Living in Australia means a neverending list of adventure spots; whether you want to stay close to home or venture further away, you can quickly fill up your weekend calendar with epic camping destinations. With Father’s Day this coming Sunday, we felt it was an excellent opportunity to round up five of the best spots to go to with your Dad throughout the year!
The far South Coast of New South Wales is an immaculate collection of secluded beaches, national parks and tranquil waterways. The Shoalhaven region is home to Jervis Bay, a favourite stop-off for those wanting to make the most of the world-class surf and expansive bushlands. Take Dad for a stay at Green Patch Campsite, located within Booderee National Park, full of hikes, bike trails and stunning viewpoints. Spot kangaroos from your tent with the ocean as your natural soundtrack. If you plan ahead, between May and November is the perfect timing for some epic whale watching; with clifftop vantage points and various headlands, you can get the best coast view. Cheers with a cold one at the end of the day with Dad from our Premium Beer Gift Hamper - a fab selection of Australian beers and gourmet snacks to be enjoyed together.
If your Dad is an avid fisherman, Steep Point in Western Australia is the place to go for serious fishing, camping and four-wheel driving. Shelter Bay is a playground for adventure enthusiasts, one of the best on-shore fishing spots in the state, if not the country; with over 320 species of fish to catch, including Spanish mackerel, bluefin tuna and coral trout off the most Westerly point of Australia. Spend your days exploring the incredible white dunes and expansive pristine beaches before BBQing up your catch of the day! Pair your dinner with our new Wine of Australia Gift Hamper, including a bottle of Mt Yengo wine; choose between a refreshing Pinto Grigio or a rich Shiraz alongside sweet and savoury treats for the trip of a lifetime!
The Daintree Rainforest is always sitting high on our bucket list. A one-of-a-kind destination, this national park located in far Northern Queensland is recognised as a favourite destination by David Attenborough, so you know it will be spectacular. Become immersed in nature with your Dad, embark on the famous Dreamtime Walk and learn about the traditional culture of the Ngadiku people. Spend your time climbing Mount Alexandra, take a daytime cruise out upon the Daintree River or go horseback riding on the beach at sunset - you will never run out of things to do. Platypus Camp, Shambhala Campground and Mossman Creekside Farm Stay all come highly recommended. If you are really lucky, you will catch a sighting of the weird and wonderful Southern Cassowary, a rare and precious resident of this colourful corner of the earth. Don’t forget to pack our Ink Gin Hamper for some evening cocktails under the stars.
After some island living? Then North Stradbroke Island, a short ferry ride off Brisbane's coast, is your next camping holiday destination! Surprise your Dad with a trip to the Minjerribah Campground; the beachfront location is unparalleled, where you wake up to the turquoise waters and crystal white sand under your feet. The local flora and fauna is utterly beautiful; you will be surrounded by tropical palm trees, banksias and eucalyptus plants, meaning lots of koalas and other native wildlife. As the island lacks large predators of the mainland, there is a wide range of creatures to see, including the swamp wallabies, echidnas, bandicoots and the grey-headed flying fox. Set up at the beach and watch pods of dolphins and green turtles in the bay - it is pure paradise. Choose from traditional camp settings or upgrade to a glamping suite and enjoy the comforts of a luxurious stay. Bradbury’s Beach is home to a selection of eco island tents that include ensuites, kitchenettes and private outlooks. A great present for Dad’s trip is our Men’s Collection Gift Hamper, packed with all the travel essentials and more.
Get back to basics with Dad and venture to Victoria’s High Country. Here you can set up camp, sleep in a swag, go mountain biking, find swimming holes…the list goes on! Make the most of the great outdoors amongst various memorable spots dotted amongst the highlands. Limestone Creek is a secret spot tucked away from the other busier camps; you can get some real peace and quiet here, nestled amongst the beautiful alpine region; it is hard to beat the pure air and tranquillity that awaits you! Load the car with supplies, including our Gourmet Lord Byron Rum Hamper, ideal for a nightcap by the campfire.