Overnight Stays

Historic New Italy’s large rear carpark (off Swan Bay New Italy Road) is open 24/7. It has a sealed surface, security lighting and is easily accessible for all vehicles, including caravans, etc.

Please note: This is a private carpark and is NOT serviced by TfNSW. The car park and adjoining facilities are provided by The New Italy Museum Inc., a volunteer-run not-for-profit association.

Please show your appreciation with a donation of $10 per vehicle if staying overnight.

Don’t forget to explore our museum, gift shop, cafe and glass art gallery.

Carpark Entry:
via Swan Bay – New Italy Road, at the North-West corner of the museum grounds.

Facilities / Features:

  • 24 hour toilets
  • Washroom available
  • Shaded picnic tables
  • Nice scenery – bushland
  • Close to highway (with Northbound and Southbound entries and exits)
  • Dogs are allowed (please keep on leash)
  • Tents allowed – by side of carpark only


  • No rubbish bins – please take your rubbish with you
  • 24 hour stop over limit
  • No showers – we are on tank water
  • No potable water on site


  • Motorbike / RV / Motorhome / Caravan / Big Rig accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Pull through bays – on a bit of a slope though


  • No lighting of fires in the bushland at any time of year – elevated contained fireboxes by caravan side are allowed – subject to total fire bans
  • Generators allowed till 8 pm

Waste Dumping:

Nearest Dump Points:

Woodburn Caravan Dump Point,
7 Pacific Hwy, Woodburn NSW 2472 (10km North)
GPS: -29.0734846, 153.3389218

Woombah Woods Caravan Park,
54 Iluka Rd, Woombah NSW 2469 (18km South)
GPS: -29.3547911, 153.2507962

Please do not abuse our hospitality by dumping your grey / black water on the roadside as you leave our carpark.
This practise threatens the ongoing availability of our private carpark for overnight stays.