Wallagaraugh River Retreat Campground

Last Updated Dec 2015 | Originally suggested by Peter

Wallagaraugh River Retreat has toilets Wallagaraugh River Retreat has water available Wallagaraugh River Retreat has picnic fireplaces There are bbqs available at Wallagaraugh River Retreat Wallagaraugh River Retreat has picnic tables You can go fishing at Wallagaraugh River Retreat There are areas available in Wallagaraugh River Retreat for horse riding You are able to canoe in Wallagaraugh River Retreat Pets allowed in Wallagaraugh River Retreat

A farm beside the remote, attractive Wallagaraugh estuary, converted into a bushland caravan park.

Cabins, terraced sites with power (4hrs) and some unpowered sites along the estuary. No laundry. Tank water. Shelter.

The terraced sites are grassed but with no shade. The river-side sites lack grass but have good shade from tall River Peppermint and Manna Gum.

Some scattered wattle and melaleuca shrubs.

Good fishing (Flathead, Bream, Perch & Bass).

Surrounded by dry sclerophyll forest. Kookaburras, wrens, magpies and, of course, waterbirds are common.

A very attractive outlook offset by the dusty road in and the cost ($7.50 per adult/night)

Thanks to Al for the following updates.

Great little 'caravan' & camping area, tucked away along dirt track. Caravans may have trouble navigating the area during wet weather.

The property owners are very friendly. (was old farm land that the owners have decided to run a small campground from)

Fish are always biting.

Toilet & Shower facilities. Also small amount of time in evening they allow people to run power - no extra charge, we were set up for bush camping so didn't require this.

Campfires are permitted but bring your own wood.

Dogs are allowed - although we didn't take ours, please be warned that there are wild dogs in the area, one did walk past our camp site.

It was a great place to stop for a couple of night before heading north - it's not quite a bush camp and not quite a caravan park.

Facilities and activities at Wallagaraugh River Retreat

Number of sites:


Camping Fees:

$7.50 per adult/night (2002)


Cashier on site.

How to book:

(03) 5158 8211


Flushing Toilets


Pets are allowed with conditions

Water Availability:

There is usually drinking water available at this campsite. Please take care, it may still be advisable to boil water before drinking.

Camp fires:

There are no built fireplaces in this camp ground, however it may be permisable to have a camp fire under certain conditions. Please check local fire restrictions and rules before lighting fires.


Wood barbeques are available. Bring firewood and check firebans.


This campsite is near the ocean.


There are fishing spots at or near this campsite.

Picnic Tables:

Picnic tables are not provided at this camsite

Horse Riding:


Canoeing / Kayaking:

There are canoeing and kayaking spots at or near this campsite

More Information


Location information for Wallagaraugh River Retreat


This site is accessable by caravans in good weather.

Getting there

from Genoa: North-east 7.7k on the Princes Hwy [A1], right (south-east) (signposted ) 8k on the Wallagaraugh Road (gravel, steep and twisty in sections)

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