Camping in New South Wales

We’ve found some ripper camp sites all over Australia, and the Camping in New South Wales is currently being ticked off. We only briefly called through on our trip from the Victorian High Country through to Airlie Beach, but we’re back to explore the best camping that we can find, and you’ll see them below.

Views from our camp site at Oura Beach
Great views from Oura Beach

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Wagga Wagga Camping

Our primary reason for visiting Wagga Wagga was to catch up with family, but we did manage to find some pretty great camp sites on our visit too. If you’re looking for somewhere nice to camp near Wagga Wagga, check this out.

Camped at Wagga Wagga

Koreelah Creek

Coming back from Queensland, Koreelah Creek was our first stay, and it set the tone for some amazing NSW camping. You can swim here, and its incredibly quiet and good value.

Great camp sites at Koreelah Creek

Illaroo Campground

If you’re looking for great coastal camping in northern NSW, you won’t go too far past Illaroo. It’s beautiful, easy to get to and has 4WD access on the beach.

Looking out onto the beach

Copmanhurst Boat Ramp

I was literally speechless when we arrived at this beautiful free camp, and we ended up staying for 3 amazing nights.

Free camping at Copmanhurst Boat Ramp

Mann River Campground

Chasing low cost, stunning camping not far from Glen Innes? This was one of our favourite places, with scenery that is absolutely magic.

Mann River Campground

Sheepstation Creek Campground

Located in the Border Ranges National Park, this is a beautiful campground with some spectacular walks right from camp

Camping at Sheepstation Creek Campground

Dangars Gorge

The Waterfall way in NSW is hugely popular, and one of the better known locations is Dangars Gorge, with its great, quiet campground.

Dangars Gorge views

Wollomombi Falls

Want to see another stunning, huge waterfall on the Waterfall Way? Wollomombi Falls is fantastic, with a heap of different walks to do.

Wollomombi Falls views

Urunga Waters Tourist Park

Most caravan parks aren’t our style, but every now and again you find an economical, open and stunning one that is worth a stay, like Urunga Waters!

Urunga Waters Caravan Park

Point Plomer

There’s no denying that the NSW coastline is nothing short of breath-taking, and being able to camp metres from a beautiful beach is about as good as it gets

Our camp site at Point Plomer

Bundilla River Camp

There’s a lot of private property camping popping up these days, and Bundilla River Camp is fantastic for kids who want to feed the farm animals, and kayak up and down the river

Feeding sheep at Bundilla River Camp


If you’re chasing a quiet, low cost camp site next to a fantastic, great value family attraction Timbertown is it. From horse cart rides through to paddle boats and lots of history, this place is worth a visit.

Our camp at Timbertown

Violet Hill Campground

The Myall Lakes region in NSW is absolutely unbelievable, and we spent two amazing nights at this beautiful campground, with fantastic swimming.

Violet Hill Sunset

Cattai Campground

If you’re looking for a decent campground close to Sydney, with all of the amenities you’d need and a big river to swim in, Cattai Campground should be on your list!

Camping at Cattai Campground

Poplar Tourist Park

When we flew back to Perth for 5 weeks over Christmas, we left our van and 4WD at Poplar Tourist Park, and spent 4 nights camped there before and after, and its a really decent spot.

Our camp site at Poplar Tourist Park

Bendeela Camping

Want low cost, beautiful camping on green grass right near a great river with wild wombats running around? Bendeela Camping is super close to Sydney, and absolutely magnificent.

Wombat heading to our camp at Bendeela


If you want a quiet, laid back spot to explore the Jervis Bay region from then Basecamp is a really decent option. Run by another lapping family who’ve recently returned, we had 3 great nights here, exploring a stunning part of the world.

Camped at Base Camp

Shallow Crossing Campground

We’re a big fan of quiet, more remote camp sites, and when its right next to a stunning river, with a beautiful shallow crossing, you can’t go wrong

Camping at Shallow Crossing

Riverview Camping

After being unable to find anywhere to camp, we spent a few nights on a Dairy Farm through Hipcamp, which was decent, but pricey.

Camped at Riverview

Congo Campground

We’ve stayed at some ripper camp sites, but Congo Campground was truly magic for us, and the kids. Camped metres from a beautiful creek and stunning coastline, its hard to beat!

Camped at Congo Campground

Dalmeny Camping Ground

We normally avoid Caravan park style camping, but Dalmeny is a shire run, informal park that is actually really good, and its well priced too.

Dalmeny Camping Ground is great

Mystery Bay Campground

The reviews we read of Mystery Bay were hit and miss, but we really enjoyed two nights staying here, on a pretty stunning part of coastline with lots of camping choices.

Our camp site at Mystery Bay

Hobart Beach

There’s no shortage of NSW national park camp sites along the coastline, and Hobart Beach comes with everything including flushing toilets and hot showers!

Hobart Beach camping

Eden Free Camping

Every now and again you stumble on a gem of a camp site, and this one near Eden on the creek is brilliant. We spent two amazing nights here.

Eden waterfront camping

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