Australia's Most Beautiful Campsites
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If you’ve been longing to go off-grid and reconnect with nature, now is the perfect opportunity to gather the essentials and explore some of Australia's most beautiful campsites, some of which aren't that far from home!
The sun is shining, the borders are (mostly) open and it’s time to catch up on some missed family holidays over the past few years. We might be a bit biased but we reckon we’ve got some of the most spectacular campsites to boot! Mark your calendars and get ready for a real outback adventure at one of these eight Aussie camping havens.
Australia's Most Beautiful Campsites
1. Lucky Bay Campground (WA)
Not far from the heel of Western Australia lies Esperance, a white-sand haven full of coves and bays perfect for camping. To wake up to the sight of the most picturesque turquoise shores you’ve ever seen, Lucky Bay is our pick of one of Australia's most beautiful campsites.
This sheltered inlet is ripe for snorkelling, fishing, surfing and exploring with plenty of natural nooks and crannies.
Cost: To camp at Lucky Bay Campground is cheap as chips at $15 for adults and $3 for kids per night, which includes toilet and barbeque facilities on site.
2. Fraser Island (Qld)
It’s no secret that Fraser Island has long been a beloved camping spot with families continuing to return to their ‘special spot’ year after year. If this is your first time venturing to the island just north of the Sunshine Coast, fear not, we’ve got some Fraser Island camping suggestions to set you on your way.
Lake McKenzie Walkers’ Camp is great for families, try Moon Point for more of an off-the-beaten-track secluded vibe, or make Dundubara your home for a week if you’d like the full campfire experience (note not all areas on the island allow open flame fires).
3. Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort (WA)
If you’re after a camping experience that provides buckets of natural beauty while still offering the mod-cons, then Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort situated along the Coral Coast in Western Australia is the pick for you.
Choose from plenty of accommodation options including lush beachfront villas, budget cabins, powered ensuite sites and unpowered sites. And, of course, you can’t travel to Monkey Mia without seeing the world-famous dolphins! Each day you can head along to the water's edge and check out these bottlenose cuties just a few steps from camp.
Cost: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort's unpowered camping sites cost around $105 for three nights.
4. Broughton Island Campground (NSW)
If you don’t mind crossing the water to get to a little slice of paradise, the juice is worth the squeeze when it comes to Broughton Island in NSW.
Located in the Myall Lakes National Park just north of Newcastle, this small island offers visitors a real off-grid adventure experience. While there are toilet facilities, you’ll need to bring just about everything else to set up your home under the stars.
Before heading to Broughton Island be sure to check out the National Parks website for details on how to get there as this island paradise is only accessible by boat.
Cost: Broughton Island Campground costs around $88 for two nights.
5. Devil’s Marbles Campground (NT)
The Northern Territory is home to some of the most breathtaking natural landscapes and if you’re brave enough to handle the sweltering temperatures, a visit to Devil’s Marbles is a trip you won’t forget anytime soon.
Come and marvel at the giant rock formations known by the local First Nations community as Karlu Karlu, then pitch a tent in the campground. Although the Top End will stay humid year-round, we suggest avoiding travel there between October and March as temperatures can soar above 40 degrees.
6. Little Beach Campground (NSW)
If you live in Sydney and are looking for a quick weekend away, Little Beach is just a 90-minute drive from the CBD.
This small cove in Bouddi National Park is the perfect spot to set up camp and enjoy the protected beach, rock pools and the dramatic bushland that hugs the coast.
The Little Beach Campground is part of the national park and has toilet, bbq and picnic table facilities so you’ll have everything you need right at your fingertips. There are only six campsites in the whole campground so make sure you book ahead!
Cost: Little Beach Campground costs around $70 for two nights.
7. Discovery Rottnest Island (WA)
There are plenty of reasons to visit Rottnest Island in Western Australia, but topping the list has got to be your chance to get low and friendly for a selfie with a Quokka! Once you’ve met the furry locals you can get cracking with a number of other fun activities like snorkelling, visiting the lighthouse, hiring a bike, seeing the island by boat, all before resting your head in one of the fab glamping tents at Discovery Rottnest Island.
While we wouldn't necessarily classify camping at Discovery Rottnest Island as roughing it, we simply had to include this incredible spot as one of Australia's most beautiful campsites. Discovery Rottnest Island's luxury eco-tents are nestled on the sand dunes of Pinky Beach and offer breathtaking views across the iconic The Basin.
Cost: Their Standard Tent Sites sleep two and cost around $260 per night while their beachfront eco-tents also sleep two and cost around $510 per night.
8. Kings Canyon Resort (NT)
The Kings Canyon Resort closed at the end of 2021 to make way for some exciting developments to the campground park. The good news? From 17 March 2022, the resort will be back open for business ready to welcome guests to this stunning Northern Territory camping favourite.
Book in for a week of glamping, caravaning or treat yourself to a resort room that sits amongst the breathtaking red dirt and towering canyons that our incredible Northern Territory is famous for.
Cost: A tented site at Kings Canyon Resort costs around $100 for two nights.
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