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Crowdy Gap campground

Crowdy Bay National Park

Overview

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A good spot for group camping trips, pitch your tent or park your caravan at Crowdy Gap campground in Crowdy Bay National Park. The beach is just a short walk away.

Accommodation Details
Number of campsites 10
Camping type Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle
Facilities Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, carpark, showers, 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 time 12 noon. Check out time 11am.
  • Campsites are marked, unpowered and suitable for tents (maximum 6 guests) and small caravans/campers under 4.6m (maximum 4 guests)
  • Each campsite has a fire ring with hot plate
  • Campers wanting to book more than 2 sites are required to make arrangements directly with the Taree office on (02) 6552 4097
  • This is a remote campground, so please make sure you arrive well-prepared
  • There is no public phone available in the campground, however there is mobile reception.
Price
  • Rates and availability are displayed when making an online booking.
  • A minimum daily rate applies, which includes the first 2 occupants.
  • $24 per night (2-person inclusive). $12 per additional adult (16+ years) per nights. $6 per additional child (5-15 years) per night. Infants free (0-4 years).
Entry fees

Park entry fees are not included in your camping fees.

Bookings Use a secure gateway to book online. Alternatively, please contact the National Parks Contact Centre on 13000 PARKS (13000 72757). All reservations incur a booking fee of 2.5% in addition to the total amount payable. Sites may only be occupied by the number of people specified in the reservation.
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The only campground at the southern end of Crowdy Bay National Park, Crowdy Gap campground is located behind the sand dunes on the edge of Crowdy Bay on the site of an old dairy farm.

Set up camp among the banksias and pink-barked angophoras, inhale the fresh coastal breeze, and unpack your swimmers for a beachside camping holiday. It’s an easy walk through lush rainforest and sand dunes to Crowdy Beach. Spend your days diving into the clear blue waves, fishing, and walking the golden beaches. As the sun sets, gather together and cook up your catch over the barbecue.

A place of significance to the local Birpai Aboriginal people, shell middens are dotted through the dunes, indicating this was an area of plenty for fish, shellfish and wallabies.

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

  • Taree
  • 9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
  • (02) 6552 4097
  • (02) 6551 0575
  • 78 Hargreaves Drive, Taree NSW

Park info

  • in Crowdy Bay National Park in the North Coast region
  • Crowdy Bay 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. Pay park entry fees at the Diamond Head campground onsite office.

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Port Macquarie
      (02) 6588 5555
      Contact hours: 9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 22 Blackbutt Road, Port Macquarie NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6588 5500
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Gum trees. Photo: Debby McGerty