Beach camping in Australia

Three oceans, seven major rivers, and thousands of lakes means a whole lot of waterfront campsites.

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Beach camping in Australia guide

Overview

If you're looking for some of the best beach camping in the world, you've come to the right place. Australia has some 34,000 kilometres of coastline, which equates to some spectacular waterfront sites. And even though you might envision ocean views when you think of Australia beach camping (where the only thing that marks the time is the coming and going of the tide) the variety might surprise you. Australia is also home to seven major rivers and their tributaries—including the Murray River, Darling River, and Tasmania's South Esk River—alongside 12,000 lakes, both manmade and natural. Translation? Some of the best beach camping here involves freshwater. No matter where you end up, you'll find a site where it's easy to pull in your caravan or set up your tent to swim, fish, and paddle to your heart's content at any time of year.

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Hipcamp is the most comprehensive resource for beautiful private campsites.

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Hipcamp acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and future and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.