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Find a camp site in Australia

The aim of this site is to provide a resource for people who like to experience the Australian bush by immersing themselves in nature. It is based mostly on my own travels around Australia over the last 20 or so years. Wherever possible, I have included photos and descriptions of the camp sites, as well as links to the park (National Park, State Forest etc) that they are in.

How to use the search

The search is fairly simple. Just enter the town you would like to go camping near and a search radius. This will bring back a map of all the campsites and parks within that distance. Please note that the search radius is “as the crow flies”, NOT the distance by road.

The list of campsites and National Parks on the left will remain as you browse, and the park or campsite you are in will be highlighted.

How accurate is the information?

As accurate as I can make it, but please verify information before you head out with the car packed. The purpose of the site is to help people identify campsites that they might like to visit, not to be a definitive resource. Most of the information on this site is my own observations; however I have cross referenced other online sources for things like fees. If you notice an error, or have additional information you would like to see included, please let me know.

Can I add a campsite?

I have recently included the option for registered users to add campsites. There are some great new sites going in almost everyday. Thanks to everyone who has submitted sites so far, it is really helping to flesh out the database

To add a campsites, simply register via the link in the top right, and then you can suggest a campsite from the "My Camps" menu.

What you won’t find on this site.

Lists of caravan parks and road side rest areas to park your 5th wheeler for free. Some of the campgrounds listed may be caravan suitable though. I have included places that I have visited, or am planning to visit so it is unlikely that a gravel stock pile on the side of the Highway is going to be there.

Do you include private campgrounds?

There are a few privately owned campgrounds listed on this site, but they are only those that provide a true camping experience or are the only alternative next to a National Park or place I am planning to visit. I do not charge owners of those sites to list them here.

Campsites recently updated

Johanna Beach

A grassy, open undulating area behind sand dunes facing farmland.
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Aire River East

Near the beach on the Aire river, this is a large campground suitable of caravans or tent based camping.
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Aire River West

A large flat and grassy campground on the Western Side of the Aire River suitable for large groups and caravans.
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Blanket Bay

This is a well maintained and formalised campground right on the ocean in Great Otway National Park
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Bear Gully

A pleasant but popular foreshore camp, well shaded by banksia and Manna Gum over sand with some short grass.
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Parks, Forests and Dams recently added

Lake Wyaralong

As well as providing a water supply for SE Queensland, this dam has been developed into a recreation area.
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No 7 Dam (Big Dam)

(No Camping). Only a couple of km out of Mount Morgan, with good fishing and a lovely picnic area.
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Eungella Resevoir

Beautiful dam, in the hinterlands 120km west from Mackay with basic bush camping and excellent fishing.
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Atkinson Dam

Atkinson Dam is a popular picnicing, camping and watersport area, just west of Clarendon.
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Bjelke-Petersen Dam

The Bjelke-Petersen Dam, completed in 1988, creates Lake Barambah and is a popular camping and fishing location in South Burnett.
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