Caravan Destinations Australia: Narrabeen

Caravan Destinations Australia: Narrabeen


Narrabeen is a small coastal town hidden amongst the sprawling outskirts of Sydneys Northern beaches. The spot is popular for it’s surfing and swimming beaches – the perfect spot to get away! You’ll find the golden sands of Narrabeen roughly 50 Minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Northern Sydney and a 2 hour 30 minute drive from Newcastle.


Narrabeen is the ancestral home to the Kuring-gai people. It is widely thought that Narrabeen gets its name from “Narrow Beans” – a tall thin vine growing over sand in the area, which early settlers found and ate. In actual fact – Narrabeen was the Aboriginal name for the stream that forms the outlet of the lagoon.

Things to do while your in town!

Bicentennial Coastal Walk

Get your walking boots on! This is a 10km long walk, but well worth it! Weaving in and out of bushland, you’ll be treated to stunning coastline, beaches and spectacular lookouts. This is a must do.

Narrabeen Lagoon trail

This walking track is a 8.4km circuit, and a little bit more cruisy. The walk loops around Middle and South Creek, and is relatively flat meaning it is a nice easy walk! The walk is popular with early morning exercisers and joggers.

Narrabeen Beach and North Narrabeen Rock Pool

Narrabeen Beach is amazing for a swim in the surf! If you prefer calmer waters but crave the saltwater; the Rock pool at the north end of the beach is an amazing option for families.

Eating out

Narrabeen has a wide variety of Cafe’s to choose from. There are over 15 amazing places to grab a bite to eat in the town centre alone!


Narrabeen is the perfect spot to put the kayak in for a paddle. Launch your kayak from the North End of the South Creek and make your way down to Middle Creek to soak in all the sights from the water. If you don’t have a Kayak, don’t stress! The amazing people at ProKayak have you covered! Prices are extremely reasonable starting from $25 for a single Kayak hire for an hour. We’d recommend a 3hr hire, so you have time to take everything in.


Narrabeen is widely known as an amazing spot for a Surf. The town is known for the iconic “North Narrabeen Break” a prized wave amongst Surfers world-wide. Narrabeen Beach was officially listed on the National Surfing Reserve in 2009 further cementing this beach as a Surfing Mecca.

Mini Golf

This is awesome entertainment for the whole family if you wanna give the beach a rest for the day. This is an Outdoor, 18 hole Mini Golf courses with caves, and a shipwreck!

Boat hire

If your itching to get out on the water but don’t want the effort of a Kayak, consider hiring a Boat from the legends at Narrabeen Boat Hire They have some amazing packages for all day boat hires.

Where to stay

NRMA Sydney Lakeside Holiday Park

Address: 38 Lake Park Rd, North Narrabeen, NSW Australia 2101
Telephone1800 008 845
Reception Hours: 8am to 7pm, 7 days a week.

Sydney’s only waterfront holiday and Caravan Park. On one side, you’ll find North Narrabeen beach, on the other, the calm and peaceful waters of Narrabeen Lake. The park offers caravan sites, camping sites, cabins and villas. The park offers a small water splash park for small children, Pedal go karts for hire, camp kitchen, BBQ areas, kids club school holiday program, family bathrooms, access friendly amenities, kiosk, free wifi, and a children’s playground.

Leanne’s tips

✅  You can just park the car at the caravan park and almost walk everywhere locally.

✅  The caravan parks often have a pizza food truck for a nice and easy dinner.

✅  The beach and the pool at the beach are so accessible

✅  There are many nice cafes and fish and chip shops within walking distance of the park

✅  Often they have markets on just near the caravan park

✅  Easter is a great time to visit the park, as it is a commute to Sydney CBD or the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

✅  Being a coastal town, it can get quite windy – I recommend to grab an Anti-Flap Kit to protect your awning


Have you been to Narrabeen? Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments below!