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The Ruins campground and picnic area

Booti Booti National Park

Overview

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Located just 15km south of Forster, The Ruins campground is well equipped and a convenient base to explore nearby beaches, swimming, walking and whale watching activities. 

Accommodation Details
Number of campsites 98
Camping type Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle
Facilities Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, carpark, drinking water, showers, toilets, electric power
Please note
Price
  • Rates and availability are displayed when making an online booking
  • A minimum nightly rate applies which includes the first 2 occupants
  • Peak season: NSW school holidays, long weekends and from 1st December to 31st January.
  • Off peak season: all other times.
  • Peak rate: $34 per night (includes 2 people). Additional adult (16+years) $17 per night, additional child (5-15years) $8.50 per night, infants (0-4years) free.
  • Off peak rate: $24 per night (includes 2 people). Additional adult (16+years) $12 per night, additional child (5-15years) $6 per night, infants (0-4years) free.
Entry fees

Park entry fees apply and are not included in your camping fees.

Bookings

For stays before 4 September 2018: Bookings are not available. The campground operates on a first-come, first-served basis, with fees payable at the campground.

For stays from Tuesday 4 September 2018: Use a secure payment gateway to book now. Alternatively, please contact the National Parks Contact Centre on 13000 PARKS (13000 72757). All reservations incur a booking fee of 2.5% in addition to the total amount payable. Sites may only be occupied by the number of people specified in the reservation.

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From rugged campers to casual caravaners, The Ruins campground is the perfect spot for nearly anyone. A beautiful area fringed by cabbage tree palms and paperbarks, it has everything you need, from picnic tables and barbecues to hot showers and drinking water.

But the real charm lies in what’s nearby. Don’t forget your swimmers–whether you prefer the beach or a sheltered lake, both are just a stone’s throw away. Seven Mile Beach offers gorgeous sand and whale watching in the winter. Wallis Lake is perfect for relaxing beneath a tree or launching the kayak for a cool afternoon paddle.

You can even hike along the Booti Hill and Wallis Lake walking track, which includes scenic lookouts and a direct link to Elizabeth Beach - perfect for surfing and seasonally patrolled. Keep your eyes open for graceful shore birds along the challenging walk.

But if all else fails and you just feel like taking time out relaxing with a coffee and a newspaper, The Ruins campground is also an easy drive from cafes in Pacific Palms.

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.

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Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken
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Tree at The Ruins campground. Photo: Shane Chalker