North Coast of NSW Free Camping

On the scenic North Coast of NSW, you'll discover a hinterland of lush river valleys and a coastline of sparkling uncrowded beaches that are easy to get to along the Legendary Pacific Coast touring route.
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Rocks Ferry Reserve Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/rocks-ferry-reserve-rest-area/nsw
Rocks Ferry Reserve Rest Area is a nice clean park on the bank of the Hastings River with a public boat ramp.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 24 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessibleDrinking WaterMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBBQBinCaravansLong RigPets WelcomePhoto OpportunityPublic Boat RampRiver Fishing
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Boat Ramp
  • Fishing Spot

Arrawarra Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/arrawarra-rest-area/nsw
Arrawarra Rest Area is located at the Arrawarra interchange on the Pacific Highway. Provision has been made for a future service centre at this location.
Free Overnight CampToiletsAccessibleDrinking WaterMobile Phone CoverageTV ReceptionWiFi InternetPicnic TablesBinCaravansLong RigDump PointCamp TrailersGenerators Allowed
  • Day Use Area
  • Overnight Rest Area

Banyabba Road Rest Area

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Banyabba Road Rest Area is suited to all types of rigs and travellers. Telstra mostly ok, Optus marginal/occasional
Free Overnight CampMobile Phone CoverageCaravansCamp TrailersTent Site
  • Day Use Area
  • Overnight Rest Area

Glenreagh Lions Shannon Park

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Glenreagh Lions Shannon Park is a pleasant day and overnight rest area. Adjacent is an open air small limited hours pool.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsDrinking WaterMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesBBQBinCaravansCamp TrailersSwimmingPublic ParkingRiver FishingCanoeing Kayaking
  • Day Use Area
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Fishing Spot
  • Children's Play Facility

Whiporie General Store Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/whiporie-general-store-rest-area/nsw
Whiporie General Store Rest Area is a free overnighter on the Summerland Way. The store sells all kinds of general groceries, hot coffee and yummy takeaway food.
Ask PermissionFree Overnight CampDay Rest AreaMaximum 48 hrsToiletsMobile Phone CoveragePublic PhonePicnic TablesBinCaravansLong RigCamp TrailersTent SitePets WelcomeTakeaway FoodCoffee & TeaCold DrinksIceLPG RefillsPost BoxGenerators AllowedUnleaded Petrol Bowser
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Kiosk
  • Fuel Available
  • Takeaway Food

Lollback Rest Area

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Lollback Rest Area is a good overnight stop just off the south side of the Gwydir Highway on the eastern bank of the Mann River. It is a small sealed cul-de-sac configuration next to the highway, with grassy areas for tents.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 24 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessibleMobile Phone CoveragePicnic TablesFire PlaceBBQBinCaravansTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Lowanna Reserve

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/lowanna-reserve/nsw
Lowanna Reserve slopes up from the road and has a swimming hole closer to the road. Visitors are welcomed by the locals who are very positive about travellers.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsMobile Phone CoverageSwimmingDrinking WaterCaravansCamp TrailersGenerators AllowedPicnic Tables
  • Day Use Area
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Children's Play Facility

Breamer Park Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/breamer-park-rest-area/nsw
Breamer Park Rest Area is a large spacious free overnight stop, suitable for any size rig. It has a toilet with wheel chair access. Grassy areas as well as hard fill. Backs onto a forest area.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessibleNon Drinking WaterMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBinCaravansLong RigTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

West of the Range Rest Area

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West of the Range Rest Area is a circular bitumen parking area on the corner of the Bruxner Highway and Woodenbong Road. There are picnic tables under large shady gum trees and a longdrop toilet here.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessibleMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesBinCaravansLong RigPets WelcomeInformation Board
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Information

Ellenborough Reserve Camping Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/ellenborough-reserve-camping-area/nsw
Ellenborough Reserve Camping Area is located at the junction of the Hastings and Ellenborough Rivers and provides a large grassy area for tents and caravans.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 14 daysDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessibleNon Drinking WaterMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBinCaravansLong RigTent SitePets WelcomeSwimmingRiver FishingBird WatchingWalkingPhoto OpportunityCanoeing Kayaking
  • Campground
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Camping Area
  • Fishing Spot

Roses Park Rest Area

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Roses Park Rest Area has been restored to a free overnight rest area, with a 48hr maximum stay. Keeping this park clean and tidy will help to preserve its status as an overnighter.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 48 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsNon Drinking WaterMobile Phone CoveragePublic PhoneShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBBQBinCaravansLong RigPets WelcomeWalkingPhoto Opportunity
  • Day Use Area
  • Overnight Rest Area

Beekeepers Rest Area

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Beekeepers Rest Area is a long bitumen drive through rest area for southbound traffic. It is very close to the highway so there is considerable traffic noise, even though there is a row of trees for some of its length.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsMobile Phone CoveragePicnic TablesBinCaravansLong RigPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Wardell Rest Area

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Wardell Rest Area provides free overnight stop on both sides of the Pacific Highway.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 20 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsMobile Phone CoverageShadeBinCaravansLong RigPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Ulong Showground & Eastern Dorrigo Community Hall

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/ulong-showground-eastern-dorrigo-community-hall/nsw
Ulong Showground & East Dorrigo Community Hall is a quiet, friendly location that provides free camping on mostly level sites. Small charge for power.
Free Overnight CampToiletsAccessibleDrinking WaterMobile Phone CoverageLong RigCaravansTent SiteGenerators AllowedPower
  • Camping Area

Tucabia Boat Ramp

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/tucabia-boat-ramp/nsw
Tucabia Boat Ramp provides access to the Coldstream River at Tucabia. There is space for an overnight stop for self-contained vehicles. No facilities at all here.
Free Overnight CampMobile Phone CoverageShadeCaravansLong RigPets WelcomePublic Boat RampRiver Fishing
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Fishing Spot
  • Boat Ramp

Glenugie State Forest Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/glenugie-state-forest-rest-area/nsw
Glenugie State Forest Rest Area is shady stretch of old highway adjacent to the Pacific Highway with toilets and picnic tables. This is a free overnighter with a line of trees acting as a buffer from the highway.
Free Overnight CampToiletsPicnic TablesShadeCaravansInformation BoardBird WatchingWalking
  • Day Use Area
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Information

Halfway Creek Roadhouse

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/halfway-creek-roadhouse/nsw
Halfway Creek Roadhouse is between Grafton and Woolgoolga, on the southbound side of the Pacific Highway. Shell Roadhouse and a 24-hour restaurant.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessibleHot ShowersMobile Phone CoverageShadeBinCaravansLong RigPets WelcomeMealsTakeaway FoodCoffee & TeaCold DrinksATMIceLPG SwapUnleaded Petrol BowserPremium Petrol BowserDiesel BowserColes
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Roadhouse
  • Restaurant
  • Convenience Store

McPhillips Creek Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/mcphillips-creek-rest-area/nsw
McPhillips Creek Rest Area is a sealed one way rest area with good modern toilets and covered picnic tables. There is a parking lane that is long enough for several large vehicles. Trucks also use this rest area.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesBinCaravansLong RigPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Yelgun Rest Area

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Tweed Valley Way and Pacific Highway interchange. Large rest area for overnight stays. Convenient location for south bound or north bound travellers.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 20 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessibleNon Drinking WaterMobile Phone CoveragePicnic TablesBBQBinCaravansLong RigPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

New Italy Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/new-italy-rest-area/nsw
New Italy is a free overnight rest area among the historic remnants of this once thriving tourist attraction about everything Italian. There is a museum, a restaurant and a collection of memorabilia.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsNon Drinking WaterMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBBQBinCaravansLong RigPets WelcomeMealsTakeaway FoodPizzaCoffee & TeaCold DrinksInformation CentrePhoto Opportunity
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Information
  • Place of Interest
  • Sit Down Meals

Clybucca BP Roadhouse

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You know what you get when you stop at a BP roadhouse and Clybucca BP Roadhouse is no different. Food is good and the staff are friendly. And the rest rooms are always clean.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 24 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsDrinking WaterMobile Phone CoverageShadeBinCaravansLong RigPets WelcomeMealsTakeaway FoodCoffee & TeaCold DrinksLPG SwapUnleaded Petrol BowserE10 Petrol BowserPremium Petrol BowserDiesel BowserLPG Bowser
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Service Station
  • Roadhouse
  • Fuel Available
  • Convenience Store
  • Sit Down Meals
  • Cafe
  • Takeaway Food

Riverside Rest Area Kempsey

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/riverside-rest-area-kempsey/nsw
Riverside Rest Area Kempsey provides a boat ramp and a jetty for those who like fishing. There is a childrens playground, toilets, BBQs and covered tables with shade. There is also a riverside walking path.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessibleDrinking WaterMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesBBQBinCaravansLong RigNo PetsPublic Boat RampRiver FishingWalkingPhoto Opportunity
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Boat Ramp
  • Fishing Spot

Mallanganee Oval Camping Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/mallanganee-oval-camping-area/nsw
Kangaroos and Koalas frequently visit the village of Mallanganee. The Bruxner Highway bypasses the village, making it a peaceful haven away from the bustle and noise.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 24 hrsCaravansLong RigPets Welcome
  • Camping Area

Sleepy Hollow Rest Area

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Sleepy Hollow Rest Area is located on either side of the Pacific Highway and is a noisy truck stop close to the traffic.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsDrinking WaterMobile Phone CoveragePicnic TablesBinCaravansLong RigPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Lawrence Tavern Camping Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/lawrence-tavern-camping-area/nsw
Lawrence Tavern is famous for its selection of cold beer, its excellent dining and plenty of fun and entertainment.
Free Overnight CampToiletsHot ShowersDrinking WaterMobile Phone CoverageShadeBinCaravansMealsTakeaway FoodCoffee & TeaCold Drinks
  • Camping Area
  • Sit Down Meals
  • Alcohol Licence

Taylors Arm Reserve & Hotel

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/taylors-arm-reserve-hotel/nsw
Taylors Arm Reserve, across the road from the pub, provides overnight stay with toilets, rain water, tennis courts, cricket pitch and barbecue facilities. There is no coverage for mobile phones in Taylors Arm.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 48 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsShowersBinCaravansPets WelcomeMealsPhoto Opportunity
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Information
  • Place of Interest
  • Sit Down Meals
  • Alcohol Licence

Kempsey Information Centre & Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/kempsey-information-centre-rest-area/nsw
Kempsey Information Centre & Rest Area provides a grassy shaded picnic area with adequate parking for caravans and large rigs. It is accessed off Lachlan Street and there is a circular drive in the park to enable large rigs to easily exit the area.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessibleDrinking WaterMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesBBQBinPets WelcomeInformation CentreAboriginal Art
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Information

Brushy Mountain Campground

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/brushy-mountain-campground/nsw
Brushy Mountain campground is a free campground providing a tranquil setting amid tall gum trees with active bird life.
Dry Access OnlyFree Overnight CampToiletsShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceCaravansTent SiteNo PetsWalkingPhoto Opportunity
  • Campground

Blackbird Flat Camping Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/blackbird-flat-camping-area/nsw
Blackbird Flat Camping Area is a large pleasant grassy and level camping area on the bank of the Macleay River, where you can enjoy fishing, swimming and canoeing.
Dry Access OnlyFree Overnight CampToiletsNon Drinking WaterShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceCaravansLong RigCamp TrailersTent SitePets WelcomeSwimmingRiver FishingWalkingPhoto OpportunityCanoeing Kayaking
  • Camping Area
  • Fishing Spot

Mororo Rest Area

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Mororo Rest Area is a long sealed drive through rest area beside the highway and only separated from the highway by a grassy verge. There is plenty of room for any size rigs and it is also used by trucks. Considerable traffic noise here.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaMobile Phone CoverageShadeBinCaravansLong RigPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
The North Coast has some of the best, and most well known, beaches in Australia, such as Byron Bay, Lennox Head and Yamba.

Whether you love body-surfing or serious wave riding, swimming in safe, shallow waters or long beach walks, the beaches of the North Coast are just about perfect. This is the most accessible coastline in Australia, with national parks, nature reserves and headland lookouts.

Whale-watching tours are also popular on the North Coast. You'll find a wide range of tours on offer at locations such as Byron Bay and Coffs Harbour. Humpback whales and southern right whales migrate along the NSW coastline throughout June and in the first week of July, and return southwards from around September to November.

While tropical produce such as bananas and sugar cane are often associated with far north Queensland, these crops and others thrive in the warm moist climate of the NSW North Coast. Darying and vegetables are also produced here and one in eight people living on the North Coast are employed in agriculture.

You don't have to venture very far west from the coast to find yourself in the cool mountain air of the North Coast Hinterland. The iconic landmark, Mount Warning, west of Byron Bay, stands like a sentry, just as it did when first named by Captain Cook in 1770. The Great Dividing Range runs the length of the East Coast of Australia and is never very far from the coast, varying from a few kilometres to a hundred kilometres in places. The North Coast of NSW boasts some of the prettiest wooded areas anywhere, with subtropical rainforests such as the heritage listed Dorrigo National Park.
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