My husband and I LOVE camping. We also love remote, untouched places that are a bit further from the beaten track. The natural lovechild of these two concepts is Bittangabee Bay in Ben Boyd National Park in New South Wales. Read on to discover more about this hidden beauty.
What: A beautiful secluded beach and campground cluttered with native flora and fauna.
Where: Ben Boyd National Park, New South Wales, Australia.
How: Ideally you need a 4WD, however a SUV with high clearance will get you in there after good weather.
How much: Park entry is $8 per day per vehicle, camping is $23 per campsite (includes 2 people, $11.50 per extra person) Bookings can be made here.
Activities: Swimming, fishing, kayaking, bushwalking, whale-watching.
How to get there:
From the Princes HWY (A1) you turn off onto Edrom Road. From the turnoff, its about 24km in to Bittangabee Campground on the Greencape Lighthouse Road (2WD in good weather), and then another final turn down the Bittangabee Road (4WD or high clearance vehicle ideal).
The campground is gorgeous and sheltered. There are toilets, non-drinking water, gas BBQ’s and information boards. There are sites for both tents and camper-trailers, but the tent sites are grassy and nicer. There are resident wallabies, kangaroos, goannas, ringtail possums and wombats.
There is so much to do at Bittangabee. We caught three garfish, went for a walk along the Light to Light Walk, and daydreamed about kayaking in the kayak we almost have. Also, we did a whole lot of drinking wine and looking up at the stars.
Make sure you book ahead! Bittangabee isn’t going to remain a secret for long…