Australia is a wild continent and camping is part of its DNA thanks to Australians who love camping holidays. From the Whitsundays to Sydney, there are plenty of incredible camping spots to explore. Whether you're looking for a secluded spot or a glamping experience, this guide will help you find the perfect place to pitch your tent. Take a 1.5-hour drive from Brisbane to Lamington National Park, where Binna Burra Lodge's Rainforest Campsite offers the best base camp for enjoying the park's waterfalls, incredible views and dense vegetation.
You can even try your luck bathing in the forest, the practice of slowing down and relaxing among the trees. When you're done swimming in water wells or strolling among ferns, get your heart pumping hard by joining one of Binna Burra's many activities. Think about rappelling down scarps and cliffs or taking the 540-foot (165-meter) zip line that crosses the treetops. The secluded camping area on North Stradbroke Island can only be reached by boat and, with only 10 defined sites and a maximum of 36 campers allowed, you'll enjoy the serenity that only camping on an island in the Whitsundays can offer. Located on the south side of the cove, the Refuge Cove campsite is surrounded by nature and just a step away from the water.
Camping in Freycinet National Park is popular during the summer months and some sites operate a voting system from December to February. The Ayers Rock Resort, 15 kilometers (nine miles) from the impressive red monolith, offers a wide range of accommodation, including campsites. Located within Cape Le Grand National Park, Lucky Bay Campground is a beautiful camping spot with just 25 camping sites, or you can choose to camp on the beautiful beach or hidden behind the dunes. The campground is close to a pool and is a great place to start the picturesque four-hour walk of the Pound Walk. On farmland overlooking the Ord Valley, near Kununurra, this property has two campsites with incredible views. Spend a night under the stars on Noosa North Shore or rent a tent in Sydney's Cockatoo.
In the Noosa countryside, this glamping site is paradise on the side of a mountain. Sign up and you'll have the whole camp to yourself. Camping at the Whitsundays is enjoying what many believe to be the ultimate camping experience: sleeping under the stars on a “desert island”. The park is home to two basic campsites, Green Patch and Bristol Point, facing Jervis Bay, where dolphins have regular fun, attracted by the bay's seagrass prairies. All campsites are just a few metres from the crystal clear, protected waters of Great Oyster Bay and its safe, unguarded beaches. No matter what kind of camping experience you're looking for, Australia has something for everyone.
From beach camping to glamping in paradise, there are plenty of amazing spots to explore. So grab your tent and get ready for an unforgettable adventure!.