Byron Bay Camping

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Byron Bay Camping

First Sun Holiday Park

Absolute beachfront location with a fantastic range of cabins and lodges. There are plenty of combinations to choose from, all within a stones throw of the beach and offering comfortable accommodation for families or small groups.

At First Sun Holiday Park you need never take your car anywhere because everything is so close at hand. Choose from Self-contained Cabins, Lodges, Powered and Unpowered Caravan Sites and a shady camp area.

Our facilities are first class and the views towards The Wreck, Byron Lighthouse, Mt Warning and beyond, are only a few reasons why you should visit us.

Modern comforts and your communication needs are also well catered for. Your stay includes free wireless Internet usage (conditions apply) and a handy kiosk.

Our friendly staff can also assist you with tour bookings and bike and board hire.

Features

Absolute beachfront location
Two well-stocked camp kitchens with cooking facilities, fridges, televisions, hot water urn, microwave, tables and seating
Free Stainless Steel Barbeques
Covered picnic tables and seating in the grassed picnic area
Ice, drinks and snacks, surf and weather report, tourist information “tour bookings and bike and board hire” are all available from the office
Free wireless broadband access (conditions apply)
Facilities for people with disabilities
Modern showers and toilets within easy access of all sites

Ian & Jodie Heiniger
Managers

First Sun Holiday Park
Lawson Street
Byron Bay NSW 2481

T: 02 6685 6544
F: 02 6685 7046
E: info@firstsunholidaypark.com.au

Beautiful Byron Bay. The sun, sea and surf make it one of the most popular holiday destinations in Australia. Suffolk Beachfront Holiday Park is one of Byron’s most popular holiday parks, offering visitors the choice of cabins, camping, powered sites and their eco friendly safari style camping tents. The tents provide a fun, hassle-free way to camp, without sacrificing modern comforts or being at the mercy of the weather. You can simply arrive and start camping – in style.

While the tents can cater for groups of up to eight people, it’s with families that they have already become popular. With no need to pack up the car or unload masses of camping gear, busy working parents can still take their children on a traditional camping holiday without any of the hassle. The interiors of the tents are all fully furnished in a relaxed, coastal style. Power, lighting and kitchen facilities are included, and some also have their own bathroom. Linen, blankets and pillows are all provided. Large, zip-up windows capture the ocean breezes in summer, and when closed keep the tent cosy in winter. Internal screens offer privacy between living room and bedroom areas and each tent also has its own private deck (complete with outdoor furniture) for alfresco dining, a quiet drink – or viewing the native wildlife!

So if you’re looking for a relaxed atmosphere, happy campers, kids riding bikes, friendly staff, trees rustling in the breeze and the sound of waves breaking as you drifted off to sleep each night, the Suffolk Beachfront Holiday Park is perfect for your next holiday.

Features

Absolute beachfront – Yes, the beach is right here!
One of Australia’s most reliable surf breaks, and year-round fishing
Our legendary Safari style tents – for those who want hassle free camping, with style
Quiet, eco-friendly natural bushland setting
Pristine, uncrowded beaches and headland walks
Gateway to the green rolling hills, world heritage national parks and charming villages of the NSW Northern Rivers
Shops, eateries and the family friendly local pub just down the road
Discover Suffolk Park and Broken Head – hidden gems of the NSW North Coast
A relaxed vibe, happy campers, and the gentle ocean breeze – just like the holiday parks you remember from your childhood
Clean, well designed stainless steel commercial style kitchen and undercover outdoor dining area – for all you Master Chefs!
Free BBQs – because you simply can’t have a holiday without a BBQ or two
Free wireless broadband access – for those who can’t bear to be separated from modern technology even during their holidays!
Ice, snacks and drinks, body board hire, local information, surf report and tour bookings all available from the office

Ian & Jodie Heiniger
Managers

Alcorn Street
Suffolk Park NSW 2481

T: 02 6685 3353
F: 02 6685 3180
E: manager@suffolkbeachfront.com.au

Rummery Park campground

Base yourself at Rummery Park campground to enjoy the many walking, biking and horse riding trails in Whian Whian State Conservation area and Nightcap National Park.

Accommodation Details
Camping type Tent, Camper trailer site, Camping beside my vehicle
Facilities Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, carpark, toilets
Please note
  • Reservations can be made for any arrival within the next 12 months. Find out more about our terms and conditions, and review frequently asked questions about staying in national parks.
  • Check in after 2pm. Check out before 10am
  • There is a group campsite (Goanna) available for large groups up to 24 occupants
  • Mobile phone coverage is only available at the sign posted sites on Minyon Drive (3.5km east) and Nightcap Range Road (2km south). Visitors will need to return to these sites to make a booking if they have not already done so.
  • This is a remote campground, basic supplies are available at nearby Bexhill and Clunes villages (30 mins)
  • Please see visitor info for more information
Price
  • Rates and availability are displayed when making an online booking
  • A minimum daily rate applies, which includes the first 2 occupants
  • Goanna Group campsite, the minimum daily rate includes the first 6 adults (16+ yrs) and 18 children (5-15 yrs).
Bookings Use a secure payment gateway to book online. Alternatively, please contact National Parks Contact Centre on 13000 PARKS (13000 72757). All reservations incur an additional 2.5% booking fee. Sites may only be occupied by the number of people specified in the reservation.

Getting there and parking

Rummery Park campground is in the eastern precinct of Whian Whian State Conservation Area. To get there:

From the eastern park entrance (via Rosebank):

  • Take Minyon Drive, past Minyon Falls picnic area, over the causeway.
  • Continue along Minyon Drive until you reach the Peates Mountain Road intersection
  • Turn right into Peates Mountain Road and the campground is approximately 100m to the north.

From the southern park entrance on Nightcap Range Road (via Dunoon):

  • Continue north up Nightcap Range Road to the top of the range
  • Turn left into Peates Mountain Road and the campground is approximately 100m north.
  • Please note that the Peates Mountain Road link to Gibbergunyah Range Road is now closed and is gated at Rummery Park.

Both entrances have directional signposting to the campground.

Road quality

Check the weather before you set out as the road to this campground can become boggy when it rains.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Parking

Parking is available at Rummery Park campground, including several disabled car spaces.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Whian Whian State Conservation Area. Here are some of the highlights.

Autumn

The cooler months are great for enjoying some of the longer bushwalks available in both Whian Whian and the adjoining Nightcap National Park – Autumn/winter .

Spring

Bushwalking when many plant species are in bloom, such as bottlebrush, wattle and tea tree species along the creeks. Swimming in the Boggy Creek along the Boggy Creek walk The Freedom Marathon is an annual event held in spring .

Summer

When the weather heats up, swimming in Boggy Creek is a popular way to cool off.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

28°C and 28°C

Highest recorded

40°C

Winter temperature

Average

8°C and 18°C

Lowest recorded

-0.6°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

February

Driest month

September

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

430.5mm

Facilities

  • Rubbish bins are not available, so please take your rubbish with you when leaving.
  • Sites are not powered
  • There are no shower facilities
  • Water is not available at this campground, so you’ll need to bring your own drinking and cooking water.

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

There is a shared, covered cooking galley with tables, benches and wood fire BBQs.

Barbecue facilities

Firewood is not provided and may not be collected from the park, so you’ll need to bring your own supply.

  • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)
  • Fire rings (bring your own firewood)
  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)

Carpark

Top Spot To Visit Arakwal National Park

Arakwal blends the convenience of Byron Bay with the appeal of a secluded beach retreat, offering birdwatching, whale watching, swimming, fishing, and picnicking.

In 2001, a historic agreement was reached between the NSW State Government and the Byron Bay Arakwal Aboriginal community. Arakwal National Park is the result and has many guises today: it’s an important part of Aboriginal heritage; it’s a haven for migratory birds and animals; and it’s a gift to travellers looking to escape the chaos of the thriving holiday town.

Co-managed by NPWS and its traditional owners, Arakwal features 3km of gorgeous beach bordered by sand dunes and rich coastal heath. All of this is just a stone’s throw from the towering white icon of Cape Byron Lighthouse, meaning it’s closer to the town than it feels.

Bring a towel for swimming or surfing. Once you walk out of the carpark and onto the sand, you’ll forget all about Byron Bay and focus upon the birds and whale watching in the vast Pacific Ocean, which stretches as far as you can see.

Arakwal National Park

From Byron Bay:

  • Drive 3.2km from the town centre along Lawson Street and Lighthouse Road
  • Turn right into Tallow Beach Road and drive to the end where the Cosy Corner carpark is located

Park entry points

By bike

Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.

By public transport

For information about public transport options, visit the NSW country transport info website.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Arakwal National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

Spring

Watch from the beach as humpback whales pass by on their way home from the Great Barrier Reef to Antarctica, many with calves.

Summer

Take a dip at Tallow Beach to cool off from the summer heat.

Winter

Now, the humpback whales are heading north, migrating to the Great Barrier Reef for the cooler months. Don’t forget the binoculars.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

20.3°C and 27.2°C

Highest recorded

35.1°C

Winter temperature

Average

12°C and 19.8°C

Lowest recorded

3.3°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

March

Driest month

September

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

350.4mm

Safety messages

However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit; it helps emergency services locate you, using your smartphone’s GPS.

Please note, there is limited mobile phone reception in this park. You’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Prohibited

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the OEH pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Byron Bay
(02) 6620 9300
Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday