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Greenpatch Camping Grounds

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by Lilian Finch (subscribe)
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Published October 5th 2012
Theres often more kangaroos than humans

Greenpatch is a well-known favourite location in Booderee National Park. Not only does it offer a spectacular beach but also has picnic grounds and a camping area. This area is also known to some and occasionally shown in printed documentation as Captains Beach. You will find this pristine area in Jervis Bay just three hours South of Sydney.

Just a few kilometres past the entrance to the park turn left into Greenpatch parking area. Now you need to decide whether you're going to Greenpatch camping grounds or Iluka Day Park and beach as you approach a fork in the road. Camping grounds to the left and day park to the right.

Both areas are serviced by impressive amenities including hot showers, toilet blocks including disabled facilities, free electric barbecues, and picnic tables.

If your camping in the area, no doubt you have reserved your spot well in advance. During peak periods camping spots are issued by ballot and in off season are usually booked months in advance.

This area offers a variety of wildlife, which in some cases is quite tame as visitors to this area are in abundance 365 days a year. In days past, feeding the wildlife was encouraged. Recently as we become more aware of the effects of feeding wildlife this has become discouraged, although you still see the occasional person offering birdseed to the parrots and rabbit pellets to kangaroos; it's easy to understand as they always seem to get a welcome response and great photo opportunities.

There are a number of beautiful walking tracks throughout the whole area and national parks and wildlife often host night tours with torches to spot nocturnal animals including possums and bandicoot, a particular favourite activity with children and family groups.

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Why? Relaxation, camping, beach days
Where: Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay
Cost: Park entry $11.00 a day or $44.00 yearly pass.
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