Wednesday, February 1

Free Camping in Australia.

There are not many things in life that come for free.  In the minds of some, anything free is not worth while, however when it comes to camping it is often the opposite.  Free camp sites are often less populated, and closely situated to a national park or state forest.

In many cases free camp grounds and national parks will provide all facilities such as toilets and showers.  Some will not.  Many however, will not provide free power - so you'll probably have to leave your 50" plasma TV at home.

To go free camping anywhere in Australia there is a very helpful website/resource which is this is a website run by campers for campers.  Similar to Wikipedia the website is maintained by those who are enthusiastic about camping in particular free camping.  This website does also list camping grounds such as national parks and state forests some of which do charge minimal site fees but are often well worth the extra money! also offers some tips to beginners who wish to free camp.

Another good reference for finding camp sites and national parks is the book Camps 8.  It is updated yearly and is available for purchase on the Tentworld Online Store and in any Tentworld store of course!  The Camps 6 book is a spiral bound book, that makes a great road companion and also features a full Hema Road Atlas.  To buy your Camps Australia Wide 8th Edition click here.

Do you have any tips for free camping?  Please share them in the comments below! :)


Jon Burrell

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