Free Camping ……. and caravanning is one of the more rewarding ways to explore and experience a place. This is especially true in a country like Australia, famous for the great outdoors.
There are plenty of campsites tucked away – but if you don’t know where they are you can easily miss them. People often assume that it won’t be difficult to find a place to stopover on a budget but soon discover it can be a lot more expensive than anticipated. Or worse, they can’t find somewhere to stop and continue driving when they are tired.
These “free camping” sites include rest areas, picnic areas, parklands or parking areas next to a business. You can also stay for free at some hotels, state forests or RV Parks – we even come across free caravan parks!
Some would only be suitable for a brief overnighter on your journey and may have a maximum time limit. Others are next to pools or rivers, with toilets and you are welcome to bring along your pets and stay for longer.
Generally, less pricey means less facilities. However, we list free camps with pools, showers, playgrounds, near boat ramps and wonderful views. Some are close to world class destinations, and Aussie icons. Just use the symbols or the filters to find them in our comprehensive guide books and Camps Australia Wide App!
Lucky Bay in WA’s Cape Le Grand National Park has just been voted Best Beach. Not just for Australia – but the whole world!
Rainbow Beach has two caravan parks and is surrounded by Queensland National Park’s three most popular camping grounds. They are favourites of generations for good reasons
Fraser Island K’gari In light of the royals Harry and Meghan’s visit to Fraser Island, we thought it was high time to add more campsites to the App and CAMPS 10. In addition to Cathedrals on Fraser listed in Caravan Parks 4, we now have four more campgrounds and six dump points listed! First thing to note – K’gari Fraser Island travel is only suited to high clearance, off road 4WDs only – there are soft sandy and rough tracks. Vehicle permits are required. Prebook trailer sites – they are limited, and if in holiday time, well ahead, Fraser can
Lest we forget – Over 100 lives were lost at these heritage protected World War II Catalina flying boat wrecks, Broome, WA At eleven o’clock, on the eleventh day in the eleventh month – Aussies take time out for Remembrance Day. Heatley and I like to learn about war history as we travel, and all of these places you can do just that as well as find some top secret camps. For instance, do you know the world’s longest war memorial? Watch this clip for the answer… https://youtube.com/watch?v=wRfjyiEgGag%3Fmc_cid%3D13b610e4f2%26mc_eid%3DUNIQID Heard of Flying Boats? Lake Boga was a secret military camp
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