Does your idea of the perfect getaway include a tent and bug spray? If you’re gearing up for your next camping adventure in NSW, consider putting these camping spots on your list.

From beachside settings to family-friendly escapes, sleep under the stars and get back to nature with this list of where to camp in NSW.

 

 

Putty Beach Campground – Bouddi National Park

Putty Beach Campground – Bouddi National Park

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The largest campsite in Bouddi National Park, Putty Beach Campground puts you in prime position to experience all the national park has to offer. Enjoy a hike through the towering eucalypts to the Gerrin Point Lookout, take a dip in the Tasman Sea, or simply kick back and enjoy the sounds of the local birdlife. This quiet campground is perfect for escaping busy city life and relaxing in a natural setting.

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Showers
  • Drinking water
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Picnic tables

You Should Know

  • Campsites are unpowered and only suitable for tents.
  • Check-in is after 12pm, and check-out is before 12pm.
  • Pets aren’t allowed.
  • This is a non-smoking campground.

 

Honeymoon Bay Campground – Lighthouse Rd & Currarong Roads, Currarong

Honeymoon Bay Campground – Lighthouse Rd & Currarong Roads, Currarong

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Set in picture-perfect Jervis Bay, Honeymoon Bay Campground offers basic bush camping on the doorstep of white sand and crystal-clear waters. A great spot for swimming, snorkelling and fishing, Honeymoon Bay Campground is perfect for lazy days by the beach.

Facilities

  • Portaloos
  • Rubbish and recycling bins

You Should Know

  • You’ll need to bring your own drinking water and toilet paper.
  • Bookings aren’t available – first in, best served.
  • Pets aren’t allowed.
  • Fires aren’t permitted.

 

Halfway Flat Campground – Kosciuszko National Park

Halfway Flat Campground – Kosciuszko National Park

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Perched on the edge of the Snowy River in Kosciuszko National Park, the Halfway Flat Campground transports you to a peaceful riverside escape. Known as one of the more secret spots to camp at the national park, you may find yourself sharing Halfway Flat Campground with only the local kangaroos, emus, and wombats. Activities include swimming, bushwalking, fishing, kayaking, and canoeing.

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Picnic Tables

You Should Know

  • Bring your own firewood for the barbecues – collecting wood in the park is prohibited.
  • Bring your own drinking water.
  • Pets aren’t allowed.

 

Green Patch Campground – Booderee National Park

Green Patch Campground – Booderee National Park

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Your go-to for wildlife spotting and outdoor adventures, Green Patch Campground is a small and leafy spot, perfect for small groups and families. Spend your days swimming, fishing, snorkelling, bushwalking, cycling and boating, or take advantage of the Aboriginal cultural program. Owned by the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community, Booderee National Park offers activities such as bush tucker walks, campfire yarns, and Koori games for kids.

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Showers
  • Drinking water
  • Barbecue facilities (firewood is provided free)
  • Baby changing tables

You Should Know

  • Book early to secure a spot at this popular site.

 

Crosslands Reserve – Berowra National Park

Crosslands Reserve – Berowra National Park

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Pitch a tent at Crosslands Reserve, and you’ll be surrounded by nothing but greenery. The ideal spot for canoeing, kayaking, fishing and frolicking in waterfalls and swimming holes, Berowra National Park is also home to plenty of walking tracks to take in the scenic natural beauty.

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Picnic shelters
  • Children’s playground
  • Bicycle track
  • A shelter that seats 12 adults can be hired

You Should Know

  • Pets aren’t allowed.
  • There are no showers or power here, so it’s best for campers who don’t mind going back to basics.
  • Not suitable for caravans, campervans, or trailers.

 

Picnic Point Campground – Mimosa Rocks National Park

Picnic Point Campground – Mimosa Rocks National Park

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While, sadly, Mimosa Rocks National Park doesn’t actually have mimosas, it does have a pretty awesome campsite in Picnic Point Campground. If beachside camping is your thing, this conveniently located spot is sure to become your new go-to. Enjoy swimming, fishing, walking, and taking in the beautiful panoramic views of the Sapphire Coastline.

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Barbecue facilities

You Should Know

  • Sites are unmarked and unpowered.
  • Bookings aren’t available – first in, best served.

 

When your camping trip comes to an end, keep your tent, kayak and other camping gear safe in a self-storage unit.

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