As the weather heats up, many of us get to thinking about relaxing in cool, shady places – swimming, fishing or just watching the world go by from the comfort of a camp chair. Lucky for us, Australia has some seriously world-class waterways and GoSeeAustralia has a heap of parks nestled up nice and close to ‘em. Go exploring.
NSW offers a huge range of river camping, from the Murray on the state’s southern border to the Cudgegong River west of Newcastle. And wherever you go, there’s one thing you can count on – you’ll never want to leave!
We all know Queensland has outstanding beaches. But if you look a little further afield, you’ll discover some beautiful rivers that wind their way through the state, providing a welcome respite from the tropical heat.
Park up in Porepunkah by the beautiful Ovens River and try your hand at trout fishing, or watch the historic paddle steamers make their way down the Murray in Echuca. No matter which water-side pursuit takes your fancy, Victoria has you sorted.
From the mighty Murray River that meets the South Australian coast to the Finke River that winds through the country’s red centre, there’s an abundance shady river bends to unwind by in this great southern land.
Tasmania is not only home to some of the country’s best wild rivers, it also boasts the best fly fishing this side of the channel. So why not beat the heat, head south and pitch up riverside?
Everything’s a bit wilder in the North and the NT’s rivers are no exception. Whether you want to go croc spotting, cool down in a pristine water hole or cruise along emerald green waters, the NT is never a bad idea.
There’s a reason you’ve heard of the Margaret River: lining its banks is an abundance of wineries, forest trails and culinary delights. Do yourself a favour and get over there.