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Caravanning and Camping

Waratah-Wynyard Council welcomes you

Waratah-Wynyard Council welcomes all caravans, campervan and motorhome owners to our area. We encourage you to stay a while and enjoy the natural beauty and diversity of our region.

Caravan Parks 


Beach Retreat Tourist Park
30B Old Bass Highway, Wynyard (03 6442 1998)


Somerset Beachside Cabin and Caravan Park
15235 Bass Highway, Somerset (03 6435 2322)


Waratah Camping Ground
Enquiries to Waratah Post Office/Council Chambers
2 Smith Street, Waratah
Phone: 03 6439 7100
Office hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri (closed 12.30-1.30pm)

NOTE: No pre-bookings are taken for this caravan park. During peak times – it is advisable to call in advance to seek information on available sites. Payments can be made on arrival (at the Post Office) or over the phone and instructions for key collection will be left if required for the amenities.

Between April and December all enquiries about campground, including booking/payments enquiries, should be made at the Post Office during normal business hours (above).

In addition to above Post Office hours, from Saturday, January 13th 2024 to Easter 2024, the Athenaeum Hall (adjacent to Caravan Park) will be open between 1pm-5pm on Saturdays and Sundays to take payments.

Weekend phone (between 1pm-5pm Sat and Sun only): 0497 611 401.

Waratah Campground Fees July 2023- June 2024 (per site):
Powered site:$35
Unpowered site:$27
Self-Contained (no use of facilities): $15
Facilities only: $12

Waratah campground has a number of powered and unpowered sites in a beautiful lakeside setting within easy walking distance to town highlights, including Waratah Falls.  The amenities block has toilets and shower, with a laundry with coin operated washing machine and dryer ($4 per load). There is a BBQ shelter and playground close by for the kids, as well as a lovely spot to sit and watch out for platypus in the lake! 

Boat Harbour Beach

Boat Harbour Beach Holiday Park
21 Moore St Boat Harbour Beach – 0417 448 323


Freedom camping

For a list of public camping options in the surrounding areas contact the Wonders of Wynyard or download the Caravans and Camping guide here

NOTE: Boat Harbour Beach and Sisters Beach are DAY USE ONLY areas.

Wynyard Transfer Station(outside)

Goldie Street, Wynyard
Open 24hrs, 7 days


Sisters Beach Fire Station (Behind)

Honey Suckle Avenue, Sisters Beach
Open 24 hrs – 7 days

NOTE: No drinking water available at this dump station


Waratah  – Annie St

Open 24 hrs – 7 days

For details on waste transfer stations – click here

Our local caravan parks and motels all offer pet friendly options – contact them directly for details.

Many local cafes are just as pleased to see your pet as they are to see you – offering water bowls and outside dining options.

There are a number of dog friendly beaches in our area – click here for maps.

Note: Many of our beaches are home to protected wildlife including Little Penguin colonies. Please observe signage regarding prohibitied areas, and keep your pets under your control at all times.