Rough beach camping around Tathra

Submitted: Friday, Nov 08, 2013 at 19:51
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We are coming through Bega and are looking for some good beach camping around Tathra - possibly Mimosa Rocks National Park. We prefer National Parks - and like somewhere where we can get away from people - we don't mind roughing it and we would like to be very close to the beach - can anyone please suggest something that may suit. We have a capable 4WD and camper so can pretty much go anywhere.

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Reply By: Member - Warrie (NSW) - Friday, Nov 08, 2013 at 20:18

Friday, Nov 08, 2013 at 20:18
Hi Murray, Mimosa Rocks National Park is excellent. Not many there in January school hols so should be empty now. You will still have to walk say 100m to the beach. Check NSW NPW&S for their site maps. Gillards beach is down that way too and was just 50 m to the sand..........W
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Follow Up By: 02.murray - Friday, Nov 08, 2013 at 20:31

Friday, Nov 08, 2013 at 20:31
Thanks for that - did see Gillard's but the 70 odd sites did put us off a bit. We live on 50 acres and can't imagine camping on top of anyone, but it may be worth a look to see how busy it is
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Follow Up By: Gramps - Saturday, Nov 09, 2013 at 18:34

Saturday, Nov 09, 2013 at 18:34
The sites at Gillards are split into groups (bays). There's a large bay near where the free firewood is stacked that looks like it would take quite a few campers but further on the bays generally have 2 - 4 campsites and are all separated by thick bush. It's a great spot outside of school holidays.

Watch out for the LARGE monitor lizards, goannas, whatever you like to call them and the rodents that like to make you feel welcome in their domain LOL.
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Reply By: Member - Bruce C (NSW) - Saturday, Nov 09, 2013 at 10:37

Saturday, Nov 09, 2013 at 10:37
Hi Murray,

Here is a link to the NPWS web page on these sites

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Luckily they have onsite camping fee collection. I believe some NSW NWPS camp sites can only be booked online.

Cheers, Bruce.
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Reply By: Member - Odog - Saturday, Nov 09, 2013 at 14:22

Saturday, Nov 09, 2013 at 14:22
G'day 02.murray, think it was gillards that we called into to check out on our way past, down that way on other business, was very nice area, camping spots were spread out with plenty of vegetation between.. Wasn't as keen on mimosa rocks, quite tight parking/camping areas. Hope this helps. Cheers Odog
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Follow Up By: 02.murray - Saturday, Nov 09, 2013 at 18:59

Saturday, Nov 09, 2013 at 18:59
thanks everyone - all very helpful comments - can't wait to have sea salt on my skin!
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Reply By: Member - Neil B (VIC.) - Monday, Nov 11, 2013 at 16:57

Monday, Nov 11, 2013 at 16:57
Gillards is a favourite of ours. Shouldn't be too crowded outside of Holiday periods.

Have camped there 4 times now, twice at Christmas periods when it most certainly WAS crowded.

They were talking about making it a pre-booking only camp but that doesn't seem to have happened, thank goodness.

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