The best camping near Myall Lakes National Park

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Bucketts Way Camp n Stay

20 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Twelve Mile Creek, NSW
PLEASE NOTE : Reception for the winter months close at 5pm. If you would like to make arrangements to arrive later you must contact Brad on 0402859669 prior to closing hours. Upon arrival please call numbers located at the boom gate to arrange entry. Being only 2 hours from Sydney and 470 metres off the Pacific Highway, Nth of Newcastle & a 40 drive to Port Stephens, we are set on 25 acres, with lge sites, most drive through (dry weather only) for your convenience. Hot showers are available ($1 coin for 2 min hot water), toilets and a disability accessible bathroom. The camp kitchen is large and well equipped with tables, chairs, a lounge area & tv for you to enjoy. The kitchen has cooking facilities, a kettle, toaster, microwave, prepping areas & more making it a comfortable space to prepare and eat meals under cover. Campers have reception to 4G. We have a turning lane entrance with boom gate security. When you arrive and set up, you will be able to ramble around our property and enjoy the ambience of the beautiful tree studded campground. Sit back in the afternoon and enjoy nature at its best and then a beautiful warm campfire, perfect!! ​Whether you're camping in a tent or vehicle, there's plenty of space to set up. The campsite is grassy and level, and 2WD accessible. We offer water hookup for caravans fill then disconnect $2, and there is a dump point for your camping toilet. Generators are permitted from 8am till 5pm (extreme heat on the day consideration). Pets welcome.
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Abstobys Retreat

4 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents5 acres · Bobs Farm, NSW
A private property with grass campsites by a tidal outlet to Port Stephens harbour. You can spend your days fishing, kayaking or enjoying Nelson Bay and surrounding areas and beaches which are only 15 minutes away. Guests have the use of a retreat shelter/fire place/BBQ area and wifi. Campers must try to be self contained bringing their own water, toilet and shower. Sorry, no caravans over 20ft. Suite solo travellers, couples wanting a quiet weekend and LGBT friendly. We do have available tank, rain water for drinking, a toilet and hot shower available for those who cannot be totally self contained. Yes there are mozzies because you are near water, so bring repellent. Pets are welcome but must stay on a leash throughout your stay. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times. Please BYO firewood. Fires are only permitted when there are no fire restrictions and in the designated fire pit and designated fire pit area for your own fire pit. Children 16 & under stay for free. Please notify host if you are bringing children. Please be careful and supervise young children near the water.
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Dungog Showground Camping

18 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Dungog, NSW
Dungog Shire is in the Hunter Region of NSW and is renowned for its forests, mountains and picturesque river villages. Go for a scenic drive through historical villages, you will find beautiful picnic areas or take a walk in the World Heritage listed Barrington Tops National Park. Dungog is bordered in the north by the Barrington Tops plateau, which is part of the Great Dividing Range. The Shire consists predominantly of very rugged to hilly country which becomes less rugged from north to south.
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The Riverside Farm Escape Minimbah

26 sites · RVs, Tents103 acres · Forster, NSW
The Riverside Farm Escape is a family owned cattle farm situated on the Wang Wauk River in Minimbah on the Mid North Coast of NSW. Our property has very well maintained, grassy camping ground, RV stop and modern 2 bedroom vanhome/cabin that overlooks the picturesque Wang Wauk River that feeds the magnificent Wallis Lakes. The Riverside property is 103 acres of rich farmland and has over 500 meters of river frontage, ideal for kayaking, paddle boarding and fishing, with water access to Forster / Tuncurry. The property also boasts a beautiful dam, full of flowering lillies, great for the kids to kayak and swim in. We have lots of natural bush and wildlife including wallabies, kangaroos, lizards and native birds. Camp grounds are accessible via 2wd/4wd (Non-powered and powered sites) Family friendly Pets welcome (on leash) Fire Pits provided for all sites Firewood available for purchase from host Local Attractions: NABIAC VILLAGE (7MINS AWAY) - Supermarket, cafes, chemist, Hotel/pub, Post office, Dump point, potable water, Artisan Farmer - paddock to plate. Tuncurry/Forster (25 MINS AWAY) - Beaches, restaurants, entertainment, shopping Barrington Tops (25 Mins) Blueys Beach (50 mins) Port Macquarie (60mins)
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Fame Mountain Camp - pets welcome

7 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Pindimar, NSW
We are a "farm stay" style camp in an actively managed pine forest located in the middle of the north shore of Port Stephens. There is lots of space for campers so you will have privacy whilst you enjoy your camping adventure.Our property is conveniently located just 5 mins off the Pacific Highway but a world away. You'll be 2 mins away from Pindimar Beach and 11 mins from Bennetts beach and Jimmy's beach. Good fishing pretty much everywhere you can wet a line. We have clean flush toilets and showers facilities. The campsite has good Mobile Phone Signal. Free firewood. Each campsite has its own fire pit. Pets are welcome, but please pick up after them. We have a gentle and well trained German Shepherd who adores kids but she likes to stay inside the house and doesn't wander around the campsites . Important Note: PLEASE PUT OUT YOUR CAMPFIRE WHEN YOU LEAVE YOUR CAMPSITE TO AVOID STARTING A BUSH FIRE. NO LOUD MUSIC AFTER 10:00 PM. IF You Have more than 1 camper trailer or caravan or more than 3 vehicles/site please contact host before booking. Please note this property is a working private pine forest. Therefore, as and when the weather is right we could be, logging the forest, milling the logs, or drying the large dimension traditional timber framing lumber. In the near future we will be running sustainable building classes from the property. i.e. showing people how to economically build their own tiny homes using timber sourced from their own land.
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Bonneydoon

21 sites · RVs, Tents640 acres · Main Creek, NSW
With over 600 acres of private natural forest, valleys, and mountain top look outs, there's more room to explore than you could possibly cover in one visit.Bordering world heritage listed Barrington Tops national park, the views seem to go on forever, and natural beauty that truly takes your breath away.Previously owned by Yoga australia for 20yrs, upon entering this hilltop getaway, it's easy to understand why this beautiful location has been a highly sought after retreat to relax and unwind.Close to so many wonderful locations and activities in the local Dungog area, there's many options to enjoy.Or just sit back and enjoy the serenity.At Bonneydoon you can visit Sunset Rock, The Big Fig that's hundred's of years old, walk the majestic flatbed rock creeks, etched out over a millennia, adorned with unique flora and fauna, or relax atop the camping grounds and see the mountain tops that seem to stretch on forever.
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The Heart of Port Stephens

6 sites · RVs, Tents88 acres · Bobs Farm, NSW
"Our campsite in located in Bobs Farm -Port Stephens is a beautiful coastal town in New South Wales, known for its stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and outdoor activities. Whether you're looking to surf, fish, swim, or just relax on the beach, Port Stephens has something for everyone. Don't miss out on visiting One Mile Beach, Tomaree Head, or the Stockton Sand Dunes during your stay. And if you're interested in marine life, be sure to check out Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters and the Port Stephens Shell Museum. Book your stay now and start exploring this amazing destination!"
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The Branch River Retreat

7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents108 acres · The Branch, NSW
Our property is a private farm and we ask you contact us first to ensure we can provide the facilities suitable for you. The farm has limited facilities, but is the perfect setting for birdwatchers and native animal lovers. Just a 2-3 hour trip north of Sydney take the Bucketts Way to stay on sealed roads. A tributary river to Nelson Bay there is a rare offering in diversity as estuary dolphins gently make their way past the riverside sites at least once a day. The Branch River Retreat offers 110 acres with a range of sites beside a wide river, a fish-filled dam and other scattered paddock sites among trees and dams. This will suit off-road independent hybrid caravaners and tent dwellers. The river is lined with mangroves and branches off the Karuah River and the Port Stephens system. The extraordinary array of birdlife includes the quintessentially Australian Wedge-tailed eagle and sea eagles, hawks, and Tawny Frogmouths, water waders and even a regular visit from a Jabiroo and pelicans. Be lulled asleep under starry nights and be woken by Magpies and Kookaburras, and be dazzled by the colourful parrots and smaller shyer birds. You may even be visited by curious Kangaroos, Wallabies, or Echidnas. For the lucky few, you may espy a Koala along the foreshore. For this reason, while we accept dogs, they must be on a leash (if not just for their own safety). The rest of the property enjoys aspects of undulating landscapes with small mountains and valleys. The night sky puts on its own stellar show between setting suns and rising moons. The boat ramp offers easy access for kayaks and canoes (no motor vessels please). Or just sit on a camper chair and dangle your feet in the water while watching the mud crabs go about their social business. Riverside sites are not powered and do not have water or sewerage. They are situated within 10m to 25m of each other and if this is too close, we recommend booking two sites. (For this reason we have kept the price lower.) Generally, we prefer campers to be 100% self-contained, with their own toilet. A toilet is however accessible, but some 300m to 400m distance from the dams and rivers. There is cold potable running water here for topping up. There are sealed roads to the front gate to access the property from north and south. All-weather gravel road access is available, although paddock sites can only be accessed by vehicle during dry periods. Weather willing, we can provide more secluded sites by some lovely dams. If touring around the area is your aspiration, the property lies central to Tea Gardens/Hawks Nest, the Great Lakes district, Stroud Valley, Dungog, Gloucester/Barrington Tops, Nelson Bay, and Newcastle. Local groceries can be sourced from Karuah and Stroud. Activities include: - Bird/nature watching - Paddling/canoeing - Fishing - Bike riding (No motor vessels please) - Surface type: grass or paddock leveled areas and others with slight slopes and accessed with the essential 4WD (of course subject to weather). - Generally fair to good Mobile phone access. - It will be necessary to BYO or Preorder firewood for applicable sites out of fire season, (where facilities are provided). - No electrical connections unless by arrangement (for longer term Hipcampers) - We treat our own sewerage. - No generators please.
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Tyalla Grounds

4 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Tinonee, NSW
Tyalla Grounds is located along the Bucketts Way in the beautiful historic town of Tinonee. Our property has an abundance of wildlife and Peg Leg creek that meanders through, while not being large enough for water activities, it is nice to dip your toes in on a hot day or to go exploring along. You might be lucky enough to spot a koala or two. We offer spacious, shady & private camp sites. Tinonee general store is nearby and is well stocked for all your essential needs. Or a 15 minute scenic drive to the charming town of Wingham where you'll find pubs, a museum, Wingham Brush Nature reserve and lovely boutique shops. Taree is also only 15 minutes away. Some of the best mountain bike trails NSW has to offer can be found right next door in Kiwarrak State Forest. Cool off at Charity Creek a popular local swimming spot or visit some of the Mid Coasts most stunning beaches only a short drive away. Lots of interesting markets close by including Black Head Bazaar, Nabiac Farmers, Old Bar Community markets just to name a few. Fires permitted in the designated fire pits depending on fire danger rating. Firewood available. We have no facilities on the property so campers must be fully self contained. Public facilities are available near the tennis courts. Dogs welcome but must be kept on a leash. Check us out on instagram: tyalla_grounds_
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Manning River Waterfront Camping

4 sites · RVs, Tents60 acres · Cundletown, NSW
60 Acre property with 500 meters of Manning River frontage, where you can set up on a flat, grassy site! Enjoy the best of both worlds - horses and cattle as well as riverside camping. Maximum 5 night stay. Great spot for fishing, walks, relaxing kayaking, boating and dolphin spotting. Communal undercover picnic area available for use. Room for kids to play and swings for their enjoyment. Dogs permitted on leash at all times.
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Oscars Retreat

7 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Maitland, NSW
We are on 25 acres set in rural farm lands on the Hunter River. Close to historic Morpeth with cafes and antique shopping at your finger tips. Property is located within 30 minutes to Newcastle and handy access to Sydney express way. Camp and stay in a gorgeous location beside the Hunter River. Bring your favourite book and comfy chair to enjoy the serenity of the land. Bring your walking shoes if you are up for some hiking along the river. Bring your fishing rod to catch your own dinner. Bring your swimmers and your stand up paddle board to enjoy the water access. Come with your friends or come by yourself and enjoy the peace and quiet. Transport to and from local wineries and concerts are available. We would love to welcome you to sit by your fire and gaze up at the stars only minutes from the convenience of nearby cafes and restaurants. Pets are allowed on leash. Please keep fires within the firepit provided.
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Ridge Line Camping

30 sites · RVs, Tents106 acres · Possum Brush, NSW
Welcome to Ridge line camping where you will have 106 Acres of land to explore. Being elevated over 600 feet above the surrounding land the property boasts the best views of the area, we can see as far as the great lakes to the south including Forster -Tuncurry, then Hallidays point, Crowdy head and Laureton to the north. Located just off the Pacific highway, 3 hours drive north of Sydney and just under an hours drive South of Port Macquarie, access is very straight forward and we can accommodate some of the largest set ups. Stay for a night on your way through or spend a few nights exploring the property and the local area. Wake up with some spectacular sunrises and a kangaroo or two and go to sleep with the best sunsets around. We are only 15mins drive from Forster/Tuncurry, 10 mins to Hallidays Point, 15 mins to Taree.Some of the local attractions include:Walking the "Big Hill" its hard work but totally worth the views when you make it to the top. Enjoy the sunrise with a cup of coffee, the sunsets with a glass of wine or pack a picnic lunch.Talawahl National park which features some of the best hiking, 4WD and Dirt bike trails in Australia.Kiwarric State Forest which features brand new downhill biking trails and ramps.Big Buzz Fun Park, 8 min drive.Clarendon horse Riding, located on the same road.The pristine fishing/ boating/ jet skiing and swimming waters that our entire coastline is renowned for.Amaroo dolphin and whale watching cruises.Diving with Grey Nurse sharks with Forster Dive Centre.Various local markets and funfairs in peak periods.On new years eve, see the fireworks from multiple different locations up the coast from the comfort of your campsite.Walamba river is our local boat ramp located only 5 mins away and is excellent for water skiing and direct access to the great lakes and Ocean.Boats, jetskis and Motorbikes are all welcome.Pets are also welcome.Our sites are for self-contained campers only. You must have your own toilet, power and drinking water. Please take your rubbish with you.Split dry firewood is available from $10 per bag however there is plenty lying around if you would prefer to gather your own.A 4WD is recommend but is not essential as there are multiple locations and access points available, We can also provide you with a tour of the summit of the property with our ATV with advanced notification.We will be updating the photos shortly. Please feel free to contact us for special arrangements or requests.
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The best camping near Myall Lakes National Park guide

Overview

About

With one of the largest coastal lake systems in NSW as well as the meandering Myall River, Myall Lakes National Park is a great destination for activities such as kayaking, canoeing, boating and fishing. There’s also more than 40km of beaches, providing ample opportunity for swimming and surfing. Three hours’ drive north of Sydney and 1.5 hours from Newcastle, the park has more than 20 campsites to choose from, as well as many lovely picnic areas and walking tracks. At the northern end of the park, Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse is a top spot for whale watching, while the 76m-high flooded gum tree known as Grandis is one of the tallest in the state.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for families: Mungo Brush campground has 78 campsites between the beach and the lake.
  • Best for beach lovers: Banksia Green campground is nestled behind the dunes, ideal for beach fishing.
  • Best for wildlife: Camp amongst an active seabird colony on Broughton Island, a key breeding site for wedge-tailed shearwaters.

Tips for snagging a campsite

Tips for Snagging a Campsite Reservation

The only time you might not score the campground you want is if you visit during peak season, which includes NSW school holidays, long weekends, and throughout December and January. Outside those periods, there’s plenty of availability and campers can usually just turn up, spot the area they want to camp, and book it on their phones. If you do want to go during peak season, the earlier you book the better your chance of securing a spot will be; some campers book up to a year in advance for school holidays and public holidays.

When to go

Autumn (March to May) is a great time to visit as the park isn’t as busy as over summer, although May sees the most rainfall. In spring (September to November), you can see magnificent wildflower displays. November is also the driest month. Winter (June to August) is the best time to visit for whale watching as humpbacks make their annual migration along Australia’s east coast between Antarctica and North Queensland, where they go to mate and give birth in the warm waters.

Know before you go

  • Parking costs $8 per vehicle per day. The park has coin/card-operated pay and display machines at Mungo Brush campground. NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service officers regularly visit camping areas to collect fees from campers and sell annual passes. Day passes and annual passes are also available from the Great Lakes, Bulahdelah and Tea Gardens visitor information centres.
  • NRMA Myall Shores Holiday Park, at Bombah Point, has a café where you can buy basic supplies such as milk, bread and toothpaste. You can also grab a pizza, burger of fish and chips while you're there.
  • The closest town is Hawks Nest, which is 3 kilometres away. It’s 13 kilometres from Bulahdelah and 37 kilometres from Forster.
  • All NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Nearby attractions

  • The best surfing beach in the Pacific Palms precinct, Boomerang Beach's unique shape, and rock formations give consistent and powerful waves.
  • A lakeside getaway in the Barrington Coast region, Smiths Lake is a great alternative to the often bustling, nearby beaches.
  • A remote stretch of golden sand with a unique surf break, Treachery Beach is a lesser-known locale with plenty of hidden surprises.

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