Review and video on Booti Booti National Park and Tiona Camp.
Booti Booti National Park sits in between Wallis Lake and the Pacific Ocean only a few hours north of Sydney by the seaside town of Forster. I have to say I was bit reluctant to come here given the relatively unknown status of the national park as one you simply hardly ever ear about. Now that I've been there I can attest this is not due to a lack of natural beauty but rather to not having many accommodation houses available and an abundance of other really spectacular places to stay on the New South Wales coastline. Of course the flip side of that is you get the place almost entirely to yourself.
After comparing the nearby camping options in nearby Forster Tuncurry it seemed an obvious choice for our family to stay out of town rather than in one of the few good tourist parks which are crowded around the Stockland Shopping centre area. With only an added drive of about 10 minutes we had the advantage of being sandwiched between the beach and Wallis Lake.
We do have a NSW National Parks card and could have stayed at the camp ground which has good access to both beach and lake but opted instead for the neighbouring Tiona Sundowner Tourist Park. This was one of the rare occasions we had made a late minute change to our plans, and the shocking reviews this place gets were not known to us at the time.
Despite the obvious issues with the tourist park we had access to and were able to enjoy the miles of white sandy beaches and the palm fringed lake, complete with black swans frolicking in the sunset in the evenings and catching the Pacific sunrise on the beach side in the morning. As an added bonus the lake has shaded trees, and shallow water which allowed us to swim with our toddler during the day.
Anywhere you stay in the National Park will allow you quite a few different options for Day trips including the beaches and attractions of Forster, easy access the the Great Lakes, And an easy day trip down to spectacular Seal Rocks and the nearby lighthouse.
If you are looking for a great place to stay here check out reviews of accommodation in the Forster area.