Secret camping spots in NSW

From remote campgrounds in national parks to holiday parks tucked away in secluded bays, discover some of the most beautiful secret camp sites in NSW. There are camping spots by gorgeous beaches, in UNESCO World Heritage rainforest and in striking outback landscapes with ancient connections.

On Sydney’s doorstep is the Central Coast, where you can wake up to the sound of the ocean at the Blue Lagoon Beach Resort, a family holiday park with powered sites for caravans and tents. In a quiet, private location in Bateau Bay, the resort opens onto sheltered beaches and stunning views.

Heritage-listed Norah Head Lighthouse, on the NSW Central Coast

Another lovely spot is the Budgewoi Holiday Park, on the banks of the tranquil Lake Munmorah near Norah Head on the Central Coast. The holiday park features self-contained cabins in green surrounds and is only a short drive from the Nora Head Lighthouse, a popular headland for whale watching.

Secluded camping spots in national parks in NSW include:

Honeymoon Bay, on the South Coast, is a great destination for beachside camping. With crystal-clear waters lapping onto the white sands, the dreamy bay is ideal for fishing, swimming and kayaking. Honeymoon Bay is near Jervis Bay, where dolphin-watching cruises operate throughout the year.

The crystal-clear waters of Honeymoon Bay, in Jervis Bay

Beachcomber Holiday Park is on the beach in the Eurobodalla National Park. There are lots of aquatic activities and bushwalks like the Bingi Dreaming Track, which traces the ancient song lines of the Yuin Aboriginal people. You’ll also find tranquillity at Lakesea Park in nearby Batemans Bay.

More hidden gems are on the North Coast. On the waterfront of Lemon Tree Passage, in Port Stephens, is the Big4 Koala Shores holiday park, near a nature reserve for koalas. Further north, on the Macleay Valley Coast, is Stuarts Point Holiday Park, a riverside hideaway with great fishing.