Wonboyn Cabins & Caravan Park
A peaceful retreat awaits on the far south coast of New South Wales at Wonboyn Cabins and Caravan Park.
Tucked away between Eden and the Victorian border along the delightful Sapphire Coast, this parks’ forested location close to both Wonboyn Lake and the white sand of Wonboyn Beach make it a popular stay for boating, fishing and nature enthusiasts.
A range of accommodation options include 2 and 3-bedroom cabins, powered sites bathed in shade and bespoke flats, cottages, on-site vans and units.
Four of the parks' cabins open directly onto a paved courtyard where guests can enjoy al fresco meals and drinks under the shade of provided umbrellas. The office, barbecue and bird feeding area are a short walk away.
A 2-bedroom cottage known as The Goanna Shack sleeps up to seven people and each cabin is built to accommodate a variety of guests and their needs, whether you’re staying with family or a group of mates.
The Kangaroo Cottages are free-standing cabins on the top level of the park above the main cabin complex and have the advantage of vehicle/boat parking beside each cabin. They share a gas barbecue, picnic table & fire pit. Each unit has a double bed in a separate bedroom and a curtained off central triple bunk set. Kitchens are fully self-contained, with oven and microwave The Lyrebird Residence is a 3-bedroom cabin boasting a full kitchen with large oven & gas cooktop. This is our roomiest accommodation and is perfect for families or bigger groups with a private BBQ the veranda.
All the parks’ cabin facilities include kitchen, BBQ, ensuite or toilet, TV/DVD player, and some bedding. Guests are encouraged to supply linen (sheets & towels), however, linen can be provided on request.
For caravanners and campers, there are powered campsites, with somewhere suitable for tents and RVs of all sizes. Campsites offer morning or afternoon shade and are set on a gentle slope that is terraced so that the sites are level. Sites for large RVs and sites with TV connections are limited so if you need these it’s best to book ahead.
Please note that while pets are allowed in some cabins depending on the breed, pets will incur a $30 surcharge to cover extra cleaning required.
INSIDE THE PARK
The parks’ spacious amenities block is located on the top terrace and other facilities include a swimming pool, a covered BBQ area with chairs and tables, a laundry with coin-operated washing machines, dryers, and clotheslines. A designated washing-up area is also provided for campers. If you’d like a campfire, there are drums available for guests to borrow from the general store covering essentials which is next to a popular coffee shop and café. Hardtail MTB hire is possible and there is a great beach track that makes a great 10 or 20km round trip through the dense reserve of Nadgee Nature Reserve.
The wharf and boat ramp are a five-minute walk away and Wonboyn lake is ideal for fishing. Take advantage of our hire boats to get out on the water and see why Wonboyn is another best-kept secret on the New South Wales Far South Coast. Boats available for hire from 2-8 hours include 20 horsepower Mercury Polycrafts and the 6 horsepower Stessl tinnies, both of which can accommodate up to 4 persons max and come with fuel, life vests and a map of the lake.
THINGS TO DO IN WONBOYN
Wonboyn Cabins and Caravan Park is surrounded by pristine forests, unspoilt beaches and abundant animal and birdlife. This makes it the perfect getaway for nature lovers, bushwalkers, birdwatchers and fishermen.
Boating and Fishing
Whether it’s a boat, kayak, canoe or paddleboard, getting out on the water allows you to explore Wonboyn from a different perspective.With fishing opportunities all over the Wonboyn area, popular catches include flathead, bream, whiting, tailor, and trevally. Wonboyn lake itself winds a 10-kilometre course before it meets a narrow, often closed channel into the sea at Disaster Bay. Best discovered by boat from Myrtle Cove, sandy shoals and oyster-laden inlets open to rolling surf and untouched beaches where dingoes, dolphins and deserted sand hills can all be discovered at your leisure.
Nadgee Nature Reserve
Extending southwards from Wonboyn Lake, Nadgee Nature Reserve is filled with pristine wilderness and a diversity of flora and fauna. In conjunction with Victoria's Croajingolong National Park, it’s one of twelve World Biosphere Reserves in Australia - making it one of the few truly natural world wilderness areas, where major habitats are studied and carefully preserved. Landscapes range from rugged coastal heath to tranquil rock pools and dramatic coastal cliffs – making it an ideal place for bushwalking and birdwatching. Don't be surprised if you encounter pygmy possums, potoroos, and dingoes.Greenslades Beach, the nearest beach to the park, is great for a stroll or a picnic and may be suitable for swimming or surfing depending on conditions.
The Wonboyn district is home to hundreds of species of birds, and a good number of native animals. Many can be seen inside the park, but a quiet walk through the bush or the beach almost guarantees a sighting of the shyer species like the lyre birds. Rainbow lorikeets, king parrots, crimson rosellas, wood ducks, wonga pigeons, turtle doves, shrike thrushes, bower birds, currawongs and kookaburras all visit the park regularly, looking for handouts. Animal residents in the park include half a dozen kangaroos and wallabies, goannas, bandicoots and of course both ring and brush tail possums. More occasional visitors include wombats and even pythons!
Wonboyn Lake is one of NSW’s most remote and untouched oyster producing estuaries. Wonboyn Rock Oysters have been farming Sydney Rock Oysters for over 25 years and harvest a range of award-winning oysters with a flavour that is ‘creamy and sweet with a very mild aftertaste’. They are at the oyster shed most days, but phone ahead before your visit just to make sure.
GETTING TO WONBOYN CABINS AND CARAVAN PARK
Wonboyn Road runs eastwards off the Princes Highway 23 km south of Eden and a similar distance northeast of the Victorian border. It is well signed from both directions. After turning off the highway, follow Wonboyn Road for 10 km to Wonboyn township. Continue following the road towards the lake and you will see Wonboyn Cabins and Caravan Park on the right.