Free Camping

Free Camping Sites – South Coast NSW


A) Candelo Rest Area – Located in the heart of Candelo. A pretty little overnight stay – 8 campsites.

(B) Bodalla Forest Park Rest Area – 9km North of Narooma just off the Princess hwy – Secluded well off the road in the forest, great for an overnight stay. – 10+ campsites

(C) Hobart Beach – 18-minute drive south of Bega, along the Tathra rd. Popular and established campground on the edge of Wallagoot Lake, with hot showers, suitable for caravans. Perfect if you have young kids and love swimming in the shallow waters. Fees do apply. 66 campsites

(D) Mystery Bay – 11kms south of Narooma – along with the Princess Hwy. A Beautiful campsite on the shores of Mystery Bay. Well established and ideal for those who love the bush/camping experience. Fees apply – 40+ Campsites

(E) Lake Creek Camping Area, Wadbilliga National Park – 53 min drive northeast of Cobargo, via Yowie and Burkes rd – One of the South Coast most secluded camping grounds. Set amongst the rugged wilderness with the state’s largest untouched river catchments. Refreshing swimming in the lake. No caravans or camper trailers. You can camp at Lake Creek or The Cascades There are a total of 15 campsites.

(F) Cascades, Wadbilliga National Park – 53 min drive northeast of Cobargo, via Yowie and Burkes rd Recently upgraded with the new toilet block, new picnic table, new fire ring. Secluded in the heart of Australian bush, great swimming Tuross River under the waterfall within the Wadbilliga National Park – 10 campsites

(G) Aragunna Camp Grounds, Mimosa National Park – Accessed along Aragunnu Rd off the Bermagui–Tathra Rd, about 25 km south of Bermagui. The campsite is approx. 3kms down the road. A stunning 500-metre long beach, at the forefront of the Aragunna campsite, makes this one of the most stunning camping grounds in all of South Coast of NSW. Fees apply. 50+ campsites.

(H) Gillards Campsite, Mimosa National Park – off the Tathra-Bermagui road onto Gillards Road, about 5km south of Tanja and 9km north of Tathra. The Southern part of Mimosa Rocks National Park. Situated between the bush and the beach, the site is ideal for fishermen, bushwalkers, bird lovers, and those just seeking to get away from the big city. 70+ campsites.

(I) Middle Beach, Mimosa National Park – About 25 minutes south of Bermagui. Follow the Tathra-Bermagui Road and turn onto Haighs Road, just north of Tanja, look for Middle Beach Road. Great fishing spots, just 50 metres from the Middle Beach. Great access to bushwalking tracks. 12 campsites

(J) Picnic Point, Mimosa National Park – 30 minutes south of Bermagui. From Bermagui, head to the Tathra – Bermagui Road. Take a left at the Wapengo Lake Road. The road leading to Picnic Point is a private road. f you love the sea, surf, fishing and bushwalks then Picnic Point camping grounds is a perfect choice. 18 sites

(K) Postman’s Campground, South East Forests National Park – 32 minutes drive east of Candelo via Slaters Ln and Tantawangalo Mountain Rd
Located on Postman’s Track along the majestic Tantawangala Creek – 4WD access only and no caravans. Beautiful swimming hole makes for a lovely spot for those who love seclusions of the bush. 6 campsites on a bend in the Tantawangalo Creek

(L) Six Mile Creek – South East Forests National Park – From Bega, drive south along the Princes Highway and turn right onto Bega Candelo Road. After about 9km you’ll reach Candelo – cross the bridge, turn left and then turn right into Tantawangalo Mountain Road. The perfect location for those looking for seclusion amongst the dense Australian forest – 4 campsites available. .

(M) Waratah Gully – South East Forests National Park – about 1hr and 57-minute drive east of Eden. Along the Darragh Rd.

(N) Bittangabee Campsite – At the southern end of the Ben Boyd National Park
Travel south from Eden on the Princes Highway for 18km, Turn off at Edrom Road and follow it for 6km Turn right onto Green Cape Road and follow it for 15km. The perfect bush/beach camping experience. A fee of $20 applies. 40+ Campsites

(O) Saltwater Creek Campsite – 18km south of Eden. After 6km, turn right into Green Cape Road and drive for approximately 8km. Turn left into Duckhole Road and drive for 4km, then turn right into Saltwater Creek Road for another 4km. The pristine beach is located next to the site and there are numerous fishing locations. 40+ Campsites

(P) Scrubby Creek Forest Rest Area – Located in the East Boyd State Forest about 15 minutes south of Eden, take the Wonbyn rd of the Princess Hwy – A comfortable overnight stop with basic facilities – Trucks going along the highway can make it very noisy and the site is exposed to highways. There are wood fireplaces with swing over hot plates (bring your own wood), basic toilets and picnic tables. Just an overnight stay 10 campsites

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