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Bents Basin campground

Bents Basin State Conservation Area

Closed due to current alerts 

Overview

Campground booking required

All campgrounds in NSW national parks require a booking. Click the 'search availability' button to see the dates available and any restrictions. If there's no availability you may not travel to, or stay at a campground. To prepare for your camping trip, read these camping safety tips.

A great family camping spot in Sydney, Bents Basin campground offers sites for tents, trailer and caravans in a scenic location by the water – go fishing and kayaking.

Accommodation Details
Camping type Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle
Where 525 Wolstenholme Avenue, Greendale, NSW, 2745 - in Bents Basin State Conservation Area
Facilities Amenities block, picnic tables, barbecue facilities, carpark, drinking water, public phone, showers, toilets, electric power
What to bring Firewood
Entry fees

Park entry fees are not included in your camping fees.

Bookings Bookings are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.
Please note
  • Check in 2pm, check out before 10am.
  • The entry gate to the campground on Wolstenholme Ave is locked daily from 5pm (May to September) or 8pm (October to April). Gate codes will be emailed after you book.

Bents Basin offers a camping experience that is within easy reach of urban Sydney suburbs. It’s an open, grassy campground bordered by trees on one side and featuring Bents Basin on the other.

Take your pick of campsites, pitch your tent or bring your caravan or trailer along. It’s a great choice whether you are going family camping or camping with a larger group.

Once you’ve set up camp, what you do next is up to you; relax by the Basin, take a walk along Caleys lookout track, go for a paddle or try your hand at fishing, or if you’re feeling hungry, start up the barbecue to cook your lunch.

You’ll find excellent facilities, including a camp kitchen ideal for group bookings and hot showers – a welcome luxury after a day exploring this park.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Things to do:

Bents Basin wombat program

Wombats aren’t just cute – they’re also 'nature's bulldozers' and the most intelligent marsupial. In Bents Basin State Conservation Area they're threatened by mange. Help us treat them to ensure their ongoing presence in this area.

Common wombat. Photo: Steve Townsend

 

How to camp like a boss

For some, camping's as natural as hopping is to kangaroos. For others, it's full of frustration, mishaps and teeth-gritting ‘woulda coulda shoulda’s’. Arm yourself with these hacks and you’ll be the envy of fellow campers.

A man stands near a tent next to a river, with 2 canoes by the bank. Photo: Tim Clark/OEH

Bookings

Park info

  • in Bents Basin State Conservation Area in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Bents Basin State Conservation Area opens at 8am and closes at 5pm (8pm during daylight savings). The park may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. Day passes are available from on-park pay machines that accept coins and credit cards, and you can also pay for your visit via the Park’nPay app.

    Buy annual pass
See more visitor info