Get ready to plan your next winter adventure with a range of excellent camping spots to include in your next getaway.
Think that camping is just for summer time? Think again! With an incredible array of campsites with facilities to keep you entertained year-round, there are many ways to enjoy a winter getaway.
Here are some of our favourite campsites across Australia which can’t be missed.
Thunderbird Park, Queensland
Thunderbird Park is nestled along the boundary of Tamborine National Park that stretches across 112 hectares of subtropical rainforest with lush palm groves and open eucalypt forest with grassy understories.
With both powered and unpowered sites, the campsite also boasts fire pits for each site which are excellent for toasting marshmallows on cold winter nights. Wood can even be purchased on site, meaning you’re never caught short.
Other facilities include a restaurant and lounge bar, a rainforest trail, rock pools and a food kiosk.
Wilpena Pound Resort, South Australia
Wilpena Pound Resort is located in Adnyamathanha Country at the Ikara Flinders Ranges National Park, 430km north of Adelaide. It’s an incredible landscape dating back 800 million years.
Guests in the area can experience breathtaking flights over the ranges, Aboriginal Cultural Tours and even go bush in 4WD tours. You’re sure to be impressed by the breathtaking scenery and local Yara culture.
Cumberland River, Victoria
Beachside resorts in wintertime can offer beautiful vistas and a more relaxed vibe to the summertime hubbub. Cumberland River Holiday Park is a family-friendly campsite right on the iconic Great Ocean Road, just next to the Cumberland River.
Pack your wetsuit and get ready for some ocean fun, such as surfing or a dip! Guests at this campground also love to make the most of the neighbouring national park for hikes and the trout and rock fishing available on the river.
Cape Range National Park, Western Australia
Located adjacent to Ningaloo Marine Park, Cape Range National Park boasts spectacular rocky gorges and a beautiful coastline. There are eleven campsites along the coast – and whilst they’re usually in extremely high demand in summer, you can snap them up much more easily in the winter months.
There is much to see in the national park – don’t miss a boat trip on the Yardie Creek, a tranquil gorge which features much wildlife. Turquoise Bay is also a must-visit, featuring crystal clear waters perfect for swimming and snorkelling. However, do be aware of strong currents which can occur – novice swimmers are encouraged to seek a guide.