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Community Favourites: Let’s Go’s Top Winter Camping Destinations 

Category: Inspiration, MDRTNT, News, Date: 8 May 2024

As the chilly winds begin to roll in, the allure of a winter getaway grows stronger for the avid caravan and camping enthusiast. Our members have shared their favourite winter camping destinations, showcasing a mix of sun-soaked beaches and crisp mountain escapes. Whether you’re looking to relax by the seashore or explore frosty forest trails, a winter camping holiday offers unique opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors in a new light. Join us as we explore some of our members favourite places to set up camp and make lasting memories amidst the beauty of winter.

1. Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays

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Anne L adores Airlie Beach at wintertime for its vibrant atmosphere and stunning natural scenery. This gateway to the Whitsunday Islands offers opportunities for snorkeling, sailing, and just relaxing on its beautiful beaches, making it an excellent winter camping getaway from the colder southern temperatures.

2. Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

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Bob M recommends Cradle Mountain for those who enjoy the crisp air and snowy landscapes during winter. With activities like hiking the Overland Track and viewing native wildlife in their winter element, this destination offers a rugged yet picturesque winter camping experience, especially cozy if explored from the comfort of a heated Winnebago! Magi H loves anywhere in Tassie for a winter adventure and Irishtown CC recommends the stunning Scamander Sanctuary!

3. South West Rocks, New South Wales

South West Rocks offers a combination of historical sites and stunning natural beauty. Tracey S describes Trail Bay Beach as ‘paradise’ at wintertime. Here you can enjoy the area for its relaxed vibe, with activities like fishing, diving at Fish Rock Cave, and exploring the historic Trial Bay Gaol.

4. Northern Territory

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The Northern Territory, recommended by Cheryel H, offers a dramatic contrast to the typical Australian winter camping experience. Explore iconic landmarks like Uluru, the Olgas, and the MacDonnell Ranges without the extreme heat of summer. The dry, sunny days are perfect for hiking and learning about the rich indigenous culture. Susan S loves a winter getaway to Darwin, where you can enjoy the lush national parks and beautiful beaches. Visit Tourism Northern Territory to plan your winter adventure.

5. Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

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Empty_nestadventures and Karen S love Ningaloo Reef for its exceptional snorkeling and diving. Winter is the perfect time to swim with whale sharks or explore the coral gardens without the crowds of peak tourist seasons. It is also wildflower season and the Northwest Cape bursts into vibrant colors from July to October.

6. Cairns, Queensland

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Known for its tropical climate, Cairns is a fantastic winter camping destination. Peter G appreciates the ability to enjoy outdoor activities like hot air ballooning, reef tours, and rainforest hikes in the mild winter weather. Glenda S is happy with a winter escape “anywhere North” for the warmer, sunnier weather! If you’re planning a winter escape in Northern Australia, check out Discovery’s ‘Holiday, in the North’ campaign for special offers!

7. Halls Gap, Victoria

Nestled in the heart of the Grampians National Park, Halls Gap is an ideal winter camping destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. The beautiful, dramatic peaks, wild bushland and cozy nights under starlit skies make this region a winter favourite for Susan S.

8. Agnes Waters, Queensland

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As the northernmost surfing beach on the east coast of Australia, Agnes Waters is, according to Veronica P, a hidden gem. The area has a laid-back atmosphere and the beautiful discovery of the Great Barrier Reef and surrounding national parks, make this a great choice for a winter camping escape.

9. Snowy Mountains, New South Wales

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The Snowy Mountains are a premier winter camping destination, offering some of the best opportunities for snow sports in Australia. From skiing and snowboarding to cozy nights by the fire, Derek B enjoys the mix of adventure and relaxation available at NRMA Jindabyne Holiday Park in the heart of the Snowies.

10. And one from us! Adelaide Hills, South Australia

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At Let’s Go Caravan and Camping, we love a winter camping adventure in South Australia! Winter in the Adelaide Hills offers a uniquely enchanting escape for campers. As temperatures drop, this region transforms into a cool-climate haven, with misty mornings and crisp air that enhance the lush, rolling landscapes. The hills are alive with the possibility of exploring cozy country towns, local wineries offering fireside tastings, and scenic trails that are particularly magical under the soft winter light.

Each of these destinations has its unique charm and array of activities, ensuring that every winter holiday is as adventurous or relaxing as you wish. Grab your gear and set off to explore these wonderful spots, recommended by our community for your next caravan and camping adventure.

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