Top-10 List: Our Favourite Cheap or Free Campsites of Australia

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This list is our own personal top-ten cheap or free campsites we have seen in our travels around Australia, mostly from our 2008 around Australia trip.

1. Friends and Family, AUSTRALIA

Staying with friends and family when travelling around Australia gave us a great break from the van, but also some home cooked meals and a local tour guide.

2. Mildura Billabong, VIC

Mildura Billabong camping

Our first free camp on our 2008 Around Oz trip, we stayed next to this quiet billabong just outside of Mildura.

3. Noah Beach, QLD

Sunset Cape Trib

We camped among the trees next to Noah Beach on Cape Tribulation, Queensland, Australia

4. Pildappa Rock

20200325 Pildappa Rock

Pildappa Rock is a quieter version of Wave Rock in WA. We stayed a couple of nights and essentially had the place to ourselves.

5. Kangaroo Valley, NSW

Kangaroo Valley camping

6. Galena Bridge

Galena Bridge

7. Lake Tinaroo, QLD

Lake Tinaroo

8. Smalleys Beach, QLD

Smalleys Beach Kangaroo

Smalley’s Beach is in Cape Hillsborough National Park and is situated approximately 35 kilometres north of Mackay and is part of the Hibiscus Coast

9. Seaspray / 90 Mile Beach, VIC

90 mile beach seaspray

10. Coffin Bay NP

Coffin Bay

* Cheap or free campsites missing out on the top 10 are: Swifts Creek, VIC

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