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Bents Basin campground

Bents Basin State Conservation Area


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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
Facilities Amenities block, picnic tables, barbecue facilities, carpark, drinking water, public phone, showers, toilets, electric power
Please note
  • Check in after 12pm. Check out before 11am.
  • The entry gate to the campground on Wolstenholme Ave is locked daily from 7pm during daylight savings, and 4.30pm outside daylight savings. Gate codes will be emailed to campers for access.
  • Bookings for 21 or more campers must contact NPWS Windsor office on 02 4572 3100
  • Rates and availability are displayed when making an online booking
  • A minimum nightly rate applies, which includes the first 2 occupants.
  • Peak season: Start of September school holidays to 30 April, plus all other public holiday and school holiday periods
  • Off peak season: 1 May to start of September school holidays (excluding school holiday and public holiday periods)
  • Kitchen: $65 per day. Shelter: $55 per day.
  • General supplies can be bought from Bringelly (15min drive), Wallacia (20min drive), Narellan (25min drive) and Penrith (40min drive).
Entry fees

Park entry fees are not included in your camping fees.

Bookings Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.
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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
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People swimming in the river. Photo:John Yurasek