Secret Camping Spots in NSW
If you're looking for a reason to dust off your swag, NSW boasts some of the country's most secluded campgrounds. From pristine beaches in national parks to holiday parks tucked away in rugged bays, here is our guide to NSW's most beautiful secret campsites.
Shrug off that urban angst and find your own corner to camp amid UNESCO World Heritage rainforest, near peaceful pools, or coastal campsites hemmed in by the sea. Hit pause near rugged escarpments that soar into the sky or in Outback NSW where ancient stories tell of the indigenous connection to the land.
The Central Coast is on Sydney's doorstep. It's where you can wake up to the roar of the ocean at the Blue Lagoon Beach Resort, a family holiday park that has powered sites for caravans and tents. The resort, in a quiet, private location in Bateau Bay, opens onto sheltered beaches and offers stunning views.
Secluded camping spots in NSW national parks include:
- Little Beach campground in Bouddi National Park, near Killcare.
- Dangars Gorge campground in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, near Armidale.
- Burbie camp in Warrumbungle National Park, near Coonabarabran.
- Iron Pot Creek campground in Toonumbar National Park, near Kyogle.
- Toorooroo campground in Morton National Park, near Nowra.
- Bittangabee campground in Ben Boyd National Park, near Eden.
- Main campground in Mungo National Park, near Pooncarie, Balranald and Wentworth.
Honeymoon Bay, on the South Coast, is a great place to soak up the sun and enjoy ocean breezes. With crystal-clear waters lapping onto the powder-soft sand, this dreamy bay is ideal for fishing, swimming and kayaking. Honeymoon Bay is near Jervis Bay, where dolphin-watching cruises operate throughout the year.
Beachcomber Holiday Park has eco cabins on the beach in Eurobodalla National Park. Appreciate the wilderness with aquatic activities and bushwalks such as the Bingi Dreaming Track, which traces the ancient songlines of the Yuin Aboriginal people. You’ll find a tranquil escape at Lakesea Park in nearby Batemans Bay, too.
Let the rise and fall of the surf lull you to sleep on the North Coast. The Big4 Koala Shores holiday park is located on the waterfront of Lemon Tree Passage in Port Stephens, near a nature reserve for koalas. Further north, on the Macleay Valley Coast, is Stuarts Point Holiday Park, a riverside hideaway with great fishing.