Hundreds of campgrounds are in beautiful national parks throughout NSW. You'll find all kinds of activities in national parks, from surfing and kayaking to bushwalking and wildlife watching. And many campgrounds have public amenities, including toilets and barbecues.
In the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains is Euroka campground, near the Nepean River and Glenbrook. The area is popular with kangaroos and parrots. On the Red Hands Cave walk you'll see Aboriginal stencil art. Visit the thrilling Scenic World in Katoomba for breathtaking views and fascinating history.
On the marvellous South Coast is Pebbly Beach campground, where you can pat kangaroos in the wild. In Murramarang National Park, Pebbly Beach has toilets, showers and barbecues. The kids can learn to surf with Soulrider, a surf school in Batemans Bay, a short drive from Pebbly Beach.
Little Beach campground is in Bouddi National Park, near Gosford on the charming Central Coast. Great for surfing and bushwalking, Little Beach is in a pretty cove and has toilets and barbecues. A short road trip is to the Australian Reptile Park, where you can see Elvis, a huge saltwater crocodile.
On the splendid North Coast is Diamond Head campground, in Crowdy Bay National Park, near Port Macquarie. A beachside area, Diamond Head has toilets, showers and barbecues. Billabong Koala and Wildlife Park is 40 minutes' drive from Diamond Head. In north-west Country NSW is Dawson Spring campground, in the Mount Kaputar National Park, near Narrabri. For a tour of the Universe, the CSIRO Australia Telescope Compact Array is 50 minutes' drive from the park.