If you love to pitch a tent and take the kids camping at Easter, then now is the time to start thinking about where you would like to go. We are spoilt for choices in Australia with our many National Parks and beautiful camping grounds right around our country.
Here are some of our favourite picks for camping spots (not in any particular order!)
- Horseshoe Bay, Coffs Harbour, NSW
This is one of Australia’s top coastal camping grounds. With the beaches, forests and ocean all right outside your tent, this is the perfect place for an Easter Long Weekend. Also great that all the modern facilities of Coffs Harbour are close by, it is camping without being in the wilderness.
2. Margaret River, Western Australia
So many places to choose from in the Margaret River region, you are spoilt for choice. Then with wineries, cafes, beaches and surfing all available, there is plenty to fill your days. Top this with a sunset over the ocean and only 3 hours south of Perth and you have a holiday camping trip that will be one to remember.
3. Ingar Campground, Blue Mountains, NSW
Only 2 hours from Sydney, this is a great way to get out of the city for Easter, but not spend days in the car travelling. The Blue Mountains is the perfect way to get into nature with numerous walking trails to explore and to keep the kids entertained. Make sure you pack something warm as nights can get a little chilly.
4. Grampians National Park, Victoria
Much like the Blue Mountains in NSW, the Grampians are a great way to get out of the city into the mountains without the days of travel. Just 3 and a bit hours from Melbourne, you can have a great Easter weekend with the family. One campsite is right in Halls Gap (the main town for the Grampians) and there are many bushwalks, for all levels of walkers that start right in the town.
5. North Stradbroke Island (Straddie), Queensland
Brisbane’s solution to Sydney and Melbourne’s close by Mountain camping areas is an island. Lots of coastal walks and replace the mountains with beaches but roaming kangaroos are still on the cards for the kids. A popular way for Brisbane families to have an island holiday on a camping budget.
6. Mt Field National Park, Tasmania
Tasmania’s oldest national park has lots on offer. From the forest of giant ferns to the Tyenna River through to the must see Russell Falls, Mt Field National Park delivers. Just 65 kms from Hobart, but beware, the camp area is tiny!
7. 1770, Queensland
Yes, 1770 is a place not a year. Right on the doorstep of the Great Barrier Reef, 1770 has plenty to offer campers, who if they want to, can camp right on the beachfront! Water activities are the main attraction from snorkelling, kayaking to fishing. Just 125 kms north of Bundaberg.
We wish you a very happy Easter and we hope you take care as you travel to your camping location, but once there, have fun, get into nature and show the kids that there is so much to do in the great nature reserves and locations of Australia.
And remember, the Easter Bunny will visit camping spots… just leave him a note or send a quick letter before you head off.