We’ve rounded up some of the country’s most stunning and remote campsites destinations for those who love camping and want a few vanlife experiences. In case you weren’t aware, vanlifers are people who live full-time in their vans, or campervans as they’re sometimes called in Australia.
Australia is a country that’s not just known for its iconic landscapes, amazing food and beaches. Well, if you’re an outdoor enthusiast like we are, then you know that this country is one of the best in the world when it comes to spending time outdoors.
They might have a bed inside so they don’t feel like they’re sleeping outside but they still have plenty of space outside their home where they can enjoy nature and get some fresh air. Whether you love exploring new places or just love staying in one place longer than necessary.
Day trip to the Blue Mountains
One of the most iconic Australian destinations is the iconic Blue Mountains. If you’re looking to go on a day trip while you’re living a vanlife experiences in Australia, this is the place. This stunning range of mountains is a popular tourist attraction and is perfectly accessible by car.
If you’re interested in hiking the mountains, you should definitely check out the Blue Mountains Hiking Trail. The trail is open all year round and offers an easy 3.5 km loop trail with gorgeous views.
The Blue Mountains are home to one of Australia’s most famous shrines, the Shrine of Remembrance. This shrine is a national monument that honours Australians who have lost their lives in service for their country.
Stay on Bondi Beach in Sydney
When you’re in Sydney, there’s so much to do. You can see the iconic Sydney Opera House or you can spend time at the beach and soak up the sun. If you’re staying in a van on Bondi Beach, you’ll be in the perfect position to do both. Bondi Beach is one of Sydney’s most iconic beaches and it’s where you’ll find famous Australian surfers. Sure, it might be chilly in winter but there’s so much to do in summer.
You can go swimming, surfing, walking along the beach, or just hanging out in the sand. If you’re interested in seeing more of the city, you can take a day trip to visit the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, or you can take a road trip to see some other beautiful Australian landmarks, like the Great Barrier Reef or Uluru.
Explore the Red Centre in Australia’s Outback
If you want to see some of the most beautiful and remote parts of Australia, you should definitely go off the beaten path and head to the Red Centre. This region is the heartland of the Australian outback and is home to some of the most stunning landscapes in the country.
If you’re interested in exploring the outback, you’ll need a four-wheel-drive vehicle, which is an expensive investment, but totally worth it in our opinion. You can explore the outback on your own or book a tour with a company offering vanlife experiences in Australia. We recommend Khuri Desert Adventures for fantastic vanlife experiences.
The Red Centre is famous for its deserts, but also has amazing rainforests, mountains, rivers, lakes, and beaches. If you want to experience something totally different, you can head to the centre of the country and see something completely new. The Red Centre is home to the lowest point in Australia, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can experience this by exploring the different caves and ancient Aboriginal artwork in the region.
Camp at the Footscray Caravan and Camping Festival
The Footscray Caravan and Camping Festival is an annual event that’s centred on camping and caravanning. It’s one of the largest caravans festivals in the world and is held in Victoria, Australia. If you love vanlife experiences and are looking for a place to camp while you’re in the country, you should definitely check it out.
The festival is held in late November and early December and there are many free campsites that are open to everyone. You can also expect plenty of food trucks, live music, and entertainment for all ages. You’ll find plenty of information about the festival on Facebook, but you can also check out the website for more information.
Since the festival is centred around camping and caravans, you’ll find plenty of vendors selling everything from camping gear to food. If you want to make the most of your experience, you should check out the city tours that are offered at the festival. You can explore the city on foot, by bus, or by bike. You can also enjoy free activities like art workshops, games, and music events.
Boner Camping in Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula
If you love nature and experiencing the great outdoors, you should definitely go camping in the Great Otway Desert National Park in Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. The Great Otway Desert National Park is home to some of the most stunningly beautiful landscapes in the country and the Desert Nature Walk is a popular walking trail.
You can explore the Great Otway Desert Desert Walk and walk along a boardwalk that crosses the sand dunes. While you’re walking along the boardwalk, you can also enjoy bird watching and see different species of birds. The walk takes about 2 hours and is a great way to spend a day in nature.
If you want to experience something completely different, you can also go kayaking through the mangroves or head to the zoo, where you can see native Australian wildlife like kangaroos, koalas, and wombats.
End your vanlife experiences with a day of surfing at Bells Beach
Bells Beach is one of the most famous surf spots in the world and also one of the most remote. Basically, you’ll need a 4WD vehicle with high clearance to get there. If you love surfing and want to experience some of the most remote waves in the world, this is the place for you.
You can access the waves by boat or by foot but it’s better to go there by 4WD vehicle. You can explore the coast by boat, walk to the remote coves, or enjoy surfing in the waves.
If you love surfing, you can also try learning to surf, which is a bit harder than surfing on the beach, but a lot more rewarding. You can also try surfing with a different technique to experience the waves from a different perspective.