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Gillards campground

Mimosa Rocks National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Gillards campground.

Getting there and parking

Gillards campground is in the southern part of Mimosa Rocks National Park.  To get there turn off the Tathra-Bermagui road onto Gillards Road, about 5km south of Tanja and 9km north of Tathra.

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available next to your campsite. There is a limit of 1 vehicle per campsite.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Mimosa Rocks National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

Spring

Head to one of the park's headlands for great whale watching – don't forget your binoculars for up close views.

Summer

A great time for a family camping holiday by the beach, try Aragunnu campground or Gillards campground .

Winter

Keep your eyes on the parks winter-flowering plants, like spotted gums, mugga ironbark and coastal banksia for honeaters and lorikeets.

Facilities

  • Firewood is not provided and cannot be collected from the park. Please bring your own firewood, or you can purchase firewood in nearby towns.
  • Water is not available at this campground.
  • Free gas barbecues are available in nearby picnic areas

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)

Carpark

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

The introduced European wasp has been seen at this campground. European wasps are attracted to food (picnics, barbecues, sugary drinks). 

If you see a wasp, move away. Don't aggravate the wasps or try to kill or destroy a nest. If aggravated, this wasp can sting many times. If stung apply first aid and seek further medical advice. Stings to the face and neck or multiple stings may lead to severe swelling or an allergic reaction. If this happens and the person has difficulty breathing, call Triple Zero (000).

Please report wasp sightings to NPWS on (02) 4476 0800.

Beach safety

Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

Due to the strong rips and currents at Gillards Beach, swimming is not encouraged. There are many safe swimming beaches in nearby areas, including Tathra, Bermagui and Merimbula.

Camping safety

Whether you're pitching your tent on the coast or up on the mountains, there are many things to consider when camping in NSW national parks. Find out how to stay safe when camping.

Fire safety

During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

Fishing safety

Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing safety tips.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Permitted

Fishing

A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.

Prohibited

Gathering firewood

Firewood cannot be collected in Mimosa Rocks National Park. Penalties apply.

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dogs and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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