Camping near Kiama

Booming surf and long walks on the beach are highlights in this NSW South Coast spot.

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Grady's Riverside Retreat

48 sites · RVs, Tents17 acres · Burrier, NSW
Grady’s Riverside Retreat was first established in 1979. The retreat is located 20 minutes west of Nowra and is set on 17 secluded acres on the banks of the beautiful Shoalhaven River, surrounded by natural bushland, mountains, cliffs and dairy pastures. This makes Grady’s Riverside Retreat an ideal place to bring your friends and family to relax, unwind and enjoy the scenery. Grady’s has over 500 metres of direct access to the Shoalhaven River. The river is deep and also is title which means we have a large variety of fresh and saltwater fish that inhabit these waters. Majority of our well maintained grassy sites are located along the river or have uninterrupted river views. With the added bonus of Jetty, boat ramp and beach areas for you to utilise at your leisure. Grady's is a pet friendly Retreat and we also allow campfires. We strongly believe these few extra things are essential to create a true camping experience. The park grounds are well maintained throughout the year. The amenities are fresh and cleaned daily. If you are the adventurous type there are many activities to offer in the vicinity such as canoeing, fishing, swimming, bushwalks, 4WDriving, bike riding, jet skiing, water skiing and much more Come and enjoy our absolute riverfront camping accommodation. Secluded camping sites are available on request (subject to availability) We also have powered camp sites and Riverview cabins and cottages available. The picturesque banks of the Shoalhaven River play host to the perfect escape from the burdens of city life. Only 2 hours from Sydney but feels like a world away. Amongst the trees and under the clear blue sky, sit around your campfire and allow yourself the time to reflect, reconnect, and revel in nature's abundance. Activities:- *Fishing/swimming *kids playground *basketball ring and volleyball court *large reserve for ball sports etc *BMX Track - Grady’s has a BMX track on site *Canoeing and Paddle Boards for hire - Grady’s is a great location for the canoeing and paddle boards beginners or enthusiasts. *4WDing and Dirt Bike Riding - Grady’s is in close proximity to many fire trails and 4WD tracks. *Bushwalking and mountain biking - There are many walking tracks in and around the Yalwal region. *Boating - Bring your own boat or jet ski and enjoy the use of our boat ramp and jetty.
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Jervis Bay Escape

33 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Woollamia, NSW
Jervis Bay Escape is a 10-acre hobby farm just 5 minutes from beautiful Jervis Bay and its internationally protected marine park. You can camp close to some of the most attractive beaches in Australia, with the clearest waters and whitest sands in the world. Great fishing and swimming nearby, plus there are several National Parks in the area offering fantastic options for bushwalking and hiking. We offer several sprawling cleared areas, bordered by trees, with good access to the main road into Jervis Bay, ideal for self-contained campers to set up, kick back and relax. We're a place for peaceful travelers looking to unwind. 90 minutes from Wollongong and just under 3 hours from most parts of Sydney.
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Tomerong Forest

15 sites · RVs, Tents600 acres · Falls Creek, NSW
At Tomerong Forest, you'll find 600 acres of private native forest with an abundance of wildlife, welcoming self-contained campers to immerse themselves in nature. You'll be camped just 15 minutes drive from Huskisson, Hyamms Beach, and St George's Basin - a great location if you want laid-back bush camping, but also crave a restaurant meal and a swim in the beautiful waters of Jervis Bay. It is isolated from the overcrowded tourist parks and offers great secluded camping. At the right time, you will literally not see another human for days if that is your wish! At the current moment, a 4WD is essential to access the property. All campers must be self-contained, with their own camp toilet, and take all waste when they go. So if you are tired of that 6 metre x 6 metre tent site and don't want to hear the guy next door coughing and snoring, or if you just want to only hear the sound of the breeze through the trees, come and stay a few days or a week or longer if you wish. Seclusion this accessible from Sydney is a rare commodity. Pets are welcome, but please keep them under control as we value the wildlife. Sorry, no cats for that particular reason.
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AU$35
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Misty Farm

10 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Jamberoo, NSW
100 acres of farmland and bush walks, old cattle yard, camping area near water. Located 700 meters above sea level on the escarpment, among the clouds. Firewood and wildlife at night including wombats, black cockatoos, owls, and wallabies. Non-powered sites with no toilet facilities. Good access, water available if required, and wood available for the campfire area.
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Berry & Beach

9 sites · Tents7 acres · Far Meadow, NSW
Amazing location so close to everything the beautiful Shoalhaven has to offer: beaches, wineries, hiking, kayaking, and more! A 5-minute drive to beautiful Berry town, 5-minute drive to Seven Mile Beach/Shoalhaven Heads (with an amazing off-leash dog area), and 15 minutes to Gerroa/Gerringong. 25-minute drive to Kangaroo Valley. 45-minute drive to Jervis Bay. Lovely forested area adjacent to our house, on acreage with views over paddocks and Coolangatta Mountain (Cullunghutti) in the distance. At the moment we have sheep and a couple of miniature horses!  We purposefully only allow a few tents / limited numbers to keep things quiet and peaceful. Please note that although the suggested camp area is adjacent to our house, there are trees in between and we will be sure to respect your peace and privacy. Each booking/site is for one tent only. PLEASE NOTE: the site is not suitable for campervans, caravans, roof tents or RVs. There is a luxury shared bathroom/shower (please do not flush anything other than toilet paper). There are two designated campfire spots, one is communal with some seating and one more private (first in best dressed!). There is generally kindling around but you will need to bring your own big bits of wood. No other fires are permitted. We request that everyone keeps the noise down / no amplified music after 10pm. (Before 10pm, please make sure your music isn't interfering with the ambience of other campers). This isn't a party place and people come to relax, enjoy nature and a bit of peace and quiet. Our preference is for cars to park in the carpark area to keep the views and vibes nice for everyone. The camp area is only a short 30 second walk to where you can set up your tent. It is fine to unload if you have access (i.e. no tents already in the way) but then please promptly park your car back in carpark. All rubbish/recycling to be taken with you. Please read the rules of the property. Dogs are allowed off leash if well behaved and will stay in the vicinity of your tent. They are not to disturb other campers, otherwise they need to be restrained at all times. Dog poo to be picked up immediately. Please also be aware that this is a farm with fenced dams and inherent risks. While children regularly stay without issues, it's important to remain cautious and mindful of these risks. Fire safety: Do -Ensure fires are currently allowed -Check to see if fires are currently prohibited for any reason. -Sparks can fly! Make sure they stay away from dry brush and that your fire is contained. -Fully extinguish the fire with water. Use water until the hissing stops, and feel a few inches above the ashes to make sure they are cool. (There is a tap / bucket in the corner, and a shovel generally around - ask if you cant find any of these things). Don’t -Leave the fire unattended. A gust of wind could cause your fire to get out of control. Being attentive is key! -Use flammable liquids. Lighter fluid can cause a fire to dangerously flare up and get out of hand. -Build a large fire. Your fire should always be under control and easy to extinguish at any time. Thanks for being careful. Enjoy!
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Smiths Camp Site

2 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Kiama, NSW
Smiths Camp is a 2 acre block of land in the heart of Kiama on the South Coast on New South Wales. Just 1 hour from Sydney, 3 hours from Canberra. You'll be able to set up camp just 500m away from the main town, beaches and the famous Kiama Blow Hole. If you are after a quick stop in the middle of town and experience Kiama‘s farm land, this is the place to stay. Please take your rubbish with you as we don’t have council pick up. Please note checkin is at 2pm and check out is at 11am.
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AU$130
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Pheasant Ground

2 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Robertson, NSW
Situated just off Jamberoo Mountain Road, we are ideally located between Bowral and Kiama. This campsite is a flat grassy area with rural views to the west and north west. Enjoy the lush green grass under the shade of old gnarly trees. Dogs on leashes are very welcome. Campers will have access to toilet during their stay, just a short walk from the camping area. Various birds, wombats and wallabies are common around our farm and we're located very close to Carrington Falls (Budderoo National Park), the Illawarra Fly Tree Top Walk and Barren Grounds Nature Reserve where you can go for a lovely bushwalk or have a swim. This campsite is best suited to caravans or RVs as we are situated near a semi-busy tourist road between Robertson and Jamberoo (perfect if you need a safe place to stay on your adventure). Our front paddock has easy access off Gordon’s track.
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Young Macdonald’s Farm

4 sites · Tents100 acres · Tapitallee, NSW
Young Macdonald’s Farm is 100 acres in the Shoalhaven region on the NSW South Coast. It’s a family farm that was historically dairy-based but is moving to regenerative agriculture. Your hosts are Mac and his parents, Gina and Shawn. The property is at the base of Brown’s Mountain, 15 mins from Nowra and the Shoalhaven River, 30 mins from beaches, 15 mins from Berry, and 20 mins from Kangaroo Valley. It boasts private and secluded spaces for camping, two creeks, and beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. We want to share the farm experience and encourage you to be a part of our adventure as we begin this new chapter of a six-generation family farm on traditional Wodi Wodi land.
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Ingenia Holidays Lake Conjola

83 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Lake Conjola, NSW
Not many parks are located on a lake, like Ingenia Holidays Lake Conjola!When you’re not settling into a camp chair overlooking the lake, explore the park’s facilities which include a resort-style swimming pool, splash park, tennis court, jumping cushion, games room and playground.Beyond the park, the town of Lake Conjola calls – with a bowling club, esplanade to take two-wheels for a spin, nature reserve and countless cafes for your morning jolt.BYOB (that’s Bring Your Own Boat) for access to the lake from the park’s private boat ramp, where you can spend your day swimming, fishing, and enjoying a range of water sport activities.If you don’t have your own, there’s always equipment for hire at reception for a day out on the water.
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'Elouera Vale' Farm

15 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents140 acres · Mittagong, NSW
Elouera Vale is a working farm located just outside Mittagong NSW. We breed and train camels for sale, especially into the Southern Highlands. Camels are excellent for weed control and co-grazing with cattle. 'Elouera Vale' also breeds Belted Galloway cattle, Dorper and Wiltipol sheep and donkeys. Our property covers over 140 acres, 80 acres cleared and pasture improved and the rest consisting of forest. The Chain O Ponds creek runs through the property and makes for a lovely walk. You will probably get to see kangaroo, wallaby, wombats, echidnas, koalas and lots of bird life. The lush green hills abound with walking and cycling trails. You can head to the spectacular Nattai Gorge via the Box Vale Mine walking track, an easy 4.4km circular walk that follows an old railway line through a tunnel to breath-taking views. Enjoy a picnic in the magnificent Lake Alexandra Reserve or hike up extinct volcanic peak Mount Gibraltar. The closest shops are approximately a 15 minute drive to the Mittagong Town Centre where you will find all the shops, cafes and restaurants for your needs. It is well worth a visit to ‘The Shaggy Cow’ cafe, one of our favourite foodie spots (don’t forget to mention Elouera Vale). While you're here please try the Cool Climate wines. The region’s rich soil and high altitude are ideal for cool-climate wine growing. Visit cellar doors in the hills and valleys around Mittagong, including Centennial Vineyards. Enjoy a pleasant wine tasting experience at Centennial (don’t forget to mention us). The Camel Cottage offers a luxe off-the-grid escape for couples just one hour from Sydney but feels like "miles from anywhere". The Gums Cottage is a fully contained, off-grid modern getaway, surrounded by the magnificent white gum trees that are its namesake. The serene setting and stylish interior of The Gums provides all the essentials for a picturesque and peaceful country escape. The White Gum Forest Retreat offers campsites nestled in a white gum forest, not far from a beautiful trickling creek. There is access to toilets and a small dam near campsites for water supply for showers where required. For a truly memorable experience we recommend hiring our function space, White Gum Forest Functions, which is available for day visitors as well as guests staying overnight in our cabins and campsites. Why not book your next special family group gathering, milestone birthday or wedding here! The function space can cater for up to 50 guests, please contact us with your time and date requirements before booking. Feel spoilt in the midst of beautiful waratahs, grevilleas and ferns, watching camels grazing in the adjacent paddock. It's like being on a safari! There is 5G mobile telephone reception at the farm so you can reconnect with the world if need be. No pets please.
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Yerrinbool hobby Farm

9 sites · RVs, Tents17 acres · Yerrinbool, NSW
Yerrinbool is 1 hour from Sydney and a great spot to spend a weekend away, 15 mins from Bowral and 10 mins to Mittagong There are animals on the farm including ducks, chickens, goats, sheep and sometimes even baby cows. The property does need a little clean up but the rear of the property is nice and tranquil. We are directly next to the HWY so sometimes there is road noise, but it's a great location for an easy stopover. Easy access for caravans, keeping in mind the weather as like in all areas it becomes soft when wet. Please note, while we do permit more than one car per site booking, we only allow 1 caravan per site. So if you are in a group with more than 1 caravan, you will need to book multiple sites. Any questions, please let us know. We have Fire Pits in key locations around the farm PLEASE DO NOT move them as they signify each spot for camping. They have allocated spots and we do not need them moved. We also have a toilet in a small cabin close to the house for people who are using tents and water if you're required to fill your tanks or rinse off. We have two dams with yabbies you are welcome to collect. If you do collect some please be respectful in the amounts you collect and also throw some raw meat and or frozen veggies like peas and corn into the dam to provide food for the others to grow. Firewood is available to purchase at time of booking - see Extras.
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Secrets of Terara

3 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents13 acres · Terara, NSW
This enchanting tree-filled, 13-acre property is located in the beautiful South Coast region of NSW, close to the spectacular beaches of Jervis Bay and quaint villages of Berry and Kangaroo Valley. The property is hidden away among the gumtrees and surrounded by dairy country. It is a perfect, peaceful place to base yourself for a weekend or a week exploring the beaches and nature walks in the region, or the rock climbing areas of Nowra. Your accommodation is a cosy room in our converted barn, where you'll be supremely comfortable with all you need for a great nights sleep.
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Camping near Kiama guide

Overview

There’s no escaping the sound of the surf in this seaside town. Locals say Kiama means “place where the sea makes a noise,” and when you’re standing beside the Kiama Blowhole—the largest blowhole in the world—getting soaked by the 30-metre-high jet of spray, you’ll understand why. Beyond the blowhole are sandy beaches renowned for their surf, ocean swimming pools, lush rainforests, waterfalls, farmland scenery, and wineries. Camping and caravanning has always been a favourite way to holiday in this part of the world, and the beach holiday parks are almost all overlooking the sea.

Where to go

Jamberoo

Drive 15 minutes west of Kiama’s golden beaches and you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a classic old-school chocolate box decorated with rustic scenes of cows and green pastured hills. Highlights include Budderoo National Park and the Minnamurra Rainforest Centre with its family-friendly walk to Minnamurra Falls, the cantilevered lookout at the Illawarra Fly, and Jamberoo Action Park—the largest water-based theme park in NSW.

Berry

You could spend hours browsing the boutiques and antiques stores in this historic inland village, but the real reason to go is for the food and nearby wineries. The original Berry Bakery has a cult following, but the other two bakeries in town are just as good. Don’t leave without buying a sugary treat from the hot donut van. 

Gerringong

A quieter version of Kiama, the small town of Gerringong is just a short drive south, but you can also walk—the Kiama Coast Walk is a spectacularly scenic, 20-kilometre coastal walk that links the two towns. (It’s broken up into three sections so you don’t have to do the whole thing.) There are several good beachfront holiday parks and a whale watching platform on the headland. 

Seven Mile Beach

There’s no prizes for guessing how Seven Mile Beach National Park, just south of Gerringong, got its name, but a beach this long is never going to feel crowded. Swim, surf, have a picnic or barbecue, watch the birds, (and whales in winter) and hit the bushwalking trails.

When to go

If you want to see Kiama’s blowhole at its most impressive, go when there’s southeasterly wind blowing. Winter can be a bit cool and wet, although that’s the best time to see whales. The best swimming and camping weather is found in summer and autumn, but it gets very busy during summer and Easter school holidays, when you’ll need to book ahead.

Know before you go

  • Take care when driving the Jamberoo Mountain Road between the coast and Robertson in the Southern Highlands. It’s very steep and winding, and not suitable for caravans.
  • Stock up with fresh produce from the Kiama farmer’s market, held every Wednesday afternoon in Coronation Park next to Surf Beach.
  • Kiama’s visitor centre is beside the blowhole.

Nearby attractions

Berry Showgrounds is a versatile camping destination, offering ample space for tents and campers. Experience the excitement of local events and the charm of the nearby town of Berry, all while enjoying the conveniences of modern camping amenities.

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