21 March 2016
Camping is a beloved pastime for many Australians, and the cooler months are an ideal time to explore camping options around rivers, rainforests and some of NSW historical sites. If you want to see a whole new side of the NSW camping scene, consider staying at one of these recommended camping spots this Autumn and Winter.
Located on the foreshore of Lake Jindabyne, camping at Jindabyne Holiday Park will provide stunning views of the Snowy Mountains and sky blue lake waters. From tents and caravan parks to cosy cabins and lake view villas, Jindabyne Holiday Park offers a range of accommodation to suit all visitors. Enjoy the free wireless internet, or unplug and unwind with fishing spots, a game of tennis in one of the park’s courts, or a kayak around the lake.
Anchorage Holiday Park lies along the alluring southern perimeter of Bundjalung National Park. Thanks to its proximity to both Iluka Nature Reserve—which contains a World Heritage-listed rainforest—and the Clarence River, this area is a prime spot for fishing, birdwatching, hiking, and many other outdoor activities. If visiting in winter, you might even spot some whales as they migrate past Bluff Beach.
Located on the NSW South Coast, Bega Caravan Park welcomes all kinds of campers, whether they arrive in caravans, motorhomes, or in a two-door car with a tent in the boot. Pets are welcome in the camping grounds, and the surrounding area is packed with things to see and do, including museums and art galleries, wine tastings, scenic drives through national parks and, of course, the famous Bega Cheese Factory.
For those in search of Australia’s own wild west, Cobar Caravan Park and Motel offers a glimpse into the mining and agricultural history of Cobar. Situated over 700km northwest of Sydney, this small town is not only a historic artefact in its own right, but also the gateway to several National Parks and the many outdoor activities found within them. If dipping your toes into the great NSW Outback seems daunting, don’t worry—Cobar Caravan Park and Motel now has Wi-Fi.
For those looking for a private escape, head 3 hours south of Sydney to Jervis Bay Caravan Park. This secluded, privately owned park overlooks a crystal clear waterway leading to Jervis Bay that is accessible by its own boat ramp and floating jetty. Head out to the sandy beach spots, scenic cycling tracks or prime fishing areas, then retire to one of Jervis Bay Caravan Park’s luxurious waterfront spa cabins or camping grounds for a restful night’s sleep.
Nestled in natural bushland and the two quiet beaches of Shoal Bay and Little Beach, Halifax Holiday Park offers a truly outdoor camping experience. Visitors can enjoy direct beach access, deep water boat ramp facilities, and close proximity to Nelson Bay town centre and historic Nelson Head LightHouse while staying at one of Halifax’s numerous villas, powered tents and caravan parks.