Camping in Broken Head
Just seven kilometres south of the world famous seaside town of Byron Bay, you’ll find the sleepy and beautiful beaches of Broken Head. It’s only a two hour drive from Brisbane, but you’ll feel like you’re a world away.
Nestled amongst the Broken Head Nature Reserve and just metres away from the roaring ocean, it’s a place to forget the busyness of life and regroup with your family. Switch off your phone and have some laughs with your kids over a family card game. Take a hot chocolate down to the beach and watch the sun rise together. Get back to nature on a family bushwalk, and reward yourselves with an ice-cream at the end. Your kids will not want to leave this little patch of paradise.
Facilities at Broken Head Holiday Park
- Accommodation options –
- Beach cabins with or without ensuites (the ones without can use the communal toilet and shower facilities).
- Beach houses and beach shacks with kitchenette facilities.
- Powered and unpowered sites for those with tents, camper-vans/trailers or caravans.
- Bathroom facilities –
- There is one toilet and shower block for the whole park. This is fine during off peak seasons, but it could get quite busy during peak periods. The bathroom facilities are a little tired, and probably not the most well maintained you will ever find, but they are adequate.
- There is one baby bath available with a toilet in the same enclosure.
- The cost of the bathroom facilities are included in your accommodation fee.
- Camp kitchen –
- The well-resourced and maintained camp kitchen has been recently upgraded and includes a fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster, BBQs, chairs and tables.
- There are also washing up facilities, which is a great place to have a chat with your fellow campers.
- Other facilities –
- Swing set in the field next to Broken Head Holiday Park
- Kiosk selling some supplies, drinks, ice-creams etc.
- Free wireless internet to all guests of Broken Head Holiday Park.
- Please note, fires and pets are not permitted in Broken Head Holiday Park.
Activities to Enjoy at Broken Head Holiday Park
Undoubtedly you will spend most of your time on the long stretch of pristine beach so don’t forget the fishing rods, boogie boards, buckets and spades. For those that like to hang ten, it’s a pretty decent surf break. There are some rock pools on the right hand side of the beach which are fun to fossick in. A day at the beach is the perfect way to ensure your kids sleep well at night!
Make sure you walk the 1.2km (2.4km return) “Three Sisters” track through the Broken Head Nature Reserve. The entry to the track is near the kiosk. You will walk through lush rainforest before emerging at a stunning look out – a coastal panorama of secluded beaches, rocky coves and dense rainforest. In winter and spring, you may be lucky enough to spot a migrating whale or a white-bellied sea eagle. Spring is also a great time to enjoy the blooming wildflowers all over the headland. For more information on the Broken Head Nature Reserve, including local Aboriginal culture and history, visit www.environment.nsw.gov.au
How to Make the Most of Your Stay at Broken Head Holiday Park
- The check in time is 2pm for beach cabins, houses and shacks; and 11am for the camping/caravan sites. Check out time is 10am for everyone.
- It is only a short drive to the eclectic shops and delicious eateries of Byron Bay, but if you don’t want to get in your car, you will need to bring your own supplies of food and drinks.
- Be aware that there are no lifeguards patrolling the beach at Broken Head, so you will need to be extra vigilant in watching your children.
- Because the holiday park adjoins the nature reserve, you will encounter wildlife such as scrub turkeys and large goannas. They are not aggressive but you will need to secure your food and rubbish to prevent them from making a mess and leaving you hungry!
- And of course, don’t forget to slip, slop and slap – the sun can be fierce all year round.
Broken Head Holiday Park is located at 184 Beach Road in Broken Head, NSW.
Please visit their website for more information – http://www.brokenheadholidaypark.com.au/
Take a look at the Brisbane Kids list of Your Favourite Camping Spots for lots more recommended family camp locations to explore, like Takarakka Bush Resort in Carnarvon Gorge. We will have many more campsite reviews coming in the very near future.