Booderee National Park + Hyams Beach

A couple years back we visited the beach in Jervis Bay. It was a spontaneous trip that left a lasting impression but was too short lived. Now that we have the bus which is nearly self sufficient (only missing a toilet)
I started flipping through our Camps7 book looking for a places to stay. We really like the idea of National Park camping or Free camping. Less amenities but a lot more connected to nature.

Camping book

Every campers Bible

I cross checked places to stay all the while trying to be as close to the whitest sand beach in the world (according to the Guinness Book of Records). I made a call to the head office for all the camping spots in the area & they said our rig would fit nicely in Green Patch. Checking to see if we needed to book the lady was certain it was fine to just show up. I was a bit worried about that plan seeing as school holidays was starting & things are always packed out.

A lovely spot to set up camp

An awesome spot to set up camp

I called again just to be sure & the next lady was certain we did need to book because “didn’t we know it was school holidays?” I told her of my previous call & let her know I was indeed aware it was the holidays. She was so kind & went out of her way to find us a spot & because I had small kids she made sure we were close to the bathrooms plus I don’t yet have a reversing camera she also made sure I’d be able to get in & out easily. And on top of it because of the mix up she gave us a discount!

Watching the Kangaroos while I set up

Watching the Kangaroos while I set up

After the absolutely hectic drive down it was so lovely to arrive at this beautiful setting & set up camp. I instantly decided that 2 days wouldn’t be enough & called to extend a couple more nights. Would have stayed longer but the dreaded school holidays were in full swing & everything was packed to the gills.
I really must start planning a little more & save my spontaneous trips for low season.

picking out their walking sticks

picking out their walking sticks

It’s a great campsite with flushing toilets, hot showers & bbq’s & there are also several trails to hike that lead you through the bush to a gorgeous white sand beach.

These guys visited frequently.

These guys visited frequently.

There is nothing quite like watching your kids outdoors. They are in their element & sibling rivalry just fades away.

Taking a moment to document on trip

Taking a moment to document our trip

We needed to stretch our legs after the long drive & decided on a hike as it was too windy to go for a swim. As we rounded the bend we saw the beach. I didn’t realise it was that close!

What we spotted as we rounded the bend

What we spotted as we rounded the bend

What a stunning location. The next day my sister & her kids drove down to join us so we made a trip out Hyams which has the whitest sand in the world. Im not yet towing a small car to get around in so we all hopped into hers.

Gorgeous.. however Tulum (in Mexico) is still our favourite.

Gorgeous.. however Tulum (in Mexico) is still our favourite.

Being such a beautiful stretch of beach we decided on a stroll. As we went along we saw dolphins playing in the surf & baby blue bottle jellyfish were strewn all along the coast. Not sure what damage they can cause.

Blue bottle jellyfish

Baby Blue Bottle.

Heading back to camp we met up with another sister who also had space to set up. (if you ask for the spot in Y7 you’ll fit a 23ft bus plus two smallish tents)

This beautiful wild bird came to rest on D's shoulder

This beautiful wild bird came to rest on D’s shoulder

Beautiful birds arrived at our campsite everyday.

Beautiful birds arrived at our campsite everyday.

Just down the road is Cave Beach which is a walk-in only camp site/beach. Lots of fun to explore. And not to far if you aren’t carrying much. The kids were pretty excitied to find a couple caves & rock pools filled with some of the most beautiful small shells I’ve ever seen. Just be aware of snakes.. one was in a cave & the other two were sunning themselves in the fire wood.

Not a massive cave but very exciting for the kids to explore

Not  massive but very exciting for the kids to explore

All in all I give Booderee 5 stars in my book. Its just lovely. Close to shops & plenty to see & do.
Check it out & enjoy everything nature has to offer!

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Amber Luna

I'm a long term traveller, dedicated mum of 2 & passionate about living life full of adventure. I love living my dreams & helping others live theirs as well. I hope you enjoy our informative journey!

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