A man who allegedly attacked two women with a machete at a NSW south coast caravan park has been charged with a string of offences, including breaching domestic violence orders. The 31-year-old man faced a bedside hearing at St George Hospital on Tuesday after the women, aged 25 and 37, were hospitalised with stab wounds to the head and arms in Monday night’s attack.

The younger woman also suffered injuries to her buttocks and legs during the assault, which occurred at a Lake Conjola campsite packed with families for school holidays. The man was taken to hospital with internal injuries after crashing a car into a tree at Nowra following a high-speed police pursuit.

He was charged with nine offences, including cause wounding with intent to murder, two counts of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, three counts of breaching an apprehended domestic violence order and using a carriage service to threaten to kill.