Camping is all about immersing yourself in the outdoors, so it’s very important to feel sure about where you’ll be spending all that valuable time. There are so many amazing camping locations on offer in NSW, and so it can be easy to get slightly overwhelmed when you’re searching for just the right spot to hang out for a few days. If you’re on the hunt for the perfect camping location, follow this guide to finding the right one for you:

First things first, you need to know exactly how many people will be in your camping group. If you’re heading on a solo expedition, it’s very easy. If you’re a larger group or you’re going camping with the whole family, you’ll need to consider the different requirements and preferences within your group. You don’t want to end up at a spot that’s perfect for most, but awful for some. Once you’re sure about the size of your group and everyone’s needs, you can start searching!

Type of camping locations

Here in NSW, we’re very lucky to have a varied and beautiful range of locations to hit up for some epic camping. However, with options come differences, so it’s important to consider this whilst you’re making your choice. To decide, you need to ask yourself a few questions, do you want to be near the water? You’ll want to stick to riverside and beachside locations. Do you love the water, but plan on doing a lot of walking too? A national park is a great choice, you get a combination of sand, ocean and amazing walking tracks to enjoy. By considering the type of adventure you want to have, you’ll be making an informed and positive choice!

Facilities on offer

Your next determinate should be facilities. You’ll find that some campsites come fully stacked up toilets, showers, cooking equipment and more, and some come with absolutely nothing. Making a choice on what facilities you need will rely on what camping equipment you have. If you’ve invested in a camper trailer, you won’t have to worry about basic elements like drinking water. If you’re a first-time camper with minimal kit, it’s best to select a site that will take care of a few things for you, just whilst you learn the ropes. Search online before you book to educate yourself on the facilities on offer at campsites you like the look of.


Keep in mind that you have to pay to camp in some locations, others not. Shop around to compare prices and value in terms of location, facilities and sociability! You’ll find that you can secure some very reasonably priced camping spots that have absolutely everything you need to have an awesome trip. National parks are a great example of this!

Surrounding areas

Camping doesn’t always mean trekking or hanging out in nature, sometimes you want a little variation. Consider the surrounding area of your location options, are there some quaint shops, cafes or cool activities nearby that you can head to when you’re feeling somewhat stagnant? This also goes the other way, if you want some serious seclusion, check out a map before you book somewhere. It may be presented as a quiet haven, but if there’s a bustling town not far off, it won’t be quite as quiet as you might want it to be.

Lastly, as suggested in all steps in this article, you need to research properly. There’s an abundance of information online that can help you to make a well-informed decision. Look for lists of the best camping spots NSW has on offer, hop onto a few forums and check out a couple of magazines.