Nicola McClean discovers the best winter camping spots in Australia.
Travelling in winter means fewer crowds, calmer water and in some parts of Australia, dry season. Pack your warmest sleeping bags and beanies, and get ready to rug up in the south. Or it’s time to strip down if you’re heading north.
The best places to camp near Sydney in winter
Snowy River Holiday Park
Take the whole family, fur babies too, on a charming winter holiday to the only holiday park on NSW’s Snowy River. Sitting on two hectares of land adjoining the river, this park is perfect for snow-loving families, with a range of accommodation options from cabins to unpowered sites, plus a drying room for little shredders to unload their gear before rugging up for a cosy night in.
While the snow season is running for Thredbo and Perisher, winter camping is perfect for skiing and snowboarding families. After a day tackling the slopes, Discovery Parks – Jindabyne’s under-floor heating in the amenities block will warm up little snow bunnies. The games room is perfect for occupying them post-ski. Mums and dads can melt away sore musceles in the spa and sauna.