Who’s ready for an adventure? This Easter break is the ideal time to escape the city, explore the great outdoors and tick a few beautiful camping sites off your list. If you’re anything like Jase Andrews from All 4 Adventure, then you too know that exploring the wilderness is best done off the beaten track or in the water.
As you pack your bags, don’t forget the camping essentials: a tent, sleeping bags, pillows, flashlights, batteries, and of course, insect repellent. Why not channel your inner MasterChef and cook up a storm for the whole crew? Make sure you pack firewood, matches, camp oven, utensils, an esky and trusty bottle opener.
An Easter camping trip isn’t complete without some time on the trail as well as in the water, so grab your swimmers, pop your surfboard on the roof, chuck a couple of rods in the boot and grab your bait and tackle box for the perfect weekend away by the sea.
Some of Our Favourite Spots
NSW: Glenworth Valley
The Central Coast’s Glenworth Valley is a popular hot spot for horse riding and quad biking, but not many know of the amazing open bush style campsites. Situated along Popran Creek, you’ll be able to relax in total peace and quiet, throw a line out for some fish and have a wood-fired BBQ at the end of the day. And if you’re not keen on pitching your own tent, there are plenty of tents and tipis for hire!
QLD: Cape Tribulation
If you’ve always dreamt of waking up with the Great Barrier Reef at your doorstep, then Cape Tribulation is the perfect destination for you. Set up camp at Noah Beach to be tucked between two World Heritage-listed wonders: the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. Explore the best of both worlds, whether that be along the park’s rainforest tracks or in the cool blue waters.
VIC: Mornington Peninsula
Just an hour drive from Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula foreshore lets you combine beach time with wine tasting. With plenty of wineries a short drive away, crystal clear bays for an afternoon dip, and even natural hot springs to indulge in, there’s no place like the Mornington Peninsula.
SA: Coorong National Park
With 34 designated camping sites in Coorong National Park, you’re sure to find the perfect spot to set up for the weekend. If you’re looking for something a little different and want to experience a few nights amongst the grand sand dunes, a 4WD and a swag is all you need. The sand, stars, roar of the waves and dawn waking you will be unforgettable!
WA: Cape Le Grand National Park
Endless white sand and pristine turquoise waters makes Cape Le Grand one of the best holiday destinations in the entire country. Surround yourself with stunning beaches, walking trails and panoramic views when you pitch a tent at the Cape Le Grand Campground. With facilities like kitchens, gas BBQs, picnic tables and toilets, you’ll be able to camp comfortably while basking in nature’s beauty.
NT: Litchfield National Park
If you’re a fan of waterfalls, natural swimming holes and bushwalking, Litchfield National Park is the place for you. With beautiful spots like Wangi Falls, Florence Falls or Walker Creek, you’ll be able to escape the heat, cool down and pitch a tent before you continue to explore the rest of Tabletop Track.
TAS: Freycinet National Park
For that iconic Tassie experience, you really can’t go past Freycinet and its coastal camping sites. Perched amongst the dunes, just metres from the water’s edge, you’ll be waking up to breathtaking views each and every morning. Quintessential Freycinet experiences like wine tasting and having an oyster feast are only a short drive away, so you can treat yourself without wandering far.
Remember, just because summer is over that doesn’t mean the harsh effects of the sun are any less potent. The Rhino-Rack Batwing offers 270 degrees of shelter, creating a great space for your family and friends to relax in a personalised campsite, whilst enjoyed Cancer Council approved shade. Designed to be a one-man job, setting up and packing down the Batwing is a breeze, so you can make the most of your weekend getaway on the road or at the beach.
Whether you want adventure, exploration or just some time for R&R, these amazing destinations are sure to hit the spot for your Easter long weekend. But don’t just rely on our advice, make sure to suss it out for yourself this upcoming Easter break!
For more information please visit www.all4adventure.com and www.rhinorack.com.au
About Jase Andrews: Jase Andrews is the host of Australia’s number one 4WD and adventure show, All 4 Adventure. Being no stranger to the outdoors and having a passion for exploring the outback, he’s acquired the knowledge to survive any situation that he’s faced with.