It was 1am in the morning and we where woken by the fairy lights (we like to hang fairy lights around our tent when camping) rattling on the side of the tent, which was almost blowing away! My partner jumped up and sprinted out of our tent, to hammer back in the tent pins, there were kangaroos everywhere!!! They seemed to enjoy our bread we stupidly left out on the table before bed. We were using it to catch fish in the river right across from our camping spot. The least to say I caught a cute little bait fish, which we threw back after endless screaming and freaking out as to how to get it off the hook! (Neither of us had caught/handled a fish before!)
This was our first real camping trip together and not only was I with great company, but I was also in my favourite place in Australia! Lake Conjola.
Lake Conjola is located a 3.5 hour drive south of Sydney in the area of Ulladulla, between Nowra and Batemans bay. It a quiet secluded spot 10 minutes’ drive off the main highway, Lake Conjola is home to endless wildlife, nature and natural beauty. We were staying at Lake Conjola entrance Tourist Park, located right on the tip of the lake, where the river leads out into the ocean. There are camping sites – powered/ non-powered, caravans, and cabins for hire.
Situated right next to the beach, this caravan park is perfect for families looking for the full camping experience, couples retreating for a weekend away, and travellers looking to spend a few nights here and there whilst passing through. There are boats, canoes and paddle boards for hire. Fishing is in its prime here – the locals travel just to fish off the lake! There’s a beautiful board walk to the ocean and beaches surrounding the peninsula. There is even a little island you can walk out to in low tide!
The lake entrance opening up to the ocean is a main attraction to youngsters looking to ride the rapids as the water retreats at low tide. There are numbers of children riding around on their bikes, skateboards and scooters, but worry not if you can’t bring them with you as there is also a playground and jumping pillow to entertain the kids.
Although no camping fires are permitted, the BBQs are just as good at sunset, the locals are friendly and helpful, it’s a beautiful camping spot and so relaxing, better yet it isn’t too far from home!
I have stayed at Lake Conjola entrance Tourist Park several times, in two different types of cabins, and over 3 different camping spots, with its prime location I will defiantly be going back!
Prices vary depending on the season, but are affordable and generally if you book early, you can save with local discounts!
To find out more visit there website today at https://lakeconjola.holidayhaven.com.au