There's nothing like a secluded getaway - just you, your campervan and a sense of adventure. But what if you get there and realise there is no power for your essentials?
That's why we've put together this list of the 13 best secluded camping sites around Australia where you will need to pack Portable Power. Be that: solar panels and/or an Inverter Generator. So what are you waiting for? Choose a spot, pack your kit and get on the road!
1. Johanna Beach, Great Ocean Walk, Victoria
Enjoy everything the Australian coastline has to offer along the spectacular Great Ocean Road. Near the 12 Apostles, there are drive-in campsites and hikers' sites if you're stopping on the Great Ocean Walk. Johanna Beach is well worth a stop.
2. Southern Ocean Beach, Coorong National Park, SA
You might need a 4WD to get there, but we promise it's worth it. This isolated beach in Coorong National Park is 180km southeast of Adelaide and 140km long. Time it perfectly to watch migratory birds on the wetlands and marvel at the changing colour of the dunes with dawn and dusk.
3. Conto's Field campground, Leeuwin Naturaliste NP, WA
Whether you're guzzling wine in some of the country's top wineries or trekking the Cape to Cape Track, you can't afford to miss a few nights at this spectacular campsite located just 20km south of Margaret River. Along with the unforgettable views, enjoy a spot of fishing and who knows, you might catch a salmon or two for dinner.
4. Cave Beach, Booderee NP, NSW
Situated in the jointly Aboriginal-managed Booderee National Park, this campsite is a 3-hour drive south of Sydney and surrounded by picture perfect wilderness. The secluded beach is ideal for beginner's surfing and free from crowds. We won't tell if you don't... (image courtesy of Destination NSW)
5. Yuraygir National Park, NSW
Fact: This park is the longest expanse of undeveloped coastline in NSW, stretching 60km along the northeast coast. So where do you camp? We say you can't go past the campsite near Angourie beach with its calm lagoons, hidden beaches, canoeing, surfing and walking trails.
6. Tooloom Falls, Tooloom National Park, NSW
Trying to get away from it all? Head to Tooloom Falls campground. Located deep within the Tooloom National Park, more than 600km north of Sydney, the site is surrounded by walking tracks, clear water streams and creeks for fishing.
7. Stoney Park, Telegraph Point, NSW
Simply a must-visit for lovers of water sports. Just north of Port Macquarie, Stoney Park provides jet skiing, water skiing and canoeing. If you want to stay on dry land, the labyrinth of cycling and bush walking tracks will have you in a spin.
8. The Grampians NP, Victoria
There are no words to describe The Grampians, but we'll try anyway...magnificent summits, breath-taking lookouts, refreshing waterfalls, treks through lush bushland and forests, rock climbing and much more. The Grampians is an adventure lover's paradise. There are heaps of campsites and we couldn't pick just one, so get out there and explore!
Here are some more to discover:
9. Nina Bay, Hinchinbrook Island NP, Queensland
10. Flinders Range NP, South Australia
11. Snowy River NP, Victoria
12. Prevelly Park Beach Resort, Margaret River, Western Australia
13. Halls Peak campground, Oxley Wild Rivers NP, New South Wales
Happy camping. Oh and don't forget your generator! Here is our best selling camping generator, the Yamaha EF2000iS inverter generator:
DISCLAIMER* Please note, this advice is general in nature and we strongly recommend consulting the product manual and where relevant, a professional installer.