Across NSW we're spoilt for choice when it comes to holidaying in the great outdoors. Whilst camping and caravanning are not exactly considered the most glamorous of holidays, there are plenty of stunning locations to snuggle up in – and believe us, you'll be far from slumming it. And when it comes to the perfect getaway spot in the great outdoors, our favourite place is the gorgeous Central Coast. From the coast to the bush, many spots boast jaw-droppingly beautiful vistas and luxury add-ons, allowing you to afford an awesome getaway without the luxury hotel price tag. So for the ultimate outdoor escape, book a stay at one of these Central Coast caravan parks or campgrounds for an alfresco adventure you'll never forget.
From camping and glamping, to self-contained eco-cabins and tipis, Glenworth Valley has a host of accommodation options that get you amongst nature. Secluded and beautiful, you'll spend the daytime exploring the grounds via horseback, kayak and bike, and at night, the campfire is the only place to be.
Camping from $25 per night
Tipi from $150 per night
Glamping from $170 per night
Eco-cabins from $220 per night
Sitting pretty on the bay, Patonga Caravan and Camping Area is the perfect spot for a relaxing weekend getaway. With 36 powered and 45 unpowered tent and caravan sites, access to the beach and creek, tennis courts and electric barbeques, you are in for a fun-filled camping trip at Patonga.
From $24 per night
Bay Street, Patonga
This resort-style holiday park is a popular spot for road trippers and weekend travellers because of its beautiful outlook and range of accommodation. Prefer your own amenities? Toowoon Bay Holiday Park offers ensuite sites. You can roll up in your van or set up your tent on a powered site with access to your own private bathroom, shower and basin. Nothing like the comforts of home to ensure you have an awesome weekend trip by the beach.
From $38 per night
Koongara Street, Toowoon Bay
This remote yet popular coastal caping spot is a favourite amongst nature-lovers and surfers alike. With picnic tables and barbeque facilities, you can sleep and dine alfresco with beautiful Little Beach as your backdrop.
From $34 per night
Little Beach Trail, Bouddi
Head to the Blue Lagoon for a memorable Central Coast trip. With unpowered and powered sites, alongside comfy cabins, regardless of where you stay you'll be spoilt with beautiful views and a short walk to the beach. From national parklands and ocean views, to the heated pool and tennis court, there is much to keep you busy during your stay.
From $44 per night
10 Bateau Bay Road, Bateau Bay
For less surf and sand, and more trees and tranquillity, Mill Creek Campground has got you covered. Remote and leafy, be sure to pack all the essentials to set up your camp; insect repellant included. If you want to make it a fun group trip, you can book an exclusive camp area that suits up to 70 people.
174 Mill Creek Road, Gunderman
For the best the Central Coast as to offer, book your next road trip stopover at Budgewoi Holiday Park. This secluded lakeside stay boasts spacious sites, national park surrounds and water views. To upgrade your camping expedition book a night in one of the lorikeet cabins. With two bedrooms, a kitchen and views across Lake Munmorah, you'll feel right at home.
From $39 per night
Weemala Street, Budgewoi
Perfectly positioned 50m away from the water, Frazer Campground is as much of a coastal escape as one can get. The sites are unpowered, so be prepared to bring everything you need, and the ocean views and natural surrounds will have you in awe. With only 6 campsites available to book, you need to get in quick to secure your weekend by the beach.
From $34 per night
Safari Palm Tents strike the perfect balance between a laid back and luxe camping experience. Part of the Ocean Beach Holiday Resort Park at Umina Beach is a popular glamping spot in NSW. The tents sleep up to four people and feature a kitchen, TV and DVD facilities, an ensuite bathroom and an undercover veranda with a BBQ. They’re comfortable and popular among families. There’s bushland (including waterfalls) and a waterpark close by, as well as playgrounds.
From $150 per night
NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday Park, Sydney Avenue, Umina Beach
To get amongst nature, a stay in this boutique campground is a must for adventure seekers that love fishing, swimming and bushwalking. If you get sick of cooking over the campfire, award-winning dining is only a short drive away.
From $34 per night
Bouddi National Park
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