Waterfall camping near Lismore

Lismore camping means easy access to coastal towns and mountain parks.

92% (1351 reviews)
92% (1351 reviews)

Popular camping styles for Lismore

Star Hosts in Lismore

Dog-friendly getaways

12 top waterfall campgrounds near Lismore

98%
(1190)

Natural Bridge Retreat

46 sites · RVs, Tents135 acres · Natural Bridge, QLD
A special camping experience can be enjoyed at this spectacular location in QLD close to the NSW border for ADULTS ONLY i.e. 18 years and older. Lamington National Park adjoins this outrageously beautiful property that features the waterfall made famous by actress Laura Dern in the iconic Sunsilk shampoo commercial filmed here in 1998. (LGBT welcome). PLEASE NOTE: The Hipcamp service fee varies according to the amount of the booking. For one guest for one night the service fee is 18% approx. of the camp site fee. Bookings at Natural Bridge Retreat have to be for a minimum of two nights. As most bookings are for two or more people for two or more nights, the service fee is generally 11.2%. A beautiful creek descends through the 135 acres which includes rainforest that is listed as State significant vegetation. There is a deep swimming hole at the waterfall and other swimming areas up and down the creeks. You can hike to the upper plateaus that feature two ancient Strangler Figs with ocean views and a view of Mt.Warning as well as to the Bushranger Caves and lookouts higher up on the Lamington Plateau. Natural beauty is everywhere you look with mountain views, volcanic boulders and rock formations, Upland Rainforest and lots of wildlife. This is a property for nature lovers. Mobile reception (Telstra works the best), flushing toilets (ladies & gents), hot shower and campfires are permitted in designated locations - sorry no pets. We will e-mail further details upon receiving your booking including a link to a Release and Indemnity form that must be completed prior to entering the property and a link to a form to advise your vehicle type and camping mode. *All bookings must be for 2 nights minimum and in the peak periods 3 nights minimum and 4 nights for the Easter holidays.
Potable water
Toilets
Campfires
Showers
Trash
from 
AU$40
 / night
* Before taxes and fees
100%
(144)

Oakey Ridge

7 sites · RVs, Tents277 acres · Georgica, NSW
Oakey Ridge is nestled in the hills between Lismore and Nimbin. The property has a running creek, dry rainforest pockets, nature corridors, views & waterfalls. It is running as a quiet beef farm and small plant nursery. The property is abundant with wild life. If your keen for the hike we have a designated nature corridor and if your lucky might see a koala drink from from our water station high in trees. With several regeneration projects underway finding a balance of sustainable farming.
Pets
Potable water
Toilets
Campfires
Showers
from 
AU$14
 / night
* Before taxes and fees
96%
(53)

Cedar Waters Regen. Living Hub

4 sites · RVs, Tents52 acres · Natural Bridge, QLD
Welcome to Cedar Waters Regenerative Living Hub, a 52-acre site managed by Grounded Permaculture Action Party Inc. Grounded is a not-for-profit community org on the mission to regenerate our sacred connection to country, community and culture. Our creek flat is set up to host guests for camping. It has; - 2WD accessibility, cars, vans, tents all ok. - RVs and camper suitable (no power, water, or disposal systems) - all campsites flat and well-grassed. - communal camp kitchen with pizza oven, water, and gas cookers available - compost toilets (no showers) The pristine waters of Cave Creek flow through the site after falling through the infamous Natural Bridge. Bordering Springbrook National Park there are plenty of hikes and walks nearby to satisfy exploratory vibes. Otherwise, you can just sit back and enjoy the beauty, peace and quiet of this little slice of paradise. We can also offer many optional extras for private group bookings (large tents/marquees, generators, wood-fired hot tub, sauna, guided farm tour, paddock-to-plate produce etc). The income generated from Hipcamp is used to continue to manage, maintain and regenerate the site.
Potable water
Toilets
Campfires
Cooking equipment
from 
AU$25
 / night
* Before taxes and fees
92%
(104)

Dungarubba Fields

5 sites · RVs, Tents6 acres · Dungarubba, NSW
Thankyou for considering Dungarubba Fields. We offer you a well located and secure camp-site to explore the North Coast or for that overnight stay while you are travelling to your destination and need a safe place to camp. Our four campsites are spacious and are freshly mown flat grassed sites. Each campsite has 1 or 2 stone circles for campfires, with free kindling and free firewood supplied to all campsites. Whether you are a single traveller, a couple, family or group booking we have the campsite for you. We are family friendly and dog friendly. Dungarubba Fields is a private, rural setting on six acres on Bundjalung country. Four of our camp sites are situated across a small bridge in the back paddock, and one camp site is situated just before the bridge for those self driving campervans with a wider wheel-base. The paddock was once cleared and in recent years we have planted and cared for over 100 new Koala and rainforest trees. After the Northern Rivers floods of 2022 we are now continuing the bush regeneration beside the Dungarubba wetland which borders our property. Our camp-sites offer shade, space, wildlife and birdlife. Campfires are allowed 12 months a year depending on fire ratings and local conditions except on days of Total Fire Ban and the preceding evening going into a Total Fire Ban. We supply the free firewood to each campsite as we understand how important the campfire is to the camping experience. Outside the fire season we can supply a readymade Bonfire at an additional cost to your booking. Hipcampers can access fresh drinking water (rainwater) from our rainwater tanks, with an accessible tap near our home. Hipcampers have access to a downstairs flushing toilet at the house. We offer a Portaloo for larger group bookings situated beside your camp site as an optional extra for an additional cost. The Portaloo needs to be booked when you make your booking. The house on the property was originally built in 1903 as the Catholic Church of the nearby locality Riley's Hill. In the 1940’s it was moved to the current site after low attendance by parishioners who didn’t want to have to row across the Richmond River and get their feet wet to attend Mass. The church sold the building in the 1980’s and it was raised off the ground with two new wings attached on either side to become a private residence. The surrounding area is predominantly farmed to sugar cane and soybeans, however more surrounding land is being planted to Macadamia nuts which will change the look of the landscape in future. During May to November of an evening, you can look out for the occasional cane fire which is a historic part of the harvesting of sugar. The Richmond River and boat ramp is a short 2 minutes drive for both fishing and water skiing. The Broadwater National Park with sand-dunes and a fishing beach is only a 10 minute drive away. The Pacific Highway is 7 minutes drive away. The beautiful coastal village of Evans Head with shops, a medical clinic and a patrolled beach is just a 15 minutes drive. The nearest townships are Broadwater (2 fuel stations and a pub under new management), Coraki (junction of 2 rivers), Woodburn (pub with a bistro and a laundrette) and Evans Head (a township with most services). We are a 45 minutes drive to Byron Bay and 25 minutes to the coastal city of Ballina up the Pacific Highway or 25 minutes drive inland to the city of Lismore. We welcome friendly dogs and there is plenty of space for them to run around and chase balls or other dogs. Our dog Stella is a 4 year old Blue Heeler, who greets people from the balcony barking as you drive in. Don’t let the barking fool you as she loves visitors and their dogs. We expect owners to be responsible for their dogs and in particularly when there are Koalas close by. We ask dogs not to roam at night as Koalas are nocturnal (and so are other critters) and night-time is when they choose their food tree for the next day and roam around. We are in Core Koala Habitat and love our koalas, we hope you do too. We look forward to hosting you and in creating a sensational camping experience for you. Lise and Pete Dungarubba Fields.
Pets
Potable water
Toilets
Campfires
Trash
from 
AU$30
 / night
* Before taxes and fees
100%
(21)

Everflow

11 sites · RVs, Tents70 acres · Goonengerry, NSW
A beautiful grassy camping area with ever flowing creeks and swimming holes that wrap around lush forests. Situated on a beautiful 70acre property just five minutes drive from the well known Minyon Falls only 25 mins to Byron Bay and 20 mins Mullumbimby Ever so quiet with birds singing, it’s the perfect place to switch off and unwind We wish you a magical stay. - Everflow
Campfires
from 
AU$35
 / night
* Before taxes and fees
98%
(127)

Top of the World

10 sites · RVs, Tents56 acres · Horseshoe Creek, NSW
Look for the big red letterbox with the blue flag on the right. This spot is for people that think that they are the only ones left in the world. Once at the top, it's yours to live in peace and quiet. 56 acres of undulating hills covered with native bush land, with 10 cleared sites for you to set up camp. If you like an adventure then this mountain is for you. 2 sites called "Top of the world tent site 1 and tent site 2" are accessible by 4WD only (tent camping is advised) There is a step 19 degree road up to the penthouse summit thats at 1000ft. However if it is dry you can tow a camping trailer but only if you have a winch. If it rains the only way down is backwards tethered to trees via your winch. It's an adventure. Campers are welcome to have a campfire, there is plenty of timber on the ground that you can collect or bring your own. As long as there is no fire ban. There are some great bush walks you can enjoy, including down to the creek (about a 40 min walk). The creek is picturesque with lemon trees and peach trees along the edge while in season. There are 2 sites down at the creek called Firefly's and platypus and these are for off road self contained 4x4 campers and those with a tent. The creek is pristine and crystal clear unless it's raining. These 2 sites are absolutely private if you book them both. If you don't mind sharing the creek with another camper then you only need to book 1 site. There is also a 10 month of the year 30 metre high waterfall (depending on rain fall this waterfall can vary from massive water to slow water) and another seasonal waterfall. Don't forget the dam for swimming with the spa tub and fresh mountain spring water constantly flowing into it from an inch and a half poly pipe constantly overflowing into the dam. The water in the creek is safe to drink with no filter needed. The creek is running and crystal clear and very private. If you are in a 2 wheel drive RV/ Motorhome you can book the "Paw Paw hill site" or "a dam good view" There is one site that is all grass accessible in the dry weather. Plenty of drinking water is also available at all sites either via a tap or the creek running water. All campers MUST HAVE their own portable toilet. If no portable toilet you can purchase one from many camping stores at a reasonable price before coming. Doing number 2 in the bush is totally unacceptable. Because this is a leave no trace camp site we do ask you to take all trash with you when you leave as well. There is no council rubbish collection in this area. We respect our beautiful paradise and we know you will appreciate it also. If you make a fire please leave it so I can mow around it once you leave. E.G Please remove all sticks.
Pets
Potable water
Campfires
from 
AU$30
 / night
* Before taxes and fees
97%
(256)

Emu Creek Retreat

172 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents2800 acres · Tabulam, NSW
Welcome to Emu creek Retreat One of the best destinations for hiking, camping, bushwalking, swimming, Kayaking, fishing, mountain bike riding (bicycles only), bird watching, 4wdriving and even fossicking, since the old gold mining town "Lunatics" was not far away from us. Dogs, men's best friend, are definitely welcome. If travelling in a 2wd please contact us before booking, some of the campgrounds have to be reached by crossing the creeks, Girard camp is one of them where the office and the showers are, at times this crossing is under water and is only accessible by 4wd. Other campgrounds are available near the entry gate that don't require a creek crossing for access and toilets are available on some of them. One side of the property is bound by Emu Creek and the other by Gerard Creek, both creeks have enough water with some permanent deep water holes for all year activities. Sightseeing inside the property we have Girard Falls, a 50m deep waterfall, nature at it's best. The only entry into the property is by Emu Creek Rd a gravel road. Emu Creek Retreat is located in the far north-east of New South Wales. We are approximately 200 km from Brisbane, Toowoomba and Gold Coast, 150km from Byron Bay. Tabulam is the nearest town 12km away. Fuel and groceries are available at Tabulam along with a post office, pub and police station. Casino is 68km away and Tenterfield 78km. Once a working cattle property, in the 90's was converted into a camping and 4WD park. Since 2017 has been a family own and operated property, pet friendly, we are using the existing large camping grounds to convert it into a camping paradise. Two properties combined with close to 2800 acres, fronting Paddy’s Flat Rd for 2km and extends 7km to the back fence bordering a 22000 acre cattle property. The front section is undulating with plantation forest (spotted gum) and bushland, towards the back it has mountains, steep terrain and millions of trees with spectacular views and great hiking tracks.
Pets
Potable water
Toilets
Campfires
Showers
from 
AU$30
 / night
* Before taxes and fees
99%
(36)

GingerNut Farm - Adults Only

15 sites · Lodging, Tents50 acres · Cawongla, NSW
We are an adult-only, clothing-optional, 50-acre farm. We are secluded and situated on a quiet road with forest screening. We have creek with a swimming hole and sandy beach. We offer several flat, well grassed campgrounds, some with fire pits. We offer access to off-grid power. We also offer a series of internal walks & running tracks through the forested parts of the property. In addition, we offer a trained masseur who will massage in the forest or near the creek. We offer arts courses: life drawing, basket making and cyanotyping. We can provide escorted tours of local sights including galleries, natural sights and a local commune.
Pets
Potable water
Toilets
Campfires
Showers
from 
AU$30
 / night
* Before taxes and fees
97%
(36)

Tallebudgera Veg Sanctuary.

18 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents30 acres · Tallebudgera, QLD
Good Phone reception if you have Telstra. Simple juice cleansing programmes are available by design. WEDDING VENUE IN OUR CHAPEL OR DOWN BY THE WATERS EDGE IN COMPLETE PRIVACY. Call our wedding planner Melissa at celebratedlove .com
Potable water
Toilets
Campfires
Showers
from 
AU$45
 / night
* Before taxes and fees
45%
(10)

Serenity in Suburbia

1 site · RV1 acres · Currumbin Waters, QLD
WELCOME TO CURRUMBIN WATERS Nestled at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, our semi-rural suburban acreage in Currumbin invites you to a unique camping experience in the front area (yard) of our permaculture holding. Amongst the serenity of the ancient eucalypt forest, sustainable living, permaculture principles, and environmental conservation define the ethos of our space. During your stay, you'll also notice recycled items strategically placed around the camp area, reflecting our commitment to minimising environmental impact and promoting a eco-conscious lifestyle. PLEASE read the AMENITIES AND THINGS TO NOTE before you make a booking and view all provided photos. Just a scenic 10-minute drive to the beach and 5 minutes into the Valley, our location allows you to explore the wonders of Currumbin. Embark on a journey along the winding road to discover the breathtaking Cougal Cascades, meander through Springbrook National Park, or stumble upon hidden cafes along the way – all within easy reach. WILDLIFE SPOTTING Situated at 43m above sea level, our land boasts a rich abundance of native plants and wildlife. Marvel at the sight of gorgeous and rare parrots, swamp-faced and golden wallabies, koalas, bush-turkeys, possums, water dragons, and echidnas – a testament to our proud position within a vital conservation area. TO SEE AND DO Explore the winding Currumbin Valley and uncover its hidden gems. Take a trip to the beach, home to the renowned Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Nearby attractions include the Rock Pools, Elephant Rock, Balter Brewing Company, Freeman's Organic Farm, Superbee Honeyworld, Surf World Gold Coast, Sanctuary Markets (Friday night food trucks), and Currumbin Alley Surf School, to name just a few. Indulge in the abundance of delicious cafes just minutes down the road. AMENITIES AND THINGS TO NOTE Prior to booking, please review all site photos. This will help you to decide if our site is a right fit for your needs. The site has an 11% off-level terrain. Assistance aids for levelling your vehicle are available. While tents are welcome, please be aware that the ground is hard gravel and 11% off-level. Most suited to 4WD. Camp trailers, Vans, Camper vans, Roof pop tops, Off-road camp trailers, Expedition trailers, All-terrain vans. Arriving in daylight is highly recommended. If it has rained near the time of your booking, a 4WD is recommended especially if you are towing. Not suitable for caravans unless you are highly proficient in reversing your rig 60m uphill. Reversing and pulling into the site as noted in photos is the best way to utilise the site. Trust us, we know! If you lack confidence in doing so, kindly consider alternative options. The illustrated caravan in the photo is 5 meters. Campers must be fully self-contained with their own camping toilet. Please refrain from arriving and asking where the bathroom facilities are. Domestic power (not 3-phase) and cold town water are provided. Leashed small dogs are permitted; however, pet waste must be promptly removed. Campfires are allowed in the provided fire drum unless there is a local fire ban in place. Bring your own firewood for a cozy evening under the stars.
Pets
Potable water
Campfires
Trash
from 
AU$40
 / night
* Before taxes and fees
92%
(12)

Forest Farm

3 sites · RVs, Tents280 acres · Tintenbar, NSW
Whether you want respite from the day’s travel or a special spot to stay for a few days, Forest Farm might just be the place for you. Just 5 mins off the Tintenbar exit of the M1 Motorway, Forest Farm is a 280 acre farm bordered by Emigrant Creek in Tintenbar, Northern NSW. Centrally located in the Northern Rivers area, Forest Farm is just 30 mins from Bryon Bay, 15mins from Lennox Head and Ballina and Bangalow, 10 mins from Newrybar and Alstonville and 5 mins from Killen Falls. Staying at Forest Farm gives you access to many famous markets, bike trails, national parks and walking trails, boating, brilliant beaches, restaurants and cafes … you name it. And in between all those visits you get to come home to a very special kind of paradise in a beautiful valley surrounded by trees and forest, birds and other native animals. The property is home to koala, wallabies, echidnas, and many different birds (local birdwatching groups have identified nearly 100 different species so far). There are also some friendly cattle. A lovely walk along Emigrant Creek starts from the camping area, and the path leads you through to Tintenbar General Store, a great place for a morning coffee, and any supplies you need. Kayaking and fishing are common along Emigrant Creek. And if you’re lucky, you may just get a glimpse of the elusive platypus along the way. Forest Farm is a quiet, peaceful place and we welcome likeminded campers. We value our relationship with our neighbours, so please no parties or loud music. Laughter always welcome!!!! P.S. Don't forget your mozzie repellent in the wet summer months!!!
Campfires
from 
AU$40
 / night
* Before taxes and fees
100%
(5)

Wirrilaa Rainforest Retreat

3 sites · RVs, Tents72 acres · Tyalgum, NSW
Wirrilaa (home of The Busy Bush Turkeys) is located on the banks of the Oxley River just 5 or so minutes from the gorgeous township of Tyalgum and just 15-20 minutes from Murwillumbah in northern NSW. The property is 72 acres, mostly pristine rainforest, with cleared spaces on the lower areas and boasts excellent views of the north face of Mt Warning. At present, there are no amenities, but plans are afoot for toilets, showers and a camp kitchen in the future. There are fire pits at the campsites and firewood, including bags of kindling, is generally available for purchase, but please check in advance. Campers can enjoy bushwalking in the beautiful rainforest (no tracks as yet, so please ensure you are skilled and equipped for off-track walking), swimming, kayaking, fishing and just relaxing in the beautiful setting. There are many walks in National Parks nearby and we are is also not far from the 24 km Northern Rivers Rail Trail. We offer a drop off and pick up service. (Up to 4 people and bikes/trip.) Tyalgum has much to offer, including Devonshire tea and a variety of other food and shops at the iconic Flutterbies, Tyalgum Village Markets (last Saturday of each month), the pub and General Store (with great coffee!) along with other sites. At present, access and campsites are suitable for tents and off-road camper trailers only. 4WD is recommended and necessary if the weather has been wet. We will return to being dog-friendly once we complete our dog fencing. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and will keep the property and site descriptions updated.
Campfires
from 
AU$20
 / night
* Before taxes and fees

Under $50

Value Prop
Value Prop

Waterfall camping near Lismore guide

Overview

Looking to camp near Lismore, New South Wales, with a preference for waterfalls? Look no further! Hipcamp has over 900 options available to satisfy your waterfall-loving heart. Whether you're looking for a serene retreat or an adventurous escape, our top campsites have got you covered. Check out the Natural Bridge Retreat (662 reviews), Wynola Country Cousins (329 reviews), and Larapinta (245 reviews) for some highly recommended options. With facilities like campfires, rubbish disposal, and toilets, and activities such as wildlife watching, boating, and fishing, you'll have everything you need for an unforgettable camping experience. And with prices starting as low as $12 per night and an average price of $30 per night, you can enjoy nature's beauty without breaking the bank. Happy camping!

Safety at Hipcamp

Inclusion Policy
Inclusion Policy
Inclusion Policy
Hipcamp Hand

Safety partners

Recreate Responsibly

About us

Hipcamp is the most comprehensive resource for beautiful private campsites.

Discover and reserve tent camping, caravan parks, cabins, and glamping — everywhere from national parks to blueberry farms.

Download the Hipcamp App

Hipcamp acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and future and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.