If you want a taste of luxury whilst having the freedom to explore the open road around New South Wales, then a holiday in a well-appointed campervan could well be the answer. Perfect for families and retirees who enjoy setting their own holiday pace, campervans are fully-equipped with everything vacationers need and are ideal for small groups who like to travel light.
If you are travelling around take a look at these Top 7 Camping Grounds In New South Wales, where you can put up shop before spending the day hiking through pristine wilderness, lazing at a beach or kayaking on a peaceful river.
Top 7 Camping Grounds In New South Wales ::
Two hours south of Sydney is Kangaroo Valley, a region famous for its lush green rivers and rainforests. The Kangaroo Valley Tourist Park is located on the banks of the nearby river and provides visitors with an up-close look at the Hampden Bridge, the oldest sandstone suspension bridge in Australia. The Tourist Park is the perfect choice for families, with unpowered camp sites costing from around $10 per person per night, or cabins from $35 per person per night. Alternatively you can hire a campervan from Sydney and drive down. Facilities include a half-basketball court, a playground, peddle carts, volleyball court, kiosk, shop, and kayaks.
Paperbark Camp, Jervis Bay
This South Coast luxury accommodation spot is well-loved by couples looking to enjoy some romantic time together in the ultimate “glamping”, safari-style tents. Situated in Jervis Bay, Paperbark Camp features five star tents built above the ground with wraparound verandas, hardwood flooring, quality linen, fluffy robes and private en-suites. Accommodation starts from around $370 per night, twin share.
Warrumbungle National Park
Head to Warrumbungle National Park if you’re keen for some star gazing in the middle of the Australian bush – the Park is home to the Siding Springs Observatory, as well as plenty of great bushwalking tracks for hikers. The largest camp ground in the area, Camp Blackman, is well-suited to couples or families with older children and provides powered sites suitable for campervans, plus hot showers, flush toilets, barbeques and picnic tables. Prices start from around $5 per night for children and $10 per night for adults.
Myall Lakes National Park
With one of the largest coastal lake systems in New South Wales, the Myall Lakes region is popular with beach and nature lovers. Camp sites at Mungo Brush camp ground are the most popular, but cannot be booked so arrive early to secure a spot. Sites cost around $5 for children and around $10 for adults each night, and facilities on hand include flush toilets, barbeques, picnic tables and wheelchair access.
Barrington Tops National Park
Located in the Hunter Valley, Barrington Tops National Park is an 80,000 hectare park that’s perfect for those who love the great outdoors. The Gloucester River camp ground is suitable for couples and families as well as those needing wheelchair access and costs from $5 for children and $10 for adults per night. This camping ground is the perfect spot to enjoy fishing, swimming, kayaking, hiking and bird viewing.
If you’re looking to explore the Snowy Mountains region near Cooma then head to the beautiful Buckenderra Holiday Village. This holiday park is one of the largest in NSW and features 40 hectares of bushland and 8km of shoreline along Lake Eucumbene, making it perfect for fishing, cycling and trail riding. Camp sites start from around $18 per night for a couple, or cabins are also available from around $79 per night. The Village is popular with families and features a games room, mini mart and mini golf course.
The Basin at Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
The only available spot to camp in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, The Basin is located close to Sydney and is accessible by ferry from Palm Beach Wharf. Camp sites are particularly popular with families and retirees and cost around $7 for children or $14 for adults each night. The Basin offers plenty of facilities such as flush toilets, cold showers, barbeques and sheltered picnic tables.
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