22 of the best camping spots across Australia

Camping is about getting away from it all and ditching the internet for a few days so you can reconnect with nature. Hipcamp is here to help you do just that.

Hipcamp is Australia’s most comprehensive guide for unique outdoor stays. They cover over 35,000 unique options across Australia.

From remote camping to lush glamping, you can figure out your ideal adventure spot with integrated maps and real-time availability.

To get you started we’ve rounded up 22 of the best Hipcamp stays across Australia.

Amazing Hipcamp stays in New South Wales

Crystal Creek Ranch, NSW

Set amid untouched rainforest near the Queensland border, Crystal Creek Ranch is a vast property backing onto Springbrook National Park, with walking tracks, creeks and waterfalls within easy reach. You’ll feel like you have northern NSW to yourself, it’s that pristine. BYO tents and vans.

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Crystal Creek Ranch NSW © Hipcamp

Tenterfield Camp Cubby, NSW

Set up camp on a bush block, with access to a tiny house for your camp kitchen. This space is all yours, to enjoy the campfire, stars and lush New England countryside (and its wineries).

Tenterfield Camp Cubby © Hipcamp

Forest Bathing Campsites, NSW

Near Byron, this property has a single camping spot, in the shade of a big tree. Look forward to an outdoor hot shower, outdoor wood-heated bath and campfires.

First Falls, NSW

Ideal for couples who do not have camping equipment, the Rustic Glamper contains sleeping quarters for two in a converted horse float. Cook up camp meals on the gas stove and eat under the awning.

Rustic glamping at First Falls © Hipcamp

Nic’s Cabin, NSW

In the Capertee Valley in the Greater Blue Mountains, this cabin comes with indoor and outdoor showers, a kitchen, bathroom, spectacular views… and not much else. Because you’re here to enjoy nature at its finest.

Bell Tent Glamping, NSW

Wake to the tranquil sounds of wildlife in Belford National Park, and spend your nights stargazing before retiring to your own private glamping tent. The glamping tents are decked out with fairy lights, fluffy rugs and board games. From the linens to the camp kitchen, everything you need is here.

Bell Tent Glamping © Hipcamp

Hobbit Hut for Grownups, NSW

In the Kalang Valley, this hut encapsulates the charm of Bellingen. The plateau is home to the boardwalks of the World Heritage Dorrigo National Park, and the rustic hut has everything you need for a comfy stay. On the outside its mud-brick and reclaimed timber, on the inside its got reverse cycle aircon, TV, internet and a cosy double bedroom.

Hobbit Hut for Grownups © Hipcamp

Hipcamp stays in Victoria

Fulham Historic Riverfront, VIC

Pitch your tent or caravan on a 180-year-old historic homestead hobby farm with river frontage on the Glenelg River (west of the Grampians). Bring your rod and enjoy a beer at the on-site Silo Bar. There’s no showers but the river-frontage makes it easy to soak off the dirt then warm up by a campfire.

Fulham Historic Riverfront © Hipcamp

The Sticks – Main Camp, VIC

Main Camp is great for larger groups. There’s a compostable toilet and camp kitchen shelter for shared use. You need to be self-sufficient so BYO cooker, cups, plates, esky and sense of adventure.

The Sticks Main Camp
The Sticks Main Camp, Victoria. © Hipcamp

The best Hipcamp stays in Queensland

Hessy the Retro Caravan, QLD

Hessy is a retro caravan lovingly revamped and kitted out with funky decor. Perched on a hill near Mapleton National Park, she has a covered deck where you can enjoy sweeping views of the property and valley.

Hessy the Retro Caravan © Hipcamp

Tent in the Forest, QLD

In Noosa’s hinterland, this glamping site is a mountainside paradise – check in and you have the entire campground to yourself. The tent is self-contained (bedding, a cooker, fridge) and eco-friendly.

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Tent in the Forest, QLD © Hipcamp

Hippie Hideaway, QLD

In Far North Queensland, this off-grid perch sees you glamping with solar power, rainwater, hot shower and kitchen, all set up in a little bush cabin amid the lush Kuranda rainforest. Sleeping four, you can sleep in the king bed or pitch your tent by the shelter and enjoy a campfire. Pets are welcome too.

Hippie Hideaway © Hipcamp

Captain Creek Hideaway, QLD

You’re guaranteed a room (and even a shower) with a view at this rural bush retreat, just 30 kilometres from the beach and adjoining Eurimbula National Park. You’re not far from Agnes Water and the town of 1770.

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Captain Creek Hideaway © Hipcamp

Gwongorella Ger, QLD

This tranquil rainforest retreat is located at the edge of Springbrook National Park, near the Gold Coast. Snuggle up under the stars by the outdoor fire ring or the cosy wood fire inside the yurt.

Gwongorella Ger Yurt © Hipcamp

Amazing Hipcamp stays in Tasmania

Wilderfolk Blueberry Farm, TAS

Tassie’s Wilderfolk Blueberry Farm is your backdrop for the night, the organic property sitting pretty in the Huon Valley. Set up beside the dam, pick fruit and then relax beside a crackling fire.

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Wilderfolk Blueberry Farm, Tasmania © Hipcamp

Captain Matthew’s Hideaway, TAS 

Located on the Forestier Peninsula, this spot of paradise was once the site of a convict Probation Station. BYO tent, van or trailer to this family-owned oasis to swim, bushwalk, fish or birdwatch.

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Captain Matthew’s Hideaway, Tasmania © Hipcamp

Western Australia accommodation

Ecostays Cottage, WA

North of Perth, this upcycled cottage is off-grid solar and sustainable. Come here to be close to the ocean and switch off. The cottage sleeps two with a queen bed, kitchen and bathroom.

Ecostays Cottage © Hipcamp

Kangaroo Gully, WA

A creekside campsite surrounded by redgums on a working cattle farm, this is ideal for swags, tents and camper trailers. If you’re a twitcher, this is for you; look out for cockatoos and wedge-tailed eagles.

Kangaroo Gully © Hipcamp

Ord Valley Delight, WA

On farmland overlooking the Ord Valley near Kununurra, this property has two campsites with amazing views. Fish and spot Indigenous art, then relax amid hundreds of boab trees and poddy calves.

Forest Sites – Spring Waters, WA

In the heart of the Margaret River region, this lush site is for caravans that are self-sufficient. You’re just a few steps from an enormous lake, and just as close to wineries, breweries and restaurants.

The Bus Stop, WA

This dreamy adults-only retreat sees you bed down in a fully renovated coach, with expansive views, privacy and off-grid living.

The Bus Stop, WA © Hipcamp

South Australia

Eckert’s Old Place, SA

Sleep in a sandstone cabin once used by shearers on a merino sheep stud and a wheat/ barley cropping farm at Emu Downs in the mid-north of South Australia. The unpowered cabin sleeps four with an external flushing toilet, shower bag for a ‘bush shower’. Put on your rustic chefs hat and cook over the open fire, BBQ or gas camp cooker, there’s also space for your mates to camp out back.

Eckert’s Old Place © Hipcamp

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