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Broughton Island campground

Myall Lakes National Park

Overview

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Broughton Island campground is the only place in NSW where you can camp among an active seabird colony.

Accommodation Details
Number of campsites 5
Camping type Tent, Remote/backpack camping
Facilities Toilets
Please note
  • Reservations can be made for any arrival within the next 6 months. Terms and conditions apply.
  • Check in after 11am. Check out before 11am.
  • Broughton Island is only accessible by boat
  • Weather and sea conditions can change rapidly and may delay your departure from the island. Please be prepared with adequate food supplies.
  • Mobile phone coverage is intermittent and unreliable
  • If travelling to the island by private vessel, campers are encouraged to register their movements with Marine Rescue Port Stephens, (02) 4981 3585.
  • 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.
  • Maximum 14 night stays
Entry fees

No park entry fees apply at this campground. See vehicle fees for other areas in Myall Lakes National Park.

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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Camping on Broughton Island is a truly special experience. Located in Myall Lakes National Park, you'll be camping amongst an active seabird colony- it’s a key breeding site for wedge-tailed shearwaters.

There are plenty of opportunities for water activities, including swimming, fishing, boating, snorkelling and scuba diving. You’ll find sandy beaches within Esmeralda Cove.

With only five campsites, you’ll feel like you own the island. The campground is fairly basic, so you’ll have to bring all your equipment and supplies with you, including water. You must book and pre-pay for a campsite prior to arriving at the island.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Operated by

  • Nelson Bay
  • 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
  • (02) 4984 8200
  • (02) 4981 5918
  • Level 1, 12B Teramby Road, Nelson Bay NSW

Park info

  • in Myall Lakes National Park in the North Coast region
  • Myall Lakes 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.

    The park has coin/card operated pay and display machines at Mungo Brush campground. NPWS visitor service officers regularly visit camping areas to collect fees from campers and sell annual passes. Day passes and annual passes also available from the Great Lakes Area Office, Bulahdelah and Tea Gardens Visitor Information Centres, and other local outlets.

    Bombah Point ferry fees may also apply (cash payment only).

    Buy an annual pass.
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    • Nelson Bay
      (02) 4984 8200
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
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Broughton Island Campground, Myall Lakes National Park. Photo: John Spencer