Termeil Point is a picturesque drive-in campground located in Meroo National Park on the NSW South Coast. It’s perfect for a weekend getaway with endless outdoor activities to explore.


We acknowledge that this adventure is located on the traditional Country of the Yuin people who have occupied and cared for the lands, waters, and their inhabitants for thousands of years. We pay our respects to them as the Traditional Custodians and recognise that sovereignty was never ceded.

About Termeil Point

It’s easy to see why this little headland is a local favourite. Setting up camp amongst the Bangalay Forest with a beach on either side of you and the promise of a raging fire is a magical way to start your weekend. It’s a relaxed spot, with stunning scenery everywhere you look and heaps of options to surf, swim, kayak or walk your way around the beautiful NSW South Coast.

Termeil Point History

The surrounding Meroo National Park used to be a State Forest with unofficial camping, but was converted to a National Park to preserve the natural beauty and biodiversity. The lake on the south side of Termeil Point is a culturally significant site for local Aboriginal groups for its connection with the Didthul creation story.

How to Get to Termeil Point

Termeil Point is 3.5 hours drive south of Sydney. Take the Princes Highway 14km past Ulladulla then turn left onto Blackbutt Road. It can be easy to miss so keep an eye on your maps! Take this gravel road for another 2km then at the intersection, take the right-hand road towards Termeil Point Campground along Termeil Point Road. Another 500m and you’re there!

Places to Stay At Termeil Point

Termeil Point has one campground with 12 allocated sites. They’re free, except for a $6 fee that you pay online when you book. Make sure you book ahead as this is a popular spot for locals and travellers!

You can also stay at the walk-in campground at Sunburned Beach or further south at Meroo Campground. All these campgrounds need to be booked in advance.


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Things to do at Termeil Point


The campground at Termeil Point is the main reason we decided to head there for the weekend. Cosy, flat sites, surrounded by beautiful eucalypt forest with huge big fire pits and only a short walk to the beach. It’d been a long time between camps so we made the most of the experience. We cooked on the fire, set up a big tent with bunting, watched the stars and rose with the sun.

Wild Swimming

With two beautiful beaches to choose from, you’ll always be able to find a stretch of sand sheltered from the wind. Sunburned Beach to the north of the campground is the closest and most easily accessible from camp. Meroo Beach to the south is accessed from the end of the headland with a small creek crossing on the beach if the inlet to Termeil Lake is open.

Although it was sunny, the water still had an icy bite to it but we braved the cold for a refreshing dip nonetheless!


There are rocky platforms and headland tracks to explore if you’re keen for a stroll. If you want to really stretch your legs, endless kilometres of beach stretch out in either direction from camp so you can walk to your heart’s content!


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We got some nice little waves at Sunburnt Beach on our last morning. This spot is fairly exposed so it needs small to medium swell and high tide to get a nice wave. The southern beach has plenty of little peaks too and is nice and protected from the northeast wind, making it a great spot for summer.

On top of these you can also go kayaking, SUPing, fishing or birdwatching, whatever floats your boat!

Skill Level


Essential Gear

  • Tent
  • Food and water
  • Stove
  • Firewood
  • First aid kit
  • Camera
  • Swimmers
  • Surfboard/kayak/fishing rod/binoculars depending on what activity you’re into

Experience of Visiting Termeil Point

Sometimes it’s just so nice to go camping simply to experience nature and take some time out from the real world! We didn’t get time to do half the activities I planned or explore the whole area because we were so chilled out and happy just hanging with good friends, having yarns around the campfire and drinking cups of tea.

It was the perfect place for a short and relaxing weekend getaway, where everyone had plenty of space and time to do as much or as little as they pleased.

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Tips For Visiting Termeil Point

Make sure you bring your own firewood as collecting wood in Meroo National Park isn’t permitted.

This campsite books out early because it’s one of the only ones in Meroo National Park where you can park your car at the campsites. Make sure you book well ahead, especially on weekends.

Pack your warm gear even outside the dead of winter. The beautiful forest on the headland cuts out most direct sunlight so it can get quite chilly in the early morning and late afternoon.


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Some of the campsites back directly onto others with no foliage as a privacy screen so be prepared to get a bit cosy with your neighbours. Respect others in the campground by not causing a racket too late at night.

Reception is limited at Termeil Point so be prepared to have a digital detox while you’re there.

Termeil Point FAQs

Where is Termeil Point located?

Termeil point is located 3.5 hours south of Sydney in Meroo National Park.

When is Termeil Point open?

Termeil Point is open all year round. Check the NSW National Parks website for closure notifications or weather alerts.

Can I have fires at Termeil Point? 

Yes, you can have fires at Termeil Point, provided there isn’t a fire ban in place.

Do I need to book to stay at Termeil Point? 

You must book to stay at Termeil Point. All bookings can be made on the NSW National Parks website.

Do I need a 4WD to visit Termeil Point?

Termeil Point is accessible by 2WD.

What facilities does Termeil Point have?

Facilities at Termeil Point include composting toilets, firepits, and designated campsites. There’s no drinking water available at Termeil Point.

Are dogs allowed at Termeil Point?

No dogs are allowed at Termeil Point.

Is it free to stay at Termeil Point? 

Campsites at Termeil Point are free, however, there is a $6 booking fee when booking online.