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Camping near Brunswick Heads

Leave the stress of modern life behind on a camping holiday in Brunswick Heads on the NSW far north coast.

Top-rated stays

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98%
(875 reviews)
Crystal Creek Ranch
11 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents100 acres · Upper Crystal Creek, New South Wales
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AU$20
 / night
* Before taxes and fees
Waterfall and rock pool
99%
(677 reviews)
Natural Bridge Retreat
26 sites · RVs, Tents135 acres · Natural Bridge, Queensland
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AU$38
 / night
* Before taxes and fees
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100%
(718 reviews)
Sarabah Camping
6 sites · RVs, Tents300 acres · Sarabah, Queensland
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AU$25
 / night
* Before taxes and fees
Looking over the Dam.
97%
(366 reviews)
OZ SKY RANCH
48 sites · RVs, Tents350 acres · Boyland, Queensland
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AU$20
 / night
* Before taxes and fees
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99%
(393 reviews)
Logan Park Farm
7 sites · RVs, Tents190 acres · Tamrookum, Queensland
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AU$28
 / night
* Before taxes and fees
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99%
(771 reviews)
Lakeview
25 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · Beachmere, Queensland
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AU$10
 / night
* Before taxes and fees
Looking back from Possum Hollow campsite to the causeway, morning time. Our kayaks in the river ready to go.
99%
(305 reviews)
Wunglebung
7 sites · RVs, Tents1600 acres · Rocky River, New South Wales
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AU$15
 / night
* Before taxes and fees
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99%
(197 reviews)
Nyalar Mirunganah Nature Refuge
21 sites · RVs, Tents470 acres · North Branch, Queensland
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AU$18
 / night
* Before taxes and fees
Timbarra River at The Cockatoo campsite with GT. The flood has removed some of the grass along the river edge.
99%
(76 reviews)
Timbarra Valley
8 sites · RVs, Tents25000 acres · Rocky River, New South Wales
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AU$17
 / night
* Before taxes and fees
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95%
(285 reviews)
Kookaburra Hills
8 sites · RVs, Tents300 acres · Conondale, Queensland
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AU$23
 / night
* Before taxes and fees
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100%
(582 reviews)
The Rustic Resort Wamuran
11 sites · RVs, Tents90 acres · Wamuran, Queensland
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AU$15
 / night
* Before taxes and fees
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100%
(78 reviews)
Stonepine Ridge 'where eagles fly'
31 sites · RVs, Tents1864 acres · Willsons Downfall, New South Wales
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AU$35
 / night
* Before taxes and fees

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Value Prop

At the mouth of the Brunswick River, the seaside village of Brunswick Heads is just 20 minutes drive north of Byron Bay, but it feels a world away. A much less frenetic version of Byron Bay, pretty Brunswick Heads—Bruns to the locals—has all the things that make Byron Bay so popular, like a beautiful surf beach, vegan cafes, hippy tarot card readers and a friendly pub with a shady beer garden, but without the traffic snarls and parking meters. Family friendly, the river has some good swimming spots ideal for little kids. An added bonus is that the three caravan parks are all riverside, and campsites are much more affordable because the celebrities and fashionistas haven’t discovered just how great this place is yet.

Mullumbimby

Proudly boasting that it’s ‘the biggest little town in Australia’s Mullumbimby (locals call it Mullum), is just a 10-minute drive west of Brunswick Heads. Like nearby Nimbin, it’s a centre for counter culture, although a little less in your face. Full of lovely historic buildings, it makes for a great day trip from Brunswick Heads or Byron Bay. Attractions include the colourful Mullumbimby markets (every third Saturday) and the Crystal Castle and Shambhala Gardens, home to some of the tallest crystals in the world. (https://www.crystalcastle.com.au/)

Border Ranges and Tweed Valley

Part of the World Heritage Gondwana rainforest, Border Ranges National Park and the neighbouring ridges that flank the coast are part of ancient volcano. The Tweed Valley is the crater. You can explore it by car on the Tweed Scenic Drive that runs along the edge of the caldera. Highlights include rainforest walking tracks and spectacular lookouts, as well as some lovely rainforest campsites in the national parks.

Byron Bay

It’s almost impossible to resist the siren call of the shops and boho glitz of Byron Bay, which is only 16km south of Brunswick Heads. It's the place to go for shopping and fine dining or perhaps a spa treatment. Go for the day and enjoy the surf beaches, soak in the view from the Cape Byron lighthouse, and indulge in some people watching.

Tweed Heads and the Gold Coast

Follow the coast road, rather than the Pacific Motorway, north from Brunswick Heads to Tweed Heads at the southern end of the Gold Coast and you’ll discover a string of sleepy little seaside communities such as Pottsville, Mooball Creek, Cabarita and Kingscliff, each with their own beachfront caravan park or camping ground.

When to Go

Like nearby Byron Bay, the weather is kind all year round, so there’s no really bad time to go, although it does get a bit rainy in February and March. It gets very busy during summer and Easter school holidays, when it pays to book campsites well in advance.

Know Before You Go

  • Go retro in style and hire a vintage caravan, set up with everything you need. It will be waiting for you at the camping site of your choice. https://retropod.com.au/
  • Brunswick Heads is almost exactly halfway between Ballina and the Gold Coast airport in Queensland, which doubles your flight options. If you do fly in or out of the Gold Coast remember there’s a one-hour time difference between NSW and Queensland thanks to daylight saving in summer.
  • The Brunswick River is perfect for kayaking. Hire a kayak from the Scout Hall (across the footbridge from town) and paddle the Brunswick River brunswickriverkayaktours.com.au
  • Ask at the Brunswick Heads Visitors Centre (7 Park St, Brunswick Heads) for a free ‘clue sheet’ and use it to follow the Brunswick Heads Fairy Trail to find little fairy houses that have been hidden all over town. Adults love it just as much as kids.

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