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Australia s best camping
Put the billy on for a camp outing.

Australians are spoilt for choice when it comes to caravan parks and camping spots.

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Most perennial campers have a special spot that they go back to each year, while others like to hit the road and see where it takes them. Here are some places that are well worth a visit:


Whitehaven Beach, QLD
If your perfect camping trip includes squeaky white sand and clear, clean water then you can't get much better than Whitehaven Beach. Its dazzling white, pure silica sands are one of the best-known Whitsunday drawcards.

Campsites are nestled beyond the beach among lowland vine forest and eucalyptus woodland.


Cape Tribulation, QLD
The Cape Tribulation section of Daintree National Park stretches in a narrow strip from the Daintree River in the south to the Bloomfield River in the north. There's absolute beachfront camping in this piece of paradise, the only place where two World Heritage regions meet - Cape Tribulation and the Great Barrier Reef.


Sal Salis, Ningaloo Reef, WA
If you don't feel like pitching the tent yourself then check into this luxury tented camp hidden in the white sand dunes of Cape Range National Park.

The nine spacious tents have comfy beds and ensuite bathrooms. You can spend your days kayaking, snorkelling and hiking. If you visit between late March and late June you have the opportunity to swim with the Whale Sharks at Ningaloo Reef.


Mitchell Falls, Mitchell River National Park, WA
The thundering Mitchell Falls are among the most photographed attractions of the rugged Kimberley region. There are basic camping facilities throughout the Mitchell River National Park and access is by four-wheel drive only.

The flowing falls are a 6km walk from the camping area and when you get there you can take a refreshing dip.


Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay, NSW
If you're looking for a beautiful white beach then look no further than Hyams Beach in Jervis Bay, three hours south of Sydney. Hyams is surrounded by the Booderee National Park, which has three camping grounds: Green Patch, Bristol Point and Cave Beach.

Green Patch is the most accessible camping ground for families and has the most facilities, Bristol Point and Cave Beach take tents only.


Kosciuszko National Park, NSW
The Kosciuszko National Park is Australia's highest national park, covering 690,000 hectares of magnificent alpine terrain. Camping is permitted virtually anywhere in the park and basic facilities, such as pit toilets and fireplaces, are provided in the camp areas.

The closest access point to Mount Kosciuszko is from the top of the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift in Thredbo.

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