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Kangarutha Farm

13 sites · RVs, Tents115 acres · Kalaru, NSW
Visit Tathra, but stay at Kangarutha, only 2km from the edge of town, and enjoy space, privacy and tranquillity. We intentionally only have a limited number of campsites on our large property, so that you can enjoy camping in a natural setting away from the crowd. Our stunning property is comprised of open paddock areas surrounded by large areas of native forests, and we border national park. Enjoy the forest trails here on the property, which take you on a tour to our peaceful back dam. Or explore further afield - our place links to both the Tathra-Kalaru bike track and the Bournda National Park, where you can access the Tathra Mountain Bike Trail Network, as well as the secluded coves along the Kangarutha Walking Track. Our property was home to the former and well-loved businesses 'Kangarutha Nursery', and 'On the Perch Bird Park'. We have been busy re-imagining these spaces. We have drinking water, flushing accessible toilets and one hot shower a short walk from the campsites. Our property is dog friendly for well behaved dogs that don't chase wildlife or the horses on our property. No hunting dogs. Campfires permitted when there are no restrictions. You can gather your own wood, or we can prepare wood for you.
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Millingandi Station

26 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Millingandi, NSW
Millingandi Station is nestled between the coastal holiday hamlets of Pambula and Merimbula. This unique tidal waterfront acreage has flat open grassy spaces, sealed road access and is within a few easy kilometres of all the amenities, shops and beaches these villages have to offer. Conveniently located on the Princes highway, we are a short drive to beautiful beaches, and grocery and supply stores. Explore Pambula village's boutique shops, eateries and micro brewery. Discover the history of nearby Eden, Boydtown and Greencape Lighthouse. Explore the farm on foot or launch a kayak, canoe or SUP in the tidal creek, direct access from the property, and explore the beautiful Merimbula lake. We offer fire-braziers for those who do not have their own, firewood available by the bundle for purchase. Pets on leashes welcome. This is a working farm so please ensure you close gates when you pass through them. Pets on leashes welcome. This is a working farm so please ensure you close gates when you pass through them. Pets on leashes welcome. This is a working farm so please ensure you close gates when you pass through them. - firebucket/brazier available - firewood for sale - town water onsite - oysters for sale (seasonal) - organic seasonal farm produce available (avocados, eggs, lemons etc) - dump point within the park - powered site/grey water connection
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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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Figtree Camp @ Mystery Bay

9 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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Sapphire Coast Dairy-Homestead

5 sites · RVs, Tents929 acres · Greendale, NSW
376 hectare operating dairy farm next to Biamanga National Park with access via secret 4WD track to the mountain and 22km to Brogo Dam for bass fishing. 16.5 kms to shopping centre of Bega. & 34 km to Tathra beach. The property has eucalyptus forest, rainforest gullies, fresh mountain water and abundant wildlife include bellbirds and lyrebirds. The campsite is at the original 1908 selection block by the late John Pearce (one of the first settlers in the area) and has extensive views. in dry weather you can get here in 2WD towing a small camper trailer. There is a steep hairpin bend so I do not recommend caravans with 2WD vehicles (4WD vehicle and caravan could handle this). If you have queries regarding access check photos in gallery or please ask me. Flushing toilet on site. Dogs permitted. Good telephone and internet reception. Ideal for flying your new drone.
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Merimbula Camping

48 sites · RVs, Tents200 acres · Bournda, NSW
200 acres of scenic farm paddocks with seasonal creek, and forested hills adjoining the Bournda National Park. See kangaroos, wallabies and wombats and if you are lucky an echidna or deer! Horses also live here and are separate from the main camping area. Merimbula Camping is an ideal place to camp during Wanderer Festival 2025. We accept only a small number of campers to ensure everyone has a few acres each and peace and quiet to enjoy the natural surroundings. Sites are generally more secluded as go from 1 to 10. Sites are walking distance to a composting toilet (check site details). Good phone reception. Dogs welcome. They can go off leash if supervised during the day. No loud music. No loud parties. No motorbikes. No generators. Please keep noise to a minimum. 5 mins drive to Bournda NP and Lagoon/Island/Beach, more beaches, Tura Beach Woolworths, petrol station. 10 mins drive to Merimbula, Magic Mountain and Tathra. Showers; Hobart Beach, Bournda NP - 293 Bournda Road, Bournda. Beach showers in Merimbula (Spencer Park, Bar Beach, Fishpen, Ford Park) Pambula Beach (near the Surf Club, Lions Park Lookout, Rivermouth). Hot Showers - Next to SLSC, Andy Poole Drive, Tathra, Firepits provided. Firewood; There's plenty of kindling and small branches around so you can help yourself. Or BYO wood, BYO chainsaw (just ask, we can let you know where to cut wood), or pay us to bring some to you - we can bring it to you once you choose your exact spot.
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Pepper’s Farmstay South Coast

25 sites · RVs, Tents72 acres · Bega, NSW
Welcome to our peaceful paradise. Our farmstay allows you to enjoy a unique holiday where you can get up close and personal with our friendly farm animals. Located near the beautiful Bega river, our farm offers a tranquil and scenic setting where you can relax and unwind. Whether you want to take a leisurely stroll along the riverbank or simply soak up the sun while listening to the soothing sound of the water flowing by, our farm has something for everyone. For those who love fishing, our river is an angler's paradise. You can cast your line and try your luck at catching a variety of fish. With clean facilities, our farmstay is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and reconnect with nature. This is all within a 10 minute drive to Bega or Tathra and its beaches. Please note that due to council restrictions camping at the river is not permitted. Please contact us for more info. We look forward to welcoming you soon!
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Quiet paddock on a country lane

1 site · RV, Tent15 acres · Wallagoot, NSW
We have a quiet bottom paddock for self-contained campers, easy road access and 15 minutes from Tathra / Bega / Merimbula. Seasonal creek, country outlook, your own camp spot, ideal stop over half way between Melbourne and Sydney along the coast. 3 hours from Canberra. 10 minutes drive from stunning Bournda National Park / Wallagoot Lake / Bournda Beach / Turingal Head / Bournda Lagoon. Outstanding bush walking, kayaking, swimming, mountain biking and fishing spots nearby. Happy to advise you on beautiful places to visit near us. Well behaved dogs are okay, we have horses and cattle nearby so they will need to be on the lead if this is new to them. Campfires okay when the conditions are right, please check with us first. We can provide firewood and eggs from our free ranging chooks for a small fee.
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Wolumla Bush Camp

3 sites · RVs, Tents200 acres · Wolumla, NSW
Come and enjoy an exclusive bush campsite on the outskirts of the historic village of Wolumla, between Bega and Merimbula on the Far South Coast NSW. The small township of Wolumla is within walking distance and consists of a great pub and a general store. A short drive further you'll find Candelo, which has its own pub and general store as well as a showground and the country markets held the first Sunday of each month. Merimbula is 10 mins away with great cafes and shops and beautiful beaches. Campers will need to be self contained and leave no trace. Campers are welcome to have a contained campfire, either BYO firewood or collect from the ground. There is plenty to see and do in the area including exploring the nearby National Parks including Bournda and Ben Boyd. Follow us on Instagram @wolumlabushhipcamp
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Áit álainn

1 site · RV, Tent3 acres · Tathra, NSW
Áit álainn is Irish for Beautiful Place. Positioned only minutes from the stunning Tathra Beach, this fantastic vacant 3 acre elevated residential block features some of the best views on the coast. From mountains to the rear and the Bega River, Mogareeka and Boulder Bay expansively set out in front. Sunrise's have never looked so good! A cleared top section with easy access from the road. Choose where to park your van to get the best views. The block is connected to town water as well for use for drinking etc. Stay here and use it as a base to explore Bega Valley, Tathra, Merimbula/Pambula and all that is to offer. Visit the nearby beach. Take your boat and launch from Tathra or Mogareeka for ocean or river fishing. Return in the evening to enjoy the beautiful colours of sunset along with the kangaroos and other native wildlife that peruse the area.
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Nerrigundah

1 site · Tent200 acres · Nerrigundah, NSW
Based near Mount Utopia, Nerrigundah, we fell in love with our little sanctuary in 2020. There are two families Dwayne, Michelle, Robbie and Sharon and their four boys Blake, Taeg, Cooper and Flynn. Campers at heart, we started spending nearly every second weekend in our campers and this lead to many a night discussing what else we could do to make this property a place for others to use. It is a work in progress and there is plenty more to come, currently there is a ablution block that is up near the old house site, we decided it was best to have the camp area closer to the river. We have since added a camp kitchen, large undercover area and two cabins (for our own use at this stage). Enjoy direct access to the river plus more swimming areas on the property. Campfires are permitted. There is some firewood on the property but probably best to bring some of your own. There is Telstra service enabling mobile coverage if needed especially for emergencies. 4WDs are recommended to access this campsite. During the rain we recommend 4WD only. In dry you can access with an all wheel drive. Please message us if you're unsure about weather conditions and your vehicle. Our little piece of Utopia is still a work in progress but is picturesque as well as peaceful. Your furry family member is welcome to join you. We hope you enjoy our little Utopia.
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Riverview

3 sites · RVs, Tents33 acres · Buckajo, NSW
Riverview is just a five-minute drive from the famous Bega Cheese Factory located in Bega, NSW. Our 33-acre property has 360-degree views of mountains, rolling farmland, and countryside and it overlooks the beautiful Bega River. Tathra is just 15 minutes drive away, with Merimbula around 25 minutes, Bermagui 45 minutes, and Eden 35 minutes. All of these towns have beautiful beaches, fishing, boating, whale-watching tours, and much more. Pack a picnic and walk to the river just down the hill from your camp site. The Bega river is clean fresh water and is well worth a visit on a hot day to cool off. Your hosts can show you a secluded area of the river that you can access easily. The whole area has an array of beautiful spots to explore both on the property and along the riverside. Jackie is always willing to give fresh produce from her veggie garden during your stay just to make you feel welcome. There are horses you can pat and a few sheep that are very friendly and love to be given bread. The historic Bega Cheese Factory and Heritage Center is just a couple of minutes away. The main shopping center and mall in town is just a five-minute drive. On our property, we can offer you a relaxing quiet stay in a secure area. You will love your stay at this little farm and the friendly service you will receive. We look forward to hosting you.
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The perfect outing for any campers on the Sapphire Coast, Gillards Beach has more than 2 kilometres of golden sand backed by a dense woodland rich in wildlife. A fantastic beach for fishing, visitors regularly pull salmon, bream, tailor, and whiting from the waters. 

Journey inland to explore the diverse forests of Mimosa Rocks National Park. With no shortage of lookouts, beaches, and crystal clear lagoons, Gillards Beach and the surrounding parkland are a great way to spend your day while camping around the far south coast of New South Wales.

Nearby attractions

  • Discover pockets of rainforest speckled around historic sights in the stunning Mimosa Rocks National Park.
  • A hotspot for whale-watching tours, Nelson Bay is home to ocean beaches, lakeshores, and lush parkland. 
  • A sparkling gem along the Sapphire Coast, Merimbula is a paradise lined by rugged ocean beaches and peaceful coastal lakes. 
  • A vibrant city in a fertile valley, Bega is popular for its stunning surroundings and well-preserved past.
  • Walk along the serene coastline of Bournda National Park to enjoy the vibrant forests and peaceful lagoons.

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