Take the Princes Highway/A1/M1 south out of Sydney, take the turn-off on your left to Helensburgh, then follow the signs to Coledale. The twisting coastal road – the Grand Pacific Drive – makes for a special driving experience, taking visitors past the coastal villages of Stanwell Park and Coalcliff, across the spectacular Sea Cliff Bridge, past Scarborough and Wombarra villages and into Coledale.
The camping reserve is on the coast, near Coledale SLSC, just before you reach Coledale proper. It’s another left-hand turn, down a steepish hill, then park and go and have a chat with the reserve’s caretakers at their office before you head to your allotted site on the small, grassy camping area.
There are powered and unpowered sites here and visitors with caravans, tents, camper-trailers, and campervans/motorhomes are welcome.
When driving to your spot, go at a snail’s pace as there will invariably be other campers around, including children. If you’re booked in for a spot at the reserve’s northern end there is a little creek crossing, with a steep approach and departure, that you need to drive through at a crawl.