Australia’s oldest state also has some of the best camping areas in the country. Perhaps controversially, our top five list doesn’t contain any camping areas in the Blue Mountains. But that’s all part of New South Wales’s charm. Sometimes you find the most spectacular camping areas where you least expect them.
Geehi Flats Camping Area, Kosciuszko National Park
You don’t need the snow to have a reason to visit Kosciuszko National Park. This mountainous area is bursting with activities to keep you entertained in summer – as well as some fantastic camping spots where you can sit back and enjoy the view.
Geehi Flats camping area is off the spectacular Alpine Road, and is a popular destination for anglers and swimmers. It has good facilities, although you’ll need to bring your own drinking water and firewood.
If you are after a laidback beach campsite, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better spot than Mystery Bay Camp Ground. Situated on New South Wales’s chill south coast, this campground is placed right on the foreshore. In the unlikely event that you get tired of the view of the bay, there are plenty of other beaches within easy walking distance.
Facilities are limited, but you’ll find everything you’d expect at a bush-camping site, as well as a few extras. While the campground is surrounded by national park, it’s privately run, and dogs are welcome. There’s room for rigs and trailers of all sizes, and you can set up camp under the slender gums that shade the campsite.
Homestead Creek Camping Area, Mutawintji National Park
One of the more western camping spots in New South Wales is Homestead Creek camping area, which is situated in Mutawintji National Park. If you make the trek far out west, Homestead Creek has all the amenities you need, including hot showers, toilets and drinking water.
And once you’ve settled in, you’ll have one of the most spectacular national parks in the state to explore. Only a short walk away from the camping area you’ll find some of the best examples of rock art in the country, and trekking to the top of the nearby ridge for views of the stunning red landscape is a must.
Mungo Brush Camping Area, Myall Lakes National Park
Containing the largest coastal lakes system on the coast, as well as over 40 kilometres of coast, Myall Lakes National Park is all about the water. And you’ll find all the access you need to the water at Mungo Brush, which is close to both the lake and the beach.
Park your rig or camper trailer under one of the beautiful paperbarks and then choose your water activity of choice – boating, kayaking, swimming, fishing and waterskiing are some of the activities on offer.
Polblue camping area has everything you need, from toilets to fireplaces to space for caravans and camper trailers. But you won’t want to spend much time at this centrally located camping area when you have Barrington Tops National Park to explore.
This World Heritage–listed national park has scenery that ranges from subtropical rainforest to dramatic gorges, and some excellent walking trails to the park’s amazing natural features.Back to Top