Bendalong Point Tourist Park, located on the south coast of New South Wales, is the perfect location for your next holiday adventure! It attracts anyone who is interested in surfing, fishing, swimming, bushwalking and relaxing. There’s really something for everyone. Located just 218km from Sydney and 135km from Wollongong, it’s the South Coasts own version of paradise.
Bendalong Point, situated on Red Point Headland, is home of some the most beautiful beaches Australia has to offer. Inyadda, Washerwomans and Boat Harbour beach are the main attractions for many when they visit Bendalong. Inyadda beach is renowned for it’s surf breaks and is ideal for those looking for the best place for surf swimming. Washerwomens and Boat Harbour beach are known more for their calm waters and sheltered beach swimming. Boat Harbour has an easily accessible boat ramp. Boat Harbour beach is also home to a colony of giant stingrays- but don’t worry, they’re just there to steal all the scraps from the local fishermen. A walk around these beaches will provide you with authentic Indigenous rock art, rock pools and caves.
There is plenty of accommodation on offer when you arrive at the park. Self-contained cabins (anywhere from $150/night to $460/night*), powered sites- some with waterfront, some with ensuites ($40-$60/night*) and unpowered camping sites ($30/night*) are available. One of the main advantages and disadvantages of unpowered camping is being able to take up as much space as you please. It’s great during the off-season, but can be a real pain when it gets to the busy summer months.
Bendalong Point Tourist Park is a regular attraction for my family and myself. We have visited during both the summer and winter months. We made the short trip from the Southern Highlands with our camper trailer in tow and they’ve become some of the most memorable family trips. There’s nothing quite like waking up to the sun streaming through the canvas and birds chirping in the distance. Being self-sufficient, we stayed on one of the unpowered camping sites. The park has many BBQ shelters available for campers that need it. The only thing Bendalong Point Tourist park lacks is amenities. For such a large place that relies heavily on campers, there are only three blocks of amenities throughout the park, one of which is located in the camping grounds.
There is plenty for the kids to do, with a playground, jumping pillow and aquatic playground readily available. During the school holidays there are planned activities such as plaster painting available during the week.
Although there isn’t much on offer in the town of Bendalong, there are plenty of options in Milton and Ulladulla when it comes to dining. Pubs, pizzerias, cafes and restaurants are available in these surrounding towns. The bakery, and milk van, the seafood, and fruit truck frequently visit the tourist park. During peak season, a coffee van and food truck can be found towards the centre of the park.
*Prices are subject to change. Off-season pricing for two people.