Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Top Ten Australian Camping Destinations

Camping in Australia can offer beautiful scenery along with your choice of relaxation or adventure; the options are virtually unlimited. From camping along the coast to roughing it in the outback, there are camping destinations for every type of outdoor lover in Australia . Here is our list of the top ten camping destinations in the country.

1. Perth Hills Campsite

If you love hiking, Perth Hills is for you! From bushwalking trails to guided walks through the park, hiking is the most sought after activity in the park. When you get tired of fishing, head to the water and try your hand at fishing or jump in and take a swim.

2. Conto Campground

Pack your bags and head to Conto for a weekend getaway. Explore the lighthouses and caves for truly unique sights. Hiking, fishing and swimming are great activities to participate in during your weekend in the park.

3. Kurrajong Campsite

The Bungle Bungle Range is a favorite site among campers. Over 350 million years old, the towers of the range provide campers with gorges to explore and plenty of photo opportunities. Be sure to pack a pair of hiking shoes!

4. Charlie Moreland Camping

If wildlife is your thing, don’t skip Charlie Moreland! Whether you choose to tour the park by foot, mountain bike, car or horseback, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to see the various birds and animals that call the area home.

5. Burke & Wills Dig Tree Camping Area
Designed around the Dig Tree, the Burke & Willis camping area is located next to Cooper Creek and is pet friendly; a plus for many camp-goers! Hike, fish and explore the area, seeing sights seen by Burke & Willis themselves.

6. Mauka Campground

Covering nearly 70kms of ground, the conservation area is home to an old gold mining town. From beaches to waterfalls, surfing to fishing, the campground is a nature lover’s dream. Be sure to bring along a camera, the photo opportunities are vast!

7. Richardson Beach (Freycinet main) Camping Area
Rock climbers will find Richardson Beach a paradise. With granite boulders, cliffs and walls, rock climbers of every skill level will find a path suitable for themselves and all members of their party. There are hiking and walking opportunities that will keep you busy for days.

8. Wilpena Pound Campground

Aboriginal rock art can be found in abundance at Wilpena Pound. The explorer in you will be delighted with the number of gorges, paths and waterholes available for traversing. Swimming, fishing and hiking make this a perfect campground no matter if you’re bringing along a campervan rental or a tent.

9. Hacks Peninsula Camping Area
There are over 150 species of bird that are native to Hacks Peninsula. Bring along your binochulars and bird guide so you don’t miss a single one! Perch yourself on one of the many boardwalks or take a walk through the wetlands, the choice is yours. Don’t forget your camera; you may see birds you’ll not be able to see in any other part of the country.

10. Snowy River Camping Area
If winter camping is what you desire, look no further than Snowy River . Home to Australia’s tallest mountain, Mt Kosciuszko, outdoor enthusiasts find Snowy River the perfect winter getaway. From skiing to snowboarding, the area boasts all manner of winter sporting opportunities.

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