Experience Australia’s most stunning campgrounds
Australia is full of beautiful and fascinating landscapes, and one of the best ways to experience them is by hiring a motorhome and hitting the road. With some amazing campgrounds in scenic spots throughout the country, you can park up and have a picture-perfect view right outside your campervan window. Bliss.
Take a peek at our picks for the most scenic campgrounds in Australia and start planning your journey today.
BIG4 Iluka on Freycinet Holiday Park
Hop in your Hobart campervan rental and get ready to be spellbound by Tasmania. Big4 Iluka on Freycinet places you right in the heart of Freycinet National Park, one of the island state’s most gorgeous spots. Your motorhome site will look out upon the glassy waters of Muirs Beach, and it’s only a quick stroll to the shore where you can take a refreshing dip.
Top of your Tasmanian to-do list should be a visit to Wineglass Bay, the highlight of Freycinet National Park with its golden shores and inviting crystalline waters. Enjoy mouth-watering local seafood before venturing further afield to explore the rest of the island on a round trip from Hobart. Check out some of the other picturesque national parks along the way, such as Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair and the Hartz Mountains.
Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park
Do you dream of waking up surrounded by the silhouettes of mountains, towering waterfalls, lush green forests and a tranquil lake? Then you need to drive your Melbourne campervan hire to the Grampians National Park and park up at Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park. It really is an atmospheric destination, especially when the sun sets. Picture yourself sitting in a circle around a crackling campfire or taking an evening dip in a woodfire-heated outdoor pool as you gaze up at the mountains and the stars. Daytime is always an adventure, too: you can enjoy a wander along Lake Bellfield’s dam wall, or head out fishing, canoeing or swimming.
Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park is about three hours’ drive direct from Melbourne. If you want to have an even more scenic journey, why not take a detour along the Great Ocean Road?
Ayers Rock Campground
Ayers Rock, also known as Uluru, is a must-see on any Australian motorhome bucket list. Ayers Rock Campground is as close as you can get to the famous Outback landmark, just 15 kilometres from the site. Being such a remote location, it’s an incredible spot for stargazing. Take in the vastness of the rust-coloured Northern Territory and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park landscapes around you, and be sure to get up early at least once to watch the sunrise - it’s not a sight you will forget in a hurry.
Hire a campervan from Alice Springs and make the six-hour drive to Uluru - that’s if you’re not making any stops! Or, for an extended adventure, drive from Adelaide to Darwin where you can visit Uluru along the way.
Big4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort
Hire an RV at Airlie Beach, the doorstep to the jaw-droppingly beautiful Whitsundays. A prime location, Airlie’s Big4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort was always bound to boast magnificent views. Take a romantic sunset stroll along the golden sands of Airlie Beach, but don’t forget, the picture-perfect Whitsunday island shores are just a boat ride away and make for an unforgettable day trip. Whitehaven Beach is one of the best-known in the region and for good reason: its shimmering white sand and crystal-clear waters are second-to-none.
To make your stay extra special, Big4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort also has some luxurious facilities, championing the idea of ‘glamourvanning’. That means you can savour its 26 tranquil acres of gorgeous gardens and a lagoon-style pool, or watch the kids run wild at the adventure park or animal farm, all in style and comfort.
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Want to squeeze in as many scenic spots as possible on your Aussie motorhome trip? Check out some more Australian road trip itineraries to take you across the country. Which stunning place are you looking forward to visiting the most? Let us know in the comments below!