Goolawah National Park
Campground booking required
You will need to plan ahead and make a booking if you'd like to stay at this campground.
Fishing, birdwatching, surfing and whale watching are just some of the things to do at Racecourse campground, a great beach camping site near Crescent Head and Kempsey.
|Number of campsites||20|
|Camping type||Tent, Camper trailer site, Camping beside my vehicle|
|What to bring||Drinking water, cooking water, fuel stove|
|Bookings||Bookings are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.|
Positioned right on Goolawah Beach, Racecourse campground puts you in pole position for exquisite scenic views and marine wildlife-spotting. Surrounded by paperbarks and coastal banksia, protected from those gusting southerlies by Racecourse Headland, this beach camping spot is a secluded gem.
Set up your tent or trailer and revel in the feeling of freedom. With few facilities and no distractions, your time is all your own. Try the renowned surf break, go snorkelling or fishing, or see if you can spy a dolphin or two.
Depending when you visit, you’ll find this beachside campground either relatively empty or awash with surfers and small groups. Summer boasts a lively vibe, while other seasons offer more opportunity for quiet.
In this picturesque part of the world, it’s just as much fun to watch as it is to do. Go birdwatching or whale watching. Sit by the water and gauge the ever-changing mood of the ocean, get up early to see the sun rise.
Delicate campground, in Goolawah Regional Park near Crescent Head, offers beach camping and caravan camping and welcomes those camping with dogs. It’s the ideal Kempsey region camping spot.
Melaleuca campground is Limeburners Creek’s best-kept secret. It provides a peaceful sanctuary for walking, surfing, swimming, and relaxing coastal camping.
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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
- Kempsey office
- Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6561 6700
- 247 Old Station Rd, Verges Creek NSW 2440
- in Goolawah National Park in the North Coast region
Goolawah National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Things to do (18)
- Beach (1)
- Birdwatching and wildlife encounters (5)
- Cafes and kiosks (1)
- Cycling (1)
- Educational activities (1)
- Environmental appreciation/study (2)
- Fishing (1)
- Historic heritage (1)
- Picnics and barbecues (1)
- Sightseeing (7)
- Surfing (3)
- Swimming (3)
- Visitor centres (1)
- Walking (12)