Here are some of the state’s regional camping spot highlights, as recommended by Destination NSW.
Discover 247,000 hectares of spectacular scenery while camping in the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park. Visit the Three Sisters lookout at Echo Point and enjoy breathtaking views at Govett’s Leap Lookout, Evans Lookout and Hargraves Lookout. Ride the world’s steepest passenger railway at Scenic World, or go underground in the Jenolan Caves, one of the world’s oldest caves systems.
The Central Coast’s many bays, inlets, beaches and lakes offer endless fun on the water, from boating and kayaking to fishing and water skiing. Crackneck Point Lookout in Wyrrabalong National Park is a great vantage point for whale watching. Go bushwalking in Brisbane Water National Park to see seasonal wildflowers, extensive Aboriginal engravings and the scenic Somersby Falls.
Wind your way through farmland, National Parks and rolling hills on a caravan and camping holiday in country NSW. Visit Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo and explore the zoo’s expansive six-kilometre circuit by car, bike, electric cart or on foot. See Australia’s highest waterfall – Wollomombi Falls – in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park and enjoy picturesque bushwalking trails through Warrumbungle National Park in Coonabarabran.
Camp in the unspoiled wilderness of the World Heritage-listed Barrington Tops National Park and enjoy magnificent bushwalking trails through subtropical rainforests to ancient beech forests and subalpine woodlands. Enjoy whitewater rafting, horse riding, mountain biking and birdwatching. The National Park’s Gloucester River campground accommodates tents, trailers and caravans.
Discover a hinterland of lush river valleys and a coastline of pristine beaches on a caravan and camping holiday along The Legendary Pacific Coast touring route. The Lake Macquarie area is home to the largest coastal saltwater lake in Australia, as well as fantastic ocean beaches. Head inland to Dorrigo National Park to enjoy rainforest camping by the river or enjoy the relaxed village lifestyle on offer at Byron Bay, Australia’s most-easterly point.
Camp out under the stars in outback NSW. You’ll find sun-baked sand dunes and lush wetlands teeming with wildlife in the region’s National Parks. Discover 30,000-year-old Aboriginal rock art at sites in Mutawintji National Park at Broken Hill, or explore the site of the oldest human skeleton remains at Mungo National Park. Visit the unique opal mining town of White Cliffs, where most people live underground to escape the heat.
Explore Australia’s most extensive alpine region in the Snowy Mountains. The natural wonderland of Kosciuszko National Park is a prime location for a caravan and camping holiday. Try trout-fishing and throw a line into the crystal-clear waters of a lake or quiet stream. The best way to experience the spectacular views from the top of Mt Kosciuszko is on the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift, open 365 days a year.
Crystal-clear bays, lakes, uncrowded beaches and beautiful rivers offer scenic caravan and camping holiday opportunities year-round. The area’s pristine bushland can also be enjoyed by bush walkers, bird lovers and cycling enthusiasts. Coledale Beach offers a camping haven with a reserve on the beach’s edge. Take in Kiama’s stunning scenery along the 22-kilometre Kiama Coast Walk, snorkel with fur seals in the wild at Montague Island, and enjoy whale watching along the South Coast between May and November.