Camping near Coffs Harbour with campfires

Halfway between Sydney and Brisbane, Coffs Harbour offers family-friendly holiday parks flanked by rainforest-clad hills.

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Coffs Harbour Camping & 4WD

122 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents230 acres · Bucca, NSW
Located on a 230 acre estate, we have something for everyone including a charming Rustic Cabin recycled from the original homestead from 1890! This is a great base camp to explore the beautiful Coffs Coast with many attractions, and a short 10 minute drive to the famous Moonee Beach, Emerald Beach and Moonee Market which has a large Coles and Aldi, as well as specialty shops, cafe, restaurants and the family friendly Moonee Beach Tavern. Suitable for caravans, motorhomes, or any RV, 2WD's, tents, camper trailers and 4WD's with excellent all weather access straight off the main sealed road👍🏼 Lovely shady sites as well as plenty of open sunny pasture for your solar with use of shared port-a-loo in main camping paddock. You may also camp in the dam paddock (when available) if you have a 4WD however, you will need to be completely self sufficient with your own porta potty. Firewood is available to be purchased from reception. *DUE TO FIRE ANT OUTBREAK IN QLD AND NSW, BRING YOUR OWN (BYO) FIREWOOD IS NOT PERMITTED* Hand feed the farm animals or enjoy hours of bush walking or perhaps have a picnic by the dam overlooking the horses grazing or discover our Secret Garden! Suitable for large groups such as 4WDs, family gatherings, horse riders, weddings and school groups. Plenty of space and privacy. PLEASE NOTE: - CHECK IN CLOSES AT 8PM - Potable water is limited due to weather conditions (drought), and the farm being on tank water. Please fill your vans or tanks BEFORE you arrive. - We are a campground, NOT a 4WD park. 4WDs or motorbikes are NOT to be ridden on the property. Motorbikes need to be registered to ride in the State Forest. - Due to repeated incidents involving our poultry, dogs are no longer allowed. - Our moderate cancellation policy requires a cancellation of 72 hours ahead of check in time for a refund. Date modification requests within 24 hours of check in time will not be accepted. - No refunds will be issued for early departures after arrival.
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Dodona

6 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Nana Glen, NSW
Welcome to Dodona - ancient Greek meaning "God's Gift".Here you can camp by a permanent flowing creek in our beautiful green valley. Sites are accessible by all types of vehicles such as RVs, caravans, motorhomes, big rigs, camper trailers or basic tent camping.Campfires are permitted when restrictions aren't in place, firewood is provided free and bonus inclusion of a lovely swimming pool and BBQ area! Shower & toilet available.There is 350 km of dirt trails in the very large Orara State Forest behind our property which is great for mountain bike riding, or horse riding (no horse riding permitted on the property).Pet friendly. Stay with a local, friendly host.
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Bellinger River Camping

16 sites · RVs, Tents60 acres · Bellingen, NSW
Level, grassed sites, with plenty of open space along 1 km banks of the Bellinger River. Minutes walking distance to town, with a great milk bar serving fish n chips only 700m down the road or swim across the river and have breakfast or lunch at the Old Butter Factory Cafe. There is Free onsite kayaking on request, fishing and great entertainment in town. All Children are FREE and you can Swim and Fish straight from camp and keep an eye out for the platypus! A new fence is now being placed to keep cows away from camping grounds. There is a pit toilet and there are public toilets right next door, available 24/7. Pets welcome. Maximum 1 vehicle per booking, as there is plenty of room for group bookings on one site email me to arrange booking.
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Sanctuary at Sandy

5 sites · RVs, Tents55 acres · Woolgoolga, NSW
Enjoy the best of both worlds, being only a few minutes off the Hwy and 2km from the beach, yet tucked up within the privacy and serenity of 55 acres of beautiful bush and wetlands. The property is a safe haven for an abundance of wildlife, including kangaroos, wallabies, bandicoots, possums, squirrel gliders, snakes, leaf-tailed geckoes, 12 species of frogs and a multitude of birds. Communal facilities include a covered outdoor camp kitchen, an amenities block with composting toilet and hot showers, and a fire circle/ seating area. Activities on the property include: - birdwatching (see if you can add to our list of 50+ species so far!) - spotlighting for nocturnal wildlife - find a quiet spot to sit and soak up the peace of nature... perhaps by the tranquil wetland overflow wall - bushwalking around the perimeter of the endangered Swamp Sclerophyll Forest - private orienteering course (bring your compass! Takes 1-2 hours) -Light a fire under the cast-iron outdoor bath and soak away any stress Attractions close to the property include: - beautiful beaches only 2 km away, great for swimming, surfing or whale watching from the headland - State Forest 2km away, great for hiking and mountain biking - Woolgoolga 5km away, with great cafes and shops We are friendly, nature-loving couple who feel very lucky to be custodians of this special land. We look forward to sharing it with others who wish to step outside the busyness of mainstream life and deepen their connection to nature. Due to the amount of wildlife around, we do not allow pets.
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Little Pine Creek Farm

40 sites · RVs, Tents90 acres · Bellingen, NSW
Bring your Boats, Bikes, and Boards and come and have fun in nature’s playground. Situated in Valery between Bellingen, Urunga, and Mylestom, you’ll be surrounded by stunning scenery. From quaint country towns to beautiful rivers and beaches, this location offers the best of both worlds. Spanning 90 acres of picturesque countryside this idyllic property offers a natural playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Here’s what you can expect at Little Pine Creek Farm: Camping and Nature Exploration: Vehicle/Tent Sites: There are 40 sites available for campers, whether you arrive by car or set up a tent. Outdoor Adventures: Discover the following attractions: Bellingen’s Promised Lands: Cool off in beautiful swimming holes along the Never Never Creek. Dorrigo’s National Park: Visit the visitor’s center and take a skywalk overlooking the ancient Gondwana rainforest. Explore walking trails leading to stunning waterfalls. Fishing Opportunities: From fly fishing for rainbows in Dorrigo to beach and saltwater estuary fishing in Urunga (species include bream, whiting, mulloway, tailor, flathead, and snapper), there’s something for every angler. No charge to bring your boat easy launch sites nrby Mylestom . Family Fun: Kids can swim in lagoons, jump from jetties, or enjoy a day at Coffs Harbour’s Big Banana fun park. Mountain Biking and Kayaking: Teens can explore Cows with Guns Mountain bike park in Pine Creek Forest or kayak down the Bellinger River. 4-Wheel Drive Vehicles required as the sites are all grass. Picturesque park-like grounds at the rear, with shade trees, a lily-laden dam, and splendid mountain views. Self-Sufficiency: Campers need to be self-sufficient, bringing their own water for drinking and washing. Please have your own camping toilet or porta potty on board. Fire Safety: Communal firepit by the dam, firewood available to purchase on site. (small private fires allowed in off-the-ground steel or iron containers) . not provided. bring your own. Toilet Facilities: One flush toilet WC available at the farmhouse. (recommend bringing your own porta potty). Whether you’re seeking relaxation or adventure, Little Pine Creek Farm offers a serene escape surrounded by natural beauty. 🌿🏞️🌅
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Valley View Escape

14 sites · RVs, Tents600 acres · Buckra Bendinni, NSW
Valley View Escape is a 500 acre working dairy farm located in the beautiful Nambucca Valley just 25 minutes off the highway. There is stunning 360 views of mountain ranges and Lake Lumby from all our sites. We offer 4 powered sites and 4 unpowered sites which are all level grounded with grass and accessible by 2WD. There is non potable water available. Our powered sites are conveniently located close by the amenities with flushing toilet, hot shower and dump point. Each site has a fire pit, or you can use your own as long as it is not directly on the ground. There is also firewood available for purchase which can be done through HipCamp at checkout or cash on arrival We are a pet friendly campsite but we ask you to keep your pets on a leash and always have full control. Enjoy and relax at our communal picnic area with fire pit, shade, picnic table and pontoon on Lake Lumby which is great for kayaking and swimming. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for Discount codes and updates @valleyviewescape Peak Season: Message us about our overflow camping area if we are fully booked
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The Blue Lagoon

1 site · RV, Tent100 acres · Upper Orara, NSW
Situated on over 100 acres in Upper Orara, just 20 minutes from Coffs Harbour, the private campsite at The Blue Lagoon is all yours to enjoy, with only one booking taken at a time. This special waterhole camping area is absolutely stunning, with crystal clear spring-fed water, where you’ll be able to enjoy spotting fish and turtles, along with stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing, bird watching, bushwalking, and simply relaxing. IMPORTANT: The camp is for self-contained campers only. You MUST have your own toilet, water and take all waste with you when you go. This is non-negotiable. The nearest dump point is in Coffs Harbour. Campfires are permitted in the designated fire ring, when local restrictions are not in place. The property lies on river frontage and is subject to flooding in heavy rain. Please check in with us 3 days prior to arrival to confirm conditions. In the case of flooding, a full refund will be issued, or an alternate campsite on higher ground may be available. The photos display pristine blue waters, which is what is so magical about this place. However after heavy rain, the water colour can change in appearance. Please note - We are not a commercial campground.
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Anchorage Park

7 sites · RVs100 acres · Urunga, NSW
Riverfront campground on the majestic Kalang River. Boating, fishing, crabbing, swimming literally on your doorstep. 20 minutes south of Coffs Harbour, 5 minutes from Urunga town centre. All sites are generally level and grassed. Communal fire pits and potable water on-site. All campers must be self contained ( rubbish, toilet, grey water). Use of boat ramp, jetty and kayaks available from farm house. Due to our coastal location camp may close in extended periods of wet weather. This is a dog friendly campground inviting self contained campers to enjoy our beautiful property. Raised individual fire pits are allowed ( no fires on the ground)
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State Forest, Ocean Views

1 site · RV, Tent10 acres · Boambee, NSW
Come and camp in this quiet, peaceful location. Campers will be able to enjoy state forest access to explore wildlife or sit back, relax and take in the extensive views. There are also bush walks for guests to enjoy. There are few facilities here, tank water and a sawdust composting toilet, picnic table and small contained fire pit also... campers need to be self sufficient with optional own toilet/shower facilities and leave no trace. The camp site has had an upgrade beautification and facility program that is fully available. The property is in close proximity to the ocean and the city, just a 10 minute drive too the Coffs Harbour CBD. You're welcome to bring your pet, but they must be supervised and kept under control. Campfire are permitted in the provided fire area. Please note that some sites require 4WD access and are a steep climb (see photos). Caravan access is limited to small to medium length only. Large vans require assistance so not recommended for this site.
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Levenvale Farm in Bellingen

9 sites · RVs, Tents500 acres · Valery, NSW
We are farmers, living the dream on 500 acres in beautiful Bellingen. Our farm is called Levenvale Farm. You will feel a million miles away, yet we are only 7mins into the town of Bellingen. We run an organic cattle property and have found a few spots around our farm to share with campers and glampers. Our campsites are "Beyond the Bridge" & "Old Flat Camp". Both are on cattle paddocks and have private access to Hydes Creek. Hydes Creek is a murky sandy base creek. There's lots of logs so its not recommend to jump in, but it's beautiful to cool off in the creek on a hot day. Both campsites have access to our compost toilet, and outdoor camping shower (canvas bag on a rope). Take your own water for a wash off. If you prefer a bit more comfort or don't have your own camping gear, you can escape the hustle and enjoy being perched up on one of the highest points on the farm (with incredible views), in our Bell Tent or Hut. Both the Hut and the Tent are furnished with beds & linen but have no power. Both have access to a Drop Loo and a solar powered outdoor Shower (with 1000L tank and gas hot water). At all our sites, we welcome you to have a small fire, and cook up a BBQ. We sell our organic beef sausages or steaks to campers and happy to have them defrosted for arrival. All of our listings offer spectacular sunrises, sunsets over the mountains and wanderings through lush rainforest. Experience all the adventures of Levenvale Farm and reconnect with nature.
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Maha Farm (Organic Macadamias)

11 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Valla, NSW
Maha Farm is a small family run macadamia farm that is peaceful and secluded. We are only about 10 - 15mins off the highway, far enough to not hear it. All camp sites are just off the entrance way and are on a ridge making for great views. We are 10mins from the nearest beach. Cafes, fuel and shopping centres are within 10 to 20 mins drive. Bellingen and Coffs Harbour are easily accessed via major roads and are approx 30mins away The property is surrounded by natural bush and backs onto a state forest. Wildlife abound including a resident family of wallabies, birds (we have counted about 7 rare/threatened species), frogs and many more. You are guaranteed to feel relaxed and in touch with nature. That said, it is a working farm and there may be noisy work taking place. We are in the process of transitioning to certified organic. Under Cover Area: All campers have access to a large undercover area (Wallabies Rest) where there is a picnic table, fire place and preparation bench, unless booked by other campers. Fires: Small fires are welcome, just make a spot where you see fit with the fire rings provided. Wood can be collected from the bush areas or purchased from the wood shed. Water: A rain water tank is available to campers for washing up etc Free Extras: Campers are welcome to walk down to the dam to the tyre swing and back. Campers can pick a small bucket worth of macadamias (depending on the season). A nut cracker is provided as a courtesy (usually kept at Wallabies Rest) Purchased Extras: Cracked nuts. Farm and Bush-tucker walk. Infrared sauna. Bunny Patting with our Giant Flemish Rabbit. We are certified yoga teachers, a class can be arranged in our yoga studio. Help on the Farm: There are always jobs to do, let us know if you would like to help out in exchange for staying. Mobile Coverage: There is mobile coverage near by but there is not much coverage at the property, just enough to send a text if you re in the right spot and have the right provider, keep an eye on how many bars you have on your way in and where the last place is you have coverage in-case you need it. Things Near-By Lots of beaches, National Parks, Urunga Lido, Nambucca V-Wall, shopping centres, cafes, fuel. Further afield is Coffs Harbour Big Banana, Bellingen, Waterfalls at Dorrigo. Directions: 99% of the time the GPS maps on your phone work well but here are directions just in case... Don’t take Avocado Road. Stay on the main roads. The only dirt is at the end of morningside drive for about 100m, veer left. All roads to the farm are easily accessible and level for 2WD. For larger rigs though it is tight to turn around onsite.
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Bellinger River Tourist Park

54 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Repton, NSW
***Please note that not all sites are listed and availability isn't always up to date*** When requesting a booking, please let us know the vehicle you are travelling in - camper, caravan, tent, swags etc. Bellinger River Tourist Park has had many names in the past, including Wondecla Caravan Park, Repton Gardens and Repton Riverside Tourist Park but was originally a saw mill in the 1870's. Bellinger River Tourist Park took over in 2009. We have been slowly improving the land along the way and hope to make more improvements as we go. Adored by both young and old, you can find us halfway between Brisbane and Sydney, 3km off the Pacific Highway in the small town of Repton, just 10 minutes drive from the well known arts and craft town of Bellingen and just 15 minutes south of the conveniences and attractions of Coffs Harbour. Our park has a variety of accommodation options available to suit your needs and budget. Choose to stay at one of our powered or unpowered caravan and camping sites, with our waterfront sites large enough to accommodate all types of camper trailers, caravans and motor homes. As a Pet friendly park, you can bring along your additional family member on holidays with you, subject to the conditions of our Pet Policy. For the convenience of our guests, our Family Orientated Amenities block features 10 suites with hair dryers disabled shower, baby room, men’s room, guest laundry and a filtered water bottle station. We have a dump point located onsite with easy access. Bring your boat and your fishing rod along, and enjoy the magical sunrises and sunsets of the serene Bellinger River, right from your site. Pet Policy: Pets must be kept on a lead (retractable lead locked at no more than 1.5 metres) at all times and either retained by hand by an adult or tied up within your camp site. There is no “off leash area” in the park. Pets are not to be left unattended whilst you go out, they must go out with you. Pet owners are responsible for collection and disposal of their pet’s waste which must be sealed in a bag and disposed of in a rubbish bin. Bags are available for purchase in the office. Pet owners are personally responsible and liable for any and all injuries and/or property damage or losses in relation to any actions relating to their pet. For the enjoyments of all guests, please do not allow your pet to urinate etc on any guests site or property. For health and safety reasons, pets are not permitted in the Amenities Block, Laundry, Camp Kitchen, Community Garden, Pool (including pool area), BBQ area, or near, in or under Villas. If you wish to bath your pet, we have a bath located near the Back Boom Gate. Please feel free to use it. Please DO NOT wash pet bedding in the washing machines, dryers or laundry troughs. The Park Manager reserves the right to request that a pet and its owner leave the park if the pet is deemed noisy, disruptive, aggressive or inhibits the quiet enjoyment of other guests. Any and all monies will be forfeited if such a case arises.
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Camping near Coffs Harbour with campfires guide

Overview

Beyond soaking up the sun on one of the many beaches, a Coffs Harbour camping holiday offers a number of thrills: riding river rapids, sea kayaking, learning to surf, whale watching, and mountain biking in the rainforest surrounding the town. Of course, no trip to Coffs Harbour is complete without a choc-coated frozen banana on a stick from the Big Banana, Australia’s oldest super-sized roadside attraction, which also has an ice-skating rink, toboggan rides, and a giant waterslide. Hipcampers have just as much choice when it comes to deciding where to stay—a handful of family-friendly holiday parks sit in and around Coffs Harbour and the Coffs Coast, as do dozens of camping sites in the surrounding national parks.

Where to go

Dorrigo

Enjoy lush subtropical rainforest and thundering waterfalls in this mountaintop town 65 kilometres west of Coffs Harbour. There are several good walking tracks in Dorrigo National Park, which is also home to the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre. The Skywalk canopy boardwalk has spectacular views of the coast and is a highlight of any visit.

The Waterfall Way

This 200-kilometre-long scenic driving route winds up over the Great Dividing Range from Bellingen through the rainforest to Dorrigo and across the New England high country to Armidale. It lives up to its name, with many stunning waterfalls along the route and dozens of wilderness campsites and walking tracks in the national parks along the way.

Nymboida

Coffs Harbour is the main centre for whitewater rafting on the NSW North Coast and offers some of the best whitewater in Australia. The main action is on the Nymboida River, which tumbles through the state forests and national parks west of Coffs.

Bellingen

Surrounded by rainforest and green farmlands in the Bellinger River valley, Bellingen offers great shopping, restaurants, boutiques, and art galleries along its historic main street. The town also hosts a number of music, arts, and literary festivals throughout the year.

When to go

You’ll need to book your caravan park campsite well ahead of time for summer and Easter school holidays, but the Coffs Coast is good to visit year-round. Summer is the wettest time of year, and although the water may be a bit chilly for swimming in winter, May through November brings whale watching season.

Know before you go

  • The Jetty area is Coffs Harbour’s best eating precinct, with lots of restaurants and cafes. For good-value fish and chips straight from the sea, head to the fish co-op beside the breakwall.
  • Area operators can organise tours to safely swim with humpback whales during August and September.
  • Explore the creeks and rivers of the Coffs Coast by kayak or stand-up paddleboard.

Nearby attractions

Hungry Head is a picturesque camping destination, boasting breathtaking landscapes and serene surroundings. Enjoy fishing, swimming at nearby beaches, and all the necessary camping conveniences.

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