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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. Spend your lazy days fishing, swimming, walking and whale watching from May to November. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a first-time camper, the North Coast is the perfect place to escape to. History buffs will love staying at historic Trial Bay Gaol, while secluded Broughton Island campground is a special place for eco lovers.

north coast camping at trial bay. Photo: Nick-Cubbin-OEH

Wake up at these glorious North Coast campgrounds

Beachside camping at Trial Bay Gaol campground, Arakoon National Park. Photo: Nick Cubbin/OEH

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
Birds-eye-view of Crowdy Gap campground in Crowdy Bay National Park. Photo: Kevin Carter

Crowdy Gap campground

A good spot for group camping trips, pitch your tent or park your caravan at Crowdy Gap campground in Crowdy Bay National Park. 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
Caravan in Mungo Brush campground. Photo: John Spencer

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
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
Diamond Head, Crowdy Bay National Park. Photo: Matthew Cramer

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
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

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