Campervan Hire in Byron Bay

The beautiful town on Byron Bay lies 772 km from Sydney. It is a popular spot for nature lovers, and you can try many wildlife inspired activities. The smaller population of 5,612 means that you will have a quiet and peaceful visit when you come to stay in Byron Bay in a rented campervan.

Your Byron Bay Campervan Adventure

If you are thinking of hiring a campervan in Bryon Bay for your stay, you will want to find a safe and peaceful place to park. You should use the search feature provided by My Campervan™ to find some great campsites like the First Sun Holiday Park, Clarkes Beach Holiday Park, Suffolk Beachfront Holiday Park, Glen-Villa Resort and the Byron Bay Tourist Village.

Your campervan rental in Byron Bay allows you to have the freedom to travel at your own pace. You will always have a place to sleep and you will spared those excruciating waits in restaurants with tired, cranky little ones, hotel rooms festooned with laundry, and worries about germs in communal bathrooms.

In your hired campervan, you have the chance to go wherever you want and the ease of driving and open spaces makes it much more comfortable, especially for older people and families.

When you’re travelling in a campervan, you’ll never have to worry about not having the facilities that you need, because you will have your own kitchen, living area, beds and bathroom facilities.

Things to do Near Byron Bay, in your Hired Campervan

If you’re looking for some great activities for your stay in your hired campervan in Byron Bay, then you should choose from some of these great ideas to help you to plan your trip.

There are all kinds of ways that you can enjoy nature in Byron Bay. From horseback riding at the Pegasus Park Equestrian Centre to snorkelling with sea turtles at Julian Rocks Marine Reserve, you can enjoy the wildlife of the area. In the north of Byron Bay, you can visit the Broken Head Nature Reserve and Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve to admire more of Byron Bay’s beautiful wildlife.

Byron Bay skydiving lets you see Byron Bay from a whole new angle at 14,000ft and following that, why not rebalance your mind, body and spirit at Buddha Gardens Balinese Day Spa.

You can bring out your creativity and paint to your content by visiting the Byron Bay Art Studio.
If you’re travelling with family and friends, why not visit the Cape Byron Lighthouse, experience Surfing on Byron Bay, take a ride in a Hot air Balloon at Byron Bayor visit Two Sisters Rocks on Broken Head. The possibilities are endless.

There are some convenient highways in Byron Bay that you can take when you are driving in your rented motorhome. The Pacific Highway links Sydney, the capital of New South Wales to Brisbane. Whilst it doesn’t cut through Byron Bay, the town is situated 6km off the Pacific Highway. A major advantage of this long and undivided road is that you can take a direct route and travel at speeds more than 100 km per hour. Take care though because the Pacific Highway is said to be one of the most dangerous and deadly stretches of road in Australia, leading to two of the worst road accidents in Australia’s history. Since driving tiredness should be avoided, taking breaks will help. Byron Bay is about a 9-hour drive from Sydney and about 2-hour drive from Brisbane via the Pacific Highway.

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Take Your Motorhome through Byron Bay’s History

When you come to stay in Byron Bay with your hired motorhome, you can see evidence all around of Byron Bay’s interesting history.

Captain James Cook named Byron Bay after John Byron in 1770, and the Europeans began to settle in Byron Bay in the 1800s. They named the streets after English writers and philosophers.The first industry of Byron Bay was the Cedar logging industry from the Australian red cedar that grows in the area. In 1895, the Norco Co-operative was formed to manage the dairy industry and Byron Bay exported butter to the world.

It was in 1886 that the first jetty was built in Byron Bay, followed by the connection of the in 1894, and the then named Cavvanbah became Byron Bay in the same year.

1960s marked the beginning of Byron Bay’s tourist industry, when long board surfers arrived and used natural breaks at The Pass, Wategos, and Cosy Corner. By 1973, Byron Bay’s reputation as a hippy alternative town was established after the Aquarius Festival was held in Nimbin.