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Lake Yarrunga campgrounds: Kangaroo River

Morton National Park

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Overview

Fire affected area

Some areas of this park were affected by fire in 2019/2020. You’ll notice some changes to the landscape, as well as signs of recovery. Some areas may remain closed for longer to allow habitat to recover or because we’re repairing park infrastructure. Stay safe with these after-fire tips for visitors.

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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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.

Accommodation Details
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 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. If you have 13 people or more, you need to contact Wollongong office to make a group booking at npws.illawarrahighlands@environment.nsw.gov.au

Please note
  • Book early, these campgrounds are popular in summer
  • Please only camp within the designated camping areas. If the area you planned to camp is full, please move to the next available campsite.
  • Be aware that sites have been impacted by wildfire. Trees and branches may fall. 
  • Campsites may be impacted by flood debris. This may mean moving to another higher campsite. Be flexible. 
  • This area is part of the Sydney Water Drinking catchment so fires are not permitted. You might want to avoid the cooler months. 
  • Some campsites are still closed due to fire damage. Check alerts for closures.
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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.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Camping also available at

  • The Shoalhaven River arm of Lake Yarrunga. Photo credit: Audrey Kutzner <HTML>&copy; DPIE

    Lake Yarrunga campgrounds: Shoalhaven River

    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.

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Park info

  • 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 and display machines - cash and cards accepted.

    Buy annual pass
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