Camping is undeniably better when you have the chance to connect with nature – not the family with three screaming kids in the tent next door. For those looking for some peace and solitude on their next camping trip, check out these four stunning camp sites across the country that have remained relatively undiscovered.
1. Mystery Bay, near Narooma, NSW
In this exquisitely isolated cove, visitors can camp beneath the trees and still have easy access to the shops and fishing spots at Narooma. Mystery Bay has plenty of drive-in camp spots, fires and even dogs are permitted. The campsite is bordered by a couple of stunning beaches, which are also great for fishing and swimming.
2. Cape Trib Camping, Cape Tribulation in Queensland
These secluded grounds, just a 2.5 hour drive north of Cairns, are just a walk away from a stunning beach, fresh water for swimming, and trials that wind through the Daintree Rainforest. The site even provides a decent kitchen, restaurant and bar, for those inclined.
3. Johanna Beach, Great Ocean Road, Victoria
Looking for even more solitude? These grounds in the Great Otway National Park might be what you’ve been searching for. The amenities are basic, it’s a short detour from the Great Ocean Road drive, and the site even permits dogs on leads. The beach grounds are set on a ridge with panoramic views of the ocean and skyline.
4. Dunk Island, Queensland
Dunk Island is a quiet tropical island with eight different campsites, right on the Great Barrier Reef. The grounds are accessible by water taxi, gas barbecues are supplied, and visitors can trek through the rainforest and climb Mt Kootaloo for panoramic views of Coral Sea.