The Ruins campground and picnic area
Booti Booti National Park
Located just 15km south of Forster, The Ruins campground is well equipped and a convenient base to explore nearby beaches, swimming, walking and whale watching activities.
|Number of campsites||98|
|Camping type||Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle|
|Facilities||Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, carpark, drinking water, showers, toilets, electric power|
Park entry fees apply and are not included in your camping fees.
For stays before 4 September 2018: Bookings are not available. The campground operates on a first-come, first-served basis, with fees payable at the campground.
For stays from Tuesday 4 September 2018: Use a secure payment gateway to book now. 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.
From rugged campers to casual caravaners, The Ruins campground is the perfect spot for nearly anyone. A beautiful area fringed by cabbage tree palms and paperbarks, it has everything you need, from picnic tables and barbecues to hot showers and drinking water.
But the real charm lies in what’s nearby. Don’t forget your swimmers–whether you prefer the beach or a sheltered lake, both are just a stone’s throw away. Seven Mile Beach offers gorgeous sand and whale watching in the winter. Wallis Lake is perfect for relaxing beneath a tree or launching the kayak for a cool afternoon paddle.
You can even hike along the Booti Hill and Wallis Lake walking track, which includes scenic lookouts and a direct link to Elizabeth Beach - perfect for surfing and seasonally patrolled. Keep your eyes open for graceful shore birds along the challenging walk.
But if all else fails and you just feel like taking time out relaxing with a coffee and a newspaper, The Ruins campground is also an easy drive from cafes in Pacific Palms.
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 9am-5pm 7 days
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles)
- (02) 9585 6831
- in Booti Booti National Park in the North Coast region
Booti Booti 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-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.Buy an annual pass.
- Great Lakes (Pacific Palms)
(02) 6591 0300
Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday (closed public holidays)
- "The Ruins" Camping Ground, Booti Booti National Park, The Lakes Way, Pacific Palms NSW
- Fax: (02) 6554 0489
- Great Lakes (Pacific Palms)