Yalwal Campground - NSW

Camp Free Toilets Barbeque Fire Ring/Pit Pets Allowed
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Position DEG-34.922501 150.384171
DMS34º 55' 21" S 150º 23' 3.01" E
UTM 56 H 6132427mN 261048mE
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Camps & Accom - Camp Free


120.52kms East of Canberra - Driving 244 km (3 hours 31 mins)
139.85kms SouthWest of Sydney - Driving 189 km (3 hours 7 mins)
922.38kms North of Hobart - Driving 1569 km (1 day 9 hours)

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LOT 7307 Yalwal Rd
Buangla New South Wales 2540
Phone: 02 4429 3111
Email: N/A
Web: N/A


Yalwal is a former gold mining town. This historic goldmining area once boasted a substantial town serviced by a school, stores, pubs, banks and a post office. During the First World War some of the homes were dismantled and used as building materials for the war effort. The last of the gold mines closed in the 1920's and the 1939 bushfire destroyed the township. In 1972 the valley was flooded to create Danjera Dam and all that now remains of the settlement is the graveyard and mine workings in the surrounding area.

Today the area is a beautiful and tranquil unspoilt wilderness area where you can enjoy pristine bush and abundant wildlife. Bushwalking, fishing, swimming, canoeing and nearby 4WD tracks are the key attractions for visitors. Active visitors will enjoy the numerous walking tracks to good sites such as Tianjara Falls, and Monument Rocks.

The campsite offers plenty of room for camper trailers and larger groups on flat camp grounds (albeit hard ground). Road access is good (2WD accessible) with the last 15kms being gravel. Located 26km from Nowra this can get popular - especially if you time it when another large group is there.

Facilities are managed by Shoalhaven City Council and include toilets, BBQ facilities, water (not for drinking) and bins for recycling. No showers. Firewood is not provided but open fires are allowed if there no fire restrictions in place. Dogs allowed on lead

For a taste of what you can expect to see at Yalwal, please enjoy this short video clip by Member - George Royter, made exclusively for ExplorOz.com

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Closest Weather Station

Nowra at 02/05:00pm EDT
Distance from Yalwal Campground 14.03km E
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
21.5°C 21.0°C 66% 14.9°C 1016.9hPa 0.0mm E 11km/hr

Closest Climatic Station

Nowra Ran Air Station Aws
Distance from Yalwal Campground 14.03km E
 JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C 27.526.324.922.7 19.316.916.418.3 21.022.824.625.7
Mean Min. °C 16.516.814.812.2 8.610.313.614.6
Mean Rain mm 63.3144.789.460.9 52.3107.765.032.6 36.570.672.570.7
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