Some of the world’s best campsites can be found in Australia. Whether you are camping with family, traveling solo or just with your dog, there will be a campsite to fit your needs. If you want to pitch your tent near the ocean or explore the wonders of the outback, Australia has you covered. You can find campsites everywhere from the dunes and mountains to a relaxing riverbank in an enchanting forests. Australia also has a large amount of fantastic national and state parks to visit and camp.
If you are looking for camping near a beach then the Bay of Fires Conservation Park is perfect for you. Located on the island of Tasmania, this park is the all time get away. You will likely be the only person combing the beach. Enjoy activities such as boating, bird watching, fishing, swimming, surfing, hiking, biking and more!
The best park for mountain style camping is more than likely be the Mt. Kosciuszko National Park. With Australia’s biggest mountain in it, this park is perfect for people interested in trekking up a mountain that will give them a decent challenge. But if you are just wanting to go camping without the struggle, the park offers a chairlift up parts of the mountain. It is a perfect park for thrill seekers and relaxing mountain campers alike.
Do you think that camping in a rainforest near a waterfall is the ideal type of camping, then check out the Blue Mountains National Park. Experience the exotic animals unique to Australia while hiking one of a wide variety of park’s trails. Peer out over a vast rainforest as you reach the top of your rock climbing adventure. Located near Sydney, travelers get both the excitement of exploring the wonderful park while also being able to shop the many stores that Sydney has to offer. It is easy to see why this is one of the more popular national parks in Australia.
Visit the Kwiambal National Park for the best camping on or near a riverbank. Located on the junction of the Severn and Macintyre rivers, this park has ample swimming holes and gorgeous views. Campers can also enjoy some amazing mountain biking paths with varying degrees of difficulty, bird watching and of course world class fishing.
If bird watching and wildlife viewing are your things then Flinders Chase National Park is a must while visiting Australia. This park is on Kangaroo Island and is home to kangaroos, fur seals, sea lions, koalas, penguins, tammar wallabies and over 250 species of birdlife. Camping near the amazing wildlife inhabiting Kangaroo Island is perfect for the animal loving campers.
For some of the most breathtaking gorges in Australia head west to the Karijini National Park. Walk to secluded swimming holes and experience the unbelievable gorges this park has. This park has Hamersley Gorge, Kalamina Gorge, Dales Gorge, Weano Gorge, Knox Gorge and many more. It is definitely a must visit while in Australia.
The best stargazing campsites are probably going to be in central Australia due to its lower population. West MacDonnel National Park is a great place to check out if you want to look up and see an abundance of stars while drifting off to sleep.
South Lefroy Bay, West Australia