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Camping grounds

Council owns and operates three camp grounds along the coast at Moruya North Head, Dalmeny and Mystery Bay.

The camp grounds at Moruya North Head and Mystery Bay are primitive and two of the few remaining natural camping sites on the NSW south coast.

  • The Mystery Bay campground overlooks the beach and is surrounded by National Park, and is arguably one of our state's best natural camping spots.
  • The North Head campground sits on the Moruya River, south of Bengello/South Broulee beaches, conveniently located near Moruya Airport.
  • Dalmeny campground has stunning views over the ocean, powered and unpowered sites and modern amenities, located next to the local shops.

Dalmeny and Mystery Bay campgrounds open

Following recent closure in accordance with a Public Health Order for coronavirus safety measures, Dalmeny and Mystery Bay campgrounds are open from 1 June 2020. The campground at North Head, Moruya remains closed for now.

Bush camping by the beach

Peak season:

  • October long weekend
  • Christmas holidays (24 December to 29 January)
  • Easter long weekend

Off peak:

  • All other times

Shoulder season (Dalmeny campground only):

  • 1 February to 30 April
  • 15 September to 23 December
  • (excluding October long weekend and Easter long weekend)
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General conditions

  • Please observe all signage.
  • Camping fees must be paid to the caretaker.
  • Dogs on a leash are permitted (you must clean after them).
  • No dog to be left unattended on site. Only one dog per adult allowed on site.
  • Please use properly constructed walking tracks when accessing beaches.
  • Drive to the campground speed limit.
  • All fires are to be contained in a fire pit and completely extinguished prior to vacating the site.
  • All fire restrictions in place from time to time must be complied with.
  • During periods of total fire bans, gas BBQs may be permitted for cooking purposes.
  • It is an offence to cut down or break branches off trees within the campgrounds. Chainsaws and their use are also not permitted. Please bring firewood with you or purchase firewood from the Caretakers.
  • Please do not empty mobile toilet systems in the campground toilets – this will disrupt the septic system. There is a dump point at Shore St Moruya and Dalmeny Camping Ground.
  • Please clean and gut fish at the beach or boat ramp. Do not use campground taps as this causes smells and attracts vermin.
  • No hoses to be attached to water taps.
  • Please use bins for all litter.
  • Recycling facilities available on site.
  • All sites must be left clean and tidy.
  • The Council or its agents reserve the right to direct and persons to vacate the area at any time without the necessity of stipulating the reason for such action and any person so directed shall vacate the area without delay.
  • No unreasonable noise at any time, particularly after 10pm.
  • For the comfort of all campers please keep the use of generators to a minimum and only between the hours of 8am and 8pm.
  • Liability or responsibility for damage to or loss of personal belongings is not accepted.
  • Distance between all vans sites – 6 metres.
  • Unoccupied caravans, campervans and tents are not to be allowed to remain in the camping ground for more than 24 hours.
  • Maximum period of stay is no more than 50 days in any 12 month period, or up to 150 days at Dalmeny (as per Local Govt Regulations 2005 – Reg 73).

North Head campground

Location: Bruce Cameron Drive, North Head, Moruya

Facilities and attractions

  • Surfing, fishing, snorkelling
  • Close to beach, river and airport
  • National Parks nearby
  • Toilets and cold showers
  • Firewood for sale
  • Drinking water

Fees (children under 5, no charge)

Peak season:

  • Per night per adult $17.50
  • Extra person 5 –16 years $5

Off peak season:

  • Per night per adult $12
  • Extra person 5 –16 years per night $4
  • Per week per adult $72

Pensioner (off peak season only):

  • Per night per person $9.50
  • Per week per person $57

School groups (off peak season only):

  • Per night per person $4.50
  • Per week per person $27

For more information

Mystery Bay campground

Location: Mystery Bay Road, Mystery Bay

Facilities and attractions

  • Surfing, fishing, snorkelling
  • Close to beach
  • National Parks nearby
  • Drinking water
  • Cold showers
  • Pit toilets
  • Firewood for sale
  • Narooma 15km + Tilba 7km

Fees (children under 5 no charge)

Peak season:

  • Per night per adult $17.50
  • Extra person 5 –16 years $5

Off peak season:

  • Per night per adult $12
  • Extra person 5 –16 years per night $4
  • Per week per adult $72

Pensioner (off peak season only):

  • Per night per person $9.50
  • Per week per person $57

School groups (off peak season only):

  • Per night per person $4.50
  • Per week per person $27

For more information

Dalmeny campground

Location: off Mort Avenue, Dalmeny

Facilities and attractions

  • Surfing, fishing, snorkelling
  • Close to beach, shops and park with BBQ
  • National Parks nearby
  • Next to Dalmeny-Narooma Cycleway
  • 54 powered sites
  • Amenities: toilets/hot showers/easy access
  • Firewood for sale
  • Caravan dump point

Fees (site fees are for 2 adults. Children under 5 no charge)

Peak season

  • Site fee per night: powered site $53 / unpowered $43
  • Extra person 5 –16 years per night: powered site $7.40 $6.20
  • Extra person over 16 years per night: powered site $18 $17

Off peak season

  • Site fee per night: powered site $29.50 / unpowered $24.50
  • Extra person 5 –16 years per night: powered site $5.20 / unpowered $4.20
  • Extra person over 16 years per night: powered site $15 / unpowered $13
  • Site fee per week: powered site $177 / unpowered $147

Shoulder season

  • Site fee per night: powered site $35 / unpowered $32
  • Extra person 5 –16 years per night: powered site $6.20 / unpowered $5.20
  • Extra person over 16 years per night: powered site $16 / unpowered $14
  • Site fee per week: powered site $210 / unpowered $192

Pensioner (off peak season only)

  • Site fee per night: powered site $24.50 / unpowered $19.50
  • Site fee per week: powered site $147 / unpowered $117

School groups (off peak season only)

  • Site fee per person per night: powered site $6.20
  • Site fee per person per week: powered site $37.20

For more information