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Special Offer

Trial Bay Gaol campground

Arakoon National Park

Overview

Special Offer

Wild About Whales deal: Stay 3, Pay 2

Stay 3 nights, pay only 2 nights for stays and bookings made between 1 May and 14 September 2017. Valid for all campsites excluding Bay View sites (#1-19) and powered sites (#45-55 and 61).

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Trial Bay Gaol campground is right by the beach and perfect for a family camping holiday. Bring your caravan, motorhome or tent for a weekend of swimming, fishing and fun.

Accommodation Details
Camping type Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle
Facilities Amenities block, picnic tables, boat ramp, cafe/kiosk, carpark, drinking water, showers, toilets, electric power
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 after 2pm, check out before 12pm.
  • All campers must check in to the office on arrival and late arrivals must contact the office during business hours. Fees apply for late check outs.
  • Back Beach campsites may experience some early morning noise from 4am January to April as fishermen gather for marlin season.
  • 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
  • Only 7 day (Saturday to Saturday) block bookings are available during NSW and QLD school holidays
  • Peak season: December, January and school holidays (excluding winter). 
  • Shoulder season: February to the start of Easter school holidays. 
  • Off-peak season: Rest of year.
Bookings

Use a secure payment gateway to book now. Alternatively, please contact Trial Bay Gaol on (02) 6566 6168 or 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

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Trial Bay Gaol campground offers campsites for tents, caravans and camper trailers in an enviable position beside Front Beach.

Pack your snorkels, swimmers, fishing rod, walking shoes and surfboard, because you’ll have time to use all of these when you’re enjoying this delightful campground and picnic area. And if you’re too tired after a day exploring the park to cook up a barbecue feast, treat yourself to a meal at the Trial Bay Restaurant. It's the ideal place for families to take a weekend break in the beautiful Arakoon National Park.

Thinking of going in winter? Make sure you take your binoculars - Arakoon is a great place to see whales making their annual migration north. And even better in spring as they make their way south hugging the coast and resting with their calves in Trial Bay, just off the campground.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Tours and events at this location

  • Kangaroo in Trial Bay Gaol campground, Arakoon National Park. Photo: Susan Phillips

    Meet the roving ranger: Arakoon

    If you're staying at Trial Bay campground these school holidays, have a chat with our friendly roving ranger and find out about campground recycling. Learn about your new neighbours – the local wildlife.

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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

Conservation program:

Saving our Species conservation program

Saving our Species is a innovative conservation program in NSW. It aims to halt and reverse the growing numbers of Australian animals and plants facing extinction. This program aims to secure as many threatened species that can be secured in the wild as possible, for the next 100 years. 

Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken
Looking along the beach near the campground. Photo:Debby McGerty