Now you can book your favourite national parks campground online!
From 1 June all campgrounds and campsites in NSW national parks will require a booking, including those without camping fees, in order to facilitate Covid-19 safe travel.
In the Barrington Coast there are 15 national parks, 7 state conservation areas plus 29 nature reserves to enjoy, many of those with well-located camping areas. Fees for camping in NSW national parks vary between parks. There is a small booking fee payable with the new online booking service.
Check park alerts and visit Covid-19 updates for more information before visiting any park.
Bookings can be made online via the NPWS website or by calling the NPWS contact centre on 1300 072 757 prior to arrival.
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We’ve all spent the last few months at home dreaming of that unique experience of staying in a NSW national park, and patiently waiting until the time is right to explore the outdoors again.
We are pleased to share that in line with the easing of restrictions announced by the NSW Government, most NPWS campgrounds, cabins and cottages have reopened from today, Monday 1 June.
Along with this great news we want to let you know about the changes we are making to camping and accommodation in NSW national parks to protect our visitors and staff and prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the community, and what you can do to make your stay as safe as possible.
All visitors must book before arrival
Bookings are now required for all campgrounds and campsites in NSW national parks, including those without camping fees. This is so we can manage numbers in each location to support social distancing.
Please check if online booking is available for your chosen campground on our website. If online booking is not available, please read our Covid-19 update page for more information.
Please be aware that the maximum capacity of campgrounds may have changed in your preferred destination. It’s best to check if new booking rules apply in your chosen campground before planning your visit.
Staying safe in NSW national parks
Visitors should be mindful of touch-points, practice good hygiene and stay at home if unwell.
Normal cleaning procedures are in place for NPWS campgrounds, but we cannot guarantee that surfaces and touch-points are sterilised. Access to sanitation products and running water also cannot be guaranteed. We recommend campers bring their own hand soap, hand wipes, toilet paper and additional drinking water. Campers are responsible for their own safety.
Remember that physical distancing is still required for all activities in NSW national parks. Current rules on public gatherings also continue to apply.
Some areas remain closed
Due to the recent bushfires and floods, some of our national parks or some sites remain closed.
Some sites and attractions, as well as facilities including beaches, picnic areas and playgrounds were also closed due to the Covid-19 crisis. We are now working to reopen these sites and facilities where possible, however some may remain closed to comply with current rules on public gatherings.
Most NPWS visitor centres will reopen from today, Monday 1 June, following risk assessment processes. Most historic sites remain closed at this stage.
Please check alerts for closures in NSW national parks before planning your visit.