Best Camping Spots In The Far South Coast of NSW
From Batemans Bay to Eden, the Far South Coast of NSW has some of the best camping spots between the white beaches and the mountains.
With 200 kilometres of beaches and mountains to explore, there are plenty of great camping spots available to you. From caravan parks on the beach to beachside national parks or beautiful spots in the bush. There are many places where you can be with your family, friends or totally alone! We have listed some of our favourite Campgrounds and locations in the area to inspire your next getaway in one of our vans!
Price: National Park fees apply – book online
Accessibility: Gillards Beach Campground is 20 minutes from Tathra and down a short 4 kilometre gravel road from the main road. While the road is narrow, take it easy and you will be fine. It’s caravan friendly with a campground where you pick your own site. Only basic toilets (no power or water) as the campground is right on the beach. Remember to take your firewood for that magic evening around the campfire (when there are no fire bans).
- Only basic toilet facilities
- Firepits (bring your own firewood)
- Being a National Park pets are not permitted
Walk on the beach, drop in a line or sit and watch the surf, are just a few things you could do. Tathra is close by for coffee or a meal and why not take your mountain bike with you to explore the trails in and around Tathra or back at the campground.
Location: Mid way between Batemans Bay and Eden
Price: Varies – there are 4 caravan parks in the Bermagui and Wallaga Lake area.
Accessibility: Easy to get to!
- 4 caravan parks, all have access to the beaches and features of the area
- Food and great coffee
Bermagui is a small, vibrant seaside town which is recognised for its breathtaking landscape, diverse range of attractions and services and a unique mix of events, arts and music culture.
Experience magnificent scenery, coastal bush walks, quiet beaches and lakes and nearby National Parks and State forests. Don’t miss the world-renowned and award-winning Blue Pool, Horse Head Rock, Camel Rock or take a guided tour of the historic Montreal Goldfield, Australia’s only seaside goldfield.
Bermagui is famous for its deep sea and game fishing, including yellow fin tuna and marlin, and estuary fishing in the surrounding rivers and lakes is also popular. Take a charter, hire a boat, launch your own or find the perfect shoreside spot to throw in a line.
Out at Wallaga Lake you can swim, surf, sail, water ski, stand up paddle board, kayak, dive or snorkel at pristine beaches and safe shallow waterways.
Price: Please check online for pricing and availability
Accessibility: A caravan park inside a National Park!
- Communal camp fire pits – fire wood (& marshmallows) can be purchased from reception
- Large camp kitchen with free gas BBQs
- Picnic areas around the park
- Communal Pizza Oven – dough for bases can be purchased from reception, just bring your toppings!
- Open air movies during peak periods
- Onsite kiosk – bread, milk, ice-creams, gas refills, ice, bait etc
- Modern amenities block, laundry & parent’s room
- Children’s playground
- Beach showers
- Adventure activities – biking, surfing and hiking
Beachcomber offers a range of sites that are absolute beachfront or in more shaded areas backing onto the breathtaking Eurobodalla National Park. The Caravan Park is located on the spectacular NSW South Coast just 2.5 hours from Canberra & 4.5 hours south of Sydney.
Most of the sites are unpowered as the park is not connected to the electricity grid. There are a limited number of solar powered sites available that can be used to run your lights, TV, radio, battery charger & fridge. However, you won’t be able to run high power appliances like an air-conditioner, heater, microwave or electric hot water on this power source.
There are many things to do at Beachcomber including water activities such as swimming or surfing at the beach or kayaking or fishing at Lake Tuross. In the surrounding National Park, take advantage of the beautiful array of wildlife and scenery with a bike ride on one of the mountain bike trails or a bush walk to suit anyone’s fitness levels.
If all of that walking or mountain biking has made you work up an appetite, why not take a short 15 minute drive in Bodalla to visit the local bakery for a delicious sweet or local loaf of bread. If you are after something a bit different, the Bowling Club has a great Chinese restaurant and bar. While you are in town check out the Bodalla Dairy Shed where you can get a bite to eat or enjoy one of the daily calf bottle feedings at 10am and 4pm.
Location: 1 Noble Parade, Dalmeny NSW 2546
Price: Please see the website for current pricing
- Powered and unpowered sites, some incline – catering for everyone from campers to big rigs
- Large grassed park on Dalmeny Headland.
- Modern clean amenities with hot showers, disabled access, and baby change and bath area.
- Laundry with coin operated washing machines, clothes dryers and clothes lines.
- Dump point near amenities block.
- Dishwashing sinks at the amenities block.
- Campfires allowed with minor restrictions. Firewood can be purchased on site.
- Please ensure all fires are contained within a fire pit and completely extinguished prior to vacating the site.
- Ice and drinks available from the office.
- IGA supermarket with petrol and gas refills, café, takeaway, hairdresser and newsagents across the road.
- Playground in park across the road.
- Dogs are welcome provided they are on a leash and well behaved.
- Mobile phone reception.
While you are in Dalmeny you will never struggle to find fun activities to entertain the family. Enjoy a day at the beach, swimming, surfing, snorkelling or do nothing at all and sit back and enjoy the view with no stress as the beaches are patrolled over Summer. The Coastal path that stretches from Dalmeny to Narooma is about 7km one way and is perfect for a scenic walk or ride and don’t forget to keep an eye out for the interpretive signs along the way.
During your time in Dalmeny check out the many attractions in the surrounding area, such as a whale watching cruise (late September – November), Ocean fishing charter or Montague Island Tours. Half-day tours to Montague Island Nature Reserve are available to see seals, Little Penguins and other nesting birds in season along with the historic lightstation. If a half day isn’t enough you can also arrange overnight tours. Take a step back in time at the heritage listed Narooma Kinema, where you can enjoy one of the mainstream or art house films showing at the time.
Location: Camping Area Rd, Congo NSW 2537
Price: National Park fees apply – book online
Accessibility: Easy access by all vehicles Amenities:
- Amenities block (cold showers only)
- Toilet facilities.
- A basic camp kitchen is also available.
Congo campground is a popular camping area for families – with room for kids to play and ride with a choice of two beaches to swim, surf and walk or why not wet a line along the river. The open campsite has no formal spaces marked but there is plenty of room for caravans or campers. There’s countless ways to keep you amused for a weekend getaway or a longer camping trip.
If you’re interested in finding out a bit more about the history of the area, you could walk the Bingi Dreaming track that starts from the campground. It’s a 14km walk, ending at Tuross Head, however you can break the walk up into shorter sections if you’re walking with children. If your trip coincides with Spring you’ll be treated to some pretty magical wildflower displays but the views are magnificent all year round.
The campground isn’t far from Moruya, so you can pick up some supplies before heading out with your caravan, camper trailer or family tent to set up your site.
Swimming on Congo Beach requires caution. These are three hazardous isolated beaches, with persistent rips and often a deep longshore trough. Be very careful if you’re swimming here. The two small southern beaches are particularly hazardous as their rips are intensified against the rocks.
We have created this list of our favourite Caravan Parks and locations to give you an idea of some of the amazing places on offer within the Far South Coast region and we hope that for your next holiday you ditch the hotel room and opt for a relaxing and peaceful getaway in one of our seven fabulous vans!