Maclean Showground NSW camping caravans at sunset

Maclean Showground – $10 – NSW

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The drive to Maclean Showground was a smokey one. As so many bush fires were along the East Coast we were worried we might get held up with road closures. Our booking on the Spirit of Tasmania meant for us, taking the quickest route without to many hills.

Maclean Showground Camping

This showground states a maximum of 10 vans permitted. Although this isn’t a lot, you will fit large rigs in. You can stay for a total of 3 days. Which for us was enough to check out the Maclean area and have a drive to the beach. These are non powered sites with some having river and bridge views. Unfortunately you can’t book so first in best dressed so to speak.

A donation of $10 per day is required with an honesty box and forms available. Also there is a box to put any receipts in that you receive while spending in town. This helps them know it’s worth keeping the showgrounds open as a camp. You must be fully self contained to camp here but they do have toilets available 24/7. A dump point is located by the toilets which was handy.

Maclean Town

A two minute drive from Maclean Showground is apparently “The Scottish Town In Australia”. This town has a passion for the Scots even having a highland gathering. Think caber tossing, kilts and bag pipes. Driving around town you will see over 200 power poles with Scottish Tartan and clan names on them. Visit the very Scottish looking Maclean Tourist Centre for all your local and Scottish information.

The town has all the usual shops you might want including coffee shops, post office, mitre 10, IGA and more.

Drive To The Beach

Have a 15 minute drive to Yamba with its lighthouse and beach. You can grab breakfast and coffee while you’re in this small beach side town. Bring your surf board as others do to the beach or just dip your toes in like we did.

Maclean Showground is a great place to stop for a night or 3. In some respects it’s quite basic as it has no power, water and you should be self contained. On the other hand it has toilets, a dump point, is close to a nice little town and the beach.


More Information

  • Location : Maclean Showgrounds
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  • State: NSW
  • Pets: Yes
  • Camp type : Showground
  • Price : Donation $10 per night
  • Water ? : No
  • Power ? : No
  • Will suit: All sized vehicles
  • Is it on Wikicamps ?: Yes
  • Drive time to nearby shops: 2 minutes to town
  • WIFI (tested with boost): Yes
  • Amenities : Toilets
  • Other : Dump Point, close to shops, close to beach, Local bowling club courtesy bus pick up and drop of.

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    • Rosanne Calder
    • December 1, 2019

    Help please – Am I doing something wrong as the photos are covering the writing on my pages and I don’t seem to be able to move them.

      • SueSue
      • December 1, 2019

      Hi Rosanne, I’m assuming you are on a phone? If so you can click the X at the top right of the photo or just click next to the image on to the writing below and the photo will disappear 😀

    • Dennis & Trinh
    • December 1, 2019

    You guys are moving at a decent pace towards Tassie, but still manage to stop and suss out some neat spots, for which we say Thank You.
    Enjoy the drive.
    Me & Trinh

      • SueSue
      • December 1, 2019

      Yes Dennis, the posts will be coming thick and fast for a while. Brace yourself 😀

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