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3 Pitch a tent in a national park at a specially designated
camping site. In NSW the National Parks and Wildlife Service
has a number of parks, forests and reserves with camping
and/or caravanning facilities in areas close to fantastic natural
and heritage sites, such as the Blue Mountains, Myall Lakes
and New England.
3 Stay in a caravan park. They include a range of
accommodation – modern self-contained cabins, powered
caravan sites and tent sites for camping enthusiasts. Typically
they’re located close to natural and tourist attractions and
offer the relaxed opportunity to socialise with fellow travellers
in pleasant surrounds. Many provide facilities comparable
with resorts. They range from basic to five-star ‘Highway
Hiltons’ and many have facilities such as pools.
3 Discover the wonders of rural and Outback Australia on a
motorhome adventure. Revel in the group camaraderie as
you join in campfire sing-a -longs and outdoor dining
experiences with fellow travellers. There’s lots of laughter
along the way and you’ll make lots of new friends.
3 Camp on a tropical island. Sail through the 74 islands of the
Whitsundays and camp on a different national park island
each night. You’ll spend nights in pristine wilderness under
the stars, while the home comforts on board your boat are
Camping and Caravanning
Camping out under the southern stars is a relaxing and affordable way to see
Australia. Whether you pitch your tent at a campsite, pull into a caravan park,
or take a cabin in a holiday or tourist park, Australia has a wealth of
possibilities in sensational locations.
just metres away. Or sail out from the mainland and camp
on Magnetic Island off Townsville or on Lady Elliott Island.
3 For squeaky-clean impossibly white beaches, crystal-clear
water and getting off the beaten track, head to Lucky Bay
in Esperance, voted one of the country’s best beaches.
The Cape Le Grand National Park is so relaxed even the
kangaroos sunbake on the beach. It’s popular with families,
as well as seasoned European travellers who you’ll find
pitching a tent at the local campground. Relax on the
bay’s more than 5 km of unspoilt pristine beach with
sparkling blue waters.
3 Explore the changing scenery of Victoria’s Great Ocean
Road. Stay at one of a number of caravan and tourist parks
along this stretch of coastline which access the beach and
the Wye or Kennett Rivers, or in tranquil bush settings,
adjoining the Great Otway National Park. Live among native
birds and animals, such as koalas, kookaburras and native
parrots. Visit the glow-worm colony, take a walk in the bush,
go beachcombing, or drop a line in the river. Waterfalls,
wildlife, birds, surf beach and river are all at your doorstep.
3 Join the penguins on the beach at Phillip Island. Cowes
Caravan Park is right on the beach, only 10 minutes by car to
the Penguin Parade. Facing a quiet bay beach with fine sand,
it is the perfect family holiday location, with warm north-
facing shallow water, ideal for swimming, windsurfing,
sailboarding, small yachts, boating, snorkelling and shore-
3 Camp on a secluded bay in Tasmania’s beautiful Tasman
National Park. Explore the spectacular cliff-edged coastal
scenery and bushwalks of Fortescue Bay Fish; boat and
snorkel in the calm waters, drive to nearby pristine silver
beaches pounded by wild surf, more wonderful coastal
walks and fascinating convict ruins.
3 Pitch a tent on the shore of the coral lagoon at Ningaloo
Marine Park, hire a cabin or pull up a caravan. The stunning
coastal setting and pristine waters of WA’s Coral Bay are a
must-see for any camper. Snorkel off deserted beaches
where the beautiful coral reef is just metres from shore.
Sea-kayak the sheltered lagoons of Ningaloo, or take a
romantic walk along your very own beach.
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