Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Campervan Hire in Australia

campervan hire AustraliaIt pays to play by the rules if you're taking a campervan tour through Australia -- or anywhere, really. The below article, sourced from Byron Bay Directory, says that there's a crackdown on illegal camping in the Byron Bay, New South Wales area after complaints from locals about noise coming from campervans parked in residential areas. Byron Bay is one of Australia's top destinations, popularised in the 1970s by surfies as a travel destination. If you're looking for Campervan Hire in Australia, go to

The Byron Shire News quoted a Butler Street couple having counted 23 vans in their vicinity one night over Easter.

Planning director Ray Darney admits, “it’s not an easy task. As soon as we move them on from one spot, they turn up in another.”

He said rangers had carried out regular patrols of streets known for camping and had directed people to move on as well as issuing on-the-spot parking fines.

Rangers also directed more than 500 campers to roadside rest areas at Bangalow, Tyagarah, North Ocean Shores and Yelgun over Easter alone.

So it's best to play by the rules -- plan ahead and use campgrounds and try not to leave your overnight stop too late. After all, it's only good manners.

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