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Explore Australia

May 23, 2019
Explore Australia

Stay the Night

When the holiday season starts to roll around, it’s life’s way of letting you know that it’s time to get away from the hustle and bustle of city living and to treat yourself to a few days on the road. If you want to take a break from your usual camping routine, then check out our recommended unique camping and caravanning spots that you may not have considered.

After all, isn’t travelling all about leaving no stone unturned? Check out our top three unique camping and caravanning spots below and this year, try taking the path less travelled by.

Cape Conran, Gippsland VIC

Cape Conran is a beautiful sea-side town that sweeps across the east and west capes and features the breathtaking Salmon Rocks. But it’s not just the oceanic sites that makes this place a must whilst travelling along this stunning shoreline, it’s the wildlife that keeps travellers coming back for more.

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The Cape Conran campgrounds (also known as Banksia Bluff) are just 100 m from the beach and offer beautiful timber lodges and cabins. There are also 135 campsites ranging in size across the site. Cape Conran is just an hour’s drive past Lake’s Entrance and is one place you definitely won’t regret visiting.

Blue Lake, Mount Gambier SA

Blue Lake is home to the last volcanic eruption on mainland Australia, and with it unlikely to erupt again, it’s one place you certainly won’t want to miss. With its beautiful deep cobalt blue colour and its terrific views, this lake in Mount Gambier is only one of two crater lakes that still exist in the area.

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Image credit: Evolving Images, Destination NSW

If you’re planning on staying for a few nights, the BIG4 Blue Lake Holiday Park is located on top of this world-famous lake and offers guests an ensuite site, as well as powered, and unpowered sites.

Newnes, NSW

If you’re one of those people that have ‘been there – done that’ when it comes to the Blue Mountains, then have you considered diverting your attention just a little further north? Not much more than an hour away is the small town of Newnes, most famously known for its abandoned oil shale mines.

But what was once an old railway line, is now a cave home to various species of glow worms. Charge your head torches and get ready to enter the glow-in-the-dark tunnel that becomes illuminated by thousands of glow worms come dusk. Once you reach the darkest part of the tunnel, turn your torch off and prepare to be amazed.

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If you’re wanting to stay for a few days at a time, the Newnes Campground is a free and relaxed, car-accessible campground. But beware – it is first in, best dressed when it comes to finding a camping spot.