Myall Lakes National Park
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For boat-based camping near Nelson Bay, Freshwater campground is a secluded camping spot in Myall Lakes National Park. You can get there by boat or by walking along a 2km trail.
|Number of campsites||7|
|Camping type||Tent, Remote/backpack camping|
|Facilities||Barbecue facilities, toilets|
|What to bring||Drinking water, cooking water, insect repellent, firewood|
|Price||Rates and availability are displayed when making an online booking.|
Park entry fees apply in addition to camping fees.
|Bookings||Bookings are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.|
Located between Nelson Bay and Seal Rocks, Freshwater campground offers remote bush camping with pretty views across Two Mile Lake. The shallow waters and sandy beaches make it a perfect camping holiday for families with older children or backpack campers. Spend your days exploring the nearby walking and cycling trails or enjoy swimming and boating on the lake.
Pitch your tent, light a campfire and relax with a cup of tea as the kids swim and paddle in the lake's calm waters. Paperbark trees fringe the shoreline and the twisting angophora trees offer shade.
The charm of this campground is that it’s tucked away from everything. But if you want to explore other parts of the park, hop in your boat and head to Mungo Brush campground where you can take the short stroll along Mungo Rainforest walk and stop for a barbecue lunch.
If you’ve got a few days and a bike in tow, ride some or all of the Mining Road to Old Gibber Road cycling trail. Then head back to your campsite to enjoy the stillness and beauty of the sunset over the lake.
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Things to do:
Dark Point Aboriginal Place, in southern Myall Lakes National Park, is a culturally significant site for the Worimi people with scenic coastal views across to Broughton Island.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Booti Booti Office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm. Closed public holidays.
- 02 6591 0300
- The Ruins campground, Booti Booti National Park, 4374 The Lakes Way, Booti Booti 2428
- 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 and display machines at Mungo Brush campground. NPWS visitor service officers regularly visit camping areas to collect fees from campers and sell annual passes. Day passes and annual passes also available from the Great Lakes Area Office, Bulahdelah and Tea Gardens Visitor Information Centres, and other local outlets.
Bombah Point ferry fees may also apply (cash payment only).Buy annual pass