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Camping near Grafton

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

Top-rated stays

Waterfall and rock pool
99%
(677 reviews)
Natural Bridge Retreat
27 sites · RVs, Tents135 acres · Natural Bridge, Queensland
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AU$38
 / night
* Before taxes and fees
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93%
(261 reviews)
Yarralen Retreat
41 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents40 acres · Yarrahapinni, New South Wales
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AU$25
 / night
* Before taxes and fees
Picture of the Land
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
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Timbarra River at The Cockatoo campsite with GT. The flood has removed some of the grass along the river edge.
99%
(77 reviews)
Timbarra Valley
8 sites · RVs, Tents25000 acres · Rocky River, New South Wales
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AU$17
 / night
* Before taxes and fees
Sandy Falls
100%
(69 reviews)
Binghi Station
44 sites · RVs, Tents4000 acres · New South Wales
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AU$20
 / night
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100%
(15 reviews)
Higher Ground Coastal Bush Retreat & Permaculture
9 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents146 acres · Shark Creek, New South Wales
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AU$20
 / 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
Picture of the Land
100%
(718 reviews)
Sarabah Camping
6 sites · RVs, Tents300 acres · Sarabah, Queensland
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AU$25
 / night
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Looking over the Dam.
97%
(366 reviews)
OZ SKY RANCH
48 sites · RVs, Tents350 acres · Boyland, Queensland
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AU$20
 / night
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Beautiful lush green foliage
99%
(493 reviews)
Sarabah Stud
6 sites · RVs, Tents500 acres · Queensland
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AU$25
 / night
* Before taxes and fees
Picture of the Land
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
Picture of the Land
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

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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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