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10 Must-Visit Campsites on Australia's East Coast

Australia is a camper’s paradise. The country’s natural beauty and diverse landscapes make it an ideal destination for those looking for a holiday that combines adventure, relaxation and stunning scenery. And the East Coast of Australia, in particular, has some of the best campsites in the world. From Queensland to Victoria, there are a plethora of places to park your camper or pitch your tent. In this blog, we’ve picked 10 great East Coast Australia campsites to help you plan your next camping adventure.

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Mission Beach Hideaway Holiday Village, Queensland

Mission Beach Hideaway Holiday Village is a top pick for the best places to camp on the East Coast. The campground boasts easy access to an incredible beach, beautiful gardens fringed with wavering palm trees, and well-kept facilities. The location is also great for spotting the prehistoric Cassowary bird, day trips to Dunk Island and outings to the Great Barrier Reef. It is also a great base to explore Etty Bay, Paronella Park, and Millaa Millaa Falls.

At under 2 hours drive from our Cairns depot, it's definitely somewhere to check out.

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Cape Hillsborough Nature Tourist Park, Queensland

Cape Hillsborough Nature Tourist Park is a nature lover’s dream come true. Set in a stunning location, you will wake up to the sound of kangaroos, and with a range of accommodation options, from tent spaces to unpowered sites to quaint beach huts, you not only get a gorgeous beach on your doorstep but also access to the wildlife that likes Cape Hillsborough, too.

Cape Hillsborough would be the perfect spot to take a break for anyone travelling between our Cairns or Brisbane locations.

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Broken Head Holiday Park, New South Wales

Located in a beautiful coastal rainforest setting just a short trek from Campervan Village at Byron Bay, Broken Head Holiday Park is perfect for beach lovers and surfers. The park is located within walking distance to the beautiful Tallow Beach and only a short drive to the lively town of Byron Bay.

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Pebbly Beach Campground, New South Wales

A few hours South of our Sydney branch, Pebbly Beach Campground is a must-visit for those looking for a unique camping experience. The campground is home to a group of wild kangaroos who roam the area freely, and visitors are often able to get up close and personal with them. It is also a great location for fishing, swimming, and exploring the beautiful Murramarang National Park.

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Harrington Beach State Park, New South Wales

Harrington Beach State Park is a beautiful park that is perfect for families. With a range of activities on offer, including fishing, swimming, and bird watching, there is something for everyone. The park is also home to a range of wildlife, including kangaroos, wallabies, and koalas. Situated halfway between our Byron Bay and Sydney locations, this would be a great spot to take a breather.

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Jervis Bay Holiday Park, New South Wales

Just a few hours south of Sydney, Jervis Bay Holiday Park is a great location for those looking to explore the stunning Jervis Bay region. The park is located within walking distance to the beautiful beaches of Jervis Bay and only a short drive to the quaint towns of Huskisson and Vincentia. There are also plenty of amenities, including a camp kitchen and hot showers.

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Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park

If you're looking for a peaceful retreat in the mountains, Halls Gap is the place for you. ocated about 3 hours west of our Melbourne depot, the Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park is situated right on the lake and has a range of sites to choose from. There are plenty of hiking trails in the area, including the popular Pinnacle Walk, which offers stunning views of the Grampians.

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Wilsons Promontory National Park

This wild, windswept peninsula about three hours south of Melbourne is one of Victoria’s top camping getaways. The campground is situated right on the beach and has a range of sites to choose from. There are also plenty of hiking trails to explore, as well as a range of wildlife to spot.

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Discovery Parks - Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain is one of the most iconic destinations in Tasmania, and the Discovery Parks - Cradle Mountain is the perfect place to base yourself while you explore the area. The campground is situated right in the heart of the wilderness and has a range of sites to choose from. There are also plenty of activities to enjoy, including hiking and wildlife spotting. You'll find the park about 300km northwest if you're setting out from Campervan Village Hobart. For more information on the best campsites in Tasmania, check out our Top 10 Campsites in Tasmania.

Conclusion

The East Coast of Australia is home to some of the best campsites in the world. From the stunning beaches of Queensland to the rugged mountains of Tasmania, there is something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful retreat in the mountains or a beachside paradise, the East Coast has it all. So why not pack up your camper and hit the road? With so many great campsites to choose from, you’re sure to have an unforgettable adventure. Don't forget to check out more inspiration and top travel tips from Campervan Village.

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