Coastal camping in South Coast

New South Wales' lesser-visited southern coastline is rich in beauty and wildlife.

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Tomakin River Camping

39 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Jeremadra, NSW
Welcome to our beautiful 40 acre property with 800 mtrs of river frontage, just a stones throw from the historical village of Mogo and some of the best beaches on the South Coast. There is a lovely deep swimming hole with sandy area that all can enjoy. Shallow sandy areas are along the river, great for younger kids. Bring your kayaks, fishing gear, small tinny or SUP! There is a small boat ramp. We have eight beautiful, peaceful, spacious, riverfront, campsites ready for our guests. Just a short drive to the best south coast beaches of Broulee and Tomakin. Located halfway between Batemans Bay and Moruya, and 5km from Mogo. Great for shopping, eateries and Mogo Zoo. You can even frequently hear animals from our campsites! Campers need to bring everything and remove everything, leaving no trace. Bring your own supply of water. Firewood can be purchased by the wheelbarrow load, please add to your booking if required. Otherwise, BYO firewood. We have nine portaloo's available for use, they are situated throughout the property. Dogs are welcome if controlled at all times and do not chase livestock. We have two Border Collies, so we are dog friendly for friendly well-behaved dogs. Please note, if we do not have availability, please get in contact with us anyway as we may be able to accommodate you by opening another site.
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Ingenia Holidays Ulladulla

170 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Ulladulla, NSW
If you’re looking for a complete coastal escape, set your GPS to Ingenia Holidays Ulladulla. Set just minutes from the Ulladulla town centre, Ingenia Holidays Ulladulla covers 12 pristine acres and is surrounded by native Aussie bushland with popular Racecourse Beach and Burrill Lake nearby.With a splash pad, tennis court, waterslides, swimming pools and plenty of playgrounds – you might want to consider lengthening your stay so the whole family can make the most of the facilities.This park might have it all, but there’s plenty to explore beyond its ample amenities. Just a short drive north, you’ll discover the heritage village of Milton, popular Mollymook Beach, and shimmering Lake Conjola. A scenic drive west will take you to Pigeon House Mountain in Morton National Park and if you head south, you’ll find the Pot Holes walking track in Meroo National Park.Live like a local and join in the water sport action like fishing, tubing, and surfing from Warden Head Lighthouse to Rennies Beach before finishing the days off enjoying freshly caught seafood from locally loved shops and restaurants. For alternative adventures, take part in the two-day indigenous Jamanee Gunya Cultural Experience, visit South Pacific Heathland Reserve to spot whales migrating along the New South Wales South Coast, or discover the Dreaming poles on the Coomee Nulunga Cultural Trail.
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Figtree Camp @ Mystery Bay

10 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Central Tilba, NSW
Located a short stroll through the spotted gum forest to the beautiful waters of Mystery Bay beach. A family-owned and run working beef cattle farm on 100 acres of farmland looking towards Gulaga Mountain. Just a 7 min stroll walk to the beach through the old bush trail, Historic Central Tilba 5 min drive, Bermagui 20 mins and Narooma township 8 mins.Easy access for all types of vehicles and our place suits any type of family-friendly, nature-loving camper, as long as you have your own toilet (no exceptions!) and own water. ☆ No amenities so campers will have to be self-contained with own toilet and leave no trace.☆ Pets considered on request, please enquire and advise breed and number of pets you'd like to bring before booking.☆☆please note, latest fire information-it is safe to visit the area. We have favourable conditions in the coming fortnight. We have not been in the fire zone, there can be a little smoke from time to time however minimal
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The Hundred Acre Woods

37 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · East Lynne, NSW
Enjoy 100 acres of natural beauty, 10 minutes from Batemans Bay (south of us), 30 minutes from Ulladulla (north of us) and 10 minutes from Pebbly Beach (east of us), we have the most pristine beaches available on the south coast. IMPORTANT: STRICTLY NO CHECK-INS AFTER DARK 7pm in the summer is the latest... NO EXCEPTIONS. I also have a strict no-noise after 9pm policy. I offer a safe environment to rest for the night or stay for a few and enjoy all that the local area has to offer. Located off the highway, some road noise may be heard. Only 10 minutes from amazing beach fishing at Durras and beautiful Long Beach known for its kayaking and paddle boarding. There is so much to see and do. Climb Pigeon House Mountain or cruise on the Merinda up the Nelligen River over a seafood lunch...you will not be disappointed. Upon arrival, you will be able to choose a spot on the property that you wish to set up. All campers must be self-contained, with their own camp toilet and take all waste when they go. Strictly no 'digging a hole.' When booking please note that one site is big enough for your van or tent, the extras button is for extra guest/children in your tent or van. If you have guests with another tent or van and vehicle they need to book their own site The pubs and clubs are a near convenience, or you can just kick back by your own pit fire and enjoy the stars in the safety of The Hundred Acre Woods. Campfires are permitted in a designated area when restrictions aren't in place, plenty of free wood to gather, please do not bring an axe or chainsaw to cut down my trees. Dog friendly.
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Sunset Point

5 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Bodalla, NSW
When you stay at Sunset Point you have lake frontage onto Borang Lake ( 4km from Potato Point), which connects directly with the Tuross lakes. You are able to launch your own tinny at our private jetty. A firepit is provided and you can collect your own wood yourself, or purchase a $20 a wheel barrow load with your booking. Wildlife is plentiful here, so please respect the environment and clean up after your self. There are some amazing local beaches only minutes to Potato point or down the back track 10 minute drive or, ride your pushie or walk (its a bit of a walk) - straight to Blackfellows Point at Potato Point. There are lovely walking tracks around the property and lots of fishing, kayaking and just plain lazy days. Watch the sunrise or walk to the other side of the property and watch the sunset. Watching the moon rise on the lake is quite beautiful. Launch your tinny and go fishing or simply kayak or lazy around. The site is dog friendly, but your pet must be well behaved and not aggressive as there may be other campers and pets on the property during your stay. You may not be right next to each other but please respect other guests. Just 10 minutes from the charming village of Bodalla, which was founded on the back of dairy farming and cheese production back in the 1860s. 30 minutes drive either way to the hubs of Narooma and Moruya. No barking dogs and no loud music or parties. This is a peaceful getaway. Short car trip to famous beaches where you leave nothing but footprints. It's our secret!
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Bunga Summit

5 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Bermagui, NSW
Beautiful Coastal farmland near to Mimosa Rocks National Parks. Easy to access. Close to stunning townships of Bermagui just 15mins north and Tathra 30mins south. Observe an abundance of wildlife - spot an eagle, kangaroo, wallaby, possum, goanna, wombat or whale! Surf or swim any of the amazing beaches or lagoons -Bunga, Hidden Valley, Arraganuu, Bithry, Cuttagee, Camel Rock, Horseshoe Bay or Blue Pool. Walk the dog at Beares beach in Bermagui or Cuttagee beach, 10mins drive north. This is an incredible coastline to explore. Enjoy local fresh produce from Bermagui farmers market in summer on Thursday afternoons; Saturday market at Honorbread courtyard; fresh seafood either catch yourself or purchase from Bermagui Fishermans Wharf. Please note there are 5 beehives approximately 20metres to the east of the shed. This is not a camping area. Please keep to the western side of the shed for camping. Beware, bees do not like dogs and will sting them if the dogs go up close to the hives. There is a little shed on this patch of land and campers have access to an undercover area off the side of the shed plus half of the inside area of the shed not being used for storage. There is a rainwater tank and a compost toilet at the back of the shed. To locate when heading south on Tathra -Bermagui Rd , Turn left into Hergenhans Rd which is approx 14km south of Bermagui, then left into Wrens Rd (Goalen N Rd on google maps) , follow Wrens Rd about 800m and you'll see a gateway on your right with Hipcamp sign (Bunga Summit). It is opposite gateway on left with Lot 3 sign. The next gate is padlocked where the shed and beehives are. Please note the 1st gate on the right on Wrens Rd with the hipcamp sign and No.2 written on post is for Bunga Surf Shack which is on a separate property. To access Bunga Beach, continue along Wrens Rd through neighbouring properties. Please note this road is in poor condition with deep ruts and whilst many 2wd cars do make it down to the beach, I would recommend a 4wd or a car with good clearance. This is National Park so you can't have dogs here. To access Back Bunga Beach continue along Hergenhans Rd and left onto O'sheas Rd which is a much smoother road, taking you through neighbouring properties and ending at Mimosa Rocks National Park. For dog walking beaches head to Cuttagee just 10mins north towards Bermagui, or Beares Beach in Bermagui. For injured wildlife or any wombats with mange around the campsite please phone my neighbour Sara as she volunteers for Wildlife Rescue South Coast. Sara 0435 614 243 Please be respectful of neighbours and do not fly drones over private property.
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Ingenia Holidays Tomakin

80 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Tomakin, NSW
Set on the banks of the Tomaga River, between Batemans Bay and Moruya on the New South Wales South Coast, Ingenia Holidays Tomakin is where city stress is replaced with coastal relaxation. Choose between new riverfront cabins or DIY your accommodation by way of camping or caravanning and prepare to drop straight into holiday mode. Most people are drawn to at this New South Wales holiday spot by our resort style pool, perfect for families. Outside the perimeter of the park, you’ll find cafes, boutiques and beaches for exploring. And of course, there’s always the Tomakin Sports and ; Social Club next door where you can enjoy a meal if you don’t feel like self-catering (or washing up) during your stay.
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Meringo Beach Camp

3 sites · RVs, Tents120 acres · Meringo, NSW
Welcome to Meringo Beach Camp! Located on 100 acres of private beach-front farm land, this camp is perfect for couples, families and friends looking for privacy, basic camp facilities and direct beach access. Enjoy the beautiful South Meringo beach, Honeymoon and North Meringo beach a short stroll away. Your campsite is surrounded by beautiful red gum trees. It features a shared bush shelter complete with a BBQ, solar powered lighting, and tables for meals. You will also have access to simple amenities, that use spring-fed dam water. Campers will need to bring their own drinking water. This site is on a working family-owned and run farm currently running sheep. It has long been a special gathering place for family and friends for more than 40 years, and is now available on Hipcamp. The camp also sits on the famous Bingi Dreaming Track, a beautiful coastal walk that stretches from Congo Beach to Tuross Head. Moruya is the closest town, a 15-minute drive away. Sydney is a four-hour drive, and Canberra a two-and-a-half hour drive. Meringo is located on the lands of the Yuin people, to whom we pay our respects.
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Jeremadra Getaway

1 site · RV, Tent50 acres · Jeremadra, NSW
We are located just south of the Mogo township on the NSW south coast, in prime position for mountain biking fanatics as the Maulbrooks Mountain Bike Park and Mogo State Forest are just to our west. On hot days you can grab your swimmers, snorkel and surfboard, and head down to a number of beaches at Tomakin and Broulee (15 mins from camp). When exploring the region, don't forget to stop in at the famous township of Mogo. This gorgeous village offers a quirky mix of art, crafts, homewares and collectibles, as well as fantastic food, clothing, specialty items, and well known favourites like Mogo Fudge or some marshmallows to toast on the campfire. The campsite is nestled amongst the tall gum trees and overlooks the dam. There is a firepit with a hot plate for delicious camp out dinners and firewood is available for sale under Extras. There is access to a toilet and rubbish facilities, but you will need to bring your own drinking water and shower. We can cater for all types of camping vehicles and tents, including 2WD. The campsite is generally flat but your vehicle may require a little levelling. We welcome well behaved pets (we have dogs ourselves so your pet must be friendly).
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Pretty View Retreat

16 sites · RVs, Tents126 acres · Coila, NSW
Welcome to the magnificent NSW South Coast. We are located close to both Moruya and Narooma, where you will find great seafood and local markets. We are surrounded by crystal clear waterways and beaches, and lucky enough to have beautiful views of Tuross and Coila lakes, as well as the ocean. Pretty View Retreat sees the most sensational sunrises most days. And our hinterland sunsets are pretty good as well. This campsite is close to beautiful Tuross and Coila lakes and their extensive waterways, and a short drive to beaches and the ocean. Pretty View also offers hinterland views in a country setting. There is plenty of places for fishing, water skiing, surfing, hiking and biking, with activities being just minutes away. Enjoy an evening around the campfire (firewood available for camp sites at local price) PM at booking time This campsite has access to a toilet/shower, filtered drinking water, BBQ and recycling facilities. Pets on leashes welcome. Refer to site rules and safety for all pets at time of booking
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Bingi Campsite

5 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Bingie, NSW
The camping area is on a grassy headland, overlooking the ocean, available for self-contained campers (with their own toilet). The area has access to Coila Lake by 4WD and a five-minute walk to access the beaches.Bingi also has a significant Aboriginal history and is surrounded by Yuin peoples rich aboriginal culture and stories, sites and dreaming walking tracks.Campfires are permitted when there are no restrictions in place. Pets are welcome to join you but must remain under your control at all times.A private culture talk can be arranged (fee for service) with the local custodians of the area.Bingi is also known for it's beautiful flora and fauna, and great fishing, prawning, diving and watersports. Bingi Campsite is a 10 - 15 minute drive from the town of Moruya, and 10 minutes drive from Tuross Heads.
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Pigeon Bank Acres

2 sites · Lodging, Tents53 acres · Broulee, NSW
2km from Mogo township situated on Mogo creek on 50 plus acres of natural bush mixed with a couple of paddocks where we have a small flock of sheep and a couple of horses. Masses of bird life, wallabies and bandicoots. Surrounded by frog song and on a still night you can hear the lions roaring and monkeys calling at nearby Mogo Zoo. Fishing, kayaking, bush walking, mountain biking , shopping and cafes in Mogo.
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Coastal camping in South Coast guide

Overview

Stretching from Sydney down to the Victorian border, the South Coast of NSW is a laid-back, unpretentious year-round destination filled with uncrowded white-sand beaches, crystal-blue bays, whale-watching opportunities, and wildlife-filled national parks. Adventurous travellers can find plenty of opportunities for surfing, diving, and bushwalking, while those who just want to relax can set up camp beachside and take in the natural beauty. As this region is far less-visited than the north coast, you might even feel like you have the place all to yourself.

Where to go

Illawara

On the Illawara Coast, Shellharbour is home to the National Surfing Reserve of Killalea, and the area is also a favourite of snorkellers and divers who can explore the many shipwrecks and marine life-filled underwater cliffs. Beachfront and just a short walk from the centre, various tourist parks offer a range of accommodation including powered sites, ensuite cabins, and self-contained beachside cottages. A little farther south, Killalea State Park has a secluded camping area in the park’s grassy meadows with access to facilities including toilets, hot showers, and an undercover electric barbecue area.

Shoalhaven Coast

Another favourite among surfers and divers, the Shoalhaven Coast is also known as a wine-growing region and for the powder-white sands, crystalline waters, and whale- and dolphin-spotting opportunities of Jervis Bay. Within Booderee National Park at Jervis Bay, the Cave Beach camping area offers some of Australia’s best secluded beach camping with access to cold showers and barbecues. Farther south, beachfront caravan sites and campgrounds in Murramarang National Park let you can camp alongside resident kangaroos.

Eurobodalla Coast

The Eurobodalla Coast is home to the seaside town of Batemans Bay, famed for its fresh seafood, particularly oysters, as well as the Clyde River National Park, where you can go bushwalking, kayaking, and fishing. Just south of town, Batemans Bay holiday parks offer villas as well as powered sites with access to laundry facilities and BBQ areas. Farther south, Tuross Head is perched on a headland between two tidal lakes, making it the perfect spot for kayaking, fishing, boating, and swimming. Look out for peaceful holiday units, plus powered and unpowered caravan and camping sites with ocean views and easy access to the beach and lake.

Sapphire Coast

At the southern end of the NSW coast, the tranquil Sapphire Coast is home to the small town of Eden, one of the best places in Australia to spot humpback whales on their annual migration from May through September. Just outside town, waterfront holiday parks offer large powered and unpowered caravan sites, as well as a range of cabins, with access to camp kitchens. Forty minutes north, rustic Hobart Beach Campground in Bournda National Park has unpowered sites that make the perfect base for swimming, hiking, and exploring nearby secluded beaches.

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