Sydney's best kept secret (until the media found out about it)
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Jul 2, 2012 2:56 AM Last Post By: wombatrois
Jun 27, 2012 8:59 PM
Sydney's best kept secret (until the media found out about it)A year or two ago, the media got wind that there were hundreds (yes HUNDREDS) of campervans and vans stationed each night of the year making use of prime real estate at the carpark at Clovelly. For those that don't know Clovelly, it is a very upmarket beach front suburb on Sydney's eastern suburb. Fortunately there was unlimited parking and people were camping there almost permanently.
Does this unofficial "camping" spot still happen? Are there other carparks in Australia that attract a lot of freeloaders as well?
Jun 27, 2012 9:59 PM
Jun 28, 2012 2:42 AM
2It's still a free for all at Gerald Parker Park in Uki and as long as you do not use soap you are welcome to wash in the South Arm. The free waterslide down the spillway of the Clarrie Hall Dam is nearby.
I really wouldn't be wasting my time with Clovelly or Byron.
Otherwise, I see a lot of campers and caravans parked overnight in the rest areas along the Pacific Highway. Some of these sites are noisy and lack amenities but others (Stotts Island near Tweed Heads, for example) are rather pleasant and if you're discrete you'll find plenty of quiet spots in rural and National park areas.
I believe that local government bodies in the cities and along the coast have become much more aggressive in moving casual overnighters on, but I still see campers discretely parked overnight near the beach that adjoins my southern estates.
For me - I'm happier with the amenities provided at established campgrounds.
Jun 28, 2012 11:46 AM
Jun 28, 2012 5:01 PM
Jun 30, 2012 6:58 AM
Jul 2, 2012 2:56 AM
(4 star Hotel)
From US$176.45 per night
(3 star Hotel)
From US$129.10 per night
(0 star Hotel)
From US$29.11 per night