Twin Beaches campground
Marramarra National Park
For a remote camping getaway close to Sydney, hop in your boat and make your way up the Hawkesbury River to Twin Beaches campground in Marramarra National Park, near Berowra.
|Camping type||Tent, Remote/backpack camping|
|Facilities||Barbecue facilities, toilets|
|What to bring||Drinking water, cooking water, firewood, insect repellent|
|Price||Free. There are no camping fees at this campground but a $6 booking fee applies.|
|Bookings||Bookings are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.|
Tucked away in the northern outskirts of Sydney is Twin Beaches campground, a remote and peaceful part of Marramarra National Park that’s only accessible by boat. Drop your anchor and pitch your tent by the river for an authentic bush camping experience.
Spend your days fishing, swimming, paddling or boating on the calm waterways. Nearby you’ll find historic Bar Island with its old church ruins and cemetery filled with headstones of European settlers.
If you’re feeling energetic, take the boat upstream on Marramarra Creek to Marramarra Creek campground which is the starting point for the Marramarra Ridge to Smugglers Ridge walking track. It takes you across beautiful sandstone ridgetops down to the creek, where you can reward your efforts with a refreshing swim.
There’s plenty of opportunity for birdwatching at Twin Beaches campground, so don’t forget to pack your binoculars. You’ll see black cockatoos and white-bellied sea eagles soaring above the river. Goannas can also be found wandering through the campground, between the Sydney red gum and sheoak trees.
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Things to do:
Discover the beauty of Marramarra, near Hornsby, on this day walk. Enjoy scenic views, historic heritage, colourful wildflowers and picnicking along the way.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Lane Cove National Park Office
- Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.
- 02 8448 0400
- Lane Cove National Park, 2 Max Allen Road Lindfield NSW 2070
- in Marramarra National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Marramarra National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.