Top 10 Australian Camping Spots

Top 10 Australian Camping SpotsExploring Australia on a road trip is something that each citizen of the country should do at least once, and visitors from other parts of the globe can find no better way to experience the continent. Then while fine accommodations in resort hotels or even campervans are readily available, saving money and making memories is never better than when travelers just take along some good camping equipment and plan to set up their tent outdoors for nightly lodging.

For appreciating the great outdoors and camping overnight, below are 10 examples of excellent Australian destinations:

Top 10 Australian Camping Spots

1. Barossa Valley

Only 60 kilometers from Adelaide in South Australia, this fertile valley is rural Australia at its best. The area is known for its vineyards. A wide range of camping and tourist parks are found in Barossa Valley.

Top 10 Australian Camping Spots2. Cradle Mountain

Within a nature reserved area and national park offering many outdoor sports, the Cradle Mountain area is one of the best wilderness regions in Tasmania. Within the park and just outside are scenic campsites.

3. Eyre Peninsula

A triangular shaped peninsula in South Australia, Eyre Peninsula has natural beauty and small charming villages. Setting up camp at a campsite, visitors can find secluded spots at the ocean’s edge and browse the historic towns.

Top 10 Australian Camping Spots4. Fraser Island

Off the coast of Queensland near the Great Barrier Reef, Fraser Island has 123 kilometers of beaches, stunning colored sand cliffs, lakes and creeks surrounded by sand and rain forest. Organized campsites are available and setting up tents along the shoreline is permitted.

5. Grampians National Park

Encompassing most of the sandstone Grampians Mountain Range in the west of Victoria, the park has several fabulous camping parks. From these campers can enjoy stunning views and appreciate the heritage of this region, long appreciated by the Aboriginals.

Top 10 Australian Camping Spots6. Margaret River

Near national parks and nature reserves as well as farm land and vineyards, Margaret River is a town in Western Australia. Within the region are many camping places, and some visitors prefer finding a secluded spot on the nearby coast.

7. Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort

For encounters with native wildlife in and near the crystal waters of Sharks Bay, lovely camping spots are open for a true-blue Australian adventure experience. Of course, feeding dolphins is a thrill.

8. Nitmiluk National Park

In Northern Territory near the town of Katherine, numerous camping places are found in and around this phenomenal area. Some of the local incredible natural attractions include Katherine Gorge, the Gulf of Carpentaria and multiple waterfalls.

Top 10 Australian Camping Spots9. South West Rocks

Close to the Macleay River where it empties into the ocean in northern New South Wales, the South West Rocks offers perfect coastal camping. Much less crowded than Byron Bay, nearby landmarks include the Trial Bay Gaol historic site and a lighthouse.

10. Wilsons Prom

At the tip furthest south on the mainland, Wilsons Promontory National Park has fern gullies as well as coastline and mountains. The headlands and forests add to the dramatic terrain. Family camp sites are found at the banks of Tidal River.

So there you have the top 10 Australian camping spots. If you know of any other good Australian camping spots please share them in the comment box below. Thanks!

Author: Matt Milstead

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