Hipcamp Newcomer Awards 2024: Australia Edition

To help you find the best camping in the country, each year we compile data from bookings, reviews, and ratings across more than 500,000 available sites. We use this to identify top-performing properties and crown Hipcamp Award winners.

In 2024, we’re delighted to introduce the Hipcamp Newcomer Awards. This category rewards properties and the Hosts who run them for making a name for themselves in just a short period of time. To name these winners, we looked for properties that recently joined Hipcamp and earned their very first booking in 2023, shortly before taking off with major success. We then studied everything from camper reviews to Host offerings to identify the new Hipcamps that made a splash in 2023.

Here’s to many more years of nights under the stars! How were winners selected?


River Run Farm Camping, QLD

  • Location: Antigua, QLD
  • Price: From $30/night
  • Number of campsites: 41 vehicle/tent sites, 1 caravan-only site
  • Acreage: 84
  • Campfires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes


The Peach Farm, NSW

  • Location: Mororo, NSW
  • Price: From $54/night
  • Number of campsites: 11 vehicle/tent sites, 2 tent-only sites, 1 glamping site
  • Acreage: 55
  • Campfires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: No


Mountain View Holiday Park, QLD

  • Location: Mount Surround, QLD
  • Price: From $30/night
  • Number of campsites: 25 vehicle/tent sites
  • Acreage: 90
  • Campfires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes


Christmas Creek Bush Retreat, QLD

  • Location: Lamington, QLD
  • Price: From $22/night
  • Number of campsites: 12 vehicle/tent sites
  • Acreage: 160
  • Campfires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes


Jack’s Place Toogoolawah, QLD

  • Location: Braemore, QLD
  • Price: From $8/night
  • Number of campsites: 15 vehicle/tent sites
  • Acreage: 40
  • Campfires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes


Peaceful Valley Farm, Western Australia

  • Location: Jelcobine, WA
  • Price: From $34/night
  • Number of campsites: 8 vehicle/tent sites
  • Acreage: 150
  • Campfires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes


Black Cockatoo Valley, QLD

  • Location: Witta, QLD
  • Price: From $147/night
  • Number of campsites: 5 glamping sites
  • Acreage: 150
  • Campfires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes


Anchorage Park, NSW

  • Location: Urunga, NSW
  • Price: From $48/night
  • Number of campsites: 6 caravan sites
  • Acreage: 100
  • Campfires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes


Hilltop Country Camping, QLD

  • Location: Crows Nest, QLD
  • Price: From $25/night
  • Number of campsites: 5 vehicle/tent sites
  • Acreage: 175
  • Campfires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

Way Way Getaway, NSW

  • Location: Way Way, NSW
  • Price: From $36/night
  • Number of campsites: 5 vehicle/tent sites
  • Acreage: 55
  • Campfires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes


Find yourself outside in 2024

Now that you’ve got all the inspiration you could need, it’s time to book your ultimate camping trip.

Hipcamp is an online marketplace where you can list, discover, and book campsites and accommodations on private and public land. Hipcamp is your go-to guide to getting outside. If you’re a landowner, Hipcamp creates new revenue streams for your business, which can help conserve your land and keep it wild. #FindYourselfOutside #LeaveItBetter

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