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Trial Bay Gaol Camping Ground
Arakoon State Conservation Area 73 Campsites

General info

Getting there
The campsite is accessible by sealed roads.
377.1 km NNE of Sydney
GPS: Latitude 30° 52′ 43.536"S Longitude 153° 4′ 15.276"E (-30.87876, 153.07091)
The campsite is 3km east of South West Rocks on Cardwell St. The campsite has many facilities including a Kiosk.

General Information
You can park a caravan, trailer, or a tent in this campground
There are a total of 73 campsites
The campsite is near the beach so there are plenty of beach and bushwalking activities to keep you entertained. You can visit the Trial Bay Goal. The is a 4WD boat ramp and a restaurant on site. There are also 13 powered sites.

Bookings and contact information
You can book a campsite by phoning the Campsite contact
For more information contact the NPWS South West Rocks (Trial Bay Gaol) office on:
Phone:02 6566 6168 (more contact details)

Camping fees apply
Adult=$12 Per Night
Children=$6 Per Night
No car entry fees apply
Vehicle=$0 Per Day
Powered (unpowered) peak $48($36) p/n for 2 people. Extra adult $24(18) p/n, extra child $9($9) p/n. Off-peak rate (all sites): $24 p/n for 2 people. Extra adult $12 p/n, extra child $6 p/n. Peak rates from December to April, plus all school holidays.

Flush toilets available
Hot showers are provided on site
Drinking water is provided on site
Picnic Tables
Picnic tables are provided on site
Pit fire BBQs
Wood fired Pit BBQ's are provided - bring your own wood
Electric of Gas BBQs
Gas or electric BBQ's are not provided
Rubbish Bins
There are rubbish bins provided on site
Fires are generally permitted at this campsite, be aware of local fire bans.

There are places to swim

Nearest known Camping Stores
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Elwood Upholstery Pty Ltd 7 River St , Macksville (02) 6568 1389 24 km
Beatties Carpets & Home Centre Pacific Hwy, Nambucca Heads (02) 6568 6588 28 km
Kempsey Caravan & Trailer Centre 106 Smith St , Kempsey (02) 6562 1444 30.9 km
Kempsey Outdoors 60 Smith St , Kempsey (02) 6562 4554 31.2 km
Coffs Harbour Disposals & Tent City 162 Pacific Highway, (Opp. Showground), Coffs Harbour (02) 6652 1192 64 km

Park information

Arakoon State Conservation Area Check for park closures and fire bans

Cost to drive a car into the park (if you do not have a valid pass)


Camping is available in the park

$0 to $10

Public toilets are available in the park

A kiosk is available in the park

Region: Hunter & Mid North Coast
Park fees

Campsites in Arakoon State Conservation Area
Trial Bay Gaol Camping Ground

Maps of campsite

Locality Map

Local area Topographical Map
Map Scale 1 km
Location of Trial Bay Gaol Camping Ground
Map of Trial Bay Gaol Camping Ground
Base map is used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795

User Comments

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the boat people | 2009-03-25 22:32:41
Beautiful location but does get busy on weekends and public holidays. Camp sites along the beach are slightly more expensive. The restaurant was also pretty good and a luxurious way to eat while camping. The beach is quite protected so is good for kids.
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