Beach and Coastal Camping
In Australia, there are over 50,000 kilometres of coastline and 10,700 beaches. Here are just a few ideas for you to consider:
- The pristine white beaches of The Whitsundays, and the ability to get lost in wonders of the Great Barrier Reef.
- There is a huge range of caravan parks and campsites to consider along the Great Ocean Road. Take in the shipwreck coast and breathtaking 12 Apostles.
- Looking for an oasis close to a city? Check out Moreton Island, Queensland. Hire a camper trailer, hit the barge to the beach and the campsites are just minutes away. Paradise for only dollars a night!
- Have you ever seen true perfection? Visit Wineglass Bay in Tasmania, where pristine white sand meets clear blue waters and you will understand why its considered one of the top ten beaches in the world. See wildlife including white-bellied sea-eagles, quolls, wallabies, wombats and Tasmanian devils.
- The coastal town of Seal Rocks New South Wales is one of a handful of unspoilt coastal villages within 3 hours of a capital city. You can see migrating whales, frolicking dolphins and grey nurse sharks.
Wilderness and Outback Camping
Camp in true Aussie fashion by throwing in a bit of adventuring and nature. Head out to the vast yet positively diverse Australian bush for your wilderness experiences.
- The Grampians National Park in Victoria is a wonderland of magnificent summits, spectacular lookouts, and treks through lush forests. There’s a network of hiking tracks, from the more sedate paths to challenging treks.
- Hinchinbrook Island is Australia's largest National Park Island. It is uninhabited (except for the Wilderness Lodge at Cape Richards) and abounds in flora, fauna, palm-fringed beaches, mangrove waterways and rugged granite crags. The island is a bushwalkers paradise – take your pick from a 5 kilometre boardwalk stroll to the challenging 32 kilometre Thorsborne Trail. Camp sites are available at Nina Bay, Little Ramsay Bay, Banksia Bay, Zoe Bay, Sunken Reef Bay, Mulligan Falls, and George Point.
- The 540 million year old Flinders Ranges, is beautifully rugged with picturesque landmarks and gorges and is an experience that will stay with you forever. Highlights include the Heysen Range, Brachina and Bunyeroo gorges, as well as the breathtaking Wilpena Pound. Enjoy the peaceful surrounds by setting up camp at Wilpena Pound, Bunyeroo Gorge, Brachina Gorge, and Aroona Valley.
- The wild and vast Gulf Track, from Borroloola to Normanton in the Northern Territory takes travellers to picturesque gorges and rivers. The McArthur River is full of Barramundi making it a great spot for fishing and also canoeing. Seven Emu station has the best river cliff-side campsites in the area where you check out the plethora of birdlife and possibly spot some crocs, all while experiencing the Top End’s station life.