Want go camping in NSW? Grab the gear, the kids, the dog, and get out there!
With such a diverse natural landscape, NSW offers some incredible camping opportunities. Want a truly iconic Australian experience? NSW has some of the best bush camping in the country. Looking to pitch a tent by the water and relax with some sun, sand and sea? The beach camping options in NSW are endless.
Whatever the type of camping experience you're after, you can find it in NSW.
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Camping is a also a great way to spend some quality family time together. If you’re holidaying with a young family, it’s also an opportunity to tap into your children's sense of adventure. Wake them up for a special midnight walk, teach them how to build to a fire, challenge them to build something with twigs and string, or perhaps organise a scavenger hunt. The memories made on these early camping trips will last a lifetime.
If going on a family holiday means including the beloved family pet, don't worry - there are plenty of pet-friendly accommodation options available across NSW. Naturally there are rules and guidelines when it comes to holidaying with your pet, so it’s always best to phone ahead to check on individual restrictions.
Generally speaking, however, stick to the following tips and advice when travelling with your pets and you can't go wrong.
• Dogs must be supervised at all times;
• Dogs must remain on a leash; and
• Dog owners are responsible for their dog’s waste.
Looking for that perfect campsites to escape to in New South Wales? Why not try a couple of these tried-and-tested holiday parks and camping grounds.
Situated in Dural, Sydney Hills Holiday Park features the following facilities: BBQ area, campers kitchen, dump point, games room, children’s playground, large sites for caravans, powered camping sites, and pet friendly accommodation options. With such a wide variety of features, it doesn't matter whether you're a backpacker, family, looking for a quick overnight stay, or want to bring your furry friend along, Sydney Hills Holiday Park is the holiday park for you.
BIG4 Sydney Lakeside Holiday Park is a multi-award-winning holiday destination located on Sydney’s famous Northern Beaches. From humble beginnings as ‘Narrabeen Caravan Park’, this 4 ½ star caravan, camping and holiday park is now the place of choice when it comes to affordable holiday accommodation on the Northern Beaches.
Visitors to Gateway Lifestyle Casino will delight in the uniqueness of the resort and welcoming facilities. The RV, caravan and holiday resort fulfills the accommodation needs of even the most individual traveller, with self-contained cabins, campsites averaging over 10m in length, and dog friendly sites just some of the options on offer. Gateway Lifestyle Casino will feel like your home-away-from-home, and trust us, you probably won't want to leave!
Just 2km from the centre of Byron Bay, and set among lush tropical gardens and picturesque lakes, Byron Bay Tourist Village is a family friendly caravan park that exudes a relaxed holiday atmosphere. Accommodation options include self-containe cabins, ensuite van sites and powered/unpowered campsites - all with modern features. For an idyllic escape from the world, where you can laze by the pool, play tennis or take a short, scenic walk to the beach, then Byron Bay Tourist Village should be your top choice.
Want to be close to the splendour of nature but not too far from the reassuring hiss of a cappuccino machine? Then North Coast Holiday Parks Clarkes Beach is your perfect holiday destination. A recent winner of the prestigious Environment Excellence Award, it provides a serene, tranquil environment, with an abundance of plant and animal life. It is an oasis amongst the sand dunes with its modern facilities, amazing views and relaxed atmosphere. It is also within walking distance – and if you take the beach route, what a walk that is! – to Byron Bay, and all the delights that the bustling beach town has to offer.
Imagine a slice of the coastline with ten offshore islands, 50km of dazzling white beaches, amazing wildlife, and rugged headlands. Not to mention the unique natural environment where the river meets the pristine bay that awaits exploration. Stay at North Coast Holiday Parks Jimmys Beach though, and you'll be able to experience all of this for yourself. This small, but accommodating park also welcomes furry friends, too!
The serene township of Hawks Nest is situated only two and a half hours from Sydney, perfect for a weekend or school holiday stay. Enjoy sunny beach days spent on the beautiful white sands of Bennetts Beach, which is a great spot for fishing, surfing or for simply lying by the water. Or why not take a 10 minute stroll into town and visit the many cafes, restaurants and shops that populate Hawks Nest. Are you a keen golfer? A two minute walk will find you at the Hawks Nest Golf Club, popular with the locals and guests alike.
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Set on the stunning coastline of the NSW Central Coast, and only a 1.5 hour drive from Sydney, Ocean Beach Resort and Holiday Park is the ultimate Central Coast destination. Kids in particular will love the park, with a large resort-style pool, new 'Splash Away Bay' waterpark, jumping pillows, adventure playground and a game and TV room just some of the top-notch facilities available. 2 and 3 bedroom cabins will ensure the whole family will have room to enjoy themselves, and there is also caravan and camping sites available, which overlook the beach. This is truly the perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy a great family getaway.
Set on 3kms of beautiful Hawkesbury River frontage, with a majestic mountainous backdrop, Del Rio Riverside Resort at Wisemans Ferry has everything you're looking for in a holiday park. Perfect for families, large groups, conferences, weddings or just a quick get-away, the kids will be entertained by the swimming pool, BMX track, volley ball court, putt-putt course and jumping pillow, while mum and dad can sit back and relax.
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Lakesea Park Holiday Park near Batemans Bay on the south coast of New South Wales offers the best caravan park accommodation to suit every budget. There are plenty of sites to pitch a tent, while the cabins are modern and spacious, making it a wonderful option for a weekend beach escape. Nearby Murramarang National Park, Durras Lake and Durras Beach offer spectacular natural scenery and crystal clear waters.
The multi award winning Tathra Beach Family Park boasts over 500 metres of absolute beach frontage, and has been recognised as Australia's Coastal Wilderness for its unspoilt landscape and absence of crowds. The park, located in the heart of the Sapphire Coast, offers luxury beachfront villas, caravan sites for all sizes, level camping sites and brand new Safari Tents - also known as the 'glamping' tents! Tathra Beachside promises to deliver fun-filled beach memories that last your family a lifetime.
Located in the seaside town of Merimbula and perfectly positioned above the cliffs of Short Point Beach, this family friendly holiday park offers an unforgettable holiday experience. The large range of fun facilities at the park will keep everyone in the family happily entertained. The kids can jump on the jumping pillow, play in the playground, games room or have a game of tennis, while parents can enjoy the sun and the heated resort pool. Or why not unwind and have a coffee at the Cheeky Mango Café.
BIG4 Bungalow Park is situated on the beautiful Burrill Lake, just 5km south of Ulladulla on the NSW South Coast. With absolute frontage to Burrill Lake, and a private jetty to use for a variety of water sports, it's a wet paradise come summertime. There is also 26 acres of groomed lawns and gardens to explore, and the surf beach at Dolphin Point is only 1km away. You can see why holidaymakers have been coming here for over 80 years.
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BIG4 Karuah Jetty Holiday Park, with its stunning waterfront location, is the pick of holiday parks in the Port Stephens region. Having recently completed a major upgrade of facilities, the park now boasts a modern amenities block, new playground and work out area, and renovated ensuite sites. The real highlight of the park however, is the 200m long private jetty, which you can fish and swim off, or bring your boat along too.
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