Australia is known for a breathtaking and diverse landscape, so coming up with a list of the best camping spots in Australia, is a hard task.
We’ve put together a selection, but limited our list to places where caravan or camper trailers can stay. This means we’ve had to leave off some of Australia’s most spectacular and remote spots, that are often only walk-in or accessible for camping in a tent.
We don’t claim to have the definitive list. Please let us know if you’ve discovered a favourite camping spot you think is a real standout, and we’ll add it to our list. Send us a picture and tell us about it.
Here’s our guide to the best camping spots in Australia.
1. Noah Beach, Daintree, Cape Tribulation, Qld
This camp ground with beach frontage is in the heart of the Daintree. Staying at Noah beach will provide lots of local wildlife sightings. You’ll be camping in the world heritage listed, 130 million year old rainforest, 50 metres from the beach!
Facilities are basic, providing water and biocycle toilets. Caravans are not permitted, because of limited space and access. Small camper trailers (no more than 3.2 metres in height) are allowed, but make sure to check size limits via the website.
If you require some more creature comforts or you’ve got a caravan, there are plenty of private caravan parks in the Lake Tribulation area.
2. Cape Le Grande National Park, WA
Cape Le Grand National Park, just east of Esperance is located 631 kilometres south east of Perth. It has massive pink granite peaks emerging from a stunning coastal setting. You’ll see grey kangaroos, pygmy possums, as well as abundant birdlife, and wild flowers. The Le Grand Coastal Trail is a walking track offering spectacular coastal views.
Visitors can stay adjacent to the turquoise waters at Lucky Bay or at Le Grand Beach. The location is ideal for fishing, boating and swimming.
3. Boreang Campsite, Grampians, Vic
Boreang is a sheltered, woodland camp site in the Grampians National Park. Also known as Gariwerd, the Grampians consists of 1672 kilometres of stringybark and redgum forests, sandstone ridges, spectacular scenery and walking tracks. The area is home to 800 species of plants and wildflowers. Boreang is a popular campsite to use as a base to explore the area. Caravan and camping sites are available, but you’ll need to bring your own water. Non flush toilers are available.
4. Richardsons Beach, Freycinet National Park, Tas
Richardsons Beach campground is located in the beautiful Freycinet National Park on the east coast of Tasmania. Boasting pink granite peaks, secluded, white sandy beaches for swimming, and abundant birdlife. The campground has powered and unpowered sites, and provides all amenities, with campsites only a few metres from the beach.
5. Talia Caves, Eyre Peninsula, SA
If you want to watch the sun over the Great Australian Bite, experience spectacular limestone cliffs, and catch sightings of sea lions, dolphins and southern right whales, then this is the spot! Talia Caves Campsite provides free camping and lots of rocky coast to explore. There are no amenities, so you’ll need to bring your own water and power.
6. Wangi Falls, Litchfield National Park, NT
Litchfield National Park has spring fed waterholes, crocodile free swimming (during the dry season), and walking tracks to explore. Litchfield is 1.5 hours south of Darwin. Caravan sites are available at Wangi campsite, however there are no powered sites. Generators are also not permitted.
7. Wilpena Pound, Flinders Ranges, SA
The Flinders Ranges are the largest mountain range in South Australia, located 430 kilometres north of Adelaide. Marvel at an 800 million year old landscape with towering cliffs and gorges. Wilpena Pound is the only camping ground located in the Ikara Flinders Ranges National Park. It has 40 powered campsites, suitable for caravans and campervans, a general store, bar, bistro, and a resort pool for cooling off. From Wilpena Pound access guided 4WD tours, cultural tours, and scenic flights.
8. Tidal River, Wilsons Prom National Park, Vic
Wilsons Promontory National Park is located at the southern most tip of the mainland, providing 50,000 hectares of mountains, lush rainforests and pristine beaches. Wilsons Promontory offers spectacular views and a range of short and overnight walks.
The Camping ground at Tidal river provides powered and unpowered sights, a general store and even an open air cinema in summer.
Where’s Your Favourite Place to Camp in Australia?
Campers and caravaners love sharing a yarn, and their favourite camping spots around Australia. Have you got a favourite place you’ve stayed that you think should be on the list of the best camping spots in Australia ? Let us know in the comments below.