The long Easter weekend is almost here, and chances are you’re in need of a budget break. What better way to get away from it all than trying these camping spots near Newcastle? Unplug, unwind and relax while getting back to nature.
Here’s 5 great Easter weekend camping spots near Newcastle
Hit the heights
Take it straight to the top and enjoy the Gloucester River Campground in the Barrington Tops National Park.
- With wide open, natural spaces, this picturesque riverside campground is a great spot for families and groups.
- There’s 25 unmarked sites to choose from alongside the flowing river, with facilities including BBQs, picnic tables and toilets.
- Set your tent up amongst the trees and enjoy swimming, bush walking, and picnicking. You can also spot wildlife including pademelons, brush turkeys and lyrebirds, and you’ll hear lots of frogs and owls.
If you want to enjoy a few creature comforts with your camping, head to Myall Shores Holiday Park.
- Set in the beautiful Myall Lakes National Park and just 90 minutes north of Newcastle, this is a great spot to enjoy all nature has to offer.
- For a glamping experience, try their lakeside safari tents and camp in comfort and style.
- For seasoned campers there’s a range of camp site options to choose from, including waterfront and powered sites, and walk-in unpowered sites.
- Interact with local wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies, possums, koalas, and hundreds of bird species, or enjoy bush walking, bike riding, swimming, fishing and the secluded ocean beaches right at your doorstep.
Laze about lakeside
Lake Macquarie Village promises a great getaway, without having to go too far to get it!
- Conveniently located near the Morriset shops and train station, this handy camp ground makes getting away easy.
- On offer are cabin and cottage accommodation along with powered and unpowered campsites. Facilities include a pool and recreation area, BBQ’s, toilets, hot showers and a laundry.
- You can enjoy swimming and sailing, fishing, bushwalking and rock climbing, and there’s a few horse riding places nearby.
- You can even take your dog along with you to join in the family fun.
Rock out and relax
Sensational Seal Rocks is the ultimate camping getaway.
- Just over 90 minutes’ drive north of Newcastle, at Seal Rocks you can take your pick from four beaches to swim, surf or fish in.
- You can pick your own camping spot atTreachery Camp, which has facilities including a large camp kitchen with gas BBQs, picnic tables and sinks.
- There’s also a modern amenities block with hot showers, flushing toilets, baby change table and a laundry.
- Bliss out on the beautiful beaches and take a walk up to Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse or in the surrounding Myall Lakes National Park.
Bliss out at the beach
Just near Crescent Head you’ll find the Delicate Nobby Camping Ground.
- Worth the three hour drive from Newcastle, the Delicate campground in Goolawah Regional Park is the ideal getaway.
- Kick back and relax at this beachfront campground, which offers 26 powered and 24 unpowered sites along with backpacker style accommodation.
- Facilities include a kiosk, BBQ area, hot showers and a camper’s kitchen.
- Your four legged friend is also allowed here, so bring the dog along.
Need some fast cash for your Easter holiday plans?
- While camping is the ultimate budget holiday, perhaps you need some fast extra cash for some new camping gear.
- Whatever you need quick and easy cash for, City Finance can help!
- Pop in and visit our friendly staff at our Mayfield branch for a chat.
- You can also phone us on 1300 10 10 44, or apply online today!