From the Whitsundays to Tasmania, Natasha Dragun discovers Australia’s best island camping. Pitch your tent by the sand and enjoy these 6 islands you can camp on.
75 Mile Beach, Fraser Island
It’s the world’s largest sand island, and the only place in the world where the rainforest grows directly from the sand. Fraser Island offers endless opportunities to pitch your tent by the water. For a little bit of luxury, however, book a stay at Beachcamp Eco Retreat. Island camping here consists of seven safari-style canvases just steps from 75 Mile Beach – a sand highway that runs the length of the island.
Lodgings are protected within a dingo fence, so you can sleep soundly while listening to the water lap the shore. Wake to tackle all manner of family-friendly activities, from fishing and stand-up paddleboarding to beach games and guided eco-tours.