Looking for a spot for your next camping adventure? Here are five of our favourite spots around Australia to slip away for a while and sink a line.
Cylinder Beach, Stradbroke Island, Queensland
An awesome spot to pitch a tent is over on Stradbroke Island, at Cylinder Beach. Cylinder Beach is known for its cracking beach fishing, with many other great fishing spots scattered around the island. We would also recommend checking out Flinders Beach and Main Beach while you are set up on Straddie.
Mimosa Rocks National Park, New South Wales
Picnic Point campground in Mimosa Rocks National Parks is a great spot on the Sapphire Coastline. The campground is tucked away between two beaches, making it the perfect spot to base yourself for a weekend of beach fishing. It is also a great beach for a dip at the end of the day!
Lake Moogerah, Queensland
If you prefer to camp away from the coast, why not head inland to Lake Moogerah in the Scenic Rim, just minutes from Boonah. At Lake Moogerah Caravan Park you can camp right on the lakeshore, so that you can roll down to the lake at dawn and get ready for a day on the water. Lake Moogerah is a great place for fishing, boating and water sports.
Peaceful Bay, Western Australia
On the other side of Australia is Peaceful Bay, one of our favourite camping spots to sink a line. Peaceful Bay is about halfway between Walpole and Denmark and is terrific for fishing, bushwalking and 4WDing. It is a great spot to catch salmon between March and April.
Katarapko Creek, South Australia
Why not pull up at Katarapko Creek next time you need a Murray River escape? The campgrounds at Katarapko Creek are well spread out, so it can sometimes feel like you are in the middle of nowhere as you call it a day. Katarapko Creek is home to an abundance of native fish, so it is a top spot to reel in some golden perch. Don’t forget your net though, because there are plenty of yabbies in the creek! This also a fantastic spot for canoeing and kayaking.
By Kate Nutting