Camping trial starts 1 February 2019
Dust off the tent & grab some friends, from 1 February 2019 you can book to camp at the Aboriginal owned Worimi Conservation Lands north of Newcastle, as part of the Ganyamalbaa Camping Trial.
Initally 15 remote beach campsites will be opened at the southern end of the park as part of the trial, catering for up to 8 campers per site.
Ganyamalbaa, meaning a ‘place to camp’ in Worimi Gathang language, will offer a very different experience to the previous camping at Stockton Beach, which had a devastating impact on Worimi cultural sites, the frontal dune and visitor safety.
You’ll need to pre-book and pay for a campsite online at worimiconservationlands.com/camping before arriving, and camp only in their designated campsite. No camping is permitted elsewhere in the Worimi Conservation Lands.
Camping at Ganyamalbaa is a ‘trial’ and will be introduced in stages to allow the Board to monitor impacts and adapt the camping as needed – giving it the best chance of becoming a sustainable long-term visitor experience.
This unique camping experience was co-designed by the WCL Board of Management, Aboriginal owners, four-wheel drive, fishing and conservation reps.
Bookings open 1 February 2019 with camping to kick off on 15 Feb – a perfect time of the year to enjoy Ganyamalbaa!
For a heads up about the camping trial, check out our video at worimiconservationlands.com/camping