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Depot Beach campground

Murramarang National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Depot Beach campground.

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    Depot Beach campground is in the central precinct of Murramarang National Park. To get there:

    • From the Princes Highway enter the national park via Mount Agony Road
    • Take the right fork onto North Durras Road
    • Then take Depot Beach Road to the campground

    Park entry points

    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather

    Parking

    • Parking is available on your campsite for 1 vehicle.
    • Parking for tent-only sites is available on the perimeter of the tent-only camp area.
    • Limited additional parking is available within Depot Beach campground carpark.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Murramarang National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

    Spring

    Spring is a great time to dust off your hiking boots and take to the park's tracks. Try the Pretty Beach to Durras Mountain walk for spectacular views of the coast and ranges.

    Summer

    There's no better time to head down the coast and catch some sunshine. With crystal clear waters for swimming and snorkelling, a beach camping trip is the ideal way to enjoy the Aussie summer.

    Winter

    Birdwatching opportunities abound at this time of year, see if you can catch the courting displays of lyrebirds in the park's rainforest areas.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    16°C and 25°C

    Highest recorded

    43.3°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    7°C and 16°C

    Lowest recorded

    0°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    March

    Driest month

    August

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    275.3mm

    Facilities

    • Campsites are marked. Sites are suitable for caravans, camper trailers, campervans and tents.
    • Firewood, gas (swap-and-go) and ice can be purchased at the campground.
    • Please put your rubbish in the garbage and recycle bins at the park entrance.
    • Depot Beach cabins are also available.

    Toilets

    • Flush toilets

    Picnic tables

    Barbecue facilities

    Shared covered picnic shelters with electric barbecues and a pizza oven.

    • Gas/electric barbecues (free)
    • Fire rings (bring your own firewood)

    Carpark

    Drinking water

    Water within the campground should be boiled before drinking.

    Public phone

    There's no mobile phone coverage at Depot Beach. A public phone is available for emergency service calls (during office hours).

    Showers

    $1 coin for 4 minutes of hot water.

    • Hot showers

    Electric power

    Powered and unpowered sites are available. Power is not available elsewhere in the campground.

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    Beach safety

    Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

    Camping safety

    Whether you're pitching your tent on the coast or up on the mountains, there are many things to consider when camping in NSW national parks. Find out how to stay safe when camping.

    Fire safety

    During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

    Fishing safety

    Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing safety tips.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    Accessibility

    Disability access level - medium

    • Assistance may be required to access this area
    • The campground has a wheelchair-accessible toilet and shower accessed via ramp
    • The beach can be reached with assistance.

    Permitted

    Camp fires and solid fuel burners

    Fires are permitted only in the fire rings provided. BYO firewood or purchase on-site. No fires may be lit on the ground.

    Prohibited

    Gathering firewood

    Firewood may not be collected from the park. Please bring your own supply or purchase at the campground

    Generators

    Pets

    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the OEH pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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    Looking through the trees out to sea on sunset. Photo:John Yurasek