The ACT provides a great range of camping locations, providing various levels of facilities from urban comfort to remote natural beauty. Please remember the following:

  • Camping, including sleeping out in any type of vehicle, is only permitted at designated camping sites.
  • Campers will need to take their own firewood (or purchase from ACT Parks and Conservation Service staff where able) as taking wood from parks and reserves is not permitted.
  • Rubbish bins are provided at EPIC and the Cotter campground, but campers should take their rubbish home from all other sites.
  • Please camp with care – all plants, animals and habitats are precious and are protected by law.
  • Dogs and other pets are not permitted at Honeysuckle, Orroral, Mt Clear, Cotter campgrounds and Nil Desperandum.
  • Dogs on leads and under control are permitted at Woods Reserve, Blue Range, Old Kowen Homestead and EPIC.

Camping is also available at Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC). For more information visit EPIC.


Book a campsite online through the ACT Government Online Bookings System or call Access Canberra on 13 22 81.

Cottage locations:

Nil Desperandum

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Gudgenby Ready-Cut Cottage

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Camping locations:

Blue Range recreation area

Blue Range Recreation Area

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Centenary Trail Northern Border Campground

Centenary Trail Northern Border Campground

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Cotter campground

Cotter Campground

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Honeysuckle Campground (Namadgi)

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Kowen recreation area

Kowen Recreation Area

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Mount Clear Campground (Namadgi)

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Orroral Campground (Namadgi)

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Woods Reserve recreation area

Woods Reserve

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