If you are planning to travel through Australia on road trips or to do some bushwalking in some of the more remote areas, chances are you are going to have to camp out overnight during your adventure. It is part of the fun and doesn’t necessarily have to be bush camping in tents. There are other tented camping accommodations available all over Australia. When you are heading out on the road, it helps to have your own car rather than relying on tour buses.
Of course, if you are visiting Australia or traveling, you likely don’t have your own car, but you can hire one at any of Budget Australia’s convenient and friendly locations all over in every state and territory. Here are 3 unique camping locations you might choose to stay while exploring all over Australia. Today we will be featuring the Bamurru Plains near Kakadu National Park in the Top End of the Northern Territory, Spicers Canopy near Main Range National Park in the Scenic Rim of Queensland, and Karijini Eco Retreat near Karijini National Park in Exmouth, Western Australia.
The Bamurru Plains allows you to stay right in the heart of Kakadu National Park on the Mary River floodplains sections of the park. Kakadu is Australia’s largest national park, so vast, it is larger than some European countries! This is the tropical north which is hot and humid year round, but is much more temperate in the dry season, which is winter and the only time most of the park is accessible. Bamurru Plains is an eco-friendly retreat mostly run on solar power.
There are 10 spacious safari bungalows with plush beds, large ensuite bathrooms, high pressure showers, and great decor that focuses on the Aboriginal history, heritage, and artwork of the original landowners who are celebrated and honoured here. Tour packages are available with your stay, you should definitely try an airboat ride or riverboat cruist where you can explore the wetlands and see buffalos, crocodiles, and do some birdwatching for the 200+ species of birds that live here.
Spicers Canopy is a unique place to stay because it is located on a working Australian cattle station. It is located on Spicers Peak in Main Range National Park, which is part of the spectacular Scenic Rim of Queensland. Amenities in your tents include raised hardwood flooring, king size beds, window flaps, and hot showers in solar-powered bathrooms. The entire retreat is eco-friendly too with a worm farm for processing waste and steps taken all the time to reduce the impact on the environment.
In addition to being able to watch the activities of the cattle ranch, there is the amazing scenery of the Scenic Rim, the three peaks: Mount Mitchell, Spicers Peak, and Mount Cordeaux were all once active volcanoes. They now lie dormant and the surroundings are beautiful. You can visit the national park, explore caves, do bird watching, and find local swimming holes.
amazing and varied landscapes in Western Australia. It is located in Karijini National Park, which is where you will find amazing landscapes including Fortescue Falls, Dales Gorge, Oxer Lookout, Weano Gorge, Hamersley Gorge and more. The scenery there is in sharp contrast to the nearby coast where you will find Exmouth, Ningaloo Reef, and Coral Bay. The snorkeling and SCUBA diving here is nothing short of amazing. Ningaloo Reef is the largest fringing reef in Australia, which means you can go from the beach directly into the reef without needing to take a charter boat to a reef. It is also one of the only places in the world where you can seasonally swim with the giant whale sharks that grow up to 18 metres long.
Karijini is an eco-retreat, so it is making a very little impact on the gorgeous nature that surrounds it. It is owned by the Gumala Aboriginal Coporation, they are one of the founding members of Ecolodges of Australia, an organisation that ensures that the land, its resources and wildlife are all protected and the proceeds from your stay there are put towards conservation efforts. The facility is all run on solar power, uses rechargeable lanterns, and has a gray water treatment facility. In addition, the eco-tents are semi-permanent so they are moved in rotations to ensure that they make a very minimal impact on the environment. You can choose to stay in the deluxe eco-tents or campout.
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