Explore Byron Bay

Plan an unforgettable trip to Byron Bay, one of Australia’s top beach holiday destinations on the spectacular New South Wales North Coast. Home to nine brilliant surf beaches, stunning national parks and a vibrant community full of creative folks, there’s never a dull moment in Byron Bay. Get out there with our wide range of holiday parks, campsites and cabins, campervan and RV rentals, plus hot tips on what to do and see.

Stay, your way

Whether you’re living the vanlife, towing a caravan or springing for a luxurious waterside cabin, browse our wide range of campsites, powered sites, glamping and pet friendly holiday accommodation in Byron Bay. Book through us or contact the park direct – it’s that easy.

Where to stay

RV rentals

Getting to Byron Bay is half the fun when you’re on a roadie in a campervan! Take a long, scenic route from Sydney or Cairns, or a short jaunt from Brisbane or Coffs – we’ve got rental options from Australia’s leading brands right along the east coast.

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Out and about in Byron Bay

An eye-popping coastline, epic year-round weather, blazing sunsets and a hinterland pretty enough to make you weep are just some of the reasons you should head to Byron Bay on your next camping trip. The vibrant seaside town is a nine hour drive from Sydney or two hours from Brisbane – and has made a name for itself for good reason.

There’s a huge variety of things to do in Byron Bay, from the colourful creative arts scene, festivals, markets and unique dining options, to outdoor activities for adventurous travellers looking to get their nature fix. As a world-class beach destination, it’s not surprising Byron Bay serves up some top-shelf surfing, scuba diving, sea kayaking and snorkelling adventures, as well as scenic coastal walks. Hit Tallow beach for surf, Wategos for sunset, Clarkes beach for humpback sightings and Whites beach for a little slice of heaven without the crowds.

Wildlife loves Byron as much as we do, so keep your camera handy for pods of dolphins, turtles and wallabies. Time your trip between June and November and you might be able to see migrating whales from the Cape Byron headland, Australia’s most easterly point and home to NSW’s most powerful lighthouse. Back in town, jump on a bike to explore boutique shops, listen to the street musicians and sample some of the healthy gourmet creations and local produce Byron is renowned for. 

If you’ve got four wheels and a sense of adventure, make sure you go inland to explore the ancient rainforests of Nightcap National Park; home to Minyon Falls, a dramatic 100m single drop waterfall, plus a tonne of drop-dead gorgeous bushwalks. Green in so many ways, Nimbin – Australia’s answer to Amsterdam – is also out this way. Whether you’re intrigued by what you’ve heard or have a bohemian streak of your own, Nimbin makes for a quirky and colourful day trip from Byron Bay.

How do you get to Byron Bay?

The drive from Sydney to Byron Bay takes around nine hours and gives you the chance to soak up the beautiful New South Wales north coast. From Brisbane, you’ll be in Byron Bay in just two hours by car or campervan. The closest airport is in Ballina and is a 40 minute drive by rental car to Byron Bay. There are also bus and shuttle options available to and from the airport.

What’s the best area to stay in Byron Bay?

It depends! Do you want to be central to everything and within walking distance to beaches, shops and cafes? Maybe you want a caravan park on the beach? Belongil Beach, Main Beach, Clarkes Beach and Wategos Beach are all beautiful and centrally located. If you’d rather a quiet rainforest retreat that’s a little more out of the way, consider accommodation options in the hinterland.

What is there to do in Byron Bay for free?

Almost all of the best things to do in Byron bay are free. Swim, surf or relax on one or all of the epic Byron Bay beaches. Complete the spectacular headland walk to Cape Byron Lighthouse at sunrise. Enjoy free live music in pubs and on street corners by day or night. Browse Byron Bay markets and get to know the local makers and artists. Explore the hinterland and chase waterfalls at Nightcap National Park. Bushwalk among rainforest at Broken Head Nature Reserve or Bundjalung. Take a day trip to Nimbin. Or just relax oceanside in a campervan, caravan, or cabin.

Stories from the road

CamperMate’s blog is chock-full of information and inspiration from our crew of traveling storytellers. From the best sundown locations to advice on sand driving, you’ll find everything you need to plan your next sandy escape.

Our Byron Bay Adventure

Whether it’s a surf shoot at Tallows, a drone meet at Broken Head, or a couple playing their guitar at Wategos, Byron Bay has some seriously cool beach vibes and is just bustling with creatives.

Feeling the Sand Between Your Tyres

Beach driving is a tonne of fun but it’s also risky business. After a close call with an incoming tide, Jaclyn Riley-Smith has some beginner sand driving tips to share.

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So what the hell is CamperMate? We’re  basically a bunch of travel addicts who love the outdoors, which is why we’ve created one place where you can book caravan parks, rent campervans, as well as share your experiences and stories. Whether you’re planning your next Australian road trip or camping adventure don’t forget to download our free app before you go, to find everything you need when you’re on the road.

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