Top 10 Australian Camping Destinations
Here at National Finance Solutions, we think camping is the best way to explore Australia. So, we decided to put together our top 10 favourite camping destinations. For some handy tips on planning your next trip read our blog: 7 practical tips on planning your Australian caravanning adventure.
Fraser Island, QLD
Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island. A prime destination for campers and eco-tourists alike, with a plethora of activities including swimming in the many lakes, beach and champagne Pools; sandy beaches and boardwalks along eastern Eli Creek and Wanggoolba Creek and of course the Great Walk winds through the rainforest, eucalyptus stands and mangrove habitat. Saltwater fishing, Whale watching and 4WD are also major draw cards.
Cape York, Far North QLD
Cape York is a stunning mosaic of savanna, wetlands, coastline, rainforests, dune fields and coral reefs in far North Queensland. With 4WDing, Fishing and charter boat hire, Helicopter flights, Beautiful bird watching, Remote bush camping, wonderful beaches and bushwalking on offer who wouldn’t see it as a must visit.
Grampians National Park, VIC
Get up close and personal with the natural wildlife and prominent mountain ranges in the Grampians National Park in Australis South Australia. With the option to stay in a forest park or choose a campground with full facilities.
Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay, NSW
Camping at Booderee National Park affords you access to the most blinding-white sand beaches in the world along Jervis Bay, on the NSW south coast. There are three unpowered camping areas in the park and if you’re heading there in June or July, you can see humpback and southern right whales begin their northerly breeding migration to warmer Queensland waters If you are there later in the year from September to November you can see them
North Stradbroke Island, QLD
Colloquially known as Straddie or North Straddie, is an island that lies 30 kilometres southeast of the capital Brisbane. On the island there are three small towns, a number of lakes and beaches along most of the seaward coastline with rocky outcrops at Point Lookout. Overlook the white sandy beaches from one of the many campgrounds.
Iga Warta, Northern Flinders Ranges, SA
Iga Warta is in the northern Flinders Ranges, where you’ll be able to peruse nature’s bush tucker supermarket. Go on a bush tucker and medicine tour of the area with the traditional owners and sample a selection of edible plants. There’s a camping ground on site or you can pay a bit extra to stay in luxury safari tents.
Black Rocks, NSW
Black Rocks the campground is a great place for a family camping holiday with the beach being accessible along a short walking track and many of the sites having a view out over the ocean off the NSW North Coast. Jerusalem Creek paddle route offers excellent opportunities for paddling—you can launch your canoe or kayak from the pontoon and camp the night at Jerusalem Creek or return to the main campground, there are plenty birds and animals to spot at dawn and dusk. Spend the ideal day catching your dinner in the ocean and barbecuing it for dinner.
Lake Eyre National Park, SA
Setting up camp in this huge, stark wilderness is an amazing experience and at 12m below sea level, Lake Eyre is Australia’s lowest point to camp. Camping areas are available at Halligan Bay, ABC Bay and near Muloorina Station (below) and the park is accessible by four-wheel-drive only. The cooler months are the best time to visit; this is when the blistering heat has subsided and you can easily explore parts of the 9500 sq. km white, salt-crusted surface of the lake.
Noah Beach, Cape Tribulation, Daintree National Park, Qld
Part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage area, Daintree National Park is a haven for a huge array of diverse wildlife. Mammals like the Lumholtz’s tree-kangaroo and the Daintree River ringtail possum are best seen at night while birdwatchers will be keen to set up camp and explore the rainforest paradise that hundreds of bird species call home. After a day’s wildlife watching, you can retreat to Noah Beach camping area which is situated 50m from the shore beneath the forest canopy.
Ormiston Gorge, West MacDonnell National Park, NT
Camping in Central Australia is a magical experience with the clearest night skies as a result of the limited light pollution. Ormiston Gorge is a popular spot for walkers on the Larapinta Trail who come to take a dip in the near-permanent waterhole. Sit under the stars in the evening after a day of hiking for the perfect trip for a star-gazer.
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