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 trying one of these camping spots near Sydney? Unplug, unwind and relax while getting back to nature.
Here’s 5 great Easter weekend camping spots near Sydney CBD
Riverside relaxing – for free!
If you’re after an authentic back to nature camping experience, head to Cox’s River Campsite in the Blue Mountains.
- This free campsite is accessible by 4WD, or a short walk from your car.
- There are pit toilets and picnic tables, and some fabulous bushwalking including the spectacular Six Foot Track.
- Enjoy swimming in the river, or a spot of fishing.
- Just 2 hour’s drive from Sydney, this is the perfect spot to get away from it all.
Camping in the city
You don’t have to go too far to enjoy a camping adventure in Sydney.
- Lane Cove National Park is just a 20 minute drive or a short train ride and walk from the city.
- The Lane Cove River Tourist Park has over 200 sites, including some suitable for caravans and camper trailers.
- The facilities at this award-winning park include several amenities blocks, power, camp kitchens, BBQs and picnic tables, a café and kiosk and even Wi-Fi.
- This is a great spot for those who want to camp in the bush, without leaving the city!
Get deserted on an island
Chances are you’ve dreamt of running away to live on an island!
- Camping on Cockatoo Island can make that dream come true, for a while at least!
- This glamping experience is right in the middle of Sydney’s stunning harbour. Enjoy hassle-free camping just a stone’s throw from Sydney city. Just a short ferry ride from Circular Quay, and you’re there!
- Your tent is all ready to go for you, kitted out with camp beds, linen, cushions, a lantern and even sun loungers. It’s the perfect romantic or family escape and is great for those short on time.
- You’ll camp right by the water with gorgeous views of the harbour and surrounds.
A home among the gum trees
Just a north of Sydney you can camp amongst the gum trees at the Crosslands Reserve Camping Area.
- Here in the Berowra Valley National Park, you’ll feel a million miles from anywhere in this beautiful natural setting.
- This promises to be an authentic camping experience, as there’s no showers or power.
- This is a great spot for families, as it has a bike track and a children’s playground.
- For full details read the Crosslands Camping conditions.
Serenity by the sea
Just a short ferry ride across from Palm Beach, you’ll uncover one of northern Sydney’s best secrets – Patonga.
- This Central Coast Council run camp-site features a calm beach on one side and a creek on the other.
- The tranquil park has 36 powered and 45 unpowered grassy sites. Facilities include an amenities and laundry block, children’s play area, electric BBQs, a boat ramp and a great fish and chips shop nearby.
- There’s tennis courts and kayaks available for hire, so you can do as little or as much as you like!
- Grab the Patonga Camping brochure for full details.
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 Sydney CBD branch for a chat.
- You can also phone us on 9212 2267, or apply online today!