Bendeela Recreation Area Campground

Last Updated Sep 2016 by Ingridhaas

Bendeela Recreation Area has toilets Bendeela Recreation Area has water available There are picnic tables available at Bendeela Recreation Area Bendeela Recreation Area has picnic tables You can go fishing at Bendeela Recreation Area You are able to canoe in Bendeela Recreation Area

This is a huge, grassy campground on the edge of the Kangaroo River, near Kangaroo Valley.

This is an extremely popular campground during peak periods however they have a second site (normally behind a locked gate) that they open up during holidays and long weekends. You can walk in camp into that section anytime, and it is a good choice if you are tent camping and want a bit more peace and quiet.

Kayaking / Canoeing

This is a beautiful stretch of water and that is what we used to go camping here for. The water is clean, clear and calm. Being power boat free means you don't have to deal with the water skiers and jet skis and once you are away from the main campground, you usually have the river all to yourself.

You can head upstream (left from the campground) for a few kilometres, all the way up to Kangaroo Valley or head downstream all the way to Lake Yarrunga were the wide shallow sections are filled with tall reeds.

No wood, charcoal or solid fuel BBQs are allowed, and gas barbecues may be restricted during total fire bans.

Facilities and activities at Bendeela Recreation Area

Number of sites:


Camping Fees:

This is a free campground, can be very busy during peak times.


This is a free camping area.

How to book:

No bookings are required, however there is a group notification form if you are going with a group of 50 or more.


Flushing Toilets


Not allowed

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:

No fires are permitted at this camp ground.


No bbqs are provided.


This campsite is near a river or creek that has swimming holes.


There are fishing spots at or near this campsite.

Picnic Tables:


Horse Riding:
Canoeing / Kayaking:

There are canoeing and kayaking spots at or near this campsite

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Location information for Bendeela Recreation Area

This campsite is in Lake Yarrunga and Tallowa Dam

A stunning stretch of water on the Sholehaven River right near Kangaroo Valley (about 200km south of Sydney).

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This campsite is accessable with regular 2wd vehicles.

Getting there

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