Deua National Park

Picnics and barbecues

Bakers Flat

There are other picnic areas at Bakers Flat along the Deua River, and at Wyanbene Caves.

Facilities: picnic tables

Bendethera

At Bendethera you'll find a range of places for a picnic scattered throughout this cleared section of the valley.

Facilities: picnic tables

Berlang campground

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

Road access: Unsealed road/trail - 2WD vehicles.

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.

Camping fees: $5 per adult per night. $3 per child per night.

Bookings: No booking is required for this campground.

Contact: Narooma, Phone: (02) 4476 0800

Berlang campground

Wheelchair access: medium
This is a flat, grassy, accessible camping area beside the Shoalhaven River. The river banks are inaccessible. Camping fees apply.

At Berlang camping area you'll find picnic facilities and a good starting point for walking to the Big Hole and Marble Arch.

Location:  shown on Big Hole to Marble Arch map

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

Deua River campgrounds

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

Road access: Unsealed road/trail - 2WD (no long vehicle access). 4WD required in wet weather.

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.

Camping fees: $5 per adult per night. $3 per child per night.

Contact: Narooma, Phone: (02) 4476 0800

Hanging Mountain

Hanging Mountain has picnic tables and good views across to Wamban Mountain and the Eurobodalla coast.

Facilities: picnic tables

Wyanbene Cave campground

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.

Road access: Unsealed road/trail - 2WD vehicles.

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

Contact: Narooma, Phone: (02) 4476 0800