Broken Head Holiday Park: An Honest Review and What to Expect

January 11, 2024 | By

Just a stone’s throw from Broken Head Beach lies Broken Head Holiday Park. It’s one of the best places to go camping near Byron Bay, with campsites set amongst lush trees.

I spent three days camping at Broken Head Holiday Park and created this guide on everything you need to know.

A man holding a surfboard and walking to the entrance of Broken Head Holiday Park
The beach is a short walk from Broken Head Holiday Park

Where is Broken Head Holiday Park

Broken Head Holiday Park is 7 km south of Byron Bay on the east coast of Australia. It’s nestled in Broken Head Nature Reserve, just an hour’s drive from the Gold Coast and 2 hours from Brisbane.

What to expect

The highlight of camping, caravaning, or booking a cabin at Broken Head Holiday Park is how close it is to the beach. You’re not going to get any better!

It’s located alongside the beach entrance and is the only accommodation option that gets you this close.

But it is a holiday park, after all. This means the campsites are very close to each other and lack the privacy you might find at other campgrounds.

a road with campsites and tents at Broken Head Holiday Park
Camping sites

Accommodation at Broken Head

Broken Head Holiday Park offers a few types of accommodation options.

  • 1 to 2-bedroom beach cabins. Check availability here.
  • 1 Bedroom beach shacks
  • Powered sites (ideal for caravans)
  • Unpowered sites (suitable for tent camping)
A cabin at Broken Head Holiday Park
One of the cabins at Broken Head Holiday Park

Facilities at Broken Head Holiday Park

  • Large camping kitchen with two BBQ facilities
  • Hot showers
  • Clean toilets
  • Kiosk selling snacks and ice
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free internet

Note: There is only one amenities blog at Broken Head Caravan Park. I visited over the Christmas holidays and was worried that there would be queues for the showers, but surprisingly, there weren’t.

A caravan next to a amenities block at Broken Head Holiday Park
The amenities block

Boken Head Camping

There are powered and unpowered sites availabile that cater for caravans and tent camping.

If you’re travelling with a caravan and visit holiday parks often, you’ll be used to these compact sites (and how close they are to each other). I, on the other hand, try to avoid holiday parks as I like having more space.

However, you won’t find any other campsites at Broken Head. So it’s a small price to pay for being in such a prime location.

Top tip: If you’re tent camping, also check out Flat Rock Tent Park. It’s a beachfront campground only 20 minutes south of Broken Head. The sites are a lot bigger, and open fires are permitted. It’s my favourite campground in NSW!

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We camped on site 96, and it’s the best site for tent camping at Broken Head

Things to know about camping at Broken Head Holiday Park

  • Maximum of 6 people per site
  • One vehicle parking per site. There is additional parking just outside the boom gate, but you’ll need to purchase a National Parks Pass to park. Find out more here.
  • No open fires are allowed
  • Animals are not allowed
  • No bicycles or scooters (sorry kids!)
A bathroom amenities block at a campground near Byron bay
The bathroom amenities block

Things to do near Broken Head Holiday Park

Walk the 3 Sisters Track. This 1.6 km return walk starts at the entrance of the holiday parks and follows an easy path along the coast. At the end of the trail, there are stairs leading to a small beach. Take a dip here before heading back.

Visit Byron Bay. Byron is just a short drive from Broken Head Holiday Park, so you can easily drive to town for lunch or some retail therapy.

Explore Kings Beach. Kings Beach is a stunning beach in the bay next to Boken Head Beach. You can access the beach by taking the Seven Miles Drive. It’s a 15-minute walk down lots of stairs to the beach. But note, it’s a nude beach!

The view of Broken Head Holiday park from campsite 96
The view of Broken Head Holiday Park from campsite 96

Visitors information

  • Broken Head camping costs: $20 per person per night.
  • Check-in after 14:00, Check-out before 10:00.
  • Visit the Broken Head Holiday Park website for more information.

Do you have any questions about visiting Broken Head Holiday Park? Drop me a message in the comments section below!

Carryn Beard Author Bio

About Me

Hi, I'm Carryn. Travel junkie. Nature enthusiast. Adventurer. I'm a South African expat living in Gold Coast, Australia. Join me as I explore the land down under and share stories of the best that Australia has to offer. Find out more about me here.

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