Murwillumbah Showground Camping & Caravanning NSW

Murwillumbah Showground drone view

The Murwillumbah Showground, NSW is a great place to camp. It is the perfect tourist accommodation base to access many Northern New South Wales and Queensland Gold Coast beaches and attractions.

There are many handy camping facilities and is a great place to spend up to a week, or for free-camping frequenters to use as a (paid) camping service point – stay overnight to refill, recharge, dump and get back on the road!

A peaceful country campground

Murwillumbah Showground

Whilst located on the edge of town, the Murwillumbah Showground is in a peaceful country setting of rolling hills, tall trees and mown grass. One boundary is a sugar cane field. It is also home to many native birds, including Kookaburras, Ibis, parrots and Magpies.

Family Friendly

Murwillumbah Showground

The speed limit at the showground is 10km per/hour, which keeps playing kids safe. Families can play cricket and football on the oval, or the large grassy spaces. Children can safely ride their bikes and scooters, or roller skate on the paved roads and covered pavilions within the showground.

Pet Friendly

The Murwillumbah Showground is pet friendly – dogs are welcome at the showground, provided owners keep them under control and pick up after them.

Doggy Day Care

If you would like to have a day out without your dog to visit the Gold Coast theme parks or other non-pet friendly attraction, there is a local Doggy Day Care currently priced at $15 per day (as of 2020 – subject to change) – ask the showground caretakers for details.

Murwillumbah Showground Facilities

Murwillumbah Showground amenities

Murwillumbah Showground camp grounds features

Camp sites at Murwillumbah Showgrounds include power and town water. Sites are spacious, and are located on mowed green grass, with most backing onto the huge showground oval.

Spacious camp sites

There is room for large and small motorhomes, fifth wheelers, buses, caravans and camper trailers or tents.


Murwillumbah Showground hot showers

The whole showground is very well maintained, and campers have access to an amenities block with flush toilets and hot showers.

There is also a large covered shed with dining tables and seats.

A laundrette is located a short drive away in town.

Murwillumbah Showground

Dump Point

There is a dump point on site at the showground. (It is not a public dump point). Here campers can empty their campervan toilet systems, porta-potties and toilet cassettes.

Grey Water Requirements

Grey water containment is required, however a simple bucket under your grey water outlet pipe/s is fine. You can water the nearby trees with your gray water!

Watch our video of Murwillumbah Showground

Watch this video to see what camping at Murwillumbah Showground is like…

Nearby attractions to visit

Kingscliff Beach NSW

Although located inland, the busy little town of Murwillumbah is a short drive to many world-class attractions.

Only 25 minutes drive away is NSW’s Cabarita Beach area, with the nearby Kingscliff Beach and Pottsville.

Murwillumbah is a 20 minute drive from the coastal M1 motorway. From there, head south down the M1 for a 30 minute drive to the very popular Byron Bay, which features gorgeous beaches, boutiques and the Cape Byron lighthouse.

Byron Bay dog-friendly beach

Alternatively, turn left for a short drive north up the M1 to Tweed Heads (30kms total) and the Queensland border, with it’s stunning Gold Coast white sandy beaches. It is 45 minutes in total from the Murwillumbah Showground to the famous Surfers Paradise with it’s high-rise buildings, fun tourist attractions and stunning main beach.

Brisbane is one and a half hours drive away.

Stunning Mount Warning

Views of Mount Warning National Park

Murwillumbah Showground offers beautiful sunset views of the remarkable Mount Warning. The Mount Warning National Park is located 30kms away.

Book ahead

The Murwillumbah Showground is a popular camp stop over, so booking ahead is essential.

The current phone number to call the onsite caretakers to book is 0423 327 234

How long can you stay at Murwillumbah Showground?

Whilst you could stay as long as two weeks in 2020, this has now been reduced to one week maximum for 2021 and into 2022. The way around this is to stay at another regional Showground such as Mullumbimby Showground and then you can return to Murwillumbah Showground for another week.

How much do Murwillumbah Showground camping sites cost?

Current 2020 camp site rates are $20 per single, $25 per couple and an additional $5 per child.

Please call to check that rates are current, as they can change at any time.

You can find out more at their official website here.

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  1. Janet Hadson says:

    Wondering how long people can stay at this venue ( camping ground)

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