Camping near South West Rocks

Wake up to the water in this seaside holiday town on the NSW North Coast.

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Jerseyville Peninsula

5 sites · RVs, Tents28 acres · Jerseyville, NSW
Nestled on a 28-acre peninsula enveloped by water, just 4km south of South West Rocks in Jerseyville, lies a serene camping spot awaiting your arrival. This picturesque location offers a tranquil retreat, with small boat access allowing for delightful excursions on canoes or paddle boards. Fishing enthusiasts will find their paradise here, especially during the optimal times, with ample opportunities to reel in some catches, including the prized mud crabs abundant in the surrounding waters. After a day of adventure, unwind by the campfire and immerse yourself in the natural beauty that envelops you. Convenience is within reach, with a shopping complex featuring a Coles Supermarket, Liquor Land, and chemist located just 1.5km away. For further amenities and attractions, South West Rocks town center beckons a mere 4km from the campsite. There, you'll discover pristine beaches, an array of dining options, vibrant pubs and clubs, playgrounds for the kids, and ample facilities for larger boat access, catering to every preference and interest. A few important reminders: Please ensure you are fully self-contained, equipped with your own camping toilet and shower facilities. While we can supply drinking water it's advisable to bring additional supplies for your convenience. In the event of rainfall, we recommend utilizing 4WD vehicles, as you'll traverse grass paddocks to reach the campsite safely. Prepare yourself for an unforgettable outdoor experience amidst the beauty of Jerseyville's waterside retreat. Please note that each booking includes 1 drivable + 1 towable vehicle. If your group has more than 1 drivable vehicle, please book a second site. This helps us minimise the impact on our land; we thank you for your cooperation and understanding!
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Macleay Home Camp

12 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Jerseyville, NSW
We are located right on the edge of the Macleay river with lots of space for you to camp near the river front, or in the paddock amongst the green flat grass. Use the camp as a base and head out for a kayak, on the stand up paddle board or simply throw a line in for a spot of fishing. Crabbing is permitted in this area.You need to be fully self-contained with own camping toilet/shower. Relax around the campfire and help the kids toast marshmallows.The beach is within driving distance, it's 5 minutes to townDrinking water is available. Dogs on leashes welcome.Please note that each booking includes 1 drivable + 1 towable vehicle. If your group has more than 1 drivable vehicle, please book a second site. This helps us minimise the impact on our land; we thank you for your cooperation and understanding!
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Stoney Park care of Dennis Stone

100 sites · RVs, Tents127 acres · North Shore, NSW
Stoney Park is set on 127 acres of manicured waterfront land. Set up your unpowered campsite overlooking the lake or adjacent to the beautiful lagoons. The park also plays host to Australia's largest inflatable Aqua Park along with a land park. Located next to the lovely Wilson River, 15min drive to Port Macquarie on the NSW Mid North Coast.
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Windermere

6 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · South West Rocks, NSW
Great location near Hat Head and South West Rocks This lovely 4 acre camping spot is situated at Kinchela on the tidal Kinchela Creek which runs directly into the mighty Macleay river. You can fish or set a crab trap, kayak, paddle board, bring the tinny or just relax and enjoy the water view and surrounding farmland. A few shade trees and quiet surroundings makes this the perfect spot for your next getaway. Fire baskets available. Conveniently located only a 5 minute drive to Gladestone shops and hotel. There is a tap and hose (town water) on site to wash the boats after a big days fishing at nearby South West Rocks (15 minutes) or Hat Head (10 minutes) Last Minute Bookings Welcome subject to availability 😊
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Way Way Getaway

5 sites · RVs, Tents55 acres · Way Way, NSW
Minutes away from Scotts Head beach and town, but feels like you’re out in the bush. Surf famous Scotts head point, or head to the back beaches for some in crowded beach breaks, explore local rural towns, enjoy some peace and quiet! Fire friendly, pet friendly, family friendly (pretty friendly in general)!
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Grassyenda

5 sites · RVs, Tents33 acres · Grassy Head, NSW
At Grassyenda, you'll find flat grass camping a stones throw from great beaches, the river, and townships. It's a rural setting that makes a great basecamp from which to explore the abundance of activities available nearby. Macleay River is just a 3 minute drive from camp and Grassy Head Beach is a five minutes, so you are never far from fishing, surfing and swimming! Closer to home, you're also welcome to paddle the kayak in the property's dam. The Yarrabinni National Park is closeby, and a great option for hiking, bushwalking, scenic lookouts, and freshwater creeks. The nearest village, Stuarts Point, is just 3 minutes down the road, with larger towns and shopping 20 to 30 minutes' drive away. The property is just 14km off the M1, with good access and plenty of open space. We limit the number of bookings we take to ensure you can find a private, spacious site to yourselves. Kid friendly.
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Valley View Escape

14 sites · RVs, Tents600 acres · Buckra Bendinni, NSW
Valley View Escape is a 500 acre working dairy farm located in the beautiful Nambucca Valley just 25 minutes off the highway. There is stunning 360 views of mountain ranges and Lake Lumby from all our sites. We offer 4 powered sites and 4 unpowered sites which are all level grounded with grass and accessible by 2WD. There is non potable water available. Our powered sites are conveniently located close by the amenities with flushing toilet, hot shower and dump point. Each site has a fire pit, or you can use your own as long as it is not directly on the ground. There is also firewood available for purchase which can be done through HipCamp at checkout or cash on arrival We are a pet friendly campsite but we ask you to keep your pets on a leash and always have full control. Enjoy and relax at our communal picnic area with fire pit, shade, picnic table and pontoon on Lake Lumby which is great for kayaking and swimming. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for Discount codes and updates @valleyviewescape Peak Season: Message us about our overflow camping area if we are fully booked
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Racecourse Camping

25 sites · RVs, Tents11 acres · Crescent Head, NSW
Secluded Racecourse Beach is a short drive south of Crescent Head on the mid-north coast of NSW. We have a beautiful 11 acres of coastal land where you can hear the waves as you sleep with the pristine Racecourse Beach only a 5 to 10 minute walk away. We are not directly on the beach and do not have beach access. Racecourse Beach is a great spot for surfing, fishing and swimming. All you need to do is find one of our intimate sites for you to pitch a tent or pull up with the camper van. THERE ARE NO AMENITIES SO YOU MUST BE FULLY SELF CONTAINED AND LEAVE NO TRACE. Each campsite has a fire pit - Firewood is available to purchase from the service station in Crescent Head and you are also welcome to gather wood from the property. No Dogs.
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Ingenia Holidays White Albatross

90 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · Nambucca Heads, NSW
Who says you can’t have a rainforest, beach and tidal lagoon all on your doorstep while on holidays? Ingenia Holidays White Albatross is positioned where the Nambucca River and South Pacific Ocean meet, our White Albatross guests can enjoy the luxury of direct access to a tidal lagoon as well as a surf beach less than two minutes’ walk away. With a resort style swimming pool, waterslides and splash park – there’s plenty of ways for the whole family to keep cool within the holiday park grounds too. Choose from caravan and camping sites, including waterfront sites, or book a cabin sleeping up to six people – perfect for a couple’s getaway or family reunion. While you can choose to prepare your meals in your cabin or the camp kitchen, if you need a night off cooking or cleaning, make the most of the onsite café and restaurant V-Wall Pavilion where you’ll find a casual dining menu, with an array of classic pub meals, modern cuisine and a VIP gaming lounge on offer.
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Kooinda Farm

10 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Eungai Creek, NSW
100 acre farm of mixed native bush and orchard plantings, with a mixture of secluded camp areas for campers with their own amenities and sites with facilities. The Woodland Lakeside campsite has a single compost toilet, and the Woodland Ridgetop sites share a camp kitchen with compost toilets and hot showers. We have two beautiful dams that are great for kayaking and swimming, and creek frontage where you can fish. Beautiful views of Yarrahapinni Mountain to the east and hills out to the west. There are 40 acres of bushland to go walkabout. Geese and ducks free range the property and feeding time visits can be arranged. We are just 1.5km of single track gravel road to the Pacific Highway with good access for all types of vehicles. There is a choice of private campsites either by the dam or the creek with no other campers in sight! We also have a multi site area at the Woodland Ridgetop with a camp kitchen, compost toilets and showers. This will be available to be booked as a large group area or as 3 individual sites. Later in 2024 we will also have beautiful glamping bell tent sites available. Drinking water (tank water) is available from an outdoor tap at the farmhouse, as long as we have had sufficient rainfall. Please check in advance if you require water. Campers MUST have their own self contained amenities for the Creek Camp, and the 2 Parking Sites, and leave no trace. There is a toilet dump point for chemical toilets in Macksville, 10 mins away. All he sites are dog friendly as long as all dog poo is cleared up. 20 mins to Scotts Head and Grassy Head beaches and Yarrahapinni National Park. State Forest on the doorstep great for mountain bikes, and with motorbike trails heading out to the west. The farm is 5 minutes from the Eungai Buffallo Farm cafe. There is also farm produce available for sale - fresh eggs for breakfast!
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Footprints in Style

35 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents300 acres · Eungai Rail, NSW
Relax under the big shady fig tree, pitch your tent by the creek and swim in the massive spring-fed lake which covers five acres and never runs dry. This 300-acre bamboo property gives you total tranquillity in nature. There are boats and boards to use, and an island kingdom for kids to play. Kiss and release fishing (Perch) in the awesome lake, which is also great for swimming, and building bamboo rafts. Adventures awaits! Basic, off-grid camp kitchen, big weatherproof wedding venue space to hire, posh dunnies (composting toilets), and a hot water shower shack with a magic view of the lake! There is plenty of shade and we're dog-friendly. Well-behaved dogs are welcome off-lead. Endless space, and plenty of privacy, campers can choose a spot when they get here.A bundle of firewood is provided on arrival, and you're welcome to bring more with you if you need.  Price is per person per night, kids under 16 half price. Under 5 stay free so don't include them in booking numbers. Join us for cocktail hour at the brand-new Tiki bar! BYO drinks! We also have a brand-new sauna that campers are welcome to enjoy! All this, close to stunning beaches and cute cafes. Leave only footprints 👣 make awesome memories. NOTE: We currently only advertise availability three months in advance. If you are interested in dates outside this booking window, please still send us an enquiry and we may be able to assist you.
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Serene Sanctuary Hyland Park

4 sites · Tents25 acres · Valla Beach, NSW
Escape to our serene 25-acre retreat nestled beside the tranquil Deep Creek, just a short 2km stroll from the stunning Valla Beach. Settle in on our sprawling grassy grounds, perfect for caravans, tents, or swags, with a cozy Gazebo offering hot showers and power. Relax around the stone-topped dining table or snuggle up by the crackling fireplace. Launch your aquatic adventures from our private boat ramp or explore the nearby forest. Anglers will love the fishing spots, and nature lovers can meet our resident ponies, chickens, and friendly dogs. Unwind, recharge, and make memories in this nature-filled haven!
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Camping near South West Rocks guide

Overview

Strung out along the shores of Horseshoe Bay at the mouth of the Macleay River, South West Rocks is all about long lazy days in the sun, splashing about in the water, surfing, fishing, and hiking cliff-top walking trails. A perennial favourite with families, it’s very much a get-back-to-nature type of place, with several holiday parks offering camping and glamping experiences, including a beachfront caravan park in the middle of town. The campsites at nearby Arakoon National Park also overlook the sea. Explore the sandstone ruins of Trial Bay Gaol, watch the sunrise from Smoky Cape Lighthouse, or dive with rare grey nurse sharks at Fish Rock Cave, one of the longest ocean cave dives in Australia. If you tire of the sun and sand, there’s plenty of rainforest nearby to explore as well.

Where to go

South Along the Coast

The village of Hat Head, half an hour’s drive south, is an even sleepier version of South West Rocks, with beaches just as nice and a beachside caravan park. The three-kilometre walking trail around the hat-shaped headland in the national park is one of the best cliff-top walks in the region. The next town south of Hat Head, Crescent Head, is home to one of Australia’s most famous right-hand surfing breaks and is a favourite with longboard riders.

Through the Rainforest

Explore the lush rainforest and wetlands north of South West Rocks in Yarriabini National Park and Yarrahapinni Wetlands on the 17-kilometre Way Way Creek Road scenic loop drive. The view from Yarriabini Lookout is a knockout.

Kempsey

Follow the Macleay River southwest to Kempsey, with its heritage houses, Wigay Aboriginal Cultural Park bushtucker farm, and riverside holiday parks. Kempsey is the birthplace of the iconic Aussie hat, the Akubra.

When to go

The weather is good for camping all year on the NSW North Coast, with lots of sunny days. The water is warmest for swimming between December and April. You’ll need to book ahead in summer and during Easter holidays, but outside of school holidays, you’ll have most of the place to yourself on mid-week visits. From May through to November you’ve got a good chance at spotting whales from the headlands.

Know before you go

  • Stock up on seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables from the many stalls that line the South West Rocks Road that links the township to the Pacific Highway.
  • Planning on catching your dinner? You’ll need a recreational fishing license, available online and at most fishing bait and tackle shops.
  • Beachside Markets are held in the reserve opposite Horseshoe Bay in the middle of South West Rocks on the second Saturday of each month.
  • Want to dive Fish Rock? There are two dive shops in town where you can join a tour or hire gear.

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