Yes I've left my plans too late. I've been trawling the internet for a while looking for beachside car camping ANYWHERE on the south coast (between Nowra and Pambula). Would prefer primitive camping but would rather not spend >$20 a night per site. So does anyone know of any areas that are worth heading to and don't require a ballot application to be put in last August (yes I envy you greenpatch goers). Happy with NPs and have the guide but it doesn't have many pics. Tell me I'm not dreaming...
I'm one of those Greenpatchers you're referring to :D
If you go for an unpowered site at caravan parks, you might have better luck finding something. I've stayed at some nice parks down the south coast - Merimbula (Big4), Batemans Bay (Big4), Bermagui (Zane Grey Tourist Park) and the two in Huskisson.
Mystery Bay gets very crowded at xmas. There are a few camp sites at Mimosa Rocks National Park near Bermagui. My guide says its first in first served re site. Perhaps you should check with National Parks at Narooma