Tenting, Caravaning, Glamping or Under the Open Sky; Find Balance in Nature Tenting, Caravaning, Glamping or Under the Open Sky; Find Balance in Nature

Tenting, Caravaning, Glamping or Under the Open Sky; Find Balance in Nature

We took nearly 14 million camping trips last year. That is a record. Caravaning, tenting, hiking, or by 4×4; we love to commune in nature and our nation has excellent country for it. From bare sites on a remote beach to fully prepared sites with a chef, camping is no trend in Australia, it’s a way of life.

This industry is projected to grow as Australia is an outdoor country. We surged to get outside after lockdowns and internal tourism blossomed again. Don’t forget to pack your sleeping bags, eskie, lantern, binoculars, and bring plenty of water. Here are a few excellent, inexpensive camping destinations for your consideration.

  • If you’re in VIC and looking for a stunning free site, make your way over to Refuge Cove in Wilson’s Promontory. There is only one way to hike to the secluded sites.
  • In TAS, the island of Maria is a wonderland for hiking that is challenging to get to. Less than easy access keeps mass tourists from inundating the peaceful campsites that are only $7.
  • Rolling down the Stuart Highway you’ll find the outback location many Aussies visit called Devils Marbles. This conservation reserve is popular due to the massive round boulders that change colour with different angles of the Sun. A site is $3.50
  • 4×4 sites come with a fee, but the 20 free sites are The Poplars Campground fill up quickly. Nojee on the Loch River is an old timber town with a beautiful forest.
  • Walk-in sites are $36 and close to parking at Green Patch camping in Booderee National Park at Jervis Bay. There are many amenities provided in the park. Mother Nature gives us excellent swimming, snorkelling, fishing, hiking, and cycling.
  • With the few amenities that nature offers the 25 unpowered sites at Johanna Beach on the Great Ocean Road, VIC are raw and secluded nature for $14/50.
  • Main and Flinders beaches in Queensland are popular, but Cylinder Beach is the spot to stop. Excellent sun, surf, and shaded campsites await you at this well-protected coastline.
  • For the ultimate in isolated camping, join Scamper Camping Connections in the Whitsundays. They will take you to your secluded island beach and deposit you there with all the needed supplies. You can enjoy nature alone from $69pp.

Check with your destination to verify amenities. Pack the equipment and supplies to suit the site you choose. Don’t stress on the traffic, there won’t be any at the site. We belong in nature. That is why it feels so right to be out in it.

Take this time to disconnect from technology. Leave it all in the console and lock the car. Focus on your relationships with each other and the world we live in. Let the memory of city life dissolve as you soak in a long bath of the outdoors.