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Winter Camping Australia: Top Destinations To Visit In Winter of 2024



While winter camping Australia might be synonymous with bright sunshine and warm weather, visitors should not be put off exploring in the cooler months of the year. Exploring Australia’s great outdoors should not be limited to the warmer months of the year. For those who want to hike, camp and get outdoors year-round, there are countless destinations that you can enjoy, no matter how low the temperatures drop outside.

Winter Camping Australia

Nowadays, with modern camping equipment, you can stay warm, dry and comfortable, regardless of how the weather is on your next winter trip. Not only can you be sure of being snug and cosy, but during the often-quieter winter months, you often have places to yourself when you arrive, allowing you to enjoy where you are in peace and quiet, without hoards of other tourists to share with. Camping in winter in Australia can be an incredible experience, however, it’s crucial that you choose the right location.

Let’s take a look at some popular winter camping destinations that you should consider including your next itinerary.

Bullara Station, Western Australia 

Western Australia
Western Australia

Located just a short drive from the pristine waters of Ningaloo, and its iconic reef, Bullara Station is a fantastic winter campsite. With communal fire pits and a shared camp kitchen to utilise, this is a great place to meet other winter campers and to immerse yourself in this fascinating location. There are countless opportunities to become acquainted with the local geography, go bushwalking, sample local bush tucker and even learn to identify animal tracks.

Barmah Lakes Campground, Victoria

Situated on the banks of the Murray River, the Barmah Lakes Campground offers campers a true wilderness experience. About thirty kilometres from Echuca, this is the perfect place to disconnect from the stresses of life and reconnect with nature.

Spend your days swimming, fishing or canoeing on the lake or head out for a winter hike on one of the many marked trails in the area.

Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

Winter Camping Australia
Winter Camping Australia

While in the busier months of the year, you need to enter a ballot to have a chance of camping in Freycinet National Park, in winter you have a much better chance of securing one of these amazing camp spots. Enjoy camping in the dunes without the crowded and wake up to jaw-dropping views of Wineglass, Sleepy and Honeymoon bays from your tent door every morning.

Beachcomber Holiday Park, New South Wales

On the edge of the Eurobodalla National Park is the perfectly situated Beachcomber Holiday Park. Located at the epicenter of Potato Point and it’s attractions, this campsite is perfect for those seeking out a winter escape to the coast. Surf, bike, walk or just chill out and enjoy the views at this gem in New South Wales.

Rollingstone Beachfront Resort, Queensland

Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean that you have to endure the cold. Campers looking for a warmer winter getaway should consider heading north to the magnificent thirty to acre Rollingstone Beachfront Resort. With more than three hundred days of sunshine every year, you will be guaranteed tropical winter camping in some of Queensland’s most beautiful settings.

Find Your Perfect Winter Wonderland To Set Up Camp This Year

Winter Camping Australia
Winter Camping Australia

Australia is incredibly vast and diverse with a never-ending list of places just waiting to be explored. If you are looking for the perfect winter campsite this year, be sure to take your interests into account when you are looking at your options. Choosing a destination where you can have fun and explore the area, even during the colder months, will be key in getting the most out of your winter adventure. Take some time to choose the right destination and ensure that your winter camp trip 2021 is one to remember, for all the right reasons.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.