The Basin Picnic and Camping Ground

Camping

The Basin offers a unique camping opportunity with only boat or hiking access to the camp ground. Located on the foreshore of Pittwater and only an hour drive north of Sydney, The Basin is one of Sydney's camping hot spot for summer with ample swimming and shaded areas to escape the heat. Only a 15 minute ferry ride from Palm Beach Wharf, this secluded paradise offers hiking, fishing, swimming, Aboriginal engravings and a lot more.

Managing Authority

National Parks and Wildlife Service (02) 99741011

Fees

Camping Fees Per night $14 Adult, $7 Child. Landing fees (including day visits) $3 Adults, $2 Child

Bookings

Bookings are essential. Very popular during summer so book early.

Phone: (02) 99741011 or go to http://www.basincampground.com.au

Indigenous History

There is over 800 hundred recorded Aboriginal sites throughout the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Rock engraving can be found (sign posted not far from the car park) along The Basin Trail.

Historical Notes

Historical buildings are located within the park including Beachwood Cottage near the campground.

Amenities

The Basin provides picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), gas/electric barbecues, flush toilets, cold showers, amenities block, drinking water and a public phone.

4WD Access Only

4WD Only Access: No

BBQ Only

BBQ available: Gas/Wood BBQ and Firepits

Picnic Tables

Picnic Tables: Yes

Showers

Showers: Cold

Caravan

Caravans: No

Toilets

Toilets: Flush

Activities

Hiking

Hiking: Yes

Swimming

Swimming: Yes, The lagoon offers shallow swimming for kids

Canoeing

Canoeing and kayaking: Yes

Cycling

Cycling: Mountain Bike riding on fire trails only

Getting There

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