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Camp grounds in Australia which offer a unique experience.

Horizons Kangaroo Sanctuary

Located in Queensland, 5 hour drive North of Brisbane. Discover the unique experience of the wild Kangaroos that live on the grounds.

They come and visit twice a day for a feeding, once in the morning and once at sunset.

It costs $30 for an unpowered site and $35 for a powered while we were there. The proceeds all went to the Kangaroos.

Garry the owner was very knowledgable and you could see his love for the roos.

He also offers a work and stay. If you are travelling full-time and don’t mind doing a bit of work on the property in exchange for a free stay this would be the perfect place.

It is on a 2 night minimum so you don’t have to stay too long.

Call 0749747783 to book.

Kangaroo looking away from camera
hands in heart shape with shells from shell beach western Australia

RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort

Located in Monkey Mia, Western Australia, 9 hour drive North of Perth.

Dolphin feeding happens in the mornings along the shoreline, with a guided talk to learn about the dolphins.

This park also has lots of wild emu that roam about freely.

The cost for this park will vary depending on if you’re an RAC member and the time of year.

As it is part of a national park there is also an entrance fee which is actually at the gate of the holiday park.

They did tell us that this went towards the dolphins however it was not mentioned to us by RAC.

Dales Campground

Located in Karijini National Park, Western Australia, 15 hour drive North east of Perth.

This campground has toilets but no showers unfortunately.

It is a short walk to Fern Pool and Fortescue Falls.

We stayed both here and in the Karijini Eco Resort. Although there was showers there it wasn’t worth the extra money. Staying at Dales is cheap and cheerful and super close to some of the falls. 

@Irishtravelgal_ at fern pool western Australia
two buffalos eating hay

Katherine Farmstay

Located in Katherine, Northern Territory, 3 hour drive south of Darwin.

This family run farm stay has lots of animals on the land, and all the basic amenities.

Its a great place to stop to break up the drive to or from Darwin.

Call 0421381378 to book.


Cape Range National Park

Located on the Ningaloo coast in Western Australia, 14 hour drive North of Perth.

Cape Range offers lots of campsites along the beach front where you can fish, snorkel, kayak and enjoy the wildlife in the ocean.

You will need to pay the national park entrance fee at $17 per car as well as for the camp ground.

As these are national park campgrounds they are usually quite cheap.

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