Not too long ago, deciding at the last minute before a busy public holiday to head off camping was a recipe for ending up in a noisy rest area by the side of a busy ride or on the worst spot at the edges of a public campground. However, a website like Youcamp has changed the way people can camp in Australia.
So what is our number one tip for finding a lovely campsite if you’ve left it until lunchtime on Friday?
Look for a property you like on Youcamp.com then contact the landholder! Youcamp hosts, operate at a small scale and try to accommodate guests at late notice and also those who have special requests. They also usually only have a few sites spread over hundreds of acres so they can often find an extra spot for the disorganised traveller. Youcamp encourages our hosts to deal with guests with good old fashioned country hospitality. At Youcamp HQ we often see enquiries from guests who can’t leave the city until late or aren’t experienced campers. Again and again we see that our hosts bend over backwards to assist campers, setting up tents, staying up well after dark to welcome late arrivals and some of our hosts will even provide campers with gear and meals.
Natural bridge retreat
A special camping experience can be enjoyed at this spectacular location on the QLD/NSW border. Lamington National Park adjoins this outrageously beautiful property that features the waterfall made famous by actress Laura Dern in the iconic Sunsilk shampoo commercial.View Property
Figtree camp mystery bay
Located a short stroll through the spotted gum forest to the beautiful waters of Mystery Bay beach on the NSW south coast. Figtree Camp is a family-owned and run working beef cattle farm on 100 acres of farmland looking towards Gulaga Mountain.View Property
Ellimatta is nestled down a quiet road in the heart of the King Valley wine region of northeast Victoria. We run a lifestyle property with some mischievous goats, a few cattle, a couple of horses, the customary chooks and 3 crazy dogs.View Property
Farm on Franklin
Campsites are alongside Franklin Rivulet- a picturesque tidal estuary in northern TAS. Farm on Franklin supports leisure activities such as fishing, kayaking, bushwalking, bird watching, oystering, wildlife spotting, egg collecting, pig: feeding; scratching; watching, and dog patting.View Property
Javis Estate Winery, Margaret River
Jarvis Estate is a family owned and run winery, with 50 acres of land and lovely sites near the vines. Only 10 minutes from town and walking distance to the Colonial Brewery or visit or cellar door and maybe get a chance to taste wine straight from the barrel.View Property