Patonga Caravan and Camping Area

102 Bay Street, Patonga, NEW SOUTH WALES View Map

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Patonga Camping Ground is in Brisbane Waters National Park, located between Patonga Creek and Patonga Beach. Visitors to Patonga come for the natural surroundings, tranquility and just to get away.

The idyllic surroundings, spectacular views, and secluded atmosphere make it the perfect spot to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Best of all, it’s only a 1.5 hour drive north of Sydney.

Patonga History:
The area around Patonga was part of the home of the native Guringai people. Patonga provided rich sources of fresh water and food, and the name Patonga is the Aboriginal name for oysters.

The first land auction within Patonga was recorded in 1837. By the beginning of the 20th century, there were some permanent residents at Patonga - some of their descendents still live in the village. At this time there was no road access. Most people arrived by ferry, rowed from Brooklyn or walked the track from Umina via Pearl Beach.

Patonga grew rapidly during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Fish were plentiful and it was possible to live quite cheaply. It also became popular as a weekend get-a-way from Sydney and local dances and parties provided the entertainment of a holiday resort.

The road through to Patonga was built at the end of the 1930s and made the town more accessible. But it has still retained part of its remote feeling and village atmosphere. People still make their living from fishing, and visitors come to relax and enjoy the amazing scenery.

Patonga Blues Across the Bay usually takes place the second weekend in November.

If you’ve been here before, you’ll know the drill , but those who don’t, you’ll need to bring your own picnic and drinks, chairs and rugs. You can even bring your swimmers if you feel like a splash.

There is reason why people keep coming back:
•We have stayed true to our principles of presenting only genuine Blues music at its best.
•We don’t stray from that path because we believe our discerning patrons like it that way.
•We keep it small to ensure harmony and comfort for everyone.
•We keep the cost as low as we can to make the festival accessible without compromising quality and safety.

Patonga is at the mouth of the Hawkesbury River, surrounded by Brisbane Waters National Park.

Patonga Camping Ground is alongside the calm waters of Patonga Creek and directly adjacent to Patonga Beach, making it the perfect spot for boating, fishing, swimming, and other water activities.

There are several popular bushwalking tracks that offer spectacular views of Patonga, the Hawkesbury and the surrounding national park. Bird life is abundant, and the national park is home to an array of wildlife.

Within walking distance of the camping ground is Patonga Beach Tavern & Bistro, which has a deck with views overlooking the water. Patonga town has a fish & chip shop, and the Bakehouse Art Gallery.

A ferry service operates from Patonga public wharf, offering day trips to nearby Palm Beach and Bobbin Head see our friendly office staff for information on days and times.

Fishing and kayaking is popular at Patonga either in the bay or down the creek.

Available Park Features

  • 36
    Number of powered sites
  • 45
    Number of unpowered sites
  • 0
    Number of on-site cabins/caravans
  • No Pets Allowed
  • BBQ Area
  • Beach Holidays
  • Boat Friendly
  • Camping
  • Caravans
  • Childrens Playground
  • Dryers
  • Family Friendly
  • Hot showers
  • Kiosk
  • Separate Childrens Bathroom
  • Sites Available for Short Stay
  • STD Phone
  • Washing Machines
  • Weekend Getaway
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Powered Sites

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    Flat, grassy, well drained sites most have a camping pad

    Rates based on 2 people per night - Extras: Peak & Shoulder Period: Under 2 years - no charge Under 16 years - $7.20 16 years and over - $9.75 Off Peak Period: Under 2 years - no charge Under 12 years - $6.15 12 years and over - $8.70

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  • Non Powered Site

    Non Powered Site

    Flat, grassy, well drained sites.
    Sites 48-82 have camping pads, 38-45 is grass.

    Rates based on 2 people per night - Extras: Should & Peak Period 2 years - no charge Under 16 years - $7.2 16 years and over - $9.75 Off Peak Period: Under 2 years - no charge Under 12 years - $6.15 12 years and over - $8.70

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Patonga Caravan and Camping Area

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  • Diane Nov 2016

    Out of 5
    i have been coming to patonga caravan park for about 20 yrs i wouldnt camp any other place the staff are great the facilities are always clean.
  • mark May 2016

    Out of 5
    This spot is wonderful. For somewhere close by to built up suburbia it is a real escape. Water virtually on all aspects. Well spaced sites. I don't want to carry on too much people will get to know this place. Nevertheless, a magic little spot
  • Shez Jun 2015

    Out of 5
    No cabins at this park just lots of tidy roomy powered sites with green mat annex slabs. Good amenities block. No pool or games room, playground nearby as you enter the park. BBQ huts by the water with picnic tables. No road noise at all very quiet park. Ducks to keep you company. The area is lovely to explore, lots of beaches and National parks.
  • Gigi Nov 2014

    Out of 5
    Again, if you prefer to camp by yourself you are constantly discriminated against by these parks who require you to pay double for couples only sites. Avoid!
  • Jenny Feb 2013

    Out of 5
    Nice and relaxing - some good facilities
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