Shelly Beach campground
Myall Lakes National Park
Flood affected area
This campground is closed until mid-September to recover from severe floods. We're repairing damage to ensure safe access for visitors.
COVID-safe travel from 1 June 2020
All camping in NSW national parks requires a booking. Click the book now button to see availability and restrictions. To prepare for your camping trip, read these camping safety tips.
Pitch your tent at Shelly Beach campground on the edge of the lake, which offers scenic views, birdwatching and paddling in Myall Lakes National Park. Access is by foot, bicycle or boat only.
|Number of campsites||18|
|Camping type||Tent, Remote/backpack camping|
|Facilities||Barbecue facilities, toilets|
|What to bring||Drinking water, cooking water, firewood|
Rates and availability are displayed when making an online booking.
|Entry fees||Park entry fees apply|
|Bookings||Bookings are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.|
If you’re ready for a real adventure surrounded by nature, head for Shelly Beach campground. This idyllic lakeside camping spot is accessed by boat or canoe, or via a 3 hour walk or shorter cycle along Mining Road fire trail / Old Gibber Road fire trail.
When you arrive you’ll know that you’ve arrived somewhere special. Pitch your tent on the edge of one of Australia’s largest protected wetlands in Myall Lakes National Park, and gaze across the expanse to McGraths Island. Indulge in a spot of birdwatching, as white faced herons and darters are often seen fishing in these waters.
At night, after a campfire barbecue, grab the torch and check out the local wildlife such as sugar gliders and tiger quolls. When it’s time to call it a night, fall asleep to the gentle sounds of the bush.
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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. NPWS staff regularly visit areas to collect day use fees. Day passes are also available from the Manning Great Lakes Area Office, Tea Gardens Visitor Information Centre, Bulahdelah Visitor Information Centre and the Hawks Nest Newsagency.
Bombah Point ferry fees may also apply (cash payment only).Buy annual pass