Lakeside camping near Lake Illawarra

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Family Getaway

2 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Tullimbar, NSW
This campsite is ideally located only 15 minutes from the ocean. Pull up, park your van or pitch your tent and relax while breathing in the country air. This campsite suits self-contained campers who bring their own camping toilet/shower. There is access to a drinking water supply, rubbish facilities and a picnic table for meals. Take advantage of booking into one of Corser Concepts Motorcycle schools or whip down to Jamberoo Recreation park for a day of fun or head to Kiama and check out famous blow hole. Enjoy the evenings telling stories around the campfire. No pets please.
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Babbling Brook 4WD Camping

14 sites · RVs, Tents800 acres · St. Georges Basin, NSW
Situated on the beautiful Wandandian Creek with 15km creek frontage, 2.5 hours south of Sydney, Babbling Brook offers ten grassed areas with an easy 3km 4WD drive to campsites. 15 mins drive to Huskisson and Sussex Inlet. We do not accommodate large groups as our focus is peace, relaxation and family friendly. The property is home to an abundance of wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies, native birds and reptiles. There are also a lot of wombats so stay on the track and look for burrows. There are many activities to enjoy including kayaking, fishing, swimming, bush walking, bird watching and 15kms of mountain bike trails. We are pet friendly, please remember to have your pets protected against ticks. You will need to be self-contained with own camping toilet, shower and water. Please DO NOT dig toilet hole, even though you leave it covered, it doesn't take long for the foxes to dig it up and leave a real mess!! Campfires permitted in designated areas. There is mobile reception. No shooting, archery or hunting. No trail bikes. Do not damage trees, there is plenty of firewood on the ground. Don't forget your mozzie repellent. Please note we have a moderate cancellation policy thru Hipcamp.
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AU$100
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Lyrebirds Nest

2 sites · Lodging40 acres · Bundanoon, NSW
Welcome to Lyrebirds Nest, a quiet bush escape. Lyrebirds Nest cottage is situated in the bush with forest views from the balcony and rooms. The cottage is setup for glamping with an wood stove, queen bed (BYO linen), sofa, electricity, filtered water (hot and cold), hot indoor shower and composting toilet. A bar fridge and microwave is also provided. The open fire is not to be used. The surrounding land on the property includes a lake with jetty, sauna, olive grove, orchard and chicken coup. There are great hikes on the property or you can follow the creek and continue into the State Forest. There is plenty of wildlife to see, a bird lovers paradise with plenty of Lyrebirds, king parrots, black cockatoos to name a few. You're welcome to stay in the cottage or camp by the lake. Located half way between Canberra and Sydney, and 15 minutes walk from Penrose station with easy access to all the Southern Highlands has to offer.
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AU$250
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Silky Oaks

8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents30 acres · Oakdale, NSW
Silky Oaks is one of Australia’s largest private collections of Native Australian plants. Set on 30 acres; there is 3 lakes, manicured gardens, a cut-flower plantation, rainforest, and orchard to wander. Our 2 x Vintage Glampers are now available for retro nostalgic Glamping! Set direct on lake front on our premium lake spot. The camp ground is a secluded part of the property on an untouched lake with wildlife and horses surrounding. leave the packing and hassl at home and just show up! Each Camper sleep 2 and can be arranged into 2 single beds, Perfect for 2 couples, friends and parents with kids! There is also the option to byo more tents and more friends! We also have campsites that are completely BYO for the camping enthusiasts! Oakdale is a lovely rural area; you will pass cow paddocks, mountains and beautiful country vistas on your drive to the property. The area is a mix of houses, hobby farmers, homes on acreage, equestrian centres, produce growers and National Park. There is a glorious look-out in the National Park overlooking the Warragamba dam. Some days it is swept with clouds; enveloping you into the majestic heavens. It’s an easy ten min drive away. There is local towns 15mins drive for eating out and getting coffee.
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AU$65
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The Farm at Sussex Inlet

5 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Sussex Inlet, NSW
Staying at The Farm is relaxing, peaceful and quiet, and makes for a great basecamp from which to explore this beautiful part of the world. There is 5 acres of bushland at the back of the property that has been partially cleared and has plenty of room for you to set up camp, with lots of space. There is a toilet and shower nearby for your use. You can bring your dog or dogs with safe fencing, and even bring your horses along with options of walking trails on the property and nearby. Please note, there is no access to power, all campers will need to supply their own power source. There is plenty to do nearby. You can go for bush walks through the National Park, directly from the property, or take the short drive to the local beaches for a swim. There's a golf course down the road as well as the Inlet and lake to hire a boat or do some fishing. We have a little Cinema that has the latest movies, as well as a few local shops to buy food and necessities. There are 3 clubs to attend that offer courtesy buses for your convenience.
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AU$95
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