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
- 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
Summer school holidays camping ballot
To manage the high demand for campsite bookings over the peak summer period we will again be conducting a ballot for campsite bookings at Green Patch and Bristol Point.
Sites will be allocated across the six-week school holiday period from 21 December 2018 to 1 February 2019. During this period, campsites must be booked in weekly blocks (Friday to Friday) with a maximum stay of two weeks.
To apply for a campsite booking, please complete the new online ballot. A link to the online ballot registration will be available on this page from Monday 20 August 2018, with registrations closing on Monday 3 September 2018.
The successful bookings will be finalised and payments processed between Monday 3 September 2018 and Friday 17 September 2018.
Booking at other times (not during summer holidays)
For bookings outside of the summer school holiday period, you can book your campsite instantly online.
Bookings are essential and may be made up to four months in advance. They are not transferable and sites cannot be sublet.
This is an automated first come, first served system. We encourage people to book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Where to camp at Booderee
Maximum equipment allowed per site
Things to consider
- Dimensions of your tent, tents or van. ‘kitchen tents’, annexes, awnings and gazebos must also be included in your consideration.
- Consider the number of vehicles you will have on your site (trailers and boats are counted as vehicles).
- Provide the registration numbers of all vehicles.
- Park use fees are included in your camp fee.
- Make sure you 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 at Cave Beach, please pick up your Cave Beach tent tag on arrival at the Visitor Centre (or the following day if you arrive out of 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 14 days prior to arrival date in order to receive a refund (minus an administration fee – $50 for bookings made over the amount of $100 or $25 for bookings made under $100).
All refund requests must be emailed to email@example.com
Booderee campsites are intended for peaceful enjoyment of the natural environment and quiet family time. Loud music, drunken behaviour and offensive language is not acceptable at Booderee.
The privacy of Booderee campsites is best protected by avoiding any disturbance of native vegetation in buffer areas between sites. It is your responsibility to keep all your equipment within the confines of your campsite.
Open fires are not permitted on campsites – light fires only in fireplaces provided using the supplied firewood. Gas appliances may be used at your campsite, but please note that all fires (including gas fires) are prohibited on total fire ban days.
Please do not feed wildlife as this can result in poor health, aggression and may attract pest species.
To protect Booderee’s wildlife and plants, animals or pets cannot be brought into the park
Please do not dig trenches. Poles are provided for clothes lines and generators are not permitted as they disturb people and wildlife.
Be aware that snakes, spiders and ticks all live in and around the camping areas and precautions should be taken.
There’s an enormous choice of places to stay in Jervis Bay – from camping in the national park, caravan parks, bed and breakfasts, apartments, or seaside cottages.
Beachside rentals range from modest to luxurious, with many right on the beach overlooking the ocean – perfect at any time of year! Properties are available in nearby Huskisson, Vincentia and Hyams Beach.