Byron Bay Camping Holiday Essentials!

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Thinking about a camping holiday in beautiful Byron Bay? The rain has cleared and the sun is shining, making it the ideal time to pitch a tent and set-up camp on one of Byron Bay’s most stunning beaches.

To make the most of your camping holiday, we have prepared a complete list of camping essentials to ensure your stay is as enjoyable as possible. These have been collected over our years of experience and from our friendly customers. If you feel we’re missing anything, please join in the fun and post a comment. We’d love to hear from you!

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Top 10 Essential Camping Tips

1.) Before you leave home check your gear!

Don’t ruin your camping holiday with a leaky air mattress, empty gas bottle or no tent pegs. Before you leave home check that you have all your equipment, especially your tent ropes, poles and pegs. Another tip – don’t forget to pack a hammer. 

2.) Bring enough bedding for the season

Make sure you have the right kind of sleeping bag or bedding for the season and don’t forget your pillow! Need to check the weather forecast? Than click here for our Byron Bay weather page.

3.) Tarps, tarps and more tarps

Bring tarps. A leaking tent does not make for a great camping holiday! We also have tarps available at reception.

4.) Pack a first aid kit

You just never know when you’ll need a band-aid and always remember the insect repellent and sun screen.

5.) For a good night’s sleep bring an air mattress

Although a sleeping bag on the floor might sound more rustic, an air mattress makes all the difference. For comfort, we wouldn’t leave home without one.

6.) A can opener, scissors and power leads

They’re small…but big on our list of things to bring. Also remember to bring 15 amp power leads that are at least 20m long!

7.) Time to relax…

Don’t forget to pack a great book, frisbee or kite for the beach and a pack of cards for those long summer nights.

8.) Extra rope and pegs

For wet bikini bottoms, board shorts and towels.

9.) Esky and ice

You can grab some ice from our kiosk to fill up the esky and enjoy a sunset drink.

10.) Walking shoes

Surrounded by natural bushland and sandwiched between the Cape Byron headland and Broken Head headland, this is a great spot to explore by foot.

(I know we said our top 10, but we couldn’t stop… so here are a few more…)

11.) Book the right size site

Ensure your camp site matches your needs including tent size, number of cars, available outdoor space etc.

12.) LED lighting

We are seeing less and less gas lanterns and more LED lanterns, which we love! LED is more efficient, safer and can be recharged using solar power.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Paul and Maree Brooks