Australia is famous for its rugged and natural beauty. The beaches are beautiful, there are places where you can stargaze, the deserts are spectacular and the list goes on.
It is home to the most incredible forests, beaches, and rugged landscapes and no camper will ever go away disappointed. It is the dream travel destination choice for many and people especially go there for their vacations.
Best Camping Destinations in Australia
An experienced camper can go for a three-day hike across the rugged countryside or pitch his tent on the plenty of beach camping spots that are available. Even an amateur camper can find plenty of places to spend the night and a person who’s suited to luxury travel can avail the glamping opportunities it offers.
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Here are the top 5 dream camping destinations in Australia which you will remember for the rest of your life.
1. Whitehaven Beach, Queensland
If you are a beach person, you’ll love the beach campsite at Whitehaven. Gorgeous, pure white sand and water like the bluest crystals, the sun shining down in all its majesty, this is a spot which you must visit once in a lifetime.
It is a relatively small spot, with a total of seven camping sites so you must make an early reservation if you want to visit. The camping sites with the bathrooms and other amenities are close to the beach so you don’t have to worry about personal comforts.
One of the best experiences of a lifetime is sleeping and waking up to the sound and the crash of the waves. This is one destination which will stun you in all its gorgeousness and beauty.
2. Millaa Millaa, Queensland
There is a waterfall known as the Milla Milla Falls on the Queensland Atherton Tableland. It is a place of such beauty that people have been struck dumb for a few moments.
Milla Milla also boasts of a Tourist Park on its outskirts which has Queensland’s tallest mountain set in the backdrop. This stunningly beautiful place will blow you away.
You will also find tropical rainforests, waterfalls and fresh produce. The gorgeous waterfall cascades from a crevice far above, amidst a backdrop of greenery and is a sight that you will find hard to look away from.
3. Conto Field Campground, Leeuwin-Naturaliste NP
Just 20 km south of the Margaret River lies a coastland which has pristine white sand, yellow limestone, and the bluest waters. The bonus is that the site is reasonable.
For just 7 dollars a night, you can avail full camping facilities and personal comforts. The site offers the best fishing experience. Campers can catch the freshest salmon and cook it right away.
You can stay for a night but the cheap prices and the beauty around may entice you to stay for a full weekend or even more.
4. Kununurra, Western Australia
On the shores of Lily Lagoon, the Kununurra resort lake campsite exhibits the best sunsets in the world. There are various activities to do around there and the adventurous person can see plenty of crocodiles and exotic birds on the campsite.
If you can go around the time the Kununurra agricultural show takes place, your visit will be worth the hassle of traveling the long distance. Trust me, you won’t regret the decision to visit this place.
The fair boasts of Melon Olympics and Cane Toad races which is an experience that must be seen in a lifetime.
5. Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour
Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour is one of the most different and unique places where you can pitch your tents. It is an island which was a colonial jail, naval dockyard and school long ago where the people have preserved most of their history.
So, you can still visit these buildings and be awed at the former life they represent. You can explore all around this island, rough it out in a tent and stay for a day or two.
For people who like their luxuries, this island also has better opportunities in terms of resorts where the creature comforts are provided. The campsite has its own kitchens where you can cook and also personal hygiene facilities including toilets and a hot bath.
Australia is one of the best places you can go on a camping trip. It does not simply have the usual run-of-the-mill beach resorts but has every type of camping experience to offer.
From beautiful beaches to stargazing sites where you can stare at the sky in awe, to tropical paradises where the exotic birds visit in droves and you can see the crocodiles basking, Australia has it all. The waterfalls where you can see some of the best sunsets in the world.
So what are you waiting for? I’ve packed my Canvas Tents for the next fun trip to Australia for sure. The temptation is irresistible and I would recommend you to do the same.
Judy Robinson is a passionate blogger who loves to write on home lifestyle and travel-related topics. Currently, she is associated with White Duck Outdoors, an Idaho based online camping shop. Follow @JudyRobinson on Twitter for more updates.