1. Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay, NSW
If crystal clear waters and sand so white it’s blinding is your idea of a perfect camping trip - Jervis Bay is the place to find it. Even better, you can spot humpback whales migrating north in June and July, or see them returning with their calves in September, October and November. Other popular activities are swimming, surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, boating and fishing.
2. Mt Field National Park, Tas
This much loved camping spot has some of the biggest trees in the world with swamp gums reaching into the sky up to 100m. Walking through the forest is one of the main attractions and you can get to amazing spots like the stunning Russell Falls or catch a glimpse of rare wildlife. Green rosellas, yellow-tailed black cockatoos and crescent honeyeaters all call Mt Field National Park home. There are good camping facilities near the entrance to the park with toilets, showers, cooking facilities, coin-operated washing machines, clothes dryers - and hot water! Just be aware that the national park can get snowy in winter so have tyre chains.
3. Mitchell Falls, Mitchell River National Park, WA
It’s a serious trek to get out to Mitchell Falls out on the Mitchell Plateau. In fact, it will take you 16 hours of driving from Kununurra and then another 6 hours of walking from the actual camping site. Is it worth the trip? Most campers think so as soon as they see the massive four-tiered waterfall.
4. Dawsons Spring, Mt Kaputar National Park, NSW
With an altitude of 1510m, Mt Kaputar National Park boasts some of the best 360 degree views in Australia. you’ll need to drive for an hour or more north from Narrabri but once you make it to the top you’ll see hills and hills of eucalypts stretching out in all directions. Bushwalking, hiking and wildlife spotting are the main activities here. But most people really just come for the view.
5. The Fortress, Grampians National Park, Vic
Tucked away in the Grampians Mountain Range just a few hundred kilometres from Melbourne lies The Fortress. There are lots of waterfalls, rivers and creeks in the area so kayakers and fisherpeople will have lots to keep them busy. Active campers can also get into some intense rock climbing and abseiling on cliff faces with such encouraging names as Passport to Insanity. Or if you’re a cultured camper, head to one of the many wineries around and try some of Australia’s best Pinot Noirs and Shiraz.
6. Noah Beach, Cape Tribulation, Daintree National Park, Qld
The Daintree National Park is part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage area and is a top destination for wildlife spotting. It’s famous for the Daintree River ringtail possum, the Lumholtz’s tree-kangaroo and a variety of colourful birds. The Noah Beach camping spot is just 50m from the beach and lies under the dense forest canopy. Camping facilities are limited so you’ll need to treat the tap water as well as bring your own rubbish bags and stove, although biocycle toilets are available. And be sure to book your spot!
7. Ormiston Gorge, West MacDonnell National Park, NT
It may not be the prettiest camping spot during the daytime, what with all the rocks and dry shrubbery, but Ormiston Gorge really shines when the sun goes down - literally. There is very little light pollution and as a result it offers campers one of the clearest night skies in all of Australia. If that’s not enough, there’s a water hole nearby for a swim and the view of the MacDonnell Ranges is impressive.
8. Springlawn, Narawntapu National Park, Tas
Springlawn is a haven for Australian wildlife and it’s common to have wombats walking past your tent. You can also spot pademelons and Bennett’s wallabies happily nibbling about the place at dusk - and they’re all quite friendly! It’s best to take in the bush by foot or horseback (with permission from a ranger). Hopefully you’re feeling inspired now so get out there and see some of Australia’s best camping spots! For quality camping gears and equipments simply visit Outbax and browse through our wide selection of camping gear, tents, items, and others.