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Best campgrounds in North Coast NSW

Need a break? Pitch your tent or park your caravan by the water at these favourite national park campgrounds on the NSW North Coast. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a first-time camper, the North Coast is the perfect place to escape to.

A couple enjoy secluded beach views from a camping platform at Broughton Island campground, Myall Lakes National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH

Wake up at these glorious North Coast campgrounds

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
Aerial view of Crowdy Gap campground and nearby beach in Crowdy Bay National Park. Photo: Rob Mulally/DPIE

Crowdy Gap campground

A good spot for group camping trips, pitch your tent or park your caravan at Crowdy Gap campground, between Taree and Port Macquarie. The beach is just a short walk away.

Price
Budget. Park entry fees apply.
Sites
10
Suitable for
Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle
Where
Crowdy Bay National Park in North Coast
A group of friends sitting beside their campervan at Mungo Brush campground. Photo: John Spencer/OEH

Mungo Brush campground

Mungo Brush campground is a popular place near Hawks Nest on the north coast. Featuring caravan sites, it’s near the beach and the lake; you can go fishing, walking and kayaking.

Price
Budget. Park entry fees apply.
Sites
78
Suitable for
Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle
Where
Myall Lakes National Park in North Coast
Cutters Camp campground, Mebbin National Park. Photo: D Hofmeyer/NSW Government

Cutters Camp campground

Cutters Camp campground is a great base from which to explore Mebbin National park and go walking, birdwatching, mountain biking and horse riding.

Price
Budget. Park entry fees apply.
Suitable for
Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle
Where
Mebbin National Park in North Coast
Aerial view of Diamond Head campground and nearby Dunbogan Beach. 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
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
Illaroo campground, Yuraygir National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary/Seen Australia

Illaroo group camping area

Illaroo group camping area offers an exclusive area for group camping. Near Grafton and Wooli, it’s great for fishing, swimming, canoeing and snorkelling.

Price
Mid-range. Park entry fees apply.
Sites
1
Suitable for
Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle
Where
Yuraygir National Park in North Coast
Tents at Sandon River campground, Yuraygir National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary/DPIE

Sandon River campground

Sandon River campground offers caravan sites and great options for fishing and canoeing. This river camping spot also fronts the beach on the beautiful Clarence Coast.

Price
Budget. Park entry fees apply.
Sites
29
Suitable for
Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle
Where
Yuraygir National Park in North Coast
north coast camping. Photo: Nick-Cubbin-OEH