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11 Unforgettable RV Camp Spots Near Sydney

Published on April 1st, 2019 by Camper Report
This post was updated on April 22nd, 2019

Sydney, Australia is a beautiful place that is very popular for travel. One of the most rewarding ways to travel is by RV, so why not combine the two?

Here is what I have found to be 11 of the most unforgettable RV Camp Spots near Sydney:

  1. NRMA Sydney Lakeside Holiday Park
  2. Discovery Parks- Emerald Beach
  3. Lane Cove River Tourist Park
  4. Percy’s Place Caravan Park
  5. Hawkesbury Riverside Gardens
  6. Wallacia Caravan Park
  7. Oakdale Caravan Park
  8. Katoomba Falls Tourist Park
  9. Torrens Water-ski Gardens
  10. Sydney Tourist Park
  11. Sheralee Tourist Caravan Park

If you are interested in learning more about each of these RV Campsites, their prices, reviews, and amenities keep on reading.

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1. NRMA Sydney Lakeside Holiday Park

The NRMA Sydney Lakeside Holiday Park is one of many NRMA parks around Australia, but the Sydney Lakeside one seems to be a favorite among visitors. Only being 40 minutes from the middle of Sydney it offers plenty of fun for visitors of all kinds

The NRMA Sydney Lakeside Holiday Park offers a variety of campsites and cabins, but one that is accessible to RVs is the Powered sites that accommodate up to 6 people and include one 1 car space.

Price (per night)$63.00
Google Rating (out of Five)4.1 stars
Distance from Sydney41 minutes

These sites have the following amenities and benefits.

  • Camp Kitchen
  • Barbecue
  • TV and Game Rooms
  • Power and Water
  • Playground
  • Conference Facilities
  • Kids and Family Games
  • Three Laundries
  • Kayak Hire
  • Waterpark
  • Internet Access (Daily Quotas Apply)
  • Camp Kitchen
  • Family Bathroom
  • Dump Point
  • Two Amenities Blocks
  • Pedal Go Kart Hire ($15 per hour)

In addition to all the amenities and activities located within the park, they also have many other extra activities around that provide great fun and entertainment.

Being located right on the beach provides for swimming and beach activities. Around the park they have things such as SEA Australia, a surf education program for children, kayaking, mini golf, bowling, and more. It is guaranteed fun for the whole family.

Customer Reviews:

“We had a fantastic time. Kids loved the park and the pool area was a real hit. Coming over from Adelaide it was great to just sit and relax in some peace and quiet and just watch and listen to the wildlife.”

Nathan Cook

2. Discovery Parks- Emerald Beach

Discovery Parks- Emerald Beach is an amazing park, that seems to be a favorite among many people. Located at Coffs Harbor, it is only a short distance from Sydney and will make for an amazing vacation with fun for the whole family.

Emerald Beach offers a Powered Slab Site that sleeps 8 people, which is accessible to RV campers and includes many park amenities.

Price (per night)$32.00
Google Rating (out of 5)4.5 stars
Distance from Sydney6 hours

The Powered Slab Site at Discovery Park- Emerald Beach includes the following features that are in the park.

  • Activity Room with Game and Movie Rooms
  • Barbecue
  • Bouncing Pillow
  • Camp Kitchen
  • Dump Point
  • Family Bathroom
  • Hire Equipment- Pedal Kart Hire
  • Kids Facilities with an Indoor Playground
  • Laundry
  • Sports Facilities with Half Basketball Courts, Half Tennis Courts, and Beach Volleyball Courts
  • Heated Swimming Pool
  • Water park
  • WiFi

In addition to all of these amenities included right in the park, you are also located right on Emerald Beach with lots of opportunities for beach days, surfing, and swimming.

You are also just a short drive away from many local activities in the area, that provide for entertainment outside the park. Some of these activities are the Butterfly House, a butterfly habitat that allows you to go in and walk among the butterflies, located only 30 km (18 mi) from the park.

There is also the Solitary Surf School that is located right on Emerald Beach, and The Coffs Harbour Bunker Cartoon Gallery that holds Australia’s biggest collection of cartoons located only 20 km (12 mi) away from the park.

They do not accommodate pets so be sure if you plan to stay at this park to leave your furry friends with someone not coming along with you.

Customer Reviews:

“Great park. I found the ratio of people and amenities and its placements just perfect. The kitchens are not too crowded, neither the showers/toilets and we were there in the middle of the season. The amenities are cleaned daily and are perfectly maintained. Great park with some nice walks and good beach close by. bottle shop just around the corner within walking distance, some coffee and pizza place as well. Will be back again”

Michal Gasparovic

3. Lane Cove River Tourist Park

Lane Cove River Tourist Park is located in Lane Cove National Park and is only a short distance away from the city center of Sydney. It gets great reviews and is a great and beautiful place to camp and hike around.

The park offers powered sites that are accessible to RVs.

Price (per night)$43 per night for 2 occupants.
$10 per additional adult per night
$6 per additional child (5 – 15 yrs) per night
infants (0 – 4 yrs) free.
Google Rating4.3 stars
Distance from Sydney20 minutes

The features that the powered site includes are listed below.

  • Amenities block
  • Picnic tables
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Cafe/kiosk
  • Drinking water
  • Public phone
  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Wireless internet
  • Electric power
  • Swimming and paddling pools

In addition to these amenities, you are located right in beautiful Lane Cove National park that has many nature activities for you to do.

Lane Cove National Park, not far from Sydney’s city centre, is the perfect place for a family day out or school excursion. Explore historic sites along the Heritage walk or enjoy a picnic, canoe or go birdwatching.

National Parks and Wildlife Service

In addition to being right in one of Australia’s gorgeous National Parks, you are only a 20-minute drive from Sydney’s City Center which holds many shops and sites to see.

There are no pets allowed in Lane Cove National Park, so make sure to make accommodations for your pets if you are planning a stay.

Customer Reviews:

Pretty amazing that you can set up a caravan this close to central Sydney. Good amenities, big enough sites, easy access, and very moderate price. What’s not to like? … The current crew was extremely kind, considerate and helpful regarding our latest booking.

Lindsay Guest

4. Percy’s Place Caravan Park

Photo Courtesy of Percy’s Place Caravan Park

Percy’s Place Caravan Park is a highly rated park that is located right on the Hawkesbury River. It is a beautiful property with many amenities and activities.

They offered powered sites accessible to RVs located at the top of the property (No powered sites located riverside).

Price (per night)$38.50 for 2 adults
$33 for 1 adult
Additional child $7.50
Additional adult $11
Google Rating (out of 5)4.5 stars
Distance from Sydney1 hour 4 minutes

The features that come with the booking are listed below:

  • Boat ramp
  • Dump point
  • Toilets
  • Hot showers
  • Disabled toilet & shower
  • Camp kitchen
  • TV
  • Kiosk
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine
  • Dryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Clothesline
  • Firewood available
  • Firedrum provided
  • Drinking water
  • Herb & vegetable garden
  • Book exchange
  • Board games

The provide a kiosk shop that sells several foods available for purchase if you are feeling hungry after a long day on the river, and supplies in case you have forgotten a few things. It sells the following items:

  • Coffee
  • Milkshakes
  • Slushies
  • Cold drinks
  • Ice cream
  • Chips
  • Lollies
  • Chocolates
  • Ice
  • Firewood
  • Ski Ropes
  • Toiletries
  • Basic first aid supplies

This caravan park is perfect for people or families who aren’t interested in a large vacation with many activities that require purchases or just want a small getaway.

They don’t have many activities to offer, other than the river and water or outdoor activities. This is a spot for people who really want the camping feel.

Customer Reviews:

“Great location for short or long stays. Refurbished, modern facilities with riverside views, beach and boat ramp access. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Mornings are glorious here, take time to stroll along the river and the large site”

Dave Brimmer

5. Hawkesbury Riverside Gardens

Hawkesbury is a beautiful park located right on the Hawkesbury River and has many amenities and activities for their guests.

They offer Powered Campsites that are accessible to RVs, and include several features.

Price (per night)$55 per night for 2 people
Extra adult $10 | child $5
$315 per week for 2 people
Extra adult $50 | child $25
Google Rating (out of 5)4.0 stars
Distance from Sydney1 hour

The features included with the Powered campsite are listed below:

  • Beautifully maintained park
  • Sandy beach access to the river
  • Concrete boat ramp
  • In-ground pool
  • BBQ & picnic tables
  • Courtesy transportation to local attractions
  • Camp Kitchen
  • Volleyball court
  • Showers and toilets
  • Laundry
  • Nearby access to Lynnwood Golf Club
  • In-house Ski School

This park is located right on the river for access to swimming, boating, water sports, or even just hanging out and having a great time with family and friends. It is a great park for all ages, as it offers many benefits and activities.

One of the main attractions of this park is the Ski School. It is a way to learn water sports and have a fun time on the river, even if you are a beginner.

The Hawkesbury River is home to the best water sports experiences in Sydney. Whether it be waterskiing, wakeboarding, wakeskating, kneeboarding, swivel skiing, tubing or barefooting… the choice is yours!
​If it’s your first time or you have ridden before, Sydney Ski School will have you up and riding in no time. With the use of our training bar and professional instruction just brace yourself for the buzz.

Hawkesbury Riverside Garden

Customer Reviews:

Beautiful surroundings, management most accommodating,. Children had a great time, playing on the playground, swimming in the pool, fishing, and, just running free. Adults had a great time too. Highly recommended. Will definitely be back. Money well spent.

Jann McQuarrie

6. Wallacia Caravan Park

Wallacia is a smaller caravan park located right by the Nepean River. It is a great smaller campground for families, friends, and individuals to get away on a weekend camping trip.

Price (per night)N/A
Google Rating (out of 5)3.8 stars
Distance from Sydney1 hour 5 minutes

Amenities include:

  • Wood and gas BBQ facilities
  • Shelter sheds
  • Toilets
  • Kiosk
  • Pet access (at Manager’s discretion)

This is more of a simple campsite, but still, one that campers tend to enjoy. While there aren’t many facilities or activities right at the campsites it is only a short walk to the nearby shops and Wallacia Hotel, which can provide city benefits without losing the fun of camping.

I sadly could not find any information concerning the price of this campsite.

Customer Reviews:

“really good location near the pub and river. cheap sites clean toilets and showers”

Tim Hillbilly

“Nice place peaceful setting good rates”

Wayne Nolan

7. Oakdale Caravan Park

The Oakdale Caravan Park is a residential park that also offers rates for short term stays for RVs.

Price (per night)Price Varies
Google Rating (out of 5)4.5 stars
Distance from Sydney1 hour 16 minutes

This camp is a great place to consider if you are looking for a place to just park your RV as it doesn’t have many amenities but it is very close to a town and shops and is only an hour drive to Sydney’s City Center.

According to the Oakdale website, “Oakdale Residential Park is a short walk to the shops and facilities of the village of Oakdale which rests within a tranquil semi-rural environment southwest of the Sydney metropolitan area just 30 minutes from all the services and facilities of Campbelltown.

Coal mining was originally the major industry in the area however the coal mine closed down several years ago. There are still plenty of reminders throughout the area which highlight the contribution of mining to the development of Oakdale and the surrounding area.”

To find out prices you have to fill out a form and send it in to management for a short term stay as prices will vary depending on the situation and time of year.

Customer Reviews:

“I find the suburb to be quite relaxing and calming. But only downside to Oakdale is the hot hot dry temperatures throughout the hotter parts of the year average day temps are around 37 degrees and drops to the night time low of 21 degrees.”

Sean Murphy

8. Katoomba Falls Tourist Park

Katoomba Falls Tourist Park is located right by many beautiful nature scenes that you can explore. They are in a great location.

Price (per night)$53
Google Rating (out of 5)4.4 Stars
Distance from Sydney1 hour 50 minutes

This campsite is perfect for someone who truly wants to immerse themselves into nature and experience outdoor adventures. It is within walking distance to three amazing-can’t-miss attractions that will provide fun for the entire family.

Katoomba Falls is a beautiful area and as they add on Caravan and Camping: “Katoomba Falls Tourist Park is ideally located within walking access to the famous Three Sisters, Scenic World Skyway and Katoomba township.

Bushwalks lead from the front of the Park to spectacular viewpoints and hidden waterfalls, and we’re just a short walk to Echo Point, home of the fabled Three Sisters. After a long day exploring the natural wonders of the Blue Mountains, the cafes, restaurants and friendly pubs of Katoomba town centre are close by.”

Customer Reviews:

“Nice location good showers and camp kitchen nice scenery close to site”


9. Torrens Water-Ski Gardens and Caravan Park

Photo Courtesy of Torrens Water-Ski Gardens and Caravan Park

Torrens Water-Ski Park is a carvan park right in the water ideal for water sports of all kinds.

Price (per night)N/A
Google Rating (out of 5)4.6 stars
Distance from Sydney1 hour 20 minutes

The campsites offer the following amenities:

  • Boat Ramp
  • Jetty
  • Great Fishing Opportunities
  • Picnic Area with Private Beaches
  • Undercover Entertaining Area
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Water Ski and Wake Boarding Tuition can be arranged
  • Ice & Gas Available
  • Ice Creams and Cold Refreshments offered at the office
  • Laundry/Shower/Toilet facilities
  • Covered and Enclosed Boat Storage
  • Holiday rooms available for your family and friends to check into
  • Open Office 7 days a week

This site is ideal for water sports and having fun on the water as that is what this site is mostly focused around.

Contact Torrens for exact nightly prices for campsites.

10. Sydney Tourist Park

Sydney Tourist Park is located right in Sydney just minutes from the heart of Sydney’s City Center it is a small park that is close to the city for the camper’s who wish to do there own thing rather than rely on the park itself for activities.

Price (per night)$46-$52
Google Rating (out of 5)3.6 stars
Distance from Sydney37 minutes

Features included are listed below:

  • Powered concrete slab sites
  • Powered grass sites
  • Amenities with individual bathrooms
  • Laundry with coin operated washers and dryers
  • Under-cover bbq area with cooking facilities, fridge/freezer, and large seating area
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Pet-friendly (Conditions apply)
  • Dump point
  • 1km from the train station and Westfield shopping & restaurant

Customer Review:

“Had a lovely few days at the tourist park. Plenty of space and good facilities. Shower rooms and toilet block with showers so doesn’t get too busy unless you particularly want one of the three combined shower/toilet rooms. A lot of people don’t seem to notice the other toilet and shower block which is a lot less steamy. Would definitely go back.”

Gillian Davies

11. Sheralee Tourist Caravan Park

Sheralee is a great park for people who want to explore Sydney as it is located so close to Sydney’s City Center.

Price (per night)$40 per night
$10 per additional person
$250 weekly
Google Rating (out of five)3.6 Stars
Distance from Sydney 24 minutes

Sheralee comes with amenities included with their camping sites, as they list out on their website:

“The Sheralee Tourist Caravan Park offers all their guests kitchen & laundry facilities, BBQ Areas, TV room. Internet is available by purchase of an entry code in kitchen & TV room areas  & dump point in a relaxed friendly environment. We are also pet friendly. “

Customer Review:

“Everything you’d need in a place like this. Clean toilets, hot water, kitchen and laundry. And very friendly and humorous owners as well. The price is reasonable considering how close to the city it is.”

Kristian Sand

Related Questions:

Are tents also allowed on powered campsites? At most campsites located in Sydney, Australia that offer powered campsites, they also offered grass powered campsites that allow for tent use.

Are there places to camp in Sydney that are free? There are quite a few camping spots in or near Sydney that are free of charge but, many of these campsites don’t include powered tent sites or sites that accommodate RVs. If you are planning on just tent camping, then you can find some great free campsites.

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