Mystery Bay campground fronts the ocean and is one of the few natural camping areas remaining on NSW’s south coast. It is only a short distance off the Princes Highway, but could be a million miles from anywhere.
The area is quite large with camp sites scattered throughout the native bush of mainly spotted gums, with acacias and banksias closer to the spectacular cliff headlands and small beaches. Sites have room for vehicles of all shapes and sizes. All sites are unpowered. Dogs are allowed on leash and basic facilities are provided. Firewood for sale at campground, cold showers, pit toilets and National Parks Nearby.
Mystery Bay is a sleepy coastal hamlet between Narooma and Central Tilba, with Eurobodalla National Park to the north and south.
HOW TO GET THERE
The Mystery Bay turnoff is about 9 km south of Narooma, and 24 km north of Cobargo. Heading into Mystery Bay, the campsite is on your left.
FEES & BOOKINGS
Peak season rates are $17.50/adult/night. $5/child/night (5-16)
Off Peak season rates are $12/adult/night. $4/child/night (5-16)
Off Peak Weekly rate of $70/adult
Off Peak Pensioner Rate of $9.50/person/night or $58/person for a week
Bookings are not taken and when the campground is full the sign is displayed at the entrance on Mystery Bay Road. This usually only occurs at the Christmas New Year Holidays.
Refer to the website for peak season dates.
For further information please call the caretaker on 0428 622 357.
THINGS TO DO
Explore its fantastic beaches and rocky coves.
Swim in the bay’s beautiful turquoise waters.
Surf at Mystery Bay and neighbouring beaches.
Beach fishing nearby.
A sand boat ramp at Mystery Bay is sometimes difficult to access and needs a 4WD. More accessible ramps at Narooma, Bermagui and Corunna Lake.
Visitors may also enjoy the attractions around Mystery Bay
Charters from Narooma
Whale watching cruises (late September-November)
Underwater Safaris Narooma
Ocean fishing charters
Montague Island Tours – Half-day tours to Montague Island Nature Reserve to see seals, Little Penguins and other nesting birds in season and historic lightstation. Overnight tours can be arranged.
Wagonga Inlet cruises
See main stream and art house films in the heritage listed Narooma Kinema
Explore nearby historic villages of Central Tilba and Tilba Tilba www.tilba.com.au.
Explore historic Bodalla, north of Narooma, birthplace of Australia’s commercial cheese industry.
Visit the fishing village of Bermagui and the Fishermen’s Wharf.