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Best Campgrounds in the Australian Capital Territory

Australia’s capital territory is perfect for those wanting to incorporate a little history and culture into their camping trip. Home of some of the best museums and historical sites in Australia, the ACT is also a great location to enjoy cultural and entertainment events.

The Hema Maps Where to Camp Guide Australia, particularly page 113, outlines where you can camp in the ACT.

Set up camp at one of these locations and use it as a base from which to explore attractions such as the Australian National Botanic Gardens, Lake Burley Griffin, Namadgi National Park or the not-so-far Tumut River.

For those seeking a more educational trip, head to the Australian War Memorial, the National Museum of Australia or the child-friendly Questacon.

Here are a few camps from which to choose and the facilities they offer:

  • Alivio Tourist Park Canberra: This is a commercial tourist park offering many facilities, such as a playground, laundry, swimming pool, ensuite sites and a dump point. This location is camper trailer, tent and caravan-friendly.
  • Blue Range Hut Camping Area: For something a little more rugged, consider this camping location. Only tents are permitted, and fees do apply. Facilities include accessible toilets, showers, shelter and electric barbecues.
  • Cotter Campground: This ground is suitable for tents only. It offers showers, sheltered eating areas, electric barbecues, toilets and bins.
  • Epic Exhibition Park in Canberra: This park is camper trailer, caravan and tent-friendly. It offers a laundry, toilets, showers, powered sites and a dump point.
  • Honeysuckle Camping Area: This is a more rustic location, offering facilities for tents and camper trailers only. Campfires are permitted.
  • Orroral Camping Area: Pull up here to enjoy open campfires, 4WD tracks, and wood barbecues. Only tents and camper trailers are permitted.
  • Woods Reserve Recreation Area: This location offers accessible toilets, wood and electric barbecues, sheltered eating areas, showers and bins. It is open to tents only and you’re free to bring your on-lead pet.

Hema Maps Where to Camp

Don’t forget to take a copy of the Hema Maps Where to Camp Guide Australia, which contains details of more than 5500 campsites and caravan parks on 180 pages of detailed maps covering the entire length and breadth of our great land.

There’s so much to see and do—have fun, safe travels and happy camping.

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1 comment

  • John: May 29, 2023

    No one is a bigger fan of what the ACT has to offer than me, but for info: there are no showers at Blue Range, Cotter has van and RV space and is not tent only (and is lovely), and Honeysuckle camp ground is currently closed.

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