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North Era campground

Royal National Park


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Go camping at North Era campground overlooking North Era beach in Royal National Park. North Era's bush campsites are perfectly located for an overnight stop while walking the Coast Track.

Accommodation Details
Number of campsites 12
Camping type Tent, Remote/backpack camping
Facilities Toilets
Please note
  • Reservations can be made for any arrival within the next 12 months. Find out more about our terms and conditions, and review frequently asked questions about staying in national parks.
  • Check in after 12pm. Check out before 12pm. 1 night maximum stay.
  • Sites are unpowered and unmarked.
  • A maximum of 36 people can camp here. Group bookings may require a formal consent from the property manager.
  • North Era campground is remote and can only be accessed by foot.
  • You'll need to bring your own drinking and cooking water when camping here.
  • There is no mobile phone coverage at this campground.
  • Rates and availability are displayed when making an online booking
  • A minimum daily rate applies, which includes the first 2 occupants
Entry fees

Park entry fees are not included in your camping fees.

Bookings Use a secure payment gateway to book online. Alternatively, please contact National Parks Contact Centre on 13000 PARKS (13000 72757). All reservations incur an additional 2.5% booking fee. Sites may only be occupied by the number of people specified in the reservation.
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Camp overnight at North Era campground, surrounded by the stunning coastal scenery of Royal National Park. Located on The Coast track behind pretty North Era Beach, the campground contains basic bush camping sites.

You’ll need to be fully self-sufficient when camping, including bringing your own food, drinking water, cooking equipment and supplies. North Era campground is the overnight stop for hikers tackling one of Sydney’s classic bushwalks, the 26km Bundeena to Otford Coast track.

Its position on The Coast track, south of the wonderful waves of Garie Beach, makes it a great spot for surfers, too. You’ll need to carry your board though – the campground can only be accessed by foot.

Take a virtual tour of North Era campground captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


Google Street View Trekker

Using Google Street View Trekker, we've captured imagery across a range of NSW national parks and attractions. Get a bird's eye view of these incredible landscapes before setting off on your own adventure.

Google Trekker, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Conservation program:

Conservation and coastal engravings in Royal National Park

The conservation and coastal engravings project in the Royal National Park is working to preserve one of the region’s finest expressions of Aboriginal culture: the Jibbon Headland Aboriginal engravings. A new boardwalk and viewing platform limit the foot access that was damaging the engravings, while encroaching soil and vegetation are being removed.

Aboriginal engravings in Royal National Park. Photo: David Finnegan
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Operated by

  • Royal National Park area office
  • 9am-4:30pm Monday to Friday (closed public holidays)
  • (02) 9542 0632
  • 1300 072 757 campground bookings
  • (02) 9542 1420
  • 159 Farnell Avenue, Royal National Park, NSW

Park info

  • in Royal National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and South Coast regions
  • Royal National National Park is open 7am to 8.30pm but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $12 per vehicle per day. Seasonal ticket booths at Bonnie Vale, Wattamolla and Garie Beach are cash only, as there is no power or mobile connection. Please bring correct change.

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Royal National Park Visitor Centre
      (02) 9542 0648
      1300 072 757 campground bookings
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
    • 2 Lady Carrington Drive, Audley, Royal National Park, NSW
    • Fax: (02) 9542 1420
    • Royal National Park area office
      (02) 9542 0632
      1300 072 757 campground bookings
      Contact hours: 9am-4:30pm Monday to Friday (closed public holidays)
    • 159 Farnell Avenue, Royal National Park, NSW
    • Fax: (02) 9542 1420
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North Era Campground, Royal National Park. Photo: Andy Richards