Lake Yarrunga campgrounds: Kangaroo River
Morton National Park
Hop in your canoe and camp along the waterways of Kangaroo Valley. Paddle east from Tallowa Dam to the Kangaroo River section of Lake Yarrunga. You can only reach these riverside campsites by kayak or canoe.
|Camping type||Tent, Remote/backpack camping|
|Facilities||Boat ramp, toilets|
|What to bring||Drinking water, cooking water, fuel stove, ice, toilet paper, torch, food supplies, first aid kit, topographic map, gps, compass, personal locator beacon, insect repellent, sunscreen|
|Price||There are no camping fees at this campground but a $6 booking fee applies.|
|Group bookings||Bookings for up to 4 sites and 12 people can be made online. School groups and commercial tour operators can submit a group booking enquiry form.|
When you really want to escape and recharge, try peaceful riverside camping at Lake Yarrunga. Starting from Talllow Dam, launch your canoe or kayak and paddle east (downstream) through towering sandstone cliffs and patches of forest.
It’s an ideal flat water kayaking adventure for beginner paddlers and families because there are no powered boats or rapids. This area was once a ‘wild’ river and was dammed to provide water for Sydney and Nowra.
Spend your days on the water meandering through the creeks, tributaries and gorges. Azure kingfishers can be seen close to water’s edge all year round and you might spot water dragons diving off into the water when they have company. Wake up to birdsong and catch the sunrise before paddling back to civilisation.
Camping also available at
For a remote camping escape near Kangaroo Valley, paddle west from Tallowa Dam and camp in the Shoalhaven River section of Lake Yarrunga. You can only reach these riverside campsites by kayak or canoe.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre
- 9am to 4pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- 02 4887 8270
- 1301 Nowra Road, Fitzroy Falls NSW 2577
- in Morton National Park in the South Coast and Country NSW regions
Morton National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Parts of the south-eastern area of this park were once used for military training and may contain unexploded artillery shells. These areas have restrictions in place for your safety.
Park entry fees:
Fitzroy Falls: $4 per vehicle per day. Bundanoon area: $8 per vehicle per day. The park has pay machines - cash and cards accepted.Buy annual pass