Australian caravan & campervan sharing platform, Camplify has reached out to its community of van owners who hit the road regularly to some of the country’s most stunning camping locations to get their recommendations on some of our best kept secrets for your next roadtrip.
With international travel off the cards for, arguably, the next 6-12 months, Camplify is on a mission to share some local knowledge of the most picturesque destinations to inspire your adventures here this year.
Camplify CEO, Justin Hales said: “We’ve had record bookings for our vans over the past month so we know Australians are hitting the road to travel locally where they can. For many this is their go to holiday choice, but we’re also seeing a lot of new customers who haven’t camped or hired a caravan/campervan before.”
For some School Holiday or Christmas break inspiration check out these hidden gems.
Linda Thompson, owner of camper trailer Easy Peezy in NSW, recommends the BIG4 East Beach Park, Kiama, NSW:
This caravan park has everything you could ask for, giving you no reason to leave if you don’t want to. It has direct access to a stunning beach nestled in a gorgeous little protected bay. BIG4 East Beach Park also has plenty of bike tracks and a waterpark that will keep kids entertained all day.
Shannon Culhane, owner of The Coogee Campervan in NSW, suggests Trial Bay Gaol, NSW:
Trial Bay Gaol campground is right by the peaceful beach and perfect for a family camping holiday. Bring your caravan, motorhome or tent for a weekend of swimming, fishing and fun. During the whale migration season you can see whales off the beach from the comfort of your caravan! The area is full of Aussie wildlife with kangaroos chilling out at the campgrounds.
Another popular recommendation is Reflections Bermagui, NSW:
This stunning coastal town boasts amazing beaches, cafes, shops and an ocean pool, a short walk from the caravan park. This spot is perfect for a day of snorkeling, shopping or a coastal walk. Holidaymakers can watch the seals sleeping off this southern NSW coastal town.
Erin Short, owner of campervans Hendrix and Huey (Drifters) in QLD, recommends Borumba Deer Park, QLD:
This family friendly park has deers grazing on site to keep the kids entertained. This relaxing destination also offers kayaks, mini golf and playgrounds, not to mention the brand new amenities following their recent renovations.
Erin also recommends Eco Habitat Noosa, QLD
Located 25 minutes north of Noosa, Habitat Noosa everglades ecocamp is Queensland’s most exciting eco-tourism product. This much-loved camping ground on 65 acres of natural bushland (previously known as Elanda Point Education Centre & Adventure Park) has undergone extensive revitalisation to provide onsite cabin, camping, motorhome and glamping accommodation, along with recently renovated amenities.
Kim Uglow, owner of caravan ‘Lifestyle of the Famous’, QLD recommends Sandstone Point, QLD:
Located at Sandstone Point overlooking the pristine waters of the Pumicestone Passage and Moreton Bay, you will find this picturesque icon for tourists, and locals to soak up and enjoy. Kim describes this destination as ‘a five star resort for camping’, with gourmet dining options a plenty, entertainment and a nearby water park for the kids.
Lucy, the owner of Yugen Campers, QLD say The Scenic Rim, QLD is their favourite:
According to Lucy, the Scenic Rim in Queensland has some of the best campgrounds available. They love visiting Spring Gully Stays in particular, where you can get a riverside spot, or Bigriggen where you can watch amazing sunsets and gaze at the stars.
David Williams, owner of expander van, Tanami in VIC, says Zanetti’s Beach is his go to:
When Victorians are out of their lockdown and able to hit the road again, Zanetti’s Beach, a short drive from Yarrawonga, is David’s recommendation for travellers in VIC. Close to the local down and boasting stretches of soft white sand, this beach has the lot. The swimming is fantastic with areas of low current and shallow water for the little ones and also has some great fishing spots.
Burn Papalia who owns the Busselton Luxury Pop Top Camper, WA says WA’s Coral Coast is a must for roadtrippers:
If you’re keen to take your time and experience everything Western Australia’s Coral Coast has to offer, be sure to include the Coral Coast Highway in your holiday itinerary. The drive includes some of the most iconic experiences on offer in Australia’s Coral Coast, from the unique Pinnacles Desert in Cervantes, skydiving and sea lion charters in Jurien Bay, Dongara-Port Denison’s award winning rum distillery, the leaning trees of Greenough in the greater Geraldton area.
Kevin Carter, owner of motorhome KC’s Avan in WA recommends Fonty’s Pool, WA:
This idyllic holiday park is not your typical caravan park. This magical location overlooking the Fonty Pool, is an ideal base for exploring WA’s beautiful South West. Enjoy the taste of the famous black truffle, visit award winning wineries, marvel at the tall timber forests and fresh produce grown on Seven Day Road.
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