Camping in South Coast with wildlife watching

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 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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Clyde River Camp Grounds

15 sites · RVs, Tents22 acres · Currowan, NSW
Originally a historical farming property, Clyde River Camp Grounds offer the ultimate in camping on manicured pastures directly on the Clyde River. We also offer Powered Caravan and RV sites, unpowered in Off peak times For powered sites please book through: Clyde River Caravan and RV Resort. Please note campsites are non powered (Caravans and RV's welcome for unpowered visits in off peak times) It is a 10 min drive from Nelligen town centre and a 20 min drive from Batemans Bay. If you need supplies you can also travel by boat into Batemans Bay and tie up to many of its wharfs for that different experience. The camping area is surrounded by walking tracks and over the Christmas period the renowned Clyde Berry Farm is open where you can pick your own fresh berries or relax on the grounds for a ice-cream. You will find Shallow Crossing is also just a 10 min drive up the River Road for an exhilarating swim in fresh mountain water. The traditional water side camp kitchen offers a BBQ and table to eat. Has power and lighting, fresh drinking water, toilet, hot and cold shower and plenty of cover. With a fire pit just outside for toasting of marshmallows this makes for the best camping spot in the region. Please be mindful this is a camping and caravaning experience, there is for your convenience a flushing toilet (bring own toilet paper) and shower onsite, in busy periods (peak times) there may be a slight wait for these amenities. This site has its own concrete boat ramp making a heaven for all fisho's and skiers. The ramp is totally safe to launch any watercraft. With water onsite you can even flush motors at the end of the day. The property has Telstra coverage for added security.
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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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Glenduart Farm Riverside Campsites

7 sites · RVs, Tents140 acres · Broulee, NSW
Welcome to our spacious riverside camp sites on the banks of the beautiful Moruya river in the South Coast of New South Wales! Glenduart Farm Riverside camps are the perfect location for enjoying the camp, or as a base for exploring the local area. We are located just a short distance from town, where you can find a range of shops, restaurants and cafes. If you love markets, you're in luck! There are plenty of local markets in the area, including the Moruya Country Markets which are held every Saturday. You can also visit the Moruya Farmers Market, held on Tuesday afternoons, or the nearby Tilba Market, held on Saturday mornings. The tiny nearby town of Bodalla boasts a magnificent dairy with cheese tasting (try the lemon myrtle!) and interactive calf feeding daily at 10am and 4pm. If you want a few pints and great meal, the ribs at the Adelaide Hotel are magnificent (although only available seasonally) and a courtesy bus is available from the entrance to the property. There are plenty of tourist attractions to explore in the area, including the stunning Eurobodalla National Park, the historic town of Mogo and the renowned Mogo Zoo. For those who love the outdoors, the Moruya river is perfect for fishing, kayaking and swimming. If you're looking for natural beauty, you'll be spoilt for choice. Take a drive along the coast and discover beautiful, secluded beaches, or explore the nearby forests and waterfalls. Our riverside camp sites are great for large or small groups boasting generously sized and spaced grassed sites offering beautiful views of the abundant Moruya river along with individual firepits* Whatever your interests, Glenduart Farm Riverside Camps are the perfect place to relax and enjoy all that the South Coast has to offer. THE IMPORTANT STUFF: ACCESS: As you enter the property, you'll find yourself driving down an unsealed dirt road, before embarking on approx 100 meters of fairly flat to gently sloping paddocks. We recommend 4WD or AWD vehicles to access, however will leave this to your discretion. PETS: We are a working farm with horses and cows that are easily spooked and we only allow dogs under very (very) special circumstances. Please send an enquiry if you wish to bring a furbaby along, but as a rule, we do not allow dogs on the property. AMENITIES: There are no drinking water or electricity provisions on site. There is a toilet provided with walking distance to all sites. Our future campers and native wildlife request that you keep your business contained to onboard toilets, porta potties or the toilet provided. Under NO circumstances are toilet cassettes to be emptied in or around the river or campsites. RIVER ACCESS: Our large sites offer sweeping views and great fishing however the banks are raised and will require some tenacity if you wish to swim or pop a kayak in. You can however moore small watercraft including boats & jetskis after putting them in at the boat ramp a short drive up the river. FENCING: We have farm fencing in place between the camp sites and the river bank, however we advise small children be monitored as there are several open access points along the riverbank. As mentioned, we are a working farm using gates and fences to contain our livestock. As a rule, leave all gates as you find them (eg: if you open a gate, close it after you. If its already open, leave it open) WILDLIFE: You'll see huge wombat holes all along the river bank - although tempting for the kids, please refrain from digging these out further as our wombats still use them as houses and they contribute to riverbank erosion. You may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of our fabled red stag in the evenings and will see an array of beautiful birds and other native animals that share our property. Please note: Any form of animal cruelty will not be tolerated and there is no hunting allowed on the property. *FIRES: Govt / weather restrictions permitting. Maybe lit in designated firepit areas only - BYO Firewood. A small wood pile is provided to each camp on arrival to get you started and provide a modest fire for the night, however chopped firewood is available by the bag or wheelbarrow on a cash basis. $25 for a large bag - $50 for a barrow. Let us know in your booking if you'd like us to arrange to have purchased firewood on site for when you arrive.
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Mungerarie Farm

12 sites · RVs, Tents170 acres · Wamban, NSW
If you love camping, fishing & kayaking, you'll love it here!Welcome to our 170 acre property with approx 1 km of Deua River frontage. Lovely grassy campsites by the water. Want to throw a line in? The river is tidal and we are located where the freshwater meets the salt making for some interesting fishing, fresh and saltwater fish have been caught here. We offer peaceful dog-friendly camping. There are no amenities so campers must be self- contained and leave no trace. Campfires are permitted when restrictions aren't in place and firewood available to purchase by the wheelbarrow load (see extras). Good access - tents, camp trailers, campervans & caravans all are welcome as long as you have own toilet.Our farm is home to some beef cattle, horses, sheep, dogs, cats, chickens, & pet rabbits . We also have an abundance of wildlife including wombats, possums, kangaroos and many native birds & some reptiles.
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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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Cape Meringo

5 sites · Tents200 acres · Congo, NSW
Cape Meringo is a 200 acre, wild, coastal property just south of Moruya, adjacent to Eurobodalla National Park, with kilometres of frontage onto the Meringo Lagoon and an easy walk to two, magnificent, isolated beaches. The property is roughly four hours south of Sydney and two hours east of Canberra. There are no facilities for campers on the property so all visitors must be fully self contained, including with their own toilets and all waste must be taken away. Cape Meringo is accessible by 2WD but is more suitable to campers with a 4WD (especially if there's been wet weather). This is bush camping. Your sites are surrounded by old growth forest so if you're looking for big water views or direct water frontage this may not be the property for you. Dog friendly. Campfires permitted (wood supplied).
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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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Glennbrooke River Camp

5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents234 acres · Kianga, NSW
Glennbrooke River Camp offers approximately 1.2 km of stunning river frontage which feeds into the beautiful Wagonga Inlet. Campers are required to be fully self sufficient with their OWN toilet/shower facilities and must take all waste and rubbish with them on departure. LEAVE NO TRACE. CARS MUST BE 4WD UNLESS DISCUSSED WITH BROOKE. The property borders Bodalla State Forest and Box Cutting rainforest walk where you can find multiple mountain bike and walking tracks. We are just 15 minutes from beautiful Narooma beach and township where you can find everything you need for your stay. There is also a fire pit available at each site and you can purchase firewood,Let us know what you require and we have it ready for your stay. Pets are welcome but please only let them off-leash if they are friendly and won't disturb other campers. Free Dump points are located at Dalmeny and Moruya. Please note: Whilst we can accept motorhomes and campervans in normal weather conditions, if there has been heavy rain access is effected and these vehicles will struggle to get to the campsites. We will do our best to keep an eye on the weather report, and let you know if we have any concerns. We ask that you kindly do the same.
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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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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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If you're looking to experience the best of wildlife watching on the South Coast of Australia, Hipcamp has over 1143 camping options to choose from. Whether you prefer to pitch a tent, park your caravan, or stay in a cabin, there's something for everyone. With an average price per night of $35 and options as low as $20, you can find the perfect campsite to fit your budget. Explore top-rated campsites like Millingandi Station (334 reviews), Tomakin River Camping (314 reviews), and Merimbula Camping (301 reviews), all offering popular facilities such as showers, toilets, and pet-friendly accommodations. Plus, you can indulge in activities like surfing, off-roading (OHV), and exploring historic sites. Get ready for an unforgettable wildlife watching adventure on the South Coast!

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