14 February, 2019
Last updated on 13 November, 2021
Posted by Spaceships Crew
There's nothing like falling asleep under a bed of stars. When you frequent Australia's best campsites, you'll have some sweet dreams you won't likely forget. The beautiful night skies will lull you right to sleep. Here are the best campsites in Australia worth checking out.
For us, these are the best campsites in Australia. It's a list of favourite campsites created by you guys, the Space Travellers. Feel free to add your favourite campsites, just let us know via social media.
Cape Tribulation Camping (Queensland)
If you've always wanted to go camping in a rainforest you can have that experience at Cape Tribulation. The Daintree Rainforest is nestled between the Great Barrier Reef and the Myall Beach, where you can go snorkelling. It is among the world's oldest rainforests still completely intact.
While there, you'll want to try the local cuisine. Cape Trib Farm is the place to be for this. You will be able to sample exotic fruits that you may have never heard of before. There are 60 types of tropical fruits offered for your tasting pleasure.
After you've tried the many unique fruits, treat yourself to some amazing ice cream. When you visit the Organic Fruit Orchard you will be able to satisfy your sweet tooth. See for more info or check out the free Spaceships travel & camping app.
Kuranda Rainforest Accommodation Park (Queensland)
Kuranda Rainforest Accommodation Park can be your own paradise on earth. The lush, beautiful green grounds make it an unforgettable site you have to see to believe. You can spend your days on activities that include bird watching and dancing. You can even obtain a list of the birds you will want to keep an eye out for. In the main area of the park, you'll be able to take in some aboriginal dancing.
Other fun activities include seeing Barron Falls. You can travel the boardwalk 800M, taking you on a scenic trip through the rainforest. This is an experience that can't be replicated anywhere else. The walking tracks will take you from one end of the rainforest to the other without the fear of getting lost. See for more info or check out the free Spaceships travel & camping app.
Glasshouse Mountains Camping Ground (Queensland)
It's all in the name of this campground, it's nestled amongst the amazing Glasshouse Mountains. Perfect spot to watch the sun set behind the mountains, while you cook a yummy meal (your Spaceships campervan comes with all cooking and sleeping gear included).... Or while you have a drink. It's up to you. See for more info or use the free Spaceships travel & camping app to find this campsite.
On our way to Glasshouse Mountains: amazing scenery and great campsite
Hidden Valley @ Gro Mad Plantations (Queensland)
Though it's private property, you can spend a fun-filled holiday on Hidden Valley @ Gro Mad Plantations. This macadamia orchard is fully operational and stretches for an impressive 30 acres.
Over the course of touring the plantation, you will see a great deal of Australian wildlife. Wallabies and kangaroos are often spotted grazing on the plantation. Water dragons and lace monitors can also be spotted during your stay. See for more info or check out the free Spaceships travel & camping app.
If you want to camp among the cutest animals of the Southern Hemisphere this the perfect place for you. Horizons is a kangaroo sanctuary that also offers spaces for campervans to spend the night. All the money received is used for the rehabilitation of their kangaroos. They're dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of orphaned kangaroos. It's an experience like no other. See for more info or check out the free Spaceships travel & camping app.
Camping at Horizons Kangaroo Sanctuary & Campground
Favourite campsites in New South Wales
The list of best campsites in Australia continues in New South Wales. Have a look at the favourite campsites that made the list there.
Bellinger River Tourist Park (New South Wales)
Another of the best campsites in Australia is the Bellinger River Tourist Park. Located near the Pacific Highway, you'll find this park breathtaking. Perhaps the best part of this one is that your pets are welcome to come with you. This way the whole family can enjoy a relaxing getaway together.
No matter what time of the year you are there, you can enjoy some great fishing. You can purchase your bait at the park and then go fish in salt or freshwater. You also have the option of fishing at the nearby beach. For even more fun, be sure to go deep sea fishing. This can be done from the Coffs Harbour Wharf, where you can charter a boat. See for more info or check out the free Spaceships travel & camping app.
Depot Beach Campground (New South Wales)
The Depot Beach Campgrounds, found at Murramarang National Park, puts you close to the beach, making it a great family vacation spot. At the beach, you'll be able to go snorkelling, swimming, or just lounge on the beach with a good book. It's also great for dolphin watching and fishing. To really explore your surroundings, be sure to check out the Rock Platform walk or the Rainforest walk. See for more info or check out the free Spaceships travel & camping app.
Byron Holiday Park (New South Wales)
Located near the town of Byron Bay, the Byron Holiday Park spans 28 acres. When you stay here you will get to experience seeing wildlife. It is not unusual to spot koalas, wallabies and even cute koala bears.
These are just a few of the best campsites in Australia. Anyone of them would make an excellent place for a fun-filled family getaway holiday. See for more info or check out the free Spaceships travel & camping app.
Relaxing at Byron Holiday Park
Best campsites in Victoria
The last stop on this best or favourite campsites trip is Victoria. This time just a quick stop as we didn't want to make the list too long. As there as so much to do and see there, we'll probably create a blog post dedicated to camping in Victoria later on.
Yambuk Lake Caravan Park (Victoria)
From Port Fairy, a charming historic town, the Yambuk Lake Caravan Park is a quick drive away. It's the best way to truly experience Australia's nature. You will find the park directly behind Yambuk Lake. During your camping trip, you can even go fishing in the lake. For an alternative, you can fish at the beaches nearby.
That's not all there is to do. A can't miss attraction is the Yambuk slide. The whole family can enjoy the childlike joy of experiencing the largest slide in the south. While it's a climb to get to the top, it's worth it for the trip down.
If you don't mind venturing away from the campsite, nearby attractions such as Codrington Wind Farm are worth checking out. Though if you stick to the park you'll also find a pub and a general store there for your convenience. See for more info or check out the free Spaceships travel & camping app.