stay options.  Ideally located to the centre of town, get to know the real Australia while having an authentic outback holiday experience.

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