CAMPING BOOKINGS ARE NOW CLOSED. For alternative accommodation, contact the Lismore Visitors Centre on (02) 6626 0100.

NOTE: CHECK IN from 10:00 AM 27 December 2017


Tropical Fruits offers a limited number of on-site camping sites at the Lismore Showgrounds for party attendees. We operate on a first-in best-dressed basis so be sure to book early to secure your site.

There are designated quiet zones for the quieter camper and an extremely camp zone for those wanting to enjoy the festivities to the fullest!

Facilities include on-site toilets, showers & a community kitchen with a lovely friendly atmosphere. There are limited powered sites available for both tents and campervans.

Camping is available by pre-bookings only (no walk in bookings), and is only available to people who have purchased tickets to the NYE Festival. 

Bookings can be made when you purchase tickets or by contacting the office.


NEW 2017 Camping Set Up

After unprecedented demand for camping in 2016 we are making some changes to camping and introducing a new simplified camping booking process. This year due to capacity restraints all camping must be pre-booked.

To secure your spot simply purchase a separate camping ticket from this page after booking your party tickets. There is no longer the need to book on a ‘per night’ basis with only 5 ticket options to choose from based on date of arrival. All tickets include camping for 1 person in either a tent or van from the date of arrival with check out any time before the campsite closes on 3rd January.

Camping ticket sales will remain open until 31 December or until capacity is reached. We strongly advise booking early to avoid missing out.

Please note - you will need to provide the order number for your party ticket during the booking process.


Cost per person:

Date of Arrival

Cost per person

Arrive 27th December

$210 +BF

Arrive 28th December

$175 +BF

Arrive 29th December

$140 +BF

Arrive 30th December

$105 +BF

Arrive 31st December

$70 +BF

 *BF = Booking Fee

Do I need to pre-book camping?
Yes. Due to the unprecedented demand last year and capacity limitations all camping must now be pre-booked online. Camping ticket sales will remain open until 31 December or until site capacity is reached.

How do I book camping?
The booking procedure for camping has changed and is now sold as a separate ticket though this event page. You can book camping at any time until your arrival while capacity allows.

Alternatively, bookings can also be made by contacting the Tropical Fruits office directly.

What are the new camping ticket options?
The camping booking process has been simplified with 5 ticket options based on date of arrival (27 Dec - 31 Dec). There is now a flat rate for tents or vans and no need to provide a checkout date . Each ticket includes camping for 1 person from the arrival date on your ticket until the campsite closes on 3rd January. After New Years you will be free to leave any time at your leisure before the campsite closes.

Can I book camping without booking a party ticket?
No. Camping can only be booked by those who have already purchased a NYE Party or 3 Party Pass ticket, or have registered as a volunteer. The order number for these tickets will need to be provided during the camping booking process and will be matched to the party booking. Any bookings found to not have a matching party ticket or volunteer registration may result in being cancelled and refunded (at the discretion of the committee).

Do the two bookings need to be under the same name?
Yes.  This enables us to easily search and cross-reference your bookings, ensuring a smoother check in and fewer headaches for our volunteers.  If purchasing multiple tickets, please avoid using the 'copy details' function when purchasing your NYE ticket and making your camping booking. 

Can I change the name on my ticket?
Yes. It will be possible to change names on a ticket using the edit option in your Eventbrite account until 1st December. After this time any changes be made by contacting the Tropical Fruits office. Please remember that all camping tickets will be cross checked using the party ticket order number provided.

Can I change my arrival date after booking?
Yes. If you wish to change your booking to an earlier arrival date you can do so in your Eventbrite account by selecting your ticket and using the transfer option to upgrade to an earlier arrival date. After paying the balance you will be issued with a new ticket and your old one will be void. (Changes can only be made by the account used to pay for the ticket).

View instructions on how to use this feature

I’ve registered as a volunteer - how do I book camping?
Volunteers working 3 or less shifts need to pay for their own camping.  The standard booking process applies.  Volunteers who are completing 4 or more shifts are eligible for free camping.  These volunteers will be sent a unique code to unlock a free camping ticket when their shifts are confirmed. To enter this code, simply click on the Tickets button above, then click on the 'enter promotional code' link in the top right corner of the tickets pop up window.  Enter the code and a free volunteer camping ticket option will appear.  Select this option and proceed as standard.

Can I arrive earlier than the date on my ticket?
Yes. If you arrive earlier than the date on your ticket you can simply pay difference in ticket price at check-in. 

Can I pre-book a powered site?
Due to the free layout of camping at Tropical Fruits, particular sites can not be pre-booked. Limited powered sites are available on a first-in basis for $10/night per site, payable upon arrival. Communal power points for recharging are available at camp kitchen.



There will be limited electricity available for the camp zone at a rate of $10 per site, per night. No advance bookings (paid at check in).

Power points for recharging electronic devices are available at Camp Check-in and the Camp Kitchen. Please do not leave devices unattended.


Emergency contact numbers are available at Camp Kitchen, Camp Check-in and in our Festival Guide (which comes out in October- here is the 2015 Festival Guide).

In case of Emergency follow the directions of the Safety Warden on duty. Take time to notice where the emergency assembly area is located (near the main gate entrance).

Remember, tents get hot in the subtropical sun! So stay hydrated and look after your mates. 


Located at the main party site. A small first-aid kit is also available at Camp Check-in.

You’re a mate, not a doctor! Get help in case of a medical emergency.


Please REDUCE and RECYLE using the clearly marked recycling stations on site. Battery recycling is at Camp Kitchen. General waste is to be taken to the large skip bin located across the road from the emergency assembly area. Always BIN YOUR BUTTS.


No cars in camping. Always use the designated car park and minimise your use of the drop-off zone to STRICTLY 5 min only.


No animals are permitted on site. Contact us for local kennels or pet-friendly accommodation.


CHECK IN from 10:00 AM 27 December

CHECK OUT by 4:00pm 3 January

Camp Check-in hours of operation 7am-7pm

Take care of yourself and each other

Competition for campest camp!

Prize is FREE CAMPING for the duration of the NYE festival.