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Tattersalls campground

Karuah National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Tattersalls campground.

Getting there and parking

Tattersalls campground is in Karuah National Park. To get there:

  • Turn onto Bucketts Way from Pacific Highway
  • Continue for approximately 9km then turn right onto Hobarts Road, just past Limeburners Creek.
  • Continue for approximately 4km then turn right onto Tattersalls Road
  • Follow for another 2km until you reach the campground

Road quality

Check the weather before you set out as the road to Tattersalls campground can become boggy when it rains.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles (no long vehicle access)

Weather restrictions

  • 4WD required in wet weather

Parking

Parking is available at Tattersalls campground.

Best times to visit

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

Autumn

Pack your fishing gear and head to the river at this popular fishing spot.

Spring

See how the wildflowers bring the bush to life in spring.

Summer

Launch your kayak, canoe or boat and explore the reserve by water.

Winter

Get cosy around the campfires on those cold winter nights.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

12°C to 28°C

Highest recorded

40.6°C

Winter temperature

Average

3°C to 18°C

Lowest recorded

-4.4°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

March

Driest month

September

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

573.8mm

Facilities

  • Water is not available at this campground, so you'll need to bring your own supply.
  • Rubbish bins are not available – please take rubbish with you when leaving.

Amenities

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)
  • Fire rings (bring your own firewood)

Boat ramp

Carpark

Safety messages

Boating safety

If you're out on your boat fishing, waterskiing or just cruising the waterways, the safety of you and your passengers is paramount.

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.

This park or attraction is in a remote location, so please ensure you’re well-prepared, bring appropriate clothing and equipment and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans.

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. You’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Paddling safety

To make your paddling or kayaking adventure safer and more enjoyable, check out these paddling safety tips.

Accessibility

Disability access level - hard

Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty

Permitted

Fishing

A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.

Generators

Generators are permitted to be used in particular areas within this campground.

Prohibited

Noise restrictions apply at this campground.

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.

Tattersalls campground

Park info

  • in Karuah National Park in the North Coast region
  • Karuah National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Nelson Bay
      (02) 4984 8200
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • Level 1, 12B Teramby Road, Nelson Bay NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4981 5918
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Tattersalls campground, Karuah National Park. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government