Trial Bay Gaol campground
Arakoon National Park
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.
Trial Bay Gaol campground is right by the beach and perfect for a family camping holiday. Bring your caravan, motorhome or tent for a weekend of swimming, fishing and fun.
|Camping type||Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle|
|Where||63 Trial Bay Goal Road, Arakoon, NSW, 2431 - in Arakoon National Park|
|Facilities||Amenities block, picnic tables, barbecue facilities, boat ramp, cafe/kiosk, carpark, drinking water, showers, toilets, electric power|
|Bookings||Bookings are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.|
Trial Bay Gaol campground offers campsites for tents, caravans and camper trailers in an enviable position beside Front Beach.
Pack your snorkels, swimmers, fishing rod, walking shoes and surfboard, because you’ll have time to use all of these when you’re enjoying this delightful campground and picnic area. And if you’re too tired after a day exploring the park to cook up a feast, treat yourself to a meal at the Trial Bay Kiosk Restaurant. It's the ideal place for families to take a weekend break in the beautiful Arakoon National Park.
Thinking of going in winter? Make sure you take your binoculars - Arakoon is a great place to see whales making their annual migration north. And even better in spring as they make their way south hugging the coast and resting with their calves in Trial Bay, just off the campground.
Things to do:
For a glimpse into Australian history, head to South West Rocks to explore the historic ruins of Trial Bay Gaol. Make sure you see the view from the sentry’s lookout.
The free NSW National Parks app lets you download maps and explore parks, things to do and places to stay—all without mobile reception.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- in Arakoon National Park in the North Coast region
Arakoon National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.