Broughton Island is a bit like a touch of Greece in our own backyard

Broughton Island campground is the only place in NSW where you can camp among an active seabird colony.

Camping on Broughton Island is a truly special experience. Located in Myall Lakes National Park, you'll be camping amongst an active seabird colony- it’s a key breeding site for wedge-tailed shearwaters.

There are plenty of opportunities for water activities, including swimming, fishing, boating, snorkelling and scuba diving. You’ll find sandy beaches within Esmeralda Cove.

With only five campsites, you’ll feel like you own the island. The campground is fairly basic, so you’ll have to bring all your equipment and supplies with you, including water. You must book and pre-pay for a campsite prior to arriving at the island.

Broughton Island swimming
Photo captured by Alana McDonald


Access is by vessel only. If travelling by private vessel, you should register your movements with Marine Rescue Port Stephens on marine radio prior to travel, or you can organise transport with a tour operator. Please be advised that tour operator schedules and prices vary, so we recommend that you contact the tour operator before booking your campsite to ensure that transport is available and the costs suit your requirements.

Guided tours and transport services run to the island by the following tour operators:

Access to the campground is via Esmeralda Cove, on the south-eastern side of the island. The moorings in Esmeralda Cove are all privately owned and cannot be used by the general public.

What did others have to say?

Cheryl Dunaway

in the last week

Beautiful place.

Cons Ponus

10 months ago

Magical island, it must be on your bucket list

Michael Rumble

3 years ago

Fabulous white sandy beach faces north and another faces south so protection from prevailing winds is possible. Unspoilt bays and many opportunities to snorkel. Love this place!

Quazi Haque

a year ago

Beautiful and peaceful camping sites on the island with excellent swimming areas

Luigi Pelaia

3 years ago

Stunning. Pulled up on the western side due to weather conditions and tracked over to the eastern side to see the shacks. Beautiful