Wicked Campers may soon be banned from Byron Bay

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stunet started the topic in Wednesday, 27 Apr 2016 at 12:43pm

Vehicles painted with offensive slogans, such as the notorious Wicked campervans, could be banned from some areas along the New South Wales north coast.

Earlier this month, Byron Shire councillors heard from a local grandfather who spray-painted over a slogan that was describing a sexual act.

Councillor Duncan Dey has now lodged a motion calling for signs erected at the entry points to Byron Bay telling the drivers of Wicked vans they were not welcome.

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Blowin commented Tuesday, 23 Feb 2021 at 3:54pm

Mate in Exmouth was describing how the vans pull up out the front of crew’s houses and try to guess the WIFI passwords.

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Optimist commented Tuesday, 23 Feb 2021 at 3:56pm

Indo, you'll find plenty of places to park away from people in quiet spots so go the spontaneous and follow the waves and wind. There's usually always an empty spot if you want a cvan park which are often cheaper than Nat parks that you can park in free through the day. Most Cvan parks will sell you a shower if you ask and say your just passing through and not stopping. Don't forget you can be a roadside driver reviver legally and that road can be a quiet one.

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velocityjohnno commented Tuesday, 23 Feb 2021 at 4:34pm

Yes Craig, the old 12 slotters! Those are expensive now... Carton of milk & boots no doubt to impress the chicks.

I've got more: time to play 'guess where this is':


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velocityjohnno commented Tuesday, 23 Feb 2021 at 4:36pm

Even better:


"Now you can make it in comfort..."

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dandandan commented Tuesday, 23 Feb 2021 at 4:56pm

Get rid of Instagram and I'm certain the problem disappears.

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indo-dreaming commented Tuesday, 23 Feb 2021 at 7:53pm

That websites awesome, will defiently give that one a go in the future, little bit hard being from Vic though at the moment only game to go a few hours outside the border and do a bolt back if needed.

Cool didn't know that, yeah had a look, there is about three around NSW South coast area that realistic options, there good cause you don't need to book, outside of holidays shouldn't be too busy you would think.

Yeah having a much better look online NSW is actually much much better than Vic for free camping, there is quite a few free ones that national parks run down the south coast area, got to book in and $6 booking fee, but still can't complain about that. Victoria has hardly any official free camping near the coast even Johanna these days you have to pay.(like $30-$40 range)

@ Optimist, Cheers, yeah I use to do a few of those things when younger, some trucks stops also have showers and decent spot to do a quick overnighter if you can get away from where everyone is coming and going, but most of the best ones i always found are north of Noosa :(

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velocityjohnno commented Wednesday, 24 Feb 2021 at 11:04am

@ garyg1412

"VJ - this problem is just starting to rear it's unfortunate head down in Tasmania. My local go to beach up the North East which I visit regularly for surf checks and dog runs (with dogshit bag in hand Spookypt) now has a regular supply of tightarse hipster campers wanting to wake up with the perfect view. Now I could be a Karen and tell them to fuck off but I bite my tongue and go on my merry (but frustrated) way."

I know that coast & its waves, miss the orange lichen etc, had some great swell there in my travels (and many days of flat!). Would the campers be Tassie crew or are you seeing interstate licence plates?

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garyg1412 commented Wednesday, 24 Feb 2021 at 11:39am

VJ - I could play the antagonist and say it's mostly those pesky Hobart crew, but I won't!!! It's a bit of a mix really. Most of the bigger vans with facilities on board are interstaters but the tightarse crew are a mixed bag. I think platforms like Instagram have been driving the influx over the past five years and now with Covid overseas travel issues things have just exploded.
What I have noticed though with this explosion of tourists is the amount of said Instagrammers on the beaches in their g-strings, fake tans and boyfriends with drones in tow. It's like being on a different planet. Nothing a good cold winter won't sort out though.

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happyppl commented Wednesday, 24 Feb 2021 at 1:52pm

blowin agree with u, pooping in streets not ok.
point i'm makeing is it's way out of control and has been for yonks and with covid public hygene is now nos1 priority for govt.
all public toilets must be retrofitted so wash basin etc is outside in public view so u don't touch door handle on way out and people can "chastise" any grub who does'nt do the right thing (big brother...not).
in India people crap in front of everybody anytime anywhere because of toilet shortage...no bull.