The Best Camping in Australia

Looking for the best camping in Australia? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Australia. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top camping spots in and near Australia

  • Binna Burra, Queensland

    Hike Lamington National Park's Coomera River Track

    4.5
    Aim to reach the carpark of the national park just after sunrise as this hike will take you a full day well If you're anything like me and stop to take photos every 30 steps it definitely will!The walk starts off on clearly visible paths that are well worn from the many people who do the half day...
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  • Beech Forest, Victoria

    Explore Beauchamp Falls on the Great Ocean Road

    0.5 mi
    Located between Apollo Bay and the 12 Apostles in Beech Forest, hidden behind a dense array of ferns, is a temperate rainforest.  Containing a high biodiversity and homing many of Australia’s unique flora and fauna, the Otways National Park. Beauchamp Falls offers free dog friendly camping making...
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  • Taggerty, Victoria

    Backpack the Cathedral Ranges

    5.0
    7.5 mi / 3018.4 ft gain
    This is a great hike to introduce yourself to scrambling - most of the first day is up on the ridge.I have indicated below where this can be turned into a day hike, which is what a majority of the people we met on the hike were doing. The first day took us around 5 hours (6 kms) and the second da...
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  • Point Lookout, Queensland

    Camp at Point Lookout

    5.0
    All the camping on the island is through one company, Straddie Camping. There is remote beach camping and also campgrounds. Book ahead. There are also holiday homes and a hotel, if that's your thing. The Point Lookout side of the island is the hotspot of activity. The island can be pretty busy du...
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  • Seal Rocks, New South Wales

    Camp and Surf in Seal Rocks

    5.0
    Just a three-hour, 280km drive north of Sydney is the sleepy town of Seal Rocks. Meandering round the tight bends to the end of the headland, you’ll find yourself a 10-minute walk from the picturesque lighthouse, which offers views up and down the deserted coastline.There is a small holiday park ...
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  • Waterfall, New South Wales

    Hike to Uloola Falls

    3.0
    8.7 mi / 70 ft gain
    The trail begins at the waterfall station commuter car park. Head down the small flight of stairs at the rear of the parking area to the forest where you will find a sign for the hike. Follow the path for 7 KM staying with the signs for Uloola Falls. The path is well cleared and marked. With a fe...
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  • Wilsons Promontory, Victoria

    Backpack Wilson's Promontory

    4.5
    34.4 mi / 5446.2 ft gain
    Wilson's Promontory, or "The Prom," is one of the most famous walks in Victoria, just 3.5 hours drive outside of Melbourne. The park has diverse wildlife, including kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, emus, wombats, enchiladas, and possums. Make sure to also keep a lookout for snakes, which love to sun...
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  • Kanangra Walls Lookout, New South Wales

    Catch the Sunrise at Kanangra Walls

    0.6 mi / 65.6 ft gain
    The Drive Kanangra Walls is a 220km drive from Sydney. Expect to take 3 1/2 hours + add some time for a pit stop. The easiest way to navigate here is to use your GPS and head for Boyd River Campground. This will take you along the Great Western Highway through the Blue Mountains til you reach the...
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  • Lorne, Victoria

    Backpack from Sheoak Falls to Sharps Track Camping Area

    6.8 mi / 656.2 ft gain
    The Otways National Park sits right on the Great Ocean Road, a stunning, lush park with lots of amazing tracks to explore. This track takes you through dense trees and walks along several stunning waterfalls.  Day One (4.8km) From Sheoak car park, follow the track up the hill towards Sheoak Falls...
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  • Noosa North Shore Beach Campground, Queensland

    Weekend Getaway to Double Island Point

    Starting in Tewantin, a mere two hour drive north of Brisbane on the outskirts of Noosa, drive north on Moorindil St. onto a barge which takes you across the Noosa River, delivering you a short 2 miles from the beginning of your adventure! After driving off the barge follow Maximillian Road and a...
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  • Halls Gap, Victoria

    Backpack to Bugiga Hikers Camp

    5.0
    10.7 mi / 2755.9 ft gain
    Starting in the town of Halls Gap, leave your car in the car park indicated on the map. From here, make your way west, away from the town and towards the forest. You will walk past the botanical gardens and wild kangaroos to the start of the trail. At the start of the trailhead, there is a fork. ...
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  • Moollattoo, New South Wales

    Canoe The Shoalhaven Gorge from the Tallowa Dam

    Even though the Shoalhaven Gorge is only about 120km from Sydney, it's a remarkable, rugged and remote adventure for those wanting a unique weekend away. Part of the Morton National Park, The Shoalhaven Gorge features stunning vaulting cliffs and remarkable pockets of rainforest that line the rug...
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  • Tawonga, Victoria

    Backpack Mt Bogong

    5.0
    17.1 mi / 4219.2 ft gain
    Mt Bogong sits at 1,986m and takes the crown for the highest peak in Victoria and 8th highest in Australia. The views both on the way up and at the top are amazing, especially once you pass the tree line. This hike is not only challenging because of its length and steepness nearing the top, but l...
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  • Esk, New South Wales

    Camp at Black Rocks Campground

    3.0
    This is a great place to explore - the beach is quite large and has some beautiful places to watch the waves or jump in. There are also lots of walks such as the 8km Jerusalem Creek Walk, which you can find instructions for in the link below:  http://www.nationalparks.nsw.g... Make sure to book a...
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  • Iguana Creek, Victoria

    Backpack Mitchell River

    5.0
    23.6 mi / 4986.9 ft gain
    The thing I loved the most about this hike is how isolated it was. It may have been the time of year, but in the spring I saw no one else on the trail for two days, though I did see snakes, monitors, kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, and many birds. Given it was springtime, the forest was full of wi...
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  • Freycinet, Tasmania

    Backpack Freycinet National Park Circuit

    5.0
    18.1 mi / 2690.3 ft gain
    We saw a significant amount of wildlife on this walk, so keep your eyes peeled! Wildlife that we saw included wallabies, dolphins, manta rays, and lots of beautiful birds. Also seen here are wombats, fairy penguins, and possums (though we missed these).The four day circuit can be made harder if y...
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