Mackaway Bay campground
Myall Lakes National Park
Secluded and tranquil, boat-based Mackaway Bay campground is ideal for a weekend getaway.
|Number of campsites||3|
|Camping type||Tent, Remote/backpack camping|
|What to bring||Drinking water, cooking water, firewood|
Vehicle entry fees are not included in your camping fees.
|Bookings||Bookings are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.|
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.
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Booti Booti Office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm. Closed public holidays.
- 02 6591 0300
- The Ruins campground, Booti Booti National Park, 4374 The Lakes Way, Booti Booti 2428
- 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 machines at Mungo Brush campground. Day passes are also available from the Manning Great Lakes Area Office, Bulahdelah Visitor Information Centre and the Hawks Nest Newsagency.
Bombah Point ferry fees may also apply (cash payment only).Buy annual pass
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