Nambucca Shire Council permits overnight stays for travellers in vehicles within rest areas in Macksville. As shown in the above illustration, the four locations overnight stays in vehicles are permitted and their capacity is:
• 7 vehicle spaces at the Ferry Street Lions Park (Designated caravan/RV and campervan areas).
• 5 vehicle spaces at the Macksville Memorial Swimming Pool (self-contained caravans and RVs only).
• 5 vehicle spaces in Princess Street opposite the Council Chambers (self-contained caravans and RVs only).
• 4 vehicle spaces at the western end of River Street (Vehicles 6m or less only).
All four locations are signposted with directions on where vehicles can park and the conditions of use.
Vehicles shall only occupy parking bays of sufficient size to fully accommodate the vehicle. Vehicles can only park in the allocated areas for a maximum of one night. Camper trailers, tents, annexes, and the like are not permitted to be erected. All locations are patrolled by Council Rangers with penalties enforced for non-compliance.
Recreation vehicles (RVs) and caravans are considered to be self-contained vehicles when sleeping, cooking, and toilet facilities are located within the vehicle and all waste can be collected and disposed of at a lawful location.
There are currently two publicly accessible dump points within the Nambucca Shire. These are located at the Nambucca Tourist Information Centre which is located on the corner of the Ginagay Way and Riverside Drive as well as the Nambucca Highway Service Centre located at the Nambucca Heads interchange off the Pacific Highway.
Alternative fee paying caravan parks are available a short drive away from Macksville.
Overnight Stays in Reast Areas in Macksville (PDF format)
Gumma Reserve is currently identified as a primitive and popular campground located approximately 5.7km east of Macksville and can be accessed via Gumma Road.