Campgrounds, tent sites accommodation and drive in camper grounds in the Byron Bay, Tweed Heads, Upper Clarence region of New South Wales and Gold Coast hinterland and Scenic Rim region of Queensland, Australia.
Camping in this region can range from camp sites at primitive camp grounds on a farm bush block, through to private tourist parks and council run holiday parks with all the mod cons.
You'll also find car camping, tent camping and walk-in camping available in many of the World Heritage listed national parks of the region.
We've split the category into five sections as shown in "On this page" links section just below. They're pretty self explanatory, but with the exception of the Glamping, Tipis and Yurts, they all have camp site options where you can pitch your own tent.
Tariff shown is indicative only (per night/off peak).
Our gorgeous creekside primitive campground has 10 beautiful, grassy unpowered sites each sleeping up to 6, with 10 bell tents also available.
Facilities include the barn & barn kitchen, and hot showers and septic toilets at nearby communal amenities block.
Midginbil Eco Resort are large group occasion specialists for 70-160 people, ideal for back to nature DIY weddings and group retreats. Sorry, we don't accept individual bookings. Personalised Quotes.
With generous size powered and unpowered camp sites available, we specialise in providing all of the things that make camping in the country great: large flat grassy sites; campfires, and flushing toilets and hot clean showers at no extra charge.
Shared facilities include laundry, firepits and hobs, playing spaces for the kids, BBQ and picnic area, wood fired sauna next to our swimming and kayaking dam, cafe, general store, and farm adventures. And we're dog friendly! (guidelines on our web site). From AUD $12 pp pn unpowered / $15 pp pn powered. Day visitors welcome - $.
Most beachside holiday parks and tourist parks will by run by the local council, while private campgrounds and holiday parks can be located near the beach or national parks and nature reserves.
Camping grounds and tent camping sites may also be available at country resorts and farmstays, with on-site adventure and nature activities available. Like beachside tourist and holiday parks, most private campgrounds usually provide a campers kitchen and clean, modern amenities.
Please note: There is no beach camping permitted in Ballina, Byron or Tweed Shires, and beach camping is not allowed on Gold Coast beaches. Council rangers do regular patrols of beach parking areas and dunes. If your are illegally camping, you will be fined. (Check out South Stradbroke Island - "Straddie", in Moreton Bay for beach camping options.)
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Choose from powered drive-on campsites, unpowered campsites and Family Safari camping tents.
Featuring a restaurant, Binna Burra Rainforest Campsite, the camping offers a children's playground, a garden with a barbecue, and guests can go hiking nearby.
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What is glamping? "Glamorous camping" usually provides safari style luxury tents on raised platforms, or unique and quirky wooden huts, with some or all of the mod cons, including power, real beds and linen, private bathroom (with or without a spa/bath), and outdoor dining with a BBQ, on a verandah with views.
Available for large group bookings only. Set high on the hill behind the lodge, our gorgeous couples only glamping tents have breath taking views out over the Tweed Valley and to the Nightcap Range National Park.
Ideal for the family wedding party on our 3 day wedding celebrations, or for group retreat guests who want more privacy, our deluxe safari tents have a queen bed, ensuite, power and decks.
Midginbil Eco Resort are Northern Rivers large group specialists for 70-160 people, with accommodation including lodge and bunkhouse rooms, bell tents and glamping tents, a private cottage, plus 10 primitive camping sites. Personalised Quotes.
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Offering studio style accommodation with kitchenette, separate bathroom w/ shower, and soaking tub positioned for views across the rolling hills and valleys.
Verandah with outdoor furniture and BBQ Minimum 2 night stay.
Located in the beach side village of Cabarita Beach, this idyllic property offers a secure & private space with accommodation options suitable for couples and families.
Communal areas includes en-suite amenities block, a fully equipped kitchen and preparation area, lounge areas with bean bags, fire pit, BBQ areas & “chill” zones, with Wi-Fi available right across the property.
Take a dip in your private hot tub or crawl into your bed and enjoy beautiful mountain views.
Each adult only eco-friendly, luxury tent is equipped with a kitchenette and a bathroom. Guests can have a relaxing meal with friends and family on their private terrace.
Nestled amongst native bush, lakes and rainforest, guests can enjoy beautiful views of Mount Warning from their private deck.
Set on 40 hecrates (100 acres), this luxurious retreat offers Thai villas and tented suites with wooden floors and Asian-style furnishings. Tents are equipped with chandelier, barbecue, hammock and patio seating.
Set in Rosebank in the Byron hinterland, this tent is set in a garden with a year-round outdoor pool.
Guests have free WiFi and private parking available on site. Towels and bed linen are featured in this self-catering accommodation.
Booking online in advance for QLD National Parks is preferred and recommended. See Camping bookings and fees.
In NSW national parks, pre booking is now required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre. Park entry fees may also apply and are not included in camping fees.
Please note; firearms and pets are not permitted in national parks*.
*Caravanners please note: Composting toilets are common in most national parks. Please DON'T empty your portaloo waste into them, as the chemicals in portaloos destroy natural processes that make composting toilets an effective eco-friendly option in these places.
Some Northern Rivers region local closures include full park closures (Wollumbin NP), or part closures due to flood or bushfire damage, or for upgrades to camp grounds, facilities, walking tracks etc. Please check all alerts list for the full list of NSW national parks closures before planning your visit.
Please also check any park alerts current for Gold Coast and Scenic Rim parks.
Camping in public reserves is usually operated by local community showground trust, progress association or overseen by the general store or garage owner/manager in the local village. There maybe a standard "gold coin" donation for those places with "primative" or no facilities, but most now have a fee of around $20 per night, to cover upgraded toilet blocks and camp kitchens.
Depending on the management, it will either be "first come - best dressed" or you may need to book in advance. Like national parks, some locations are popular with the locals on weekends and during school holidays, so you should enquire in advance to avoid disppointment.
Free camp sites are not common in our region, see State Forests below for legal free camping areas. And while it might be tempting to set up camp for a night or two, in a secluded reserve or suburban back street, please note it is against local bylaws in our region, especially the popular coastal locations of Ballina, Byron And Tweed LGAs. Council rangers conduct regular patrols, and you'll be asked to pack up and leave. You might also get fined.
State Forests are now few and far between in our region, however free camping is available in State Forest parks shown below, where facilities are available.
Please note. Free camping sites are not common in our region, and in popular coastal locations, it is against local bylaws. In Tweed and Byron Shires in particular, rangers conduct regular patrols, especially along beaches and in nature reserves. If you're found camping in a prohibited place, you will be asked to pack up and move on, and you may also get a fine.