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Family friendly campgrounds

Take the stress out of planning the next family holiday with this easy guide to our top 10 family friendly campgrounds. These easy-to-get-to campgrounds have a great range of facilities, including toilets and shower blocks, for a comfy stay. There’s also plenty of outdoor activities to keep the kids entertained. Whether you’re dreaming of a coastal escape, country getaway or something close to Sydney, there’s a campground to suit you.

A family relaxes by their tent at Basin campground, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Photo: David Finnegan/OEH

Discover the best 10 campgrounds for families great and small

Aerial view of Trial Bay Gaol campground, Arakoon National Park. Photo: Rob Mulally/DPIE

Trial Bay Gaol campground

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.

Price
Budget. Free park entry.
Suitable for
Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle
Where
Arakoon National Park in North Coast
Parents sit outside their tent beside the Hawkesbury River while their kids play soccer, at Cattai campground in Cattai National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH

Cattai campground

Enjoy a weekend away camping at Cattai National Park along the Hawkesbury River. Go walking, camping, canoeing and bike riding before cooking up a barbecue feast.

Price
Budget. Park entry fees apply.
Suitable for
Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle
Where
Cattai National Park in Sydney and surrounds
A couple walk to their tent at Depot Beach campground, Murramarang National Park. Photo: Melissa Findley/OEH.

Depot Beach campground

Depot Beach campground in Murramarang National Park is right by the beach and perfect for a family camping holiday. Spend your days swimming, snorkelling, and fishing.

Price
Mid-range. Free park entry.
Sites
59
Suitable for
Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle
Where
Murramarang National Park in South Coast
Facilities at the Gambells Rest campground. Photo: John Yurasek Copyright:NSW Government

Gambells Rest campground

Located near Bundanoon in NSW’s southern highlands, Gambells Rest campground offers tent, trailer and caravan sites, plus a picnic area and walking and cycling trails.

Price
Budget. Park entry fees apply.
Sites
10
Suitable for
Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle
Where
Morton National Park in South Coast, Country NSW
Aerial view of Woody Head campground and adjoining beach, Bundjalung National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH

Woody Head campground

Woody Head campground is one of the best places for a weekend getaway camping by the beach. Bring your caravan, camper trailer or tent and don’t forget your fishing rod.

Price
Mid-range. Park entry fees apply.
Sites
94
Suitable for
Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle
Where
Bundjalung National Park in North Coast
Campers relaxing at their campervan at Diamond Head campground, Crowdy Bay National Park. Photo: Rob Mulally/DPIE

Diamond Head campground

The beachside campground at Diamond Head is one of the most popular places to stay in Crowdy Bay National Park. It includes caravan sites as well as picnic amenities.

Price
Budget. Park entry fees apply.
Sites
75
Suitable for
Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle
Where
Crowdy Bay National Park in North Coast
Bungonia Campground, Bungonia National Park. Photo: Audrey Kutzner/NSW Government

Bungonia campground

Bungonia campground combines a beautiful bushland setting with excellent camping facilities. From here, you can enjoy hiking, caving, or bushwalking.

Price
Budget. Park entry fees apply.
Suitable for
Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle
Where
Bungonia National Park in Country NSW
Looking out to sea from Durras Mountain. Photo:John Yurasek