Stunning campground near Canberra in the Namadgi National Park
Honeysuckle Campground is up in the hills of the ACT inside the Namadgi National Park. The campground is spread out over a large grassy area with plenty of trees and completely surrounded by forest, only about 25 minutes from the southern part of Canberra and less than an hour from Canberra’s centre.
Enjoy sitting around the campfire or beneath the shade of eucalyptus trees while watching the Kangaroos and Wallabies grazing, some are even confident enough to come right up to your camp.
To keep yourself busy and get a bit of exercise, a hiking trail starts at Honeysuckle Campground and heads up to Booroomba Rocks where you’ll get stunning views from the summit and right along the edge of cliffs leading up to it. You’re so close to Canberra that you’ll even be able to see Telstra Tower from the cliff edge.
Suitable for all types of camping, Honeysuckle Campground has three areas all close to each other. All of the grass areas are for tents only, then up near the camp kitchen is a designated vehicle camping area that caters for caravans, RVs and cars with rooftop tents.
Multiple fire pits are placed through out the campground and there’s lots of firewood from limbs that have fallen off the many trees that surround the place.
There’s an undercover area with picnic tables, an enclosed fireplace and barbecues, then about half a dozen fire pits throughout the different camping areas and a bunch of timber picnic tables.
Just near the camp kitchen and shelter are drop toilets.
Water is available from tanks next to both the toilets and camp kitchen, although it’s non-potable and a good idea to bring along your own supply of drinking water.
Walk from Honeysuckle Campground to Booroomba Rocks
While you’re camping at Honeysuckle, head on the hiking trail that starts at the campground and goes 5.25 kms up to Booroomba Rocks where you’ll get views over the mountains to Canberra.
If you want to make the trail a bit shorter, drive to Booroomba Rocks Car Park, which is a 4km hike from Honeysuckle, it’s then a steep up hill walk for about 1,250 metres to the summit.
A great place to watch the sunset!