The Ruins Campground - Booti Booti National Park

National Park - New South Wales


From rugged campers to casual caravaners, the Ruins campground is the perfect spot for nearly anyone. A beautiful open area fringed by cabbage tree palms and paperbarks, it has everything you need, from picnic tables and barbecues to hot showers and drinking water.But the real charm lies in what’s nearby. 

Don’t forget your swimmers – whether you prefer the beach or a sheltered lake, both are just a stone’s throw away. Seven Mile Beach offers gorgeous sand and whale watching in the winter. Wallis Lake is perfect for relaxing beneath a tree or launching the kayak for a cool afternoon paddle.You can even hike along the Booti Hill/Lakeside walking track, which includes scenic lookouts and a direct link to Elizabeth Beach - perfect for surfing and seasonally patrolled. Keep your eyes open for graceful shore birds along the challenging walk. 

But if all else fails and you just feel like taking time out relaxing with a coffee and a newspaper, Ruins campground is also an easy drive from cafes in Pacific Palms.

Activities: walking, mountain biking, surfing, fishing, birdwatching, whale watching, picnicking, playing and socialising 

Getting there: Ruins campground is in Booti Booti National Park. 

To get there:Drive approximately 20km south of Forster along The Lakes WayTurn left into the Ruins campground

Facilities: picnic tables, gas/electric barbecues (free), flush toilets, hot showers, amenities block, drinking water, carpark, trackhead/access point 

Bookings: For campground information, contact the Great Lakes (Pacific Palms) NPWS office on (02) 6591 0300. Bookings are currently not available.
Lovely campsite located right by the southern end of the beautiful 7 Mile Beach. 2 amenities blocks with hot showers flushing toilets garbage bins & gas BBQs. Large area with plenty of room for many campsites. Suitable for tents caravans motorhomes & big rigs. Amenities were cleaned daily. As well as the beach there are two walking tracks which can be walked separately or as one loop track. One heads over the surrounding hillside & is steep in many sections while the other follows the lake & is level all the way. Both tracks have plenty of shade. We walked to the nearby recreation club for lunch (just a little further on from the end of the tracks.) It gets busy on the weekend & during the week there was a school group with 30 or more teenagers but they were well behaved & not disruptive. The grass was rather long & in need of cutting but otherwise we enjoyed our stay here & would definately return if in the area again. We stayed here in February.
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