There is something so life-affirming about camping. Sleeping under the stars, the dewy mornings, and hearing things that shuffle around in the night. Most of the enjoyable camping places are off the beaten track. But there are a lot of things that you have to think about when choosing where you are going to camp. Are you up for a challenging drive? Do you want something easy for camper trailers to get to? What about water and power?
Here are a few suggestions:
Northern Territory, Ormiston Gorge
This campsite puts you in one of the most beautiful places, and if you are a keen photographer, the possibility of a dingo might just whet your appetite for this campground. Bring your hiking boots along, and you can enjoy the 7km walk, which is known as one of the best hikes in Australia.
There are a few places where you can nip off for the day too. Ochre Pits, Glen Helen Gorge, and West MacDonnell Range are all worth a look.
Western Australia, Kalbarri
The Kalbarri Tudor Holiday Park is the perfect place to park up and will give you plenty of time to enjoy all of the deep gorges, the wildflowers (that you can see in the springtime), magnificent sandstone cliffs and the Murchison rivers.
Victoria, Croajingolong National Park
This is a secluded but well-placed campsite. You can get your walking boots on and enjoy some beautiful hikes, fishing, canoeing, and boating are all possibilities here. There are places suitable for car camping, but if you are looking for a more remote experience, then there are more options that are aimed for backpackers. There are 5 sites, and you will have to decide on the type of experience that you want. A top tip is to bring your own drinking water.
If you want to soak up many beach vibes as possible, then this is the place for you. There are a considerable amount of sites. Some are suitable for caravans, and others aren't - so make sure you check in advance. You have plenty of amenities here and even a cafe. There are some great walks, scuba diving, and diving tour if you are up for an adventure. You are likely to spot a grey nurse shark here.
Western Australia, Cape Range National Park
Clear crystal-like waters and rocky gorges - both are easily accessible to you from these campgrounds. It is worth noting that none of the sites has power or water, so you are going to need to make provisions for that. This is a great place to go snorkelling, explore Mandu Mandu gorge, and have a whale shark swimming tour.
Pretty much any campsite you choose in Australia will have you surrounded by beautiful beaches, fantastic walks, a lot of wildlife and cool experiences that you can book while there. The main thing to remember when going camping is to pack extra water and a backup power supply - especially if you are heading to a remote campsite.