Ready to lap up the great outdoors? Discover the 255 campgrounds that have reopened across NSW.
There’s never been a better time to explore our own backyard. While drinking and dining is what we do best, sometimes it’s nice to get a dose of fresh air. And if you’re searching for the perfect spots to pitch your tent, look no further than this guide.
In exciting news for nature lovers, campgrounds and national parks across NSW have been given the green light to reopen. From June 1st, over 255 sites across the state will be open for bookings (either by phone or online), just in time for the June long weekend.
The move comes off the back of easing restrictions that have enabled restaurants and bars to slowly re-open (with gyms and fitness centres about to swing open their doors in NSW later this month, too). Environment Minister Matt Kean said he expected many travelers would be dusting off their tents and vans and heading to the great outdoors now that regional travel was back on the table – but booking ahead is essential.
To keep everyone safe, NPWS campgrounds, campsites cabins and cottages will require bookings prior to arrival. There are also new maximum capacity caps which means it’s important to do your research and book well in advance. Plus, the NSW NPWS has a handy checklist of COVID-related FAQs on their website to help you prepare for your adventure.
Unfortunately, not all campgrounds and campsites near national parks are open just yet. Due to recent bushfires and floods, some sites remain closed (so make sure to check alerts for closures before planning your visit).
Ready to get hiking? Here are some of our top picks for where to book and set up camp from June 1st:
- Pitch your tent at the Hobart Beach campground in the Bournda National Park on the South Coast
- Set up camp at the Euroka campground in the Blue Mountains, just south of Glenbrook
- Take a trip to the Tallow Beach campground near Killcare on the Central Coast
- Stop at the North Era campground overlooking North Era Beach in the Royal National Park
Want to explore all the re-opened campgrounds and campsites in NSW? Click here to book your spot.