Beach camping in Australia with climbing

If you love camping adventures—or road trips with a camper trailer or caravan—you’ll love every part of Australia.

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12 top beach campgrounds in Australia with climbing

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Hidden Camp Pie Creek

62 sites · RVs, Tents6 acres · QLD
Away from everything, close to most things. and has won and award for Runners up for best hipcamps for HipCamp Australia 2023 Our 6.5 acre property has an abundance of beautiful flora and fauna along with lots of wildlife and birds. It is the perfect destination to forget life's worries and relax in a beautiful natural environment. We are happy for you to enjoy riding push bikes on the property and to enjoy music around your campsite. Bring your kids, dogs, push bikes, or even a canoe and get back to nature! Campfires are welcome in the fire pit provided and there is plenty of firewood available. Please ensure there are no restrictions in place before lighting a fire. There is a basic camp kitchen, toilet's, camp shower and a bar setup down near the dam for your use, complete with lights, weber BBQ, microwave, 2 hot plates, a toaster, sandwich press and fridge/freezer. You can also hire out the entire property just for your group or special occasion - please see entire property listing. ALL ARRIVAL INFO AND GATE PIN CODES GET SENT TO YOUR HIPCAMP ACCOUNT 48HOURS PROIR TO CHECKIN - Please have this handy on checkin and Please don't ring us at 10pm asking for this information. We also have a mini camp shop on site that's also stocked with the hire items you will notice in the extras section(on the hipcamp app) and there are also many more items you may forget like frozen bread, milk and even ice also including but not limited to (depending on availability) - * Barista made coffees (by prior booking) * Ham & Cheese croissants (by prior booking) * Chopped Fire wood (Delivered to your camp) * Smoker Rental * Solar Panel Rental * Water Drum Rental * Camp toilet Rental *Generator Hire *Table Hire *Battery Hire *12v Fridge/freezer hire If you are requiring any of the above you can pay us in cash or you can check out these most of these options on the hipcamp app or give us a call or text to arrange. There is power down at the dam and please take your rubbish with you on departure and clean up after yourselves. Although most of all we want you to have a great time! We are 10 minutes from Gympie, 2 hours from Brisbane and an hour to the Sunshine Coast or Hervey Bay.
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Tropical Woopen Creek Camping

2 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Woopen Creek, QLD
You will have access to our beautiful peaceful surroundings, with adequate shelter under some lovely big trees park your camper or pitch a swag. We also have a nice running creek that you can take a cooling down soak in or just enjoy watching our many wild life that are present throughout the creek, fish , eels and turtles. It's truly a very private and relaxing spot to chill out and enjoy camping for a few days or whatever suits your needs while passing the area. Plenty of fantastic swimming holes nearby including Josephine falls and Babinda boulders very popular spots for tourist and the locals. Site 1 right down on the creek large grass flat space big enough for two families to set up camp. The creek runs around the outside so there are a number of viewing points to see the wildlife mentioned above. A set of solar lights hang over the firepit area allowing for more light while cooking on our wonderful swinging hotplate BBQ. Site 2 Our newer spot work in progress not so ideal for camper trailers. your situated under our tree line away from the main creek but still with your own small dirt track down to the creek. A smaller paver firepit, plenty fine for sitting around an open fire while watching the stars at night. So please check by internal message before confirming your booking that way we can confirm a spot while discussing your needs to ensure you have a clear view of your camping area. Onsite we have our shared outhouse porta toilet which is positioned in the middle of both camping areas for everyone's convenience. Take note of our extras available when confirming your booking. Please follow us on instagram - tropicalwoopencreekcamping
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Figtree Camp @ Mystery Bay

9 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Central Tilba, NSW
Located a short stroll through the spotted gum forest to the beautiful waters of Mystery Bay beach. A family-owned and run working beef cattle farm on 100 acres of farmland looking towards Gulaga Mountain. Just a 7 min stroll walk to the beach through the old bush trail, Historic Central Tilba 5 min drive, Bermagui 20 mins and Narooma township 8 mins.Easy access for all types of vehicles and our place suits any type of family-friendly, nature-loving camper, as long as you have your own toilet (no exceptions!) and own water. ☆ No amenities so campers will have to be self-contained with own toilet and leave no trace.☆ Pets considered on request, please enquire and advise breed and number of pets you'd like to bring before booking.☆☆please note, latest fire information-it is safe to visit the area. We have favourable conditions in the coming fortnight. We have not been in the fire zone, there can be a little smoke from time to time however minimal
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Deep Glen Coastal Campsite

2 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Eaglehawk Neck, TAS
Deep Glen is a beautiful, quiet 5 acre property at Eaglehawk Neck, gateway to the stunning Tasman Peninsula. Hiking, surfing, fishing, swimming, diving are all at your doorstep, not to mention the famous Three Capes Track and the Port Arthur Historic site just a short drive away. If you want to see the coast shown in these photos, both the Tasman Island Cruise and Wild Ocean Tasmania offer excellent trips Bookings are for two adults; children under 16 are free. It may be possible for larger groups to occupy one site - please enquire before booking. As the site is teeming with wildlife including the barred bandicoot, we don't allow dogs. There are no facilities on the block apart from a long drop dunny (byo paper) and a small supply of non-potable water so you will need to be self-sufficient though there are good meals at the nearby Lufra Hotel and excellent coffee just up the road at the legendary Cubed Coffee van. We only make provision for two campsites so you'll never be crowded. Other info: - Hobart 1 hour - Airport 45 mins - nearest shop Murdunna 10 mins Check-in: after 2pm Check-out: by 10am
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Cygnet Cloudbreak Farm camp

5 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Cygnet, TAS
A private spot just for you, perfect retreat just 50 minutes south of Hobart. Pop up your tent or caravan by the rustic pickers hut shelter, on a private paddock within our farm, located right near the Huon River and just a stone's throw from Cygnet. We offer a private space for just one group at a time. Happy to accommodate larger groups if required. Please contact me if you are needing a larger family/friends group. You'll discover 100 acres to walk, close encounters with sheep and cattle, and no doubt our Tilly dog will visit for a hello and a pat. Hence, we have additional electric fences if animals are close to the camping area. Take in a great therapeutic cool morning swim in the river, and beach combing along the driftwood shore is fun to do. Our dusk and night skies in the valley are truly magic. Watch the colours on the hills, mountains, and water change in front of your eyes, so pour a local wine, plate up a Grazing platter or Farmers Breakie basket and seat yourself on a good stump or camp chair and enjoy. (or platters and baskets are subject to availability and ordered in advance) Choices for day trips and activities are boundless as in all directions you can visit many National Parks, waterfalls, beach coasts, and rivers. We offer a pickers hut rustic shelter, camp toilet, picnic table, and bench along with a fire pit. (to be used in respect to fire bans). Firewood is available to purchase in advance. Please remember to bring your own fresh water to drink. We're animal-friendly, so bring along your four-legged friend so long as they're controlled, and on a lead at night. We have a Leave No Trace policy, so please ensure you leave the camp as clean and tidy as you found it, taking all rubbish with you. Relax in the beautiful peaceful setting of Meluklerdee country. Enjoy the ambiance amongst the Cygnet hills and beside the Huon river. A perfect destination in the Huon Valley to stay, wander and discover the many fabulous hidden local gems.
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Waterfalls & More

11 sites · RVs, Tents104 acres · Sherwood, NSW
HIDING IN THE MIDDLE OF EVERYWHERE! Pure. Unadulterated. WILD. 104 very private acres, securely sandwiched between a National Park Nature Reserve and State Forest. On a dead end road. No agriculture or farms upstream, only one other like-minded property owner. Secluded, but hiding smack bang in the middle of everywhere! From vertiginous sandstone cliffs on which epipetrics cling tight, right through to palm-filled rainforests, and with two quite different creek systems (including a monster waterfall), you'll be spoiled for things to do and places to explore - without even leaving the property! HISTORY This land is Gumbaynggirr land. Please be particularly mindful of our First Nation's long presence on this land. In the 1800's, white men came seeking Red Cedar, closely followed by settlers having a go at dairying; though logging has remained this area's mainstay. This special property, despite last being selectively logged about 50 years ago, hosts many huge old-growth trees remaining steadfast for your discovery and wonder. And many more are continuing to grow out too. About 35 years ago about nine of this property's eastern-most 104 acres became part of a far larger nashi pear orchard which filled much of the flats of this top end of the valley that you see today. Ultimately they failed to set good commercial fruit, and the rootstocks took over. You can see remnant rows of these trees just south of the property, from along the road. (Beware though - they have spikes that could puncture Caterpillar tracks!) MORE RECENTLY extensive lantana control efforts have been undertaken as we now move into revegetating with native species and implementing a permaculture plan. Today the property is registered with Land For Wildlife and hosts a very wide mix of native vegetation communities. ACTIVITIES Bird watch. Climb. Abseil. Photograph wildflowers. Paint. Swim. In the next valley there's even gold to be found. Explore trails by mountain bike. Whale watch. Surf. Learn SCUBA. Go beach-combing. Catch a mudcrab. Go whitewater river rafting. Ask your host about where to find all the local waterfalls, the best walking, how to find gold, the gnarliest off-road tracks, Anything is possible here in this magnificent part of the world, except perhaps snow and ice.
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Daintree Wilderness Camp

5 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Cow Bay, QLD
Located in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest where you will see plenty of wildlife and birds and enjoy an endless number of adventures you will find our wilderness campsites. Enjoy all this beautiful region has to offer including rainforest walks, beautiful beaches, stunning waterfalls, crocodile spotting, fishing, snorkeling on the Great Barrier reef and plenty of 4WD tracks to explore. We are within easy reach of Daintree Discovery Centre and the Daintree River Cruises. There is so much to see and do in the area that you will never be bored. Campfires are welcome in the fire pit provided, there is plenty of firewood too. We have a pit toilet available for campers to use. Pets are welcome.
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Ryelands Farm & Vineyard

3 sites · RVs, Tents15 acres · Macquarie Plains, TAS
**Please note that it's $20 per person per night. Small farm and vineyard at Macquarie Plains in the Upper Derwent Valley, southern Tasmania. The property is 380m from the junction of the Lyell Highway and the Gordon River Road. It has 450m absolute river frontage on the River Derwent (no riparian reserve). The river here is freshwater, potable and a renowned trout water, (licence required). Three kilometres from the village of Gretna. 4WD Preferred. 2WD need to assess river access. Campers need all own amenities and leave no trace. Dog friendly but please see rules, we have livestock and so dogs need to be well controlled at all times. Campfires permitted when restrictions aren't in place (see rules around campfires). Due to hydro generation activity, the river may slowly rise or fall up to 1m (often without rain) so please be careful around the water.
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Forest Farm

3 sites · RVs, Tents280 acres · Tintenbar, NSW
Whether you want respite from the day’s travel or a special spot to stay for a few days, Forest Farm might just be the place for you. Just 5 mins off the Tintenbar exit of the M1 Motorway, Forest Farm is a 280 acre farm bordered by Emigrant Creek in Tintenbar, Northern NSW. Centrally located in the Northern Rivers area, Forest Farm is just 30 mins from Bryon Bay, 15mins from Lennox Head and Ballina and Bangalow, 10 mins from Newrybar and Alstonville and 5 mins from Killen Falls. Staying at Forest Farm gives you access to many famous markets, bike trails, national parks and walking trails, boating, brilliant beaches, restaurants and cafes … you name it. And in between all those visits you get to come home to a very special kind of paradise in a beautiful valley surrounded by trees and forest, birds and other native animals. The property is home to koala, wallabies, echidnas, and many different birds (local birdwatching groups have identified nearly 100 different species so far). There are also some friendly cattle. A lovely walk along Emigrant Creek starts from the camping area, and the path leads you through to Tintenbar General Store, a great place for a morning coffee, and any supplies you need. Kayaking and fishing are common along Emigrant Creek. And if you’re lucky, you may just get a glimpse of the elusive platypus along the way. Forest Farm is a quiet, peaceful place and we welcome likeminded campers. We value our relationship with our neighbours, so please no parties or loud music. Laughter always welcome!!!! P.S. Don't forget your mozzie repellent in the wet summer months!!!
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Wallaby Ridge

2 sites · RVs, Tents16 acres · Black Mountain, QLD
Immerse yourself in the serene beauty of our Hipcamp nestled amidst the peaceful nature of Black Mountain. With 16.5 acres of partially cleared and forested land, you'll find the perfect spot to unwind and reconnect with the great outdoors. Just a short 20-minute drive away, the famous Noosa Main Beach awaits, inviting you to indulge in swimming, surfing, and the vibrant energy of Hastings Street for shopping and dining. Our campsite offers a truly remarkable experience with stunning views of the Valley or the iconic Mount Cooroora, renowned for its exhilarating 'King of the Mountain' race. Leave the distractions behind as you witness breathtaking sunsets that will captivate your senses and provide the evening's entertainment, far surpassing any television show. Gather around the cozy fire pit, where the crackling flames create a warm ambiance. Feel free to collect fallen wood from our forest, adding to the enchantment of your outdoor experience. We welcome well-controlled dogs to join you on your adventure, as long as their waste is responsibly collected. Convenience is at your fingertips, with the charming Pomona Township a mere 6-minute drive away, offering local coffees and leisurely long lunches. Don't miss the vibrant Pomona markets held every Saturday, where you can immerse yourself in the local community and discover unique treasures. For further exploration, Cooroy Township is just a short 9-minute drive, providing additional options for dining, shopping, and indulging in the local culture. Escape the ordinary and embrace the serenity of our nature getaway at Black Mountain. Unwind, rejuvenate, and immerse yourself in the beauty that surrounds you. Create memories enjoying the wilderness whilst still enjoying the convenience of nearby towns and the allure of Noosa's breath taking coastline. Directions into our Property- Once you have turned into Uhlmanns road; the bitumen will turn to a dirt road. Look on your left - we are the second driveway on the left. it is gravel and dirt and goes up a small hill to the farm gates which will be open. Once you have gone past the gate, the neighbours house is to your left along the fence line. Keep driving down the driveway; you will see an avenue of Camper Laurel trees. Camp site 1 is to the right of the trees on the flats of the front paddock. You will also see a fire pit. We are now a working hobby farm and have animals free ranging on the property. If you wish to bring a pet, please ensure they are bird/ animal/ dog friendly. Drive in and set yourself up. Have a good stay!
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Serenity, Stars & Fresh Air

7 sites · RVs, Tents7 acres · Woodridge, WA
Camp on this 7.5 acres property in Woodridge Western Australia. A short drive to the Moore river, the beach or the  coastal town of Guilderton.Swimming pool on site which guests can use. Supervised swimming for children under age off 13yrs.Toilet and shower facilities, canoe hire, bike hire, amazing off road tracks to some great fishing spots. Local brewery opening December 2021 , local  restaurant opens all day 7 days a week, golf course and tennis courts.  Seabird Tavern a must visit.Stars at night are AMAZING.
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Kingfisher Kampers, Nana Glen

2 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Nana Glen, NSW
Spectacular views in a rural setting with fields, ranges and the magnificent Orara River. The serenity of this amazing relaxing country setting will leave you spell bound. Our location is a relaxing and scenic 20 minute drive to some of the best local beaches on the Mid North Coast of Australia.On our property we have cows and goats and an abundance of wild birdlife.  The property offers a delightful walk to the Orara River, with the opportunity of catching Bass in season, and also a great possibility of catching sight of the odd platypus or two. Here you will have the opportunity for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, fishing, and just relaxing and absorbing in the outstanding surrounds of this beautiful part of the world.  If you don't feel the desire to cook then it's just 3 minutes down the road to the town of Nana Glen, where the famous Idle Inn Cafe and local 2 Tails Winery are located.A little further up the road, north 13 minutes is the Giant Golden Dog Statue right along side the iconic Golden Dog Hotel, in the town of Glenreagh.  
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Overview

Australia is a wild-at-heart continent, and camping is a part of its DNA thanks to Aussies who love camping holidays. It isn't hard to find a good caravan park or camping area—from five-star glamping at Uluru and family-friendly coastal holiday parks to rustic campsites at cattle stations and bush camping in national parks. Pitch your tent near the dunes and be lulled asleep by the sound of the surf, or wake up to bird calls and frog song in the rainforest. Take in the views from a country peak, or head out into the wilderness on an Outback road trip. And the best thing about camping in Australia? There's always perfect camping weather somewhere, no matter the time of year.

Where to go

New South Wales

New South Wales has a bit of everything that makes Australia such a great place to camp. Hipcampers can choose from snow-covered mountains, beaches, rainforest, and Outback plains—you can always find a good camping spot in NSW.

Queensland

Australia’s favourite place to escape the cold, the white-sand beaches north and south of Brisbane in southeast Queensland are warm enough to swim in all year-round. It may be too wet in summer to camp comfortably in the rainforest of Cairns, the Tropical North, and along the Great Barrier Reef, but winter is the best time to swim in the sea. The Outback, too, is at its best in the cooler months.

South Australia

A wild, dramatic, and mostly deserted coastline, South Australia’s rugged outback ranges and fantastic wine are just a few reasons to pitch a tent or park your caravan here. It may not always be swimming weather (the ocean waters are cold), but the beach camping here is some of the best in Australia.

Tasmania

Any time's a good time to visit Tasmania, a place that will delight intrepid Hipcampers with its wild and remote national parks and camping sites. You'll need a warm sleeping bag and good wet weather gear, as it can snow on the peaks near Hobart even in summer. But don't let a little dampness put you off, because it rains here all the time, which is why the World Heritage wilderness areas are so beautifully lush.

Victoria

Just down the road a bit from Melbourne, Victoria’s Great Ocean Road is a bucket-list road trip that lives up to the hype, with some of the best coastal camping areas around. Hiking and camping in the Grampians is good year-round, although the snow-covered high country peaks and the east coast national parks are best saved for the warmer months.

Western Australia

Western Australia is huge, so don’t expect to see it all in a couple of weeks. Let the weather be your guide and explore the coastal national parks, forests, wineries, and beaches south of Perth during the hot, dry summer, then head north to Broome and the Kimberley for a 4WD camping adventure in winter, when it rarely rains.

Northern Territory

When the wintertime chills hit the south, the Northern Territory is the place to be, especially if you’re fond of campervan road trips. The deserts of the Red Centre offer warm, fly-free days and cold nights ideal for gathering around the campfire. Kakadu National Park and the Top End are hot and dry—perfect for swimming.

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