Camping in Australia: how to find awesome spots
Posted on 15/04/2018 by Spaceships crew
Getting ready to start your Australia road trip? Looking for info about camping in Australia? Awesome, all info can be found here. We've collected a wide range of info that'll tell you about where to go and stay. Check it out.
Where to go in Australia?
Australia is an amazing country to explore in a campervan or camping car. Each state offers its own stunning and unique attractions. You want world heritage listed parks try the Great Barrier Reef, the Blue Mountains or Kakadu National Park. Try your hand at surfing? Check out Byron Bay, Bondi Beach or something really special like Torquay on the Great Ocean Road.
Maybe Australia’s flora & fauna is your thing? Western Australia’s stunning wildflowers in season are hard to beat, Tasmania is incredibly hard to beat for its abundance of native animals and of course let’s not forget Australia’s largest island, Kangaroo Island. Whatever you're looking for, your Spaceships campervan will take you there.
How to find the best spots for camping in Australia
You can read heaps of travel guidebooks or ask many travellers but there easier ways to find info about camping in Australia and finding all the good spots. You guessed it. The info is all on this page.
Download a travel & camping smartphone app
Now there's an easier way to get all the info. Simply download our free travel & camping app for Android and Apple. It's free, even if you're not travelling with one of our campervans.
Our apps are packed with info from fellow travellers like yourself. It's connected to the CamperMate database, so it's always up to date. And you can add info along the way as well. Together we'll make it the best travel app ever. Although we have to admit, it's already an awesome app. Close to perfection.
Camping in Australia map and guidebook
We provide on request, a free copy of the Camps Australia Wide guidebook (subject to availability) in our vehicles.
Camping in Australia made easy: tips & examples
Here are some of our favourite places to go camping in Australia. Check out the info below, including tips on how get to the campsites.
5 Fantastic campings in Australia
1. Mitchell River National Park
The remote Mitchell Plateau is more than a 15-hour drive from Kununurra, but this part of the world is worth it. Just an extra four-mile walk from the campsite is the Mitchell Falls, one of the most beautiful in the world. You really have to want to see this place to make the effort, and the campsite is extremely basic so you need to be self-sufficient. Maybe not one for first-time campers! (more info)
2. Bamurru Plains
This site in the Northern Territory is a natural wonder on the Mary River floodplains. This is a great glamping destination, as you can walk through the wetlands and woods, and then return to a luxury safari suite, if you fancy a break from the van. (more info)
3. Booderee National Park
New South Wales has some of the most stunning beaches in the world, and Booderee National Park has the best in this area, as long as you like white sand, turquoise sea with a backdrop of lush woodland, that is! (more info)
4. Dawsons Spring campground
Located in Kaputar National Park Dawsons Spring camping ground is a short walk from some of the most amazing views in the country. Mount Kaputar is the focal point of the region and from the campsite, you can explore the whole area, and take startling in the views from the summit. (more info)
5. Iga Warta
Iga Warta in Southern Australia is a fantastic place to make camp. The name means ‘place of the native orange tree’ and this place is still owned by indigenous people. There are bush tucker tours of the area where you can try the local edible plants and learn which ones are used medicinally by Aborigines. (more info)
List of Australia's National Parks
Australia’s National Parks are run by the states. National park campsites are in general more basic & budget in compared to private owned campsites. The fee usually ranges from AU$4 to AU$12 per night, depending on the facilities available, location and season. We love them though. They are usually more quiet, remote, beautiful and cheap than anything else you will find.
- Queensland National Parks (info)
- New South Wales National Parks (info)
- Victoria National Parks (info)
- South Australia National Parks (info)
- Northern Territory National Parks (info)
- Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park (info)
- Kakadu National Park Australia (info)
Top Tourist Parks (+ discount)
Top Parks have been around for more than 30 years. They are Australia’s largest group of holiday parks, so there’s always a Top Park close by. You can choose from three styles of parks: Top Caravan, Holiday and Resort Parks. Spaceships' customers receive 10% off any Top Tourist Park. Gotta love that discount,
Discovery Holiday Parks (+ discount)
At Discovery Park it’s all about the location. They have parks in the outback, on the waterfront and even in National Parks. Their motor is “providing you with the best holiday experience in the country”. And as a Spaceships' customer, you'll receive 10% off every site booking at Discovery Holiday Parks.
Travel tips for your Australian road trip
Australia is a very safe country to travel in with easy access and to all our attractions. Yet our climate and environment can be extreme & unpredictable. A little common sense and pre-planning will ensure you stay prepared. Check out Australia's Travel Tips & Hazards for more information and to be prepared when you go camping in Australia.