Broughton Island campground
Myall Lakes National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Broughton Island campground.
Getting there and parking
Broughton Island campground is part of Myall Lakes National Park. Access is by vessel only. If travelling by private vessel, you should register your movements with Marine Rescue Port Stephens on marine radio prior to travel, or you can organise transport with a tour operator. Please be advised that tour operator schedules and prices vary, so we recommend that you contact the tour operator before booking your campsite to ensure that transport is available and the costs suit your requirements.
Guided tours and transport services run to the island by the following tour operators:
- Moonshadow - TQC Cruises (guided day trips only)
- Let's Go Adventures (pre-arranged transfer services only)
- Imagine Cruises (guided tours only)
- Cruiseability (pre-arranged transfer services only)
Access to the campground is via Esmeralda Cove, on the south-eastern side of the island. The moorings in Esmeralda Cove are all privately owned and cannot be used by the general public.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Myall Lakes National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
A good time to visit when the weather is a little cooler and the park is less busy.
Magnificent wildflower displays as they bloom across the heathlands.
Look for dolphins swimming among the waves.
Head to Sugarloaf Point to watch for whales on their annual migration.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
19°C and 27°C
10°C and 19°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
- There are three timber camping platforms and two grassy sites. You can select which site you’d like when booking.
- If you decide to camp on a timber platform, bring some extra rope to assist in securing tents to anchor points.
- Water is not available at this campground.
- Weather and sea conditions can change rapidly and may delay your departure from the island, so be prepared with adequate food supplies.
- There is no power on the island
- There is very little shade on the island
- Campers are required to take all rubbish with them on departure
- Non-flush toilets
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - no wheelchair access
- Fireworks are prohibited
- Amplified music is not permitted
Camp fires and solid fuel burners
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.
- 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. NPWS staff regularly visit areas to collect day use fees. Day passes are also available from the Manning Great Lakes Area Office, Tea Gardens Visitor Information Centre, Bulahdelah Visitor Information Centre and the Hawks Nest Newsagency.
Bombah Point ferry fees may also apply (cash payment only).Buy annual pass