Taking a break at one of Australia's national park campsites is a great way to get away from it all.
Australia has more than 500 national parks covering more than 28 million hectares – nearly four per cent of the Australian land mass. With a huge choice of national park campsites offering a wide range of facilities, you are sure to find a spot that’s perfect for you.
National parks offer unspoilt landscapes and the opportunity to be among a diverse number of native plants and animals. By camping in national parks, visitors get to learn about its environment, heritage and culture.
Spending a night or two getting back to nature helps quieten the noise of everyday life, reminding us of life's simple pleasures, such as the taste of damper cooked on coals, listening to animal and birdsong, or looking at the stars.
Why not try camping on the Lamington Plateau, Lamington National Park, which is set in Queensland's McPherson mountain range, 900m above sea level. This park is part of the Shield Volcano Group – the plateaus and cliffs here are the remnants of the huge, 23-million-year-old Tweed volcano.
If you wish to sample Northern Territory national park camping, be sure to visit the popular Kings Canyon Resort in Watarrka National Park. This park is for the adventurous traveller, located between Uluru and Alice Springs, enjoy the peace and stunning scenery of the outback.
You'll find all sorts of national park camping grounds. From powered sites with all the creature comforts, to remote bushland clearings with just basic facilities, there's something to suit everyone.