Camping and Camping Grounds in Australia
Australia is a wonderful country for camping. With beautiful scenery, wide open spaces and beautiful flora and fauna, there are amazing camping grounds and experiences for all types of people.
There are three main types of camping in Australia: 1) Holiday Parks and Camping Grounds These are designed to cater to a wide range of people for a small cost. Within an attractive landscaped setting (often beside a beach or lake) they provide sites for tents, caravans and campervans. You can park your campervan or motorhome at a powered or non-powered site. You will find easy access to a shared kitchen and bathroom facilities, and often also access to a dining area, TV lounge and games room. Many Holiday Parks have play areas, heated swimming pools, trampolines and barbecues – ideal for families. Bicycles, canoes and boats can sometimes be hired.
Big 4 Holiday Parks - KEA Platinum Partner
If you are looking for an accommodation experience that has got it all – BIG4 Holiday Parks are just the answer. At over 180 locations across Australia, whether you are looking for a city stay, seaside escape, country retreat, farm stay, overnight stay, family holiday or touring holiday – BIG4 offers a unique holiday experience. BIG4 Holiday Parks offer all KEA customers 10% discount for powered and unpowered sites.
2) National Parks and Reserves
The impact of free camping on the environment, as well as safety concerns, means that KEA Campers does not recommend free camping in Australia. Please note that only fully self-contained motorhomes and campervans should be used for free camping. Campervan and motorhome toilet and waste water must be emptied at approved dump stations.
Information on National Parks and Reserves passes and permits can be found here.
3) Free Camping in Australia
Each state and territory in Australia has different rules around where freedom camping (and parking of campervans) is permitted and where it is not. We suggest that you contact the nearest Visitor Centre through the following State and Territory Tourism websites about camping in a particular location: