Tallow Beach campground
Bouddi National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Tallow Beach campground.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
Tallow Beach campground is in the Tallow Beach precinct of Bouddi National Park.
To get there from Gosford:
- Follow Central Coast Highway towards Erina
- Turn right onto Avoca Drive and continue through Kincumber
- Turn right at Empire Bay Drive
- Turn left onto Wards Hill Road
- Turn right onto The Scenic Road
- Turn left onto Nukara Avenue, then take the second left to Hawke Head Drive.
- From the carpark at the end of Hawke Head Drive it's a 1.2km hike down a steep, gravel fire trail. It's a fairly strenuous hike and is not recommended for elderly or very young campers.
Park entry points
- Tallow Beach carpark See on map
- Unsealed roads
- Most roads require 4WD vehicle
- All weather
Parking is available in the carpark 1.2km from the campground. You'll need to carry all your camping equipment and drinking water from the carpark to your campsite. Consider bringing a wheelbarrow or trolley to make carrying your equipment easier.
Best times to visit
Take the Bouddi Coastal walk to be amazed by the colourful wildflowers on display in spring.
Cool off with a dip at one the park's gorgeous beaches or try snorkelling at Maitland Bay Surf the popular coastline between MacMasters Beach and Box Head .
Grab the camera and spot humpback whales as they migrate north between May and July.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
20°C and 26°C
9°C and 17°C
January to March
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
- Campsites are unmarked, unpowered and suitable for tents only.
- No power or water is available.
- Rubbish bins are not available. Please take all rubbish with you or fees may apply.
- Non-flush toilets
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - no wheelchair access
A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.
Tallow Beach is a family friendly campground. Please be considerate of others during your stay:
- For the comfort of all campground visitors, we ask that you keep noise to a minimum.
- Noise restrictions apply after 10pm.
Amplified music is not permitted, fines apply.
Camp fires and solid fuel burners
Wood fires are not permitted at this campground.
Generators are not permitted, fines apply.
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.
- in Bouddi National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Bouddi 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 in the Putty Beach precinct. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.Buy annual pass