Discover The Five Best Camping Spots In Australia

I touch on the personal and shed a few thoughts on being home, but this is also a research post – it’s time to round up some of the best camping spots that I would love to check out in Australia!

So it’s been a little quiet around here lately. I’m back home, in Australia, and I’ve been re-adjusting to life.

Is the travelling over? Of course not, it never is.

However I am actually excited to start exploring my own country, before I had left Australia to discover the rest of the world I had absolutely no interest in seeing all that Australia had to offer. Sure I’ve been to Sydney and Melbourne and Adelaide and down a fair bit along the coast, but Australia is HUGE and the checklist of what I have done here is minuscule.

Europeans love Australia, and Australians love Europe – oh the irony. Often it can feel like the grass is always greener. You know what though? It’s slowly dawning on me that Australia has some very green grass indeed! Doing some camping is high on the list, so let’s discover some of the brilliant camping areas found around Australia.

Fraser Island (Queensland)

This one is closest to where I am living at the moment (Brisbane!). Immerse yourself amongst the white sandy beaches and explore the rain forests and freshwater lakes found amongst the island.

Over 184,000 hectares, get ready to go camping on the largest sand island in the world.

Fraser Island in Queensland

Why I’ve never been before is a mystery – this is the first one I’ll be knocking off the list! It’s good to be home!

Fraser Island Queensland

Main Range, Kosciuszko National Park (NSW)

Main Range Kosciuszko National Park

The track along here, known as the “Main Range Track”, is considered one of the greatest day walks in Australia. The best time to experience this walk and the number of campsites in the area is between December and March when the Australian wild flowers are in full bloom.

This area is a national park and is about 5 hours drive from Sydney, I’ve been skiing around here before in winter but never came in summer. It’s on my to-do list, what about yours?

Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay (NSW)

Booderee National Park Jervis Bay 1

The gorgeous white sands of Booderee National Park is an absolute gem for camping. This area really showcases Australian bush at its best with some amazing walking trails. There are three camp sites to choose from in the area: Green Patch, Bristol Point and Cave Beach.

Booderee National Park

Ryan’s Den, Great Ocean Walk (VIC)

How’s this for a view from the toilet?

Ryan's Den Great Ocean Walk

Ryan’s Den is a campsite found along the 7 day “Great Ocean Walk”, it’s a basic camp site with a composting toilet and fabulous views.

The Great Ocean Walk is another Aussie adventure that I want to conquer!

Lucky Bay, Cape Le Grand National Park (WA)

Welcome to stunning Western Australia. This is Lucky Bay.

Lucky Bay Cape Le Grand National Park

Famed for having one of the most beautiful beaches in Australia, watch out for the Kangaroos that like to laze in the pristine white sand.

The campsite here acts on a first-come, first-serve basis (you cannot make bookings ahead). Bring along your camping equipment and gas stove, and don’t forget your swimmers and snorkel – this is a little slice of paradise.

Lucky Bay Cape Le Grand National Park

So there you have it, some of the awesome camping spots found all throughout Australia. We can’t touch Europe on history, but we rival the best of them when it comes to nature!

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2 Responses to “Discover The Five Best Camping Spots In Australia”

  1. Looks like I’ll have to try all of these out!

  2. Cheryl says:

    I have always wanted to go to Australia, and what a great way to experience it by camping and living on the land. This is a great page with lots of great pictures and you can really get a feel for what it’s like. Thank you!

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