Visitors adore camping at Booderee. Choose between the natural setting and individual campsites at Green Patch, the grassy area at Cave Beach, or Bristol Point, which is ideal for larger groups.
Camping at Booderee
- How to book your campsite
- Summer school holidays camping ballot
- Where to camp at Booderee
- Maximum equipment allowed per site
- Things to consider
- Checking in and checking out
- Refunds and cancellations
- Camping etiquette
- Nearby accommodation
How to book your campsite
For bookings outside the summer school holiday period, you can book your campsite instantly online.
Bookings are essential and can be made up to four months in advance. They are not transferable and sites can not be sublet.
Campsites are automatically allocated using a first come, first served system. We encourage you to book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Summer school holidays camping ballot
To manage the high demand for campsites over the peak summer period, we conduct a ballot for campsite bookings at Green Patch and Bristol Point.
The ballot for the 2018/19 summer holidays has now closed and all campsites have been allocated.
Where to camp at Booderee
Maximum equipment allowed per site
Things to consider
- All campsites are unpowered.
- When deciding what size campsite you need, remember to include the dimensions of any ‘kitchen tents’, annexes, awnings and gazebos in addition to your tent(s) or van.
- Consider the number of vehicles you will have on your site (trailers and boats are counted as vehicles).
- Please provide the registration numbers of all vehicles.
- Park use fees are included in your camp fee.
- Print out your ticket and bring it with you on your visit. You’ll have to display this on your dashboard.
Checking in and checking out
If you have booked your Green Patch or Bristol Point site online you can proceed straight to your campsite without checking in at the Visitor Centre.
Please remember to print out and bring your booking confirmation to display on your dashboard.
If you have booked a site at Cave Beach, please pick up your tent tag on arrival at the Visitor Centre (or the following day if you arrive after hours) and attach the tag to your tent.
Campsites must be vacated by 12 noon on the day of departure and left in a clean and tidy condition.
Refunds and cancellations
Cancellations must be made at least 14 days before the arrival date to receive a refund.
An administration fee will be deducted from your refund: $25 for bookings under $100 or $50 for bookings $100 or more.
Please email refund requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
Booderee campsites are for peaceful enjoyment of the natural environment and quiet family time. Loud music, drunken behaviour and offensive language is not acceptable at Booderee.
To protect the privacy of campsites, do not disturb any native vegetation in the areas between sites. Please keep all equipment within the boundary of your campsite.
Light fires only in the fireplaces provided using the firewood supplied. Open fires are not permitted on campsites. Gas appliances may be used at your campsite; however all fires (including gas fires) are prohibited on total fire ban days.
Do not feed any wildlife as this can result in poor health, aggression and may attract pest species.
To protect Booderee’s wildlife and plants, no animals may be brought into the park
Please do not dig trenches.
Poles are provided for clotheslines.
Generators are not permitted as they disturb people and wildlife.
Be aware that snakes, spiders and ticks live in and around the camping areas and precautions should be taken.
There is an enormous range of places to stay in Jervis Bay. As well as camping in the national park, you can stay at caravan parks, bed and breakfasts, apartments or seaside cottages.
Rentals range from modest to luxurious, with many right on the beach overlooking the ocean. Properties are available in nearby Huskisson, Vincentia and Hyams Beach.
For more information on accommodation options outside the park, visit Jervis Bay Tourism.