With summer already here, and ideal camping weather with it, Oztent, creators of the 30-second tent, did a little research on Australians and our camping habits. Most campers in Australia get out to sleep under the stars for about five days at a time, in both the bush and holiday parks. We’re pretty gnarly like that.

In the past year Australians spent about 10 million nights (collectively of course) sleeping in a tent, up by about 12% from the previous year.

From the same research, Oztent managed to compile a nice little top ten of Australian camping destinations. Have you managed to hit any yet? If not, this could be the best time of year to do it.

  1. Flinders Ranges, South Australia

  2. Blue Mountains, New South Wales

  3. Grampians, Victoria

  4. Fraser Island, Queensland

  5. Murray River, South Australia

  6. Wilsons Promontory, Victoria

  7. Cape York, Queensland

  8. Rainbow Beach, Queensland

  9. Byron Bay, New South Wales

  10. Simpson Desert, Western Australia

The next two are worth a mention too: Bruny Island, Tasmania and Kakadu, Northern Territory.

It’s cheap, invigorating, and it gets you much closer to this beautiful country of ours. Travelling Australia by tent is the way to go.