about the campground

Mystery Bay campground fronts the ocean and is one of the few natural camping areas remaining on NSW’s south coast. It is only a short distance off the Princes Highway, but could be a million miles from anywhere.

The mystery of Mystery Bay

The discovery of a holed fishing boat on rocks at Mutton Fish Point (also called Corunna Point) on Sunday, 10 October 1880, alerted the world to one of the south coast’s most curious mysteries.

Before then, Mystery Bay was called Mutton Fish Bay because of its plentiful abalone (mutton fish). It became known as Mystery Bay after that fateful day and the mysterious disappearance of NSW Mines Department geological surveyor Lamont Young and his four companions. Young had been sent from Sydney to survey the new Montreal goldfields between here and Bermagui.

All were believed murdered but the Police could not determine where it occurred or by whom. The bodies were never found. The mystery remains unsolved.

What to expect?

The area is quite large with generous camp sites scattered throughout the native bush of mainly spotted gums, with acacias and banksias closer to the spectacular cliff headlands and small beaches.

There are cold showers, water taps and pit toilets.  All sites are unpowered, plenty of room for a boat, caravan or camper.

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