Eco huts

The Eco Fishing Huts program is a unique initiative by the NSW Government to develop wilderness fishing opportunities in national parks and other areas across the State.

DPI in partnership with the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has developed a network of Eco Fishing Huts and camping grounds at inland and coastal locations to provide affordable access to a range of fresh and saltwater sportfishing opportunities.

The NSW Government is committed to providing unique experiences for recreational fishers to enjoy our beautiful and productive fishing locations. Plans are already underway to expand the Eco Fishing Huts program with additional fishing accommodation options.

The Eco Fishing Huts initiative is another example of recreational fishing fees being used to enhance opportunities for fishers.

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Lavender Vale Cottage

Kwiambal National Park

This well-equipped but cheap accommodation offers a weekend getaway of hiking, swimming and fishing, without sacrificing any of the luxuries like air-con and hot showers.

Further information and how to access the Lavender Vale Cottages.

Fishing opportunities

Lavender Vale Cottage offers access to some of the State’s premier wild river Murray cod fishing. Spectacular rocky gorges and deep holes allow keen anglers the opportunity to target our No.1 native sportfish on lures and fly. The rugged landscape and steep, rocky banks make for challenging fishing but the chance of hooking up on a big cod make it all worthwhile!



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Plomer Beach House

Limeburners Creek National Park

Accommodation only moments from the beach, Plomer Beach House is perfect for family holidays or remote surf and beach getaways, offering excellent swimming, fishing, and walks.

Further information and how to access Plomer Beach House.

Fishing opportunities

Plomer Beach House is an ideal location for a family fishing holiday as it provides access to miles of open surf beach. Pack your beach fishing gear and target tailor on ganged pilchards or metal slices in the early morning or late afternoon or catch tasty bream and whiting on live beach worms. Find a deep gutter and cast out a slab bait for the chance at a big beach mulloway!



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Toms Cabin

New England National Park

Toms Cabin offers basic accommodation for walkers and nature lovers, in the heart of New England National Park. Great for a family holiday, or a weekend with friends.

Further information and how to access Toms Cabin.

Fishing opportunities

If you love spinning or fly fishing for feisty trout in fast running streams, then a weekend at Toms Cabin is a must-do. Tom’s Cabin offers access to a variety of waterways and you can also plan a visit to DPI’s Dutton Trout Hatchery, which is located close by.



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Tallow Beach campground

Bouddi National Park

Camp at Tallow Beach campground, near Killcare on the Central Coast. You’ll find swimming, surfing and fishing spots just steps from your tent, along with walking tracks.

Further information and how to access Tallow Beach campground.

Fishing opportunities

A fantastic option for a group of mates or a couple of families to enjoy exclusive access to a beach side camp ground offering easy access to beach and rock fishing. Spend the day swimming and bushwalking and then catch your dinner (or breakfast) by fishing the key early morning and late afternoon bite times in search of popular species including bream, luderick, tailor, Australian salmon and whiting.



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Daffodil Cottage

High Plains area in Kosciuszko National Park

Rustic Daffodil Cottage offers heritage accommodation in the Currango Homestead precinct with walking, fishing and horse riding in Kosciuszko National Park.

Further information and how to access Daffodil Cottage.

Fishing opportunities

Located close to Tantangara Dam, and surrounded by miles of creeks and rivers, Daffodil Cottage is the idea base from which to explore some of the best trout fishing country NSW has to offer. Fishing options in the dam include bait, lure and fly fishing and there’s always the opportunity to land a trophy brown or rainbow. Keen fly and lure anglers can walk the banks of the many close-by creeks and streams, testing their skills against the wary trout which call these cold, clear waters home.



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Wolgal Hut

Selwyn area in Kosciuszko National Park

Wolgal Hut in historic Kiandra offers comfy lodge accommodation with nearby walking, skiing and fishing in Kosciuszko National Park near Adaminaby.

Further information and how to access the cottages.

Fishing opportunities

If you love walking along highland rivers and streams in search of brown and rainbow trout, Wolgul Hut is the place for you. Make the trip with a couple of fishing mates or the family and test your fly and lure fishing skills in these challenging yet productive waters.



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Green Cape Lightstation Keeper's Cottages

Ben Boyd National Park

Enjoy a weekend at the heritage Green Cape Lightstation Keeper’s Cottages, in an area that's home to countless shipwrecks. Enjoy whale watching, walks and amazing views. You can take a virtual tour of the Cottages, captured with a Google Street View Trekker.

Further information and how to access the cottages.

Fishing opportunities

The Far South Coast is a wild and spectacular place but these upmarket cottages provide a comfortable base from which you can explore a variety of rock fishing options. Available species include snapper, kingfish and Australian salmon.