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Mackaway Bay campground

Myall Lakes National Park


Secluded and tranquil, boat-based Mackaway Bay campground is ideal for a weekend getaway.

Accommodation Details
Number of campsites 3
Camping type Tent, Remote/backpack camping
Facilities Barbecue facilities
What to bring Drinking water, cooking water, firewood
  • Peak season: NSW school holidays, December, January and public holiday long weekends. $12 per adult per night. $6 per child per night.
  • Off-peak season: All other times. $8.50 per adult per night. $4 per child per night.
Entry fees

Vehicle entry fees are not included in your camping fees.

Bookings Bookings are not required at this campground. Campsites are available on a first-in first-served basis.
Please note

This is a remote campground, so please make sure you arrive well prepared.

When you paddle across the lake to get to Mackaway Bay campground, you may well feel like you’re a castaway on a desert island. This small and secluded boat-based camping spot is located on the narrow waterway between Two Mile and Boolambayte Lakes just north of Korsmans Landing campground. Sheltered from the southerly winds, this rustic campsite is perfect for an intimate nature escape for friends or couples.

Pull up in your canoe and set up your campsite among the eucalypts and paperbarks. Boil up the billy and take in the scenic lake and bush views. If you’re lucky, you might have the place to yourselves. However, you might have to share with the eastern grey kangaroos and red-necked wallabies.

Spend your days swimming and relaxing. When evening falls, stoke up the fire and cook up a meal over the flames, then fall asleep to the gentle lapping of the waters.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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Park info

  • in Myall Lakes National Park in the North Coast region
  • Myall Lakes National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day.

    The park has coin/card operated pay and display machines at Mungo Brush campground. NPWS visitor service officers regularly visit camping areas to collect fees from campers and sell annual passes. Day passes and annual passes also available from the Great Lakes Area Office, Bulahdelah and Tea Gardens Visitor Information Centres, and other local outlets.

    Bombah Point ferry fees may also apply (cash payment only).

    Buy annual pass
See more visitor info
Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse. Photo: John Spencer