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Where to Camp Near Sydney

16 May 2018

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The city lights of Sydney can be dazzling, but sometimes you might want to swap them for stars.

If you’re looking to escape the city, these camping spots near Sydney will have you feeling at one with nature in no time.

Crosslands Reserve – Berowra Valley National Park

Surround yourself with lush greenery at Crosslands Reserve, the perfect place to get back to nature and enjoy the sound of silence (with the occasional call of native birds). Crosslands Reserve is especially great for families, as it features a bike track and children’s playground.

It’s just a short walk from Berowra Creek, making canoeing, kayaking, swimming and fishing popular ways to spend the day. With a wealth of towering trees and wildlife, this special spot is teeming with natural beauty.

Coxs Creek – Coolah Tops National Park

Hiking, anyone? For those true bush lovers, Coxs Creek provides an escape to nature, deep in the picturesque Blue Mountains. Take in the scenery on one of the many bush trails, then cool down with a dip in the river.

Whatever your camping style, Coxs Creek is a must for every nature-loving Sydneysider. Don’t forget to pack the binoculars – you’re sure to catch some beautiful cockatoos, rosellas and wrens hanging around in the tall eucalypts.

Coledale Beach

Craving a beachside camping adventure? Beautiful Coledale Beach is located just one hour south of Sydney, making it a popular spot for locals and visitors alike. Set between the scenic Pacific Ocean and the leafy canopy of the Illawarra escarpment, Coledale Beach offers the best of both worlds with unbeatable views.

The sandy stretch of beach offers plenty of activities, including swimming, surfing, snorkelling, and fishing. If you’re lucky, you may even sight a dolphin or whale.

Cockatoo Island – Sydney Harbour

Camp in style in the middle of Sydney Harbour. Cockatoo Island is just a short ferry ride from the CBD, but you’ll feel like you’re in a whole new world sleeping under the stars on the water’s edge.

If you want an escape from the city without roughing it too much, Cockatoo Island even offers a ‘glamping’ experience for campers who can’t give up their creature comforts. This unique camping experience is a must-do for all Sydneysiders.

Want more ways to enjoy the natural beauty of Sydney? These picnic spots in Sydney are a great way to get outdoors without pitching a tent!

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