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***PRICING ISSUES: We have been experiencing pricing problems on the website - if you think the price is incorrect please inquire by sending us a message. Children under 16 are at a discount, kids under 2 are free. Base price is for 2 people per night. We do charge extra per adult, but only $30-40 pp/pn depending on peak/off peak season.


.ABOUT US - If you love


***PRICING ISSUES: We have been experiencing pricing problems on the website - if you think the price is incorrect please inquire by sending us a message. Children under 16 are at a discount, kids under 2 are free. Base price is for 2 people per night. We do charge extra per adult, but only $30-40 pp/pn depending on peak/off peak season.


.ABOUT US - If you love being near the beach but hate being crammed like sardines at the usual van parks, Hewitt's Hideaway is for you. We only ever take one booking at a time so you have the place to yourselves!

Surrounded by lush forest, this eco property is bush living in the suburbs of the North Illawarra. Enjoy a piece of paradise with a pool, BBQ and toilet (no shower). Neighbours include kookaburras, lizards and an array of birds - with occasional visits from Percy the Pony, black wallabies and some wild deer. Site is flat (on approach there is sloping ground) and accessible for tents and camp trailers; and caravans towed by 4WD. We are also listed on Air Camp Australia

An AWD and most 2WD will be able to drive down the slope to the area - it is quite slippery in the wet. Alternatively vehicles can park on the gravel which is about 100m away. It can be tricky to find our driveway, so we will e mail directions once your booking is confirmed. 

There is a toilet but NO SHOWER. We kindly ask you remove rubbish. Well controlled dogs are permitted. No fires as we're in a bushfire zone. The site is near the main residence but you will have plenty of privacy. We're on acreage - feel free to relax by the pool or go for a bush-walk. Thirroul is a few minutes walk/drive with pumping surf beaches, mountain bike trails, cafes, bars, restaurants, galleries and vintage stores.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers
1 site
Up to 9 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 10AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wind sports
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Hewitts Hideaway Exclusive Campsite in New South Wales.

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Hipcamper Melati
Melati W.
recommends this listing.
January 19th, 2022

The spot is beautiful and peaceful, we loved listening to the birds. It's amazing having such a big space to yourself! The shops are a very short drive away and there's showers at the beach. Can't wait to go back!

Hipcamper Emmeline
Emmeline M.
recommends this listing.
January 19th, 2022

This spot is absolutely beautiful. The surrounding area was amazing, the cliffs and sea pools. The camping spot was perfect with a beautiful area of trees and lawn. We are self sufficient and the place was perfect. Thank you for having us!

Hipcamper Dru
Dru K.
recommends this listing.
December 7th, 2021

We had an amazing stay at Hewitts Hideaway. It's in a great location for zipping up and down the coast. You feel like you're in your own little bush getaway while being so close to all the great amenities that Thirroul and Bulli have to offer. Having access to a toilet, wash sink, pool (not the weather for it this time) and loungers made us feel like we were glamping more than just camping. There is noise from the road at night but it didn't stop us getting a great night's sleep. Highly recommend for a weekend getaway from the City.

Hipcamper Abbi
Abbi L.
recommends this listing.
December 1st, 2021

It has been a great experience to stay here at Hewitts Hideaway Exclusive Campsite! Beautiful scenery of the native trees and loved hearing the native birds. Simon and Desiree have been very kind and helpful during our stay too. I recommend!

Hipcamper Robyn

Relaxing. lots of bird life

Robyn W.
recommends this listing.
November 25th, 2021

Great location, beautiful surrounds. Lovely hosts. Nice pool.

Hipcamper Anna
Anna H.
recommends this listing.
November 6th, 2021

Gorgeous property, great for kids to run around. Pool area really lovely. Easy drive down to the beach.

Hipcamper Sharon
Sharon H.
recommends this listing.
October 31st, 2021

A really lovely spot! Lots of space, great pool with some pool toys for the kids, clean toilet, and lovely owners. A little bit of traffic noise at night as mentioned in previous reviews, but nothing bothersome. Would happily go back!

Hipcamper Julia

Slice of paradise

Julia C.
recommends this listing.
October 25th, 2021

This campsite is just amazing. My husband and I had the entire place to ourselves (there is only one site) and it is huge! So much nature it feels like you are in a forest, yet so close to the beach and cafes. We enjoyed the pool and picnic area as well. All the amenities were very clean and tidy, including the restroom. We also did a little walking track which follows a small creek with running water. Our dog loved it and had so much fun! We were lucky that fire bans were not in place and we could enjoy the campfire in the evening. The hosts are such nice people, they showed us around and really made us feel at home. We can't wait to return!

Happy campers with the huge site to ourselves!Plenty of shadeThe most peaceful set upEnjoying breakky in nature
Hipcamper iain

Great location - love the grass

Iain M.
recommends this listing.
May 26th, 2021

We loved spending the weekend here. Great little spot and perfect for us and our dog. Plenty of room for him to run around and no hassle being the only campers 👌🏻

Hewitts Hideaway Exclusive Campsite
Hipcamper Simon & Desiree
Response from Simon & Desiree, the Host, on May 26th, 2021

Thanks Iain, glad you enjoyed yourselves. Our place is perfect for dogs - especially those who love to run around.

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Hewitts Hideaway
New South Wales
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