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Sleep it off on the South Coast

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Wild About Whales
Date:
02/09/2013
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Looking north to Crampton Island, Meroo National Park. Photo: M.Jarman/OEH

The South Coast of NSW is an area prime for coastal discovery in some truly stunning national parks. From Wollongong and surrounds and the scenic Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area right down to the glorious Jervis Bay National Park, the area provides many lovely places to explore and some wonderful vantage points for land-based whale watching.

After exploring the beautiful coastline, you can sleep off all the excitement with a stay at one of the accommodation options in a national park on the south coast. If you’re keen on camping, there are some great options in the area where you can lay your weary head:

Campgrounds

Meroo National Park is a pristine coastal playground near Ulladulla and Batemans Bay with three campgrounds available. Meroo Head campground has beach-side campsites with opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, surfing, fishing and walking.

Nearby Sunburnt Beach campground is an unspoilt campground nestled amongst the trees. You can set up camp then head off to explore the surrounding beauty with scenic views to the north along the coastline to Crampton Island.

Termeil Point campground has easy access to Termeil Lake and Termeil Beach and is the perfect place to getaway. Set on the headland amongst open forest, the grounds have the ocean on one side and Termeil Lake on the other. It’s small, secluded and offers plenty of things to see and do.

You may also like to travel inland from the south coast to Morton National Park where you’ll find the cascading Fitzroy Falls, or climb the majestic Pigeon House Mountain. Camp for the night at the Gambells Rest campground which offers serene bush campsites that are located close to the shops and services of Bundanoon.

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