A guide to Australia’s best camping spots

Australia is the world’s sixth-largest country and is over 7.69 million square kilometres in size. That means when it comes to choosing camping spots, we’re very spoilt for choice! Here are six amazing places in Australia to camp out and get back to nature.

Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

Located around 2.5 hours from both Hobart and Launceston, Freycinet National Park on Tasmania’s east coast is a place of stunning natural beauty. From the east, the national park has views of the Tasman Sea, while, from the west, it looks back to the beautiful Tasmanian coastline. Surrounded by deep blue water, white sandy beaches and the granite peaks of the Hazards, Freycinet National Park is a heavenly place to swim, hike, bird-watch, snorkel, explore or just relax. It sits metres from the beach and is campervan and caravan-friendly.

Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

Ayers Rock Campground, Northern Territory

Fancy a unique, remote camping experience in the middle of the outback? The Ayers Rock Campground is just 15 kilometres from majestic Uluru, with easy access to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The campground – which caters for caravans and campervans – is located within Ayers Rock Resort (which houses an array of accommodation) in the town of Yulara. Its amenities include a swimming pool and playground, as well as restaurants, bars, shops, galleries and a range of free activities, including guided garden walks and Indigenous bush talks.

Ayers Rock Campground, Ayers Rock Resort

Noah Beach Campground, Queensland

Located in the Daintree National Park in Cape Tribulation, Noah Beach is a breathtakingly beautiful and isolated campground with just 15 sites. You can camp 50 metres from the beach, underneath a rainforest canopy and explore the Daintree National Park, Cape Tribulation and the nearby Great Barrier Reef. The popularity of the campground means that visitors are asked not to stay longer than seven days. Just look out for crocodiles!

Noah Beach Campground, Daintree National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park, Victoria

Spanning some 50,460 hectares, Wilsons Promontory National Park – or The Prom as it is affectionately known among Victorians – is a three-hour drive from Melbourne. Here, you’ll find ruggedly beautiful forest, beaches, and big granite mountains, making it an idyllic place to camp and explore. Tidal River is home to the main campsite, with 484 camping and caravan sites located near the beach and river. Facilities include hot showers, toilets, picnic areas and laundry facilities.

Tidal River Campground, Wilsons Promontory National Park

Cockatoo Island, New South Wales

For an urban kind of camping experience, stay at Cockatoo Island in Sydney. An easy ferry ride from Circular Quay, you can camp (or glamp) on the world-heritage-listed island on a grassy waterfront campsite with stunning views across the city. Bring your own camping equipment or travel light with a camping package where everything is supplied for you. Enjoy a picnic, explore the rich history of the island, dine at one of the Island’s eateries, or just walk around and take it all in.

Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour

Wilmena Pound Campground, South Australia

The picturesque Wilmena Pound Campground is located in the Ikara Flinders Ranges National Park, some 430 kilometres north of Adelaide. It offers a real South Australian outback experience, where you can learn about the history and culture of the local Adnyamathanha people, 4WD, bushwalk, and take in the natural beauty of Wilmena Pound and the Ikara Flinders Ranges. The campground, which sits within the Wilmena Pound Resort and caters for all kinds of campers, has a pool, restaurant, bar and bistro.

Wilmena Pound Campground, Ikara Flinders Ranges National Park

 

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Sources:

http://www.ga.gov.au/scientific-topics/national-location-information/dimensions/australias-size-compared 

Freycinet National Park:

https://www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=3371

www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=3371

Ayers Rock Campground:

https://www.ayersrockresort.com.au/accommodation/ayers-rock-campground

Cockatoo Island:

www.cockatooisland.gov.au/stay/camping 

Wilsons Promontory:

https://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/wilsons-promontory-national-park/things-to-do/tidal-river

https://parkweb.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/316968/WPNP-Accommodation-and-Camping-Guide.pdf

https://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/wilsons-promontory-national-park

https://www.parkstay.vic.gov.au/wilsons-promontory-national-park

Noah Beach:

https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/daintree-cape-tribulation/camping.html

Wilmena Pound:

https://www.wilpenapound.com.au/accommodation/camping/

https://www.wilpenapound.com.au/