Deua National Park

Camping

Please note that no bookings are taken for any campgrounds in Deua National Park.

Campgrounds

Bendethera Valley campground

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

The beautiful and remote campground of Bendethera Valley is the ideal place for a relaxing break, as well as a great base for cavers keen to explore Bendethera Cave. Deua River flows through this open valley, which in early spring is adorned with the yellow bloom of Bendethera wattle and in winter sometimes holds a magical morning mist.

Along the river are plenty of swimming spots and the kids will have loads of fun on lilos. Have a picnic on the bank and keep your binoculars handy for birdwatching as a multitude of species make their home in the area. There are walking opportunities around the campground, but, for a decent hike, head northwest on Bendethera Cave track.

At dusk, look out for kangaroos, wallabies and wombats grazing on the grassy flats. As the sun goes down, relax with friends and family around an open fire.

Activities: walking, mountain biking, motor vehicle use, paddling, adventure caving, liloing, swimming, astronomy and star gazing, birdwatching, picnics and barbecues

Location:  shown on park map

Getting there: Bendethera Valley campground is in the southern precinct of Deua National Park.

To get there from the east (nearest town, Moruya):

  • Take Western Boundary Road turnoff from Princes Highway (south of Moruya).
  • Turn left onto Little Sugarloaf Road
  • Follow Bendethera fire trail

To get there from the west (nearest town, Braidwood):

  • Take Middle Mountain Road (via Krawarree Road) and Minuma Range fire trail.
  • Turn onto Dampier Mountain fire trail

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

Water supply: You can get water from the river, though it must be boiled before drinking.

Contact: Narooma, Phone: (02) 4476 0800


Events, activities and alerts at this location
Closure

Deua National Park - closed areas

Due to recent heavy rainfall and further wet weather forecast for the rest of this week we are advising the public that 4WD trails in Deua National Park are closed until further notice. In addition Bendethera campground and Dry Creek campground are also closed. Many creeks and rivers are in flood and crossings are not safe to enter at this point in time. Also, road surfaces are soft and susceptible to damage from vehicles and there may be a significant amount of timber down across many trails. For more information, please contact NPWS Narooma on (02) 4476 0800..

Berlang campground (10 sites)

Wheelchair access: hard

Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty.

For bushwalkers who like to stay for the night, this campground is ideal.  And with its proximity to Shoalhaven River, this is a picturesque place you’re bound to enjoy.

Once you’ve arrived, selected your campsite and put up your tent, it’s time to start exploring. For those who enjoy seeing the park by foot, enjoy a pleasurable and easy walk on The Big Hole walking track - keep an eye out for the occasional goanna sunning itself along the way. Or head to Deua’s Marble Arch, where you’ll see a boulder the size of a car.

This campground is adjacent to Shoalhaven River, so bring your canoe and travel along the water, taking in the landscape that surrounds you; swimming is particularly enjoyable when the weather is warm. And when the sun starts to set and it's time to eat, cook up a rustic feast on the wood barbecues to the serenading frogs of Shoalhaven River and start planning the next day’s adventure.

Activities: walking, paddling, swimming, birdwatching, picnicking, playing and socialising, liloing

Getting there: Berlang campground is in the northwest precinct of Deua National Park.

To get there:

  • From Braidwood, drive south along Cooma Road for 30 minutes.
  • Turn left at the sign to Berlang/The Big Hole
  • Drive 700m to the Berlang campground carpark

Facilities: picnic tables, amenities block, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), fire rings (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets, carpark, trackhead/access point

Water supply: Water is available from the Shoalhaven River - boil before drinking.

Bookings: No booking is required for this campground.

Contact: Narooma, Phone: (02) 4476 0800

Deua River campgrounds (4 sites)

Wheelchair access: hard

Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty.

Deua River, Bakers Flat and Dry Creek, spaced along the she-oak lined Deua River, are all great places to camp. Whatever the season, come and enjoy these scenic riverside camping locations, from where you can explore the park or take a day trip to the coast.

In the warmer months, goannas patrol the campgrounds while the semi-aquatic eastern water dragons oversee the goings-on in the river. You’re most likely to spot them sunning themselves on a rock or a branch overhanging the water. Their long muscular tail helps them swim. So make like a water dragon and jump on in.

There are plenty of things to do at Deua River campgrounds, all of which involve relaxation. Walk alongside the river to explore the area a bit more, find a picnic spot on the bank, do a bit of birdwatching to see how many species you can see, and then enjoy a barbecue dinner back at your campsite.

Activities: walking, motor vehicle use, paddling, liloing, swimming, birdwatching, picnics and barbecues

Location:  shown on park map

Getting there: Deua River campgrounds are in the eastern precinct of Deua National Park. To get there:

  • Take Araluen Road northwest for Moruya
  • Follow this for about 45km and look for signs to the campgrounds after entering the park

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

Water supply: You can get water from the river - boil before drinking.

Contact: Narooma, Phone: (02) 4476 0800

Wyanbene Cave campground (5 sites)

The campground offers caving and bushwalking. There are 5 to 10 unmarked sites.

Location:  shown on park map

Getting there: This campground is 40 km south of Braidwood on Wyanbene Road, off Krawarree Road.

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

Contact: Narooma, Phone: (02) 4476 0800