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Leetsvale Caravan Park, Leets ValeCREDIT: Destination NSW

Camp on the river’s edge at Leetsvale Caravan Park in the Hawkesbury.

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Leetsvale Caravan Park, Leets Vale CREDIT: Destination NSW

Camp on the river’s edge at Leetsvale Caravan Park in the Hawkesbury.

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From bush retreats to action-packed caravan parks and glamping with the creature comforts of home, these camping spots in New South Wales make for a memorable family escape.  

Camp with a view 

The great thing about many NSW campsites is their stunning natural settings. Take in coastal panoramas from your tent at the award-winning NRMA Merimbula Beach Holiday Park at Merimbula, a six-hour drive from Sydney on the far South Coast. This holiday park offers clifftop camping sites and cabins with views stretching over the Sapphire Coast.  
On the North Coast, you can enjoy a secluded stay overlooking the ocean at the clifftop Boorkoom campground in Yuraygir National Park, with access to walking tracks, fishing and swimming spots. Or camp on the riverfront right in the heart of Yamba at Calypso Holiday Park, walking distance to the northern NSW town’s bustling eateries and attractions.  

Stay on absolutely beach front at Horseshoe Bay Holiday Park, located between the major towns of Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour. Watch the sun rise over the ocean then spend the day swimming or snorkelling in pristine beaches, enjoying water sports such as paddle boarding or kayaking or exploring the historical attractions and relaxed coastal village of South West Rocks. Camp with views over Rainbow Beach from the headland at Bonny Hills Holiday Park. Watch migrating whales (June–November), swim and surf in sparkling beaches or explore the lush rainforest of Greater Port Macquarie. 

Take advantage of the activities  

At Leetsvale Caravan Park in the Hawkesbury, a two- to three-hour drive from Sydney, families can make the most of the riverfront setting enjoying activities such as water-skiing, kayaking and fishing. There is a boat ramp, boat shed and undercover spaces available to rent. Also, in the area, Del Rio Riverside Resort at Wisemans Ferry offers plenty to keep the kids busy, from volleyball, tennis and netball to a BMX track, putt-putt golf, a water park and swimming pool. 

BIG4 Deniliquin Holiday Park in the Riverina region of southwest NSW is located directly on the banks of the stunning Edward River, with 400m of grassed riverfront in a peaceful bush setting. The park has something to offer the whole family — solar heated resort pool, water splash park, pedal go-karts, giant jumping pillow, mini golf and playground. Kids will love getting out on the river with activities such as fishing, water skiing, floating and tubing. 

On the North Coast, Woody Head campground, near Yamba, is an excellent spot for a weekend getaway by the beach. It offers a protected sandy beach, great for swimming and fishing, and a hidden world of rockpools to be explored along the shoreline. 

Horseshoe Bay Holiday Park, South West Rocks CREDIT: Destination NSW

Enjoy coastal views of Horseshoe Bay Beach when you camp at South West Rocks.

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Horseshoe Bay Holiday Park, South West Rocks CREDIT: Destination NSW

Enjoy coastal views of Horseshoe Bay Beach when you camp at South West Rocks.

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Edward River, Deniliquin CREDIT: Destination NSW

Enjoy a picnic by the Edward River, Deniliquin in the state's Riverina Murray region.

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Edward River, Deniliquin CREDIT: Destination NSW

Enjoy a picnic by the Edward River, Deniliquin in the state's Riverina Murray region.

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Enjoy the great outdoors in style  

Glamping is an excellent way to enjoy sleeping under the stars without forgoing the comforts of home. There are plenty of campsites around NSW that hire out canvas safari tents already set up with beds, camp chairs and everything else you will need for a five-star camping experience.  

NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday Resort at Umina on the Central Coast has safari-style tents with all the added luxuries — real beds, kitchenette and fridge and your own BBQ on the veranda. The park also hires out bikes and go-karts and has a resort-style swimming pool, tennis courts, kids club and entertainment.  

In the seaside town of Tathra, on the Sapphire Coast, you can stay in a studio-style safari tent directly on the beach. Glamping at Tathra Beachside can comfortably accommodate a family of four and includes a kitchenette, private ensuite with a deep freestanding bath and an outdoor deck. 

Another fantastic option is Turon Gates in the Blue Mountains, a 90-minute drive from Sydney. Nestled right on the river, its glamping tents come replete with sun lounges, hammock, umbrella, BBQ, underfloor heating during the winter and a campfire already set up for you. This is an idyllic escape in the heart of the Australian bush. 

On the North Coast, the boutique outdoor resort The Hideaway at Cabarita Beach offers large bell tents with room for a family of four. Each tent is fitted with luxury furnishings including proper beds with linens, towels, fans, fridge and air conditioner. Guests can enjoy lovely communal spaces, direct beach access and bike hire. 

Stay among the wildlife 

Share your campsite with wombats and peacocks at North Nowra Riverfront Caravan Park at North Nowra, which is set on the banks of the Shoalhaven River a 2.5-hour drive from Sydney. Or further south at Pebbly Beach, near Batemans Bay, experience remote beach camping perfect for whale watching (May–November) and home to a large population of resident kangaroos.  

On the North Coast, Dingo Tops campground is an excellent base for exploring Tapin Tops National Park, home to subtropical rainforest, waterfalls and swimming holes. This remote spot is frequented by local wildlife such as Parma wallabies, greater gliders and koalas. Or head to the quiet Kylies Beach campground in Crowdy Bay National Park, south of Port Macquarie, to spot koalas and yellow-tailed black cockatoos. 

In the Blue Mountains, Euroka campground near the town of Glenbrook is a superb bush camp with access to excellent walking tracks, scenic lookouts and mountain biking trails. Surrounded by majestic eucalyptus trees, you’ll camp in the company of kangaroos, parrots and cockatoos.  

The Hideaway, Cabarita Beach CREDIT: Destination NSW

Luxury glamping accommodation at The Hideaway, Cabarita Beach.

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The Hideaway, Cabarita Beach CREDIT: Destination NSW

Luxury glamping accommodation at The Hideaway, Cabarita Beach.

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Pebbly Beach, South Coast CREDIT: Destination NSW

Kangaroos grazing at Pebbly Beach in Murramarang National Park, South Coast.

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Pebbly Beach, South Coast CREDIT: Destination NSW

Kangaroos grazing at Pebbly Beach in Murramarang National Park, South Coast.

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