Australia’s Top 5 Winter Camp Spots

With  winter fast approaching, we have put on our winter woolies and found the top 5 winter camp spots to enjoy.  What is better than relaxing around the fire having a beverage or two then cuddling up in a warm bed and a full tummy of roasted marshmallows!


1. Camping in Nitmiluk National Park, Northern Territory

The pretty Katherine River carves its way through Nitmiluk National Park, making this spot perfect for kayaking and canoeing even in winter.

Most camping in the national park is based near the river, and some camping areas are only accessible by water. You can also use a canoe to travel between camping areas like Eighth Gorge and Smitt Rocks.

Winter is the best time of year to visit Nitmiluk, as the park can flood in the wet season.

2. Jalmurark Campground, Northern Territory

Situated in the beautiful Elsey National Park, Jalmurark Campground is on the banks of the stunning Roper River. The campground has impressive facilities, including solar hot-water showers.

But with close proximity to both Mataranka Springs and Bitter Springs thermal pools, we have a feeling you won’t need to use the showers.

There are plenty of activities for campers to enjoy in Elsey National Park, from cycling, kilometres of walking trails and fishing.

3. Platypus Bush Camp, Queensland

Platypus Bush Camp is a magical camp spot that is well known for it’s beautiful rain forest setting, friendly owner, great facilities and proximity to some of the most stunning parts of the (warm) Queensland Mid Tropics, including being only a few kilometers away from Eungella National Park.

Keep an an eye out for the camp spots areas namesake in the pools and creeks around the site.

It costs $7.50 per adult per night to camp.
4. Red Bluff camping area, Western Australia

Red Bluff camping area is situated at the southern end of Ningaloo Marine Park, which makes this campsite ideal for campers wanting to enjoy the water through sports like surfing (the impressive Bluff Barrel is nearby), swimming and snorkelling. And the night-time star-gazing is truly majestic.

The camping area is situated on Quobba Station, a working station.

You can also camp at the homestead or, for the non-camper in the family, choose from a range of other accommodation.

5. Whitehaven Beach camping area, Queensland

We all know Whitehaven Beach is one of Australia’s most scenic beaches in our country, however it also a spectacular camp spot to enjoy in winter. There are seven defined sites just meters away from the pristine sand of the beach.

Bookings are essential, as the island has a maximum of 36 campers a night. So while the island may be buzzing with visitors by day, come evening it will feel like your personal paradise.

If you miss out on a spot at Whitehaven Beach, the Whitsunday Islands National Park has a range of other campsites, including Joe’s Beach camping area and Crayfish Beach camping area.

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