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5 Secret Camping Sites in Australia That You Probably Didn’t Know About

Do you want to take your camping experience to a whole new level? Before you get too skeptical about this idea, you should know that there are certain secret “hot-spots” that are great for camping. However, not many people know about these places and this is exactly what makes them so special.

We have compiled a list of 5 secret camping hot-spots in Australia that you will surely want to visit. Just make sure you are fully stocked up with the required resources along with a caravan to make the experience even more memorable.

Mystery Bay, near Narooma NSW

Mystery Bay, near Narooma NSW

Mystery Bay has plenty of drive-in camp spots where you can go with your family, friends and your pets. Yes, this is the perfect spot for enjoying quality time without leaving your pets behind. A couple of scenic beaches flank the campsite, which makes for good fishing and reasonable swimming. Just make sure that you check the spots before jumping in the water. Kids absolutely love this place because they can ride their bikes throughout the campsite. Do check this place out on your next caravan trip.

Johanna Beach, Great Ocean Road, Victoria

Johanna Beach, Great Ocean Road, Victoria

This is a basic camping spot on the Great Ocean Road drive. The most attractive thing about this place is that it is set on a ridge with panoramic ocean views. The view is absolutely amazing you need to see it experience it. Dogs on leads are allowed so you can bring your pets to this place. If you have a caravan, then it should not be difficult for you to bring them along. Considering the layout of the place, you should definitely consider arriving here in a caravan with full wall caravan awnings. It will save you the hassles and give you homely comfort.

Cave Beach, Jervis Bay New South Wales

Cave Beach, Jervis Bay New South Wales

If you like green patches and white sand, then this is probably the best “secret” spot that you can find. At Cave Beach, you get to camp on lush green grass and enjoy a closer view of kangaroos grazing on grass, and an amazing strip of white sand that anyone would love to take a stroll on. The only downside to this place is that you need to carry all of your gear and resources down a track that connects the carpark with the beach. So pack light and bring only what is required.

Wilderness Retreats, Victoria

Wilderness Retreats, Victoria

Run by Parks Victoria, Wilderness Retreats are made up of high-end glamping tents set around a modular steel frame. This is the perfect blend of luxurious comfort and getting up close and personal with nature. In my opinion, this is one of the best secret camping spots on the list and you don’t even have to worry about accommodation. Everything is prepared in advance so that you don’t have to a lot of work here. Just come with your gear and resources and enjoy the ambiance which is second to none.

Dunk Island, Queensland

Dunk Island, Queensland

There are eight campsites on Dunk Island, just 4km off Mission Beach. At Dunk Island, you get to enjoy the best of camping and a pristine beach that is quite surreal. Don’t miss the famous butterfly pool which gets its name from the butterfly image that is painted on the bottom surface of the pool. Use the free gas barbecues, wander through the rainforest and climb Mt Kootaloo for panoramic Coral Sea views. The best way to reach the Dunk Island is by water taxi. Travel light and carry only what is required to avoid hassles.

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