Private beach camping in Australia

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

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The Finbay Camp

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Seventeen Seventy, QLD
In a quiet and private bush block at the end of a cul-de-sac lies a levelled flat space situated across the road from the river at 1770. You'll be sitting amongst the Australian bush with a white sandy river only a hop, jump and skip away. Walking tracks that meander through a scenic reserve to a headland with beautiful bay and ocean views are at your doorstep. There's space for a camper / tent / small caravan and car and if the tinny or boat doesn't fit there's often designated car parking spaces available on the road. Our neighbours enjoy a peaceful and quiet space and we ask all our guests to help respectfully maintain this.
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Kick Back & Relax Campsite

4 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Dundee Beach, NT
Located in the beautiful Dundee Beach, just 1.5 hours from Darwin we have an area that is suitable for self-contained caravans/motor homes & tents. There are no amenities and guests must be fully self contained with their own toilet/shower, a chemical toilet is a must. Maximum of 3 caravans or camper trailers but only one booking at a time so you will have plenty of space and privacy. This is a residential house size bush block with neighbours. Close to the beach where you can enjoy some fishing and beautiful sunsets. We are also 5 minutes from the Dundee boat ramp if you want to experience some offshore fishing. We have a fire pit available for guests to enjoy in the evenings. Please ensure there are no restrictions in place before lighting a fire. BYO firewood. Pets welcome! Children 12 and under are free. Maximum 15 people.
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Evans Head Camping

2 sites · RVs, Tents80 acres · Doonbah, NSW
Our powered site gives you a bathroom with hot water shower, septic toilet and sink. Part of a shed with a tv, radio, fridge and tables, a bbq, fire pit and plenty of space to spread out. Firewood is available on site only for $25.00 per night and includes 30 kg of seasoned split firewood and 10 kg of kindling/fire starters. NO FIREWOOD IS TO BE BROUGHT INTO THE PROPERTY. Evans Head Camping is a peaceful, tranquil, private property within 4km of the beautiful beaches, river and township of Evans Head, on the Far North Coast of NSW. Surfing, fishing, bushwalking, swimming are popular activities in Evans Head. There are ample shops, IGA, SPA, Post Office, Newsagents, Butcher, Muzza's Milk Bar, just to name a few. Dining options - Evans Head RSL, Evans Head Bowlo, Illawong Hotel, plus thai, Japxican, fish and chip take away. 4WD Beach Access is located at Airforce Beach, about 4km's away. Woodburn-Evans Head Golf Club is a 5min drive. Activities include kayaking, bird watching, bushwalking, photography and just relaxing while listening to the birdlife. Koalas and kangaroos are regular visitors. The property is only available for camping weekends (varied nights) public holidays, and Easter and Christmas holidays. Enjoy the benefits of beautiful Evans Head, without sharing your campsite with the tourist crowds! Evans Head Camping also provides a safe and secure location for your holiday set up while you're explore the beautiful Northern Rivers and beyond. Take a day trip to some of the most interesting places on the NSW Far North Coast, knowing that your van/tent is in a safe secure setting. We are only a 45min drive from world famous Byron Bay in the north or Yamba in the south, just over an hour to the Queensland Border, with many coastal, country and hinterland towns and National Parks, inviting many adventures.
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Stargazers cabin

5 sites · Lodging40 acres · North Deep Creek, QLD
Stargazers is an up-cycled tiny home, made out of a shipping container, which provides a pet friendly (horse and dog) private glamping experience. The property has 40 acres, with a main house approximately 500m away from Stargazers. Undulating hills and expansive views surround the site. At night time, the stars are truly breathtaking and are best enjoyed around the fire pit. Amazing bird and nocturnal wildlife is abundant due to the state forestry right next door which has marked trails, perfect for hiking, biking or horse riding.
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Eagles Rest

2 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Byabarra, NSW
If you value your privacy, then you are at the right place. We have just one exclusive campsite on our 40 acres. You are hidden away and guaranteed privacy from the host accommodations. Private access is by 4WD only. Farm route is accessible by 2WD in dry weather - check with hosts before or on confirmation of booking. Access during unpredictable weather will depend on your vehicle/camper/caravan configuration. Please check with host prior if you are unsure. We are more than willing to make it work for you. On arrival, guests are met by host and directed to the site. Camp site is a secluded, grassy spot beside the creek, among tall gum trees, where you can enjoy peace and serenity. Perfect for families or group of friends. The creek has lovely shallow areas suitable for kids to splash and play in. Occasionally you may see sea eagles soaring overhead, they nest in one of the trees along the creek beside your camp area. Camp area has a composting drop toilet housed in an outback style 'dunny' shed. Fresh rainwater is available. The site has a fire pit and some light fire wood laying around from fallen branches, plus mesh to place over the fire pit if you wish to use the fire for cooking. (There will always be smaller branches and kindling available for fires however, larger and longer burning wood is not guaranteed all season.) Well behaved pets are welcome. You may be visited by some cattle during your stay...they will keep out of your way. There are some large and unique trees to admire and keep your eye out for wildflowers that grow along the creek. There is an active eagle's nest in one of the trees. Guests are welcome to explore down the creek where you'll find some great swimming holes. For a relaxing stroll, guests are welcome to walk the farm fence lines which are regularly maintained with a mower. There are so many beautiful local attractions to visit. Our local village is less than 2kms from the property where you will find Byabarra Cafe for excellent refreshments. Then a gorgeous drive up onto the plateau and you will find Comboyne village with a historic 1905 goal, Larrikins Lockup. And if you are feeling more adventurous, Rawson Falls and Ellenborough Falls make lovely day trips. And Comboyne Rock provides some stunning views. Upon arrival your host will provide you with an information pack on local attractions and general Hip Camp house rules and guidelines for your safety and enjoyment.
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Inverloch - Bunurong Country

1 site · RV, Tent5 acres · Inverloch, VIC
We started off spending weekends camping on our peaceful pocket of bush paradise when we built our home. We have since kept the campsite maintained and a place for family and friends to stay and escape their busy lives. Most recently, we have opened it up to Hipcamp in late 2020 where we have loved sharing our property and getting to know fellow campers.
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Numeralla

3 sites · RVs, Tents83 acres · Narrandera, NSW
Welcome to our riverside farm used to rehabilitate injured and orphaned wildlife. River red gums are frequented by free-ranging koalas.We have two beaches for river swimming and high banks for fishing. More suited for tent campers and camper trailers to access campsite near the river beach. Large caravans and motorhomes will not be suitable for access to the river but paddock space away from the river would be suitable. There are no amenities so you'll need to have your own. If there is an emergency please see me for access to granny flat for use of amenities. Campfires permitted when restrictions aren't in place. Please see the host before lighting a fire. Plenty of firewood lying around for you to gather your own.Guests are welcome to see me on arrival and view orphaned wildlife (joey roos, possums and birds) which we have in care. Please, no pets - we have orphaned wildlife.
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Ecostays

1 site · LodgingSouth Greenough, WA
We are lucky enough to enjoy our own private beach and are constantly amazed at the ever-changing sunsets over the horizon! We are environmentally conscious and are creating 1 bedroom self-contained 'upcycled' cottages which provide privacy and a total escape from the real world. You can expect to hear the sound of the waves and the beautiful star covered sky at night.Dogs are welcome.
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South Bruny Paradise

1 site · RV, Tent24 acres · South Bruny, TAS
Escape to South Bruny Island.  The campground is spread across a bushland setting with water views.  Take a short walk to enjoy the beach at Little Taylor's Bay.  Off the grid and suited to self contained campers, with a strict leave no trace policy.  Camp fires are permitted and firewood provided.  Enjoy the peaceful surroundings with visits from local wildlife.  The perfect spot from which to explore all that Bruny Island has to offer.
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Sussex Horses For Healing

1 site · RV, Tent16 acres · Sussex Inlet, NSW
A peaceful private 16 acre property an easy 5 minutes drive to the beach, lake and river around Sussex Inlet.Paddocks and 2 dams, kangaroos, horses & alpacas, backing onto bushland, great area for bush walks. Plenty of space for caravans, motor homes or tents. Privacy in the back paddock for those that have their own setup. Space closer to house for those needing amenities.Good access for caravans. Campfires permitted when restrictions aren't in place.DOGS ON REQUEST. PLEASE ASK.We have horses and you are welcome to interact/feed/brush/pat, just ask me on arrival.**DO NOT USE OUR BINS, take all of your rubbish with you when you leave, guests will be fined if you put rubbish in our bins We look forward to welcoming you soon!
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Cailleach Farm on the River

4 sites · RVs, Tents30 acres · Johns River, NSW
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Bohemian Beach Retreat Tiny House

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Falmouth, TAS
Our tiny house/shack sleeps 2 people max. It is close to beaches and a lagoon. Relax night and day in a fire pit lounge area crafted with dry stone (large soft cushions included) plus an outdoor fire bath. A small separate shed houses a flushing toilet and gas hot water shower. The block has mains power; solar power and tank water. The block is surrounded by local endemic shrubs, trees and ground covers. We provide firewood, linen for the comfortable double bed, condiments for the fully equipped kitchen that includes crockery, cutlery, a fridge, a gas cooker, air fryer, sandwich toaster, camp oven, water etc. Just bring your clothes and food. The block is in a quiet coastal hamlet (with gravel roads and no street lights) ideal for beach and lagoon activities (surfing, walking, paddling, bird watching). Our 2 person sit on kayak is at the tidal lagoon 5 min walk away. We have crafted this space over a number of years for personal use and now would like others to experience it. Stargazing from the fire bath is a must do feature especially in winter. Dog/pet friendly.
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Private beach camping in Australia guide

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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