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Camping is a popular activity for many Australians. The cooler months are a great time to explore camping destinations around rivers, rainforests, and mountains. Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or new to camping, setting up campfires and stargazing in the crisp winter air is an entirely unparalleled experience.
Want to make this winter memorable? Here are more locations we recommend visiting this winter season.
1. Macedon Ranges, Victoria
Macedon Ranges is a camping ground where you can connect with nature and indulge in spa treatments, while enjoying a cozy getaway from the big city. Only one hour away from Melbourne, Macedon Ranges is a well-known vibrant and tranquil camping spot; a place to rejuvenate.
Be dazzled by the abundance of beautiful heritage gardens and lush forests. When visiting during winter, you may even stop and witness snow falling on the rooftops. For outdoor activities, we recommend visiting Reginal Park, Hanging Rock, Mt. Macedon, and Mount Towrang Vineyard or Mount Macedon Winery for a cellar door adventure.
If you have your own home on wheels, this is a place to go! Macedon Ranges have several caravan parks equipped with cabins, campsites as well as laundry, BBQ and other great facilities.
2. Snowy Mountains, New South Wales
The home of Australia’s highest peak is Snowy Mountains. At this adventure winter wonderland, you will be sure to enjoy fantastic skiing and snowboarding, snow music festivals, and mulled wine tasting.
During the day you can visit the well-known Ski Resorts Thredbo, Perisher, and Charolle Pass while gazing at the stars and scheduled light shows by night.
Be sure to visit our favourite campgrounds: Pinch River, Yolde, Kosciuszko Tourist Park, Bombala Caravan Park, or Yarrangobilly Village Campground.
You can explore the wilderness and hiking trails and enjoy the natural splendour of NSW. For adventurous families unphased by frosty temperatures, Snowy Mountains is a perfect winter camp spot.
3. Margaret River Region, Western Australia
Margaret River is an amazing place to visit during winter. With its surrounding areas, you can immerse yourself in outdoor, indoor, and even underground attractions.
Known for its opulent landscapes, you’ll be sure to feast your eyes on towering forests, pristine coastlines, and spectacular limestone caves that lay right beneath the surface of Leeuwin Naturaliste Ridge.
Our top activities at Margaret River for individual travellers, groups, and kids include visiting Cape to Cape Walk Track, Mammoth Cave, Cape Mentelle Vineyards, Eagles Heritage Raptor Wildlife Centre, and Leeuwin Estate.
Camping spots are plentiful and picturesque in the Margaret River Region. From outdoor activities to top-notch wineries and serene beaches, this location is a go-to for a winter vacation.
4. Mount Remarkable National Park, South Australia
During the cooler seasons, we highly recommend immersing yourself in the amazing beauty of Mount Remarkable National Park. Mount Remarkable National Park has thriving vegetation, diverse animal wildlife and campgrounds with fantastic facilities, ideal for families.
The park is well-known for the popular bushwalk trails for all ages and abilities, and the fantastic view from Mount Remarkable that presides over the Willochara Plain and looks out to the Spencer Gulf.
5. Wollomombi Falls, New South Wales
Wollomombi Falls is one of Australia’s opulent natural beauty. The falls reside inside the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park in NSW and are a UNESCO recognised site – a definite must-see! Whether you are visiting for an overnight stay or the weekend, this region is great for bird watching and gives travellers a chance to admire the spectacular gorges and dramatic undulating landscapes.
It is located less than one kilometre south of the Wollomombi Village with local indoor attractions, restaurants, and local shops. This force of nature will make you hungry for adventure. You can also explore the Chandler Walking Track or Wollomombi Walking Track with a family and pet-friendly picnic area.
Winter is the perfect time to visit Wollomombi Falls, you will be feasting your eyes on one of Australia’s spectacular natural sites.