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The Best Camping Spots of Australia

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If you love nature, camping is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in it and truly appreciate it. However, good camping spots can sometimes be hard to find, especially when there are so many equally beautiful options. So, if you find yourself in the Land Down Under, here are some of the best camping spots.

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Lane Poole Reserve

Lane Poole reserve

This place is a paradise for every nature lover. There are many beautiful swimming spots, and there are plenty of opportunities for fishing, rafting, canoeing, or simply relaxing and enjoying the gorgeous scenery. You should also bring a camera, as the landscape is truly breathtaking, and you might even run into some wildlife. Finally, there are many campsites in the area, and Lane Poole is located only two hours south of Perth.


Karijini Eco Retreat

Karijini National Park

If you’re looking for something that is a bit more eco-friendly, make sure to check out Karijini Eco Retreat. It has many semi-permanent canvas huts in the middle of the Joffre Gorge bushland, which is a part of the Karijini National Park. Every hut consists of linen bedding, natural ventilation, wooden floors, and many other green fixtures. The huts are very comfortable, and their effect on the environment is minimal. So, if you want to be in harmony with nature, this kind of accommodation might be ideal for you.


Ingenia Holidays Lake Macquarie

This campsite is perfect for everybody who enjoys lakes, calm water, and beaches. There are many national parks in the area and plenty of gorgeous beaches where you can relax and unwind. However, the star of the show is definitely the lake; you can go for a boat ride and appreciate its beauty all day. There are also many accommodation options near the lake in case you want to take a break from your tent.


Bay of fires

bay of fires

If you’re looking for something a bit more affordable but still beautiful, consider visiting Bay of fires in Tasmania. It has everything you could ask for, from the white sandy beaches to the breathtaking azure sea. It’s also not that crowded, so it’s a great option if you like camping in peace. Moreover, there are lots of activities you can do here, like bird watching, fishing, swimming, etc. Just don’t forget to visit a good camping store and get all the camping equipment you might need. Also, St Helens is not too far away, in case you need to buy food or petrol.


Berry Showground Campsite

Berry Showground

If you like to share your adventures with your four-legged furry friend, consider visiting this campsite. Berry Showground Campsite is pet-friendly, has well-maintained lawns, plenty of shade, and many historic buildings on site. It’s perfect for camping whether you prefer to camp with a tent, trailer, or caravan. There is also a railway station right behind the Showground, so you can also take a break from camping and visit some other city for a day.


Bitter Springs

bitter springs australia

The springs in Elsey National Park are bound to leave you speechless because they are just so beautiful, you have to see them to believe it. They are located about two kilometers away from Mataranka, and they are surrounded by palms and other tropical plants. The pools are ideal for relaxing after a long road trip, and they will definitely make you want to stick around for a while and explore the national park.


Cape Le Grand National Park

Cape Le Grand National Park

If you love Australian wildlife, you will enjoy this campsite. There aren’t that many places where you can see kangaroos sunbathing on the beach, but at Cape Le Grand National Park, this is a normal daily sight. The park is known for its gorgeous scenery and beaches where you can go swimming, fishing, and camping. The atmosphere is very peaceful as well, which makes it perfect for family picnics. There are also many bushwalking trails, in case you want to explore and take some interesting photos. In spring, this campsite becomes amazingly colorful as wildflowers start to bloom, so it’s safe to say that it is one of the most beautiful campsites in Australia.


If you love spending time in nature and enjoying the peaceful atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of big cities, then you should definitely check out some of the many Australian campsites. They are stunning, and they have everything you need to recharge your batteries. Therefore, pack your bags, get all the necessary equipment, and enjoy the breathtaking nature of the Land Down Under.

Author Bio: 

Roxana is a Travel and Lifestyle blogger from Australia, who now lives in Europe. Being a typical Aussie she loves the waves, nature and the sunshine. Always on the move, she loves to write about her adventures and the great food she discovers on her way. Join her for her next adventure on

Image credits:
Bay_of_Fires: (img_6238)” (CC BY-NC 2.0) by Peter Gawthrop
Nowra. Overlooking the Shoalhaven River” (CC BY-ND 2.0) by denisbin
Island Pool” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by FCB Excalibur
Camping at Karijini National Park” (CC BY-ND 2.0) by huskyte77
Bitter Springs, Australia” (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) by Kia Kruse
“Altitude 19.3 Metres” (CC BY 2.0) by mike from aus

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