Myall Lakes National Park

Camping

Please note – no bookings can be made for the camping areas within Myall Lakes National Park, except for the Broughton Island campground where bookings are essential.

There is important information for all visitors on our 'Water, safety and supplies' page, please read this to ensure that you are fully prepared for visiting this park. For specific information on camping and boating in Myall Lakes National Park see the 'fees, conditions, opening hours' page.

Garbage is not collected at each camping area - see more information about the central waste and recycling station.

Some of Myall Lakes' campgrounds are only accessible by boat (some are also walk-in campgrounds). This includes Brambles Green, Rivermouth, Joes Cove, Freshwater, Two Mile Sands, Mackaway Bay, Johnsons Beach, Shelley Beach and Sunnyside. Of these, only the campgrounds at Rivermouth, Freshwater, Johnsons Beach and Shelley Beach have toilets.

Broughton Island campground is accessible only by boat and bookings are essential. Phone 13000 PARKS (1300 072 757) or email 13.park@environment.nsw.gov.au.

Major boat-launching facilities are located at Nerong, Mungo Brush and Violet Hill. Unsealed boat ramps are also located at Hearts Point (Neranie) and Korsman's Landing.

Please note that gas barbecues are only available at White Tree Bay, Mungo Brush, Neranie and Yagon camping areas. Wood and solid fuel fires are not permitted at Boomeri, White Tree Bay or Mungo Brush, Neranie and Yagon. Boomeri is not suitable for caravans or camper trailers.

Temporary closure of some camping areas may occur over off-peak winter months to minimise loss of ground cover and to undertake necessary maintenance and facility upgrades.

Camping is also available at the privately run Myall Shores Resort which is located near Bombah Point.

A detailed list of all the campgrounds and facilities available at Myall Lakes follows.

Campgrounds

Banksia Green campground (15 sites)

Banksia Green, Myall Lakes National Park (Image: Shane Chalker)Banksia Green is a paradise for beach goers and lake lovers alike. Nestled behind the dunes in the southern section of Myall Lakes National Park, it’s a great spot for a family holiday. There’s plenty of space for caravans and camper trailers so you don’t have to do without your creature comforts.

Don’t forget your swimmers and the fishing gear, as it’s only a short walk to the beach. If the surf is too rough, head in the other direction for the peaceful foreshores of Bombah Broadwater. If you enjoy a bush walk, step out on Mungo Brush Rainforest loop and Tamboi walking track.

As the shadows lengthen, stoke up the fire, barbecue the catch of the day over the flames and tuck into a feast. Settle in under the stars and be gently soothed to sleep by the sound of the waves.

Activities: swimming, fishing, camping, birdwatching, whale watching

Location:  shown on Bombah Broadwater map

Getting there: Banksia Green campground is in the Bombah Broadwater precinct of Myall Lakes National Park. To get there from Hawks Nest, drive along Mungo Brush Road for approximately 20km, the campground will be on your right.

From Bulahdelah:

  • Take the turn off to Myall Lakes National Park from Pacific Highway, along the unsealed Bombah Point Road.
  • Cross with the ferry and continue along Mungo Brush Road
  • The campground will be on your left, about 5km along the road.

Facilities: wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets, carpark, trackhead/access point

Water supply: No drinking water available

Bookings: We are working to introduce an online booking system for campgrounds in Myall Lakes National Park. This booking system will not be available for the 2014/2015 summer holidays. Please see our online bookings page for updates.

Bookings cannot be made for this campground, and will continue to operate on a first come, first served basis.

Contact: Great Lakes (Pacific Palms), Phone: 02 6591 0300

Boomeri campground (20 sites)

Boomeri at Myall Lakes National Park (Image: Shane Chalker)When you feel the need for a nature getaway, head for the tranquil forest setting of Boomeri campground in Myall Lakes National Park. A short walk from the northern edge of Bombah Broadwater, this scenic spot is excellent for rustic camping holidays with friends or family.

Pitch your tent among the smooth barked angophoras and grass trees, and you’ll be seriously unwinding in no time. If you’ve got your mountain bike handy, try cycling along nearby Mining Road fire trail / Old Gibber Road fire trail for a dip at Johnsons Beach.

With plenty of options for swimming, fishing, boating and paddling in the quiet waters, you can choose how busy you want to be. If you enjoy birdwatching, the vast waterways attract a range of water birds such as white egrets, plovers and black swans. Be sure to stroll down to the shore to take in the spectacular lakeside views at sunset.

Activities: stillwater canoeing/kayaking, dinghy/row boat, sailboards, swimming, fishing, camping, birdwatching

Location:  shown on Bombah Broadwater map

Getting there: Boomeri campground is in the Bombah Broadwater precinct of Myall Lakes National Park. To get there:

  • From the Pacific Highway, take Bombah Point Road (unsealed) to the ferry crossing.
  • Cross the water with Bombah Point ferry and continue along Mungo Brush Road
  • The campground is on the left approximately 500m after Northern Broadwater picnic area

From Hawks Nest:

  • Follow Mungo Brush Road Drive (sealed) for approximately 40km and follow the signs to the campground

Facilities: non-flush toilets

Water supply: No drinking water available.

Bookings: We are working to introduce an online booking system for campgrounds in Myall Lakes National Park. This booking system will not be available for the 2014/2015 summer holidays. Please see our online bookings page for updates.

Bookings cannot be made for this campground, and will continue to operate on a first come, first served basis.

Contact: Great Lakes (Pacific Palms), Phone: 02 6591 0300

Brambles Green campground (2 sites)

The small riverside camping area of Brambles Green, Myall Lakes National Park (Image: Katrina Gray/OEH)Brambles Green campground is one of Myall Lakes National Park’s boat accessible campgrounds, so it’s an ideal overnight stop for kayakers and canoeists paddling the lower Myall River. The campground also makes a good stop for hikers on the Mungo walking track. It’s a small and secluded with a flat grassy area beside the river where you can pitch your tent or set up your bivvy.

The campground is fairly basic, so you’ll have to bring all your equipment and supplies with you. There are wood barbecues but you’ll need to bring your own wood.

Activities: swimming, fishing, stillwater canoeing/kayaking, dinghy/row boat, motor boating, paddling

Location:  shown on Along the Myall River map

Getting there: Brambles Green campground is in the Myall River precinct of Myall Lakes National Park. The campground can only be accessed by foot or boat via the lower Myall River. To get there:

  • From Hawks Nest, follow Mungo Brush Road Drive for approximately 16km
  • Brambles Green trailhead is on the left shortly after passing Dark Point carpark
  • Leave the car here and follow Brambles Green trail for approximately 2km to the campground.

Boat access:

Facilities: wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), trackhead/access point

Water supply: No drinking water available.

Bookings: We are working to introduce an online booking system for campgrounds in Myall Lakes National Park. This booking system will not be available for the 2014/2015 summer holidays. Please see our online bookings page for updates.

Bookings cannot be made for this campground, and will continue to operate on a first come, first served basis.

Contact: Great Lakes (Pacific Palms), Phone: 02 6591 0300

Broughton Island campground (5 sites)

Looking east from Coal Shaft Bay, Broughton Island, Myall Lakes National Park (Image: Susanne Callaghan/OEH)Camping at Little Poverty Beach is a truly special experience. Located on Broughton Island, you'll be camping amongst an active seabird colony- it’s a key breeding site for wedge-tailed shearwaters.

There are plenty of opportunities for water activities, including swimming, fishing, boating, snorkelling and scuba diving. You’ll find sandy beaches within Esmeralda Cove.

With only five campsites, you’ll feel like you own the island. The campground is fairly basic, so you’ll have to bring all your equipment and supplies with you, including water. You must book and pre-pay for a campsite prior to arriving at the island.

Activities: swimming, snorkelling, walking, sea kayaking, dinghy/row boat, sailing, motor boating, fishing

Getting there: Little Poverty Beach, Broughton Island, is part of Myall Lakes National Park. Access is by vessel only. If travelling by private vessel, you'll need to register your movements with Marine Rescue Port Stephens on marine radio prior to travel, or you can organise transport with a tour operator. Please be advised that tour operator schedules and prices vary, so it’s recommended that you contact the tour operator before booking your campsite to ensure that ferry times and costs suit your requirements.

Guided tours and ferry services run to the island by the following tour operators:

Facilities: non-flush toilets

Water supply: you'll need to bring your own water.

Online bookings: use a secure payment facility to book online

Alternatively contact the Customer Experience Team on 13000 PARKS (13000 72757) to make a booking.

NB: All reservations incur a booking fee of 2.5% in addition to the total amount payable.

Contact: Nelson Bay, Phone: 02 4984 8200

A camping platform on Broughton Island, Myall Lakes National Park (Image: Susanne Callaghan/OEH)Little Poverty Bay campground and facilties (Image: Susanne Callaghan)Broughton Island looking south, Myall Lakes National Park (Image: Susanne Callaghan/OEH)


Events, activities and alerts at this location
Commercial activity

Tamboi Queen Cruises

Enjoy a dophin and whale watching cruise on the MV SpiritTamboi Queen Cruises is a family owned and operated cruise company. We are the longest operating cruise company in Port Stephens and have carried over 2 million happy passengers in safety and comfort.

We offer the best dolphin and whale watch cruises in Port Stephens and private charters for functions. Our friendly and highly experienced crew members will ensure that you have the best of the experience whether it be a dolphin watching or whale watching cruise in Port Stephens, a cruise to Broughton Island or the Myall River system.

Our full-day cruise to beautiful Broughton Island is on board the fast stable power cat - MV Spirit. Enjoy guided island walks and snorkelling or just relax in the on board spa with your favourite drink. The cruise includes a buffet lunch.

More info: Tamboi Queen Cruises, Phone: 02 4981 1959 (international +612 4981 1959)

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Bungaree Bay campground (7 sites)

Bungaree Bay camping area, Myall Lakes National Park (Image: Shane Chalker)This small, secluded camping area is set close to the lake shore and is surrounded by paperbark and casuarina forest. Just minutes down the road, Violet Hill has a boat ramp.

Activities: stillwater canoeing/kayaking, dinghy/row boat, trailerable sail boats, sailboards, motor boating, swimming, fishing

Location:  shown on Boolambayte Lake map

Getting there: follow The Lakes Way for 7km, turn right onto Violet Hill Road (unsealed). Continue for 8km then turn right into the camping area.

Facilities: wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets

Water supply: No drinking water available.

Bookings: no bookings are taken at any campgrounds - camping is on a first come, first served basis. NPWS fee collectors regularly visit camping areas to collect camping and vehicle entry fees. They also sell annual passes for extended visits.

Contact: Great Lakes (Pacific Palms), Phone: 02 6591 0300

Dees Corner campground (16 sites)

Dees Corner, Myall Lakes National Park (Image: Shane Chalker)If you’re after a boating holiday with some of the comforts of home, Dees Corner campground has it all. Nestled on the eastern edge of Bombah Broadwater, it’s a great spot to bring the boat or caravan and enjoy a family holiday with all the trimmings, in Myall Lakes National Park.

With the options for swimming, boating, fishing, and paddling, there’s bound to be something to please every member of the family. However, if you want to explore the waterways, this spacious camping spot has room for the motor boat, dinghy, or trailer sailer.

If you’re keen to roam, Rainforest walking track links to Mungo Brush campground. For a day of beach fishing, Mungo 4WD beach is only a stone’s throw away.

Activities: stillwater canoeing/kayaking, dinghy/row boat, trailerable sail boats, sailboards, motor boating, swimming, fishing, camping, birdwatching, astronomy and star gazing

Location:  shown on Bombah Broadwater map

Getting there: Dees Corner campground is in the Bombah Broadwater precinct of Myall Lakes National Park. To get there from Hawks Nest, follow (sealed) Mungo Brush Road for approximately 28km.

From Bulahdelah, take (unsealed) Bombah Point Road, using Bombah Point Ferry crossing and drive for approximately 5km.

Facilities: wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets, trackhead/access point

Water supply: No drinking water available.

Bookings: We are working to introduce an online booking system for campgrounds in Myall Lakes National Park. This booking system will not be available for the 2014/2015 summer holidays. Please see our online bookings page for updates.

Bookings cannot be made for this campground, and will continue to operate on a first come, first served basis.

Contact: Great Lakes (Pacific Palms), Phone: 02 6591 0300

Freshwater campground (7 sites)

At Freshwater campsite, Myall Lakes National Park (Image: Shane Chalker)This boat-based camping area is located on Two Mile Lake and features sandy beaches and shallow waters adjacent to the camping area.

Activities: stillwater canoeing/kayaking, dinghy/row boat, trailerable sail boats, sailboards, motor boating, swimming, fishing

Location:  shown on Boolambayte Lake map

Getting there: Access is by boat or foot only. It's a 2 km walk in from Mungo Brush Road (contact the park office for track details).

Facilities: wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets

Water supply: No drinking water available.

Bookings: no bookings are taken at any campgrounds - camping is on a first come, first served basis. NPWS fee collectors regularly visit camping areas to collect camping and vehicle entry fees. They also sell annual passes for extended visits.

Contact: Great Lakes (Pacific Palms), Phone: 02 6591 0300

Joes Cove campground (2 sites)

Joes Cove, Myall Lakes National Park (Image: Shane Chalker)If you yearn for a bush retreat to get you back to basics, try secluded Joes Cove campground on the shores of Two Mile Lake, in Myall Lakes National Park. Only accessible by boat or walking track, you and a couple of friends can get away from it all in your own natural hideaway.

Arriving at this tranquil spot, take in the serene water views across the lake; you might be able to make out Two Mile Sands. With only two campsites, your noisy neighbours are most likely to be the flourishing local and migratory birdlife that this park protects. A perfect opportunity for birdwatching, look for white egrets and the musk duck with its distinctive throat pouch.

At night, settle in for an evening meal, while serenaded by the local wildlife. You might even hear the tell-tale call of the plover calling across the water.

Activities: stillwater canoeing/kayaking, dinghy/row boat, trailerable sail boats, sailboards, motor boating, swimming, fishing, camping, birdwatching

Location:  shown on Boolambayte Lake map

Getting there: Joes Cove campground is in the Two Mile Sands precinct of Myall Lakes National Park. The campground can only be accessed by boat or foot. To get there:

  • From the Pacific Highway, take Bombah Point Road (unsealed) to the ferry crossing.
  • Cross the water with Bombah Point ferry
  • Taits trail begins on the left a short way along Mungo Brush Road

From Hawks Nest:

  • Follow Mungo Brush Road Drive (sealed) for approximately 40km
  • Taits trail begins on the right just before the Bombah Point ferry

The campground is approximately 800m along Taits trail

Boat access:

Facilities: wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), trackhead/access point

Water supply: No drinking water available.

Bookings: We are working to introduce an online booking system for campgrounds in Myall Lakes National Park. This booking system will not be available for the 2014/2015 summer holidays. Please see our online bookings page for updates.

Bookings cannot be made for this campground, and will continue to operate on a first come, first served basis.

Contact: Great Lakes (Pacific Palms), Phone: 02 6591 0300

Johnsons Beach campground (24 sites)

Camping at Johnsons Beach, Myall Lakes National Park (Image: Shane Chalker)When you’re ready to unplug the mobile phone and truly get away from it all, pack up the tent and load up the canoes for a trip to Johnsons Beach campground on the sandy shores of Boolambayte Lake, in Myall Lakes National Park.

Once you’ve arrived at this remote, tranquil, lakeside spot, either by boat or on foot via Mining Road fire trail / Old Gibber Road fire trail, you’ll be as far as you’d like from the crowds. Pitch your tent and sit back and unwind. Try your hand at fishing, swimming, or taking in the nearby walking tracks, keeping an eye out for the wildflowers in spring that erupt with colour. Birdwatchers will love the abundance of both native and migratory birds.

At night stoke up the campfire and cook up a feast before relaxing under the sparkling velvet blanket of stars. As you doze off to sleep, you might hear the call of the plover echoing across the waters.

Activities: swimming, fishing, stillwater canoeing/kayaking, motor boating, dinghy/row boat, trailerable sail boats, sailboards, camping, birdwatching, astronomy and star gazing

Location:  shown on Boolambayte Lake map

Getting there: Johnsons Beach campground is in the Boolambayte Lake precinct of Myall Lakes National Park. The campground can only be accessed by boat or foot. To get there:

Boat access:

Walking/cycle access:

  • From Boomeri campground, take Old Gibber Road trail and follow the signs to the campground.

Facilities: wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets, trackhead/access point

Water supply: No drinking water available.

Bookings: We are working to introduce an online booking system for campgrounds in Myall Lakes National Park. This booking system will not be available for the 2014/2015 summer holidays. Please see our online bookings page for updates.

Bookings cannot be made for this campground, and will continue to operate on a first come, first served basis.

Contact: Great Lakes (Pacific Palms), Phone: 02 6591 0300

Korsmans Landing campground (26 sites)

Camping at Korsmans Landing, Myall Lakes National Park (Image: Shane Chalker)If your idea of a perfect holiday involves launching the boat or canoe and taking in the tranquil waterways, then you’ll love Korsmans Landing campground. With lovely views across Two Mile Lake, you and the family will spend your days swimming, boating, and fishing in the Two Mile Lake district of Myall Lakes National Park.

With plenty of room for the caravan or trailer, set up camp among the eucalypts and paperbarks. You might not be the only ones enjoying this scenic spot as it’s one of the few places where eastern grey kangaroos like to graze.

Push off on a boating adventure from the wharf, or ramp, and explore the vast waterways including Mackaway Bay campground ahead of your next visit. At night settle in around the campfire and listen to the peaceful sounds of the surrounding bush.

Activities: stillwater canoeing/kayaking, dinghy/row boat, trailerable sail boats, sailboards, swimming, motor boating, fishing, paddling, sailing and boating, birdwatching, camping, astronomy and star gazing

Location:  shown on Boolambayte Lake map

Getting there: Korsmans Landing campground is in the Two Mile Lake precinct of Myall Lakes National Park. To get there:

  • From Bulahdelah, turn south onto Bombah Road
  • Continue along the road for approximately 12km
  • Just after the park entrance sign, turn left into Korsmans Landing Road and follow to the campground.

Facilities: wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets, boat ramp, carpark

Water supply: No drinking water available

Bookings: We are working to introduce an online booking system for campgrounds in Myall Lakes National Park. This booking system will not be available for the 2014/2015 summer holidays. Please see our online bookings page for updates.

Bookings cannot be made for this campground, and will continue to operate on a first come, first served basis.

Contact: Great Lakes (Pacific Palms), Phone: 02 6591 0300

Mackaway Bay campground (3 sites)

Mackaway Bay, Myall Lakes National Park (Image: Shane Chalker)When you paddle across the lake to get to Mackaway Bay campground, you may well feel like you’re a castaway on a desert island. This small and secluded boat-based camping spot is located on the narrow waterway between Two Mile and Boolambayte Lakes just north of Korsmans Landing campground. Sheltered from the southerly winds, this rustic campsite is perfect for an intimate nature escape for friends or couples.

Pull up in your canoe and set up your campsite among the eucalypts and paperbarks. Boil up the billy and take in the scenic lake and bush views. If you’re lucky, you might have the place to yourselves. However, you might have to share with the eastern grey kangaroos and red-necked wallabies.

Spend your days swimming and relaxing. When evening falls, stoke up the fire and cook up a meal over the flames, then fall asleep to the gentle lapping of the waters.

Activities: stillwater canoeing/kayaking, motor boating, dinghy/row boat, trailerable sail boats, sailboards, swimming, fishing, camping, birdwatching, astronomy and star gazing

Location:  shown on Boolambayte Lake map

Getting there: Mackaway Bay campground is in the Two Mile Lake precinct of Myall Lakes National Park. The campground can only be accessed by boat. To get there:

  • From Bulahdelah, turn south onto Bombah Road
  • Continue along the road for approximately 12km
  • Just after the park entrance sign, turn left into Korsmans Landing Road and follow to Korsmans Landing campground
  • From here it is a short canoe or boat trip north to Mackaway Bay campground.

Facilities: wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)

Water supply: No drinking water available.

Bookings: We are working to introduce an online booking system for campgrounds in Myall Lakes National Park. This booking system will not be available for the 2014/2015 summer holidays. Please see our online bookings page for updates.

Bookings cannot be made for this campground, and will continue to operate on a first come, first served basis.

Contact: Great Lakes (Pacific Palms), Phone: 02 6591 0300

Mungo Brush campground (78 sites)

Wheelchair access: medium

Assistance may be required to access this area. Wheelchair access is available to some toilet facilities in this area.

Lakeside at Mungo Brush camping area, Myall Lakes National Park (Image: Shane Chalker)Mungo Brush campground is a popular and well known campground near Hawks Nest on the north coast. It’s a great place to take your caravan, motorhome or tent and there are tonnes of campsites to choose from – so you’re bound to find one that suits you well.

From the campground there is easy access north to Mungo Rainforest walk and south to Tamboi walking track and Mungo walking track. Being right on the lake means there are great opportunities to go for a kayak or canoe along the lower Myall River to Hawks Nest.

A short walk from the campground leads to the beach, where you go swimming, fishing and sailboarding. If you’re clever enough to catch a fish, you can cook it up for dinner on one of the barbecues in the campground.

Activities: stillwater canoeing/kayaking, dinghy/row boat, trailerable sail boats, sailboards, motor boating, swimming, fishing, walking, paddling, picnicking, playing and socialising

Location:  shown on Bombah Broadwater map

Getting there: Mungo Brush campground is in the Bombah Broadwater precinct of Myall Lakes National Park. To get there:

  • From Hawks Nest, follow Mungo Brush Road for approximately 25km and follow the signs to the campground.

From Bulahdelah:

  • From the Pacific Highway, take Bombah Point Road (unsealed) to the ferry crossing
  • Cross the water with Bombah Point ferry and continue along Mungo Brush Road for approximately 5km
  • The campground is on the right hand side shortly after Dees Corner campground.

Facilities: picnic tables, gas/electric barbecues, non-flush toilets, boat ramp

Water supply: Bore water is available (not suitable for drinking).

Bookings: We are working to introduce an online booking system for campgrounds in Myall Lakes National Park. This booking system will not be available for the 2014/2015 summer holidays. Please see our online bookings page for updates.

Bookings cannot be made for this campground, and will continue to operate on a first come, first served basis.

Contact: Great Lakes (Pacific Palms), Phone: 02 6591 0300

Neranie campground (25 sites)

Forest camping at Neranie campground, Myall Lakes National Park (Image: Shane Chalker)Neranie campground, on the northern shores of Myall Lakes, is a picturesque spot that caters for caravan and tent camping in Myall Lakes National Park. With plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained, you’ll keep everyone smiling, satisfied, and ready for bed by the end of the day.

Choose between lakeside or bush camping by the banksias. The nearby sandy beaches and shallow water, with a designated swimming zone, make it ideal for little children. The older adventurers will love liloing, canoeing and boating on the calm waters.

If you fancy a stroll, try the easy Neranie Headland walking track to the historic cemetery. If you’re keen to launch the boat, the close by Hearts Point picnic area has an unsealed boat ramp.

Activities: stillwater canoeing/kayaking, motor boating, dinghy/row boat, trailerable sail boats, sailboards, swimming, fishing, walking, paddling, liloing, astronomy and star gazing, birdwatching, picnics and barbecues

Location:  shown on Sugarloaf Point to Shelley Beach map

Getting there: Neranie campground is in the Myall Lake precinct of Myall Lakes National Park. To get there:

  • From Pacific Highway, take The Lakes Way approximately 3km north of Bulahdelah.
  • Drive for approximately 23km and turn right into Seal Rocks Road
  • Turn right into Neranie Road and follow the signs to the campground

Facilities: picnic tables, gas/electric barbecues (free), non-flush toilets, carpark

Water supply: No drinking water available

Bookings: We are working to introduce an online booking system for campgrounds in Myall Lakes National Park. This booking system will not be available for the 2014/2015 summer holidays. Please see our online bookings page for updates.

Bookings cannot be made for this campground, and will continue to operate on a first come, first served basis.

Contact: Great Lakes (Pacific Palms), Phone: 02 6591 0300

Rivermouth campground (5 sites)

Rivermouth camping area in Myall Lakes National Park is an idyllic spot for boat based camping (Image: Ian Brown/OEH)A beautiful and secluded spot, Rivermouth campground is an excellent stop over on a paddling adventure along Upper Myall River. Only accessed by walking, boat or kayak, it’s the perfect camping spot for adventurous types who’ll enjoy exploring the wilder remote areas of spectacular Bombah Broadwater, in Myall Lakes National Park.

Pull up in the kayak and you’ll feel like you’ve landed on a remote nature island. Pitch the tent in this scenic bush setting a short walk from the riverbank. You might hear the distinct call of the whistling kite, which makes its nest high in the she-oak branches.

As evening settles in, stoke up a campfire and cook up a well-earned feast. If you’re keen to check out the neighbours, grab a torch and look for brush-tailed possums and spotted-tail quolls. Finally, tumble into your sleeping bag and let the sounds of the river whisper you to sleep.

Activities: stillwater canoeing/kayaking, motor boating, trailerable sail boats, sailboards, dinghy/row boat, swimming, fishing, camping, birdwatching, astronomy and star gazing

Location:  shown on park map

Getting there: Rivermouth campground is in the Bombah Broadwater precinct of Myall Lakes National Park. To get there, access is via boat or a 4km walk along Rivermouth Fire Trail, near Bombah Point Road.

Facilities: wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets, trackhead/access point

Water supply: No drinking water available.

Bookings: We are working to introduce an online booking system for campgrounds in Myall Lakes National Park. This booking system will not be available for the 2014/2015 summer holidays. Please see our online bookings page for updates.

Bookings cannot be made for this campground, and will continue to operate on a first come, first served basis.

Contact: Great Lakes (Pacific Palms), Phone: 02 6591 0300

Shelly Beach campground (18 sites)

Shelly Beach camping area, Myall Lakes National Park (Image: Shane Chalker)If you’re ready for a real adventure surrounded by nature, grab your canoe and head for Shelly Beach campground. This idyllic lakeside camping spot, only accessed by boat, overlooks one of Australia’s largest protected wetlands in Myall Lakes National Park.

When you pull up, you’ll know that you’ve arrived somewhere special. Pitch your tent on the edge of Myall Lake and gaze across the expanse to McGraths Island. Indulge in a spot of birdwatching, as white faced herons and darters are often seen fishing in these waters. If you’re after a walk, join the Mining Road fire trail / Old Gibber Road fire trail.

At night, after a campfire barbecue, grab the torch and check out the local wildlife such as sugar gliders and tiger quolls. When it’s time to call it a night, fall asleep to the gentle sounds of the bush.

Activities: stillwater canoeing/kayaking, motor boating, dinghy/row boat, trailerable sail boats, sailboards, fishing, swimming, walking, paddling, astronomy and star gazing, birdwatching, picnics and barbecues

Location:  shown on Sugarloaf Point to Shelley Beach map

Getting there: Shelly Beach campground is in the Myall Lake precinct of Myall Lakes National Park. The campground can only be accessed by boat or foot. To get there:

Boat access:

Walking/cycle access:

Facilities: wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets, trackhead/access point

Water supply: No drinking water available.

Bookings: We are working to introduce an online booking system for campgrounds in Myall Lakes National Park. This booking system will not be available for the 2014/2015 summer holidays. Please see our online bookings page for updates.

Bookings cannot be made for this campground, and will continue to operate on a first come, first served basis.

Contact: Great Lakes (Pacific Palms), Phone: 02 6591 0300

Stewart and Lloyds campground (12 sites)

Fire/closure alerts currently apply to this location. See details below.

Stewart and Lloyds camping area at Myall Lakes National Park (Image: Shane Chalker)For a holiday that combines the best of both worlds, gather up your friends and family and head to Stewart and Lloyds campground in the southern reaches of Myall Lakes National Park. Nestled between the lower Myall River and the sandy southern beaches, it’s the ideal location for adventurous nature lovers, who like to get amongst it.

Pitch the tent or park the trailer in this delightful campsite fringed with smooth barked angophoras. You'll find a beach known for its great fishijng after a 500m walk through the park’s extensive sand dunes. Explore the hinterland along Mungo walking track by foot or bring your mountain bike for a cycling adventure.

When evening falls, settle in around the campfire and cook up a barbecue featuring your catch of the day. With all the fresh air and exercise, it won’t be long until you’re lulled to sleep by the distant waves.

Activities: camping, birdwatching, astronomy and star gazing, fishing

Location:  shown on Along the Myall River map

Getting there: Stewart and Lloyds campground is in the Mungo Brush precinct of Myall Lakes National Park. To get there from Hawks Nest, follow Mungo Brush Road for approximately 10km, then turn right onto a short trail that leads to the campground.

Facilities: non-flush toilets, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), trackhead/access point

Water supply: No drinking water available

Bookings: We are working to introduce an online booking system for campgrounds in Myall Lakes National Park. This booking system will not be available for the 2014/2015 summer holidays. Please see our online bookings page for updates.

Bookings cannot be made for this campground, and will continue to operate on a first come, first served basis.

Contact: Great Lakes (Pacific Palms), Phone: 02 6591 0300


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Closure

Stewart and Lloyds Closed for rejuvenation

Stewart and Lloyds campground will remain temporarily closed to improve facilities, assist with post fire recovery and restore degraded areas.

The campground will be open from Saturday 20 December 2014. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience.

 

For more information, please contact the Great Lakes Area office on (02) 6591 0300 or visit the NSW national parks safety page.

Sunnyside camping area (4 sites)

Sunnyside camping area, Myall Lakes National Park (Image: Shane Chalker)This boat-based camping area is located on the narrow stretch of water between Two Mile and Boolambayte Lakes. It is at the site of the former Sunnyside Guesthouse.

Activities: stillwater canoeing/kayaking, motor boating, dinghy/row boat, trailerable sail boats, sailboards, swimming, fishing

Location:  shown on Boolambayte Lake map

Getting there: Access is generally by boat.

Facilities: wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)

Water supply: No drinking water available.

Bookings: no bookings are taken at any campgrounds - camping is on a first come, first served basis. NPWS fee collectors regularly visit camping areas to collect camping and vehicle entry fees. They also sell annual passes for extended visits.

Contact: Great Lakes (Pacific Palms), Phone: 02 6591 0300

Two Mile Sands campground (4 sites)

Two Mile Sands camping area at Myall Lakes National Park (Image: Shane Chalker)If you dream of getting away from it all, this remote spot might be your idea of heaven. Accesses only by boat from Korsmans Landing campground , Two Mile Sands campground connects Bombah Broadwater and Boolambayte Lake, in the southern waterways of Myall Lakes National Park.

Paddling across Two Mile Lake from Korsmans Landing campground, you’ll be entering a nature wonderland that’s quite literally for the birds. Black swans, white egrets and large groups of coots are often seen along the shoreline.

Arriving at the small campground, pitch your tent, boil up the billy and leave the world behind as you gaze across the lake, fringed with majestic angophoras and paperbarks.

In the evening, as you settle in with a campfire meal, the bushland and waterways will come alive with birdsong and the sunset show is bound to be spectacular.

Activities: stillwater canoeing/kayaking, motor boating, dinghy/row boat, trailerable sail boats, sailboards, swimming, fishing, walking, paddling, astronomy and star gazing, birdwatching, picnics and barbecues

Location:  shown on Boolambayte Lake map

Getting there: Two Mile Sands campground is in the Bombah Broadwater precinct of Myall Lakes National Park. The campground can only be accessed by boat. To get there:

  • From Bulahdelah, turn south onto Bombah Road
  • Continue along the road for approximately 12km
  • Just after the park entrance sign, turn left into Korsmans Landing Road and follow to Korsmans Landing campground
  • From here it is a short canoe or boat ride south to Two Mile Sands campground.

Facilities: wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets

Water supply: No drinking water available.

Bookings: We are working to introduce an online booking system for campgrounds in Myall Lakes National Park. This booking system will not be available for the 2014/2015 summer holidays. Please see our online bookings page for updates.

Bookings cannot be made for this campground, and will continue to operate on a first come, first served basis.

Contact: Great Lakes (Pacific Palms), Phone: 02 6591 0300

Violet Hill campground (40 sites)

Wheelchair access: medium

Assistance may be required to access this area. The toilets and wharf are accessible to visitors in wheelchairs.

Violet Hill camping area, Myall Lakes National Park (Image: Shane Chalker)If you like getting out onto the water for a spot of fishing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming or boating, then Violet Hill campground is a great spot to base yourself.

The campground sits between Boolambayte Lake and Myall Lake, near Buladelah. It’s equipped with a boat ramp, a wharf and temporary boat moorings so you’ll be able to head out onto Boolambayte Lake in a kayak or canoe, and nearby Myall Lake is a good spot for fishing.

There are campsites for tents and some for caravans or motorhomes – so you’re bound to find one that suits your camping style.

 

Activities: stillwater canoeing/kayaking, motor boating, dinghy/row boat, trailerable sail boats, sailboards, swimming, fishing, paddling

Location:  shown on Boolambayte Lake map

Getting there: Violet Hill campground is in the Boolambayte precinct of Myall Lakes National Park. From Bulahdelah, take The Lakes Way from the Pacific Highway for about 7km. Turn right on to Violet Hill Road, the campground is about 10km along the road.

Facilities: non-flush toilets, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), picnic tables, boat ramp

Water supply: No drinking water available.

Bookings: We are working to introduce an online booking system for campgrounds in Myall Lakes National Park. This booking system will not be available for the 2014/2015 summer holidays. Please see our online bookings page for updates.

Bookings cannot be made for this campground, and will continue to operate on a first come, first served basis.

Contact: Great Lakes (Pacific Palms), Phone: 02 6591 0300

Wells campground (12 sites)

Camping at The Wells, Myall Lakes National Park (Image: Shane Chalker)For a relaxing holiday spent on or beside the tranquil waters of Bombah Broadwater in Myall Lakes National Park, make sure you visit Wells campground. It’s a perfect spot for a family holiday with space for caravans or tents.

The still waters make it ideal for canoeing, paddling, and motor boating. You can even bring a trailer sailer for a day on the lakes. The kids will love the shallow waters for swimming and the brackish water is good for fishing.

Nestled among the she-oaks on the eastern shores, this delightful spot is one of the few places you can have a campfire. So, at the end of a brilliant day, stoke up the fire and barbecue your catch.

When the evening settles in, enjoy the bush symphony under a blanket of stars. Tumble into your sleeping bag with the contented feeling that you can wake up and do it all over again.

Activities: stillwater canoeing/kayaking, motor boating, dinghy/row boat, trailerable sail boats, sailboards, swimming, fishing, birdwatching, camping, astronomy and star gazing

Location:  shown on Bombah Broadwater map

Getting there: Wells campground is in the Bombah Broadwater precinct of Myall Lakes National Park. To get there from Hawks Nest, follow (sealed) Mungo Brush Road for approximately 30km.

From Bulahdelah, take (unsealed) Bombah Point Road, using Bombah Point Ferry crossing and drive for approximately 4km.

Facilities: wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets, carpark

Water supply: No drinking water available.

Bookings: We are working to introduce an online booking system for campgrounds in Myall Lakes National Park. This booking system will not be available for the 2014/2015 summer holidays. Please see our online bookings page for updates.

Bookings cannot be made for this campground, and will continue to operate on a first come, first served basis.

Contact: Great Lakes (Pacific Palms), Phone: 02 6591 0300

White Tree Bay campground (15 sites)

White Tree Bay, Myall Lakes National Park (Image: Shane Chalker)If you’re into birdwatching, you’ll be in your element at White Tree Bay campground. Located on the eastern shore of Bombah Broadwater, it’s only a short drive north of Newcastle and a great place to camp. Pitch your tent or park the caravan in a clearing fringed with majestic paperbarks, then immerse yourself in the watery wonderland of the Myall Lakes National Park.

From the comfort of your temporary park home, you’ll hear the unmistakable call of the yellow-tailed black cockatoo or the musical currawong. The nearby Bombah Broadwater attracts huge numbers of migratory birds and you might see gannets diving for fish. It’s about 1.5km to Mungo Beach, and the long Old Gibber Road/Mining Road fire trail is perfect for mountain biking and hiking.

As the sun goes down, head to White Tree Bay picnic area right on the lake, cook up a barbecue meal, sit back and enjoy the symphony of birdsong at sunset.

Activities: stillwater canoeing/kayaking, motor boating, dinghy/row boat, trailerable sail boats, sailboards, swimming, fishing, walking, road cycling, birdwatching, picnics and barbecues

Location:  shown on Bombah Broadwater map

Getting there: White Tree Bay campground is in the Bombah Broadwater precinct of Myall Lakes National Park. To get there:

  • Take Bombah Point Road from Bulahdelah
  • Cross on the Bombah Point ferry
  • Follow onto Mungo Brush Road and follow the signs

From Bulahdelah, take the turn off to Myall Lakes National Park from the Pacific Highway, then cross with the ferry and continue along Mungo Brush Road. The campground will be on your right, about 5km along the road. 

Facilities: picnic tables, non-flush toilets, gas/electric barbecues (free), carpark

Water supply: No drinking water available.

Bookings: We are working to introduce an online booking system for campgrounds in Myall Lakes National Park. This booking system will not be available for the 2014/2015 summer holidays. Please see our online bookings page for updates.

Bookings cannot be made for this campground, and will continue to operate on a first come, first served basis.

Yagon campground (37 sites)

Yagon camping area, Myall Lakes National ParkWhen you’re ready for a spectacular holiday that celebrates all the sandy goodness of the beach, gather your nearest and dearest and head for Yagon campground, in Myall Lakes National Park. Nestled behind the dunes in the northern reaches of the park, it’s the perfect spot for happy campers who love the feel of sand beneath their feet.

Not far from Seal Rocks, you’ll soon be unloading the car or trailer with fishing, paddling and boating gear. Once you’ve settled in, it’s time to explore. Submarine Beach walking track will beckon and you’ll spend your days surfing, fishing, swimming, and exploring the golden beaches. Nearby walking tracks link to Mining Road fire trail/Old Gibber fire trail, which provides a taste of the wetlands.

At night, barbecue up a feast and enjoy some stargazing. Before too long, the soothing sounds of distant waves will help you to drift off into a restful sleep.

Activities: swimming, fishing, paddling, sailing and boating, camping, birdwatching, astronomy and star gazing

Location:  shown on Sugarloaf Point to Shelley Beach map

Getting there: Yagon campground is in the Seal Rocks precinct of Myall Lakes National Park. To get there from Pacific Highway:

  • Turn onto The Lakes Way 3km north of Bulahdelah
  • Travel along The Lakes Way for 26km, then turn onto Seal Rocks Road at Bungwahl.
  • Follow this road 10km, then turn right just before the Seal Rocks shop and continue to the end.

Facilities: picnic tables, gas/electric barbecues (free), non-flush toilets, carpark, trackhead/access point

Water supply: No drinking water available

Bookings: We are working to introduce an online booking system for campgrounds in Myall Lakes National Park. This booking system will not be available for the 2014/2015 summer holidays. Please see our online bookings page for updates.

Bookings cannot be made for this campground, and will continue to operate on a first come, first served basis.

Contact: Great Lakes (Pacific Palms), Phone: 02 6591 0300

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We will work closely with you to develop each program to ensure your individual outcomes are achieved. You will be able to select from a number of venues including National Parks in close proximity to Sydney and private campsites throughout the greater Sydney Metropolitan area.

Southbound Adventures fully qualified and friendly team will make every participants experience on each of our Outdoor Education Programs unique and full of experiential learning moments.

More info: Southbound Adventures, Phone: 02 4257 4888 (international +612 4257 4888)

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