Searching for an affordable and carefree getaway that isn’t too hard organise and execute? Caravanning and going camping in the North Coast of NSW is an easy task especially if you choose to rent a caravan and aren’t too picky with your luxuries.
First of all, let’s get straight to why choosing to take a caravan and go camping is much better than settling with staying in hotels or motels for accommodation. One of the greatest advantages is that your home is being moved around and you’ll have everything you need with you. You won’t have to travel back to the centre of town to spend of the night and then make another trek to where you want to spend the day. With your home on-the-go, you can stay overnight right at the places you want to be. On top of that, you’ll be right in touch with nature and learn to appreciate the great outdoors in much more freedom if you don’t already.
The NSW North Coast is filled with pristine beaches and lots of fun pit stops on and off beaches. The coastline borders some amazing rivers and rainforests, and can be enjoyed with a stunning drive known as the Legendary Pacific Coast Drive which takes you along pretty much all the best things to see and do on the North Coast. There are about 200 holiday parks for you to choose from, and these camping spots can be either by the seaside or have a bit of bushland. Holiday areas such as Port Stephens, Forster-Tuncurry, Coffs Harbour and the iconic Byron Bay will leave you spoilt!
High recommended must do activities in the North Coast are to follow the Newcastle’s Bathers Way which is a 5km long scenic coastal walk which stretches from a lighthouse at Nobbys Headland to Glenrock Reserve, a visit to the Big Banana at Coffs Harbour (this pitstop is now a small fun park!), explore Dorrigo National Park along its many trails, swim with the dolphins at Coffs Harbour, and visit the Cape Byron Lighthouse before relaxing at the amazing beaches of Byron Bay.
There are lots of events in the North Coast to keep you occupied throughout your camping trip as you travel from town to town!
Port Macquarie holds some great food festivals including the Tastings on Hastings. There are also plenty of farmers markets such as the Nimbin Farmers Market, Grafton Farmers Market and the Secret Farmers Market @ Rudi’s which will provide an interesting feel to the various beach town communities.
Spending your holiday with a caravan and camping it out can be a little too rough for some people. Luckily for them, ‘glamping’ is a concept growing in popularity amongst travellers in NSW.. Imagine a tent that’s already been pitched for you and contains all the luxuries you’d probably get when staying at a hotel. It’s camping, but with lots of comfort. Kingscliff North Holiday Park is a good example of glamping which provides a safari-like yet luxury camping experience on the beach.