Camping is an activity that combines the comfort of indoors with the excitement and wonders of outdoors, but some might say that it is just a repetitive action that loses its novelty the more you do it. This is a list for all those who find themselves losing that wonderous spark and those who simply want to indulge in their adventurous spirit. These are the 10 Best Places to Visit in Australia picked by us.
1. Lake eyre, lake eyre national park, sa
Lake Eyre holds the lowest natural point found in mainland Australia at about 15 metres below sea level. Also standing as the largest Salt Lake in Australia, Lake Eyre is unfortunately rarely full nowadays due to its volume being dependent on the amount of rainfall in the surrounding areas. This doesn’t change the fact that it is still a unique experience which you should see for yourself.
2. mount augustus national park, sa
At more the twice the size of Uluru, Mount Augustus boasts the title of world’s largest monolith. Climbing Mount Augustus is encouraged, but hikers should be warned that a moderately challenging 12 km round trip to the summit awaits.
3. blue lake, mount gambier, sa
It is believed that the last volcanic eruption to occur on mainland Australia happened here. However, despite the impressive history of this lake, it is known for another reason. Its colour changing! Blue Lake may lead you to believe it is just a blue lake, but you would be sorely mistaken. During most of the year it remains a muted grey colour but during the summer months you will be able to experience a magnificent deep cobalt blue colour which will leave you glad you saw it for yourself.
4. fraser island, qld
Want to swim in a rainwater lake? How about finding a rainforest atop sand dunes? Want to take your 4WD for an adventure? See amazing wildlife? Can do. Stretching over 1,600 square kilometres, Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world with the waters along the eastern coast being prime for humpback whale sighting between August and October. This is one island you will want to experience at least once.
5. ayres rock, uluru - kata tjuta national park, nt
As one of the most notable and iconic figures of Australia, Ayers Rock, also known as Uluru, known famously for its almost red glow it gives off at sunrise and sunset, it also almost sits in the geographical centre of mainland Australia. Go see Ayers Rock and get to stand at the centre of Australia all in a single day. Not too shabby if I do say so myself.
6. south point, wilsons promontory, vic
Once you’re finished seeing Ayers Rock and standing in the middle of Australia, why not make your way over to Wilsons Promontory Victoria, to stand at Australia’s southernmost point. With the nearest place to park your car being 30 km away, it certainly won’t be the easiest hike but who can say no when the much-coveted selfie with “The most southerly point of the Australian Mainland” official is waiting for you at the end of it.
7. mount Kosciuszko, Kosciuszko national park, nsw
Want to stand and look at Australia from the very top? With a peak of 2,228m, Mount Kosciuszko’s summit walk is a rewarding hike that should be on your bucket list. To top it off, there are plenty of campsites and caravan parks located within Kosciuszko National Park, so you can conquer Australia’s highest and enjoy the comfort of freedom with a camping trip all in the same day. Just do be sure to learn safe hiking practices and etiquette if you do plan to conquer this giant.
8. wallaman falls, garringun national park, qld
At a height of 268m, we have Australia’s tallest single-drop waterfall, Wallaman Falls. Located within the UNESCO World Heritage site and listed as the Wet Tropics of Queensland, it is home to many unique species of wildlife making the visit that much more worthwhile. This epic waterfall is definitely worth the trip to QLD.
9. the tip, cape york, qld
We have already spoken of the centre and southernmost points of Australia, so we will be continuing this trend with Australia’s Northernmost point located at Cape York QLD. Situated more than 1000km north of Cairns, you will have to trek through rough terrain, croc inhabited river crossings and maneuverer around and over steep rocks before reaching Cape York Peninsula. This is a trip they will take some planning but the reward waiting for you at the end more than makes up for the inconvenience.
10. pink lake, wa
Appropriately nicknamed Pink Lake, Spencer Lake is one of only three pink lakes in Western Australia. Getting its bubblegum pink tint from species of algae that produce a pink coloured chemical to protect against the sun’s rays, this lake will leave you wondering whether you are in fantastical new world. With Camping and Caravanning locations nearby, this is an experience that you can enjoy with all the comfort of a holiday without the difficulties of toughing it out in the wilderness.