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Racecourse campground

Goolawah National Park

Overview

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.

Accommodation Details
Number of campsites 20
Camping type Tent, Camper trailer site, Camping beside my vehicle
Facilities Showers, toilets
Price

Daily rate: $24 per site per night (2-person inclusive). $12 per additional adult (16+ years). $6 per child (5-15 years). Cash only.

Children under 5 years free. Maximum site sizes apply.

Bookings

Bookings are not available at this campground.

Please note
  • This is a remote campground, so please make sure you arrive well-prepared.
  • Noise restrictions apply after 10pm at this campground.
  • There are no marked sites.

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.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.
Racecourse campground, Goolawah National Park. Photo: John Spencer