Trial Bay Gaol Campground - Arakoon National Park

National Park - New South Wales


Trial Bay Gaol campground offers campsites for tents, caravans and camper trailers in an enviable position beside Front Beach.

Pack your snorkels, swimmers, fishing rod, walking shoes and surfboard, because you’ll have time to use all of these when you’re enjoying this delightful campground and picnic area. And if you’re too tired after a day exploring the park to cook up a feast, treat yourself to a meal at the Trial Bay Kiosk Restaurant. It's the ideal place for families to take a weekend break in the beautiful Arakoon National Park.

Thinking of going in winter? Make sure you take your binoculars - Arakoon is a great place to see whales making their annual migration north. And even better in spring as they make their way south hugging the coast and resting with their calves in Trial Bay, just off the campground.


  • Amenities block
  • Picnic tables
  • BBQs
  • Boat ramp
  • Cafe/kiosk
  • Carpark
  • Potable water
  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Electric power 

Please note

  •     Check in after 2pm, check out before 12pm.
  •     All campers must check in to the office on arrival and late arrivals must contact the office during business hours. Fees apply for late check outs.
  •     Sites near the boat ramp may experience some early morning noise from 4am during January to April as fishermen gather for marlin season.
  •     Mermaid Pools is near this campground but is not recommended for swimming. Large waves wash over the area and visitors can be swept off the rocks.


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

beautiful spot, walks, beaches, visit Trial Bay Historic Gaol

Tripigy has stayed here and have found it to be a fantastic place to stop. It is definately on our "return to" list. It is sheltered from the wind behind the gaol (the entrance side) compared to the beachfront side. It is a definate must to visit the gaol (extra fee). We found it extremely interesting and the ruins are still in great condition. We can verify the amenities are correct as at October 2013. It gets very busy on the weekends and holidays so bookings are a must!
Unpowered Site $31.00
Per site, per night (2 adults)

Powered Site $36.00
Per site, per night (2 adults)