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Trial Bay Gaol campground

"We stumbled out of our campervan and landed on the beach. This place is just great."

Trial Bay Gaol campground offers campsites for tents, caravans and camper trailers in an enviable position beside Front Beach.

Pack your snorkels, swimmers, fishing rod, walking shoes and surfboard, because you’ll have time to use all of these when you’re enjoying this delightful campground and picnic area. And if you’re too tired after a day exploring the park to cook up a barbecue feast, treat yourself to a meal at the Trial Bay Kiosk Restaurant. It's the ideal place for families to take a weekend break in the beautiful Arakoon National Park.

Thinking of going in winter? Make sure you take your binoculars - Arakoon is a great place to see whales making their annual migration north. And even better in spring as they make their way south hugging the coast and resting with their calves in Trial Bay, just off the campground.

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Getting there

Getting there:

Trial Bay Gaol campground is in the Trial Bay Gaol precinct of Arakoon National Park.

From South West Rocks:

  • Follow Phillip Drive
  • Turn left onto Cardwell Street
  • Continue along Cardwell Street until you reach Trial Bay Goal

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Vehicle access:

Sealed road - 2WD vehicles - All weather

Parking:

Parking is available next to your campsite or on the adjacent side of the road for walk in campsites.

Important info

Number of campsites:

116

Types of camping:

Caravan site, Camper trailer site, Camping beside my vehicle, Don't mind a short walk to tent

Facilities:

  • Amenities block
  • Gas/electric barbecues (coin-operated)
  • Boat ramp
  • Cafe/kiosk
  • Drinking water
  • Electric power
  • Picnic tables
  • Hot showers
  • Flush toilets

You should know:

Wheelchair access:

Hard

  • Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty.
  • There are some wheelchair-friendly accessible campsites here, including parking next to the campsite.
  • Wheelchair-accessible toilets and showers are available in three amenity blocks

Fees:

Camping fees:

  • Seasons: Peak – December, January and school holidays (excluding winter); Shoulder – February to the start of Easter school holidays; Off-peak – remaining time.
  • All campsites (off-peak): Site fee $28 per night (2-person inclusive), $14 per night per additional adult (16 years+), $6 per night per additional child (5-15 years), infants free (0-4 years).
  • Beachfront (peak): Site fee $54 per night (2-person inclusive), $27 per night per additional adult (16 years+), $9 per night per additional child (5-15 years), infants free (0-4 years).
  • Beachfront (shoulder): Site fee $54 per night (2-person inclusive), $27 per night per additional adult (16 years+), $6 per night per additional child (5-15 years), infants free (0-4 years).
  • Back beach (peak): Site fee $52 per night (2-person inclusive), $26 per night per additional adult (16 years+), $9 per night per additional child (5-15 years), infants free (0-4 years).
  • Back beach (shoulder): Site fee $32 per night (2-person inclusive), $16 per night per additional adult (16 years+), $6 per night per additional child (5-15 years), infants free (0-4 years).
  • Powered (peak): Site fee $54 per night (2-person inclusive), $27 per night per additional adult (16 years+), $9 per night per additional child (5-15 years), infants free (0-4 years).
  • Powered (shoulder): Site fee $32 per night (2-person inclusive), $16 per night per additional adult (16 years+), $6 per night per additional child (5-15 years), infants free (0-4 years).
  • Terrace, Overflow, General, Roadway & Shelter Shed (peak): Site fee $42 per night (2-person inclusive), $21 per night per additional adult (16 years+), $9 per night per additional child (5-15 years), infants free (0-4 years).
  • Terrace, Overflow, General, Roadway & Shelter Shed (shoulder): Site fee $28 per night (2-person inclusive), $14 per night per additional adult (16 years+), $6 per night per additional child (5-15 years), infants free (0-4 years).

Book online now:

Use a secure payment gateway to book now.

Alternatively, please contact Trial Bay Gaol on (02) 6566 6168 or the Customer Experience Team on 13000 PARKS (13000 72757).

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

Click here to view the map of Trial Bay Gaol campground.

Contacts:

South West Rocks (Trial Bay Gaol), Phone: 02 6566 6168

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Looking along the beach near the campground. Photo:Debby McGerty