Camping in Splendour in the Grass
Photo By: Bradii
It's time to rent a campervan and drive up to Byron Bay for one of the most-awaited annual festivals in New South Wales. Splendour in the Grass started out as a single-day gathering in 2001 that eventually evolved into a three day festival that takes place on the last weekend of July just outside of Byron Bay. Over 30,000 people attend every year, making it the largest winter music festival in Australia.
The best way to enjoy Splendour in the Grass is by camping out at the venue itself or in a nearby caravan park so you don't miss any of the exciting performances. Here are a few tips so you can have a worry-free weekend.
- Camping tickets are purchased separately from the General Admission or Event tickets. Camping tickets are sold per person, so anyone who does not have a ticket will not be allowed into the campground. Get your tickets online
- Look for a campervan that doesn't exceed the length restriction of the campgrounds. The length restriction for campervans is 7.5 m, and caravans must be up to 6 m only.
- Campground shower use has a fee, so you can save by renting a campervan that already has its own shower and toilet. The easiest way to find them is by checking the “Only show with Toilet/Shower” on the Quote Calculator for Campervan Hire.
Photo By: Bradii
- Plan your arrival at the event area so you can be given a good spot in the campground. If your friends are coming along in a separate campervan, arrange to arrive together so you can be given campsite space beside each other. Also, make sure to arrive at the campground during daytime! There will be no staff members to admit you if you arrive at night.
- Respect your neighbor's space. Each campsite is big enough to accommodate a car and a tent or one campervan. Make sure that you do not go beyond the designated site.
- Clean as you go. Do not litter, and throw trash in the provided bins.
- Although first aid facilities will be available at the campgrounds, bring your own Band-aids for your blisters and minor cuts.
- Don't bring any valuables. If you have to bring them, keep them in a safe place inside the campervan.
- Always lock the campervan at night. Although there are designated marshals and security guards who will patrol the campground, you are safest when you keep your vehicle locked during the evenings.