The Top 4 Camping Destinations Near to Sydney

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Laid back camping and campervanning vacations are a great way to plan a cheap getaway in a stunning natural location and to reconnect with the great outdoors. Unfortunately, finding secluded camping spots around a big city like Sydney can be a difficult task. The following guide lists a range of very different camping locations near to Sydney, with options to suit all holiday preferences and budgets:

1) Durras Beach

For an action packed adventure, Durras Beach is difficult to beat. The beautiful beach and surrounding landscape offers campers access to many fun activities, such as mountain biking, trekking, canoeing, surfing, and much more. You can also get up close and personal with a wide range of native wildlife, including possums, iguanas, kangaroos, and a spectacular array of birdlife.

2) Cockatoo Island
Camping is not often considered the most glamorous of excursions, but for those planning a romantic getaway for two, Cockatoo Island could add an edge of luxury to any camping trip. Your tent, bedding, towels, sun loungers, lanterns, and all other necessary gear will be set up ready for you to arrive, which means that you can spend all your time enjoying the local surroundings. There is an onsite island bar where guests can enjoy cocktails and a nearby harbour that is perfect for moonlit walks.

3) Cox's River
For a more traditional camping experience with a rugged twist, Cox's river offers a taste of true Australian wilderness within the setting of the Blue Mountains national park. The site is completely free to use, though amenities are limited to pit toilets, water, and some picnic tables. It is important to go to Cox's River well prepared, and preferably with an experienced camper. Bush trails, trout fishing, and river swimming are just a couple of the rural, back to basics activities you can enjoy their.

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4) Lake Macquarie
Lake Macquarie is a great choice if you want a laid back family vacation. The site provides campers with hot showers, toilets, and laundry facilities on site, so the area is ideal if you are planning on enjoying an extended stay. As well as tent and campervan plots, Lake Macquarie is also built up with some comfortable cabins. All the traditional camping activities are accounted for, with local fishing, sailing, canoeing, bushwalking, rock climbing and even horse riding available nearby. If there are culture lovers or wine enthusiasts among your party, then the Hunter Valley Wine Region is situated in close proximity.

Whether you want to experience the real Australian bush, have a relaxed family getaway, or find a romantic spot for two, there are plenty of destinations within driving distance of Sydney for you to choose from. Wherever you choose to go camping, whether in a tent, campervan, or cabin, these rural vacations are a great way to escape to calmer places and spend quality time with friends and family.

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