Best camping spots in East Coast Australia

Australia may be one of the best place's in the world for beachside camping. We're spoilt for choice. And there's nothing quite like waking up to the warm sun, hearing the sounds of the of waves and birds chirping.

To kick off the summer camping season, we're sharing a few of our favourite coastal camp spots on the East Coast. Keep in mind that many of the best places fill up quickly, so remember to book early. 

1. Diamond Head Campground, NSW

Just a 3-4 hour drive north of Sydney, camp just metres from the beach. It's got all the amenities you need (water, showers, toilets, picnic tables) and campfires are allowed. Located in Crowdy Bay National Park, there's lots of great, short coastal treks to enjoy during the day. Look out for kangaroos roaming the campsite!  Book here.

Diamond HeadImage: Tanna Nankivell, TimeOut


2. The Prom - Wilsons Promotory National Park, VIC

For those looking for something a little more rugged and remote, Wilsons Prom is hard to beat. Located on the southern tip of Victoria, it's about a 4 hour drive from Melbourne. It offers untouched Australian wilderness at it's finest. There's something for everyone in the park - from coastal bush trails to pristine beaches. There's a few campgrounds available, depending on how remote you want to go. Book here.

The Prom, VIC
Image: Visit Victoria


3. Green Patch - Booderee National Park, NSW

Jervis Bay has a wealth of great beach side camp grounds, just 3 hours south of Sydney. Located in Booderee National Park, Green Patch is one of our favourites. Camp right under the gumtrees but metres away from the sea. There's lot of other great options nearby though - anywhere along the Jervis bay coastline you get kangaroos and crystal clear waters. Book here.

Green Patch Jervis BayImage: Destination NSW


4. Frazer Beach CampgroundNSW

Frazer Beach is a hidden gem on the North Coast in NSW. The camp site is quiet and secluded, with only 6 sites available. Camp right next to the beach, hidden in the bushland of Munmorah State Conservation Area. There's a nearby lagoon, perfect for the kids, and easy access to walking trails. Book here.

Image: icentralcoast


5.  Noosa North Shore Beach Campground, QLD

The Noosa North Shore Beach Campground is set amongst miles of unspoiled beaches and rugged bushland in the Great Sandy National Park. The dream base for a week of swimming, surfing, walking and soaking up nature. There's a great atmosphere, with powered and unpowered sites available, plus a friendly kiosk for when you run out of ice. Book here.

Noosa North ShoreImage: Visit Noosa