NSW Sth Coast Campsites

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 at 15:28
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Hi,

We are looking at heading down the Sth Coast of NSW for a while and want to do some "free camping" at some stage for about 3 days at a time. We are fully self sufficient and as we have a full size dual axle caravan, any site we stay at would have to be capable of fitting us in.

We have looked at our Camps 4 and were wondering if anyone has stayed at these NSW spots and if so, can you offer any comments, both good and bad.

Site 573 - Greenpatch
Site 582 - Depot Beach
Site 586 - North Head Reserve 7k east of Moruya
Site 587 - Congo Point 10k SE of Moruya
Site 590 - Dalmeny Campground
Site 591 - Mystery Bay 12k S Narooma
Site 596 - Hobart Beach 13k S Tathra or 15k N Merimbula

If there are any other recommendations, we would be glad to hear about them.

Cheers,

Cruiser
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - David - Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 at 15:37

Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 at 15:37
Cruiser,

Did you happen to check places - I think some of these are in there. BTW: If you go there and want to let other know please update the information in the places system or add a ratings to the places that way we can then point more of these enquires at the places system.

Have a good one.
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Follow Up By: Member - Cruiser (NSW) - Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 at 16:01

Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 at 16:01
David,

I havent actually checked "Places" yet. How slack of me.

Cheers,

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Reply By: Member -Signman - Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 at 15:50

Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 at 15:50
Been to Greenpatch a few times- just tent camping though. Very nice venue, but can be packed during hols. & high season.
Over the peak Christmas period they actually ballot the sites..
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Follow Up By: Member - Cruiser (NSW) - Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 at 16:02

Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 at 16:02
Signman,

Thanks for the info in Greenpatch. Will cross that off the list, even though we will be travelling trough there in late Feb, early March.

Cheers,

Cruiser
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Reply By: Wayupnorth - Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 at 16:14

Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 at 16:14
Stayed at Mystery Bay a few years ago in January. Beautiful spot, would go again.
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Reply By: Mogul - Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 at 16:38

Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 at 16:38
Site 586 is a great spot right behind the sand dunes. It has toilets, camp fires are allowed. Council ranger comes around to collect fees twice daily from memory.

The only problem is you are right next to Moruya airport, which isn't that busy but I think there is a flight around 7.00am
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Reply By: Member - John and Val W (ACT) - Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 at 17:00

Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 at 17:00
Haven't been there for some years, but Gillards Beach, about 10km N of Tathra used to be our favourite. Sheltered camp sites just behind the beach, 30m to the surf, long drops. It's a National Park so there are fees, collected daily.

Have a great trip

John

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Reply By: Member - Lindsay- Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 at 17:13

Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 at 17:13
G'day Cruiser

I live within half an hours drive of the sites 586 587 590 591.
They are all fantastic but each have its own great points.
The pick of them all is Mystery bay where we often take our own van (similar spec to yours) and camp. I would plan a site crawl to each of them.
Check the Eurobodalla Shire Council website which will give you more info as they manage all the 4 sites I am familiar with.
By the way none of them are free! Mystery bay in peak season requires the presence of your financial consultant but worth every cent - sorry dollar.

Lindsay


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Follow Up By: Member - Cruiser (NSW) - Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 at 17:54

Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 at 17:54
Thanks for the reply Lindsay.

I know the majority of these sites are not free, hence the "free camping" in the original post.

I should have put in "Cheaper camping than a caravan park but with more atmosphere"

I dont mind paying a small amount of money, especially if the controlling body has spent some money on the basic infrastructure and looks after it.

I just dont want to spend a month staying in caravan parks. We are ultimately heading to a friends property near Pambula, but want to take our time getting there.

Mystery Bay in your area is looking good at the moment as are a few places up around Nowra/Kangaroo Valley/Jervis Bay.

Cheers,

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Reply By: Member - craig W (NSW) - Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 at 18:39

Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 at 18:39
Hi there Cruiser luv your choice of destinations being a sth cst boy!! Green patch is a lovely spot wait till the end of next week or forget it!! It is VERY popular!! Sites a smallish but you will get a larger one after the kiddies go back!!
As for Depot beach that wont be a problem at all very nice spot with nature all around u!! Both run by National Parks so no such thing as FREE Camping!! Enjoy the South Coast!!!
Shakey!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Cruiser (NSW) - Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 at 19:27

Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 at 19:27
Craig,

Thanks for that update. Not planning on being there for at least another month yet, so hopefully all will be quite on Sth Coast.

With so many of you down on the Sth Coast, I should arrange a meeting with a few of you.

Cheers,

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