Bay of Fires Tasmania
Bay of Fires Tasmania

10 Best Camp spots in Australia

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Bay of fires Tasmania

Bay of Fires is one of the most beautiful low cost camping spots locations in Tasmania. Tasmanians have flocked to the Bay of Fires over Christmas, Easter, long-weekends and on school holidays to soak up the beauty of the area including the white sand and azure sea. You are more than likely to have these sun-drenched ocean beaches and secret coves all to yourself many times during the year. You will need to take your own firewood and water. Best time to go is November to April. Small charge for camping

A wide range of activities including camping, beach activities, boating, bird watching, fishing, swimming, surfing and walking.

St Helens is only a short drive away, where you can buy food, petrol and showers at council operated facilities. Please remember that dogs are not allowed in national parks and most reserves. Details go to www.parks.tas.gov.au

Myrtle Park Targa- Tasmania

Myrtle Park, Targa, Tasmania.
Myrtle Park, Targa, Tasmania.

A very pretty camping area that is set alongside the St Patricks River which boasts to have trout and platypus. They offer unpowered sites and good amenities, and is suitable for large caravans, motorhomes and big rigs. Located in the small town of Targa Half way between Launceston and Scottsdale on the Tasman Hwy (A3). Bookings are recommended for those wanting to reserve a site with a fireplace. Free hot showers, free electric barbecue. Phone: 0363993368. Cost from $10 per person per night. Located at 38250 Tasman Hwy, Targa TAS 7259.

Wangi Falls Campground - Litchfield National Park-Northern Territory

Wangi Falls, Litchfield National Park NT
Wangi Falls, Litchfield National Park NT

Not a free camp but very cheap fees. Wangi Falls Campground is one of six campgrounds located within the Litchfield National Park. Non powered caravan camping sites are only available at Wangi Falls. 4WD camping areas (dry season only) are at Tjaynera Falls (Sandy Creek), Surprise Creek Falls and downstream from Florence Falls. Walk-in camping sites are available along Walker Creek (dry season only).

Litchfield National Park is an aesthetically stunning landscape, shaped by water and time, culturally rich and steeped in history. Come and explore the thundering falls, the walking tracks, rainforest pockets, historic sites, the intriguing magnetic termite mounds, pandanus-lined pools and 4WD tracks.

This Park is spectacular at any time, though most 4WD tracks are closed during the wet season.

Camping Fee per night: Adults: $6.60. Bookings are essential.

There are many camping areas located throughout the Park, as well as picnic areas and bushwalking tracks. Some waterholes are safe to swim in.

Generators are not permitted in Litchfield National Park. Swim only where recommended, observe warning signs. Pets are not permitted. Check access by calling 0889760282 and go to www.nt.gov.au/leisure/parks-reserves for details.

Daly Waters Pub - Northern Territory

Daly Waters Pub.
Daly Waters Pub.

This is a must stop Outback Pub. A lot of fun in the middle of nowhere. The beef 'n' barra barbie every night between April and October is to die for, It is so popular that you need to book. Free entertainment nightly. Accommodation available Powered Camping Site with Prices starting from $16 per person per night.

Located Stuart St, Daly Waters, Northern Territory. If you are travelling south from Darwin approx. 600kms. Turn right off the Stuart Highway 3kms to the pub. Travelling north from Alice Springs approx 900kms. Turn left off the Stuart Highway. Phone: 08 89759927, email dalywaterspub@bigpond.com or go to www.dalywaterspub.com

Bitter Springs Elsey National Park - Northern Territory

Bitter Springs, Mataranka NT.
Bitter Springs, Mataranka NT.

The beauty of these springs will surprise you. Discovered by surveyors for the Overland Telegraph Line in the latter part of the nineteenth century, the Bitter Springs are located two kilometres from Mataranka in the Katherine region. Set amongst palms and tropical woodlands in the Elsey National Park, these spring-fed thermal pools are an ideal place to relax and unwind after a long drive, or while exploring the national park. There is a short loop walk available at Bitter Springs. Open all year round, but roads may close during the Wet Season due to flooding.

Non-powered campsites are available at Jalmurark campground. Phone: (08) 8975 4560. There are also privately run campgrounds near the park. Located Martin Road, Mataranka.

Roebuck Bay Broome - Western Australia

Roebuck Bay, Broome , Western Australia
Roebuck Bay, Broome , Western Australia

Roebuck Bay Caravan Park enjoys an idyllic location with uninterrupted views over Roebuck Bay. Roebuck Bay Caravan Park is not what you would call a low-cost park with fees for a small powered site stating around $36, but it is the most popular park in Broome and is located right on Town Beach Roebuck Bay. A shady grassed park, with a range of accommodation powered and unpowered sites. The park is the closest to Broome township and handy to shops, a variety of restaurants and entertainment. Broome simply oozes with colour.

Broome is Western Australia's secret getaway - right on the Indian Ocean's doorstep and the gateway to Australia's last frontier of pristine wilderness - the Kimberley. The colours and moods of Broome will capture your soul and you will never want to leave. View the "Staircase To The Moon" from your front doorstep. Contact details 08 9192 1366.

Palm Cove Holiday Park - North Queensland

Palm Cove  is one of the best locations for a camp.
Palm Cove is one of the best locations for a camp.

Only metres from the beach in a beautiful location with state of the art facilities to make your stay all the more enjoyable. Pet Friendly. Reasonably priced at $29 without power a night with specials available. I think this is a real bargain for such a wonderful location. You can walk to restaurants and shops. Located at 149 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove QLD. For details contact 07 4055 3824 or email info@palmcovehp.com.au.

Genoa Campground -Victoria

Genoa Rest area free camp.
Genoa Rest area free camp.

Genoa Rest Area is located at the bank of Genoa River with site suitable to caravans, motorhomes, and big rigs. The area is large and grassy with accessible amenities and has lots of large trees for shade. Genoa River is 14km West of the Victoria/NSW border on the Princes highway. The Genoa Campground is located on the old Princes Highway (4 Park Road) just North of the Genoa River bridge.

There is no charge for the use of this facility, however, donations are requested to upkeep the area.

Genoa Peak Walk, climb to the top of Genoa Peak to enjoy superb views over the Croajingolong wilderness coastline, Gabo Island and the Mallacoota Lakes.

Berry Showground Campsite Berry - NSW

Berry Showground low cost camp.
Berry Showground low cost camp.

Berry is lucky to have one of the best showgrounds in New South Wales. With its superb well-maintained lawns, shady areas and many historic buildings on site, it is a fantastic place for tent, trailer or caravan camping. Pet Friendly.

The grounds are open all year round except for two weeks before the great Berry Show on the first weekend of February. The railway station is immediately behind the Showground so you can catch the train up to Sydney for the day and leave the vehicle at the Showground. Tent campers are very welcome too.

The village of Berry is only a two-minute easy walk away and mostly under shady trees. The most fantastic thing about Berry Showground is that you are not very far away from anything the beach, the mountains, shopping centres and vineyards! Rates Unpowered sites are $10 per person per night and Powered sites are $13 per person per night.

Located at 35 Alexandra Street, Berry NSW 2535 Phone 0427605200.

Inskip Point Camping Ground - Rainbow Beach SE Queensland

Inskip Point, Rainbow Beach QLD.
Inskip Point, Rainbow Beach QLD.

Enjoy the beauty of Inskip Point Camping Ground which is located opposite the southern tip of World Heritage Fraser Island. The Pacific Ocean is on the eastern side and the Great Sandy Strait is on the western side. Inskip Point Camping Ground is a nature-based recreational area.

When camping at Inskip point, you have FOUR camping site options.

  • MV Sarawak campground - 2WD access
  • SS Dorrigo campground - 2WD access but 4WD access recommended
  • MV Natone campground - 4WD access only
  • MV Beagle campground - 4WD access only

Fishing, swimming and the beautiful township of Rainbow Beach is minutes away. Visit Carlo Sand Blow drive on the Beach in your 4WD. All Inskip Point Camping Grounds require valid camping permits. You can obtain these camping permits by: booking Online - www.nprsr.qld.gov.au or by call 137468 booking in person at number of locations in Rainbow Beach Cost for an Adult $6.15 per person per night. 

 



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