Broughton Island Campground - Myall Lakes NP

National Park - New South Wales


Camping on Broughton Island is a truly special experience. Located in Myall Lakes National Park, you'll be camping amongst an active seabird colony- it’s a key breeding site for wedge-tailed shearwaters. There are plenty of opportunities for water activities, including swimming, fishing, boating, snorkelling and scuba diving. You’ll find sandy beaches within Esmeralda Cove. With only five campsites, you’ll feel like you own the island. The campground is fairly basic, so you’ll have to bring all your equipment and supplies with you, including water. You must book and pre-pay for a campsite prior to arriving at the island.

Getting There

Broughton Island campground is part of Myall Lakes National Park. Access is by vessel only. If travelling by private vessel, you should register your movements with Marine Rescue Port Stephens on marine radio prior to travel, or you can organise transport with a tour operator. Please be advised that tour operator schedules and prices vary, so we recommend that you contact the tour operator before booking your campsite to ensure that transport is available and the costs suit your requirements.

Guided tours and transport services run to the island by the following tour operators:

  • Moonshadow - TQC Cruises (guided day trips only)
  • Let's Go Adventures (pre-arranged transfer services only)
  • Imagine Cruises (guided tours only)
  • Cruiseability (pre-arranged transfer services only)

Access to the campground is via Esmeralda Cove, on the south-eastern side of the island. The moorings in Esmeralda Cove are all privately owned and cannot be used by the general public.

Camping Type

  • Tent
  • Remote/backpack camping 



What to Bring

  • Drinking and cooking water
  • Food supplies


Bookings are required. Book online at or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.

Please Note 

  • Check in after 11am. Check out before 11am.
  • Broughton Island is only accessible by boat
  • Weather and sea conditions can change rapidly and may delay your departure from the island. Please be prepared with adequate food supplies.
  • Mobile phone coverage is intermittent and unreliable
  • If travelling to the island by private vessel, campers are encouraged to register their movements with Marine Rescue Port Stephens, (02) 4981 3585.

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