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The Best Time to Camp in Byron Bay: Seasonal Tips for Planning Your Trip

The Best Time to Camp in Byron Bay: Seasonal Tips for Planning Your Trip

The best time to camp in Byron Bay really just depends on what you like best! Check out these ideas and tips for planning your Byron Bay camping trip in every season. 


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Summer is one of the most popular times to visit Byron Bay. Summer offers good beach weather during the day, and warm balmy nights perfect for a moonlight beach walk or camping under the stars.

At the same time, Byron Bay can be crowded with other tourists during the summer because many people enjoy the warm weather, and families can take advantage of school holidays.

Summer camping activities:

Summer camping tips:

  • Pack lightweight cotton clothing or even better SPF clothing
  • Use sunscreen, sunnies and hat
  • Keep hydrated
  • Bring insect repellent
  • Need a good cooler or fridge to keep food and drinks cold
  • Bring a portable fan
  • Use lightweight tent and sleeping bag
  • Use a tarp or extra awnings on tent to provide shade and sun protection
  • Be prepared for summer storms
  • Camp near the beach. Broken Head Holiday Park is a beachfront camping ground


For those who enjoy the outdoors but want to avoid the crowds, autumn can be the perfect time for a Byron Bay camping trip. In the autumn you’ll find more mild weather, with less heat and humidity making outdoor activities more enjoyable. You’ll also enjoy breathtaking views with fewer tourists, so you’ll have a greater selection of accommodation and available dates. 

Autumn camping activities:

Autumn camping tips:

  • Days are shorter and nights longer, so you’ll need torches and head lamps to see in the dark
  • Bring layers of clothing; days may be warm but nights and early mornings can be chilly
  • Get out and explore – there’s so much to do in the town of Byron Bay during the Autumn months. You can enjoy all the town and its surrounds have to offer, and come back to your peaceful beachfront campsite at the end of the day to relax. 


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Believe it or not, Byron Bay is mild enough year-round that you can camp comfortably in the winter. July is typically the coldest month in Byron Bay with lows of 11.7C and highs of 19.4C. Winter campers enjoy fewer tourists, fewer insects, and plenty of outdoor activities. 

Winter camping activities:

Winter camping tips:

  • Remember that it may rain and you may need a waterproof tent
  • To stay warm at night, pack a camping mat or airbed and a warm sleeping bag
  • Bring warm clothing and wet weather gear


Spring beckons us to get outside after retreating indoors for the winter. With spring comes sunny days and cooler nights, along with plenty of activities to enjoy before the summer tourist season ramps up. 

Spring camping activities:

Spring camping tips:

  • Weather in springtime can be unpredictable, so bring extra layers or a  jacket
  • Pack a warm sleeping bag
  • Be prepared for spring showers
  • Place mat at entrance of tent or camper to wipe feet
  • Pack a pop-up canopy for shade and/or shelter
  • Bring insect repellent
  • Be aware that camping is popular in spring, so be sure to book your spot in advance

Book your next Byron Bay camping trip

There really is no bad time to go camping in Byron Bay. With beautiful scenery and endless things to explore in every season, Byron Bay is a year-round camping destination.

For more ideas, check out our post on top 6 things to do every month of the year in Byron Bay.

Broken Head Holiday Park has accommodation perfect for camping in any season, from unpowered beach campsites to deluxe beachfront cabins. Book today to secure your dates and start planning your next getaway!

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