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QUICK GUIDE TO 10 CAMPING FRIENDLY BEACHES AROUND AUSTRALIA

When you think of camping in Australia, a picture of a couple of tents around a fire on the beach must be a classic image. Because we care about the environment, it is not that easy to do it unless you go so far away no one can catch you. Thankfully, camping friendly beaches do exist. Here is a look at our top picks.

GUNN POINT NT

If you really want to get a taste of Australia all to yourself, Gunn Point is the perfect choice. It’s popular with fishos, hikers and campers. There’s no charge for absolutely no facilities at all. That’s what makes this beach camping area so perfect.

FLINDERS BEACH, NORTH STRADBROKE ISLAND QLD

Flinders Beach is so long there is plenty of space to camp among 12 camping spots. Only 12 groups can camp at any time. You’ll get to experience the best of Australia’s white beaches under the stars. Camping fees and a 4WD permit is required.

FIVE ROCKS CAMPING AREA, BYFIELD NATIONAL PARK QLD

This is another camping area you will need a decent 4WD to reach at low tide. Bookings are required but they don’t charge fees. It’s a camping area and not a campsite with basic facilities including cold showers, composting toilets and tables.

NOOSA NORTH SHORE BEACH CAMPGROUND, COOLOOLA COAST QLD

If you want to get away from the yuppie side of Noosa, the Noosa North Shore Beach Campground is for you. It’s perfect for those looking for a bit of bushwalking, fishing, surfing and camping on coloured sands.

PEBBLY BEACH, YURAYGIR NATIONAL PARK NSW

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If you don’t mind a beach with only 60 campsites, you’ll just love Pebbly Beach. You’ll need a 4WD drive to get there along the beach at low tide and you will be cut off from the rest of the world at high tide. Not surprisingly the beach has pebbly sand. Campsite fees apply.

CAVES BEACH, BOODEREE NATIONAL PARK NSW

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Booderee National Park at Jervis Bay is considered one of the best beach camping spots in Australia. It’s even got an excellent reputation for fishing. Park and camping fees apply.

PARADISE BEACH, GIPPSLAND LAKES COASTAL PARK VIC

This place is considered paradise by all those who visit. There is not much in the way of facilities so you will need to be prepared for bush camping while having access to loads of extra activities, including fishing, kayaking, surfing and even horse riding. Permits and fees apply.

NEWLAND HEAD CONSERVATION PARK, FLEURIEU PENINSULA SA

Camp knowing these waters have very strong rips. It’s more suited to hiking, bushwalking, fishing and wildlife watching. Camping fees apply.

ISAAC POINT, FRIENDLY BEACHES, FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK TAS

This is another very basic camping area located on miles of empty beach. You will need to bring everything you need yourself. Camping is free but you will need to arrange in advance. A ballot system is used over Easter and Christmas.

NED’S CAMP, CAPE RANGE NATIONAL PARK WA

If you looking for camping, fishing, boating and hiking in the one spot, Cape Range National Park is for you. Park entry and campsite fees apply to stay in this small campsite among sand dunes.

LUCKY BAY, CAPE LE GRAND NATIONAL PARK WA

This is camping with all the frills on the most beautiful beaches in Australia. They have facilities including running water and barbeques. Park entry and camping fees apply when staying in this extremely remote location.

 


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Jackson Williams
jacksonw@dinga.com.au

Jackson Williams has been fishing around Australia for 20 years and loves his home region of far north Queensland.