South Coast NSW camp grounds

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I am looking for a camp ground somewhere on the south coast of NSW. My wife demands a proper toilet and shower facilities. We would also like to stay on the beach. I don't like caravan parks so I would appreciate any suggestions on camp grounds where we can have a bit of space. Thanks in advance.
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Reply By: wombat100 - Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 18:11

Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 18:11
Hiya Rob
How far down the South Coast are you thinking of travelling???

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Follow Up By: Rob J6 - Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 18:27

Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 18:27
Happy to go down to narooma.
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Reply By: SDG - Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 18:15

Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 18:15
Mystery Bay about 12km south of Narooma has pit toilets, and cold showers, but is very close to the beach.
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Follow Up By: Rob J6 - Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 18:27

Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 18:27
I'll check that one out. Thanks. Not sure I can convince the Mrs of that though
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Reply By: Member - flashcher - Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 20:04

Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 20:04
Moruya Heads primitive campground at the airport.
Has flushing toilets and cold showers. It's right on the corner of the river and the beach.
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Reply By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 20:23

Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 20:23
Although you don't like CP's, I think you may be pretty hard pressed to find something with your criteria along there. If you can't, this place is small, fairly intimate with reasonable facilities and is off the main road so is fairly quiet. It is a really nice area to visit also. Cheers, Bob.
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Follow Up By: Rob J6 - Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 20:36

Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 20:36
Thanks bob. I guessed it would be tough because I haven't been able to find anything. I like the open space without being limited to a 4x3 space.
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Reply By: Herbal - Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 20:36

Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 20:36
What dates are we looking at ?

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Follow Up By: Rob J6 - Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 09:34

Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 09:34
We would love to go between 28/12 - 2/1/14. Apart from that very flexible.
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Follow Up By: Member - John and Val - Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 10:04

Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 10:04
Hi Rob,

I don't like your chances of finding an uncrowded space with flushing toilets and showers anywhere on the south coast between those dates when all the coast will be very busy and crowded.

As a woman who has done a fair bit of bush camping over the years I am just a tiny bit mystified when I hear of women being daunted by the lack of running water on tap. Why? But have you considered investing in a portable toilet and 12V shower plus shower tent? Such a set up would give your wife a degree of comfort and privacy (and rather better than some CP "amenities" that we have seen) while expanding the range of possible camping sites. Just a thought.

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Val
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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 10:46

Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 10:46
By all means keep your wife happy and willing to go. I would even pack the dishwasher to keep her happy and camping with me. Anytime.

My wife is also a little mystified just. Some long drop loos do smell but they are usually quite clean despite the rough appearance. Plus there are disposable toilet seat liners or covers that you can take. And an excellent idea of Val's with the portable loo and shower/ensuit tent. My wife won't go away without at least the loo.

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Follow Up By: Herbal - Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 10:50

Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 10:50
As Val says, those dates are peak season. You simply will not find a quiet place with what you are looking for.

The coast is usually fairly quiet until boxing day. But as soon as school hols start, the parks and free camps start filling up. About your only realistic option would be one of the parks on the highway. Most of them are within 5 or 10 minute drive of the beach. But to find a spot within walking distance of the beach over new year, with out lots of other campers around will be next to impossible.
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Reply By: pepper2 - Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 08:31

Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 08:31
Depot beach national park meets all your criteria,spectacular location across from the beach.Great amenities,fires allowed,powered and unpowered sites available.
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Follow Up By: Member - Frank P (NSW) - Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 13:56

Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 13:56
And just up the road from there, Pebbly Beach and Pretty Beach. All 3 are in the Murramorang NP and all charge commercial rates and are busy in the holidays. But they are beautiful places, worth a recce and an off-peak stay.

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Reply By: Shany - Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 13:02

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 13:02
Hi rob j6
I'm fortunate enough to live on the south coast, you won't find what your after in that period, mystery bay is beautiful but will fill to about 1000 people, moruya head is also a great place but bookings will be needed for that time, my guess is it's already booked out, potato point would be the pick, right on the beach, hot showers, flushing toilets, camp fires allowed, but more than likely also already booked out. If you wanted to come down further Hobart beach in bournda national park is a good pick, but recently put long drop loos in over flush loos, however do have hot showers, but bookings are essential, I have wiki camps and keep an eye on new camp spots popping up and as soon as they do head off to check them out, further down merimbula, there is two rv parks there, they didn't suit us at all and packed up and left the next day, so I guess what suits one may not suit another, good luck in finding the perfect spot.
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