Waterside caravan camping near Grafton

Coast, river, and countryside all lie within easy reach of this horticultural city.

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Near and Far Yamba

11 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · Micalo Island, NSW
Near and Far Yamba is on an exclusive riverside private property, located 10 mins drive from Yamba NSW. If you like the quiet and being away from the mob in a rural area, you will enjoy this out of the ordinary property. If you’re an early riser you will see wonderful sunrises over the river, plenty of kangaroos, birds, jumping mullet, maybe a dolphin or sea eagle. The owners large homestead is visible, they are happy to share their property and surrounds as offered. THE LODGE is suitable for small groups or family get-togethers in our comfortably furnished, rustic, four bedroom farm lodge that sleeps ten. TV fridges, washing machine, linen, towels. Just BYO food and clothes. CAMPSITES: 2 Exclusive spacious separate camp sites near the river - Cubby Waterfront site, space for group 1-3 Caravans, tents, campers, coasters etc . Mango Tree River View Site space for group 1- 2 Caravans, campers. SKIPPY Bush Camp 2 open field - short Stay for self contained ensuite caravans only. Not riverfront, tap water only, no other facilities. 3km all weather private road. A secluded private property with open spaces, unfenced river and canals, farm animals and wildlife close by. Kangaroos are regularly around the buildings, in the yard and can be grazing up to the door at night. Town water, grid power, Telstra WIFI is available in the area but not provided. Dog friendly, secure available if required.
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Waterfalls & More

11 sites · RVs, Tents104 acres · Sherwood, NSW
HIDING IN THE MIDDLE OF EVERYWHERE! Pure. Unadulterated. WILD. 104 very private acres, securely sandwiched between a National Park Nature Reserve and State Forest. On a dead end road. No agriculture or farms upstream, only one other like-minded property owner. Secluded, but hiding smack bang in the middle of everywhere! From vertiginous sandstone cliffs on which epipetrics cling tight, right through to palm-filled rainforests, and with two quite different creek systems (including a monster waterfall), you'll be spoiled for things to do and places to explore - without even leaving the property! HISTORY This land is Gumbaynggirr land. Please be particularly mindful of our First Nation's long presence on this land. In the 1800's, white men came seeking Red Cedar, closely followed by settlers having a go at dairying; though logging has remained this area's mainstay. This special property, despite last being selectively logged about 50 years ago, hosts many huge old-growth trees remaining steadfast for your discovery and wonder. And many more are continuing to grow out too. About 35 years ago about nine of this property's eastern-most 104 acres became part of a far larger nashi pear orchard which filled much of the flats of this top end of the valley that you see today. Ultimately they failed to set good commercial fruit, and the rootstocks took over. You can see remnant rows of these trees just south of the property, from along the road. (Beware though - they have spikes that could puncture Caterpillar tracks!) MORE RECENTLY extensive lantana control efforts have been undertaken as we now move into revegetating with native species and implementing a permaculture plan. Today the property is registered with Land For Wildlife and hosts a very wide mix of native vegetation communities. ACTIVITIES Bird watch. Climb. Abseil. Photograph wildflowers. Paint. Swim. In the next valley there's even gold to be found. Explore trails by mountain bike. Whale watch. Surf. Learn SCUBA. Go beach-combing. Catch a mudcrab. Go whitewater river rafting. Ask your host about where to find all the local waterfalls, the best walking, how to find gold, the gnarliest off-road tracks, Anything is possible here in this magnificent part of the world, except perhaps snow and ice.
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Evans Head Camping

2 sites · RVs, Tents80 acres · Doonbah, NSW
Our powered site gives you a bathroom with hot water shower, septic toilet and sink. Part of a shed with a tv, radio, fridge and tables, a bbq, fire pit and plenty of space to spread out. Firewood is available on site only for $25.00 per night and includes 30 kg of seasoned split firewood and 10 kg of kindling/fire starters. NO FIREWOOD IS TO BE BROUGHT INTO THE PROPERTY. Evans Head Camping is a peaceful, tranquil, private property within 4km of the beautiful beaches, river and township of Evans Head, on the Far North Coast of NSW. Surfing, fishing, bushwalking, swimming are popular activities in Evans Head. There are ample shops, IGA, SPA, Post Office, Newsagents, Butcher, Muzza's Milk Bar, just to name a few. Dining options - Evans Head RSL, Evans Head Bowlo, Illawong Hotel, plus thai, Japxican, fish and chip take away. 4WD Beach Access is located at Airforce Beach, about 4km's away. Woodburn-Evans Head Golf Club is a 5min drive. Activities include kayaking, bird watching, bushwalking, photography and just relaxing while listening to the birdlife. Koalas and kangaroos are regular visitors. The property is only available for camping weekends (varied nights) public holidays, and Easter and Christmas holidays. Enjoy the benefits of beautiful Evans Head, without sharing your campsite with the tourist crowds! Evans Head Camping also provides a safe and secure location for your holiday set up while you're explore the beautiful Northern Rivers and beyond. Take a day trip to some of the most interesting places on the NSW Far North Coast, knowing that your van/tent is in a safe secure setting. We are only a 45min drive from world famous Byron Bay in the north or Yamba in the south, just over an hour to the Queensland Border, with many coastal, country and hinterland towns and National Parks, inviting many adventures.
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Waterside caravan camping near Grafton guide

Overview

On the banks of the Clarence River, Grafton is famous for its thousands of purple-flowering jacaranda trees, the subject of Australia’s oldest floral festival. Check out the blooms as you stroll around town, then head out to one of several national parks within day-trip distance of the city, where you can hike through the rainforest, explore beaches and dunes, or enjoy water sports along the rivers. Camping is equally varied—check into a caravan by the riverside or pitch your tent at backcountry bush campsites.

Where to go

Clarence Valley

Rocky gorges and pockets of rainforest line the banks of the Clarence River, which curls its way from the Dividing Range through Grafton to the North Coast. Head west to canoe through the rapids at the Clarence Gorge, hire a houseboat, or pitch your tent at riverside camping grounds. To the east, the lagoons, islands, and beaches around Yamba and Iluka provide ample opportunities for fishing and water sports, as well as surfing along the coast. 

NSW North Coast   

Less than an hour’s drive east of Grafton, the North Coast is home to golden beaches, lush rainforest, and coastal estuaries. Hike along the coast and camp by the beachside in Yuraygir National Park, then hop between beaches such as Woolgoolga, Red Rock, and Sapphire Beach. To the south, Coffs Harbour has surf breaks, seafood restaurants, and the popular Big Banana Fun Park. 

New England Tablelands 

West of Grafton, wild rivers tumble through gorges, and swaths of World Heritage-listed rainforest blanket the tablelands. There are six national parks to choose from where you camp in the bush, hike through the jungle, or venture off-road along rugged 4WD trails. Highlights include white water rafting in Nymboida National Park, rainforest walks in Washpool National Park, and canoeing through Guy Fawkes River National Park.

When to go

Grafton blushes with purple flowers in spring (September through November) when the city’s iconic jacaranda trees bloom. Time your visit for the biggest event of the year—the week-long jacaranda Festival at the end of October—when thousands of visitors flock to the town. Grafton has four distinct seasons, but it rarely gets too hot or cold for camping and outdoor activities.

Know before you go

  • Grafton has bus links to the surrounding towns, but you’ll need your own vehicle to explore the tablelands and national parks.
  • Grafton has a selection of shops where you can pick up camping gear and stock up on supplies.
  • Fire bans are common during summer and dry periods, so check local recommendations before lighting a campfire and always use the designated fire pits.
  • A permit is required to camp within NSW’s national parks, and campsites must be booked in advance.

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