Uni Break, Pitching Tents & Fire Pits


Australia’s great outdoors have called to many tourists from the world over, and for good reason. With a stunning array of flora and fauna, and beautiful landscapes in every state, you’d be hard pressed to find a more gorgeous backdrop for your journey back to nature. As residents of this beautiful country, it might be high time we see these stunning views for ourselves. With universities on break, it might just be the best time to get away with some friends and camp out under the stars, enjoying everything that the outback has to offer. With so many places to camp in, how do you choose where to camp? What’s the best area, and what key attractions might you find? Below, camping locations in every state that you can drive to within 3 hours of each capital city. So you can focus more on enjoying the wildlife and the outdoors, as well as your friends’ company, as opposed to being stuck in the car driving for long periods of time!

Canberra, ACT

Micalong Creek Reserve, Wee Jasper

A short 90 minute drive away from the city, with swimming holes, overhanging willow trees, and a dog-friendly campsite, you’ve got everything you need for a relaxing camping trip, coupled with a few walks that feature the beautiful cascades of Micalong Falls.

Cotter Campground, Casuarina Sands

A 20 minute drive from the city, Cotter Campground is the most highly serviced campsite in the ACT. With fishing, swimming, and canoeing opportunities, you’ll definitely have a stress-free trip complete with a scenic drive, too.

Namadgi National Park

These beautiful camping grounds offer fishing, horse riding, mountain biking and hiking trails, and you get to pick between the Orroral Campground, Honeysuckle Campground, or Mt Clear Campground, available for campers of all skill levels. Once there, you can visit the Granite Tors, or the Orroral Valley Tracking Station, which was essential to the Apollo missions!

Sydney, NSW

Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay

3 hours from the city, you’ll find that Booderee National Park will give off the vibe that you’re in the tropical islands, miles away from Australia. With well-maintained facilities, and campsites placed between scribbly gums and banksias, you’ll be in for a beautiful camping trip.

Bouddi National Park, Killcare

Wanting to camp, but wanting to be close to the beach too? An hour and 45 minutes away from the city, Bouddi National Park offers a shore camping experience that offers lots of outdoor activities, such as hiking the 8km Bouddi coastal walk, swimming on the beach, and even just marvelling at the views of the rainforest and the whales, both.

Cockatoo Island

30 minutes from Circular Quay, have a glamping experience with your friends while marvelling at killer views of the Harbour, no matter where you choose to camp!

Brisbane, QLD

Booloumba Creek Campground

Wanting a quiet place to decompress with your friends? Look no further than this campground, with turquoise swimming holes, hectares of nature, and secluded camping spots just approximately 2 hours away from the city.

Cedar Creek Camping, Amamoor Creek

About 2 and a half hours from the city, you’ll find yourself hiking through a bird filled forest, and marvelling at the calm creek that this campsite offers. Just on the edge of town, you’ll find the Gold Mining Museum, so you can have a little history trip, too!

Cylinder Beach

Drive 45 minutes to Cleveland, and take a 45-50 minute ferry ride to North Stradbroke Island, and you’ll find yourself in a glamorous campsite that comes with surfing, stand up paddleboarding, hiking, cycling opportunities, too! And if you’re tired, you can also just lie on the beach and relax the day away.

Hobart, TAS

Richmond Caravan & Cabin

Just 20 minutes away from the city, you’ll find that you have a range of accommodation, from self-contained cabins, to camping and powered sites alike for your needs. You’ll also have a camper’s kitchen, a half size tennis court, games room, and swimming pool, too!

Discovery Parks Mornington Hobart

Only 6kms from Hobart, this is a great camping site that’s still close to home and all its amenities. You can take a gander at Port Arthur, take a cruise down Derwent River, or even cable glide through a forest canopy.

Zeehan Bush Camp

Explore the West Coast and take a look through history in the  West Coast Heritage Centre, and the pioneer cemetery. Channel your adventurous side and explore the Spray Tunnel or  walk Mt Zeehan!

Darwin, NT

Litchfield National Park

1.5 hours away from the city, marvel at Wangi Falls and Walker Creek and enjoy the natural swimming holes galore!

Mary River National Park

Check out the river, local billabongs and monsoon forests in this national park, and get your rest and relaxation before the school term starts again. Shady Camp and Couzen’s Lookout are popular camping spots here!

Perth, WA

Sandy Cape, Jurien Bay

A recreational beach camp 2 hours and 30 minutes away from Perth, you’ll have plenty of water sports to do at Sandy Cape, with its picturesque beaches!

Perth Hills Centre Campground, Beelu National Park

Available for public camping every Friday and Saturday night and every night of the week during WA school holidays, if you’re a first-time camper, this campground will suit you. 

Margaret River Tourist Park

Suiting all styles and budgets, you’ll find easy access to stunning Margaret River views, lovely wineries, and gorgeous trails without breaking the bank!

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