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Shelly Beach campground

Myall Lakes National Park

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Overview

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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.

Accommodation Details
Number of campsites 18
Camping type Tent, Remote/backpack camping
Facilities Barbecue facilities, toilets
What to bring Drinking water, cooking water, firewood
Price

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.
Please note
  • Access to this campground is only by water, walk-in or cycle-in. Allow 3 hours if walking.
  • This is a remote campground, so please make sure you arrive well-prepared.
  • Vehicle entry fees are not included in your accommodation or camping fees.
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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.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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Google Trekker at Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Photo: J Spencer/OEH.

 

Saving Our Species program

Australia is home to more than 500,000 animal and plant species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. Saving our Species is a statewide conservation program that addresses the growing number of Australian animals and Australian native plants facing extinction.

Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) in a tree. Photo: Courtesy of Taronga Zoo/OEH
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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
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