Broughton Island campground
Myall Lakes National Park
Broughton Island campground is the only place in NSW where you can camp among an active seabird colony.
|Number of campsites||5|
|Camping type||Tent, Remote/backpack camping|
|What to bring||Drinking water, cooking water, food supplies|
No park entry fees apply at this campground. See vehicle fees for other areas in Myall Lakes National Park.
|Bookings||Bookings for up to 2 sites and 12 people can be made online.|
|Group bookings||This campground is not suitable for group bookings.|
Camping on Broughton Island is a truly special experience. Located in Myall Lakes National Park, you'll be camping amongst an active seabird colony- it’s a key breeding site for wedge-tailed shearwaters.
There are plenty of opportunities for water activities, including swimming, fishing, boating, snorkelling and scuba diving. You’ll find sandy beaches within Esmeralda Cove.
With only five campsites, you’ll feel like you own the island. The campground is fairly basic, so you’ll have to bring all your equipment and supplies with you, including water. You must book and pre-pay for a campsite prior to arriving at the island.
Broughton Island walking tracks are a great way for nature lovers to explore this remote island, accessible by boat from Port Stephens. Follow this family-friendly network of walking tracks to wild beaches and stunning lookouts.
The Gould's petrel is Australia's rarest endemic seabird, with over 95 percent of the species breeding on the islands around Port Stephens. NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is working with the Saving our Species conservation program and partners to reverse the decline in population numbers by restoring habitat to encourage a strong breeding colony.
Using Google Street View Trekker, we've captured imagery across a range of NSW national parks and attractions. Get a bird's eye view of these incredible landscapes before setting off on your own adventure.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Nelson Bay office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 02 4984 8200
- Level 1, 12B Teramby Road, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
- in Myall Lakes National Park in the North Coast region
Myall Lakes 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/card operated pay machines at Mungo Brush campground. Day passes are also available from the Manning Great Lakes Area Office, Bulahdelah Visitor Information Centre and the Hawks Nest Newsagency. You can also pay for your visit via the Park’nPay app.
Bombah Point ferry fees may also apply (cash payment only).Buy annual pass