The Ruins campground and picnic area (106 sites)
Wheelchair access: medium
- Assistance may be required to access this area
- Toilets and showers are wheelchair-accessible
From rugged campers to casual caravaners, the Ruins campground is the perfect spot for nearly anyone. A beautiful open area fringed by cabbage tree palms and paperbarks, it has everything you need, from picnic tables and barbecues to hot showers and drinking water.
But the real charm lies in what’s nearby. Don’t forget your swimmers – whether you prefer the beach or a sheltered lake, both are just a stone’s throw away. Seven Mile Beach offers gorgeous sand and whale watching in the winter. Wallis Lake is perfect for relaxing beneath a tree or launching the kayak for a cool afternoon paddle.
You can even hike along the Booti Hill/Lakeside walking track, which includes scenic lookouts and a direct link to Elizabeth Beach - perfect for surfing and seasonally patrolled. Keep your eyes open for graceful shore birds along the challenging walk.
But if all else fails and you just feel like taking time out relaxing with a coffee and a newspaper, Ruins campground is also an easy drive from cafes in Pacific Palms.
Activities: walking, mountain biking, surfing, fishing, birdwatching, whale watching, picnicking, playing and socialising
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Getting there: Ruins campground is in Booti Booti National Park. To get there:
- Drive approximately 20km south of Forster along The Lakes Way
- Turn left into the Ruins campground
Facilities: picnic tables, gas/electric barbecues (free), flush toilets, hot showers, amenities block, drinking water, carpark, trackhead/access point
Bookings: For campground information, contact the Great Lakes (Pacific Palms) NPWS office on (02) 6591 0300. Bookings are currently not available.
Great Lakes (Pacific Palms), Phone: 02 6591 0300