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Tallow Beach camping area
Bouddi National Park 6 Campsites


General info


Getting there
Closest point to drive and park is on sealed roads, from there it is on foot to the campsite
40.6 km NNE of Sydney
GPS: Latitude 33° 32′ 11.472"S Longitude 151° 21′ 2.916"E (-33.53652, 151.35081)
From the gate and car park at the end of Hawke Head Drive, there is a 1km walk to the campsite.

General Information
There is a long walk into this campsite
There are a total of 6 campsites
There are a few nice walks and a beach to explore, but no water supply. The beach is not patrolled. The campsite is perched up on the hill, away from the beach. Trees offer some shelter from easterly winds. Usually busy during holiday periods.

Bookings and contact information
You can book a campsite by phoning the Campsite contact
For more information contact the Central Coast and Hunter Range Campsite bookings office on:
Phone:02 4320 4203 (more contact details)

Fees
Camping fees apply
Adult=$10 Per Night
Children=$5 Per Night
No car entry fees apply
Vehicle=$0 Per Day

Children rates apply to people aged 5-15 years (children under 5 are free)

Facilities
Toilets
Pit or composting toilets are available
Showers
No showers are provided on site
Water
No drinking water onsite - bring your own water
Picnic Tables
No Picnic tables or shelters are provided on site
Pit fire BBQs
Wood fired BBQ's are not provided
Electric of Gas BBQs
Gas or electric BBQ's are not provided
Rubbish Bins
No rubbish bins provided - take your own rubbish with you
Campfires
This is a Fuel Stove only area, solid fuel (eg wood) fires are not permitted at any time. Gas stoves may be used, but be aware of local fire bans.


Activities
Swimming
There are places to swim


Nearest known Camping Stores
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Mannings Sports 172 Mann St , Gosford (02) 4325 1617 12.4 km
Camping World Shop 18, 482 Pacific Hwy, Wyoming (02) 4324 6515 14.2 km
Boots Great Outdoors 201 The Entrance Rd , Erina (02) 4367 0396 11.5 km
BCF Australia Pty Ltd 354 Manns Rd , Gosford West (02) 4322 5833 13.7 km
Paddlecraft 3B / 1714 Pittwater Road, Bayview 02 9997 8015 14.5 km

Park information


Bouddi National Park Check for park closures and fire bans

Bouddi National Park is south east of Woy Woy and encompasses the Box Head headland. Bouddi NP has numerous secluded beaches and some great surf beaches too. The park also offers fantastic coastal walking with views out from the tall headlands over Broken Bay, Woy Woy and the South Pacific Ocean. Bouddi NP also boasts one of the first marine extensions in NSW, with a 300ha protection zone out of Maitland Bay for the marine life. The mosquitoes in Bouddi NP can be fierce so it might be an idea to pack insect repellent.

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

$7

Camping is available in the park

$5 to $5

Public toilets are available in the park

Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees
Camping
Facilities


Campsites in Bouddi National Park
Little Beach camping area
Putty Beach camping area
Tallow Beach camping area

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Track from Tallow Beach camping area to beach
 
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Track from box hill trail to Tallow Beach camping area
 
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Northern end of Tallow Beach
 
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Maps of campsite


Locality Map




Local area Topographical Map
Map Scale 1 km
Location of Tallow Beach camping area
Map of Tallow Beach camping area
Base map is used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

User Comments

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Epically Eshay - eckit IP:60.229.8.xxx | 2008-11-07 20:08:29
Heaps sick ay
jennifer - question, IP:58.111.164.xxx | 2009-01-02 14:34:20
how long is the walk from the Tallow Beach camp-site, to Tallow beach?
admin - Walk in Super Administrator | 2009-01-02 16:08:16
Some people walk in along the beach from Putty beach, but this can be very dangerous depending upon the tide or waves. it is about 1.5km walk.

The other track is from The car park at the end of Hawke Head Drive (dirt road). From the gate it is about 1.5km walk along service trails (turning left at each intersection with another wide service trail)

This walk here describes a longer walk, but might be helpful for getting in.
http://www.wildwalks.com/bushwalking-and-hiking-in-nsw/bouddi-national-park/tallow-beach-and-box-head.html

Hope that helps. Happy camping

Matt :)
Jess - This is my favourite camp spot IP:144.136.83.xxx | 2009-08-03 01:02:24
A cliff is behind the camp spot and the car park is up on top of it.

The dirt track is actually about 1.2km to walk down around the side and down to the camp spot. It's all downhill from the car to the camp spot.

The beach is only about 30 metres from the camp spot, on a small path through some scrub.

There is no creek at all, and no tree to pitch a tent under, just next to, so tents get hot early in summer.

There are some bushwalks in the area but it's fun just to hang out on the near-deserted beach.

Not many drunk, ghetto-blasting bogans go here (as they can't bring their V12s in to park next to the tent), it's normally nice, quiet, placid campers.
Dean - Fires IP:124.188.180.xxx | 2009-09-30 11:35:40
Hello Matt,

Just wondering if contained wood fires are allowed for cooking at tallow beach camping area. I really feel that sitting around a fire, and building it really makes the trip worthwhile. If not, is it generally a policy that national parks have?

Cheers

Dean
admin - re: Fires Super Administrator | 2009-09-30 22:48:47
Dean wrote:
Just wondering if contained wood fires are allowed for cooking at tallow beach camping area.

Hi Dean
Thanks for the question. Fires are not permitted at Tallow Beach - you will need to bring a fuel stove for cooking. I know that there is great value in sitting around a fire, but fires do come at a cost to the environment. NPWS do allow fires in some parks. You can look though the campsite summary list to find campsite where fires are permitted. I am not aware of any general policies on fires. It is not a good as a fire, but consider taking a candle if you choose Tallow Beach.
Hope that helps -- have a great camping trip
Matt :)
Michael IP:124.170.120.xxx | 2009-10-09 14:40:04
Hi, I was just wondering if it is possible to camp ON tallow beach itself. From what I've gathered you can only camp at the grassy campsite. It's a shame you cant light a campfire to.
Michael IP:124.170.120.xxx | 2009-10-09 14:42:41
also, Is there an age requirement for camping at the park. 2 of my friends and I were hoping to go camping there. We are all 16 and 17.
admin - re: Super Administrator | 2009-10-11 23:05:27
Michael wrote:
Hi, I was just wondering if it is possible to camp ON tallow beach itself. From what I've gathered you can only camp at the grassy campsite. It's a shame you cant light a campfire to.

Hi Michael, Camping is permitted (only) in the grassy camping area, which is very close to the beach. I am not aware of an age restriction, when you phone to book, just double check then.
Matt :)
Garry IP:120.152.241.xxx | 2009-11-02 01:31:16
Be careful when driving down the unsealed road just before the gate. There are about 5 drainage mounds in the road that can scrape and could rip the exhaust out of you're car if you hit them to fast!
The road is very poorly maintained

Gary
Damien IP:220.239.245.xxx | 2010-09-10 10:33:42
V12s? dont know many camping bogans that drive ferrari's and lamborghini's...
Kai - What its like IP:58.178.53.xxx | 2011-01-13 09:14:58
Do many people come camping to Tallow Beach around the Christmas holidays, because little beach is full and im wondering if tallow would be the same
admin - re: What its like Super Administrator | 2011-01-17 01:05:56
Kai wrote:
Do many people come camping to Tallow Beach around the Christmas holidays, because little beach is full and im wondering if tallow would be the same

Because this is a walk-in site it is less popular, but still fairly popular. Call the parks staff, they should be able to let you know if it is full or not.
Matt :)
Luke - Cleanup IP:122.106.173.xxx | 2011-10-23 21:05:27
We had two families with little boys there for the weekend. Bliss - until the jet-skis came roaring around the headland.
Oh and we picked up FIVE bags of rubbish from Tallow and Little tallow.
If you visit, always take some rubbish bags, even when walking the beach.
A great location. Easy to get to, just drive slowly and carefully. The walk down is easy. The walk back up - take it slow.
Kaye - Amazing place IP:101.172.161.xxx | 2011-11-12 10:47:13
The photos don't do this place justice. Beautiful and quiet. I went with 2 friends in early Nov and we had the beach to ourselves most of the weekend. The surf is big but its still appropriate to wade in without concern - just dont go out too far. Take a beach umbrella because there's absolutely no shade on the beach, and very little shade in the campsite. Will go again for sure. Very special.
Annie - long ago ... IP:27.253.106.xxx | 2012-09-24 03:48:06
About 35 years ago my husband & I 'stumbled' on a beautiful little beach while we were on one of our 'let's go see where the road takes us' wanders. We went back quite a few times over the next few years, until all the 'grown up' responsibilities stopped us.
Today I was looking for information to show my (now grown up) children where this place & I found YOU! I am so very pleased there is some facilities available at this beautiful place, & I do hope everyone who goes to tallow will limit their impact, so it will be there as pristine as ever for many more generations to enjoy.
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