The five top camping spots you must visit in Australia
Itching to get out and explore the natural world again? We have rounded up five of Australia’s best camping spots that you must put on your bucket list.
1. Fitzroy Island, Queensland
Fitzroy Island is a beautiful tropical island that is 45 minutes off the coast of Cairns. The scenic camping grounds are idyllic for those that want to experience the feeling of living in a tropical paradise. With the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef simply steps away from the camping ground, what is not to love about it?
2. Ikara-Flinders Rangers National Park, South Australia
There’s one world for this drool-worthy camping ground: wild. With huge gorges, mountains and a natural amphitheatre there is plenty to explore and discover during your days hiking. At night, it is one of the best seats in Australia to view a starry night. With plenty of red gums on the grounds, there will be no shortage of places to hook up a hammock.
3. D’Entrecasteaux National Park, Western Australia
If you prefer the best of both worlds (the beach and the bushland), then you must camp in Western Australia’s best kept camping secret. D’Entrecasteaux National Park is situated between Augusta and Walpole in the southwest of Western Australia. Full of natural indigenous history there is plenty to explore for the adventurous or lay back in a hammock and simply soak up the atmosphere.
4. Newnes Campground (Wolgan River), New South Wales
Newnes Campgrounds in New South Wales is raw and rugged, yet its beauty is breath-taking. A picturesque location, the camping grounds is perfect for those that need to unplug from the modern world and simply enjoy nature. Spend your days watching the local kangaroos or birdlife and the nights admiring the stars. The best part about this camping ground in Australia is that it is completely free!
5. Lake Catani Campground (Mount Buffalo), Victoria
Located only four hours from Melbourne, this camping location has it all! Lake Catani Campground in Victoria has something for everyone. Whether you want to hike through the bushland, swim or kayak in the waters or even discover hidden waterfalls. The campground is a spectacular location to set up a hammock and simply allow the city-life stresses to slide away.