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Gentlemans Halt campground

Marramarra National Park

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Overview

COVID-safe travel from 1 June 2020

All camping in NSW national parks requires a booking. Click the book now button to see availability and restrictions. To prepare for your camping trip, read these camping safety tips.

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Pitch your tent at Gentlemans Halt campground, deep within Marramarra National Park, where you're likely to have the remote bushland and Hawkesbury River views to yourself.

Accommodation Details
Camping type Tent, Remote/backpack camping
Facilities Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, toilets
What to bring Drinking water, cooking water, firewood
Price Free. There are no camping fees at this campground but a $6 booking fee applies.
Bookings Bookings are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.
Please note
  • Sites are unmarked and unpowered
  • This campground is suitable for groups
  • This is a remote campground, so please make sure you arrive well-prepared
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The 10km walk in to this remote campground is worth it for the serenity when you arrive. The hike in, along Canoelands Ridge walking track, offers stunning views of sandstone ridges and the Hawkesbury River. Once you arrive, it's time to relax by the river, spot sea eagles and wedge-tail eagles soaring above the trees, and catch a glimpse of lyrebirds and bandicoots who often visit at dusk and dawn.

Gentlemans Halt is also a great place to explore by water. Paddle in by kayak or canoe, or anchor your boat and enjoy a night sleeping under the stars in this back-to-basics campground, north of Sydney. 

It's believed that Governor Phillip camped at Gentlemans Halt in 1789 during his explorations of Hawkesbury River. Today, you'll find it much the same - picturesque and remote bushland with great views across the river, and not a soul in sight.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.