Secret Camping Spots

HOW TO FIND SECRET CAMPING SPOTS IN AUSTRALIA

Camping is a great way to temporarily escape the city life. Unfortunately, campsites in Australia are usually overflowing with city dwellers in the peak season. If you want a peaceful and tranquil experience, you’ll have to find secret camping spots. This way, you’ll have a slice of the great outdoors all to yourself. However, finding these isolated and secluded locations can be a challenge. To make the process a little bit easier, here’s how to find secret camping spots in Australia.

EXPLORE YOUR SURROUNDINGS

You need to have a penchant for exploring if you want to find secret camping spots. Instead of following the usual routes, you shouldn’t be afraid of going off the beaten path. You don’t really have to travel to remote or far-off locations. There might be a secret camping spot just outside the city that’s been waiting to be discovered.

As you explore your surroundings, you might pass by an unassuming dirt road and not think too much of it. However, if you take a risk and go down that path, it might lead you to a spectacular location. Of course, there are times when you’ll encounter dead ends. Don’t be discouraged as that’s part of the experience. Soldier on and keep on exploring.

POPULAR DESTINATIONS AS A GUIDE

You don’t have to stay away from popular tourist destinations when finding secret camping spots. You’ll likely still want to stay close to the most amazing natural attractions in the region. However, when it comes to setting up camp, you don’t have to head to where everyone else is staying. Usually, campsites that are more accessible and closer to supply points will be the most popular. Just venture off a little bit, and you’ll discover a less busy and unpopulated campsite.

ASK THE LOCALS

Who knows a particular region better than the locals? Don’t hesitate to stop by tourist centres as they have all the information you’ll need when camping in the area. You can also ask the staff about lesser known campsites with amazing landscapes or views. They can even offer directions on how to reach these secret camping spots in Australia.

SEEK FELLOW TRAVELLERS’ ADVICE

Apart from the locals, there’s also value in seeking the advice of fellow travellers. If you encounter other campers — especially if they’re already headed back home — you can easily strike up a conversation and listen to their stories. Apart from that, they can also tell you about which routes to take to find these secret camping spots.

ONLINE RESOURCES

Truthfully, it’s unlikely that you’ll actually be the first one to discover a particular camping spot. Many travellers have come before you and many will come after you. With that said, you can learn a lot about a region by doing research online. You can discover secret — or, at least, not-so-crowded — camping spots, directions on how to get there and some of the activities you can do in the area.

There are many types of camping experiences. While there are some who want to explore the outdoors with as many companions as possible, there are also others who want to camp in solitude. If you’re the latter, you’ll want to find secret camping spots that have yet to be discovered by the masses. These locations will allow you to connect with nature without having to think about other campers. Just follow these tips, and you’ll be on your way to discovering the hidden slices of nature in Australia.

 


 

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Jake Taylor
jake.taylor@dinga.com.au

Jake is a global traveller who has recently called Australia his home again. If he's not travelling, he is writing about it and his experience.