Published at: 6/21/2016 3:29:02 PM
Easter offers four glorious days to pack a swag, pitch a tent and explore the great outdoors.
Trouble is, with so many of us hitting the road, your favourite campsite could be busier than the Easter bunny in a chocolate factory.
We’ve got it sorted. Check out Frank’s under-the-radar campsites to beat the crowds this Easter.
Tully Gorge National Park – pack a poncho!
Hike, swim, hop on a mountain bike…and be prepared to get wet. Really wet. This World Heritage site located 140km south of Cairns cops a soaking with rain typically falling 150 days of the year. But heck, that means luscious plant life, wicked white water rafting and a great opportunity to test your wet weather gear.
Camping cost: $5.95 per person per night, or $23.80 per family per night.
New South Wales
Dawsons Spring, Mt Kaputar National Park – soar like an eagle
Located near Narrabri, a 6-hour drive out of Sydney, Mt Kaputar rises 1,500 metres about the north-west slopes. The view from the summit covers almost one-tenth of NSW, and nestled into the mountainside is Dawsons Spring campsite. Make it your base for bushwalking, mountain bike riding or simply take in the world from an eagle’s perspective.
Camping cost: $6 per adult per night. $3.50 per child per night.
Ryan’s Den, Great Ocean Walk…tick it off your bucket list
Hugging 91km of glorious coastline, Victoria’s Great Ocean Walk deserves a place on your bucket list. Head to Apollo Bay, hike to Ryan’s Den campsite and soak in views that stretch forever.
Cost: From $30.90 per night.
Narawntapu National Park - fall in love with the locals
Located to the north-east of Devonport, Narawntapu may not be Tassie’s best known National Park, but if you want share Easter with local wildlife this is the place to be. Cosy up to wombats, wallabies, pademelons (think pint-sized kangaroos) and if you’re lucky, a Tasmanian Devil.
Cost: From $13.00 per night unpowered site or $16 powered site.
Iga Warta – feast on bush tucker
What do you know about South Australia? Funky Adelaide, delectable wines, and over-the-top temps in Oodnadatta, right? Let Iga Warta change your perceptions.
Located an 8.5-hour drive north of Adelaide in the Northern Flinders Ranges, Iga Warta is famous for its bush tucker. Discover ‘nature’s supermarket’ and realise what it means to be truly, deeply connected to the landscape.
Cost: $11 per person per night camping through to $150 per night for a safari tent.
Conto’s Field campground, Leeuwin Naturaliste National Park…this is what camping is all about.
Pick up a couple of top drops at some of Australia’s finest wineries, and head to Conto’s Field campground for a few days of spectacular beauty just 20 km south of Margaret River. Great views. Good fishing. Awesome beaches. This is Easter camping at its finest.
Cost: $10 per adult per night.
Who’d have thought, a near-permanent water hole slap bang in the middle of Australia. Inflate a lilo and float along the surprisingly chilly waters through the gorge’s narrow rock chasm. Climb nearby Mt Sonder, then head back to the Ridgetop campsite and enjoy 360 degree views of the outback. Be quick. Spaces are limited.
Cost: $3.30 per adult per night, $1.65 children, $7.70 family
Make a list, check it twice.
Nothing can ruin the perfect getaway like missing tent poles or no matches to get the fire going. To make sure you've packed every must-have, you can download frank's camping checklist here.
So, camping not your style?
Let’s face it, camping isn’t for everyone - so if you’re more into ‘glamping’ than camping you might want to check out these top glamping destinations.
What are you waiting for?
So whether you’re camping or glamping– frank’s got you covered for the ultimate spot and a list of must-haves to make the most of your Easter break. Frank can also offer a low rate option for stocking up on your camping stash. frank – ME’s low rate card – keeps things lean as with the same low rate for purchases and cash advances and no annual fee. Hop to it.
Make sure to check local conditions before visiting any camping spots or parks. We don’t need to tell you to follow the safety information displayed at all national parks around Australia, do we? Recommendations sourced from National Parks Australia.
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