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Cattai campground

“We took the kids camping for the first time last weekend. Cattai was the perfect choice – lots to do and we didn’t have to go far from home.”

Cattai campground is a great place for a weekend getaway with family or friends and a good place to stop with your campervan on a driving tour.

Once you’ve picked the perfect campsite and pitched your tent, it’s time to start exploring. Kids will love the wide open space that is great for bike riding, playing and running, plus the campground is right near the Hawkesbury River, meaning fishing, canoeing and kayaking opportunities are all nearby. There are shady spots to enjoy a barbecue dinner and the picnic area is nearby for lunchtime activities.

There’s also the historic Cattai Homestead, a short walk or drive from campground. It’s an important part of Australian history so be sure to check it out.

You’ll probably be woken by the call of birds in the morning, and you may see a kangaroo peeking at you through the bushland on a morning walk to the lookout over Hawkesbury River.


Getting there

Getting there:

Cattai campground is located in the Cattai Farm section of Cattai National Park. To get there, take Cattai Road or Wisemans Ferry Road to the park. Look for the park turnoff and follow this road to the end.

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Important info

Types of camping:

Camper trailer site, Camping beside my vehicle, Don't mind a short walk to tent


  • Amenities block
  • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)
  • Picnic tables
  • Hot showers
  • Flush toilets

You should know:

  • 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.
  • Sites are unpowered and not marked
  • Please note that caravans are not permitted at Cattai campground
  • The sites may only be occupied by the number of people specified in the reservation
  • This campground is suitable for group bookings. Groups over 20 need to book through the area office on (02) 4572 3100.
  • Fires are allowed in designated barbecues only. Please bring your own cut firewood. Collection of timber from the park is not permitted.
  • The use of heat beads is not permitted. Portable off-the-ground barbecues are allowed
  • Generators and chainsaws are not permitted
  • There is mobile phone coverage at the campground
  • Check-in time 9am, check-out time 12 midday
  • Please take all rubbish with you on your departure
  • Campers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult unless prior arrangements have been made with the area office
  • Cattai National Park, including the campground is locked overnight. An emergency after-hours gate code will be issued with your reservation confirmation.
  • The water available at Cattai campground needs to be treated before drinking. It’s a good idea to bring your own supply for cooking and drinking.
  • NSW National Parks are now no smoking areas
  • Pets are not permitted

Wheelchair access:


  • Assistance may be required to access this area
  • The campground is mostly flat, with grass and gravel terrain, making it moderately wheelchair-accessible.
  • There is an accessible toilet at the main amenities block.


Vehicle entry fee: $7 per vehicle per day. Please note vehicle entrance fees are not included in your accommodation or camping fees. Purchase at the local office or buy an annual pass online.

Camping fees: All campsites – site fee: $20 (2-person inclusive). $10 additional adult (16 years+), $5 additional child (5-15 years), infants free (0-4 years).

Book online now:

Use a secure payment gateway to book now.

Alternatively, please contact the Customer Experience Team on 13000 PARKS (13000 72757).

NB: All reservations incur a booking fee of 2.5% in addition to the total amount payable

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Kangaroo. Photo: John Yurasek