Australia is one of the world’s premier camping destinations. Whether its pristine coastlines, lush rainforests or the rugged bush, wherever it is you love to camp, you are sure to find your perfect spot to spend a few nights under the stars, soaking up all that Australia’s great outdoors has to offer.
We’ve put together our list of favourites from around Australia, hopefully one day you’ll check them out and love them too.
NSW – Honeymoon Bay – Jervis Bay
The New South Wales coast of Australia is lined with secluded campgrounds overlooking stunning beaches.
The most spectacular by far is Honeymoon Bay , a secluded bay at Currarong that makes for a close-to-perfect bush and beach camping experience. The campsite is moments away from the bay and close to some of the region’s most beautiful beaches.
Camping space is served up on a first-in-first-served basis and in peak summer, the campgrounds are allocated by ballot. But it’s totally worth it to score some front-row seats to the white sands and clear water of this private enclosure by camping at this NSW gem.
QLD – Whitehaven Beach – Whitsundays
To camp in the Whitsundays is to indulge in what many believe to be the ultimate camping experience – sleeping under the stars on a ‘desert isle’.
The dazzling white, pure silica sands of Whitehaven Beach are one of the best-known Whitsunday drawcards with a few camp sites nestled behind the beach among lowland vine forest and eucalypt woodland.
The secluded camping area can be reached by boat only and with only 10 defined sites and a maximum of 36 campers allowed you are sure to enjoy the serenity that only island camping in the Whitsundays can offer.
VIC – Refuge Cove, Wilsons Promontory
The southernmost tip of Australia, Wilson’s Promontory National Park, boasts a wide range of natural scenery from granite mountains to idyllic beaches and rainforests.
Refuge Cove is a small yet spectacular beach hidden away on the Prom’s eastern coast, with the only way of getting there is on foot or by private boat which you can anchor in the Cove.
Located at the southern side of the cove the Refuge Cove Campsite is surrounded in nature and only a hop, skip and a jump from the water.
TAS – Freycinet National Park
For a true taste of the outdoors, camping on Tasmania’s east coast is a must-do experience.
The east coast of Tasmania has some of the best camping locations you’ll find anywhere—including some of the world’s most beautiful beaches at Freycinet National Park and the Bay of Fires, and the World-Heritage listed Darlington probation station at Maria Island.
Freycinet National Park’s campground is a beautiful coastal strip upon the dunes of Richardson’s Beach and the granite knoll of Honeymoon Bay. All campsites are only metres from the clear, sheltered waters of Great Oyster Bay and its safe unpatrolled beaches.
SA – Cable Bay, Yorke Peninsular
If your idea of an outdoor adventure involves direct access to white sand and blue water, Cable Bay Campground will be your heaven.
Located in Innes National Park, home to secluded beaches, limestone cliffs and beautiful bushland, Cable Bay Campground is great for fishing, swimming, snorkelling, canoeing, and hiking.
With magnificent view of this rugged coastline, this small camping spot is perfect if you’re looking to avoid the crowds and enjoy the quiet.
WA – Lucky Bay, Kalbarri
You are spoilt for choice of stunning beaches along the WA coastline; however, the white sands and turquoise waters of this wide, sheltered bay are a must-see and a great place to enjoy a few nights under the stars.
Located within Cape Le Grand National Park, Lucky Bay Campground is a beautiful camping spot with only 25 campsites, or you can choose to camp on the beautiful beach or tucked in behind the dunes.
The coastline is protected by a huge reef that runs along the length of the bay, making it an ideal spot for enjoying water-based activities including diving, canoeing, kayaking, swimming and snorkelling.
NT – Kakadu
Kakadu is an unforgettable camping destination. Pitch your tent in a World Heritage-listed National Park and step into a land of cascading waterfalls, sandstone gorges, ancient Aboriginal rock art and abundant wildlife.
Kakadu National Park is an enormous, biodiverse nature reserve. From waterfalls and plunge pools to monsoon forests and wetlands, experience the diverse natural attractions in and around Darwin and camp at one of the many camping grounds this beautiful region has to offer.