We are so lucky in Australia to have such great locations at our door and one of the gems is Minnie Water. We have taken the time and checked out what all the fuss is about and have managed to deliver some great information for our family at Camp Spots.
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How cased by the quiet seaside villages of Wooli, Diggers Camp and Minnie Water, and the stunning Yuraygir National Park that surrounds them, are all the most ideal destination for your next camping trip on the NSW North Coast.
Depending on your chosen level of comfort and whether you are looking for beachfront, riverside or bush, there is a caravan park or camping ground to suit your requirements.
There are 7 amazing camping spots and parks in this area, and we list them all below, complete with details about facilities, number of sites, telephone numbers and links to websites.
The camping and caravan parks/grounds at Minnie Water, Diggers Camp and Wooli fall into these general categories:
- 1 privately managed holiday resort with large sites and full facilities
- 2 Council-managed caravan parks with some facilities
- 1 Council-managed summer-only camping ground with limited facilities
- 2 National Parks-managed campgrounds with basic facilities
- 1 National Parks-managed camping area with no facilities
Camp a few nights at one of these pretty spots and we predict you won’t want to leave.
Most campers return to their favourite camping ground around this part of Yuraygir National Park time and time again.
Others come back to the area to try one of the other camp sites or caravan parks for a different experience.
What’s always the same is the feeling you’re getting away from it all and you’re completely immersed in natural surroundings and close to river or ocean and wildlife.
Camping Grounds -> basic, nature-based camping
1. Illaroo Campground – Yuraygir National Park (Minnie Water)
Basic beachfront campground managed by National Parks with 60 spacious camp sites for tents, caravans and campers, just north of Minnie Water.
Gas/electric and wood BBQs, picnic tables, non-flush toilets, fire rings and drinking water.
2. Rocky Point Campground – Yuraygir National Park (Minnie Water)
Small, remote campground managed by National Parks with only 2 tent sites, just north of Minnie Water.
No facilities. Campers will have to walk about 200 metres from the car park at Illaroo Campground to get here.
3. Diggers Headland Reserve Camping Ground (Diggers Camp)
IMPORTANT: Camping is permitted at Diggers Headland Reserve ONLY from 1 December to 31 January and on those days allocated as a NSW or QLD public school vacation.
Primitive camping ground on Diggers Headland managed by Clarence Valley Council with 26 unpowered sites.
Compost toilets only.
Phone: (02) 6643 0200
4. Boorkoom Campground – Yuraygir National Park (Wilsons Headland)
Secluded campground on Wilsons Headland managed by National Parks with 10 clifftop camp sites for tents.
Gas/electric BBQs, picnic tables, non-flush toilets.
Holiday / Caravan Parks -> camping in comfort
5. Minnie Water Holiday Park
Shady park with a variety of cabins and 38 powered and 36 unpowered sites, including secluded bushland camp sites and large sites for RVs.
Swimming pool, tennis court, laundry, camp kitchen, hot showers and toilets, convenience store, hot food takeaway, car/boat wash bay, BBQ area and reception desk with tourist information.
6. Big4 Solitary Islands Resort
Large riverside park with 117 spacious powered caravan and tent sites, plus a variety of cabins sleeping 2-9 people, some with private spas.
Heated swimming pool with spa and baby pool, mini golf, hot showers and toilets, camp kitchen, café, licensed bar, giant jumping pillow, pedal go-karts, large BBQ area, interactive playground, free use of kayaks and canoes.
7. Wooli Camping & Caravan Park
Small riverside caravan park in the centre of Wooli with 20 powered caravan and tent sites.
Hot showers, toilets, camp kitchen, BBQs, reception desk.
Don’t feel like camping after all? Why not rent a cabin or holiday house?
Check out our page on other types of holiday rental accommodation in Wooli and Minnie Water.