Maca's camping ground
9 October 13
It’s not impossible to camp freely or cheaply in the Byron Bay area. Outside Mullumbimby, at the little village of Main Arm, there’s Maca’s Camping Ground where powered sites and hot showers are available for very reasonable rates.
We drove up Main Arm Road, past the Main Arm Primary School and stopped at Maca’s Camping Ground immediately on the left. Although it’s owned by a fellow named David, it’s named Maca’s because of the number of macadamia trees on the ground.
This was a great, secluded stop after the busyness of CircusFest. The caretaker Greg directed us to a secluded corner and charged us $15 for an adult (only $5 for a second adult) and nothing for the kids. There’s also a laundry and camp kitchen on-site with hot water and electrical appliances.
We collected bags of macadamias, picked mulberries straight from the trees, watched the bush turkeys and flirted with the peacock. It was a lovely spot to stay, and I suspect that we’ll be back to camp there whenever we want a quiet bush spot in northern NSW.