Being a fan of the wilderness, yet working in a stuffy office, the closest I can get to my passion is when I am able to take time off and go tent camping. I have very limited time off each year so it’s important that I am able to make the most of it. There are many areas that are picturesque and beautiful, especially when you are camping out under the stars. Though there are some places that are simply more breathtaking than others, like Australia.
Cape Le Grand National Park is one such place in Australia. This is where the world renowned Lucky Bay is located. It is also known as Australia’s whitest beach, as the sand is as white as snow. This is an untouched and very ecofriendly area, as such they even offer solar heated showers after taking a refreshing dip into the salty ocean. While a gorgeous and tourist friendly place it is certainly not the only place to camp. Snag yourself a car rental through DriveNow to make your way down the coast.
Next up, Cape Range National Park. This parks claim to fame is the Ningaloo Reef, otherwise known as the largest fringing reef on the planet. This location is unique in that you not only enjoy the benefits of the ocean, but the rustic outback as well. After all, this is supposed to be a camping trip.
If you really want to get into the thick of Australia then visit Purnululu National Park. This park is home to the one of the most natural and amazing mountain ranges on Earth, called the Bungle Bungle Range. Interestingly, it took over 350 million years for this range to take shape so don’t miss out.
Let’s step outside the national parks for a moment and visit a more traditional wooded area for our camping needs. Lane Poole Reserve is a nature lovers dream come true. Offering not only camping, but bushwalking, canoeing, and fishing as well. You won’t find a safer area in all of Australia that will get you as close to nature as here.
Last, but certainly not least, is Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park. Not only can you camp here but you can surf as well! There are a variety of other activities offered such as surfing and bird watching. Any trip to Australia wouldn’t be complete without a stop here.