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With the borders between our states finally open, now is great time to discover the beauty of Australia. You can drive around for a day trip or take the tent and set up for a while, get immersed in the surroundings and dive deep in nature. 

Whether you’re bringing the kids or having some quiet exploration time, we’ve put a list together of eight spots to visit. 

1. Rapid Bay, SA

Set between a cliff and a jetty lays tranquil Rapid Bay. Less than a two-hour drive from Adelaide, Rapid Bay is a great place to spend the weekend on the water, kicking a ball around on the local oval or relaxing on the sandy beach. With shared barbecues onsite and plenty of grass to roam around, it’s a must-visit if you’re wanting to see the beauty of South Australia. If you’re feeling more adventurous, you can even go scuba diving off the jetty.

 

2. Kakadu, NT

Connect with the heart of Australia and watch the stunning changes of our landscape throughout dusk and dawn. Kakadu has many campgrounds you can visit by car, caravan or camper trailer and experience the magic of the region. The strong contrast between the red dirt throughout the Northern Territory and the waterfalls and wetlands is a truly unique experience. Spend your time bird watching, admiring Aboriginal art and chasing waterfalls in the iconic Kakadu. 

3. Narawntapu National Park, TAS

Filled with an abundance of wildlife, including a variety of birds, wallabies and kangaroos, the Narawntapu National Park is a Tassie must-visit. Relax at Bakers Beach, soak up the glorious views at Archers Knob and wander around the Springlawn Nature Walk. Next time you’re in Tasmania, make sure you add this to the to-do list! 

 

4. Green Patch, NSW

Idyllic for families and smaller groups, the campsites at Green Patch in Jervis Bay territory are positioned in natural settings and near a lagoon. With fresh water, hot showers, and sheltered barbecues, don’t leave this spot off your list of Aussie adventures. There are also a number of walks and trails so you can take your time to explore the local flora and fauna.

5. Barmah National Park, VIC

Located in the Hume region of Victoria, you’ll be blown away by the forests and waterways of the Barmah National Park. Bring your fishing rod, rent a canoe and even try horse riding! Just under 3 hour's drive from Melbourne allows you to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and connect with nature.

 

6. Swamp Bay (Conway National Park, Whitsundays), QLD

Calling all beach lovers! Swamp Bay is a picturesque pebbly beach-side camping ground. It’s a magical area to enjoy a picnic for the day or stay a while and discover why the Whitsundays are the place to be. Make sure you don't miss this secluded spot.

 

7. Coffin Bay National Park, SA

Scuba diving, boating and of course oysters make Coffin Bay National Park an absolute must visit when you’re in South Australia. You can walk along the pristine beaches, explore bush walking trails and sand dunes. Pitch a tent and relax on the sandy beach - Coffin Bay will certainly leave a lasting impression!

 

8. Dales Campground (Karijini), WA

Located in north-east Western Australia, Dales Campground is the epitome of beauty with waterfalls, terraced cliffs, red rock and green ferns. Make sure to pack your walking boots and picnic hampers so you can soak up the surroundings. You can also show off your photography skills by capturing the stunning views of Fortescue Falls near the campground.

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