Caravan Destinations Australia: Minnie Water

Caravan Destinations Australia: Minnie Water


Minnie Water is one of my favourite spots on the coast.  It is like a scene from Home and Away, it’s a quaint little town with a holiday park on the beach and a little amazing café.

Where: Located on the Clarence Coast

Minnie Water is a small coastal village completely surrounded by Yuraygir National Park.


Minnie Water is 600 kilometres north of Sydney and 300 kilometres south of Brisbane. The Pacific Highway is the major highway accessing the Clarence Coast.

To get to Minnie Water turn off the Pacific Highway at 8 Mile Lane. Drive through Pillar Valley and continue until you come to an intersection marked Wooli Road. Turn right and head towards Wooli and then turn left onto Sandon Road. Follow this road for 7 kilometers until you reach Minnie Water.


What to do:

National park

The Yuraygir National Park surrounds Minnie Water and features excellent bushwalking, trail riding and bird watching areas. There are two short but walks in the national park: Angophora Grove Walk and Rocky Point Walk. The marine life in tidal pools and rock crevices are amazing, you can see sea urchins, star fish, cunjevoi, coral and a variety of sponges and shells.

credit: Creator: Rob Cleary / Seen Australia 

Minnie Lagoon is another very popular and beautiful spot for swimming, picnics and safe boat launchings.

Creator: Bruce Elder 
Copyright: © Aussie Towns

The main Beach is patrolled by Surf Life Savers during the holiday season. Other beaches in the area include Sandon Beach, a huge 10km long beach where the forest runs right to the sand, and Back Beach.

Sandon and Main beaches have 4WD access. The surrounding area includes Sandon, Diggers Camp, and Wooli, all of which also feature several beautiful beaches. Snorkelling is popular in the lagoon at the south end of Main Beach.




Many of the beaches in the area are well known for excellent surfing conditions. In the off peak season surfers love the uncrowded quality surfing breaks.




The nearby waters of the Sandon, Wooli and Clarence river systems attract fishermen, sailors, and swimmers. Canoeing along the rivers is a great for bird watching or fishing.




Deep sea fishing is excellent all year round with safe and easy boat launching in the lagoon at the southern end of Main Beach.


 Creator: Bruce Elder 

Copyright: © Aussie Towns


Whale watching

The Tree of Knowledge lookout, on Minnie Water headland just 5 minutes walk from the park has amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, providing a great view of the whale migration from May to November.





This is one of my favourite holiday parks, there is something about the location, the flora and fauna that made me fall in love with this spot.



646 Minnie Water Road, Minnie Water NSW  2462

Reception Hours: 8am - 5pm

P: +61 02 6649 7693

The Park has a small village of cabins, van and camper sites in quiet, natural surroundings. It also features an extensive bushland campground where you can enjoy a secluded bush site, open campfires and a real camping adventure – with the added comforts of clean showers, toilets and a camp kitchen.

The Park also has a tennis court, a pool and, perhaps best of all, it’s pet friendly*.

(No pets during school holidays).


  •         BBQ Area
  •         Camp Fires
  •         Car & Boat Wash Bay
  •         Laundry
  •         Large Sites for RVs
  •         Free WiFi
  •         On-Site Convenience Store
  •         Pet Friendly
  •         STD Phone
  •         Swimming Pool
  •         Tennis Court
  •         Tourist Information





This is the perfect weekend getaway with six lovely ensuite cabins.

  •         Minimum 2 night stay
  •         Fully Self-Contained
  •         Air Conditioning
  •         Kitchen
  •         Bathroom
  •         Separate bedroom
  •         No linen supplied
  •         Sleeps maximum of 2 adults and 2 children


safari tents

Safari tents offer camping with comfort. Ideal for the family that like to camp but hate the hassle of putting up a tent. Bring all the normal camping stuff but leave the tent and esky at home!

  •         Open Plan - Sleeps 4
  •         Double bed plus bunk
  •         Table and 4 Chairs
  •         Bar Fridge
  •         Kettle
  •         Large front deck


caravan sites

We cater for all types of caravans, campers and buses. 

  •         All sites are powered
  •         All sites are close to the amenities and laundry
  •         All sites are level and have a concrete slab
  •         Additional power & water are nearby for your convenience


tent sites

We have many different types of tent sites in our park. Some are fully grassed around the pool or in the unique bush setting with many shady sites to choose from.

  •         Unpowered and powered sites
  •         All sites have BBQs placed around the park for you to use
  •         Open fires may be permitted in the places provided - see park manager and park rules (not permitted during total fire bans)



Highlights of the park: Emus, kangaroos, wallabies and beautiful birds often wonder around the holiday park. The beaches and bushland surrounds are magnificent. 

Hint:  Book early for a site near the beach and don’t forget to try the local cafe



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