Carve it up or just chill out; the choice is yours when you camp at Reflections Killalea Reserve, where green rolling hills make way for blue rolling waves and an idyllic atmosphere that’s perfect for your next coastal getaway on the NSW south coast.
An easy drive south of Sydney, and just minutes away from the bustling restaurants and attractions of Shellharbour, Reflections Killalea Reserve is a welcome retreat for those seeking a much-needed catch up with nature.
Leave the deadlines behind and focus on making magical memories with some of your favourite people. Whether it’s waiting for the perfect wave together at the Farm or Mystics, or enjoying a communal dip in the Minnamurra River, Killalea is all about quality time in stunning surrounds.
Pick a grassy spot, then pull up the caravan or bang in the tent pegs in this picturesque coastal playground. Check out the reserve’s activities and facilities including the nearby Farm Café, as well as the large bunkhouse accommodation that’s perfect for large groups.
Now all you need to do is plan how much (or how little) action you want from your holiday. Get hold of a board and shred Killalea’s National Surfing Reserve. Enjoy a bush tucker dinner or take the bait and see why the fishing here has a first-rate reputation.
Do a little, or a lot. Either way, you’ll be glad you went camping at Killalea; a special place to experience the many charms of nature and to reconnect with the people that matter most.
*Unfortunately our park is not dog-friendly. For a full list of parks head here.
Check in for both powered and unpowered sites at the park is from 11am, whilst cabins allow check in from 2pm onwards.
If you plan to arrive after office hours please let us know so that we can have all relevant documents waiting for your arrival.
Checkout from both Sites and Cabins is 10am.
Preparing for a holiday can be a massive journey in itself, at Reflections Holiday Parks our aim is to ensure guests are as well equipped as possible before hitting the open road.
If you’re planning a stay in one of our cabins or beach tents we have many of the essentials covered, with linen, towels and kitchenware all provided. All you’ll need is some delicious treats, some comfy clothes, good company and a thirst for adventure.
For guests camping in your tent or setting up shop in your caravan contact the park before you arrive to check what facilities are available in the Camp Kitchen. We also recommend packing a torch and spare batteries, your trusty First Aid Kit, plenty of Insect Repellant, Sun Screen and Hats to keep you sun safe and rubbish bags to keep the park tidy for the next guests on your site.
Oh, and don’t forget the tent pegs too!!
Unfortunately dogs are not permitted at Killalea Reserve however we welcome your four-legged family members to stay at 24 of our parks across NSW.
For the full list of parks please click here.
Base booking prices for all accommodation types are listed for two people.
Where there are more than two people staying a fee increase will apply. Please contact us prior to booking for more information.
Management may vary the minimum stay for peak periods, however this is limited to selected sites\cabins where there is a shorter vacancy between confirmed bookings and therefore we cannot guarantee a short duration will be acceptable at the time you make your booking.
A deposit is required to secure each reservation. Reservations will not be guaranteed or confirmed without a deposit. No credit card payments will be taken over the phone. Please note if your deposit is not paid by the required date, your reservation will be cancelled. All online bookings require a valid credit card and payment must be made in full at time of booking.
Your credit card will be held as security for your reservation and utilised for an applicable fees and charges arising from these terms and conditions. Unless an alternative valid card or method of payment is provided upon check-in, this card will be used for all outstanding accommodation and ancillary costs and for any loss or damage caused during the stay.
Peak (High) Season
Low and Shoulder (Mid) Seasons
Group bookings are highly encouraged at our park, though please note that deposit amounts will vary depending on the total of your booking cost. Group deposits will fall into one of three categories: −
Final Payments and final numbers MUST be received no later than 30 days prior to arrival. Final payment includes all monies owing for accommodation or additional group and function charges.
All cancellations and/or refund requests must be provided in writing.
Cancellations providing more than 4 weeks’ notice to the arrival date will forfeit the initial deposit paid. Cancellations providing less than 4 weeks’ notice to the arrival date will forfeit all monies paid.
In the instance of a part-cancellation, the manager of the park reserves the right to adjust any tariff that had been previously agreed upon based on the renewed number of bookings or total guest’s numbers.
Cancellation fees may also be held against accommodation that is no longer required depending on the length of notice given to the property.
Yes. Once your booking has been processed by the park you will be sent a booking confirmation via email.
Please keep this email as proof of booking.
If you wish to change any details of your booking, please contact our parks directly. Upon request, you may be required to complete a Guest Refund Form in order for a refund payment to be processed. We will do our best to assist you, but cannot guarantee that changes can be made nor that a full refund is available. Please note that bookings in certain time periods, or for certain accommodation types cannot be changed; however, in some instances, changes may be permitted but a charge could be imposed.
Bookings where a credit has been retained for a future stay must be used with 12 months of the credits originating date otherwise credit becomes expired and will no longer be available for use.
Peak (High) Season Bookings
Shoulder (Mid) Season Bookings
Cancellations where at least 14 days written notice has been provided are refundable less a $45 administration fee (cabins), $25 administration fee (sites) or a credit for the full amount to be used towards a future booking. Cancellations giving less than 14 days’ notice will forfeit all monies paid.
Low Season Bookings
Cancellations where at least 7 days written notice has been are refundable less a $45 administration fee (cabins) $25 administration fee (sites) or a credit for the full amount to be used towards a future booking. Cancellations giving less than 7 days’ notice will forfeit all monies paid.
For guests wishing to rebook for the following year in either the December/January, Easter and September/October School Holiday periods, the following rebooking procedure applies:
Due to high occupancy during these periods, we do encourage you to rebook with us prior to departure to avoid disappointment.
As an Aboriginal man from the NSW South Coast, Nathan Cattel finds caring for country an extra satisfying part of his role in managing Reflections Killalea Reserve.
“I love the Aboriginal cultural heritage in this area, the connection to land. Every day I get to care for my country so that’s pretty special,” Nathan said.
Nathan is no stranger to looking after treasured natural assets and has been lucky enough to call Killalea Reserve his office since 2012.
“Every day is different, but I love every day here. There’s nothing like walking around the Park to the places you can’t get to by car – down to the spit, around the lagoons – and then going for a swim in the Minnamurra River,” he said.
The area is also famous for its surfing, with The Farm and Mystics beaches declared part of the Killalea National Surfing Reserve in 2009.
“The Farm in particular faces south, so when we get a north-east wind it’s offshore. Other beaches get blown out, but not this one. It’s consistently good.”
Killalea Reserve is the spectacular setting for many fun activities for the Shellharbour community, including the weekly park run, the monthly markets and events such as Sculptures at Killalea. And Nathan wouldn’t have it any other way.
“There’s nothing like enjoying good local produce, listening to some good local music, then sitting down with a handcrafted brew and watching the waves,” says Nathan.
For all of life’s little necessities, Shellharbour is just a short drive away and Nathan is a firm fan of the area’s growing food scene.
But for many campers, tearing themselves away from the gorgeous surrounds of Killalea Reserve is just not an option. See why for yourself when you book your NSW south coast camping holiday at Reflections Killalea Reserve.