Top 5 Camping Spots for an East Coast Road Trip

If you’re like us here at Okanui HQ, this crazy cough has royally screwed your international travel plans for the past year or so. With no end in the near future, we’ve scribbled up a quick list of 5 places you’ve got to tick off on your east coast road trip this year 🤘


  • 1. Habitat Noosa
  • We love Noosa for plenty of reasons; from the surfing, the markets, the bars; just a great place to get away from the everyday. Habitat Noosa offers an epic eco-camping experience right on the north shore of the Noosa River with options for powered and unpowered campsites (as well as glamping if you or your pals want a bit of extra luxury). Highly recommended if you’re after a bit of solitude with the kangaroos and stars while in Noosa.

    Photo: Camp management 2018


  • 2. Ingenia Holidays Byron Bay
  • A couple hours south lies the booming surf town of Byron Bay. Known for its super relaxed vibe, this place is the ideal spot for some waves in the morning, shopping in the arvo and an evening on the town with so many epic bars to choose from. However, if you’re like us and want to enjoy a bit of solitude in nature too, the Ingenia Holiday Park has you covered. Sitting right on Tallow Beach, accommodation comes by way of 52 powered cabins and 155 campsites; so feel free to bring plenty of mates to get in on the trip.

    Photo: Camp Management 2019


  • 3. Delicate Campground - Goolawah
  • Continuing south you’d be crazy not to pull up at Delicate Campground in Goolawah. About 10kms down an unsealed road south of Crescent Head and you’ll find a gorgeous campground right on Goolawah beach that’s great for fishing, whale watching and, if you get it right, a rifling right-hander down the Southern point. The beach is dog friendly too, so you can forget about dropping your favourite four-legged friend at your Aunt’s house before your trip.

    Photo: John Spencer/OEH


  • 4. The Basin Campground
  • The Basin is a sweet little spot that’s popular with Sydney locals for its great camping, fishing and activities for the kids. Easiest access is from the ferry at Palm Beach going across Pittwater, or you can cop the 2 mile hike from West Head road (nightmare though if you’ve got heaps of gear). Once you’re there though you’ll feel like you’re a million miles away from the CBD with the amount of wallabies and kookaburras, just don’t feed them because they get cheeky!

    Photo: David Finnegan/DPIE


  • 5. Booderee National Park

  • About 3.5 hours down the coast from Sydney will take you towards Booderee National Park in Jervis Bay. If you aren’t already surfed and fished out from the last couple of stops, this joint will certainly help! Fishing in the crystal clear waters has been a favourite pastime for the local Koori community, with plenty of sea life all around the region. Also with plenty of powered and unpowered sites with clean facilities, the National Park makes camping a breeze. Highly recommended zone to chill out and get some coastal activities in 🌺.




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