Imagine warm pleasant nights beneath a star-studded sky.
Long hot days soaking up the summer sunshine and exploring the great outdoors in all its beauty.
With summer on the horizon, it may have you daydreaming about going on a summer holiday, no more working for a week or two.
To help fuel your imagination, we’ve put together a list of 5 incredible camping holiday destinations around Australia.
This picturesque New South Wales south coast town is the perfect camping holiday destination for salty sea vibes and fun in the sun.
Situated on the sparkling Sapphire Coast, rugged beaches and peaceful coastal lakes await.
There are water sports on offer for the adventurous at heart; whale watching, an aquarium and wildlife sanctuary for animal lovers. Or simply chill out on Merimbula’s Main Beach and enjoy the pristine blue ocean while you dip your toes in the sand.
Where to stay: NRMA Merimbula Beach Holiday Resort
For breathtaking rugged coasts and epic scenes of nature at its finest, head to Bruny Island.
A trip to this part of the world wouldn’t be complete without an Insta-worthy selfie at The Neck and Truganini Lookout, which connects the north and south ends of Bruny Island.
Ascend the spiral staircase of the heritage-listed Cape Bruny Lighthouse and take in the wild views of the coastline, get lost on one of the beach or foreshore walks, or watch the penguin parade.
If you’re a foodie, prepare to be spoiled. From raspberry and oyster farms, to cheese, chocolate, and locally produced honey, there are plenty of options to tantalise the tastebuds on Bruny Island.
Where to stay: The Neck Camping Area Bruny Island
Situated just north of Yeppoon in Queensland, Byfield National Park is a ripper camping spot.
Head to the Upper Stony Campground and set up tent next to a waterhole against the backdrop of the stunning national park. Take a bush walk, have a dip in the creek or do some birdwatching if that’s your thing.
Prefer the idea of beach camping? Nine Mile Beach has several camping areas nestled in the foredunes, so pitch your tent and let the sounds of the ocean lull you to sleep.
If you love a good red, you’ll love Coonawarra. Located in the heart of South Australia’s Limestone Coast, Coonawarra is known as Australia’s red wine centre, and cellar doors abound here offering delicious drops and more.
Enjoy a private wine tasting, have a go at making your own blend or try a pasta-making cooking class. There are loads of activities on offer.
Bellwether winery is a great spot for those looking for more of a glamping getaway. Soak up the magic of your lantern-lit bell tent while knowing all those creature comforts are nearby, including a claw foot bath. Campsites are also available.
Where to stay: Bellwether Campground
Situated 60km north of Katherine on the lands of the Jawoyn people, Leliyn (Edith Falls) in Nitmiluk National Park is the kind of postcard-perfect location that won’t disappoint.
Featuring picturesque waterfalls and sublime swimming areas, there’s ample opportunity to cool of from the summer heat at Leliyn. Explore one of the walking trails and take in all that this national park has to offer.
Where to stay: Leliyn Campground
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