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Top 5 Camping Grounds In Sydney


Planning a camping trip?


Get away from the city and sleep under the stars with these amazing campgrounds located near Sydney. 

As any seasoned traveller will tell you, a good holiday, no matter big or small, takes some careful planning.

Why? To ensure your holiday goes as smoothly as possible and so you get the most out of your time away. We’re here to make the organising a little easier, getting you into the right campsite so you have a little extra for the things that count. Each is unique, with lots of space for activities, barbeques and some oh so important down time. These locations are perfect in summer, with each being near the ocean or a river to cool off in the afternoon heat.

Here are the best campgrounds on Sydney’s doorstep:

  1. Bents Basin Campground
  2. The Basin Campground
  3. Frazer Campground
  4. Putty Beach Campground
  5. Bonnie Vale Campground



Bents Basin Campground

Whether you are after a relaxing camping weekend or one jam packed with activities, Bents Basin Campground is perfect for you and your fellow travellers. Located just over an hour from the Sydney CBD, you can appreciate their scenic location by the water whilst swimming, fishing and kayaking. 

Bents Basin also offers sites for tents, trailers and caravans in its open, grassy campground surrounded by trees on one side and Bents Basin on the other. So no matter if you are a backpacker from the other side of the globe, a couple, or a group of friends from down under, there is something to do for every traveller.

Just because it’s a campsite doesn’t mean you won’t have access to excellent facilities to keep comfortable among the weekend fun. At Bents Basin you will find a camp kitchen for group bookings and hot showers after a day of fun filled activities. 

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info.


Bents Basin


The Basin Campground

The Basin campground is located in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and is one of Sydney’s most popular beach camping spots. Located just 50 minutes from the city CBD, you will be blown away by the incredible natural surroundings and ocean views of Pittwater.

You have fantastic options for all at the Basin Campground with access to a sheltered beach and an island lagoon. Cook up a storm with your friends when using the barbeque facilities and picnic tables and stay comfortable with the showers, toilets and amenities block.

Pitch your tent under a big shady tree, enjoy a bike ride or have a refreshing swim while making friends with the local swamp wallabies or kookaburras.


Chubby Camper - Sydney Coastal


Frazer Campground

If you are after a smaller and more intimate camp site, then Frazer campground is right for you. The secluded location is perfect for a romantic getaway. There are many beautiful walks and a lagoon that is close by where you can explore the incredible nature that surrounds the campground. Enjoy some sunshine and saltwater down at Frazer Beach, located just 50m from the campground.

Take your pick from fishing, diving, surfing and of course swimming…you will never be stuck for choice. The beach is patrolled during the Christmas and Easter school holidays but if you’re worried about big surf, the lagoon is a safer alternative with calm waters for the young kids. 

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info.


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Putty Beach Campground

Putty beach campground is a perfect choice for your next camping adventure. Located in Bouddi National Park, this central coast campground is the largest of Bouddi National Park’s camping areas, accommodating another 19 sites nearby. It doesn’t matter if you’re coming North or South, this campground is just 30 minutes from Gosford and an hour and a half from Sydney’s CBD.

Not only does Putty beach have an incredible setting, it also has a range of fun things to do! With the ocean at your doorstep, wake up with the birds and have a swim in the Tasman Sea then either relax on the sand or hit the bush walking track. 

Gather your friends and enjoy the spectacular walk from the eastern end of Putty beach, all the way to Gerrin Point lookout. Just don’t forget to say hello to the area’s resident bush turkeys!

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info.


Chubby Camper - Sydney


Bonnie Vale Campground

Just over an hour out of Sydney, Bonnie Vale is the largest campground in the Royal National Park, located between the seaside towns of Bundeena and Maianbar. The campsite boasts 74 camps which are located both at the beach and in the bush meaning there’s plenty to choose from. 

To access the campground, you can drive your car and caravan through the site or simply take the ferry from Cronulla and arrive on foot, which includes a 15-minute walk from Bundeena wharf. 

You have access to many amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible including toilets, hot showers, washing sinks and drinking water. There are gas fuelled barbeques located at the nearby picnic tables so be sure to cook up a storm with an enjoyable drink on the side.

The Bonnie Vale boat ramp are also open to visitors for some fun filled activities on the water. Suitable boats include small tinnies or inflatables and a large 4WD is recommended when crossing the sand dunes. 

With summer approaching there has never been a better time to plan an adventure away. Take a look around our campervans for rent and book in your next adventure today. 


Chubby Camper - Ocean Drive




Feel like extending your trip outside of Sydney? Check out Australia’s Best Campgrounds, and make your self-drive adventure around the country for the trip of a lifetime.

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