Camping adventures are one of the best ways to get out and about and explore our amazing backyard. There are so many fantastic sites to visit that you could be camping next to a waterfall one day and setting up in The Outback the next.
Every camping enthusiast is going to have at least one favourite spot that they visit regularly.
In this article, we’re going to reveal to you 7 well-kept secrets that are perfect out-of-the-way havens without the big crowds. If you want to visit some of the less travelled roads and experience stunning spots you didn’t know existed, we have you covered. Take a look at our 7 stunning camping spots you probably haven’t been to.
1. Burbie Camp, Warrumbungle National Park, New South Wales
Burbie Camp is an easily accessible yet isolated camping spot that is located in the Warrumbungle National Park. It’s a walk-in-only campground, however, it’s only a 3km hike making it accessible for most people.
The camping spot itself offers only basic facilities, with a spot for a wood-fired barbecue and a tap of untreated spring water so you will need to carry in anything else you’ll need for your visit. However, this is perfect for those people who are looking to disconnect from modern life and be surrounded by nature. It’s common to encounter wallabies around your campsite and see wedge-tailed eagles in the sky.
2. Kalgan’s Pool, Western Australia
Located 1238 km from Perth, the drive to Kalgan’s Pool is just part of your camping adventure. A lot of the roads near the campground are rocky, featuring a number of creek crossings so be sure to make sure your 4WD is up to the task.
The remote camping spot offers plenty of space to set up camp near Kalgan’s Pool, a watering hole that is the perfect spot for a swim after such a long and dusty drive. The closest town is at least a 1.5-hour drive away so you’ll likely be surrounded by nothing but nature and wildlife.
3. Haunted Stream, Victoria
If you’re on the hunt for a great campground where you can also get some solid 4WDing in as well then Haunted Stream should be at the top of your list of must-visit campgrounds.
At just 17km long, the Haunted Stream track will take longer than expected to make it to your camp for the evening. You’ll cross the stream a number of times, so be sure to have a high-clearance 4WD if you’re going to visit. The hard drive means that the camping spot is often vacant and just waiting for the intrepid soul to visit.
The campgrounds are fairly basic so be sure to bring along anything you might need to enjoy an evening surrounded by the Victorian High country.
4. Emu Lake Campground, Kinchega National Park, New South Wales
Emu Lake is the perfect spot if you’re wanting to get out and experience some of the magic of The Outback. Expect to encounter any number of emu while camping as you’ll be deep in the Kinchega National Park where emu roam in vast numbers.
If you’re looking for a sense of being surrounded by nature, this is the perfect camping spot to visit. You’ll be surrounded by a vast array of native wildlife and the beauty that is Kinchega National Park. The camping spot offers a few facilities such as drop toilets, barbecue pits and picnic tables for you to kick back and relax.
5. North Zoe Bay, Queensland
If you’re looking for a real challenge and a camping spot that is well off the beaten track, you can’t go wrong with North Zoe bay on the eastern side of Hinchinbrook Island. This stunning camping spot is only accessible via sea kayak or canoe.
You can spend your day swimming in the beautifully warm waters of the bay or exploring the island via any of the numerous hiking tracks scattered around. You’ll need to bring your food and water in as the only facilities at the campgrounds are drop toilets.
6. Lake Gairdner, South Australia
Lake Gairdner is a spectacular camping spot to visit. As Australia’s third largest salt lake, you can’t help but be wowed by the bright white sand surrounded by red foothills for a striking contrast that is sure to stay firmly in your memories.
The camping grounds are located on the western side of the lake off Kingooya Road, just metres from the stunning dry salt lake. There are no facilities located at this free camping ground, however, the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape makes it more than worth a visit. This is a fairly remote campground, however, that remoteness leads to some gorgeous nighttime stargazing from the comfort of your camp.
7. Sealers Cove, Wilson’s Promontory National Park, Victoria
If you’re looking for a campground where you can enjoy the golden sands and clear waters, then Sealers Cove is perfect. Located on the Eastern side of Wilson’s Promontory, Sealers Cove is an easy 10km hike from the Telegraph Saddle trailhead. Sheltered from most winds, the gorgeous cove is a stunning spot to spend a few nights away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Don’t forget to carry in all food and drinking water for your stay as there are no taps on site. You will require a permit to stay at this camp spot so be sure to book this ahead of time.
8. Rosedale Venue & Camping, Delaneys Creek, Queensland
With plenty of past camping adventures and destinations we have visited, Rosedale was definitely one to remember! From our first enquiry until departure, we were given a 10/10 service & experience!
As well as being a pet-friendly venue, Rosedale Venue had a few hidden gems! One of which included a beautiful campfire setting at the top of the property near the homestead. Where you could overlook the landscape and across to the Glass House Mountains, the most picturesque view! Particularly at sunset with the campfire lit and complimentary blankets on a chilly evening!
Take the roads less travelled
Australia boasts a huge variety of unique and less travelled camping spots that you will undoubtedly fall in love with. From secret beach coves or bays to salt lakes and The Outback, there are so many spots that are well-kept secrets.
The next time you go camping why not get off the beaten track and visit some of these campgrounds. It’s the perfect way to experience more of what Australia has to offer.
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