While basking in endless sunshine on the Italian riviera with lemon gelato in hand may still feel out of reach, the NSW south coast has some pretty dreamy camp spots to steal your attention this summer. So pack your sleeping bag and line the esky with your favourite vino – we’ve brought you the best NSW camp spots for your next weekend getaway.
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Putty Beach Campground, Bouddi National Park
There’s something special about waking up amongst the trees, swapping the brash of the neighbour’s lawn mower to songs of native birds and waves crashing against the shore. One of the best NSW camp spots for fishing and hiking, Putty Beach Campground is your go-to for all things adventure. Think rock pools with crystal clear rapids, fishing spots, and hikes to picturesque lookouts. Our favourite is the Bouddi to Gerrin Point coastal walk – which, our legs can vouch, did not enjoy the aftermath!
Pebbly Beach, Murramarang National Park
If immersing yourself in all nature– and by that, we mean, mobs of native kangaroos – is right up your alley, then Pebbly Beach is the spot for you. A campground nestled within scenes of beach and bushland, this diverse location is abundant with wildlife, photo opportunities (of course) and activities for the avid camper. Whether it be a bushwalk, snorkel-sesh, or a good ol’ fashioned marshmallow roast at the campsite – we can guarantee Pebbly Beach won’t disappoint.
Broughton Island, Myall Lakes National Park
There’s more to Broughton Island than meets the eye – and that’s because it is the only spot in New South Wales where you can share the island with a sea-bird colony! If you’re partial to a bird or two, dreamy beaches and island walks, then Broughton Island is for you. Better yet, if off-grid camping takes your fancy, you’ll be pleased to know the Little Poverty Beach campsite only caters for five tents – meaning you’ll have no need to worry about the crowds, even in peak periods.
Mystery Bay, Tilba
While the term ‘roughing it’ may seem a little foreign to us city-folk, we can bet our bottom dollar Mystery Bay campground will be well worth the cold shower. Boasting crystal blue waters perfect for swimming and fishing, rock pool formations, swell and native bushland – the world is truly your oyster at Mystery Bay. Eurobodalla National Park is also one to visit during your trip – with prime lookouts, sweeping ocean views and picnic spots to boot.
Diamond Head, Crowdy Bay National Park
Tucked away on the southern end of Dunbogan Beach, within Crowdy Bay National Park, lies Diamond Head Campground. Straight from a scene from Blue Lagoon, turquoise waters and paperbark forests surround your new island home (we’d be happily stranded here). With pitches for tents a-plenty – 75 to be exact – this campground is perfect for families wanting a full-service stay, with showers, toilets, picnic tables and barbecues galore – so don’t forget the vego snags.
Killalea Beach (The Farm), Kiama
Fancy waking up at dawn to watch the sun rise above the ocean – with panoramic views of Killalea beach? Don’t mind if we do. Prepare to power-off your devices and soak in all that this campground has to offer, as you’ll be waking up on the shores of one of the local’s best-kept secrets. A top spot for surf, hiking and adventure, you’ll want to come prepared to stay a while, because you truly won’t want to leave.
So dust off your hiking boots and get ready to cast a line – with plenty of options to explore, you’ll be thankful you took some time to spend with family, friends, and surrounded by the abundance of wonders nature has to offer.
Honeymoon Bay, Jervis Bay
What they say is true – if you’re after crystal blue waters, sweeping views and lush green-scapes… look no further than Honeymoon Bay. A location taken straight from a postcard from the Bahamas, Honeymoon Bay campground is the perfect destination for a summer escape. Only a stroll to the beach, think sunrise dips, coastal walks, and hidden coves to spend your days. Beware this campground is prime real-estate, operating on a first in best dressed basis and allocated by a ballot during peak periods over summer. Our thoughts? It’s totally worth the wait.
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