You don't need to pay for expensive caravan park camping on your
travels in Australia. However, you do need to know where it is ok to
camp for free and where it is not.
rule of the thumb is that you are not allowed to pull up and camp
for free on the land that belongs to national parks and Aboriginal
communities/shires, as well as the land that is privately owned. And
land has signs
which you should obey. The best way to find out where exactly is a
park or Aboriginal shire boundary is to use HEMA
They are the
comprehensive and detailed maps that you can use in Australia, and they
have all the national parks and Aboriginal land marked in detail.
That's about it. On the rest of the land, unless there is a 'no
camping' sign, you should be alright to camp.
But things can actually get even better than that.
In Australia, there are designated
FREE camping areas everywhere, and knowing them, and with
planning, you can travel around Australia camping for FREE as much as
Facilities vary. Some of the spots have showers, others only toilets,
some have drinking water and barbecues, others have not.
The best way to find out about
designated FREE camping spots in
Australia is to buy this excellent book. This is what we
using, and on all our trips it has saved us thousands of dollars! It
first seems not so cheap, but considering that one night at a
caravan park costs you $30-ish (when camping in a van), the book has paid for
three nights of camping on the free spots!
tells you exactly where the free spots are - there are lists as well as
maps that refer to the lists. It also tells you whether the spot has
showers, toilets, drinking water, picnic tables, fire place, barbecues,
shade, mobile phone coverage, and pet and disabled access. There is no better way to save
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