New South Wales is a beautiful state located in the southeast of Australia. With its stunning coastline, spectacular national parks, and vibrant cities, it's no wonder that New South Wales is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country.
The capital city of Sydney is the perfect place to start your visit to New South Wales, with its iconic skyline, world-famous beaches, and vibrant cultural scene. Take a stroll around the historic Rocks district, explore the Royal Botanic Gardens, or take a ferry ride across the harbor for stunning views of the city.
Heading out of the city, you'll find plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventure. Take a drive up the coast to explore the stunning beaches of the Central Coast, or head inland to the Blue Mountains and explore the stunning bushland and waterfalls.
For a unique experience, head to the Outback and explore the stunning desert landscapes of the Red Centre. Here you can take a camel ride through the desert or take a hot air balloon ride over the stunning sunburnt plains.
No matter what type of experience you're looking for, New South Wales has something for everyone. With its stunning landscapes, vibrant cities, and unique attractions, it's the perfect place to explore and create lasting memories.
As the name might suggest, this is a recreational reserve that is popular during the warmer seasons. The "beach" is made entirely from river stones, but you take what you can get. . . The ground is well-grassed, although sometimes boggy.
Large open campground surrounded by native bush, by the Wolgan River. This is a great family campground (and is quite popular with them at times). The camping area is very open and grassy, so makes a great spots for the kids to play.
A great, large campground, suitable for caravans in Vittoria State Forest, west of Bathurst NSW. This is a large grassy campground with scattered Blakely's Red Gums, Stringy Barks and Apple Box trees for shade. There are walking trails and a lookout with excellent views of the MacQuarie Valley.
Blue Mountains National Park
Among low bush and scribbly gums, this is a very attractive campsite close enough to Sydney for a quick nature fix. The camp sites are fairly level and mostly grass. There is a fire pit and picnic table at each campsite.
Peaceful camping spot$10 per night. Pets allowed. Toilet facilities only. No booking required. Community run facility run by volunteersAccessThis site is accessable by caravans in good weather.Getting thereGetting there
This is a huge, grassy campground on the edge of the Kangaroo River, near Kangaroo Valley. This is an extremely popular campground during peak periods however they have a second site (normally behind a locked gate) that they open up during holidays and long weekends.
A very large donation-fee showground campground, with Murrumbidgee fishing opportunities on one side, and a rest area at the other. The more peaceful campsites are on the far side of the sportsfield besides the river, away from the constant traffic to the rest area.
Camping on the edge of Lake Lyell, suitable for caravans and with powered sites. This is a large grassy area with campsites available on the waters edge. There is a good quality boat ramp, and a jetty which makes launching and loading the family easier.
Informal area, suitable for short stays only. The only facilities available are toilets, and as this is not an official campground, the area is sometimes used for weddings and events. For longer stays, you would be better at one of the other nearby official campgrounds.
This camping area is in the Eurobodalla National Park not far from Moruya on the shore of the shallow Lake Brou. A short walk brings you out onto the un-patrolled beach - for fishing, swimming and boarding. Lots of walks around the area through the bush or along the beach. No fires are permitted.
A very pleasant riverside camp ground situated on a river flat below the Jingellic Bridge hotel. Mown grass, Flush WCs, good shade and with steps up to the local pub. A park-like atmosphere with exotics providing shade over mown grass, graveled access road. Attractive outlook over the river.
A free council-provided campground/caravan park that is extremely popular with the Grey Nomads, not in the least because of the free hot showers.
Dispersed camping on broad beaches by the Murray River, surrounded by flood plain forest - River Red Gums, billabongs and swamps. Prolific bird life. Distant, background highway noise. Forges No 1 Beach is broad and large, partially grassed with WC, but open with little shade.
An open grassed area beside the Tumbarumbaâ€“Tooma Rd, 18 km south of Tumbarumba. You can swim and fish here; and in the area mountain bike and bushwalk. Bring your own firewood. When reviewed (Jan 2015), it was packed with all types of vehicles, so it is popular.
Large grassy campground, suitable for caravans on the shore of Blowering DamThis is avery large campground and is very popular. There are no designated sites, just lots of open grassy areas and a few scattered trees for shade.
Previously Berry Jerry State Forest, now part of Murrumbidgee Valley National Park. Camping no longer encouraged. Bush camping on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River, with no facilities.
Dispersed bush camping alongside a creek, with free gold. Ophir was a Gold Rush settlement, and a pan can bring back a bit of colour from the Lewis Ponds and Summer Creek. Great fun for the kids. There are quite a few spots to camp, some only accessable by 4wd.
CLOSED - unfortunately it appears camping is no longer permitted here as no camping signs have been put up (see comments at bottom of page). A delightful natural camping area on low sand hills above the pebbly Shoalhaven River.
Near the historic town of Hill End, this is a well provisioned campground suitable for families and caravans. There are a variety of sites, some powered and most suitable for caravans.
Pleasant bush camping overlooking the Ovens River, well shaded by Manna Gum and wattle. A large reserve but there are only 2 dispersed sites, each with a BBQ, both visually secluded from the road by trees and distance, although there is some traffic noise.