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Family Friendly Camping at Murwillumbah

If you are looking for ideas for camping Northern Rivers NSW, we’ve got you covered with this great overview of our favourite 3 camping NSW locations!

Approximately 30 minutes drive south of the Gold Coast is the beautiful Murwillumbah region which provides a set of weekend camping parks for families to enjoy on the NSW North Coast.

The Murwillumbah area is known for its natural beauty, welcoming community and sits comfortably only 15 minutes from the beaches of the Tweed Coast and 40 minutes north of Byron Bay – making it an excellent location to spend some quality time with the family.

Family Friendly Camping Murwillumbah Father and son enjoying kayaking

What makes Murwillumbah camping so family friendly?

Family friendly camping refers specifically to camp grounds and parks providing facilities sought after by families to ensure comfort throughout their stay. Happy kids = happy life, right?

To provide an overview of the family friendly camping options in the Murwillumbah area we have assessed each park on the access, facilities and activities to provide a clear picture of what to expect when arriving.

Our favourite 3 camping Northern Rivers NSW spots:

  • 1. Greenhills Caravan Park
  • 2. Mt Burrell Caravan Park
  • 3. Mt Warning Holiday Park

1. Greenhills Caravan Park

Address: 488 Tweed Valley Way, Murwillumbah, NSW

Greenhill Caravan Park is a camping option located in Murwillumbah. This family owned and operated park is known for welcoming visitors and helping them plan and enjoy their stay.

The pet friendly grounds are set in beautiful surrounds and together with the reasonable rates make it a popular stop for both short and long term tourists.

The fees per night are $25.00 for 2 people on an unpowered site, with children under 5 free (over 5 an additional $10 p/n).

Checking in is available after midday and checkout is before 10:00am.

The camp sites are set within the landscaped grounds, many promising rural vistas across the cane fields, bush and pastures that make Murwillumbah so stunning.

There are a range of facilities designed to ensure each stay is memorable.

2. Mt Burrell Caravan Park

Address: Kyogle Road, Mt Burrell, NSW

Mt Burrell Caravan Park is the very small, but lovely park situated on Kyogle Road, Mt Burrell – this spot is just 30km south of Murwillumbah and approximately 18km west of Nimbin.

This camping spot is known for its stunning location and lovely, quiet surrounds. With only 10 unpowered sites, this spot does not have a website and booking are taken over the phone (02) 6679 7170.

While staying at the Mt Burrell Caravan Park, visitors can visit the Sphinx Rock Café, known for its lovely setting and great views.

This spot is busy during the week but on the weekend is often overflowing with crowds stopping by to listen to the range of local and nationally acclaimed musicians belting out every style of music. From blues and dance beats to Tibetan folk and afro-Reggae, the jam sessions are so popular the café have even released their own CD!

3. Mt Warning Holiday Park

Address: 153 My Warning Road, Uki, 2484

The stunning and very popular Mt Warning Holiday Park is located at the foot of Mt Warning, nestled in the picturesque rainforest surrounding the mountain.

These NSW camp sites are available in the wilderness area of the park, a number of the grass sites have their own fireplace and there are a number of spots to setup along the river or with the rainforest as your view.

The park itself has extensive facilities, from a general store to a wifi zone, swimming pool (great for when you return from hiking Mt Warning with the family).

Further information about this park can be viewed at: www.mtwarningrainforestpark.com

Family Friendly Camping Murwillumbah Storm Sunset In Cane Field

Easy access camping for families on the Gold Coast

A large part of the charm in travelling to the Murwillumbah region for your next camping expedition is the short travel time taken to reach the locations.

If it’s a change of pace, scenery and a set of safe, family friendly locations you are seeking for your next family camping trip, consider the Murwillumbah region, you won’t be disappointed.

Looking for more Gold Coast camping options or even free camping Murwillumbah ? Find our top ten choices right here! 

Hot Tips:

  • Book early over the phone or via the websites to ensure your spot, their parks can fill up quickly given their popularity particularly on long weekends and school holidays.
  • Each of the parks listed contain extensive facilities and information on activities in the local area and beyond. For the days that you feel like adventuring with the family, speak directly with reception and they can guide you on the local scene.
  • Need camping equipment? We recommend Tentworld! Check them out here for good prices for your next adventure!
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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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