Byron Bay is a town situated on the beach in New South Wales, Australia. Cape Byron, near Byron Bay, is the easternmost point in Australia. Byron Bay is known for its great surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, backpacking and variety of wildlife. Whale watching is a big tourist draw for Byron Bay especially in June and July when humpback whales are migrating. Captain James Cook named Byron Bay after John Byron who circumnavigated the world and was the grandfather of the English poet Lord Byron. Streets in Byron Bay are named after other English writers and philosophers which makes it an ideal place for the Byron Bay Writer’s Festival held each year.

Camping Byron Bay can be one of the most enjoyable experiences you’ve had. There are Byron Bay camping grounds that offer a variety of amenities to campers. Byron Bay Tourist Village is one of the more exclusive places for camping in Byron Bay. Byron Bay Tourist Village has tent sites, RV and camping trailer sites as well as cabins. It is set amid tropical gardens and lakes and is an excellent place to go and relax. Byron Bay Tourist village offers wireless internet access, free camping BBQ and a camping kitchen. There is a tour office on site that can direct you to the best tourist attractions to visit and will even sell tickets. It is located 2km from Byron Bay beaches. If you do bring a tent you might also want to bring a camping tarp like the ones from Grizzly Tarps. This area of New South Wales gets rain very frequently and if you’re camping you will want a good tarp to keep the ground dry beneath your tent.

Camping Tent Shelter Tarp

Don’t get rained on! Cover yourself with a waterproof tarp like this one.

Do you want to be right on the beach? Suffolk Beachfront Holiday Park would be the Byron Bay camping grounds for you. Suffolk Beachfront Holiday Park is right on the beach so you are just moments from camping Byron Bay to surfing Byron Bay. Suffolk Beachfront Holiday Park boasts the most reliable surf break in camping in Byron Bay. It is one of the few camping grounds in Byron Bay that offer safari tents to their visitors. The tents are fully furnished, with power and lighting, and come with kitchen area and bathrooms. No setting up a tent. The only thing you need to bring is food. Suffolk Beachfront Holiday Park also offers customary tent sites as well as RV sites with hookups. They also have wireless internet access for their visitors.

Camping grounds Byron Bay are not for everyone. If you’re looking to experience Byron Bay without the expense of staying at Byron Bay camping grounds why not try free camping Byron Bay? Free camping in Byron Bay town has been discouraged by city laws prohibiting campers from parking along the streets or beach. Residents of town naturally get annoyed when camping trailers are parked in front of their homes. If you attempt to do this you could receive a ticket and a fine from the local police. However, along the Pacific Highway near Byron Bay there are rest areas that welcome overnight camping trailers. They have toilet and shower facilities with picnic areas as well. You can stay overnight for free and then explore Byron Bay during the day. The Yelgun Rest Area, between the Gold Coast and Byron Bay, is a good, safe free camping Byron Bay site. It is recommended by RV and camping trailer owners. Sites are marked out for camping trailers, cars and trucks. Mobile phone service and TV service comes in very good here.

If an Australian camping adventure is on your itinerary try Byron Bay camping along the New South Wales coastline. Camping Byron Bay offers something for everyone whether your idea of relaxation is lounging on a beach or surfing or whale watching. With a variety in Byron Bay camping grounds and even free camping Byron Bay, you’re sure to enjoy a vacation you’ll remember for life.

Photo Credit: By Mike Lehmann (Own work) , via Wikimedia Commons

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