Top 10 campsites that allow fires near Thirlmere Lakes National Park, NSW
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Top 10 campsites that allow fires near Thirlmere Lakes National Park, NSW

The 2019-20 camping season has been tough for many communities in Australia. Visiting these communities and spending tourism dollars is a great way to help. If you'd like to support the communities directly you can also donate via the Red Cross or search for country fire departments across Australia and make donations directly. Stay safe and support our Australian regional communities.

They say life is better around the campfire. And we could not agree more. 

Over the years due to increase fire risk it's become a challenge to find great campsites that allow you to have a fire by your tent. 

Please be a responsible Aircamper and brush up on your fire safety knowledge. Bushwalking NSW has a great article that'll give you the rundown on how to light a fire responsibly.

Below we've collected some hidden gems near Thirlmere Lakes National Park, NSW that still allow you to sit back, toast your feet and incinerate some marshmallows while telling stories about camping when you were a kid.

1 Emmetts Flats Campground

Wattle Ridge Road, Wattle Ridge, New South Wales Get directions
  • ✓ Free
  • ✓ Walking Trails
  • ✓ Allows fires
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2 Reflections Killalea Reserve

Killalea Drive, Shell Cove NSW 2529 Get directions
  • ✓ Toilets
  • ✓ Drinking Water
  • ✓ BBQ Areas
  • ✓ Allotted Site
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ Glamping
  • ✓ Car
  • ✓ Disabled Access
  • ✓ Firewood for sale
  • ✓ Showers
  • ✓ Wifi
  • ✓ Phone Reception
  • ✓ Cabins Available
  • ✓ Garbage
  • ✓ Laundry
  • ✓ Hiking
  • ✓ Fishing
  • ✓ Walking Trails
  • ✓ Swimming
  • ✓ Kids play park
  • ✓ Coffee Nearby
  • ✓ Allows fires
  • ✓ Reflections
  • ✓ 2 hours from Sydney
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3 Yerranderie Public Campsite

Blue Mountains National Park South, New South Wales Get directions
  • ✓ Free
  • ✓ Toilets
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ National Parks
  • ✓ Walking Trails
  • ✓ 4WD Trails
  • ✓ Allows fires
  • ✓ Pub
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4 Private Town campground

The Sheepwalk Dr, Yerranderie, New South Wales Get directions
  • ✓ Toilets
  • ✓ Drinking Water
  • ✓ BBQ Areas
  • ✓ National Parks
  • ✓ Showers
  • ✓ Cabins Available
  • ✓ Walking Trails
  • ✓ 4WD Trails
  • ✓ Allows fires
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5 Bents Basin campground

525 Wolstenholme Ave, Greendale NSW 2745 Get directions
  • ✓ Toilets
  • ✓ Drinking Water
  • ✓ BBQ Areas
  • ✓ Allotted Site
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ National Parks
  • ✓ Disabled Access
  • ✓ Showers
  • ✓ Garbage
  • ✓ Fishing
  • ✓ Walking Trails
  • ✓ Swimming
  • ✓ Allows fires
  • ✓ 2 hours from Sydney
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6 Bents Basin State Conservation Area

525 Wolstenholme Ave, Greendale, New South Wales Get directions
  • ✓ Toilets
  • ✓ Drinking Water
  • ✓ BBQ Areas
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ National Parks
  • ✓ Fishing
  • ✓ Walking Trails
  • ✓ Swimming
  • ✓ Allows fires
  • ✓ 2 hours from Sydney
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7 Hewitt's Hideaway Thirroul

Thirroul NSW 2515 Get directions
  • ✓ Pets Allowed
  • ✓ Toilets
  • ✓ Drinking Water
  • ✓ BBQ Areas
  • ✓ Next to car
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ Independent
  • ✓ Car
  • ✓ Boat Ramp Nearby
  • ✓ Phone Reception
  • ✓ Swimming pool
  • ✓ Biking
  • ✓ Hiking
  • ✓ Walking Trails
  • ✓ Swimming
  • ✓ Coffee Nearby
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8 Batsh Campsite

Oberon-Colong Stock Route, Kanangra Boyd National Park, New South Wales Get directions
  • ✓ Free
  • ✓ Toilets
  • ✓ Walking Trails
  • ✓ 4WD Trails
  • ✓ Allows fires
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9 Poplar Tourist Park

21 Macarthur Rd, Elderslie (Camden), New South Wales Get directions
  • ✓ Pets Allowed
  • ✓ Toilets
  • ✓ Drinking Water
  • ✓ BBQ Areas
  • ✓ Powered sites
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ Showers
  • ✓ Wifi
  • ✓ Phone Reception
  • ✓ Phone Reception
  • ✓ Cabins Available
  • ✓ Dump Spot
  • ✓ Laundry
  • ✓ Coffee Nearby
  • ✓ Allows fires
  • ✓ 2 hours from Sydney
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10 Murphys Glen campground

Murphys Fire Track, Blue Labyrinth NSW 2782 Get directions
  • ✓ Free
  • ✓ Toilets
  • ✓ BBQ Areas
  • ✓ Allotted Site
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ National Parks
  • ✓ Car
  • ✓ Biking
  • ✓ Hiking
  • ✓ Walking Trails
  • ✓ 4WD Trails
  • ✓ Allows fires
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