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Lake Yarrunga campgrounds: Shoalhaven River

Morton National Park

Affected by closures, check current alerts 


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.

Accommodation Details
Camping type Tent, Remote/backpack camping
Facilities Boat ramp, toilets
What to bring Drinking water, cooking water, toilet paper, torch, topographic map, first aid kit, fuel stove, gps, food supplies, personal locator beacon, ice
Price There are no camping fees at this campground but a $6 booking fee applies.
Group bookings Book up to 12 people or 4 sites online. For larger groups, make a group booking enquiry.
Please note
  • You are booking an unassigned campsite. If your preferred camping area is full, please move to another campsite along the river.
  • Only camp within the designated camping areas for your safety
  • Book early, these campgrounds are popular in summer.
  • 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.

Tucked away in a quiet pocket of the Shoalhaven hinterland, this peaceful part of Morton National Park feels remote and isolated but you’re never too far from town.

Starting from Talllow Dam, launch your canoe or kayak and paddle west (upstream). 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.

Wake up to glistening lake views and head out for day on the water. Lake Yarrunga was formed from flooding a river–so there’s spectacular towering cliffs as you paddle upstream. Look out for the vivid blue-green foliage of coastal Myall, a type of wattle that bursts with golden blossoms in spring.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Camping also available at

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

    Lake Yarrunga campgrounds: Kangaroo River

    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.


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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 machines - cash and cards accepted.

    Buy annual pass
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