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Best campgrounds near Sydney

Looking for a budget break close to Sydney? Camp by the shores of the Hawkesbury River at Cattai campground or enjoy waterside fun and plenty of facilities at Bents Basin. Located near Sydney’s Northern Beaches, The Basin campground is just the place to pitch your tent surrounded by beach, lagoon, bushwalks and wildlife. Just a little further north are the picturesque beachside campgrounds of Bouddi National Park.

Aerial view of a red tent at Little Beach campground in Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/DPIE
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
Family relaxing by their tent in Redgum section of Euroka campground. Photo: OEH/Simone Cottrell

Euroka campground

Campsites at Euroka campground in the Blue Mountains are popular with both campers and kangaroos. Just south of Glenbrook, it’s near to picnic areas and walking tracks.

Price
Budget. Park entry fees apply.
Suitable for
Tent, Don't mind a short walk to tent
Where
Glenbrook area in Sydney and surrounds
Carrington Falls campground, Budderoo National Park. Photo credit: Chris Keyzer © DPIE

Carrington Falls campground

Wake up to the distant sound of cascading waterfalls at Carrington Falls campground, near Robertson in the Southern Highlands. You’ll find walking tracks, swimming holes and lookouts a short distance from your camping spot.

Price
Budget. Park entry fees apply.
Sites
6
Suitable for
Tent, Camping beside my vehicle
Where
Budderoo National Park in South Coast, Country NSW
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
Sydney camping. Photo: eduardo-martinez