Camping is one of the best activities in Australia, with its beautiful locations and sunny climate. If you’re looking for somewhere to escape this Easter long weekend, but want to avoid the crowds and crowded spaces, then this list of our favourite secret campsites might just offer the perfect solution.
Located in Jervis Bay, NSW, Honeymoon Bay campsite is run on a first-come first-serve basis, and is one of the most beautiful places to pitch a tent. It’s an amazing rustic bush camping experience set on the edge of a small sheltered bay. Snorkel, swim and paddle the day away in this stunning location before returning to your campground for a full night’s rest.
Just over two hours from Melbourne, Nillaware is a 200 acre farm producing beef cattle. The property offers several spacious sites, meaning you can enjoy the serenity and open landscape without being surrounded by other campers. The site also hosts summit and waterfall hikes, fishing, farm tours, and animal feeding, meaning there’s fun for the whole family. What are you waiting for? Get booking.
Booloumba Creek Campground
Located under the canopies approximately two hours from Brisbane, there’s so much space at Booloumba Creek Campground that you’re guaranteed to find your own secluded spot. Not only is it rich with native flora and fauna, but visitors also have access to a stunning turquoise swimming hole. And, for the more adventurous, you can sign up for the four-day 56-kilometer Conondale Range Great Walk.
If you’re looking for a family holiday packed full of activities such as bushwalking, snorkeling and kayaking, then Cockle Creek is the perfect place for you. Located in the Southwest National Park, Tasmania, stay at the Bolton Green campground for spacious sites with stunning views. Plus, you can discover the rich history of the area. There’s plenty of Indigenous sites, abandoned tramways and ruins just waiting to be explored.
Karijini National Park
With breathtaking backdrops and natural beauty, this site located in Western Australia is truly one of a kind. Stay at Karijini eco retreat, which offers glamping options to make your stay under the stars more elegant. Spacious tents, comfortable beds, and furniture are guaranteed to make you feel at home. Or, take the traditional approach, and pitch your own tent. Either way, with surrounding sites such as Fortescue Falls, you may never want to leave.
Found in the Macdonnell Ranges just outside of Alice Springs, Redbank Gorge is a stunning chasm that’s home to many threatened animal and plant species. Choose between the Ridgeland or Woodtop camping areas. While only Woodland has free gas BBQs, both sites offer fire pits and picnic tables for all your camp dinner needs. The gorge also has a near permanent waterhole for swimming. But be careful, temperatures can get so freezing that it’s dangerous to splash around for too long.
Namadgi National Park
If horse riding and mountain biking is your thing, then head to Namadgi National Park in the ACT. You can stay at the Orroral Campground, a traditional tent site where kids under the age of 15 can stay for free. Plus, check out the Orroral tracking station to learn about the fascinating history of the area.
Stay at Wilpena Pound, an amazing campsite located in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia. Nestled amongst the hills, this free campground offers both powered and unpowered sites. From a nearby airstrip, visitors can also take a scenic flight to fully appreciate the landscape, before washing it down with a meal at the site’s friendly restaurant.
Loved the look of these secret campsites and want to discover more? Why not check out the best campsites in Tasmania, or where to pitch a tent in Port Augusta?