With landscapes that range from beachside glamour to outback desert, New South Wales, Australia, is the perfect place to get outdoors and pitch a tent. Here is a guide to some of the best places to do just that – from Mungo National Park to Depot Beach.
Cockatoo Island gives you the opportunity to try a more luxury level of camping in the middle of Sydney Harbour. Campers are provided with a pre-erected tent and sleeping gear (the level of luxury depends on which package you choose). Cockatoo Island was originally inhabited by the indigenous people of the Eora Nation and has since been a penal colony, a reform school for girls and a shipyard. This colourful history has given the island a reputation for being haunted, and if you’re here on a Saturday night, you can take a tour of its landmarks and learn about its history and rumoured paranormal activity. Awaken to front-row views of Sydney Harbour and enjoy coffee and breakfast at Marina Cafe and Bar in the former shipyard.