Are you ready to conquer Australia’s top camping spots? We have listed 10 camping grounds you can’t miss.
There are a lot of camping ground and outbacks in Australia that we’re sure you can fit in even if you don’t know how to pitch a tent. From simple glamping in Sydney Harbour to a three-day hike for more experienced campers, we have a place for you. Just keep your eyes peeled for the wildlife that you might encounter.
BEAUTIFUL SPOTS TO SET UP YOUR CAMP
NORTH STRADBROKE ISLAND
North Stradbroke Island or also know as Straddie is one of the most popular places to set camp. Not only is the place readily accessible from Brisbane, but it also has a full of natural highlights like the north-facing, all day sunshine surf beaches. They have kangaroos and pretty coastal walks too!
You can pitch your tent at Cylinder Beach Camping Ground where it’s close to cafe’s, shops and restaurants at Point Lookout.
NOOSA NORTH SHORE
Noosa is known because of its lovely beachside town. Habitat Noosa Everglades Ecocamp offers campers all-weather powered campsites and glamping tents. The property is 26-hectare or 65 acres and sits under leafy trees which gives it a unique nature experience. You can also float down the river on a canoe or cruise tour before sleeping under the stars in a tent.
SYDNEY’S COCKATOO ISLAND
Cockatoo island lies in the middle of Sydney Harbour and it offers one of the worlds most unusual camping experiences. It remains a lot of historic buildings because of it being a former colonial jail, school and dockyard. You can pitch your own tent, rent or choose a glamping package. It includes hot showers and a communal kitchen.
This is one of the most beautiful beachside spots. If you want something more peaceful, you can go seven kilometres to the south at Suffolk Park where they offer safari tents for up to six people. You can also pitch a tent.
BOODEREE NATIONAL PARK
Just 190 kilometres away from south of Sydney. This national park has perfect white sand. It is home to two basic campgrounds – Green Patch and Bristol Point. This is where dolphins usually frolic. The third campground called Cave Beach is surrounded by tea trees and faces Wreck Bay.
KAKADU NATIONAL PARK
Cooinda Camping Ground is a highlight when visiting Kakadu national park. It is right next to the beautiful Yellow Water Billabong, 150 kilometres (93 miles) of Darwin. You can cruise to look for birds and crocodiles and then relax at the shaded pool, bar or bistro.
GRAMPIANS NATIONAL PARK
This unusual camping spot is usually the first stop in a three-day circular hike Harrop Track. It’s best to pack up a ten for the other night while on track but remember to register the trek to Brambuk Cultural Centre.
NARAWNTAPU NATIONAL PARK
Located in Tasmania, this is famous for wilderness and wildlife. It’s a comfortable environment for sharing campers. You can watch wombats up close just don’t feed and touch them. You can also spot some Tasmanian devils along with some kangaroos and bennet wallabies, especially at dusk.
The El Questro Wilderness Park is 110 kilometres west of Kununurra, east of Kimberley. It’s home to Australia’s prettiest and most unexpected hot springs. You can lounge in the Zebedee Springs in the morning while it’s open and return to your campsite at night.
Ayers Rock Resort offers a wide range of campsites and accommodations. Pitch your tent on the grass underneath the native desert oaks. It has a swimming pool, bbq, outdoor kitchen and laundry facilities. Campers can also catch a shuttle to the supermarket, bars, restaurants and shops on site.
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