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  • Calm and quiet wildlife haven 20 minutes' drive from the coast
  • Byron Bay and Brunswick Heads both within 40 minutes' drive
  • Handy for the area's annual music festivals

Not only is Maca’s Camping Ground splendidly placed for trips to Mount Jerusalem National Park (a handy 15 minutes’ drive away), it’s got some pretty spectacular views of it too, and the beaches of Byron Bay are a mere 40 minutes by car.

Looking out over the northern New South Wales countryside, Maca’s lies just off the Main Arm Road north-west of Mullumbimby town in the Northern Rivers region, 12 kilometres from Mullumbimby and 30 kilometres from Byron Bay; the closest beaches are 20 minutes’ drive away, and Mount Warning and Mount Uki are both within about 45 minutes’ drive.

The site is in a calm and quiet wildlife haven dotted with macadamia and chestnut trees – while on site (peaceful day and night), collect bags of macadamia nuts and pick mulberries to munch straight from the bush – this place is so chilled and friendly you’ll be planning your return visit even before you’ve had time to settle in.

For birdwatchers and nature spotters there’s heaps of wildlife like bush turkeys and peacocks around too, and if you’re up for getting out and about around the local area (highly recommended), bring a good pair of walking shoes because there’s also plenty of bushwalking to be done up the mountain.

As befits a site as scenic and peaceful as this, campfires are allowed so you’ll be able to spend your evenings out under the stars should that be your pitchside fancy, and if you’re into eating alfresco then the barbecue area takes care of this easily too, with all fare easily prepared beforehand at the well-equipped campers’ kitchen.

The owners are often hailed as friendly, helpful and extra accommodating, providing a shuttle service to several music festivals that take place locally throughout the year when they’re in full swing.

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33% would recommend this site to a friend.

33% would stay here again.


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If you're not looking for anything special than this place is that. 29/01/2019

Reviewer's country: Australia Tim P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The peace and quite and the amenities were adequate. The town itself was pleasant and everyone we spoke with was lovely. Macadamias everywhere for the picking.


    Paid for firewood asked when arrived but never got it. No idea who was running the place, lack of managment. Free wifi was nowhere to be found passwords didn't work and noone knew what it actually was.

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I didn't end up staying here as it felt quite 'grotty' and unsafe. 28/08/2018

Reviewer's country: Australia Anonymous Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    trees, wildlife and nature
    the bathroom and kitchen area was clean, functional and had a hippy feel


    Needed a big rubbish cleanup. Lots of old broken furniture, old lounge, old looking mish-mash of tarp dwellings, and general rubbish everywhere. On driving in, immediately to the left was an old tarp lean-to with an old ripped lounge inside, and various tables/buckets/papers strewn around etc. Had a shanti-town feel. I couldn't find anyone to meet me, despite following the directions to beep the horn and ring the caretaker phone number. I walked around the camp area and there was literally broken chairs, tables and what looked like junk piles everywhere. I didn't feel safe to camp there, so left.

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Maccas has the most lovely warm host, Sam. I felt ... 14/01/2018

Reviewer's country: Australia colleen s. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Maccas has the most lovely warm host, Sam. I felt so welcomed. It's very green with thick grass and nice shade trees and lots of creeks. (though they are a bit small for swimming) The creeks can cut off roads out in heavy rains, but apart from that, it's lovely and so cheap at only $15/ night with camp kitchen and bathroom facilities including how water, stoves, fridge and dining area. very friendly peaceful camping grounds.


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Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay here at Maca's and hope to see you again in the future.

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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away


TV room


Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year




Lake and/or mountain


Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Shop nearby


Small (11-25 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Pre-erected tents


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  • 1156 Main Arm Rd, Upper Main Arm, Mullumbimby, Northern Rivers, Australia, 2482
  • Timezone Australia/Sydney +1100 (GMT+11:00)   GPS 28.4968°S 153.4112°E


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

A short and simple 20-minute drive from beaches and the town of Brunswick Heads off the famed Bruce Highway, Macas is well placed for a stopover while road tripping around Australia’s spectacular East Coast.

Byron Bay, about 40 minutes’ drive away, is known and travelled to for its beaches, surfing and scuba diving sites and fun party vibe. On the headland too is Cape Byron State Conservation Park, with walking trails, a lighthouse and scenic lookouts, and between June and November you can spy humpback whales from spots like Captain Cook Lookout.

For heaps of spectacular walking trails, Jerusalem National Park is adjacent to the grounds of Maca’s Camping Ground, or otherwise a 10-minute pootle will take you right to its border.


Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  9 a.m. –  6:30 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.

Daylight arrival is recommended.

Maca's Camping Ground cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 day of arrival date.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to and is non-refundable.


A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Maca's Camping Ground will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Please read the park terms and conditions below and the terms and conditions.

In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.