Located just under the New South Wales/Queensland border, Byron Bay is a premier resort town known for its spectacular beaches, surfing and the laid-back lifestyle of the locals. Whilst sunny all year round, the best time to visit is between October to December, where temperatures are warm without being humid. Byron Bay has a fun, laid back atmosphere and attracts tourists from all walks of life.
If spectacular the sun and sand aren’t tempting enough, the regular presence of bottle-nosed dolphins playing in the sparkling water should guarantee you pay this town a visit. The restaurants In Byron Bay take full advantage of the top quality produce available in the Ballina region. Byron Bay also plays host to one of Australia’s biggest summer festivals, Falls festival, a collection of some of the best international and local music talent.
There is a lot to see and do in Byron Bay and the Ballina coast, and one of the best ways to experience it all is by campervan. The convenience of travelling with a portable bed and kitchen not only allows you the freedom to travel the wild coastal roads around Byron Bay, the town has also plenty of caravan and camping spots that will ensure your night’s sleep is safe and secure.
Whether it’s swimming and surfing, dining out at bars and restaurants, or appreciating the amazing wildlife native to the area, you will always find something to do in Byron Bay. Here are our top three picks for where to camp in Byron Bay.
North Coast Holiday Park
Centrally located with walking distance to some of Australia’s most iconic beaches such as Main Beach, The Pass and Wategoes Beach, North Coast Holiday Park have good sized campsites. The park does have a playground and is listed as family friendly, so be prepared during NSW school holiday to share your accommodation with children.
In addition, the holiday park is clean and well maintained with quality laundry facilities and a night’s stay will set you back from $44AUD per night.
Suffolk Beachfront Holiday Park
If you’re looking for something a little off the beaten track, Suffolk Beachfront Holiday Park is in a location second to none. A five minute drive south of Byron Bay, the park is situated in natural bush land enabling you to fully relax away from any hint of civilisation. Once you have parked your campervan, a twenty metre stroll down a well-worn track will lead you straight out onto Tallow Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Australia. The BBQ area is open and easily accessible ensuring you are able to cook a quick dinner before heading out to fishing, clubbing, or a scenic walk up to the iconic Byron Bay lighthouse. From just $38AUD per night, this holiday park offers outstanding value at a budget conscious price.
First Sun Holiday Park
First Sun Holiday Park offers the most expensive accommodation of the three, starting from $70AUD per night, but the location, however is the closest to the restaurants and bars in Byron Bay. In addition, whilst this park can be a little lively at night, it ensures you don’t miss out on anything the nightlife has to offer. They also have the option of waterfront sites available, and watching the waves crash onto the beach straight from your window is an amazing experience and well worth the extra cost.
First Sun also offers Wi-Fi access and the picnic area is open and clean with well stocked camp kitchens. The staff are friendly, and there is security patrolling the area at night so you can feel secure leaving your camper to head off to dinner.
Wherever you stay in Byron Bay, you won’t be far from spectacular beaches, amazing cuisine and the chance to immerse yourself in local art and culture. Byron Bay is a unique town, which has retained a sense of individuality and character and is not to be missed.
If I were to rate Byron Bay versus some of the best places to camp in New Zealand, I’d have to still say I prefer the NZ spots, but Bryon Bay is so damn beautiful.