Lake Yarrunga campgrounds: Shoalhaven River
Morton National Park
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
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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.
|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||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 Nowra office to make a group booking.|
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.
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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.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Nowra office
- Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.
- 02 4428 6300
- 104 Flatrock Road, West Nowra NSW 2541
- 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