Camping near Bendalong with campfires

Swim with stingrays, stretch out on beaches, and get wowed by waterfalls while camping in Bendalong.

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Camping near Bendalong with campfires guide

Overview

Positioned on the southern coast of New South Wales, Bendalong tempts campers to stay with its beaches and the chance to interact with local stingrays. This small, sleepy town offers fully-equipped holiday cottages with ocean views, air-conditioned cabins featuring TVs, and powered campsites with private ensuite bathroom facilities so any type of camper can call the town home. After relaxing in Bendalong, take off into nature at Booderee National Park, Morton National Park, and Murramarang National Park, all within two hours away. Each area provides accommodations that range from rustic to lavish as well as easy access to walking trails, aquatic activities, and gorgeous scenery.

Where to go

Booderee National Park

Sitting next to Jervis Bay, Booderee National Park is full of stunning coastal scenery only 30 minutes from Bendalong. It’s a top spot for swimming, fishing, boating, and sightseeing—the historic Cape St. George Lighthouse offers panoramic views for spotting migrating whales. Head to Murrays Beach for soft white sand and crystal-clear water filled with lively marine animals—a scuba diver's dream. Several on-site campgrounds offer a mix of walk-in and drive-in campsites, with some featuring power hookups. Amenities like hot showers, flush toilets, drinking water, and sheltered BBQ areas are also available. 

Morton National Park

Just over an hour inland, Morton National Park boasts beautiful waterfalls, rainforest walking tracks, and over a dozen scenic lookouts. Campgrounds here have plenty of room for tents, caravans, and motorhomes. While the campsites are unpowered, comforts like drinking water, toilets, showers, picnic tables, and boat ramps prioritise convenience. Campers can also hop on the bike to explore the Bundanoon cycling route, saunter down an elevated boardwalk to view Fitzroy Falls, or slip the kayak into Kangaroo River.

Murramarang National Park

With 42 kilometres of coastline, Murramarang National Park is worthy of a visit on a NSW camping trip. It features a beachfront holiday resort, fully-equipped vacation houses with outdoor lounge furniture and effortless beach access, private cabins with bunk beds and bathrooms, and a range of campgrounds for tents and caravans. After finding a spot to sleep, spend the day swimming, fishing, or soaking up the sun at Depot Beach. Then head up to Point Upright lookout for views of Durras Lake and the surrounding forest.

When to go

Bendalong is easily enjoyed year-round, but certain seasons offer special perks. While winters are cooler, migrating whales can be spotted in June and early July from Booderee National Park’s coastline. It’s also mating season for lyrebirds, so watch for their charming courting dances in Murramarang National Park. The wildflowers in spring also bring beautiful colour to the landscape.

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