The Australian outdoors is best enjoyed by camping out under the stars, so consider these top camping spots in the country.
1. Camping By The Beach On North Stradbroke Island
Straddie, as the island is better known, is really a top choice for camping. One of the reasons is easy access from Brisbane. But it is also because of the surf beaches where the sun shines the whole day. Add the coastal walks and the kangaroos roaming around, and you will have a unique camping experience that is also unforgettable. You can set up at Cylinder Beach Camping Ground or Adder Rock Camping Ground.
2. Stargaze At Noose North Shore
Noosa is known for the beach but you can try a different experience at the Habitat Noosa Everglades Ecocamp for a luxurious glamping experience. You will camp close to the Noosa River and under the trees, and you can go on a canoe tour before sleeping under the stars.
3. Camping In The City
Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour is a different camping experience. The island used to be a colonial jail, navy dockyard, and school, and the buildings remain intact. You can explore the area before setting up your camping gear. The waterfront campground also has some facilities for campers like hot showers and a shared kitchen.
4. Camp Safari Style In Byron Bay
While Byron Bay can get crowded during holidays and summer months, you can head over instead to Suffolk Park, about 7 kilometers south. The Suffolk Beachfront Holiday Park has safari tents that fit 6 people, while you can also pitch your own tent close to the water.
5. Camp Out In Boderee National Park
This national park has 3 campgrounds, Green Patch, Bristol Point, and Cave Beach, where you can enjoy nature.
6. Animal Watching In The Kakadu National Park
You can camp in the Cooinda Camping Ground during your visit to the Kakadu National Park and combine your trip with wildlife sighting, visiting the crocodiles and birds in their natural habitat.
7. Hike And Camp In The Grampians National Park
You can plan a 3-day hike in this national park, sleeping at the Fortress with only your sleeping mat. You will still need a tent for the other night but for one night, you can be protected by the Fortress’ rock cover that has views across the Grampians landscape.
8. Camping In Kimberley’s Hot Springs
The El Questro Wilderness Park is as wild as they can be. But the undisputed highlight is the hot springs. This means you can enjoy the Zebedee Springs in the morning (or afternoon) before going back to your tent at the Black Cockatoo Campground or Private Riverside Bush.
9. Camping At The Red Rock
In the heart of Australia, Uluru is the popular Ayers Rock Resort. There are tons of accommodation choices including several campsites. You can enjoy the swimming pool, outdoor kitchen, barbecues, and laundry facilities. There is also a free shuttle to the closest supermarket and shops.
These campsites will give you a unique view of what Australia has to offer, whether it is the beach, big city, safari, or the outback. So forget about staying in a hotel and pack your tent for an exciting camping trip.