AUSTRALIA’S MOST SCENIC FREEDOM CAMPS
People would spend a fortune for these kinds of views – but you won’t pay a cent!
FRIENDLY BEACHES, FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK, TAS
Turn East off Coles bay Road
This has the perfect combination of granite peaks and a wild coastline of white
sands and blue water. The best bush camping is on the north end near Isaacs
Point. This is the perfect place to set up and explore Freycinet National Park.
Facilities: Toilets, fishing
KOLHAGENS BEACH, WAGGA WAGGA, NSW
S of Old Narrandera Road, Wagga Wagga
It might be the biggest country town in NSW but Wagga Wagga is hiding one of the best crowd-free camps around. Right on the Murrumbidgee there’s excellent fishing, and here the waters are calm and relatively shallow – a great spot for a swim. Just remember – no facilities here!
Facilities: fishing, shade, swimming
THERESA CREEK DAM, CLERMONT, QLD
Theresa Creek Dam Road, Clermont
On the banks of the Theresa Creek Dam you can pull up and enjoy this remote beauty. Note that there is a low-cost camp at Theresa Creek bridge and a free camp at the dam. However, the laidback atmosphere here at the dam could see you stay for days. The fishing is excellent, but be ready for strong winds.
Facilities: toilets, bins, swimming, fishing
BETTY’S BEACH, MANY PEAKS, WA
17km S of Manypeaks, E of Albany
Calm waters, great fishing and spectacular views are all great reasons to come here. It does close for salmon season from the 15th of February to the 30th of April as there are some fishing shacks set up for the fisherman at this time.
Facilities: Fees, toilets, shade, BBQ Big Rig Suitable, dump point, pet friendly, fishing
GREENS POINT CAMPING AREA, SOFALA, NSW
This is your little slice of heaven that stretches 500m up the Turon River – so
space isn’t a problem here. This free camp has everything you could want – swim,
fish, enjoy a camp fire feast with friends, or just get away from it all The more
level sites are a bit higher up, but the spots with the best shade are by the river.
Facilities: Toilets, disabled access, shade, water, picnic tables, fires allowed, bins, big rigs, pet friendly, swimming, fishing
GREGORY DOWNS, GREGORY, QLD
On the Gregory River, just outside Gregory
One of the best camping experiences is pulling up right on the banks of the Gregory River, setting up the chair and leaning back without a care in the world as the water bubbles past you. Cross the new high bridge over the river – the old one is pas t its use by date.
Facilities: No toilets, fishing
THE PINES CAMPING AREA, KOSCIUSZKO NP, VIC
Off Eildon-Jamieson Road
The Pines is open grassy camping with space to burn on the banks of the Blowering Reservoir, an area of spectacular natural beauty in the north western corner of the Kosciuszko National Park. Rarely full it’s still great for boating, fishing, kayaking and chilling out. On the Snowy Mountains Highway, 20 kilometres south of Tumut.
Facilities: Pet friendly, fishing, shade
FITZGERALD BAY, WHYALLA, SA
32km NE of Whyalla, Eyre Peninsula
Fitzgerald Bay is home to several excellent free camps for you to
enjoy. Take the unsealed road to find the spots between Point Lowly and
the Lighthouse. Fishing, crabbing, swimming – this place has it all. Just be wary of tarps and awnings – the winds are very strong here.
Facilities: Disabled accesss, toilets, fishing
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