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Tallow Beach campground

Bouddi National Park

Overview

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Camp at Tallow Beach campground, near Killcare on the Central Coast. You’ll find swimming, surfing and fishing spots just steps from your tent, along with walking tracks.

Accommodation Details
Number of campsites 6
Camping type Tent, Remote/backpack camping
Facilities Toilets
Please note
  • Tallow beach campground is a popular spot, 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.
  • Sites are unmarked and unpowered
  • The campground is a fuel stove-only area 
  • This is a remote campground (access via a 1.2km walking track) so please arrive well-prepared. 
  • You’ll need to carry all camping equipment and drinking water from the carpark to your campsite.
  • Mobile phone coverage is reasonable depending on carrier
  • Please see visitor info for more information
Price
  • Rates and availability are displayed when making an online booking
  • A minimum daily rate applies, which includes the first 2 occupants.
Entry fees

Please note park entry fees are not required to access Tallow Beach campground

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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Savour the simplicity of camping by the beach at picturesque Tallow Beach campground.

This quiet camping area accommodates only six tents, though you’re bound to share the area with plenty of wildlife as well.

It’s a bit of a hike to get there from the carpark, but you’re bound to agree the scenic seclusion makes the trip well worth it. First order of business is a swim or surf in the ocean – you may find you’re lucky enough to have that to yourself too. Next up, why not try a spot of rock fishing? Just remember to bring your own stove to cook your catch.

After that, there’s plenty of time left in the day for exploring the area’s bushwalking tracks. Follow Box Head track through red gum bushland or try Flannel Flower walking track, which leads to gorgeous Lobster Beach and offers views across the water to Woy Woy.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

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Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken
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Operated by

  • Central Coast
  • Monday to Friday, hours vary.
  • (02) 4320 4200
  • (02) 4320 4299
  • Suites 36-38, 207 Albany Street North, Gosford NSW

Park info

  • in Bouddi National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Bouddi National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day in the Putty Beach precinct. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Central Coast
      (02) 4320 4200
      Contact hours: Monday to Friday, hours vary.
    • Suites 36-38, 207 Albany Street North, Gosford NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4320 4299
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    • Killcare
      (02) 4320 4200 (Central Coast office)
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • Corner of Maitland Bay Drive and The Scenic Rd, Killcare Heights NSW
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Tallow Beach Campground, Bouddi National Park. Photo: Susan Davis